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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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May 15, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News taff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
BEN REVERE had been back in town from spring training for only a few days and was about to take the field for pregame batting practice on Opening Day when a reporter told him he was on the trade block. "Right before the first pitch," Revere recalled Wednesday afternoon. "I'm like, damn. OK. But that's the way it is. It happens to everybody. " Revere, 27, already has been traded once (by Minnesota to the Phils, for today's opposing starter, Vance Worley) and understands the sport he plays is also a business.
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May 14, 2015 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
ON SUNDAY, Ryne Sandberg opted against inserting setup man Ken Giles in the eighth inning of a game in which the Phillies had battled back to trim a three-run deficit to one. Long reliever Jeanmar Gomez ended up allowing a pair of runs to thwart the comeback effort, but Sandberg said afterward he was hesitant to use his big weapons in a deficit situation, given that relievers can't pitch in every game. So it was with a bit of frustration that, two days later, the manager found himself calling on Giles and closer Jonathan Papelbon to pitch with a five-run deficit on the scoreboard because both relievers needed work.
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May 14, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Right after the Phillies trimmed their deficit to one run Tuesday night, Luis Garcia followed a recent trend among the team's pitchers. The hard-throwing righthander gave runs right back, putting the game out of reach for baseball's worst offense. A four-run seventh inning by the Pittsburgh Pirates punctuated the Phillies' fourth consecutive loss, a 7-2 defeat at Citizens Bank Park that put them a major-league-worst 12 games under .500. This is the latest into a season that the Phillies have owned baseball's worst record since late in their 97-loss campaign in 2000.
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May 13, 2015 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News taff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
THE LOOK on his face and the tone in his voice said that this was one of Ryne Sandberg's most difficult moments yet as a manager. You can imagine, then, how it felt for Cody Asche. The Phillies blindsided the young third baseman with the postgame news that he was no longer a third baseman, and that he was headed to Triple A to learn the ropes in leftfield, presumably to make way for top prospect Maikel Franco. While Asche has struggled defensively and been inconsistent offensively, he is regarded as one of the hardest workers on the team, a fundamental part of a clubhouse that, while short on talent, is nevertheless left stunned when a fixture is jettisoned.
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May 11, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aaron Harang turned and watched as the ball rocketed overhead. The Phillies pitcher saw it clear the left-field wall in the seventh inning of a 3-2 loss to the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night. Harang bent his knees and hollered. It was quite the way to spoil a 37th birthday. Harang had put together a strong performance before yielding the two-run homer to Juan Lagares, who had been hitless in his previous 16 at-bats. Manager Ryne Sandberg said it was a high fastball that Harang would like to have back.
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May 8, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - The worst of Jerome Williams' 15 starts in red pinstripes created a hole out of which the Phillies could not dig. On a night when their offense managed 12 hits, four for extra bases, the game's result still mirrored much of the previous week's. A 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday capped the Phillies' first 10-game road trip of the season, a three-city jaunt that produced only three wins. They have yet to win a road series this season and have lost each of their last nine dating to September.
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May 7, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Yet another hitless night Monday led Ryne Sandberg to omit Chase Utley's name from his Tuesday lineup card. The Phillies manager said there is "a pretty good possibility" that the struggling second baseman will sit Wednesday, too, giving him a three-day "mental break" ahead of Friday's series opener against the Mets. "As much mental work and effort and everything that Chase puts into a daily routine of his and not having any luck along with it," Sandberg said before the game against the Braves, "that's the way that I'm leaning right now. " A prolonged slump to begin the season has Utley hitting .103 with an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of just .389.
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May 1, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ST. LOUIS - With pitching injuries becoming contagious to potential contending teams, and the Boston Red Sox rotation sporting the worst ERA in either league, the Cole Hamels' trade buzz returned to the baseball world this week. Given the need for pitching throughout major league baseball, and the scarcity of top-level pitching that's likely to be available, it would be more than mildly surprising if Cole Hamels is still in a Phillies uniform three months from today. But since there are few aces to be had this summer, the teams left standing when Hamels finds a seat in the trade deadline's musical chairs will have to look elsewhere.
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May 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
ST. LOUIS - The fifth start of Aaron Harang's tenure with the Phillies was marred by the fifth inning. The St. Louis Cardinals tagged him Wednesday night for four runs in the frame, matching the total the veteran righthander had surrendered over his first 261/3 innings in red pinstripes. Harang lasted six innings in a 5-2 loss, but the five runs he allowed snapped his streak of eight consecutive quality starts dating to last season. The defeat guaranteed that the Phillies (8-14)
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April 29, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ST. LOUIS - The first month of what might be Cole Hamels' last season in a Phillies uniform is over and the pitcher has come through unscathed and, per usual, unlucky. Hamels had given the Phillies innings and a chance to win seemingly every time he'd touched the baseball. In return, he'd gotten next to nothing: a measly six runs in four starts. Lady Luck finally arrived for the former World Series MVP - and at least for one of the Phillies hard-luck hitters, too - in Hamels' fifth and final start of April last night.
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