High Cheese Archive: April, 2011

Pedro Martinez doesn't want to go into the Hall of Fame as a Phillie

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There's a decent interview with Pedro Martinez in today's New York Times. You can get the whole thing here, but to sum it up: He doesn't consider... Read more

Game 9 (6-2): Martinez in line-up, Hamels vs. Lowe

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The forecast today in Atlanta calls for a high of 87 degrees. The last time Cole Hamels pitched, the game-time temp was 49 degrees, with a... Read more

Bastardo ties Phillies record with six consecutive strikeouts

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Well, the pitching news wasn't all bad. . . Although Cliff Lee allowed six runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Braves Friday night, Antonio... Read more

Game 7: Phillies (5-1) at Braves (3-4)

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Atlanta isn't my favorite city in the world, but it is in the 70's so I'll take it. The Braves enter tonight having lost three straight games... Read more

Game 6 (4-1): Can this line-up solve Jon Niese?

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Ben Francisco has been locked in since the start of spring training, and through five games that right fielder is 7-for-21 with two home runs... Read more

The offense: A five-game comparison

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In the wake of last night's 10-7 victory over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, here is a look at how the Phillies' offensive production compares... Read more

Blanton's night ends with big inning

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One of the reasons Joe Blanton finished last season with a 4.82 ERA was his propensity for giving up a big inning. Blanton allowed at least... Read more

Game 5: Orr, Schneider in line-up

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One of my beat-writing resolutions this season: Do a better job at posting the line-up and some pre-game notes each night. I'll also try to... Read more

Howard's Stance: 2010 vs. 2011

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Among the truisms when it comes to covering baseball: 1) Talk about the brisk pace of play in the seventh inning and the game is guaranteed... Read more

Video: Hamels, Blanton and Victorino

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Video: David Murphy of the Daily News discusses Cole Hamels' rough start against the Mets, Joe Blanton's first start, and Victorino's slow... Read more