Friday, September 17, 2010

The Time Is Now

Two months ago many Phillies fans, namely myself, didn't think the team would be in the place they are now- 1st in the NL East with best record in the National League. Players got healthy, The Big 3 has dazzled, Madson & Lidge have improved, and the bats have slowly come back to life. Now with a 3 game lead over the struggling Braves, it's time to step on their neck and break it leaving them wheelchair bound for the rest of the season.

This weekend the Phils have the Nationals at home and the Braves are in New York to face the Mets. Friday- Roy Oswalt vs. Jason Marquis & Tommy Hanson vs. Jonathan Niese, Saturday- Kyle Kendrick vs. Jordan Zimmermann & Tim Hudson vs. Dillon Gee, and Sunday- Joe Blanton vs. Yunesky Maya & Derek Lowe vs. RA Dickey. Aside from Roy-2's start tonight the pitching matchups are pretty even in the Phils series. Same can be said for the Braves/Mets series, because the Mets hurlers are pitching well while the Braves have been trending downward. Putting more distance between themselves and the Braves is the goal, and then next week whack 'em over the head with the Big 3, devastating their NL East Division Champ aspirations.

6 comments:

furiousBall said...

I'd love to see the Mets demoralize the Braves over the weekend and then we stomp a new mudhole in their asses in the first game of the series. Let's break their spirit in half and then break those halves in half and repeat that a few times. I want their spirit in 256ths by the time we're done with them

SirAlden said...

A Day Started with a 'furiousBall' comment always gives you Three of them!

Agreed furiousBall!

Bloodstripes said...

Count me in. Stomp them Braves!

Phillies are really cookin' with gas now. With this team built to win anything short of a World Series will be a huge disappointment. They have a chance to become great and forever be remembered as such. They are building with each series. Its awesome to watch. The KK and Blanton starts are intriguing. But first go get 'em Oswalt!

Bob D said...

Oswalt has been dominate and Blanton has been mostly good over the last 2 months. Kendrick well he seems to do good on 20 days rest so maybe he will throw one of those gems (or lucky) games this weekend.

GM-Carson said...

Huge first inning. Takes almost all the pressure off. Oswalt has been fantastic. Better than Lee was for the Phils (save postseason, because we haven't seen Roy-2 there yet).

SirAlden said...

Up 3 on Atlanta
Up 4.5 on San Diego
Up 6 on Colorado
Up 10 on St. Louis

With 14 Games to Play.