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Archive: June, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals still in Power Rankings spotlight

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 9:40 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals are at it again. They are still the top team in baseball, without question. But for how long? The Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox are continuing to battle for the top spot as well, but that shouldn't come as a surprise. What is surprising is the eight-game winning streak... Read more

Utley to rehab at Reading

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 1:19 PM
As expected Chase Utley will begin a rehab assignment tonight at Double-A Reading. Manager Charlie Manuel said Utley was originally going to go on Tuesday, but due to the inclement weather, decided to hold off. There is no word how long the assignment would be, but Utley and general manager Ruben... Read more

Nationals' Jayson Werth wants to 'eat somebody's face'

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 11:58 AM
Jayson Werth may be playing for arguably the Phillies' biggest rival, but he keeps giving gifts to Philadelphia fans. The Phillies' 4-2 win over the Nationals on Tuesday means that the two teams are tied for second place in the NL East, seven games back of the Atlanta Braves. Suffice to say Werth... Read more

Carlos Ruiz says his swing feels surprisingly good. He's back tonight.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 5:14 PM
It is easy to forget that Carlos Ruiz hit .325/.394/.540 with 16 home runs in 372 at bats last season, mostly because it far surpassed his best season up to that point (.302/.400/.447 with eight home runs in 371 at bats in 2010). The Phillies are not expecting the kind of production out of their catcher... Read more

Phillies activate catcher Carlos Ruiz

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 1:58 PM
Catcher Carlos Ruiz, who was originally supposed to spend two days in Reading on rehab assignments, has instead been activated today from the disabled list by the Phillies. To make room for him catcher Steven Lerud has been optioned to Lehigh Valley. Ruiz, on the disabled list since May 21 with a... Read more

Lee: 'I want to win and I want to win here'

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:54 AM
Cliff Lee doesn’t give into hitters and he is not backing off comments that he made during the Phillies last road trip that some construed as a trade request. Lee said following a 3-2 win at Minnesota on June 13 that he wants to compete for a World Series title. When asked if he wanted to remain... Read more

Roster problems forced Manuel to burn his bench players

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 12:47 PM
It was a 5-4 walk-off win against a divisional rival, a great way to start a six-game homestand for a team that had just endured a 3-7 road trip. And still, the Phillies' roster limitations were on display. It was the bottom of the ninth and manager Charlie Manuel was out of bench players. Not because... Read more

Non-local sports writer backs Phillies fans booing Jayson Werth

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 12:05 PM
Okay, I have to admit up front that I grew up in D.C. and have something of an affinity for the baseball team that's currently in town playing the Phillies. But a lot of you follow me on Twitter, or have been in my Phillies game chats over the years, and you know that I'm a steadfast defender of Philadelphia... Read more

Video: Rich Hofmann's three big questions

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:54 AM
The Philadelphia Daily News' Rich Hofmann talks to CineSport's Noah Coslov about the Phillies timeline to deal Jonathan Papelbon & others and if the Sixers should hire a coach before the draft? Read more

Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn't "do" five-year plans, but the Phillies need a good one

Monday, June 17, 2013, 7:53 PM
Any professional who talks to the media about his area of expertise is succeptible to a certain level of contrarianism. Legend has it that even God the Creator once answered a question with the words, "I don't know if 'rest' is the word I'd use to describe that seventh day, but. . ." So when the man... Read more
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