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Archive: October, 2008

The view from LA: The Dodgers' Best Chances

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 1:34 PM
A Q&A with Brian Kamenetzky, a Dodgers blogger for the Los Angeles Times. Q: Down 0-2, Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda is facing a must-win situation for LA. Is he up to the task? A: For a lot of the year, Kuroda was like LA’s more effective version of Brett Myers, without the gut. Capable... Read more

It's a Fight

Monday, October 13, 2008, 12:51 AM
You just knew that was coming. Brett Myers threw high and tight to Russell Martin and behind Manny Ramirez's back in the first inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Friday at Citizens Bank Park. Clay Condrey then brushed back Russell in Game 3. And because Dodgers righthander... Read more

Phillies Must Seize the Opportunity

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 11:22 AM
Jamie Moyer went to the 1980 World Series parade as a fan. He'd like to go this year as a player. He can get them one step closer with a victory tonight in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Phil Sheridan explains how big Game 3 is. Moyer struggled... Read more

Game 3 NLCS Lineup

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 5:10 PM
Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the NLCS tonight at Dodger Stadium: Phillies - Jimmy Rollins, SS - Shane Victorino, CF - Chase Utley, 2B - Ryan Howard, 1B - Pat Burrell, LF - Jayson Werth, RF - Pedro Feliz, 3B - Carlos Ruiz, C - Jamie Moyer... Read more

Manuel, Victorino Will Stick Around

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 7:06 PM
Charlie Manuel and Shane Victorino, both of whom lost family members yesterday, won't miss any games in the NLCS. Manuel's mother June Manuel died at 87. He will take a private plane to Roanoke, Va., after Game 5 on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium (if there is a Game 5) to attend his mother's viewing... Read more

Utley Cares About His Skin

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 7:01 PM
This has nothing to do with baseball, but Chase Utley and Michael Strahan are endorsing Vaseline Men skincare products. Read more

Charlie's Mom Dies

Friday, October 10, 2008, 1:24 PM
Sad news, folks. Charlie Manuel's mother, June Manuel, died today at Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 87. Manuel received the call around noon today after he finished a meeting with his coaches in the clubhouse. His mother had to be hospitalized earlier this week. Manuel is... Read more

Phillies Take 2-0 Lead In NLCS

Friday, October 10, 2008, 11:40 PM
The Phillies need just two more victories to reach their first World Series since 1993. Feeling it yet? Here is some of what Phillies righthander Brett Myers said after the game: Q. We couldn't tell the sequence whether we were watching tapes or not, but was there almost -- after the third one and... Read more

Mannyfest Can't Beat Phillies

Friday, October 10, 2008, 9:13 AM
Manny Ramirez. Joe Torre. Manny Ramirez. Joe Torre. Manny Ramirez. Joe Torre. Manny Ramirez. Joe Torre. Game 1 ... the Phillies. That threw a wrench in the works, didn't it? There has been a Manny-Torre love fest in the National League Championship Series -- OK, we get it, everybody wants Manny to... Read more

Phillies Beat LA, 3-2

Friday, October 10, 2008, 12:38 AM
The Phillies beat the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park, 3-2. Not sure how it played on TV, but the crowd was loud in the sixth and ninth innings, when the Phillies took the lead and Brad Lidge ended the game. Here is what the players and managers had... Read more
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