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The Phillies Zone
Archive: April, 2011
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Loose ends: Ibanez, Contreras and Bastardo
Sun, Apr 24, 2011, 9:35 AM
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...
Contreras placed on DL; Stutes coming up
Sun, Apr 24, 2011, 7:17 PM
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...
Motivation for Howard
Sun, Apr 24, 2011, 12:31 AM
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...
Game 20: A chance to make history
Sat, Apr 23, 2011, 5:16 PM
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...
Evaluating a half season of Oswalt
Fri, Apr 22, 2011, 12:07 PM
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...
Game 19: Riding Ibanez and more Oswalt praise
Fri, Apr 22, 2011, 8:51 PM
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...
Game 18: Two teams made for Petco Park
Thu, Apr 21, 2011, 8:53 PM
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...
Video: Phillies beat Brewers, avoid sweep
Wed, Apr 20, 2011, 7:20 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Bob Brookover and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss the Phillies' comeback win over the Brewers with Tom Haudricourt of...
Blanton was better
Tue, Apr 19, 2011, 11:14 AM
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'...
Game 16: Mayberry gets first start
Tue, Apr 19, 2011, 3:24 PM
Finally, John Mayberry Jr. will start. In the season's first 15 games, Mayberry has 10 plate appearances with four pinch-hits. Charlie Manuel...