The Phillies Zone Archive: July, 2011

Polanco wants shot

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CHICAGO -- The frustration is evident in the way Placido Polanco speaks. His sentences are short; his voice is dulled. Four times last season... Read more

Victorino likely to return Tuesday

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It appears as if the Phillies will add a right-handed bat this week that will be ready to play whenever an opposing team starts a left-handed... Read more

Video: Phillies hold off Mets in series finale

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The Philadelphia Inquirer's Bob Brookover takes a look at the Phillies' 8-5 victory over the Mets with Mark Hale of the New York Post. Download... Read more

Polanco placed on DL, Madson activated

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Third baseman Placido Polanco has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation, retroactive to July 5, Assistant General... Read more

Madson back in bullpen, but not back as closer

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Ryan Madson is back from the disabled list, but not back as the closer. Placido Polanco is on the disabled list, but if he has his way it... Read more

Command goes, but not confidence for Lidge

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TRENTON -- Brad Lidge says he has his health. He insists that his fastball is getting more and more MPH. So Lidge says he wasn’t going... Read more

Lee was fine with second inning

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PHOENIX -- Cliff Lee smiled in a hallway underneath Chase Field. He was asked what his pitching coach, Rich Dubee, might have thought when... Read more

Want changes to the All-Star Game? Keep waiting.

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PHOENIX -- For the first time in three years, Charlie Manuel does not have to worry about managing an All-Star Game tonight. But you can bet... Read more

Cosart's report on the Baby Aces

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PHOENIX -- Came away impressed with Jarred Cosart both on and off the field. Only had very brief encounters with him during spring training... Read more

Hamels critical of All-Star Game rule

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PHOENIX -- The way Cole Hamels sees it, he's throwing anyway Tuesday, so why not let him pitch in the All-Star Game? "I need to find a catcher... Read more