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The Phillies Zone Archive: February, 2013
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If it's on the ground, John Lannan is happy
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 3:10 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Only eight starting pitchers have induced ground balls at a higher rate than John Lannan since 2008. Lannan is not...
Guaranteed a spot, Kyle Kendrick can use spring to tinker
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 2:40 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — One of the upshots of Kyle Kendrick being guaranteed a rotation spot this winter is the freedom of a spring without...
With field wet, Chase Utley is scratched from lineup
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 12:58 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Some 40 minutes before Tuesday's scheduled first pitch, Charlie Manuel and Ryne Sandberg took a stroll to where Chase...
Cliff Lee and the importance of throwing strike one
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 10:35 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Last season, Cliff Lee threw a first-pitch strike to 71 percent of the batters he faced. No pitcher had been that...
Grape 4: Yankees at Phillies
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 9:08 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Clearwater High School, located a few miles down the road from Bright House Field, nicknames its sports teams the...
Domonic Brown continues strong start with long dinger
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 4:37 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Domonic Brown swung and the ball disappeared behind the black batter's eye at Bright House Field. In the dugout, Charlie...
Grape 3: Tigers at Phillies
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 8:55 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — For the second straight day, Domonic Brown is not in Charlie Manuel's starting lineup. Brown is not hurt, nor is he...
Mike Stutes stumbles in spring debut
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 5:01 PM
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...
Miguel Cabrera destroyed a Jonathan Papelbon fastball
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 4:50 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — During batting practice, it is not an uncommon sight at Bright House Field. Balls fly over the tiki bar in left field...
Roy Halladay throws strikes, allows home run in spring debut
Sun, Feb 24, 2013, 2:12 PM
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...