The Phillies Zone Archive: June, 2012

Checking on Florida Phillies

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TORONTO — Chase Utley (knees) played five innings at second base in a minor-league intrasquad game Saturday and went 2 for 3 with a walk... Read more

Antonio Bastardo out with self-inflicted wound

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TORONTO — The left side of Antonio Bastardo's face looks as if he entered a boxing ring, but he merely stepped foot in the weight room... Read more

The time Jim Thome hit a ball so hard it (almost) vanished

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TORONTO — After an exhaustive search, Jim Thome's 607th home run ball was found. Thome's three-run homer Thursday landed in a flower... Read more

Domonic Brown sidelined yet again by injury

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TORONTO — Just when Domonic Brown was reentering the collective consciousness of Philadelphia, the erstwhile top prospect suffered another... Read more

Game 66: Oh, Canada

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TORONTO — The Phillies arrived north of the border early Friday morning and will play two games in less than 24 hours against the Blue... Read more

What's eating Cole Hamels?

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Phillies could celebrate victory Wednesday, that is, all of the Phillies except Cole Hamels. "I definitely won't enjoy... Read more

Game 65: Tornadoes, hail and baseball

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MINNEAPOLIS — The forecast for baseball is not promising, especially when "large hail" and "funnel-like storms" are predicted. But the... Read more

It's the pitching, stupid

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MINNEAPOLIS — A season ago, the Phillies were 30-47 when they scored three or fewer runs. That means they won 39 percent of the time... Read more

Utley booed after fifth at-bat ends in third strikeout

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UPDATE FIVE CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The crowd is thinning here at Bright House Field as the game heads to extra innings, but a few of the fans... Read more

Game 63: Can Minnesota cure a sickness?

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Phillies are 8.5 games out of first place, the furthest they've been since June 2, 2007. Following a day off, nearly... Read more