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  1. Phillies walk off for the third consecutive game

    Aug 23, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies, perhaps coincidentally, have started to play better since firing long-time manager Charlie Manuel and replacing him with Ryne Sandberg. With tonight’s walk-off victory, their third consecutive walk-off, they have won five of their last six games. On Wednesday and Thursday, the Phillies victimized Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt, who we later found out was…

  2. Phillies’ downward spiral highlights cracks of riding success

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    ryan howard getty

    This is about the Philadelphia Phillies, but let’s start with the Chiefs. I have always been fascinated by the Kansas City Chiefs of the 1970s. You probably know that the Chiefs of the late 1960s and early 1970s were among the best teams in football. They played in Super Bowl I, and they won Super…

  3. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:47 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Dodgers 2: Jose Fernandez vs. Yasiel Puig in a potential Rookie of the Year matchup. Advantage: Fernandez, who allowed one earned run (two total) in six innings of work with eight strikeouts. He’s 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA and 156 Ks. The Dodgers dropped their second straight. Which hasn’t happened very often lately.…

  4. Dodgers’ 10-game winning streak snapped on pair of Hanley Ramirez errors

    Aug 18, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Los Angeles Dodgers

    When the Dodgers entered Philadelphia to open up a three-game set against the Phillies, the two teams were on wildly divergent paths. The Phillies had lost 19 of 24 games since the All-Star break while the Dodgers had won 23 of 26. In the first two games of the Phillies, they did exactly as they…

  5. Concussion ends Phillies prospect Tommy Joseph’s season

    Aug 8, 2013, 2:18 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph has been shut down for the remainder of the season after continuing to experience symptoms following a May concussion. Joseph was a second-round pick in 2009 and came over to the Phillies from the Giants in the Hunter Pence trade, but Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the…

  6. This is delicious: Ruben Amaro snaps at Jon Heyman

    Aug 1, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    Ruben Amaro Jr.

    Jon Heyman reported late last night that Ruben Amaro and the Phillies rebuffed Brian Cashman and the Yankees’ offers to obtain Michael Young and Carlos Ruiz. No biggie, right? Just a report about near-misses at the deadline, the likes of which we so often see. Ruben Amaro didn’t exactly brush it off, however, going on…

  7. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro will let 10-game homestand define team’s fate

    Jul 5, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    In a column posted earlier, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly wrote about Phillies GM Ruben Amaro using his team’s ten-game homestand leading into the All-Star break as the defining factor in the team’s “buyer” or “seller” status. After tonight’s opener, a victory against the Braves, they stand at 42-45, 7.5 games behind the first place…

  8. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 25, 2013, 5:18 AM EST

    Kyle Blanks

    Four games? Really? What, people were supposed to watch hockey or something? [Shut up, Calcaterra, hockey pays the bills around here — Ed.] Um, congratulations, Chicago Blackhawks! Padres 4, Phillies 3: Philly took a three-run lead into the bottom of the ninth with Cliff Lee still pitching a shutout when he began the inning.  Then…

  9. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 19, 2013, 6:47 AM EST

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Mets 4, Braves 3; Mets 6, Braves 1: New York Mets fans are hoping this is a glimpse of the future. Matt Harvey dominating in one game, Zack Wheeler dominating in the next. And, worth noting, Dillion Gee dominating in the game before those even if they did lose in the end. There’s so much…

  10. Phillies activate Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list

    Jun 18, 2013, 1:48 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v  Atlanta Braves

    Less than 48 hours ago manager Charlie Manuel was quoted as saying that Carlos Ruiz was “four or five days” away from rejoining the Phillies, but the catcher was just activated from the disabled list for tonight’s game. Ruiz returns after missing the past month with a hamstring injury and he’s played just 16 games…

  11. Carlos Ruiz expected to rejoin Phillies in “four or five days”

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v  Atlanta Braves

    Carlos Ruiz began a minor-league rehab assignment over the weekend at Triple-A, going 1-for-3 while playing seven innings behind the plate Sunday as he comes back from a hamstring injury. Asked about his recovery timetable, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told Owen Perkins of MLB.com: “He’ll be there about four or five days.” Ruiz has been…

  12. Carlos Ruiz to begin rehab assignment Saturday

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Carlos Ruiz is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, reports Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Ruiz has been sidelined since May 19 with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring. The plan calls for him to play with Lehigh Valley on Saturday and Sunday before taking the…

  13. Erik Kratz undergoes surgery on left knee, out 6-8 weeks

    Jun 12, 2013, 6:35 PM EST

    erik kratz getty

    From beat reporter Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer comes word that Phillies catcher Erik Kratz underwent surgery on Wednesday afternoon to fix a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. He’s expected to need 6-8 weeks of rest and rehab, which plots his return for sometime near late July or early August. Kratz suffered…

  14. Erik Kratz to undergo surgery for medial meniscus tear in knee

    Jun 10, 2013, 7:11 PM EST

    Erik Kratz Getty

    Phillies catcher Erik Kratz was placed on the disabled list yesterday with a left knee injury and it turns out that he’ll have to miss an extended period of time. According to CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies announced today that Kratz underwent an MRI which showed a medial meniscus tear. He’ll undergo surgery on the knee, after…

  15. Phillies place Erik Kratz on disabled list with knee injury

    Jun 9, 2013, 1:44 PM EST

    kratz getty

    As first reported by MLB.com beat reporter Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have placed catcher Erik Kratz on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury and purchased the contract of Steven Lerud from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to provide depth behind the plate. Kratz injured his knee Saturday in the Phillies’ loss to the Brewers.…

  16. Carlos Ruiz out 3-4 weeks with hamstring strain, Ryan Howard day-to-day with sore knee

    May 20, 2013, 6:44 PM EST

    Phillies Logo

    The Phillies placed reliever Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon due to a back injury, but the club is also dealing with some injuries to their everyday lineup. Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that Carlos Ruiz is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after he suffered a Grade 2 strain…

  17. Phillies place Mike Adams on the disabled list

    May 20, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Philadelphia has finally placed Mike Adams on the disabled list after the reliever remained on the active roster despite being unavailable with a back injury since May 12. Because he hasn’t pitched for more than a week and the DL stint is backdated Adams is eligible to return Sunday. In the meantime Humberto Quintero replaces…

  18. Phillies use wacky ninth inning to defeat Aroldis Chapman, Reds

    May 19, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    chapman getty

    The ninth inning of today’s Reds-Phillies series finale was full of statistical improbabilities. First, Delmon Young drew a four-pitch walk (yes, Delmon Young walked) against Aroldis Chapman. He was immediately replaced by pitcher and pinch-runner Cliff Lee. With Erik Kratz at the plate battling Chapman in a 2-2 count, the lefty reliever picked Lee off…

  19. Carlos Ruiz leaves game with strained right hamstring

    May 19, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

    carlos ruiz getty

    The Phillies might, yet again, be without starting catcher Carlos Ruiz for an extended period of time. Ruiz was lifted from Sunday afternoon’s game against the Reds after straining his right hamstring while running the bases in the bottom of the second inning. Ruiz will presumably be placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, and…

  20. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 29, 2013, 5:40 AM EST

    Russell Martin

    Pirates 9, Cardinals 0: Two homers for Russell Martin and a strong start from Jeff Locke. The Pirates — the Pittsburgh Pirates — are in first place in the National League Central. This goes with the Royals being in first place in the AL Central. I predicted each of these teams would be better this…

  21. Carlos Ruiz to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 9:32 PM EST

    Carlos Ruiz Getty

    Carlos Ruiz is eligible to return from his 25-game amphetamine suspension on Sunday, but he’ll go out on a brief minor league rehab assignment first. The Phillies announced this evening that Ruiz will begin a rehab stint tomorrow with High-A Clearwater. The veteran backstop was hit in the left wrist with a pitch last Friday…

  22. Phillies could trade Cliff Lee if they falter

    Apr 20, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds

    Ken Rosenthal suggests, in his Full Count video posted today, that the Phillies could trade lefty starter Cliff Lee if they’re not in the playoff hunt near the July 31 trade deadline. The Phillies placed Lee on waivers last year and he was claimed by the Dodgers, but nothing ever became of it. It’s standard…

  23. Charlie Manuel wants to manage after 2013

    Mar 15, 2013, 7:30 PM EST

    Charlie Manuel

    The promotion of Ryne Sandberg from manager of Phillies Triple-A affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs to third base coach for the Philadelphia Phillies was seen by many as a precursor for changes to come. Current manager Charlie Manuel, now 69 years old, is in the final year of his contract. Quite a few Phillies could go…

  24. 2013 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 13, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Phillies Marlins Baseball

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Will the Phillies defy age and injury concerns? The Phillies had the oldest offense and…

  25. Pat Gillick thinks Phillies still have 2-3 years of contention left

    Mar 2, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Former Blue Jays and Phillies GM Pat Gillick watches the two teams play during their MLB Grapefruit League baseball game in Dunedin

    Former Phillies GM Pat Gillick, now a special assistant to the team, still sees a window of opportunity for the aging and injury-prone club. “I certainly see enough for two or three more years, for sure,” said Gillick, now a special assistant to the Phillies. “I kind of got the feeling when I came here…

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