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Archive: October, 2008

Myers was prepared to close last night

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 5:22 PM
Here's why you won't find a baseball writer in America who doesn't like Charlie Manuel: The baseball postseason is a media scrum like you wouldn't imagine. It is completely different from the first 162 games of the season. Instead of one-on-one access with players and coaches, the sheer number of... Read more

Matt Flippin' Stairs

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 1:20 AM
Just got back from the Stadium. Crazy, crazy night. Shane Victorino and Matt Stairs were the heroes, as anybody watching the game could attest. Stairs' two-run bomb off Jonathan Broxton was the second postseason hit of his career. The Phillies lead 3-1 and are one win away from their first World... Read more

Fines issued for Game 3

Monday, October 13, 2008, 7:14 PM
Major League Baseball issued fines to seven members of the Phillies and Dodgers for their roles in the incident in the third inning of Sunday's Game 3. By now, you might have heard about the events with Dodgers starter Hiroki Kiroda throwing a pitch behind Shane Victorino's head. The benches and... Read more

A pre-mature look at Game 7

Monday, October 13, 2008, 12:23 AM
I'm sure you all know the nuts and bolts, so I'll go over them quickly before getting into some meatier issues. Jamie Moyer was knocked out of the game after allowing six runs and recording just four outs. The Phillies lost 7-2. The NLCS is now 2-1 in favor of the Phils. On to the run down: 1) The... Read more

Line-ups for Game 3/Tough match-up for Phils

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 4:21 PM
here are the line-ups. 1. Jimmy Rollins SS 2. Shane Victorino CF 3. Chase Utley 2B 4. Ryan Howard 1B 5. Pat Burrell LF 6. Jayson Werth RF 7. Pedro Feliz 3B 8. Carlos Ruiz C 9. Jamie Moyer LHP 1. Rafael Furcal SS 2. Andre Ethier RF 3. Manny Ramirez LF 4. Russell Martin C 5. Nomar Garciaparra 1B 6... Read more

Manuel funeral set for Friday

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 6:12 PM
General manager Pat Gillick just briefed the media here at Dodger Stadium on the plans for Charlie Manuel's mother's funeral. The Phillies manager will fly back to Virginia after Game 5 on Wednesday night. There will be a viewing on Thursday, followed by the funeral on Friday morning. Manuel will then... Read more

More Tragedy For Phillies

Friday, October 10, 2008, 9:04 PM
The mood in the Phillies clubhouse was part jubilant, part somber. The same day Phillies manager Charlie Manuel learned his mother had died from complications of a heart attack, center fielder Shane Victorino was informed his 82-year-old grandmother, Irene, had passed away. A steady stream of well... Read more

Manuel will manage; Game 2 line-ups

Friday, October 10, 2008, 1:39 PM
Charlie Manuel will manage Game 2 against the Dodgers, the same day he learned his 87-year-old mother passed away two days after suffering a heart attack. Three hours before game time, the manager was at his usual spot, leaning against the batting cage, watching hitters swing and fielders field, all... Read more

Turning Points in a 3-2 win

Friday, October 10, 2008, 3:05 AM
It's late -- or early, depending on your vantage point -- so I'll keep this brief. Tune in tomorrow for a (hopefully) more expansive blog post about the ins and outs of Game 1. For now, I thought I'd share with you my top three turning points of the game that weren't home runs or long drives by Manny... Read more

Game 1 Lineups

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 4:32 PM
Here it is, as posted in the press box: Phillies 1. Jimmy Rollins SS 2. Shane Victorino CF 3. Chase Utley 2B 4. Ryan Howard 1B 5. Pat Burrell LF 6. Jayson Werth RF 7. Pedro Feliz 3B 8. Carlos Ruiz C 9. Cole Hamels LHP Dodgers 1. Rafael Furcal SS 2. Andrew Ethier RF 3. Manny Ramirez LF 4... Read more
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