The Phillies Zone Archive: April, 2012

Game 15: Ruiz sits again

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SAN DIEGO — Carlos Ruiz is out of the Phillies lineup for the second straight night because of a sore wrist. And after a four-run outburst... Read more

Video: What's the ideal lineup for the Phillies?

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Video: Should Jimmy Rollins be leading off for the Phillies? Can they get by with Placido Polanco at third base? The Inquirer's Marc Narducci... Read more

A lost Mayberry

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SAN DIEGO — Another day of failure complete, John Mayberry Jr. plopped down at a laptop and began scrolling through the footage. He... Read more

Ruiz out with sore wrist

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SAN DIEGO — His left wrist hurt immediately when Carlos Ruiz withstood Will Venable crashing into him in the sixth inning Thursday. The... Read more

Game 14: The prodigal son returns

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SAN DIEGO — Invariably, there is a local reporter who will approach Cole Hamels upon his return to this city, the place where he was... Read more

Phillies belong in the basement right now

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Last place is the last place you want to be even in the middle of April. But that's where the Phillies stand in the National League East,... Read more

Resolution for Howard?

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SAN DIEGO — Ryan Howard will see a specialist again Friday and could finally receive the news he's been waiting for. "Hopefully," Ruben... Read more

Game 13: It gets better, right?

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SAN DIEGO — Maybe all the Phillies need is a stop in this beautiful city. They have, after all, won 11 straight games at Petco Park... Read more

An appreciation for Lee

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SAN FRANCISCO — One ace watched another dazzle and Roy Halladay could relate. Sort of. He's twice pitched into the 10th inning, but both... Read more

More frustration for Polanco

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SAN FRANCISCO — This was the place last August where Placido Polanco relented. His body could no longer sustain the abuse of a double... Read more