High Cheese Archive: April, 2012

Where have all the lefties gone? Jeff Karstens probably doesn't care.

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There once was a time that the Phillies line-up swung so far left you showed up at the ballpark expecting to wade through a Tea Party protest... Read more

Nix starting at first base: Tonight's lineup vs. Jeff Karstens

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Laynce Nix gets the start tonight at first base against Pirates righthander Jeff Karstens. Nix started six games at first base last year for... Read more

The Freddy Galvis equilibrium

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Those of you who think that advanced metrics deserve a spot alongside chips, dips and dorks might want to take a moment to stick a couple of... Read more

Trevor May makes his Double-A debut, but don't call him a Baby Ace

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Full disclosure: I'm not a fan of the Baby Aces moniker that has become attached to the two or three or, depending on who is doing the labeling... Read more

As Contreras struggles at Clearwater, Qualls poised to fill in

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Chad Qualls and Antonio Bastardo's names will not appear in the box score from yesterday's 1-0 win over the Pirates, but they did provide some... Read more

Live Cheese, Game No. 1: Phillies (0-0) at Pirates (0-0)

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We're going to try to kick the in-game commentary up a notch this season, and this will be the blog post where we kick it. Check back throughout... Read more

Remember the time Danys Baez picked up the Win on Opening Day?

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Somebody asked me on Twitter today if I played left field for the Rangers. I do not. But I do give a pretty mean weather report, and right... Read more

Opening day line-up unveiled; Victorino leading off makes sense

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After so much talk surrounding Juan Pierre as a leadoff hitter, Charlie Manuel opted to go with Shane Victorino at the top spot in the order... Read more

Opening Day: Projected incarnations of the Phillies line-up

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Good morning, and welcome to Pittsburgh, the only place in the world where a salad order is accompanied by the question, "Do you want fries... Read more

For Phillies, three lefts might make a platoon

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What do you get when you take a left-handed slugger and a left-handed singles hitter and put them together in left field? If you are Charlie... Read more