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August 30, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charlie Manuel did not chew his gum for very long Tuesday, which means his starting pitcher failed. With one out in the fifth inning of a 9-5 Phillies loss to the New York Mets, Manuel ambled toward the mound, tossed his gum, and yanked Vance Worley. A Ryan Howard grand slam and a Chase Utley solo blast only temporarily erased Worley's shortcomings in front of the smallest announced crowd this season at Citizens Bank Park. A four-game winning streak was snapped when B.J. Rosenberg, the sixth Phillies pitcher, was shelled for four 10th-inning runs.
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August 30, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Restlessness consumed Tyler Cloyd hours before he stepped on a major-league mound Wednesday for the first time. He drove from Allentown to Citizens Bank Park and arrived at 1:30 p.m. only to wait. He rocked in a leather chair and fiddled with his phone, which was plugged in to withstand the constant congratulatory messages. "I liked getting here a little early," Cloyd said, "to settle my emotions. " No one disrupts a pitcher on the day of his start, but Cloyd welcomed it. Jimmy Rollins shook his hand.
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August 30, 2012 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer
EVEN AFTER meeting with the Phillies brass Wednesday morning and agreeing with their conclusion that it made sense for him to be shut down for the season and to undergo elbow surgery, Vance Worley insisted the loose bodies in his arm did not affect his pitching. But knowing the reality of the situation, that he was going to need surgery and that he hasn't pitched particularly well in the last 2 months, Worley was down with the plan. "I wouldn't say it affected me," Worley said.
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August 29, 2012 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer
IN ORDER TO digest the next few paragraphs, please separate yourself from reality and indulge in far-fetched fantasy. Even after a 9-5 defeat to the New York Mets in 10 innings on Tuesday night, the Phillies have won seven of their last 10 games. They are 16-11 since trading their two All-Star outfielders 4 weeks ago. With 33 games remaining, the Phils are 10 games out of a playoff berth and would have to leap-frog over four teams to grab the National League's second wild card.
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August 23, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As far as auditions go, Domonic Brown had a good night, Vance Worley provided mixed results, and the Phillies continued to look toward the future, because the present has not been very encouraging. After struggling with Bronson Arroyo for eight-plus innings, the Phillies could not solve closer Aroldis Chapman for the second straight night in a 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. Brown had a double, hit his first home run of the season, made a sensational catch in right field, and gunned down a runner at the plate.
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August 18, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
MILWAUKEE - With his right knee wrapped in ice, Domonic Brown did not immediately retreat to his locker in the visitors clubhouse at Miller Park after a 6-2 Phillies loss to the Brewers. He found a seat next to Vance Worley, and the two 24-year-olds talked. They have been teammates since 2008 at single-A Lakewood. There is a certain bond, Brown said, between them. Still, words were needed Friday. "That play has to be made," Brown said. "It's as simple as that. " He told Worley that, and it hardly atoned for the fly ball that fell as a two-run triple instead of being caught for a third out. The ballpark erupted as Brown lay facedown on the dirt warning track in right field.
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August 15, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Later this week, Placido Polanco will travel across the state of Florida to resume playing baseball with the single-A Clearwater Threshers. He plans to rejoin the Phillies on Saturday in Milwaukee after missing nearly a month of action with back inflammation. He will not be the everyday third baseman upon his return. "No," manager Charlie Manuel said. "I probably won't be able to throw him out there every day. We definitely need him back, because he is a good defensive player.
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August 13, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charlie Manuel talked about Vance Worley as if he hadn't expected much more than the righthander gave him Sunday during the Phillies' 8-7, 11-inning victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. "He battled," the Phillies manager said. "He stays in there and he usually gives us a chance to win the game. He usually takes you five or six innings. If you're going to be a fourth or fifth starter . . . in the major leagues, that ain't all bad. He definitely guts it out at times. " It could be argued that Worley has been gutting it out for some time.
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August 7, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Stand in the middle of the Phillies clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park and look up. The white ceiling is splotched with brown stains, the remnants of champagne celebrations from yesteryear. The mood in the room is decidedly less festive these days. Each one brings another failure or empty victory. Apathy has spread to the blue seats, which are becoming easier to spot. High above right field, Section 305 was barren Monday night, with about 15 rows unoccupied. The fans booed when first baseman Ryan Howard, 80 feet from second base, threw a ball straight at leftfielder Domonic Brown.
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