High Cheese Archive: May, 2011

Pre-game notes: Blanton, Oswalt, Schneider, more. . .

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Reports of the demises of Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton were overblown. At least that is the indication from Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee... Read more

Questions about rotation, Ruiz

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Welcome to Civil Rights Weekend, baseball's annual attempt to make up for a half century of racial exclusion. Actor Morgan Freeman and guitarist... Read more

Ruiz ready for next step

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CLEARWATER, Fla. – When Carlos Ruiz returned to Bright House Field after playing in his second straight extended spring game, something... Read more

What happened to the Late Show?

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Forget about Josh Johnson. Let's talk about Mike Dunn and Leo Nunez. Last night, the Marlins' set-up/closer combo shut down the eighth and... Read more

Expect Utley back sooner rather than later

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Chase Utley won't be playing Wednesday for the Clearwater Threshers. That much the Phillies will say. It would be his third... Read more

Utley to make rehab start; Ruiz update

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Breaking news from the Clearwater Bureau of the Daily News, also known as Paul Hagen. . . Chase Utley will step up his rehab tonight, making... Read more

Free Domonic Brown?

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There are two points of view, and I'm glad it is not my job to pick one to adhere to. We are, as usual, talking about Domonic Brown, who continues... Read more

Oswalt targeting Tuesday return, plus other pre-game fodder

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Greetings from Sun Life Stadium, where there is usually far more Sun than Life. Lots of notes to cover. A more expansive version will be in... Read more

Tougher time for Utley in Game 2

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TAMPA -- Chase Utley’s second game in extended spring training was a little bit more difficult than the first. Utley went 1-for-7 today... Read more

Greg Dobbs gets three hits, raises average to .359. . .

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. . .that was the headline staring back at me as I looked at the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel today. It looks like Greg Dobbs is back in 2008... Read more