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June 6, 2012 | By Chad Graff, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bobby Abreu stood Monday in the outfield at Citizens Bank Park and took a look around at the 45,000-plus fans, the same Phillies faithful he had played in front of for nearly nine seasons. And yet on a damp June night, as Abreu played in Philadelphia for the first time since being traded to the New York Yankees in 2006, so much was different. Those were happy days, he said, even if his time here came to an end when he was labeled a poor clubhouse guy and shipped to New York for little in return.
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July 10, 2003 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A focused Kevin Millwood is a dominant Kevin Millwood. He needed to be both last night at Olympic Stadium. The Phillies needed that, too. Millwood allowed just three hits in nine innings as the Phillies beat the Montreal Expos, 2-0, in one of the righthander's best performances since he threw a no-hitter against San Francisco on April 27 at Veterans Stadium. The team bested Expos pitcher-Phillies killer Tomo Ohka, who had a no-hitter going until Placido Polanco singled to lead off the seventh.
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August 25, 2002 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once again, the Phillies have climbed to the doorstep of Mount .500, that modest plateau they have not seen since April 11. Thanks to Bobby Abreu's sizzling bat, Pat Burrell's burgeoning power and Vicente Padilla's best performance since his two-inning All-Star Game appearance, the Phillies moved to within two games of .500 last night by beating the first-place St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0, at Busch Stadium. The Phillies, 63-65, haven't been this close to .500 since April 18 when they were 7-9. Their fourth straight win and ninth in 12 games also guaranteed the Phillies a season-series split with Scott Rolen and the Cardinals.
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May 26, 2006 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies' offense had become stale and needed a kick-start. So Charlie Manuel started at the top. He batted Shane Victorino first and Jimmy Rollins sixth yesterday in a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets at Shea Stadium. It marked the first time that Rollins had not hit leadoff since June 3, but the move was expected to be temporary with Aaron Rowand ready to return to the lineup tomorrow. Victorino was 1 for 4; Rollins was 0 for 4. "The order was fine," Rollins said.
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February 21, 2002 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies asked Bobby Abreu the $64-million question Monday night. His answer was yes and that allowed the team to hold a news conference/pep rally early yesterday at the Carpenter Complex. As Abreu's broad smile lit up a meeting room, the Phillies noted that the rightfielder's five-year contract extension, with an option year that could push the total value of the deal to $78 million, signified their commitment to winning. Four days earlier, that commitment had been questioned by their own Gold Glove third baseman, a stinging indictment for an organization trying to convince fans that it wants to win games and that it is headed in the right direction.
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April 11, 2001 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies are under strong consideration to play a regular-season game in a faraway place next year. Major League Baseball intends to play more regular-season games outside North America, and according to a major-league official, the Phillies could play in Caracas, Venezuela. "The Phillies have definitely been talked about," the official said. "I wouldn't be surprised if it's them. " The official indicated that it was possible the Phillies could open their season in Caracas, or play a game there later in the season.
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May 19, 2005 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bobby Abreu stays hot. The rest of the Phillies? Not so much. Abreu hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning of an 8-4 loss last night to the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park and had a chance to tie the game with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth. But Abreu, who has homered in nine of the last 10 games and has an 11-game hitting streak, couldn't come through. He struck out swinging to end the game. In a four-pitch at-bat, Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen threw one hittable pitch: a first-pitch fastball right over the middle of the plate.
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July 25, 1999 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
No team ever wants to settle for .500. Yet, somehow, you have to believe that if the Phillies had been told they were going to get a split in this important four-game series against the Atlanta Braves, they probably would have taken it in a heartbeat. With top guns Scott Rolen and Mike Lieberthal slated to miss all or most of the series because of nagging injuries, a split against a team the caliber of the Braves isn't all that bad. Now that it has been assured, the Phillies can afford to get a little greedy and go for three out of four this afternoon.
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May 6, 1999 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies apparently like working the day shift. Righthander Paul Byrd, who may be making the Atlanta Braves regret their decision to place him on waivers in August, pitched eight brilliant innings and was supported by four home runs as the Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres yesterday, 11-1, before an announced crowd of 18,229 at Veterans Stadium. The Phils, for whatever reason, are 6-1 and hitting .311 in day games this season. They are 8-12 and hitting .258 under the lights.
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June 13, 2003 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies will send their top two pitchers, Kevin Millwood and Randy Wolf, to the mound tonight and tomorrow night against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. On Sunday afternoon, Vicente Padilla, fresh from seven shutout innings against Anaheim on Monday night, will pitch. The Phillies are going with their best in this series, and still it might not matter - not with the way the offense has sputtered since almost day one of the season. "It's very confusing," manager Larry Bowa said of his team's offensive problems.
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February 27, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was Halloween and your world was collapsing around you: AIG and Citigroup toppling, your stocks and houses and wages deflating like air from a balloon that somebody had forgotten to tie, a balloon that was now darting around the room in flatulent loopty loops, the country clinging to its surface, powerless to resist the momentum pent up inside. This was the best day of your lives, in the best month of your lives, in a year you've spent the previous 7 yearning for. You swore it as you felt the morning sun stream through the skyscrapers, bathing you in slats of light, and you swore it as you watched the darkness drop like a curtain, the beer still glowing, the streets still swamped with mobs of red, one last night to soak it in, one more ibuprofen morning to greet without regret.
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May 1, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Roberto Hernandez is making a temporary move to the bullpen and that could set up some sensational pitching matchups when the Phillies play the Washington Nationals this weekend at Citizens Bank Park. With off days wrapped around the Phillies' two-game series with the New York Mets, manager Ryne Sandberg said Tuesday that Hernandez's scheduled turn Friday would be skipped. In that scenario, the Phillies will send Cliff Lee, A.J. Burnett, and Cole Hamels to the mound to face the Nationals.
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March 29, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - While the Phillies played their final spring game in Florida, a 3-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Bright House Field on Thursday, Cole Hamels was next door at the minor-league complex beginning his journey back to the rotation. Recovering from biceps tendinitis and a fatigued arm, Hamels made his first start this spring in a game against Pittsburgh Pirates minor-leaguers. Hamels pitched two innings, although traditional rules did not hold. He wanted to face more batters, so he recorded four outs in the first inning and five outs in the second.
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March 28, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Bobby Abreu had a day like no other Wednesday in his attempt to return to the Phillies and the major leagues. After a disastrous game in the field and a not-so-hot one at the plate, the 40-year-old Abreu was told after a 1-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers that he would not be on the 25-man roster on opening day. Abreu has not made the team, but he has not been released yet. "Bobby Abreu is still with the Phillies organization and...
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March 28, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Don't look back. It's how Cliff Lee trapped Torii Hunter off second base yesterday, and it's how he avoids feeling trapped pitching for a team given little chance to compete for a championship this season. "I don't play the what-if game," he said after his latest, and final, strong spring training start yesterday. "I'm happy with my decision, and I'm glad to be here. This is where I want to be. " Not in New York, where the Yankees have battled their own issues of age and injury over the last couple of years.
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March 28, 2014
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The ball off the bat of Ian Kinsler seemed at first catchable, and then at least playable. Bobby Abreu, making his sixth start in rightfield for the Phillies this spring, got a late jump, ran toward the ball slowly and awkwardly, then chased it into the corner and poked at it a couple of times before he threw it, sore shoulder and all, back toward the infield. Kinsler ended up at third base and scored what turned out to be the only run on a groundout in Detroit's exhibition victory yesterday.
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March 27, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. - The Phillies will not face Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish when the teams open their season Monday in Arlington, Texas. Darvish was scratched from the start because of a stiff neck and is likely to begin the season on the disabled list. Darvish went 16-9 with a 3.90 ERA last season, finishing second in the American League Cy Young Award race. The Rangers have not named his replacement, but Martin Perez (10-6, 3.60) is a candidate.   Bound for triple A David Buchanan, who has a 2.25 ERA this spring, was told he would not make the opening-day roster, but he will fly north with the Phillies for exhibition games with Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
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March 27, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
TAMPA, Fla. - A work in progress. That's the best way to describe Mike Adams after a couple of minor league outings and, after a scoreless inning in the Phillies' 6-0 win over the Yankees last night, one Grapefruit League appearance. But Adams showed plenty of promise that he will be able to help the Phillies' bullpen at some point in April. "Overall, it went real well," Adams said after his first appearance against rival major league hitters since June. Adams made it through an inning without allowing a run, striking out Mark Teixeira looking at a backdoor cutter for the final out of his frame.
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March 26, 2014 | By Marc Narducci and Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writers
DUNEDIN, Fla. - The Phillies bench situation continues to be a work in progress. Former Phillie and non-roster outfielder Bobby Abreu, who earlier had seemed assured of making the team, has a sore shoulder. He did not take batting practice on Monday for the second straight day. The Phillies must add Abreu to the roster by Wednesday or he can request his release. He is 40 and did not play in the majors last season. Manager Ryne Sandberg is optimistic that Abreu can return Tuesday.
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March 25, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies outrighted infielder Kevin Frandsen to triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, opening another spot on the 40-man roster. Frandsen cleared waivers and now has 72 hours to accept his assignment. If he opts to become a free agent, he will forfeit this year's salary, a guaranteed $900,000. He is likely to accept the assignment. The Phillies signed Frandsen to that contract in the offseason, avoiding arbitration. He led the majors with 14 pinch-hits last season.
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