2013 Philadelphia Phillies season

2013 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Record 73–89 (.451)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
David Montgomery
General manager(s) Rubén Amaro, Jr.
Manager(s) Charlie Manuel (through August 16)
Ryne Sandberg (interim: August 16 – September 29)
Local television Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Comcast Network Philadelphia
PHL17 (MyNetworkTV)
(Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler, Gary Matthews)
Local radio Phillies Radio Network
WPHT 1210 AM & WIP 94.1 FM (English)
(Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, Jim Jackson)
WTTM (Spanish)
(Danny Martinez, Bill Kulik, Rickie Ricardo)
Stats ESPN.com
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The Philadelphia Phillies 2013 season was the 131st season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies played their first game of the season against the Atlanta Braves on April 1.

Offseason transactions

Season notes

On April 5, the Kansas City Royals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13–4, spoiling their home opener with a sellout crowd of 45,307 at Citizens Bank Park. The interleague matchup was a rare one between teams who first met in the 1980 World Series, as the Royals previously only visited Philadelphia in 2004. Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and George Brett, rivals when the Phillies beat the Royals to win their first championship 33 years earlier, threw out the first pitches (along with SNL's Joe Piscopo).[1]

On August 16, 2013, the Phillies fired manager Charlie Manuel replacing him with third base coach Ryne Sandberg on an interim basis.[2] At the time, the Phillies were 53–67, and Manuel had exactly 1,000 wins with the Phillies, a milestone he achieved on August 12.[3] The league and fan base mostly expressed sadness and gratitude to Manuel for his tenure.[4] Several Phillies veterans, including Chase Utley and Cole Hamels, expressed regret and guilt feeling their lack of production led to Manuel's firing; they viewed Manuel as a fatherly figure.[5] Sandberg commented the next day, "It was a roller coaster of a day emotionally. It affected me and I think it affects the players."[6] Manuel received significant accolades within the media for his class in handling the situation,[2] while the Phillies organization, namely general manager Rubén Amaro, Jr., were criticized within the media for firing Manuel at that point in the season,[7][8] as well as for not having better players.[9][10][11]

Season standings

National League East

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 9666 0.593 56–25 40–41
Washington Nationals 8676 0.531 10 47–34 39–42
New York Mets 7488 0.457 22 33–48 41–40
Philadelphia Phillies 7389 0.451 23 43–38 30–51
Miami Marlins 62100 0.383 34 36–45 26–55


National League Wild Card

Division Winners W L Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 9765 0.599
Atlanta Braves 9666 0.593
Los Angeles Dodgers 9270 0.568
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 9468 0.580 +4
Cincinnati Reds 9072 0.556
Washington Nationals 8676 0.531 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 8181 0.500 9
San Diego Padres 7686 0.469 14
San Francisco Giants 7686 0.469 14
Colorado Rockies 7488 0.457 16
Milwaukee Brewers 7488 0.457 16
New York Mets 7488 0.457 16
Philadelphia Phillies 7389 0.451 17
Chicago Cubs 6696 0.407 24
Miami Marlins 62100 0.383 28


Record vs. opponents

2013 National League Records
Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Los Angeles9–102–56–13–49–105–24–25–15–24–211–88–114–35–112–8
New York4–39–103–32–44–31–58–113–410–92–54–34–22–57–1211–9
San Diego12–75–14–33–37–128–114–34–33–42–44–38–112–42–58–12
San Francisco12–74–33–41–610–911–83–42–52–43–33–411–82–43–36–14
St. Louis3–43–412–711–84–33–44–214–55–25–29–104–24–26–010–10

Game Log

 Phillies win
 Phillies loss
BoldPhillies team member
2013 Game Log[14][15]
Overall Record: 73–89
^[a] The game was suspended at 0–0 during the middle of the ninth inning due to heavy rain, and continued at 5:30 p.m. on April 17, prior to the start of the game scheduled for that day.[16]


All players who made an appearance for the Phillies during 2013 are included.[17]

2013 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League Dave Brundage
AA Reading Fightin Phils Eastern League Dusty Wathan
A Clearwater Threshers Florida State League Chris Truby
A Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League Mickey Morandini
A-Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Nelson Prada
Rookie GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League Roly de Armas



  1. April 5 Game Recap, from ESPN.
  2. 1 2 Watanabe, Ben (August 17, 2013). "Charlie Manuel displays class in wake of being fired, asks fans to keep rooting for Phillies". Daily Blend – NESN.com. New England Sports Network. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  3. Calcaterra, Craig (August 13, 2013). "Charlie Manuel wins his 1,000th game". HardballTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  4. Jimenez, Tim; Quinones, Todd (August 16, 2013). "Fans sad, but not surprised by Manuel's firing". Latest News. CBS Philly. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  5. Pianovich, Stephen (August 17, 2013). "To core Phillies players, former manager Charlie Manuel 'like a father'". MLB.com: News. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  6. STATS LLC (August 17, 2013). "Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Preview – August 17, 2013". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  7. Nisula, Jonathan (August 16, 2013). "Charlie Manuel reportedly out, press conference at 2:30". Phillies Nation. Phillies Nation. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  8. Gleeman, Aaron (August 16, 2013). "Charlie Manuel is out as Phillies manager, Ryne Sandberg named interim replacement". HardballTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  9. Miller, Scott (August 16, 2013). "Maybe Ryne Sandberg will help, but what Phillies need is better players". CBSSports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  10. Ford, Bob (August 17, 2013). "Manuel pays for Amaro's mistakes". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  11. Stark, Jayson (August 16, 2013). "The firing of Phillies manager Charlie Manuel". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  12. Standings
  13. Standings
  14. 2013 Phillies Schedule, First half.
  15. 2013 Phillies Schedule, Second half.
  16. Game 14 Recap
  17. "2012 Philadelphia Phillies Team Roster, Payroll, Games Played". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2011.
  18. Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2013). Baseball America 2014 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-48-0.
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