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Game 2 Preview: Phils Must Take Advantage Of Carpenter On Short Rest

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Just one game into the series, the Phillies already have the Cardinals in a desperate situation. In the second game of the series, St. Louis will hand the ball to their ace Chris Carpenter, who will be pitching on short rest. The righthander last pitched on Wednesday is season finale against the Astros, in a […]

Howard, Phillies Offense Bails Out Halladay In Game 1

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The Phillies have picked up their first win of the postseason, taking down the St. Louis Cardinals 11-6.
The NLDS got off to a sour start for the Phillies, as Roy Halladay opened the playoffs by putting his team in a 3-0 hole after the first inning. In my preview article, I discussed how Halladay had […]

Game 1 Preview: Halladay Must Avoid A Slow Start

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Game 1 of the NLDS between the Phillies and Cardinals will get underway at 5:00 p.m. today, with Roy Halladay on the mound for the first pitch and Kyle Loshe will take the hill for St. Louis.
Halladay has put together another superb season in his second year with the Phillies, posting a 19-6 record with […]

The Phillies-Cardinals National League Divisional Series Matchup

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The epic collapses and improbable Wild Card drama is in the rear view mirror. The Major League Baseball playoffs are set and our Phillies have drawn the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series. While I don’t hate this matchup for the Phils, I don’t love it either.
While I’m glad we avoided Milwaukee […]

Confidence & Concerns: The Phillies Pitching Staff

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The 2011 Phillies will always be remembered because of their vaunted pitching staff, the core of which the team was built around. Not only has this unit looked great on paper, but they’ve delivered in reality as well, leading all of baseball with a team ERA of 3.02 (lowest team ERA since the L.A. Dodgers […]

How Should The Phillies Approach The Braves Series?

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The Phillies will begin their final regular season series tonight, taking on the Braves in Atlanta for three games before heading off into the playoffs, with Cliff Lee taking the hill in the first game. They find themselves in a very strange position in this series. Though they’ve already secured the division title and home […]

No Reason To Get Alarmed Over Phil’s Struggles

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After clinching the National League East and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Phillies have fallen into a bit of lull. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games, and have lost five of their last six. In each of those five losses, the offense has failed to score more than three runs. The […]

Bastardo’s Recent Struggles Continue

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A disturbing trend in recent weeks for the Phillies has been the effectiveness of reliever Antonio Bastardo. The young lefthander has been spectacular for most of the season, but it seems as though his workload is beginning to catch up with him, and take its toll on his effectiveness.
Bastardo entered the game in the eighth […]

Howard, Halladay Guide Phillies To 5-3 Victory

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The Phillies just seem to keep right on rolling as they do battle with the two teams that are supposed to be their biggest competition in the National League. After defeating the Brewers behind the great pitching of Cole Hamels, and the clutch hitting of a diluted lineup on Thursday, the Phillies followed up that […]

Six Run Inning Powers Phillies To Victory

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In the first of a four game set with the Milwaukee Brewers, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel opted to play a different lineup, resting Ryan Howard, Raul Ibanez, and the injured Chase Utley, and playing Wilson Valdez, Ben Francisco, and Michael Martinez all together at once.
For five innings, it looked as though the dramatically diluted lineup […]

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