The Phillies Zone Archive: April, 2012

Cloyd a perfect replacement for Iron Pigs

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PITTSBURGH -- The most interesting minor-league story on opening day was at Allentown's Coca-Cola Park, where righthander Tyler Cloyd made... Read more

Contreras struggles at Clearwater

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PITTSBURGH -- Jose Contreras' pitching line was a red flag, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said there is no reason for concern. Contreras... Read more

Blanton to start next Thursday

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PITTSBURGH — It turns out the Phillies will not completely skip Joe Blanton in the rotation. Blanton will pitch in the team's sixth... Read more

Galvis makes (dubious) history in debut

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PITTSBURGH — Freddy Galvis did what no Phillies player had done in 42 years: He made his major-league debut in the opening day starting... Read more

Mayberry has eventful opening day — again

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PITTSBURGH — On Wednesday, Charlie Manuel told John Mayberry Jr. he would start in left field on opening day. "It was awesome," Mayberry... Read more

Three thoughts on roster

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PITTSBURGH — There were a dozen or so Pirates fans lined up outside the left field gate of PNC Park on Thursday afternoon to watch their... Read more

Galvis Continues Impressive Spring

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Freddy Galvis isn’t trying to do too much, is listening to the veterans and is just putting his head down and working hard. He’s... Read more

Blanton Encouraged By His Progress

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After a frustrating season that was considerably shortened by right elbow injuries, Phillies righthander Joe Blanton is not only glad to be... Read more

Phils To Start Regulars Tonight

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In the first of two exhibition game in at Citizens Bank Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Phillies are going with their main starting... Read more

Farewell, Florida

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Welcome to Disney, where dreams can come true. The Phillies have a simple one: Let nothing else go wrong this... Read more