Tuesday, October 14, 2008

NLCS Game 5 Preview

Anybody want to catch a plane to LA this morning and go watch Game 5? There are plenty of tickets available for not much money. Hundreds of upper deck tickets are on stubhub.com for less than $30, with some as low as $15. Many others are being sold below face value. And it's not necessarily because many fans may feel that the Dodgers are likely to lose the series, because ticket prices were similar for Game 4. By comparison, standing room tickets for a possible Game 6 at The Cit are starting at $170.

This is a direct reflection of the Dodgers and the Phillies and their respective fans. As a Phillies fan, ask yourself this question: If the Phillies were down 3-0 in a best of seven series, would you pay full price for a ticket to watch game four? I'm willing to bet at least 80% of you would say yes...
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Starting Pitching Matchup
Cole Hamels will be working on five days rest. Here are his results for the last 4 times he's pitched after five days off.
Opp Dec IP ER K
FLA L 6.1 2 7
LA W 7 2 5
MIL W 6.1 2 4
MIL W 8 0 9

Chad Billingsley has great career numbers, but he has never had much success against the Phillies. He's given up 15 earned runs in just over 20 career innings against Philadelphia. Billingsley had his worst outing of the season when he faced off against the Phils 5 days ago and the aftermath wasn't pretty. From a Yahoo! article, "teammates believed he’d wilted under the unspoken code to settle the score and was chastised by at least one teammate somewhere between Philadelphia and Los Angeles that night."

How did Billingsley handle it? "He rued his pitch selection, implying his catcher – Martin – might not have helped as much as he should have. And a few times, he appeared near tears."

Manager Joe Torres take - "He’s sensitive."

Sensitive? Let's make him cry. Let's make all of LA (or at least the 1% that cares about baseball) cry tonight. Go Phils!!!

Corey

20 comments:

GM-Carson said...

The Dodgers can go collectively sit in a corner and cry. They are one big pansy of a team.

Bob D said...

Isn't LA surrounded by 15,000 acres on fire? Time for the Phils to light the 5 acres of Dodger Stadium up tonight.

furiousBall said...

i contend they should have changed the team name to The Panty Wastes when they moved from Brooklyn

SirAlden said...

Go Phillies!!!!

SirAlden said...

Question: were either of you born on a Friday? 13th?

ripjgarcia said...

I was born in Area 51 on Friday the 13th while my momma was looking for our black cat after she saw him run out of the van in the cracked rearview mirror...

By the way.. nice tie, Buck...

Lets get this party started.

Corey said...

if anyone is stuck at work like me or any place else that doesn't have a TV but does have a computer, the only stream of the game i've found so far is HERE

Corey said...

i had to go check on a baby and i come back and it's 1-0. damn you tiny babies! way to go jimmy!

BloodStripes said...

Alright Phils. Halfway there. Hang in there Cole.

SirAlden said...

Russell Martin now has taken the Paul Do Luca Wah Wah Pussy Award
from him.

Wah Wah Pussy Pussy Russell! You Earned It!

dr. steve said...

Why do the Dodgers throw temper tantrums all the time? Over nothing? And in the worst possible moment?

What catcher is dumb enough to argue with the umpire?

BloodStripes said...

Starting to cover the house with plastic. Champagne is on ice.

Corey said...

i missed the 7th and 8th inning...did so taguchi just pinch hit? even with a 5-1 lead in the 8th, i'm pissed off because that piece of garbage got in the game.

BloodStripes said...

Yeah So lead-off. If it wasn't lead-off we could have seen Stairs.

Lidge time. Here comes the pennant.

SirAlden said...

Let's Put Another One In The Win Column For The Phightin' Phils!!!!

WORLD SERIES 2008! HERE WE COME!!!!

92-70 I predicted!
Phillies in 4 games against the Brewers!

Phillies in 5 games against the LA CRY BABY DODGERS!!!!

BloodStripes said...

National League Champions!!!

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ripjgarcia said...

2008 World Series...HERE WE COME!!!

Corey said...

mets - left at home.
brewers - sent home.
dodgers - sent home.

2008 NL Champs!!!

and we've got a whole week to celebrate!!!

C.M.R. said...

Hells yeah, we're goin to the Series! Bring on Tampa/Boston/whatever the hell

das411 said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!