The Phillies Zone Archive: May, 2012

Papelbon by The Book

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WASHINGTON — In five of the Phillies' 14 losses, they have watched their opponent dance on the field in celebration. Friday night's 4-3... Read more

A May litmus test

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ON A TRAIN — Ignore the hype, the concocted PR scams for attention, and the indignant fans who think they are taking it to The Man by... Read more

Another closer's pain

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WASHINGTON — When Jonathan Papelbon arrived at his first spring training with the Phillies in February, he referred to Mariano Rivera... Read more

Halladay returns; Lee scheduled for bullpen

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WASHINGTON — Two brief updates on a few $20 million arms: Hours before Friday's first pitch, Roy Halladay walked to left field at Nationals... Read more

Game 27: Natitude

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WASHINGTON — They have renamed this ballpark on the banks of the Anacostia River for the weekend. It's now known as "Natitude Park" and... Read more

Who would have pitched after Sanches?

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ATLANTA — Had Brian Sanches not allowed a game-winning home run to Chipper Jones and held the Braves scoreless in the 11th inning, he... Read more

Ruiz in rare company

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ATLANTA — Carlos Ruiz's seven RBIs in Wednesday's 15-13 loss to the Braves were the most ever for a Phillies catcher. When a team employee... Read more

Dissecting craziness

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ATLANTA — Begin with this: The Phillies scored 13 runs Wednesday. Sure enough, they lost, for the first time since 1969 when scoring... Read more

Manuel likes Rollins' energy

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ATLANTA — During the first weeks of baseball, they grasped at silver linings with the knowledge it was early. One of them was, "Jimmy... Read more

Injury updates on Herndon, Brown, Biddle

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ATLANTA — A few injury tidbits on this Wednesday: - David Herndon has a right flexor pronator strain and will not throw for at least... Read more