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Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard looks one step closer to returning to the major league team. Doctors have finally cleared the slugger to begin baseball activities. Howard’s been recovering the last five weeks from surgery on his torn meniscus. The Phillies aren’t taking any chances though and planning on taking things very slow with him this time.
Ryan Howard (left knee surgery): He saw a doctor on Monday and will begin baseball activities Thursday.
“I don’t know whether Ryan or Ben will be back on the field here or in Florida [for rehab appearances], but the expectation is that they’ll be back on the field somewhere before the end of the season,” Assistant GM Scott Proefrock said. “Whether it’s up here, whether they’re playing in instructional league, I don’t know. … I think the main thing for both of them is to just get them to the point where there are no surprises in Spring Training next year.” (MLB)
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The 2013 Phillies played their 48th player last night, Roger Bernadina, on pace to be the most “unique” group of Phillies since 1996, when the Fightins had 54 different players suit up for the club. By comparison, the 2012 Phillies played 49 players in an 81-81 effort while the five-time repeating NL East Champion squads averaged just 42.2 players and most of the numbers for...
Charlie will be there!
Ladies and gentlemen, due to the outpouring of support for Charlie Manuel, we’ve decided to host a party in his honor. And best of all, Charlie has graciously agreed to attend.
The party is free to attend and will be held this Friday, August 23 starting at 5pm at The Field House at 1150 Filbert Street (next to Reading Terminal).
There will be food and...
Roy Halladay loves Charlie Manuel. But, all the same, the rehabbing pitcher says that it was time for a change in Philadelphia. Manuel was fired as manager of the Phillies on Friday, in a lot of ways putting an end to the team’s glory days surrounding its 2008 and 2009 World Series runs. Still, Halladay, who on Tuesday was pitching for the Low-A Lakewood BlueClaws, says that the...
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The Philadelphia Phillies' top farm club on Tuesday offered a free funeral to an eastern Pennsylvania fan recently diagnosed with ALS.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced the winner of its funeral giveaway during a home game at Coca-Cola Park.
Steve Paul, 64, of Freemansburg got a standing ovation as he was wheeled onto the field and announced as the recipient of a funeral...
It was a nice winning streak while it lasted (a whole two games). The Colorado Rockies defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5-3 on Tuesday.
The Rockies got to Tyler Cloyd quickly. Troy Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario homered off him in the first and third innings respectively. Cloyd lasted six innings, surrendering five earned runs. Cloyd settled down after the third...
One week ago today, Charlie Manuel managed his 1,416th regular-season game as the skipper of the Philadelphia Phillies. It was an unremarkable game in an unremarkable season, losing 6-3 to the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves. It was also Charlie Manuel’s last game as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Just two days prior, Manuel won […]The post Charlie Manuel Deserved A...
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A day after Jim Salisbury of Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia reported that the Phillies were taking a look at outfielder Roger Bernadina, the Phillies signed Bernadina today. Bernadina will take the roster spot of Michael Martinez, who was optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley, reports Todd Zolecki. Bernadina was released by the...
A Phillies comeback win? Remember what that feels like? It seems like it’s been so long since we’ve seen one. Down a run going into the ninth inning, the game looked about over. But a leadoff double by Erik Kratz gave the Phillies life. Carlos Ruiz doubled in Kratz, and Michael Young finished the game with walkoff single.
Cliff Lee had his best outing in a while. It...
Cliff Lee is in a stretch that looks a lot like the start of his season last year. Aside from some hiccups, he's pitched fairly deep into most games and allows minimal damage but the fact that he allows any damage at all finds him in the loss or no...
Colorado Rockies (59-69) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (56-70)
Chad Bettis (0-2, 5.30) vs. Kyle Kendrick (10-10, 4.42)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: 86, chance of rain
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets
A win tonight would give Ryne Sandberg his first series win as manager of the Phillies. A loss would give the Phillies and Rockies...