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December 14, 2012 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
IN THE SPAN of 120 minutes on Thursday afternoon, two major league outfielders found new homes on two different coasts. Josh Hamilton, the prize of the free-agent market and apple of many a Phillies fan's eye, agreed to a 5-year, $125 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton got a Ryan Howard-sized contract to join a formidable lineup that includes Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. Ben Revere, a player many Phillies fans hadn't heard of 10 days ago, arrived at the home clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park for the first time less than 2 hours after the Hamilton news broke.
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February 22, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Whether it's Cliff Lee or Jimmy Rollins, Roy Halladay or Chase Utley, the first name they rattle off when they're asked about the new players in camp is the same. Ben Revere. He might have the shortest resumé of the players Ruben Amaro Jr. added this winter, but Revere also could have the biggest impact. The aforementioned players all know Revere because of his defense. "If a ball had any hang time, you better watch out," said fellow newcomer Delmon Young, "because you're going to see Flying Revere.
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April 22, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Ben Revere arrived at Nationals Park on Saturday morning only to learn he was not in the Phillies' lineup for the third consecutive day. Inserted for the final three innings that afternoon and back in the lineup Sunday, the centerfielder-turned-leftfielder began to show signs he might be breaking out of his slump. "No question about it," manager Ryne Sandberg said Sunday after a 4-1 loss to the Nationals. "A little bit more aggressive at home plate to give himself a chance.
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December 7, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
NASHVILLE - The Phillies decided Thursday they would rather pay a high price in terms of players than dollars for their new centerfielder. That's why righthander Vance Worley and prospect pitcher Trevor May now work for Minnesota and the lefthanded-hitting Ben Revere is coming to Philadelphia from the Twins to play center field. Instead of paying high-price free agents such as Michael Bourn and B.J. Upton, the Phillies opted for the less accomplished and far less expensive Revere, who is not even eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2013 season.
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May 3, 2013 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
IF BEN REVERE was hitting .300 and doing the types of things the Phillies envisioned when they acquired him from the Twins, he might have started in centerfield last night against the Marlins. But the diminutive speedster was hitting .204 with a .471 OPS that ranked ahead of only Adam LaRoche among qualified batters in the National League. On top of that, he had jammed a finger sliding into second base during the third inning of the Phillies' 6-0 loss to the Indians on Wednesday.
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August 26, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the more remarkable aspects of Ben Revere's rise to the top of the National League's batting leaders - he tied Colorado's Justin Morneau at .314 on Sunday - was how he mounted hits without any walks. Then he watched five Justin Masterson pitches to draw a walk in the first inning of a 7-1 win over St. Louis, and another productive day commenced. Revere, who later scored on a Chase Utley single, walked for the first time in 171 plate appearances, the longest streak for a Phillies player since Mariano Duncan went 304 plate appearances from 1994-95 without a walk.
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April 27, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies centerfielder Ben Revere did not start for the first time this season in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. Revere said he has a quadriceps injury that worsened Wednesday during a 5-3 loss to the Pirates. He was asked if he expects to be in the lineup this weekend at Citi Field against the New York Mets. "I think so," Revere said. Manager Charlie Manuel "may give me one more day, but if I tell him I feel pretty good, he may put me in there [on Friday]
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December 7, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NASHVILLE - The Phillies decided Thursday they'd rather pay a high price in terms of players than dollars for their new centerfielder. That's why righthander Vance Worley and prospect pitcher Trevor May now work for Minnesota and the left-handed hitting Ben Revere is coming to Philadelphia from the Twins to play center field. Instead of paying high-price free agents like Michael Bourn and B.J. Upton, the Phillies opted for the less accomplished and far less expensive Revere, who is not even eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2013 season.
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February 20, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Nine Phillies, all 30 or older, crammed the Big Kids table inside the Phillies clubhouse Monday afternoon and ate their sandwiches. Ben Revere, 24 and every bit as youthful, carried his lunch into the room. He is allowed to sit with the veterans, given his status as starting centerfielder, but bypassed them. Minutes later, Revere made two non-roster players laugh. He sent 11 tweets before 1 p.m. Monday, the first at 4:46 a.m., and promised he would nap later. When Revere swings a bat, he exudes just as much control.
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March 6, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
BRADENTON, Fla. - If you're looking for someone to compare Ben Revere to, here's a name: Ryan Howard. At first glance, the two couldn't be more different. Howard is known as "Big Piece" for a reason. He is 6-foot-4 and solid as a refrigerator. Revere, the new centerfielder, is certainly shorter than the 5-9 he is listed at. Howard has hit 300 career home runs, which is 300 more than Revere. So, what are we talking about here? This: Revere struck out just 54 times last season in 511 at-bats.
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June 23, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The team with baseball's worst record has been dealt some embarrassing defeats lately, most notably losing by 16 runs Tuesday, but also by eight and nine, respectively, Friday and Saturday. For at least one afternoon, the Phillies experienced the feel of a blowout win. "It was nice to be on the other end of it for once," Cody Asche said after Sunday's 9-2 Phillies' win against baseball's best team, the St. Louis Cardinals, at Citizens Bank Park. "We've taken some pretty big losses here the last five or six games.
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June 23, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THE BOOS rained down from a good portion of the 30,000 fans in attendance when manager Ryne Sandberg emerged from the Phillies' dugout with his lineup card in hand and two outs in the sixth inning. The Phillies were ahead by four runs, for the first time since May 23, no less, but the faithful let the much-maligned manager hear it. They wanted 25-year-old lefthander Adam Morgan to have a chance to get out of a jam in his first major league appearance, but Sandberg had other ideas.
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June 22, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ben Revere ran to the warning track before stopping. The centerfielder had no choice but to watch the home run clear the fence and bounce into the bullpen in the sixth inning of the Phillies' 10-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. Aaron Harang, who started this season as a pleasant surprise, was unraveling again. Harang allowed four runs on seven hits, none bigger than Randal Grichuk's three-run homer in the sixth. Harang has a 10.65 ERA and opponents batted .272 against him in his last four starts.
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June 9, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies rightfielder Jeff Francoeur didn't hesitate when asked if he has appreciated the chance to resurrect his major-league career in Philadelphia. "Hell, yes - excuse my language," he said. "I say every time I get a chance to put on a big-league uniform right now I go out there and grind it out and enjoy the moment. " There have been plenty of moments to enjoy in his brief Phillies tenure, including another on Sunday. A day after hitting a grand slam in a 7-5 loss, Francoeur drilled a two-out pinch-hit double that broke a 3-3 tie and powered the Phillies to a 6-4 win over the San Francisco Giants before 24,799 at Citizens Bank Park.
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June 7, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The replay, Ben Revere said, showed that he had lifted his foot a half-inch off second base in the seventh inning of Friday's 5-4 loss to San Francisco. And sometimes, he said, a half-inch is all it takes. Revere did not re-touch second base after running past the bag on a steal attempt. He returned to first on a Jeff Francoeur's shallow fly out to right field. First base coach Juan Samuel told Revere he missed the bag after he returned to first. By then, it was too late. The Giants threw to first.
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June 3, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
A WEEK before he could file for free agency, Grady Sizemore was re-signed by the Phillies to a one-year, $2 million contract last October. Less than two months into the season, Sizemore has been cut loose. Sizemore, the 32-year-old former three-time All-Star who had his career curtailed by knee injuries, was released yesterday, the Phillies announced. Sizemore had been designated for assignment on Friday, when the Phillies recalled Cody Asche from Triple A Lehigh Valley. Sizemore, who split time in rightfield with fellow veteran Jeff Francoeur the first two months, hit .245 with a .584 OPS in 39 games this season.
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June 2, 2015
SEVENTH INNING, bases loaded, no one out, down three runs to the Colorado Rockies. The crowd of 22,166 at Citizens Bank Park - OK, the gathering of 22,166 - is on its feet, anticipating a rally. The Phillies' bench is on its feet, too. A pitching change, 11 pitches and nine strikes later, the Rockies escaped the inning, their lead undented en route to a 4-1, series-sweeping victory. Two of the Phillies' batters that inning have last names that sound an awful lot like "rough," which has become the operative word to use while watching most of their games this season.
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June 2, 2015 | BY SAM DONNELLON, Daily News Staff Writer donnels@phillynews.com
LEST WE BE accused of negativity, let us focus on some of the good things the Phillies did on their way to a 4-1, series-sweeping loss to the Colorado Rockies a Citizens Bank Park yesterday. They finally got a hit with runners in scoring position for the first time in 23 tries. Alas, it did not plate a run and it became 1-for-27 by game's end. Andres Blanco hit his major league-leading fifth pinch-hit double of the season in the fifth inning. Alas, that too, did not result in a run. Odubel Herrera, seemingly headed to the All-Star Game way back in April, posted his first multihit game since May 12 when he singled with two on in the seventh inning.
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June 1, 2015 | Marcus Hayes, Daily News
AFTER THE Phillies traded centerfielder Shane Victorino in the middle of the 2012 season, they had a chance to re-sign him in the offseason. They instead opted to trade starters Vance Worley and Trevor May for Ben Revere, a base-stealing threat with excellent outfield range who seldom strikes out. To some observers, Revere's throwing arm (he now plays leftfield) and his lack of power (he has two home runs in six seasons) might lessen his value. But at 27 and not being eligible for free agency until 2018, the versatile Revere, with his .289 career average, is a prime candidate for some contending team to snare from a bloated Phillies roster.
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June 1, 2015
Luis Garcia arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Friday sporting a 3.18 ERA. When he left Saturday evening, it was 4.50. The Phillies have not received consistency from the bullpen, a position group viewed as their strength entering the season. Garcia's weekend struggles are just the latest example. Over the team's six-game losing streak, the bullpen allowed multiple runs five times. "Out of the bullpen we're just looking for consistency," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said after Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, "and that's basically what's lacked.
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