The Phillies Zone Archive: April, 2011

Loose ends: Ibanez, Contreras and Bastardo

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SAN DIEGO -- A lot to dissect from a wild 11-inning win Saturday night. We discussed the intentional walk ahead of Ryan Howard earlier, so... Read more

Contreras placed on DL; Stutes coming up

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SAN DIEGO -- Jose Contreras has a strained flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, meaning... Read more

Motivation for Howard

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SAN DIEGO -- Let this be a lesson in the perils of small sample sizes. Padres manager Bud Black was faced with two options in the 11th inning... Read more

Game 20: A chance to make history

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SAN DIEGO -- The 1969 Phillies were a dysfunctional group. Not only did they lose 99 games, but star Dick Allen was suspended for a month in... Read more

Evaluating a half season of Oswalt

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SAN DIEGO -- Roy Oswalt started his 16th regular-season game as a Phillie on Thursday night. There is no milestone about it. We just have approximately... Read more

Game 19: Riding Ibanez and more Oswalt praise

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SAN DIEGO -- The Phillies' lineup in Game 19 looks the same as it has eight previous times. That means Raul Ibanez, who carries a 4 for 29... Read more

Game 18: Two teams made for Petco Park

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SAN DIEGO -- The Phillies have not lost a game in this city since 2008, carrying a seven-game winning streak at Petco Park into tonight's series... Read more

Video: Phillies beat Brewers, avoid sweep

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Video: The Inquirer's Bob Brookover and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss the Phillies' comeback win over the Brewers with Tom Haudricourt of... Read more

Blanton was better

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Lost in the shuffle of a cold offense, two tie games blown by a shaky bullpen and 12 innings of baseball was Joe Blanton's rebound. The Phillies'... Read more

Game 16: Mayberry gets first start

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Finally, John Mayberry Jr. will start. In the season's first 15 games, Mayberry has 10 plate appearances with four pinch-hits. Charlie Manuel... Read more