The Phillies Zone Archive: August, 2011

A lefty is pitching and Mayberry is starting

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WASHINGTON — No, it's not a platoon, says Charlie Manuel. But evidence suggests otherwise. Yet again, John Mayberry Jr. starts with... Read more

Game 123: Howard, Ruiz return to lineup

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WASHINGTON — Both Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz are back in Charlie Manuel's lineup after each missed a brief time with minor injuries... Read more

Herndon's night

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Among the bags waiting to be loaded on the train carrying the Phillies to Washington early Friday morning was David Herndon's guitar. "Gotta... Read more

Solving the lefty bench bat riddle

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As far as problems go, this should be considered a victory in that a lefthanded bench bat is the last missing piece for these Phillies. They... Read more

Pence's bacon and sliding

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In the span of 12 hours Wednesday, Hunter Pence tweeted about bacon and unnecessarily slid into third base only to score on the same play. It's... Read more

Victorino begins 2-game suspension tonight

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Shane Victorino's appeal was heard by Major League Baseball and his suspension was reduced from three games to two. That hiatus will begin... Read more

Schwimer called up

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The Phillies placed Joe Blanton on the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for righthander Michael Schwimer, who takes Placido... Read more

Howard's hand injury not serious

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A minor hullabaloo stirred during Wednesday's game when TV cameras showed Ryan Howard shaking his right hand and grimacing in pain following... Read more

A rare feat

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For the first time in his career, Roy Halladay lost a complete game in which he carried a lead into the ninth at home. He finished the 65th... Read more

Ruiz out of lineup

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Charlie Manuel's lineup was not posted on the clubhouse board until about an hour before game time. That's because the Phillies manager was... Read more