Monday, April 1, 2013

Utley nears in on cycle, but Phils lose 7-5

April 1, 2013

             1 2 3  4 5 6  7 8 9    R H E
Phillies 0 0 0  1 2 0  1 1 0    5 10 0
Braves  2 1 1  0 1 2  0 0 -    7 10 0
W: Luis Avilan (1-0)  L: Cole Hamels (0-1)  S: Craig Kimbrel (1)
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The Phillies didn't get off to the start they wanted to, but were able to bounce back and keep within striking distance, even though they never got to take the lead.

Finally! Opening Night is Here!

April 1, 2013

After a longer off-season than Phillies fans have been accustomed too the past few years and a spring training that made both Ryan Howard and Chase Utley appear to be healthy again, but with Roy Halladay's health remaining a question, the Phillies will begin their quest to show that they still have some fight left.

The Phillies missed the playoffs last season, having to watch division rivals in the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves play in October.

With the additions of Michael Young at third base, Mike Adams to the bullpen and Ben Revere in center field, the Phils will be looking to compete with Washington and Atlanta, and make one more run at the postseason.

The Phillies' road begins in Atlanta, with Cole Hamels on the mound to start the 2013 season.

Fan Opinion: Is it playoffs or bust for Manuel

April 1, 2013

The start of spring training brings new hopes and expectations for every team in Major League Baseball.

But for the Philadelphia Phillies, spring also brings some big questions. One of them is what the future holds for Charlie Manuel.