The Phillies Zone Archive: April, 2013

Jim Thome is lonely

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CLEVELAND — Charlie Manuel is big in this city. He was fired as Indians manager in 2002, but Cleveland featured prolific offenses under... Read more

Phillies keep Erik Kratz, hope Humberto Quintero clears waivers

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NEW YORK — In the grand scheme of things, a backup catcher is not paramount to a team's success. The Phillies possessed two backup catchers... Read more

Humberto Quintero catches on eve of Carlos Ruiz's return

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NEW YORK — It's a day game after a night game, so the lone change in Charlie Manuel's lineup Saturday is at catcher. Humberto Quintero... Read more

Why Phillies attendance numbers matter

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On Thursday, 33,443 people paid to watch the Phillies lose again. It was the largest attendance at Citizens Bank Park in three days, and another... Read more

Mental, physical break extends for Ben Revere

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NEW YORK — Ask Charlie Manuel and he will say the timing of Ben Revere's injury — soreness in his left quad — was not the... Read more

Could Delmon DH next week? Probably not

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NEW YORK — The Phillies will need a designated hitter for two days beginning Tuesday. They play their first of 10 interleague games at... Read more

Game 23: Looking for a series split

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Michael Young, who had his 14-game hitting streak snapped in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh, isn’t in the Phillies starting... Read more

Frustration, losses mounting for Phillies

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Charlie Manuel seems like a man who is running out of answers. The Phillies manager is trying everything to get the team jumpstarted and nothing... Read more

Video: Charlie Manuel at a loss for words after Phillies' latest collapse

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The Phillies fell to the Pirates 6-4 on Thursday. As the Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports, it was the Phillies' first-ever series loss to Pittsburgh... Read more

Jonathan Pettibone will start again; early attendance woes

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Immediately following Jonathan Pettibone's solid debut, Charlie Manuel was unwilling to label the 22-year-old righty a member of his rotation... Read more