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Archive: June, 2013

Ruben Amaro Caption Contest

Monday, June 17, 2013, 12:34 PM
It's time once again for you to write the caption to Rob Tornoe's latest sports cartoon. Post your best ideas in the comments, and like the ones you think should win. Rob will pick the best and we'll announce the results on Friday. Read more

Lannan returns with workmanlike effort

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 12:38 AM
Lost in the light of Domonic Brown’s first career walk-off hit and Ryan Howard’s first home run in 71 plate appearances, was a fairly gritty effort by John Lannan. The Phillies lefthander, making his first start since suffering a strained quad tendon in his left knee on April 17, pitched... Read more

Game 71; Welcoming the Nationals

Monday, June 17, 2013, 3:28 PM
The Phillies and Washington Nationals have only played each other three times this season, which means there are 16 games left between these two N. L. East rivals. The Nationals won two of three on Memorial Day weekend in Washington. In the understatement of the year, both teams have been disappointing... Read more

Phillies fan auctions off toupee-less photo of Chris Wheeler

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 4:29 PM
Some fans really do not like Phillies announcer, Chris “Wheels” Wheeler. One fan dislikes the broadcaster so much, that he is auctioning off a vintage picture of Wheels from the 1970s before he starting wearing a toupee. The black and white photo is from when Wheels was still working as... Read more

Chase Utley feels 'good' after first live swings

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 5:56 PM
DENVER — The tedious process of returning from an oblique injury rambles forward for Chase Utley. He took batting practice with his teammates Friday and Saturday for the first time since injuring his midsection on a BP swing in Miami last month. He reported no complications. "Good," Utley said... Read more

For one night, Ben Revere shines

Friday, June 14, 2013, 2:30 PM
DENVER — Ben Revere called it "fun." Charlie Manuel went beyond that. "That's the best game I've seen him play," Manuel said. "That's the best game I've seen him play so far, without a doubt." For one night, Revere fulfilled the Phillies' expectations for him in a 3-2 victory over Minnesota... Read more

23 draft picks sign contracts

Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:01 PM
DENVER — The Phillies have signed seven of their top 11 selections from last week's player draft, including their second- and third-round picks, the team said Friday. Andrew Knapp, a catcher from the University of California, signed for $1.03 million, according to Baseball America. Cord Sandberg... Read more

Following fifth straight loss, Phils make three moves

Thursday, June 13, 2013, 4:20 PM
Cesar Hernandez, out; Michael Martinez, in. Tyler Cloyd, out; John Lannan, in. Jake Diekman up. The Phillies won their fifth straight game a week ago at Miller Park. They enter play today at Target Field losers of five straight. And, thus, a small roster shakeup. Lannan, who made his second (and... Read more

Utley: a mid-June return is "realistic."

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 6:14 PM
It was 22 days ago in Miami when it was announced that Chase Utley was a last-minute scratch in the Phillies lineup with an injury to his right side. A few days later he was placed on the DL with an oblique strain and the Phils estimated a 2-4 week timetable in his return. Utley, however, said he... Read more

Charlie Manuel as Sisyphus

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 1:59 PM
Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra, and according to Greek mythology, he was punished for being deceitful by being condemned to roll a boulder to the top of a mountain, only to watch it roll back down again and again. Going into last week, it looked like the Phillies might have their best shot at finally... Read more
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