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The Phillies Zone Archive: April, 2013
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While waiting for Carlos Ruiz, a catcher evaluation
Tue, Apr 16, 2013, 5:52 PM
CINCINNATI — On Monday, Erik Kratz hit into a double play and could not block a Cliff Lee curveball to prevent a run from scoring. He...
Ryan Howard's diminished mobility could force more substitution
Tue, Apr 16, 2013, 5:14 PM
CINCINNATI — When Ryan Howard runs, it looks unpleasant. The hulking first baseman — never known for his speed — is 18 months...
A day of rest for Chase Utley
Mon, Apr 15, 2013, 5:42 PM
CINCINNATI — There was no stare, no eye rolling, nothing. When Charlie Manuel told Chase Utley he was not in the lineup for Monday's...
Former Bostonian Jonathan Papelbon jarred by news of explosions
Mon, Apr 15, 2013, 5:20 PM
CINCINNATI — The images of terror were shown on four TVs inside the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ballpark. A shirtless Jonathan...
Marlins capitalize on ninth-inning stumbles
Sun, Apr 14, 2013, 9:09 AM
MIAMI - The pitch went where Phillippe Aumont wanted it. Manager Charlie Manuel kept the ground-ball pitcher on the mound for this very reason...
Old friend Chad Qualls silences Phillies
Sun, Apr 14, 2013, 6:20 PM
MIAMI — The Phillies were primed to explode Sunday. Then Chad Qualls entered the game. Last season, Qualls was napalm in tight situations...
Freddy Galvis hits, gets hit
Sun, Apr 14, 2013, 6:07 PM
MIAMI — A clubhouse attendant stuck out his right hand and Freddy Galvis shook it. He fist-bumped another with his right hand. Less than...
Giancarlo Stanton could miss entire weekend series
Sat, Apr 13, 2013, 10:32 AM
MIAMI — One of Charlie Manuel's favorite shows is Giancarlo Stanton's batting practice. The Phillies manager first noticed it one afternoon...
Michael Young is sick; Freddy Galvis makes first start
Sat, Apr 13, 2013, 5:46 PM
MIAMI — Charlie Manuel wants to play Freddy Galvis. But then he scans his lineup and sees an infield producing. There is no room for...
Game 11: Facing a pitching phenom
Sat, Apr 13, 2013, 3:35 PM
MIAMI — Jose Fernandez is 20 years old. His highest level of experience before 2013 was at single A, in the Florida State League. In...