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Archive: October, 2008

The Prediction Post/Happ on roster

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 10:29 AM
UPDATED: Before we get to the predictions, a piece of news to pass along. The Phillies have announced their 25-man roster for the NLCS and there are no changes from the NLDS roster. That means, as expected, lefty long-man J.A. Happ is in and righthander Rudy Seanez is out. Now, on to the predictions: A... Read more

What about the bats?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 12:59 PM
As many of you may have noticed, the past few days have essentially been a Phillies love-fest in the local media. And for good reason. They are in the NLCS for the first time in 15 years, they have homefield advantage, and -- hey let's be honest -- the football team is 2-3. But reality will hit tomorrow... Read more

Manny Being Manny

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 11:24 AM
Manny Ramirez Career Stats vs Phillies Pitching Jamie Moyer: 18-for-53, 10 HR, 20 RBI Joe Blanton: 14-for-25, 1 HR, 8 RBI Scott Eyre: 4-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI J.C. Romero: 3-for-10, 1 HR, 4 RBI Brett Myers: 3-for-19, 1 HR, 8 RBI Chad Durbin: 2-for-8, 1 HR, 4 RBI Cole Hamels: 2-for-8, 0 HR, 1 RBI Ryan... Read more

The Ratings War

Monday, October 6, 2008, 9:14 PM
I was in Milwaukee this weekend, so it was tough to keep a finger on the pulse of the city during Sunday's Phillies and Eagles games. A number of you have shared your various strategies via both email and this blog. A buddy of mine decided the best course of action was to head down to a bar off South... Read more

The Sound of One Thunder Stick Banging

Monday, October 6, 2008, 8:28 AM
There were a few moments that stuck with me yesterday in the aftermath of the Phillies' 6-2 win over the Brewers in the fourth and final game of the two teams' National League Division Series. First, there was the deafening silence that enveloped the crowd at Miller Park after Jimmy Rollins gobbled... Read more

NLCS, Here They Come

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 4:02 PM
Pat Burrell hit two home runs and drove in four RBI while Jayson Werth added a shot of his own as the Phillies clinched their first berth in the National League Championship Series since 1993. The Phillies will host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park. Here is the likely schedule... Read more

Victorino batting second

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 12:56 PM
A couple pieces of news to relay as we get set for Game 4 here at Miller Park. First, Charlie Manuel has moved Shane Victorino back up to the No. 2 spot, putting Jayson Werth at No. 6. The Phillies got zero production out of the bottom half of their line-up last night, so I suspect this is an attempt... Read more

Where's the Wood?

Saturday, October 4, 2008, 11:30 PM
By The Numbers 11 - Hits by the Brewers against the Phillies in Game Three 0 - Extra base hits by the Brewers in Game Three 5 - Walks drawn by the Brewers 0 - Walks drawn by the Phillies 6/16 - Hits and at-bats by the first four hitters in the Phillies line-up in Game 3 3/19 - Hits and at-bats... Read more

Try Again Tomorrow

Saturday, October 4, 2008, 10:13 PM
This Phillies team hasn't made anything easy all season, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised by tonight's results. For the first time, their struggles at the plate cost them. Victories in Games 1 and 2 masked the fact that, by and large, they didn't hit. Tonight, Jamie Moyer got off to a rough start... Read more

Pat Gillick doesn't have a bucket list (and other things you probably weren't wondering about)

Saturday, October 4, 2008, 5:24 PM
I'm pleased to report that Pat Gillick does not have a Bucket List. I know this because an intrepid reporter from MLB.com asked him this. And then another reporter followed up with another question about Gillick's Bucket List, or lack thereof. This is what happens when 10 to 15 media members surround... Read more
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