The Phillies Zone Archive: April, 2013

While waiting for Carlos Ruiz, a catcher evaluation

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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... Read more

Ryan Howard's diminished mobility could force more substitution

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CINCINNATI — When Ryan Howard runs, it looks unpleasant. The hulking first baseman — never known for his speed — is 18 months... Read more

A day of rest for Chase Utley

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CINCINNATI — There was no stare, no eye rolling, nothing. When Charlie Manuel told Chase Utley he was not in the lineup for Monday's... Read more

Former Bostonian Jonathan Papelbon jarred by news of explosions

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CINCINNATI — The images of terror were shown on four TVs inside the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ballpark. A shirtless Jonathan... Read more

Marlins capitalize on ninth-inning stumbles

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MIAMI - The pitch went where Phillippe Aumont wanted it. Manager Charlie Manuel kept the ground-ball pitcher on the mound for this very reason... Read more

Old friend Chad Qualls silences Phillies

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MIAMI — The Phillies were primed to explode Sunday. Then Chad Qualls entered the game. Last season, Qualls was napalm in tight situations... Read more

Freddy Galvis hits, gets hit

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MIAMI — A clubhouse attendant stuck out his right hand and Freddy Galvis shook it. He fist-bumped another with his right hand. Less than... Read more

Giancarlo Stanton could miss entire weekend series

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MIAMI — One of Charlie Manuel's favorite shows is Giancarlo Stanton's batting practice. The Phillies manager first noticed it one afternoon... Read more

Michael Young is sick; Freddy Galvis makes first start

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MIAMI — Charlie Manuel wants to play Freddy Galvis. But then he scans his lineup and sees an infield producing. There is no room for... Read more

Game 11: Facing a pitching phenom

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MIAMI — Jose Fernandez is 20 years old. His highest level of experience before 2013 was at single A, in the Florida State League. In... Read more