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July 8, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
PITTSBURGH - A.J. Burnett took the mound at PNC Park yesterday afternoon with both a lead and a heartfelt welcome from Pirates fans. Burnett, who revived his career in Pittsburgh in the last 2 years before signing with the Phillies as a free agent, drew a standing ovation as he returned to the field in a different uniform. A video tribute played on the ballpark's scoreboard. As the rousing applause grew louder, Burnett tipped his cap. "It caught me off-guard . . . very classy," he said afterward.
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July 8, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
PITTSBURGH - Chase Utley, who has seen his batting average drop 50 points in 6 weeks, was held out of the starting lineup yesterday afternoon. Before the game began, however, the slumping Utley learned he had been rewarded for his impressive first 2 months of the 2014 season with a trip to the All-Star Game. Utley will start at second base for the National League All-Star team a week from tomorrow night (July 15) at Target Field in Minneapolis. It's the sixth All-Star selection of Utley's career.
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July 8, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - Chase Utley usually shrugs off individual achievements, but the Phillies second baseman couldn't hide his pride Sunday at being named the National League's starting second baseman for the All-Star Game. The game will be played July 15 in Minneapolis. Fans chose Utley as a starter in a landslide: He received 2,866,529 votes. Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers finished second with 2,090,882 votes. It has been a long, tough road back to Utley's first all-star selection since 2010.
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July 5, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Ryne Sandberg invited players into his office one at a time Thursday afternoon, a dire catharsis for the Phillies, losers of six straight. "Be ready to be the guy to make a difference," the Phillies manager told some of his veterans, and he once again looked to Chase Utley for leadership. Utley, mired in one of the deepest slumps of his career, hit a potential double-play ball at Marlins second baseman Donovan Solano in the ninth inning. Solano misplayed it, settled for one out, and the go-ahead run scored in a 5-4 Phillies win. That is not what Sandberg imagined.
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July 3, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MIAMI - With two swings in consecutive at-bats off veteran reliever Kevin Gregg, Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche did two things. They tied Tuesday night's game at Marlins Park with two outs in the eighth inning. And they helped the Phillies avoid scoring two runs or fewer for the 32nd time in 83 games this season. But they could not prevent the Phillies from losing for the ninth time in their last 11 games. Ed Lucas' one-out, walkoff single to right off Justin De Fratus in the 11th inning sent the Phillies to their fifth straight defeat, 5-4, to the Miami Marlins.
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July 1, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies started Kyle Kendrick, Roberto Hernandez, Sean O'Sullivan, and David Buchanan in four games - all losses - over a 48-hour span this past weekend. Their limited pitching depth was tested against a first-place team; it was not the reason Atlanta swept the Phillies. "It's a tough spot," Ryan Howard said. "Having a series like this, it doesn't help. " The home team scored eight runs in four games, the latest recurrence of the three-year malaise that infected a once-powerful lineup.
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June 28, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the first of three straight fireworks nights at Citizens Bank Park. That's one more than the Phillies have staged in recent seasons, but you have to do something to get the fans back in the seats when the ball club has lost the firepower it once displayed on a daily basis. Fireworks never fail to attract crowds and applause even in the worst of times. (See 1984 through 1992 and 1994 through 2002). It was up to the Phillies, a team that has mostly tortured its fans at home this season, to provide something extra Thursday night.
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June 27, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
IF YOU STAYED at Citizens Bank Park late enough last night, you got some early Independence Day fireworks. You got to hear a second rendition of "Take Me Out to The Ball Game. " And you got to see one of the franchise's most popular players end the game in dramatic fashion for the first time in 7 years. After the Phillies and Miami Marlins took part in an old-fashioned staring contest for six innings, with neither team blinking, Chase Utley swatted a ball deep into the early summer night, providing a memorable souvenir for a lucky fan. Utley followed a leadoff single by Jimmy Rollins with a two-run, walkoff home run off Chris Hatcher in the 14th inning as the Phillies overcame an early deficit to beat Miami, 5-3. "I just tried to square one up, go home," Utley said after the conclusion of the 4-hour, 41-minute game.
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June 27, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
RYNE SANDBERG has no other options. That is his primary problem in leftfield. You saw it in the moments of hesitation he needed after each question to summon diplomatic words. You heard it when he said that every time Domonic Brown walks to the plate, "I have confidence that might be the time that he pops one. " You felt it when somebody asked, "Where do you go from here?" and he answered, "Go through tomorrow and figure out a lineup. " Good luck figurin'. Even on a night when Brown's egregious misplay of a ball in leftfield led to all of the Marlins' runs in a 3-2 win over the Phillies, it was difficult to pinpoint where Sandberg should turn.
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June 26, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
EVEN AFTER a five-game winning streak was followed by a three-game losing streak, Ryne Sandberg managed to remain upbeat. It was a lot of, "We'll put this one behind us," and "We'll start another good streak," or "The boys will bounce back tomorrow" following the most recent defeat. (Editor's note: Sandberg never said "the boys. " He's not a hockey coach.) But the baseball season isn't even halfway over and it's Sandberg's first full season as a manager, so there's no reason for him to operate any other way. And since they haven't hit the midway point and are closer to the top of the division after 75 games this year than they were last year, the Phillies are not clinically dead yet . . . even if they haven't been able to climb above fourth place in their own division in more than 2 months.
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