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Myers and the Flyin' Hawaiian

Friday, October 3, 2008, 7:12 AM
It doesn't take much to irritate Brett Myers. He wondered at one point last night at Citizens Bank Park, if anybody wanted to ask him about his pitching. He had allowed two hits and two runs in seven innings in a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of the NLDS. He had answered questions... Read more

Game 2 Lineups

Thursday, October 2, 2008, 2:45 PM
Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the NLDS: Milwaukee 1. Mike Cameron, CF 2. Ray Durham, 2B 3. Ryan Braun, LF 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5. J.J. Hardy, SS 6. Corey Hart, RF 7. Craig Counsell, 3B 8. Jason Kendall, C 9. CC Sabathia, P Phillies 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Shane Victorino, CF 3. Chase Utley... Read more

King Cole on a Roll

Thursday, October 2, 2008, 9:23 AM
Brett Myers made a bold -- bold, I tell ya! -- prediction Saturday that the Phillies would not be sweep in the National League division series. Cole Hamels proved him right. The Phillies beat the Brewers in Game 1 yesterday, 3-1, to win the critical first game in the best-of-five series. but it was... Read more

Game 2 is On

Thursday, October 2, 2008, 7:09 PM
Brett Myers on his at-bat against Sabathia in the second: "I know I'm a terrible hitter, but I really can't explain it. It was like one of those freakish things. I was able to lay off some good pitches that he made and able to extend his pitch count. And it's like one of those things where baseball... Read more

Burrell Will Play

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 1:36 PM
Charlie Manuel offered three simple words: "He's in there." Pat Burrell will play today in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Milwaukee Brewers, despite a strained lower back. Here's the lineup against Brewers righthander Yovani Gallardo: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Jayson Werth, RF 3. Chase... Read more

Another Burrell update

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 1:27 PM
Pat Burrell took six rounds of batting practice this morning and appeared to be fine. Asked how he felt, he said, “Good, thanks.” It’s not official, but it looks as if Burrell may play today against the Brewers. Read more

More on Burrell

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 12:23 PM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan spoke minutes ago about Pat Burrell's strained lower back, which could keep him from Game 1 of the NLDS. Sheridan said Burrell "felt significantly better after batting practice yesterday. ... Obviously, this morning we got... Read more

CC Sabathia: Man or Machine?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 11:45 PM
CC Sabathia pitches for the Milwaukee Brewers tomorrow night against Brett Myers in Game 2 of the NLDS. Sabathia is pitching on short rest for the fourth consecutive start. I'd have to check, but I don't think he's ever been scored upon in his eight-year career. Jimmy Rollins said his friend from... Read more

Bad News On Burrell?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 11:39 AM
This doesn't sound good. The Phillies changed their interview schedule today to include head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan. He will be talking about Pat Burrell's bad back, which means there is a very good chance he will be scratched from Game 1 of the National League division series. I caught... Read more

Let's Get It On

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 8:53 AM
The Phillies have talked quite a bit since Saturday about how different they feel this year compared to last year. Last year: Yipee! We're just happy to be here! This year: Yo, we're not happy unless we win. They begin that journey this afternoon against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of the National... Read more
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