High Cheese Archive: September, 2009

Park to miss 2-3 weeks with hamstring injury

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It had been a long day of treatment, rehabilitation and examination. And Chan Ho Park still had a team doctor to talk to. As he limped to... Read more

Werth's Historic Blast, Plus How the Rotation Sets Up

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I have today off. I had big plans. Do some laundry. Pack for a 10-day road trip that begins with a morning flight to Atlanta tomorrow. Fill... Read more

Manuel: "Very concerned" about Park's hamstring

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It was the last thing the Phillies bullpen needed, but they may have gotten it anyway in the seventh inning last night: after throwing a pitch... Read more

Dobbs returns, will his pinch-hitting stroke follow?

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When Greg Dobbs first went on the disabled list with a strained calf he suffered running the bases in a 4-2 loss at Citi Field on Aug. 21,... Read more

Lee vs. Halladay; postseason roster

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A hodge-podge of stuff today: 1) Emailer Estep Nagy checked in late last night wondering how Cliff Lee's performance has stacked up against... Read more

Magic Number: 13

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How did you spend your second-to-last off day of the Phillies' regular season? I spent it trying to calculate their magic number (numbers aren't... Read more

Predicting the playoff rotation

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The mere mention of the word playoffs to manager Charlie Manuel will prompt a lengthy soliloquy on how the Phillies are simply focused on making... Read more

The Sermon on the Mound

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He's going to take me out. That was Pedro Martinez's first thought. With two out in the eighth inning of a 1-0 game and the tying run on second... Read more

Condrey feels ready, but will pitch in one more rehab outing

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Sometimes, the most difficult part of an injury is not the injury itself -- athletes are used to physical pain; they aren't used to being away... Read more

Condrey could be activated as soon as Sunday

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Well, the Phillies finally have some good news regarding their injury-depleted bullpen. Condrey, who has not pitched since July 22 after straining... Read more