The Phillies Zone Archive: February, 2013

If it's on the ground, John Lannan is happy

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Only eight starting pitchers have induced ground balls at a higher rate than John Lannan since 2008. Lannan is not... Read more

Guaranteed a spot, Kyle Kendrick can use spring to tinker

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — One of the upshots of Kyle Kendrick being guaranteed a rotation spot this winter is the freedom of a spring without... Read more

With field wet, Chase Utley is scratched from lineup

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Some 40 minutes before Tuesday's scheduled first pitch, Charlie Manuel and Ryne Sandberg took a stroll to where Chase... Read more

Cliff Lee and the importance of throwing strike one

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Last season, Cliff Lee threw a first-pitch strike to 71 percent of the batters he faced. No pitcher had been that... Read more

Grape 4: Yankees at Phillies

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Clearwater High School, located a few miles down the road from Bright House Field, nicknames its sports teams the... Read more

Domonic Brown continues strong start with long dinger

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Domonic Brown swung and the ball disappeared behind the black batter's eye at Bright House Field. In the dugout, Charlie... Read more

Grape 3: Tigers at Phillies

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — For the second straight day, Domonic Brown is not in Charlie Manuel's starting lineup. Brown is not hurt, nor is he... Read more

Mike Stutes stumbles in spring debut

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — A little more than 10 months since he last appeared in a game, Mike Stutes stood on the mound at Bright House Field... Read more

Miguel Cabrera destroyed a Jonathan Papelbon fastball

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — During batting practice, it is not an uncommon sight at Bright House Field. Balls fly over the tiki bar in left field... Read more

Roy Halladay throws strikes, allows home run in spring debut

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LAKELAND, Fla. — At 1:14 p.m., Roy Halladay launched a baseball from his right hand, an act anticipated for five months. He threw 22... Read more