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Offense Backs Buchanan’s Effort, Phils Whip ‘Stros

PHILADELPHIA — Cliff Lee’s season ended unceremoniously last Thursday with an elbow injury at Nationals Park. He emptied his locker six days later at Citizens Bank Park. Lee will rejoin the team in about a month, but the Phillies have a ...

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Lee Could Avoid Surgery, But Season’s Over

Report From Philadelphia Phillies PHILADELPHIA — It is not a surprise, but Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee‘s season is finished. Lee’s locker inside the Phillies’ clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park had been completely cleared out before Wednesday’s game against the Astros. He ...

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Ryan Howard 2, Astros 1

By Todd Zolecki, PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins quietly hit a milestone Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. They started their 887th regular-season game together. It set a Major League record for teammates at first base, second base and shortstop, ...

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Howard Hosts 2nd Annual Literacy Event in Philly

By Erik Bacharach, PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Howard and many of his Phillies teammates made the most of their off day on Monday. Autographed memorabilia lined the walls of the cocktail reception and purple and blue hues set the mood in Franklin Hall ...

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Nationals Salvage Split Against Phillies

By Daniel Popper, WASHINGTON — Sunday afternoon was an all-too-familiar scene for the Phillies at Nationals Park. Left-hander Cole Hamels surrendered one unearned run in seven sparkling innings. He struck out six and only allowed four hits. But thanks to a ...

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Phils Take Consecutive Games Against Washington

By Daniel Popper, WASHINGTON — Leading up to Thursday afternoon’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, Phillies slugger Marlon Byrdwas one of the most sought-after offensive assets on the market. The outfielder was almost surely on his way out, rumored to end up ...

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Phils Beat Down on Nats, But Lose Lee

By Todd Zolecki, WASHINGTON — The Phillies didn’t make a single trade before Thursday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, then likely lost Cliff Lee for the remainder of the season to a recurring elbow injury at Nationals Park. The organization has had better ...

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Phillies Drop Finale Vs. Mets as Bullpen Implodes

By Todd Zolecki, NEW YORK — The Phillies left Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon with the same group that arrived Monday. Trades? Not yet. Less than 24 hours remain before Thursday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, so there is still time ...

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Hamels Shines Again, Phillies Blank Mets

By Todd Zolecki, NEW YORK — Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels is exactly the type of pitcher a contending team wants in a postseason race. The Phillies know that better than anybody. Hamels, who led the Phillies to the 2008 World Series ...

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Despite 13 Hits, Phils Trounced by Mets

NEW YORK — Maybe the Phillies’ front office had a better Monday than its players. Time is ticking toward Thursday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, which is the most important thing happening for the organization this week. The backdrop of change created ...

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