Monday, September 27, 2010

In Depth Philly/DC Series Preview

Venue: Citizens Bank Park South (aka Nationals Park)
Good Guys: Philadelphia Phillies 93-63 1st Place
Bad Guys: Washington Nationals 67-89 Last Place

Game 1: Roy Halladay vs. John Lannan
(20-10, 2.53, 1.07) (8-7, 4.58, 1.57)
Reason the Phils Win: Some dipshits actually think Adam Wainwright deserves the Cy Young. Wrong. Doc seals the deal tonight with win #21 while clinching the NL East division championship for the 4th straight year. Oh, Utley is still peeved about that broken wrist too. He intends to break some faces in the rightfield stands with batted balls. Hello 4-peat.
Reason the Gnats win: None.

Game 2: Roy Oswalt vs. Jason Marquis
(13-13, 2.80, 1.03) (2-9, 7.18, 1.75)
Reason the Phils Win: Roy Oswalt has had a winning record in all 9 of his seasons previous to this year. Why stop now? Also, Marquis is about as hittable as they get, more so than Tina to Ike.
Reason the Gnats Win: Again, none.

Game 3: Joe Blanton vs. Ross Detwiler
(8-6, 4.94, 1.42) (1-2, 2.52, 1.56)
Reason the Phils Win: GI Joe finally got his era below 5 and he wants to keep it that way.
Reason the Gnats Win: For the last time, none!


furiousBall said...

I'm all for a dominant Doc performance to make me stop worrying about his tiredness, clinch, and then get H2O to get some rest for the post season.

Preserve Jon said...

Happy Clinching Day!

Assuming they get the game in tonight.

GM-Carson said...

Is DC getting hit with all this rain too?

Corey said...

very unlikely that the game is played tonight.

double-header tomorrow, i guess.

Andrew said...

Yeah, rain is looming down here. Probably going to mess this up.

GM-Carson said...

Well, they started the game and Doc looks great. Better not go into delay.

SirAlden said...

Pat Gillick is a Genius.

Bob D said...

Woo Hoo! Champs again!

Bloodstripes said...

Phils win!!!


GM-Carson said...

They're only the 5th team in the history of the game to 4-peat or better (joining the A's, Yankees, Braves, and another team I'm forgetting).


Preserve Jon said...

I have to admit, I'm fighting a little complacency now that we're in for the fourth straight year. I'm not nearly as excited this year.

It also seemed that way for the on-field celebration. Only Polanco was jumping up and down like a Mexican jumping bean. There's still work to be done and the team knows it. There's something to be said for that. I can remember watching the Yankees teams celebrate during their late 90s early 2000s run and I always thought they looked rather subdued and business like. It looked like entitlement from the outside. I hated it. Now that I'm a fan of a team celebrating in the same manner. I see that it wasn't entitlement, it was confidence. Good work fellas.

This was the hardest road to hoe since 2007, no question about it. Barring 5 straight losses, the team will be rewarded with homefield throughout the playoffs. The road to the World Series trophy comes through Philadelphia.