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Archive: May, 2013

Utley hopes to be back in two weeks

Friday, May 24, 2013, 6:11 PM
The Phillies will take the field in Washington tonight to face the Nationals for the first time this season and with an opportunity to get to the .500 mark for the first time since April 14. They'll do so without their best hitter, of course. Chase Utley was placed on the 15-day disabled list with... Read more

Nate McLouth dodges flying drink

Friday, May 24, 2013, 1:48 PM
Nate McLouth made an amazing catch during Thursday night’s Orioles/ Blue Jays game, diving into the stands at the Rogers Centre to catch a foul ball hit by Toronto’s Colby Rasmus. McLouth was able to secure the catch while spilling over the wall into the crowd along the third base line... Read more

When will we see Utley back on the field?

Friday, May 24, 2013, 12:55 PM
Last night, the Phillies confirmed what most fans have suspected all week—Chase Utley is indeed heading to the 15-day DL with a mild oblique strain. The organization quickly stated that the expect the second baseman back after those 15 days—yet on this morning’s television broadcasts... Read more

Michael Martinez returns to majors

Friday, May 24, 2013, 9:59 AM
WASHINGTON — When the Phillies evaluated potential roster replacements for Chase Utley on Wednesday, team officials said a middle infielder was not a priority. Freddy Galvis, obviously, will assume the majority of Utley's at-bats. Kevin Frandsen can play second and third, so if a shortstop was... Read more

Pirates' Brandon Inge comes to work in full hockey gear

Friday, May 24, 2013, 5:48 AM
The Pittsburgh Pirates are big on supporting the Pittsburgh Penguins when it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The team had plans to wear Penguins jerseys as they began a road trip to Milwaukee and Detroit to support their city’s hockey team, but third baseman Brandon Inge took it a bit further... Read more

Mike Adams throws, bumped to Sunday return

Friday, May 24, 2013, 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Rich Dubee wanted Mike Adams to appear in a minor-league game before his activation from the disabled list. After throwing to hitters Friday in Clearwater, Fla., the Phillies decided that was unnecessary. Adams (back strain) will be activated Sunday, the first day he is eligible... Read more

Should the Phillies be buyers at the trade deadline?

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:25 PM
The Phillies are off to a slow start and it has a lot of people talking about the team being sellers at the trade deadline. ESPN’s SweetSpot blog from David Schoenfield presents the counter argument with 10 reasons why the Phillies should really be buyers. One of the most important reasons... Read more

Mike Stutes rejoins Phillies bullpen

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4:01 PM
Thirteen months removed from his last major-league appearance, Mike Stutes is back in the Phillies bullpen. The 26-year-old righthander was recalled Thursday and will join the team for Friday's series opener in Washington. He replaces Phillippe Aumont, who was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley to... Read more

Is it time to trade Cliff Lee?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 4:56 PM
Phillies fans have been in love with Cliff Lee from the start, but he really sealed the deal when he turned down a $148 million contract from the Yankees and opted for a smaller contract with the Phillies. In fact, the first time I drew Lee in a cartoon, it featured him being covered with female... Read more

Jeremy Affeldt tells deeply personal story in new book

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 2:47 PM
Jeremy Affeldt had an issue each time he'd come to play in the Bay Area: he couldn't leave his hotel room. Or, more accurately, he wouldn't, due to a severe case of self-described homophobia. Affeldt, a Christian, discusses this time of his life in his new book, in which he also describes his evolution... Read more
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