High Cheese Archive: March, 2008

Benson will miss start with biceps tendinitis

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Phillies right-hander Kris Benson will miss a scheduled minor league start tomorrow, but hopes to return to the mound in about a week. The... Read more

Myers impressive; Blackley a reliever; Hamels will start two days from now

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My colleague Paul Hagen says he did a double take when he saw the box score from today's 6-2 win over the Reds. Not because the Phillies won... Read more

Silver linings in Sarasota

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It's an overcast morning in Sarasota. The Reds are finishing up batting practice. The Phillies are coming off their eighth loss in nine days... Read more

Good morning: Eaton's back, plus -- want to make $300? Ryan Howard can help

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I woke up this morning with a gut feeling, and it had nothing to do with the stone crabs I downed last night (if you are ever in the Clearwater... Read more

Are some Phillies slacking? Manuel thinks so.

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Charlie Manuel says it's time for a talk. Yeah, yeah, yeah. . .it's only spring training. But Manuel isn't satisfied with the way these... Read more

Lidge targeting Wednesday or Thursday for return to Grapefruit League action

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The report from Brad Lidge continues to be positive. We caught up with the Phillies closer a few minutes after he completed the next big step... Read more

Lohse signs with St. Louis for $4.25 million; Phillies beat writers rejoice

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When I'm 70 years old, and I look back on my life, I will remember days like these with fondness. 1. The day I got married. 2. The day I... Read more

Benson could be ready by end of May

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Kris Benson wants his next appearance to come in a Grapefruit League game. The Phillies seem more inclined to let him start at least one... Read more

Manuel: Get off Kendrick's back

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It was a pretty innocent question, but Charlie Manuel used it to give his struggling young starter a vote of confidence. Yesterday, a colleague... Read more

Hamels scratched due to flu; Madson set for first spring start

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Cole Hamels was scheduled to pitch in a minor league game today at the Carpenter Complex, but was sidelined due to a bout with the flu. It... Read more