Sam's Town Archive: October, 2009

A little too much Pedro

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Ninety-nine pitches. That was the pitch count when Pedro Martinez walked off the mound in the bottom of the sixth inning. Ninety-nine pitches... Read more

Bullpens: The back story

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. When we look back on World Series, it is often about singular names. This guy pitched well in his starts, that guy had a couple big home... Read more

Gritty Utley sets the tone for Phillies

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NEW YORK - The grind to his game is most emphatically demonstrated when it is not there. No one knows the toll the rest of this World Series... Read more

Cole to get a talking to

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. LOS ANGELES -- Someone really needs to talk to Cole Hamels, and soon. ``I will talk to him about it, yes,’’ said Phillies manager... Read more

Doing it the hard way

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DENVER – The Phillies had bases loaded in the third with one out and could not score. The Rockies walked them loaded again with one... Read more

Lucky Lidge? Not on this night

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There is this understandable review of Brad Lidge’s Game 3 save as more luck than design. I saw it differently. Lidge pitched to the... Read more

Rough outing for Phils' ace in loss

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Ryan Howard and Yorvit Torrealba have at least one thing in common. Neither can get the ball down to second in time, or with reasonable accuracy... Read more

Umps need to do better in Game 2

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One missed element to Wednesday’s one-sided Phillies victory: The umpires had a really bad day. With the game scoreless in the second... Read more

Phillies show glimmers of 2008 champs in Game 1 win

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The Phillies vowed that once the postseason came, they would change into the smart, patient, pitch-absorbing offense that won it all in 2008... Read more