The Phillies Zone Archive: April, 2012

Patience is only answer for Polanco and Mayberry

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After a loss like Tuesday night's in San Francisco, there are really only two things to talk about: Placido Polanco and John Mayberry Jr. Polanco... Read more

Game 12: Another lineup

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Phillies will play their 12th game of 2012 tonight. Charlie Manuel will use his 10th different lineup. 1. Juan Pierre... Read more

Phillies have 4 picks in top 100

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SAN FRANCISCO — For the first time since 2008, the Phillies will pick four times in Major League Baseball's top 100 draft picks. The... Read more

Halladay's velocity is down, results are not

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SAN FRANCISCO — Roy Halladay never went looking Monday for that black stationary bike in the bowels of AT&T Park. He had not stepped... Read more

'It's a special deal'

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SAN FRANCISCO — Last November, Frank Coppenbarger sent a text message to Pat Burrell. Coppenbarger, the Phillies' longtime director of... Read more

Game 11: Righty heavy

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SAN FRANCISCO — For the fourth time in 11 games, the Phillies face a lefthanded starter. And predictably, Charlie Manuel will employ... Read more

What a difference defense can make

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The focus through spring training and the embroyonic stages of the regular season has been the Phillies' offense. Too many singles, not enough... Read more

Runnin' Phillies

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SAN FRANCISCO — It's hard to label something "a trend" after only nine baseball games. That the Phillies are tied for the major-league... Read more

Status quo for Howard

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SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Howard saw an undisclosed wound specialist Monday in Philadelphia and the status quo remains. He cannot expand his... Read more

Game 10: A pitching treat

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SAN FRANCISCO — Welcome to AT&T Park, where the Phillies and Giants have shared plenty of moments in the last two seasons. Ryan Madson... Read more