5/24/2013 | Pettibone seeking to stay perfect vs. Haren, Nats
The Phillies have had a lot of success in games started by Jonathan Pettibone, and if they want any hope at hitting .500 by Memorial Day, they will need that trend to continue Saturday when they face Dan Haren and the Nationals.
5/24/2013 | Utley hoping to return as soon as he's eligible
The bad news is that the Phillies have lost their most consistent hitter until June 5, at the earliest. The good news is it could have been worse.
5/24/2013 | Adams expected to join Phils on Sunday
Mike Adams threw a bullpen session Friday in Clearwater, Fla., and the Phillies said he will be activated Sunday in time for their series finale against the Nationals.
5/24/2013 | Stutes ready to help Phillies' relief effort
Mike Stutes offered the Phillies' bullpen some reliability as a rookie in 2011. They hope he can provide more of the same this season.
5/24/2013 | Martinez's versatility key to callup
Michael Martinez took Chase Utley's spot on the 25-man roster when the Phillies placed Utley on the disabled list Thursday because of a strained right oblique
5/24/2013 | Kendrick finds trouble in fifth as Phils fall in DC
The Phillies did little right in a 5-2 loss to the Nationals at Nationals Park on Friday. Kyle Kendrick allowed eight hits, five runs, four walks and struck out one in five innings, although he did not have the best defense behind him.
5/24/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 24
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/23/2013 | Utley headed to 15-day DL with strained oblique
The Phillies announced that Chase Utley, who felt a burning sensation on his right side when taking swings during batting practice Monday in Miami, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with what they have called a "very mild" Grade 1 strained oblique. He is eligible to be activated June 5.
5/23/2013 | Phanatic joins phun as teacher, student honored
The Phillie Phanatic was greeted with cheers and danced with students as part of a Phillies pep rally at Seaview Elementary School. The celebration was to honor third-grader Ethan Levine, who won the New Jersey Education Association's "Educators who inspire me" essay contest with a submission about his language arts teacher, Tracey Meister.
5/23/2013 | Phillies still sporting contender's mentality
The only offseason question between the Phillies and Nationals seemed to be how far behind the Phils would be in the National League East standings when they played the Nats for the first time in May. It turns out that just one game separates them in the standings 47 games in.
5/22/2013 | Vintage Lee three-hits Marlins in 12th career shutout
Crafting his 12th career shutout, Cliff Lee allowed three hits, two walks and struck out five in the Phillies' 3-0 series-clinching victory over the Marlins on Wednesday night at Marlins Park. Delmon Young hit his second solo homer in as many nights to provide Lee with all the run support he would need.
5/22/2013 | On the mend, Adams throws bullpen session
Phillies setup man Mike Adams took a step closer to his return Wednesday when he threw a bullpen session at Marlins Park. Adams is on the disabled list because of a strained back.
5/22/2013 | Halladay begins rehab program in Florida
Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay reported Monday to Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., to begin a rehab program following right shoulder surgery.
5/22/2013 | Lidge to retire Aug. 1 as member of Phillies
The Phillies announced Wednesday that Brad Lidge will formally retire as a member of the Phillies before their Aug. 1 game against the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.
5/22/2013 | Utley to get MRI on rib cage Thursday
Chase Utley felt a burning sensation in his right rib cage taking swings in the batting cage before Tuesday's game at Marlins Park. He got scratched from the lineup a short time later, did not play in Wednesday's series finale against the Marlins and will have an MRI exam Thursday in Philadelphia.
5/22/2013 | Nats, not Phillies, deal with pressure of expectations
The Nationals ended the Phillies' reign of five consecutive division titles a year ago, and Friday's game will be the first meeting between the two sides this season. Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound for the Nationals, opposed by Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies.
5/22/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 22
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/21/2013 | Lee, Slowey on hill in Phils-Marlins rubber match
In the rubber match of a three-game set Wednesday night, the Phillies may be a welcome sight for Marlins righty Kevin Slowey, who has limited the Phils to one run in 12 1/3 innings. Cliff Lee, riding a stretch of three consecutive quality starts, gets the nod for Philadelphia at Marlins Park.
5/21/2013 | Bunning, Palmer to represent Phillies at Draft
The Phillies will have Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning represent them in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft next month. Scott Palmer, the club's director of public affairs, will also represent the Phils at the Draft.
5/21/2013 | Manuel OK with Marlins' spitting incident
The Phillies did not seem terribly bothered that Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia spit on a baseball after allowing a home run Monday to Domonic Brown. "He did?" Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "That's good. I didn't see it."
5/21/2013 | Day after frustrating loss, Hamels remains quiet
It will take much more than a penny for Cole Hamels' thoughts. Hamels signed a six-year, $144 million contract extension last summer, so he certainly doesn't need the money. He declined for a second day to discuss his frustrations following Monday's 5-1 loss to the Marlins at Marlins Park.
5/21/2013 | Left knee feeling better, Howard rejoins lineup
Ryan Howard has thought about the long-term prognosis for his balky left knee. He tried his hand at gallows humor to discuss those concerns Tuesday at Marlins Park. "I guess if I blow up, then I'd be worried about that then," he said. But Howard was back in Tuesday's lineup, which is a positive short-term development.
5/21/2013 | Utley scratched with discomfort in right side
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley had to be scratched from Tuesday's lineup because he felt discomfort on his right side during batting practice. A team official indicated it is in the ribcage area. The club said Utley is receiving treatment and will be reevaluated Wednesday.
5/21/2013 | Phillies' bats awaken, back Cloyd's strong start
Supporting Tyler Cloyd's strong seven-inning performance, the Phillies tied a season high with 15 hits in a 7-3 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Ryan Howard led the attack in his return to the lineup, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while Delmon Young and Domonic Brown each drove in a pair.
5/21/2013 | Phils put Ruiz on DL with Grade 2 hamstring strain
The Phillies placed Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a Grade 2 strained hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks, based on the size and location of the tear.
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