The Phillies Zone Archive: August, 2011

Fight night

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SAN FRANCISCO — In the middle of the visitors clubhouse, Shane Victorino adjusted his cufflinks and prepared to speak. He was calm now... Read more

Is Ben Francisco in danger of losing a roster spot?

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SAN FRANCISCO — The signs must be painfully clear for Ben Francisco. He has been a Phillie since July 29, 2009, a toss-in on the first... Read more

Game 112: Return of Sanchez

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SAN FRANCISCO -- No loss in the National League Championship Series last October was more frustrating than Game 6, and not just because it... Read more

Phillies to unveil Harry Kalas statue

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A group of Phillies fans long lobbied for a statue of Harry Kalas to grace Citizens Bank Park, and that dream becomes reality on Aug. 14. The... Read more

Lee at his best

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Cliff Lee laughed at the simplicity of it all. But he was happy, so happy that he bounced around the visiting clubhouse wearing... Read more

Ryan Howard, fastballs, and the fallacy of protection

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Of the 17 pitches Ryan Howard saw from three Colorado Rockies pitchers Wednesday, eight were fastballs. He hit a two-run double... Read more

Madson placed on paternity leave list

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Phillies placed righthander Ryan Madson on the paternity leave list Thursday, meaning they will be without their closer... Read more

Oswalt's return set for Sunday in San Francisco

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DENVER -- The Four Aces' storyline that dominated spring training in Clearwater never really carried into the regular season for the Phillies... Read more

Oswalt's return will force some decisions

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DENVER -- Roy Oswalt's expected return to the rotation this weekend in San Francisco is going to force the Phillies to make some decisions... Read more

Put another one in the Phillies' unlikely wins column

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DENVER -- By the end of the long, hot evening, Shane Victorino was pointing at his mother and father as they celebrated his game-winning home... Read more