High Cheese Archive: March, 2009

Lidge, Durbin Debuts, plus a look at the bullpen

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The rotation for Wednesday's game against the Braves has been set, and it is notable because both Brad Lidge and Chad Durbin are scheduled... Read more

Ruiz OK, starting tonight

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Just got an update from assistant general manager Scott Proefrock -- Carlos Ruiz is OK and will start tonight in Panama's game against the... Read more

Updates on Ruiz, Kalas

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We've got updates on Harry Kalas and Carlos Ruiz down below. First, the line-up for today's game against the Braves. Joe Blanton is pitching... Read more

Ever wonder about Paul Hagen's thoughts on the stimulus package?

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Well, now's your chance. Our esteemed national baseball writer will be chatting live on Philly.com tomorrow at 11 a.m. Not sure if there is... Read more

The race for No. 5 begins today

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It has been something of a running joke throughout these first three-plus weeks of spring training. We, the fourth estate, ask pitching coach... Read more

Rollins: Back No Problem

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I caught up with Jimmy Rollins this morning as he was walking from the Team USA clubhouse at Bright House Field to the Phillies clubhouse... Read more

If a home run falls in an exhibition game. . .

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Just to make life a little more difficult for those trying to quantify spring performance, none of the performances from the Phillies' game... Read more

Hamstring hampering Coste

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If you are wondering why Chris Coste has just one at-bat this spring, there is a good reason: he is hampered by a sore hamstring that could... Read more

Does Giles have a shot?

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It's an interesting question, the one posited in the subject line of this blog post. When he signed in the offseason for a minor league deal... Read more

Free agent lefty still unlikely

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The Phillies continue to monitor their free agent bullpen options, but as of yesterday morning lefthanders Will Ohman and Joe Beimel were still... Read more