High Cheese Archive: July, 2012

Placido Polanco is battling a sore back; Utley and Howard seeing increased workload

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Placido Polanco has been battling a sore back for at least the last week, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel revealed prior to Monday's series... Read more

Wigginton starting at third base as Phillies open Brewers series against Randy Wolf

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The Phillies are 5-4 since the All-Star Break, still 10.5 games back in the Wild Card race. The trade deadline is eight days away. Here's... Read more

Nix activated from the disabled list

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The last time Laynce Nix was active for a game, the Phillies were 14-18 and a mere five games out of first place in the National League East... Read more

Reading outfielder Tyson Gillies suspended

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The hits keep on coming for Tyson Gillies, the centerfield prospect acquired as part of the ill-fated Cliff Lee trade of December, 2009. Gillies... Read more

RIP Momentum. We hardly knew ye

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Roy Halladay reflects on the possibility of giving up on 2012

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Want to know why I've been so adamant about my belief that the Phillies will not end up trading Cole Hamels? Because I keep trying to picture... Read more

Tough decision on Utley availability for Wednesday against Kershaw

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In some ways, the Phillies' horrendous play in the month before the All-Star Break protected Charlie Manuel from having to make some difficult... Read more

What is so wrong about the Rollins contract?

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Among the litany of complaints that I have heard about this Phillies team, the one that confuses me most involves the four-year, $38 million... Read more

Phillies will need to keep getting starting pitching like the last three games

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It's 10:41 p.m. here at Dodger Stadium, 1:41 a.m. back east, and four days into the second half of the season, the Phillies have yet to flatline... Read more

Billingsley injury impacts Phillies-Dodgers pitching match-ups

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The Phillies will no longer face lefthander Chris Capuano on Monday in Los Angeles as the veteran was forced into duty today when scheduled... Read more