High Cheese Archive: April, 2008

The line-up juggling continues: Utley at first, Coste batting fifth

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Lots of stuff to get to. . . First, you'll see a familiar face on first base today, but it won't be Ryan Howard. Chase Utley will make the... Read more

On to Pittsburgh!

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Greetings from Chicago. Actually, greetings from Rosemont, or somewhere near there, where Chicago's O'Hare International is located. Maybe... Read more

Manuel hopes two days off cures Howard's "over-trying"

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Ask Ryan Howard's mom. Seriously. Ask her. "She'll tell you that I've never hit good in April," Howard said. "She'll take... Read more

Rollins taking batting practice in Clearwater

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Jimmy Rollins, continuing to recover from his sprained left ankle, is scheduled to take batting practice today in Florida. Still no word on... Read more

Howard Sitting

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In the wake of the Phillies' 5-4 loss to the Brewers last night, the door to Charlie Manuel's office swung open and Ryan Howard lumbered out... Read more

Livin' by the long ball

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The Phillies entered last night having scored half of their 94 runs by way of home run. That's 50 percent, the second-highest ratio in the... Read more

Burrell shines (again), Phils climb from behind (Again)

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It’s official. Do not walk a batter – Ryan Howard or otherwise – to get to Pat Burrell. Not this April, and – if... Read more

Billy Wagner takes Phillies fans to task

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This is a day old, but I just ran across it for the first time in the New York Post. . . Billy Wagner was very critical of Philadelphia sports... Read more

The Play

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Phils 9, Rockies 5. . . Good evening from Denver. . . Another wild one here. Seems like I end up typing that after every game. For what it's... Read more

No speed, but plenty of power

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The Phillies have scored all four of their runs on home runs thus far tonight, including an inside-the-park job by Jayson Werth, the Phillies... Read more