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July 15, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CINCINNATI - Jonathan Papelbon has long voiced his desire to pitch for a contender. That's why, he repeated on Monday, he signed the richest-ever contract for a relief pitcher in November 2011 to join the Phillies, then coming off a 102-win season and boasting a rotation headlined by Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. On Monday afternoon he found himself in a room with 33 other National League all-stars, every one of them in a better team situation than the outspoken all-star closer for baseball's worst club.
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July 15, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THERE'S AN OLD "Saturday Night Live" skit in which Jon Lovitz, playing Mephistopheles as a defendant on "The People's Court," explains how he could have tricked an 18-year-old beautician into surrendering her soul to him, "by observing only the letter of the agreement. " "I'll give somebody eternal youth," he says. "Then have them sentenced to life imprisonment. " "It's standard . . . I'm the devil. " If Cole Hamels is still a Phillie on Aug. 1, it will be far from a life sentence and his deal will be far from devilish.
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July 14, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
SAN FRANCISCO - Chase Utley grabbed his sunglasses from his locker and dashed out of the visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park, through the dugout and into the field. Utley spent about 10 minutes working on short sprints while his pitching teammates loosened up their arms. The Phillies did not have pregame batting practice or fielding work - not unusual for Sunday matinees - but Utley was able to get his healing right ankle a little work before heading home for the All-Star break. Two days earlier, on the Phillies' first day in town, Utley took light field work at both first and second base.
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July 14, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - Cole Hamels is in line to make only two more starts before baseball's July 31 trade deadline. The Phillies ace will make his first post-all-star break start Sunday afternoon against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. If he pitches on normal rest and the team doesn't use the July 23 off-day to skip another pitcher's turn, Hamels would also start July 25 at Wrigley Field and then the night of July 31 at Citizens Bank Park. Whether he makes that July 31 start, of course, is the burning question.
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July 13, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - When the Phillies reported for spring training in mid-February, their bullpen was viewed as their strength, and their rotation didn't look half-bad, either. It was scoring runs that would prove a big challenge. But with the Phillies ready to cap the unofficial first half of their season, it's the starting pitching that is letting them down as much as anything else. Baseball's worst team entered Saturday's game against the Giants with a major-league-worst 5.45 ERA and 580 hits allowed.
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July 13, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - As the final days before the crucial July 31 trade deadline wear on, the Phillies' front office will continue to discuss, internally, the times at which their tradable assets would garner the most value. For instance, it's conceivable Jonathan Papelbon could prove easier to trade in the winter, when the then-35-year-old closer is likely to be pitching on a one year, $13 million deal. The less salary remaining on Ryan Howard's albatross of a contract, the better chance the Phillies could find a taker for the first baseman, who turns 36 in November.
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July 12, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - When David Buchanan reported in May to the Phillies' facility in Clearwater, Fla., to rehab his severely sprained right ankle, the training staff assured him they would get him healthy and back to triple-A Lehigh Valley as quickly as possible. But the 26-year-old righthander had another destination he was working toward. "I was like, 'look, man, I don't want to get healthy to go back to Lehigh,' " he recounted Friday afternoon at AT&T Park. " 'I want to get healthy and go back to Philly.' " Once you get a taste of the sport's highest level, pitching in the minor leagues can be a humbling experience.
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July 12, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - The worst inning of Cole Hamels' career began with a three-pitch strikeout of San Francisco Giants all-star shortstop Brandon Crawford. Then it unraveled, to put it mildly. A ground-rule double, a walk, five singles and a home run later, Hamels' awful night was over early in the Phillies' 15-2 loss. Hunter Pence's grand slam was the final straw in the Giants' eight-run onslaught that was Friday's fourth inning at AT&T Park. Eight consecutive batters reached base before interim manager Pete Mackanin emerged from the visitors dugout to pull the Phillies ace and top trade chip.
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July 10, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LOS ANGELES - After watching the man Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis called "the best pitcher on the planet" finish off a 13-strikeout, complete-game shutout against his team, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin sat in the visiting clubhouse at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night almost in awe of Clayton Kershaw. "What impressed me was that ninth inning," Mackanin said. "He wanted that shutout. " Tonight, Cole Hamels will take the mound opposite fellow former World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner when the Phillies begin a three-game series at AT&T Park with the reigning world champion San Francisco Giants.
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July 8, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - In what could be one of his final appearances in a Phillies uniform, Jonathan Papelbon will be on the National League roster for the All-Star Game next Tuesday night in Cincinnati. Even the 34-year-old closer admitted Monday he would be surprised - and disappointed, too - if he isn't dealt before the July 31 trade deadline. "I think everybody knows where I'm at," he said on the day he learned of his all-star selection. "It's no secret. I've always been straightforward that I want to go play for a contender, and I'm not going to shy away from that.
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