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Archive: March, 2008

Game 1 -- Nationals 11, Phillies 6: A retrospective

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 1:48 AM
Thoughts, observations, and other minutiae from an 11-6 Opening Day loss to the Nationals: 1) The Phillies are remarkably thin in the bullpen: It's amazing to me that a team with World Series aspirations has Tim Lahey as one of their 11 best pitchers. That's nothing against Lahey. But the guy has... Read more

Eddie Barkowitz live blogging

Monday, March 31, 2008, 3:13 PM
For those of you who are at work and want to follow along, and maybe talk some smack, head over to Ed Barkowitz's live blog. He'll keep you updated. Of course, be sure to keep dialed into High Cheese for any big news or notes that might pop up. http://blogs.phillynews.com/dailynews/now/ Read more

Lidge in town for Opening Day; On pace for Saturday return

Monday, March 31, 2008, 2:27 PM
Ran into Brad Lidge in the clubhouse today. The Phillies threw the injured closer up to Philadelphia for the game. He'll return to Clearwater in time to pitch in a minor game tomorrow. "When they told me I went on the DL, I was a little disappointed, but i was hoping there was still a way I... Read more

Oh the weather outside is frightful. . .

Monday, March 31, 2008, 11:41 AM
It's 11:30 a.m. on Opening Day. I'll tell you what: this feels a lot like Christmas morning. I went to bed last night with an overwhelming sense of anticipation. That might sound a tad over the top. But consider: for the past 42 days we've been writing about the fifth starter and Brad Lidge's knee... Read more

Gillick expects Lidge to be ready on Saturday

Sunday, March 30, 2008, 2:23 PM
The reports on Brad Lidge continue to come back positive. The closer threw a bullpen session today, and is expected to be ready to pitch Saturday, when he is eligible to come off the disabled list. "We think he should be ready," general manager Pat Gillick said. If Lidge pitches in Cincinnati... Read more

What did we learn about the Phillies this spring?

Friday, March 28, 2008, 7:16 PM
Late blog update today. Flew into Philly this morning. The weather, I must say, is beautiful. Gray, overcast, 40 degrees. . .just like I remember it. In today's paper, we took a look what we learned about the Phillies this spring. Read it here, and feel free to chip in your $0.02. Word from the... Read more

Blackley clears waivers; Benson gets a new deal; Phillies wrap up spring

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 12:42 PM
Blogging to you live from a cramped press box at Joker-Merchant Stadium in Lakeland, where the Phillies are getting set to start their final Grapefruit League game of the spring. In about five hours, the Phillies and their coaches will hop on a charter jet at a nearby municipal airport and head up... Read more

Hello, my name is Andrew Carpenter, but you can call me Drew

Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 10:55 PM
Apologize for slacking here on High Cheese today. Things are winding down here in Clearwater and there are a bunch of loose ends to tie up. Figured I'd fill ya'll (that's what they say down here in Florida) in on one of the more intriguing performances of the spring. Andrew Carpenter, a 22-year-old... Read more

The healthy pitcher count is down to 11

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 8:37 PM
First, kudos to Mr. Paul Hagen, my esteemed colleague and personal hero who took care of the daily duties today so that I could finish up some season preview stories. That said, here's what's shaking: Lefty reliever Travis Blackley cleaned out his locker today, but nobody could figure out why. The... Read more

Darensbourg and Knotts re-assigned

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 9:30 AM
The Phillies re-assigned pitchers Vic Darensbourg and Gary Knotts. Darensbourg, a lefty, allowed four runs in his only inning of work last night. RHP J.D. Durbin allowed six runs and is likely out of the running for spots in the rotation and bullpen, but he is out of options so he'd have to clear waivers... Read more
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