High Cheese Archive: August, 2011

Phillies announce deal for Bowker

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The Phillies formally announced the acquisiton of outfielder John Bowker from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later... Read more

Blanton could face hitters soon - plus other notes

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Talking to Joe Blanton throughout the season, it has been clear how bad he wants to get back onto the field and at least try to contribute... Read more

All eyes on Hamels

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We've reached a point where the search for potential meaning requires a considerable amount of effort. With 33 games remaining, their magic... Read more

As expected, Phillies activate Hamels

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As expected, lefthander Cole Hamels was activated from the disabled list today and will start tonight in Cincinnati. Infielder/outfielder... Read more

Hamels "fabulous," rotation altered

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You can bet Rich Dubee is glad that today's Earthquake did not alter his plans for the Phillies rotation. The pitching coach had already written... Read more

Hamels to DL; scheduled to start Monday

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Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 13, with left shoulder inflammation. Hamels... Read more

The Thome Pipe Dream

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The first thing you need to understand is that the Major League Baseball commissioner's office wields a significant amount of behind-the-scenes... Read more

Rollins placed on disabled list

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Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain suffered yesterday against Washington. To fill... Read more

Rollins leaves with groin strain

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Word from the Phillies' dugout is that Jimmy Rollins has left today's game with a right groin strain that he apparently suffered while fielding... Read more

Madson/Lidge in 2008 vs. Bastardo/Madson in 2011

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Of all the positives signs the Phillies have shown over the last month, from the continued excellence of their starting rotation to the resurgence... Read more