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No More Tantrums

There are new rules in baseball this year that threaten to take some of the excitement out of the game. The expanded replay rules allow a manager to exit the dugout and walk to the umpire and ask for a replay if a disputed call occurs. It’s all very civilized.

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CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 19, 2014 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Ryan Howard ‘We’ve Actually Played Very Well’

The Phillies allowed 25 runs on 38 hits, committing six errors, while getting swept in their first home series this week against the Milwaukee Brewers. They’re in the middle of their current four game losing streak, the Phillies have fallen to 3-6 and last place in the National League East.

04/11/2014

Ryne Sandberg #23 manager of the Philadelphia Phillies questions a call by umpire CB Bucknor #54 during the fifth inning on April 6, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: David Banks/Getty Images)

Phillies Lose At Wrigley, 8-3

Ryan Kalish hit a two-run double and an RBI triple and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Sunday to avoid a sweep.

04/06/2014

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Phillies Finalize Opening Day Roster

The Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.

03/29/2014

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Phillies Manager Sandberg Shares Update On The Team With WPHT’s Stigall

Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg joined Chris Stigall Monday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to preview the upcoming 2014 season and address some lingering concerns from spring training.

03/24/2014

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Rollins, Howard, Asche Homer For Phillies In Loss

Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Cody Asche each homered Saturday but the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

03/22/2014

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Phillies Fall To Pirates 5-0

Andrew McCutchen got buzzed by Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon as a Sunday exhibition suddenly turned testy before the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Philadelphia 5-0.

03/16/2014

CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 19, 2014 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Ryan Howard Moved Out Of Cleanup Spot For Monday’s Game

Is it the sign of things to come, or just Ryne Sandberg trying something new in Spring Training? Ryan Howard is not hitting cleanup today in Florida.

03/10/2014

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Phillies Tie The Twins, 1-1

Joe Mauer drove in the game’s first run with a first-inning single, and four Minnesota Twins pitchers combined to two-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1-1 tie Sunday.

03/09/2014

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Hamels Suffers Minor Setback

Call Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels’ work just “delayed.” He is now about two weeks behind everyone else on the Phillies pitching staff, but he should be able to make his claim to be in the rotation by season’s start.

03/06/2014

PHILADELPHIA, : Home plate umpire Laz Diaz (L) explains his call to the Philadelphia Phillies manager Larry Bowa (R), who questioned Diaz' call on a bunt by Phillies pitcher Vincente Padilla in the second inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs, 18 July 2002, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia PA. The Cubs won 6-4. AFP PHOTO/Tom MIHALEK (Photo credit should read TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Bowa: Phillies Are Practicing So Hard, They’re Out Of Energy By Game Time

Spring Training is different for the Phillies this year. Not just because of the new faces like Larry Bowa, AJ Burnett, and Marlon Byrd, but because of what is expected of the players by manager Ryne Sandberg.

03/05/2014

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Phillies Fall To Pirates 4-1 In Burnett’s Spring Debut

A.J. Burnett started against his former Pittsburgh teammates, giving up one run in two innings Sunday as the Pirates beat the Phillies 4-1.

03/02/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 1, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Scott Iskowitz/ Getty Images)

Phils Get Blanked By Tanaka, Yanks

The Phillies couldn’t figure out Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees pitching staff as they lost 4-0 on Saturday.

03/01/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 04: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies stretches in the on deck circle against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 4, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Howard Is Healthy And Ready For Phillies’ Season

“I feel like I can play 162 games,” Ryan Howard said. “My whole offseason was dedicated to trying to play all 162 games plus trying to make it to the playoffs.”

02/15/2014

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With The 2014 Phillies, Should We Be Counting Down the Days Till July?

Phils’ general manager Ruben Amaro says the Phillies have to score between 650 and 700 runs this season to be contenders and make the playoffs—all with the second-highest payroll in the National League, an estimated $159-million, behind the $216-million bankroll of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

02/04/2014

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