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Jul. 11, 2014
Utley heats up, Phils meander
The Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley singles to drive in a run in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 26, 2014. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)The Phillies never make it easy, and this season, that has proved to be truer than fans care to admit. This time, the front office has a heavy hand in the blame, and this was reinforced tenfold this week.
May. 30, 2014
Phillies struggling to stay afloat after two months
With the first two months of the Major League Baseball season quickly coming to an end, it’s time to look at how the Phillies have performed thus far. Unfortunately, this year has not been quite as exciting as previous years, but then again who thought it would be? At 23 wins and 27 losses the Phillies are last in the National League East, but there is always a possibility of resurgence, especially with four months of baseball remaining.
Aug. 23, 2013
Manuel fired as manager but Amaro keeps his job
Charlie Manuel speaks with the media Aug. 16 after being fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies by the team’s general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., left, who wipes away tears. Ryne Sandberg has taken over for Manuel on an interim basis.During the Aug. 17 Philadelphia Phillies game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, there were chants being yelled throughout Citizens Bank Park.
Jul. 26, 2013
Amaro, Phillies should stay the course for 2013
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels throws a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis June 11.The 2013 Philadelphia Phillies’ roster, with an Opening Day payroll of $159 million, was built to compete and win now. With many of the core pieces in the final year of their contracts, it is perhaps the final year for these players to make a run together.
Jul. 12, 2013
Phillies doctors struggle to provide effective care
The Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard, right, celebrates his first-inning run scored with teammate Domonic Brown against the Washington Nationals Sept. 27,2012, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.Ryan Howard could not proceed any further. His ailing leg — which has a weak arch of the foot, a recovering Achilles tendon and a torn meniscus — eventually became too problematic. On July 8 it was deemed necessary that he get the torn meniscus surgically repaired, a procedure that is estimated to require six to eight weeks of recovery time.