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To Phillies Fans: The Time Is Now

December 15th, 2009 by Christian | 15 Comments | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies
Roy Halladay is Just What Phillies Need

Roy Halladay is Just What Phillies Need

The Roy Halladay deal is pretty much near completion, and already Phillies fans are complaining that we’re giving up too many prospects, including Kyle Drabek and Michael Taylor, along with Cliff Lee.  Here’s what I have to say to Phillies fans: Shut up!  We’re getting the best pitcher in baseball at a time when we have the best nucleus in the majors.  Howard, Rollins and Utley are all in their primes.  We can win the next three World Series with this guy as our ace.

Prospects are unproven at the big league level, and who knows what Drabek, Taylor, et al will become.  Now is the time to be bold.  Now is the time to win.  Kudos to Ruben Amaro for recognizing that!

Halladay is a right handed power pitcher, and he’s a horse.   Lee – as good as he is – is still a finesse pitcher, and he’s left handed.  We already have lefties in Hamels, Happ and Moyer so we NEED a shut ’em down right handed stud.  And that’s what Halladay is.

So I say, get him in, and get him signed to an extension so we can enjoy the next three to five seasons in Philly!

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Feliz Slams Phils to Within One

September 30th, 2009 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies

Pedro Feliz

Citizen’s Bank Park was rocking last night in what seemed like playoff atmosphere. Pedro Feliz hit the first pitch he saw in the fourth inning into the left-center field seats, putting the Phillies up 5-1, and providing the cushion they needed for the 7-4 win.

J.A. Happ was effective, allowing four runs — three earned — and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out six. It was victory number 12 for Happ this season.

The Phillies win, combined with the Braves loss to the Marlins, pushed the Phillies magic number to one. With a victory, or a loss by the Braves, they’ll clinch their third consecutive NL East division title.

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Astros Complete Sweep

September 8th, 2009 by Christian | 2 Comments | Filed in General, Phillies

It’s a good thing the Phillies won’t have to face the Astros in the playoffs. Houston completed a four game sweep of the defending champs on Labor Day, with a 4-3 victory.

Hunter Pence was the offensive star for Houston, with a homerun and 3 RBI.

Jamie Moyer, filling in for injured J.A. Happ, had a decent outing, pitching 6 innings, giving up three hits and two runs. Moyer retired eleven batters in a row at one point.  Chan Ho Park took the loss.

Tonight, Pedro takes the mound for game one of a three game set against the Nationals in Washington.

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Bourn Supremacy

September 7th, 2009 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General, Phillies

Former Phillie Michael Bourn stole two bases and scored two runs, sparking the Houston Astros to their third straight win over the Phils in Houston. Cole Hamels gave up four runs and eight hits over six innings.

The Phils maintained their 6 1/2 game lead in the division, though, as the Florida Marlins gave up three runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose to the Nationals.

The Phillies try to salvage the final game of the series today at 2:05 p.m. ET, with J.A. Happ on the mound.

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Penny Blanks Phils

September 3rd, 2009 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General, Phillies

Brad Penny shined in his return to the National League, allowing only five hits while shutting out the Phillies over eight innings. He outdueled J.A. Happ, who surrendered eight hits and four runs through six.  It doesn’t get easier tonight as Giants’ ace Tim Lincecum faces Pedro Martinez.

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Phils Seek Revenge on Giants, Lincecum

September 1st, 2009 by Christian | Comments Off on Phils Seek Revenge on Giants, Lincecum | Filed in General, Phillies

The Phillies look to turn the tables on the Giants when they visit Citizen’s Bank Park for a three game set, starting Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. EDT. San Francisco took three of four from the champs when they visited the west coast in late July. Giants’ phenom pitcher Tim Lincecum is scheduled to face J.A. Happ on Wednesday night.

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