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Jul 11, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley jumps for the throw as Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper steals second base during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park.
Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence prepares for batting practice during the workout before the 2011 National League Division Series.
"I still think when push comes to shove, the Rays will deal him," opined one National League special adviser about David Price.
Martin Prado doubled, homered and drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
After a low, growling storm rolled through South Philly on Wednesday evening, bringing a temporary halt to the game between the Phillies and Giants, the end of the rain delay and the resumption of play was punctuated but not affected by several nearby lightning strikes and the loudest thunder of the night - not to mention most of the rain.
After Howard was held out of the Phillies lineup in each of the two previous games against the San Francisco Giants, manager Ryne Sandberg kept the former MVP in the dugout again last night against lefthander Wade Miley and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The final weekend before the trade deadline is upon us, so all the rumors and speculation are dominating the discussion points across Major League Baseball at the moment.
Two Long Beach products started for the National League in the recent All-Star Game, former Long Beach State star Troy Tulowitzki and ex-Poly standout Chase Utley serving as the double play combination up the middle.
LIVE: D-Backs face the Phillies Wade Miley takes the mound as the Diamondbacks open their series with the Phillies.
This weekend's battle between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park is not for playoff positioning.
Philadelphia has five players available who legitimately could be difference makers for a team in contention as next Thursday's non-waiver deadline draws near.
Should the last-place Phillies trade off a bunch of their expensive, aging veterans and start over, or should they ride it out awhile longer with the likes of Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon? Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt, what do you think Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. should do before ... (more)
The Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard reacts after striking out swinging against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, June 27. Howard could be traded before the season ends.
YESTERDAY afternoon, Day 2 of Ryan Howard's benching, manager Ryne Sandberg finally used the word "platoon" when talking to reporters before the game.
JULY 24: Starting pitcher Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch in the first inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 24, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 09:20 am
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