The Phillies Zone Archive: April, 2012

Game 4: Pierre on top

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The wind is blowing hard to right field, so it's a good thing the Phillies have all those lefthanded power bats in their lineup. Oh, whoops... Read more

Bunts on bunts on bunts

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PITTSBURGH — The manager kept pounding his desk with his right hand. It wasn't because he was angry, but Charlie Manuel spoke with conviction... Read more

Pierre makes up for botched opportunities

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PHILLIES ZONE LIVE: GAME 3 FROM BEAUTIFUL PNC PARK Here we are for the final game of the Phillies' season-opening series with the Pittsburgh... Read more

Game 3: The quest for runs

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PITTSBURGH — And on the third game, Charlie Manuel sacrificed his defense for offense. The manager will start Jim Thome and Juan Pierre... Read more

Doc on Vanimal

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PITTSBURGH -- Vance Worley will start his second big-league season -- those five appearances in 2010 don't count as a season -- as a member... Read more

Qualls unavailable with heel injury

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PITTSBURGH — The Phillies signed Chad Qualls this winter because they valued his durability; no pitcher has appeared in more games since... Read more

Bunt work paying off for Rollins; Defense delivering

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LIVE ZONE: PHILLIES GAME 2 We have a new addition to Phillies Zone this season called the in-game blog and tonight, I am your in-game blogger... Read more

No Thome yet

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PITTSBURGH — There was only one change to Manuel's Saturday lineup from opening day; Laynce Nix started at first base. The manager said... Read more

Worley's changes ready for deployment

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PITTSBURGH — When his teammates finally headed north, Vance Worley was relegated to another day in Florida. Worley had to do his throwing... Read more

Game 2: Return of Clifton

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PITTSBURGH — Charlie Manuel said he expects to tinker with his lineup often in the early parts of the season. For Game 2 of 2012, he... Read more