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Game 5 Could Be A Defining Moment For Halladay

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If you listen to any Phillies players speak to the media regarding Game 5 of the NLDS, you get a sense that they’re very confident about their chances in the decisive game of the series. The reason for that sense of confidence? Their starting pitcher, Roy Halladay.
“If we’re going to have one guy to get […]

Lifeless Bats, Disappointing Pitching Cause Phillies To Lose Game 4

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For the first time in the five-year playoff run that the Phillies have been on, a series has been pushed to a decisive final game. The Phillies dropped Game 4 in a disappointing fashion on Thursday night, going down 5-3.
Early on, it looked like the Phillies might be on their way to ending the series […]

Hamels Showed Us All That He’s As Mentally Tough As Anybody In The Game

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I’ve got to give Cole Hamels all the credit in the world for how he performed against a tough team in a tense atmosphere while not having his best stuff. Hamels remained poised and composed during all those jams that he worked out of last night in St. Louis. The former World Series […]

Heroic Efforts Lift The Phillies Past Cardinals In Game 3

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The Phillies fought a tough battle with the Cardinals on Tuesday night, but escaped with a critical 3-2 victory, and a 2-1 series lead. The Phillies won this game thanks to a trio of heroes.

The first hero had become a popular whipping boy in Philadelphia after hitting .167 and playing his way out of the […]

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 […]

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