High Cheese Archive: May, 2008

60 runs in five days

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I devoted most of today's story to Brett Myers turnaround yesterday. I don't know if I've ever seen someone be so bad for one inning and then... Read more

Let's talk starting pitching. . .

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With tonight's start by Brett Myers kicking off the 12th trip through the rotation this season, it's time to consider a question that will... Read more

Victorino finding himself at the plate

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Shane Victorino isn't a patient hitter. It kind of fits with his personality. But over the past couple weeks, he appears to have become more... Read more

Utley leads All-Star Voting

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As of about five minutes ago, Chase Utley was 100,000 votes ahead of Chipper Jones for the lead among all major leaguers in fan All Star... Read more

Perhaps it's time to give Kyle Kendrick his due. . .

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I will fully admit to being skeptical of Kyle Kendrick prior to the start of this season, and I know I wasn't the only one. He'd pitched just... Read more

Burrell scratched with left neck stiffness

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Just received word that Pat Burrell has been scratched from tonight's line-up with left neck stiffness, so if you are wondering why Greg Dobbs... Read more

Benson will likely make first minor league start Sunday

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After a couple of set-backs that appeared to put him severely behind the curve in his quest to make it back to the big leagues, it sounds like... Read more

Onward and Upward?

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Down in the dugout yesterday, Charlie Manuel was asked by one of my brethren what it would be like for this Phillies team to actually cement... Read more

His and her's Chase Utley jerseys: Cute or Pathetic?

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I've noticed an alarming trend at Citizen's Bank Ballpark this season. Countless young married couples - most of whom seem like good people... Read more

Taguchi gets the start in right field

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About a half hour before game time here. A military brass band is playing. Feels like Memorial Day. Quite possibly the best weather we've had... Read more