Quotable: Manuel on Roy's Rocky-like Effort

Quotable: Manuel on Roy's Rocky-like Effort

Charlie Manuel on Roy Halladay's rough first inning and subsequent dominance:

"He was kind of like a "Rocky" movie. He got mad after he gave up the homer. That ticked him off. He hung in there and really got going. He's special. He's everything that people talk about."

Asked about whether he was mad in the dugout, Halladay admitted to the frustration after Berkman's homer.

"Yeah, I was upset," Halladay said. "The biggest thing, I think, especially it's early in the game, the biggest thing you try to think about is I can't get it back. I can't go out and pitch and start subtracting runs. You have your moment of frustration and you have to move on, you really do. You can't dwell on it. You can't do anything to get it back so I felt like, at that point, the frustration was out, I just gotta go out and pitch. I'm not going to pack it in, I just have to stick to my plan."

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake


SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.