3 game lead in the NL East. 3 games against the 2nd place Braves starting tonight in Philly. Distance is either increased, decreased, or eliminated altogether. Phils are an awesome home team (50-28) and the Braves are a poor road team (34-41). With the Big 3 going for Philadelphia a sweep is what the Phillies are gunning for. However, Atlanta is a worthy opponent and won't go away quietly.
Monday- Cole Hamels vs. Jair Jurrjens
(11-10, 3.01, 1.16) (7-6, 4.64, 1.39)
Tuesday- Roy Halladay vs. Mike Minor
(19-10, 2.49, 1.07) (3-1, 5.84, 1.43)
Wednesday- Roy Oswalt vs. Tommy Hanson
(13-13, 2.90, 1.05) (10-11, 3.62, 1.20)
*Jimmy Rollins could be in the lineup tonight, putting the Phillies at full stength.
*Hamels has pitched some of his worst games this season against the Braves but Halladay has been remarkable allowing only 1 run in 18 innings.
*Rookie Mike Minor started off hot for Atlanta, but has been very bad his last few outings (3 starts, 14 ip, 14 er). Hanson and Jurrjens have been stumbling too.
WSBGMs Phantasy League 4 for baseball concluded yesterday. After a grueling 24 week schedule that saw nearly 400 player transactions it has ended and Jobu's Rum takes home the virtual trophy...sorry no cash payout. Thanks to all that participated, and remember there's always next year.
1. Jobu's Rum
2. Dick Allen Thumpers (Sir Alden)
3. Lidge Ledge Leapers (GM-Carson)
4. Harry Kalas Cialis (Corey)
5. 7 Month Halladay
7. Bumpin' Utleys
8. Old Town Browns
11. Roman Halladay
12. Phighting Phishes
13. Werth's Beard
14. Thanks Bill Buckner
15. Westville Beagles
16. Yuengling Lagers