| May 23, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Cole Hamels didn’t hit any Washington batters this time, and the Nationals hitters barely touched Hamels.
Hamels pitched eight scoreless innings, finishing up by retiring Bryce Harper on a grounder as the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a season-long...
| May 26, 2012
| 5:52 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Kendrick took the mound as a Little Leaguer with his dad looking on from the dugout.
The two shared countless high fives, loads of warmup pitches and tons of bubble gum at the ball park.
To get to that point, though, Maury...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Growing up in pre-Rockies Colorado, Scott Elarton — like countless fans in non-major league markets in the pre-ESPN, pre-MLB Network era — got most of his baseball fix watching the Chicago Cubs on Superstation WGN.
"I knew all the Cubs guys,"...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Charlie Manuel doesn't tire easily — unless you're talking about all the trips he made to the mound during the eighth inning of Friday's game, when he needed four pitchers to get three outs. That's something he wants to avoid...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:42 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Fewer people are showing up for games, although the sellout streak is still technically intact.
Sports talk radio shows are flooded with callers complaining about the lack of run production.
And the time the general manager spends...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:19 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Manager Charlie Manuel and his optimistic Phillies players keep speaking about rock bottom as if it has already happened in this charmless 2012 season. A week ago, Manuel said: “Hopefully that was tonight,” and his team has...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Jim Thome drove in four runs against his former team, including a long homer to pad Philadelphia's lead, and the Phillies hung on for a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
John Mayberry also had four RBIs, including a...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 7:11 PM
It's an issue that's staring the Phillies in the face.
What will be Jim Thome's role when Interleague play, along with the freedom to have him be the designated hitter, disappears today?
It's always easier to put off the inevitable, especially when...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:02 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies finally amped up their campaign last week to get Carlos Ruiz to next month'sAll-Star game.
As part of their pre-game, clubhouse attire, players wore "Vote Chooch" shirts. Roy Halladay sported the shirt when played...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Jim Thome knows the routine. Hit a game-ending homer, circle the bases, get mobbed by teammates.
It never gets old.
Thome hit a pinch home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 9:06 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Blanton threw seven effective innings, Jimmy Rollins homered for the fourth time in five games and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Monday night.
Blanton (7-6) allowed three runs — two...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
You doubt that Babe Ruth would have done it. Can't see Mike Schmidt, Hank Aaron or Bob Gibson doing it either, and definitely not Barry Bonds.
But Chase Utley acquiesced to a mascot Tuesday night in his rehab appearance with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs...