High Cheese Archive: April, 2013

Phillies starting rotation becoming reliable

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Kyle Kendrick pitched seven shutout innings at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday night. But when he went to sleep, he still didn't know if... Read more

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't feel safe in crowds of fans, thinks Pres. Obama wants to take his guns

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One of the biggest changes in my philosophy about writing and reporting over the last decade involves athletes and their off-the-field views... Read more

Phillies catching a break?

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Five observations: A tale of two leadoff hitters, and one Cliff Lee

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Five facts and/or observations from the Phillies' 4-2 loss to the Reds on Monday night: 1) Last night, it took the Washington Nationals three... Read more

Papelbon has a heavy heart over former hometown

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As most of the Phillies checked into the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ball Park on Monday, the explosions at the conclusion of the... Read more

Will Phillies feast on Bronson Arroyo?

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It was a festive scene in the visiting clubhouse at Marlins Park on Sunday, because all is well that ends well. Roy Halladay pitched eight... Read more

Five observations: Halladay still not Halladay, but he'll take the results

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Five thoughts on the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Marlins on Sunday: 1) In 75 innings against starting pitchers this season, the Marlins have... Read more

Halladay wins career No.200

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Three years ago in the same city, Roy Halladay retreated to the clubhouse following a win over the Marlins and was greeted to a standing ovation... Read more

Five observations: NL East pitching, struggles against lefties, more

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Five thoughts after last night's 2-1 loss to the Marlins. . . 1) You don't have to be a professional scout to watch Jose Fernandez and know... Read more

(Cleanup hitter) Placido Polanco healthy for the Marlins

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The 2012 season was not a memorable one for the Phillies and it was pretty forgettable for Placido Polanco, too. Chronic back pain kept held... Read more