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Archive: September, 2008

Inside the Numbers

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 10:43 PM
I wouldn't call myself a sabermetrician, but I take my share of crap from curmudgeons who think anything new in baseball is bad: "Back in my day we didn't have on-base percentages. And we liked it!" Despite such cruelty, I pick up The Bill James Handbook every winter. Thankfully, ACTA Sports... Read more

Ya Gotta Believe

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 9:04 AM
Phil Sheridan has a crazy idea for Phillies fans at Citizens Bank Park this week for the National League division series: When the Phillies begin their playoff series here tomorrow, let's pack up all the built-up anxiety and unhappy history and put it on ice somewhere. Everything from 1964 to Black... Read more

Burrell Hurt?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 5:56 PM
Pat Burrell felt some discomfort in his lower back on a swing during batting practice today at Citizens Bank Park. He immediately left the batting cage and walked into the clubhouse. He will be evaluated tomorrow. No other information is availabile. Read more

Happ In, Seanez Out?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 3:21 PM
Lefthander J.A. Happ said today he is on the Phillies' postseason roster as a long man. Assuming the Phillies carry 11 pitchers, it seems Rudy Seanez could be the odd man out. Seanez said today he hadn't heard, but he was OK with any decision. He seems to have an idea he might be out, or knows but... Read more

Hamels, Myers, Moyer ...

Monday, September 29, 2008, 1:52 PM
Just heard that the Phillies have set up their rotation for the first three games of the National League division series against the Milwaukee Brewers: Cole Hamels will pitch Game 1 on Wednesday, Brett Myers will pitch Game 2 on Thursday and Jamie Moyer will pitch Game 3 on Saturday. This isn't a... Read more

CC Can't Pitch Every Day

Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:26 AM
The Phillies are the better team. They should beat the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League division series, and advance to the NLCS. They have a better lineup. They finished second in the league with 799 runs scored, while the Brewers finished seventh with 750. The Brewers have a 3.87 ERA, while... Read more

Gallardo vs. Hamels in Game 1

Monday, September 29, 2008, 8:52 PM
The Brewers have announced that righthander Yovani Gallardo will start Game 1 of the NLDS on Wednesday against Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels. Lefthander/machine CC Sabathia will pitch Game 2 on Thursday against righthander Brett Myers, which means Sabathia can pitch Game 5, if necessary. This is... Read more

Game Times Announced for Games 1, 2 and 3

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 10:00 PM
Major League Baseball has announced the start times for Games 1, 2 and 3 of the National League division series between the Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers. In a shocker, they are the early games because the Cubs/Dodgers and Red Sox/Angels get prime time. Hope you have a sick day available Wednesday: Game... Read more

Here Come the Brewers

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 9:31 PM
The Milwaukee Brewers and their five sausages (from left to right: Chorizo, Hot Dog, Italian, Polish and German) will be playing the Phillies in the National League division series. Game 1 is Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels is starting Game 1 for the Phillies... Read more

Magic Number: One

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 9:44 AM
Get the champagne ready. Get the VO, too. Just don't wheel it into the clubhouse yet. "We don't take nothing for granted in this game," manager Charlie Manuel said after last night's 8-4 victory over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. "I learned that a long time ago. I like our... Read more
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