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  1. Dom Brown Sidelined With Thumb Sprain

    May 14, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

    The calls to bring up Domonic Brown will have to wait awhile, as the Phillies’ outfield prospect has a first degree sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. He is expected to be out for 5-7 days. [Matt Gelb] David Hale relays that Dom’s already been out a few days, so the…

  2. Hamels vs. Beachy as Phils and Braves Kick Off Civil Rights Weekend

    May 13, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    The Phillies and the Braves will kick off what they’re calling Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Weekend as the first place Phils look to bounce back from their series loss to Atlanta just a week ago. As part of the festivities, both team’s will wear their city’s Negro Leagues uniforms for the Saturday afternoon game…

  3. Nats 18-Year-Old Future Star Already Prepping for Philly Heckling

    May 13, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper is already prepping for those mean people in Philadelphia.

  4. CHOOOOOOCH Is Back From the DL

    May 13, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

    Jim Salisbury reports that Phils catcher Carlos Ruiz has been activated from the DL. Amazing how empty life can feel without Chooch behind the plate or solidifying the bottom of the lineup…

  5. To Watch Tonight: Utley, Ruiz, Oswalt in Clearwater with Exciting Young Talent

    May 12, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

    While the Phillies have a day off from their regular 162 game schedule, Phillies fans get the special treat of watching three of the biggest stars in the organization team up with some of the exciting prospects that currently reside in Single-A Clearwater. Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz, and Roy Oswalt all playing in rehab starts…

  6. Tonight! Chase Utley, Roy Oswalt, and Carlos Ruiz Play Baseball On Your TV

    May 12, 2011, 10:52 AM EDT

    The Chase Utley Jog Watch appears to have progressed into Chase Utley Rehab Watch and will cross paths this evening with the back recoveries of fellow beloved Phillies Carlos Ruiz and Roy Oswalt. And they’ll be on TV!

  7. Phillies All Mustache Team

    May 12, 2011, 10:08 AM EDT


    I know what you may be thinking, “Where’s Jayson Werth?” Well, the criteria Philly Sports History came up with was for mustaches, not beards. But, Johnny Goodtimes did fine work searching out the best ‘staches in Phillies history and setting them to obscure tunes.

  8. Cliff Lee Needs Some Help, Phils Look to Bounce Back in Florida

    May 11, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee has been getting a bit of the Cole Hamels Run Support 2010 treatment as of late. Over his last three starts, Clifton has received exactly one run off the bats of his teammates. That includes shutouts against the Braves and Diamondbacks with a 14-inning one run effort against the Mets mixed in between.…

  9. Utley ‘Felt Really Good’ Running

    May 11, 2011, 2:35 AM EDT

    Chase Utley played in his first official rehab game on Tuesday night, batting third as the designated hitter for the Clearwater Threshers. Utley went 1-4 with a single in his final at bat of the day. Chase said he felt “really good” running the bases, but added that he did feel a bit of discomfort…

  10. A Perfect Night for Fans of Pitching: Halladay vs. Johnson in Florida

    May 10, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

    It’s appointment television this evening for Phillies fans and baseball fans in general as not one but two pitchers at the top of their craft in Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson will faceoff in a rematch of that historic perfect game last season. Even in that loss, Johnson had stifled the Phillies’ bats and went…

  11. Chase Utley Plays Baseball Tonight

    May 10, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

    Don’t look now, but the Phils’ second baseman may be inching closer to his big league return. The Daily News’ Paul Hagen reports that Utley will make his first rehab start in Clearwater tonight, and as Hagen’s colleague David Murphy points out, it’s the All Star’s first action on back-to-back days. The news is good,…

  12. Joe Blanton and His ‘Cranky’ Elbow Earn A Win, Mad Dog Delivers Per Usual

    May 10, 2011, 2:17 AM EDT

    Nobody likes an impingement. That includes Phillies fifth starter Joe Blanton who pitched in his first game on Monday night in Florida after missing 2.5 weeks while attempting to rest up that pesky elbow issue. Blanton looked shaky at times on Monday night, but kept it together enough through five innings to allow the Phillies…

  13. Oswalt and Chooch to the DL, But Blanton’s Back

    May 9, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT

    The Phillies are keeping whoever has to update the roster on their official website quite busy these days, with players coming and going on the DL more than we’d like. Some stability would be a nice luxury, but the Phils are dealing with injury well enough for the best record in the NL. They travel…

  14. Caption This: Wanting to Get Closer to Charlie

    May 9, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    AP Photo Leave your best caption in the comments.

  15. Meet the Phillies Prospect Nobody Is Talking About

    May 9, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

    From my hometown newspaper the Reading Eagle, long time Reading Phillies beat man Mike Drago went in-depth on Fightins’ prospect Cody Overbeck in Sunday’s paper. The 24-year-old is absolutely mashing this season in Double-A, winning the Eastern League’s Player of the Month for April with a .321 batting average, and the league lead in home…

  16. Phils Lose, ESPN Has OCD (Obsessive Cheesesteak Disorder)

    May 8, 2011, 11:41 PM EDT

    Sure, the Phils lost to the Braves 5-2 tonight, but thanks to the tireless efforts of the ESPN production team we can now confirm that there’s a veritable cornucopia of establishments in the Philadelphia area serving cheesesteaks. The existence of these “cheesesteak” sandwiches was first brought to light last Sunday during ESPN’s presentation of the…

  17. Hamels On the Mound for Sunday Night Baseball

    May 8, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT

    For the second Sunday in a row the Phillies play in front of a national television audience as they host the Braves in the final game of their three game series. Cole Hamels (4-1, 2.66 ERA) faces Jair Jurrjens (3-0, 1.52 ERA) in the rubber match. Hamels last faced Atlanta back on April 10th at…

  18. Goose-Egged Phils Squander Cliff’s 16 K’s, Look to Rebound with Kendrick

    May 7, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

    Maybe Derek Lowe should get in trouble more often. Facing him in just his second start after an arrest for driving under the influence, the Philadelphia Phillies looked clearly intoxicated trying to combat Lowe and the rest of the Atlanta pitching staff Friday night. Registering just two hits in nine fruitless innings, the Phillies’ bats…

  19. Kashmir In Clearwater

    May 7, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

    And on the seventh AB Utley mashed (again). Meech from The Fightins has temporarily put his Dom Brown watch (benign stalking) on hold to relay some information from Clearwater, where Chase Utley made his extended spring training debut. This tweet with the results of Utley’s AB’s comes from Meech by way of CSNPhilly producer Casey…

  20. Phils Look to Keep Separation Against the Suddenly Hot Braves

    May 6, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

    Going into the 2011 season, the Braves were expected to be the Phils’ primary competition for NL East supremacy, with a good number of prognosticators even predicting them to take the division. While it’s still far too early to consider claiming a pre-emptive victory over such haters, there’s no doubt that the Braves’ start has…

  21. Let’s Go Sweeping

    May 5, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

    The Phils completed the three game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 7-3 win tonight. Doc went seven innings, fanned 10, walked 0, and gave up 2 earned runs. Yawn. Raul put a number of good passes on the ball (hitting coach term) on his way to going 3-4 (just a triple short of…

  22. Doc for the Sweep: Phils-Nats, Game 3

    May 5, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

    It’s been a fun series of reminding the visiting Jayson Werth what he’d be missing when he chose not to re-sign with the Phillies this off-season, like the ace-level pitching of Vance Worley and the reliable power hitting of Raul Ibanez. The Phillies took the first two games of their first home series of the…

  23. Ibanez Continues Recent Surge as Phils Cruise Behind Worley’s Nice Outing

    May 5, 2011, 8:28 AM EDT

    As we flipped the TV from the end of the Flyers game over to check in to see how the local nine were doing, my dad — trying to be his typical positive self — said, “At least we can count on the Phillies.” It’s true. They seem pretty reliable these days and proved it…

  24. Vance Worley Takes On the Nationals

    May 4, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT

    The Phillies are in action at Citizens Bank Park this evening as Vance Worley (1-0, 0.00) will make his second start as Joe Blanton finds himself on the DL and Roy Oswalt is still not back with the team. The Phils will take on right-hander Jason Marquis (3-0, 2.62) as the Fightins look for the…

  25. A Milestone Meeting Between the Nationals and Phillies

    May 4, 2011, 7:54 AM EDT

    Last night, Phillies radio play-by-play man Scott Franzke shared an interesting game note on the series opener between the Phils and the Nationals. The Nats were playing in their 1,000th game since the franchise moved from Montreal to DC, and they were doing so in the same stadium in which they played game number 1,…