High Cheese Archive: June, 2009

Heat, humidity and the wonder hamster

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We're here in St. Petersburg, where it is 72 degrees and fluorescent. I'm not a big fan of indoor baseball. There's a reason the Rays are... Read more

Lidge to pitch 8th in rehab stint

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Trying to simulate more usual game conditions, Phillies reliever Brad Lidge is scheduled to pitch the eighth inning tonight for the Class A... Read more

Condrey to disabled list

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The Phillies battered bullpen will take another hit tomorrow, when the Phillies plan to place righthander Clay Condrey on the disabled list... Read more

Howard diagnosed with acute sinusitis; could play tomorrow

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Just received an update from the Phillies on Ryan Howard, who has been out of the line-up for two straight games with an illness: “Ryan... Read more

Simply put: It's the pitching

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Charlie Manuel rose through the ranks as a hitting coach. That's what he knows. The Phillies' line-up is built to hit. That's what they know... Read more

Ibanez on Injury

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In case you missed it, here are some excerpts from Raul Ibanez's interview on Daily News Live, where I tried to get a clearer picture of the... Read more

Another June Swoon?

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Last June 13, the Phillies erupted for 20 runs in a 20-2 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis. At the time, they looked poise to go on a summer... Read more

More on Ibanez and Lidge and the trade market

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Busy day here at the old ballyard. The tarp is off the field and it looks like we shouldn't have any problem getting this one in. A quick... Read more

OF Raul Ibanez placed on 15-day disabled list - UPDATED

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Phillies outfielder Raul Ibanez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain, which clearly hampered him during last night's... Read more

Coste to start tonight

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Chris Coste will start behind the plate tonight in place of Carloe Ruiz with lefthander Jamie Moyer on the mound against Toronto. Coste will... Read more