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09-13-2010, 09:03 PM
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Phillies 2010 - The Rise of Señor Octubre

October baseball. Nothing quite like it.


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We need more runs .

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For anyone that says the Phillies top 3 is not the best in baseball, here is what they have done since August 1st.

H2O's combined stats since August 1st:
Games: 24
Innings: 171.1 (Over 7/game)
Record: 15-5
Team Record: 18-6
ERA: 2.25
Strikeouts: 172 (9 K's per 9 innings)
Walks: 31 (1.7 BB's per 9 innings)
Total runs the Phillies scored in the 6 losses: 6


Wow. It's one thing to have one guy going like this but to roll this out 6 out of 7 games in a series is scary.

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If the Phillies can finish with the NL's best record, they can select the 'long' NLDS with an extra off day between game 1 and 2, so they could pitch just Halladay, Hamels, and Oswalt straight through to game 6 of the NLCS (since Charlie has said that Halladay and Oswalt can go on 3 days rest, but he doesn't want to do it with Hamels.)

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Stretch drive schedule:


Code:

Date ATL PHI CIN STL SDO SFO COL
HF   xxx --- 1.5 xxx 2.0 xxx xxx
Div  1.0 --- --- 6.0 --- --- 1.5
Wc   --- xxx xxx 6.5 xxx 1.0 2.5
S13  WSH fla ARI CHC col off SDO
S14  WSH fla ARI CHC col LAD SDO
S15  WSH fla ARI CHC col LAD SDO
S16  off off ARI SDO stl LAD off
S17  nym WSH hou SDO stl MIL lad
S18  nym WSH hou SDO stl MIL lad
S19  nym WSH hou SDO stl MIL lad
S20  phi ATL mil off off off off
S21  phi ATL mil pit lad chc ari
S22  phi ATL mil pit lad chc ari
S23  off off off pit lad chc ari
S24  wsh NYM sdo chc CIN col SFO
S25  wsh NYM sdo chc CIN col SFO
S26  wsh NYM sdo chc CIN col SFO
S27  FLA wsh off PIT CHC off LAD
S28  FLA wsh HOU PIT CHC ARI LAD
S29  FLA wsh HOU PIT CHC ARI LAD
S30  off off HOU COL CHC ARI stl
O01  PHI atl MIL COL sfo SDO stl
O02  PHI atl MIL COL sfo SDO stl
O03  PHI atl MIL COL sfo SDO stl

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I don't normally do this, but... we're going to win the World Series. I'm just letting you all know right now. I don't care who we play, no team is beating Halladay-Hamels-Oswalt in a 7-game series, especially if Madson and Lidge pitch like they have the last 2 months. It's that simple.

I also don't believe in jinxes.

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My only concern is that Halladay isn't going to keep his adrenaline in check the first time he's out in the postseason. He's been waiting a loooooong time to pop that cherry.

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My only concern is that Halladay isn't going to keep his adrenaline in check the first time he's out in the postseason. He's been waiting a loooooong time to pop that cherry.
The guy is a pro's pro. He goes about ha business the same way in every game in every situation. I'm not worried about him one bit. I'm more worried about what we will do if one of these guys doesn't get through the 7th.

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So I got to thinking over the past week: if Romero and Bastardo can't come in and get lefties out, could we instead lean on whichever righty in our bullpen does best against left-handed batters? Well, go figure, it isn't pretty.

Pitcheravg. vs. LHBOPS vs. LHB
Madson.231.598
Lidge.221.705
Contreras.284.812
Durbin.333.918
Baez.328.990
Romero.216.596
Bastardo.194.679

So, as much as they've struggled, having Romero and Bastardo come in and walk guys might actually be better than the alternative. Baez and Durbin are dreadful against lefties, Contreras gets hit pretty hard, and Madson and Lidge obviously have defined roles.

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So I got to thinking over the past week: if Romero and Bastardo can't come in and get lefties out, could we instead lean on whichever righty in our bullpen does best against left-handed batters? Well, go figure, it isn't pretty.

Pitcheravg. vs. LHBOPS vs. LHB
Madson.231.598
Lidge.221.705
Contreras.284.812
Durbin.333.918
Baez.328.990
Romero.216.596
Bastardo.194.679

So, as much as they've struggled, having Romero and Bastardo come in and walk guys might actually be better than the alternative. Baez and Durbin are dreadful against lefties, Contreras gets hit pretty hard, and Madson and Lidge obviously have defined roles.
If our starting pitching is as effective as it's been over the last month... we're not going to be leaning too hard on our situational relievers in the playoffs. So, that's a plus.

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Nothing is guaranteed with our pitching, look at the Astros in 05. Clemens, Pettitte and Oswalt did not beat the White Sox. But then again, the White Sox did have Buehrle, Garland and Garcia.

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I don't normally do this, but... we're going to win the World Series. I'm just letting you all know right now. I don't care who we play, no team is beating Halladay-Hamels-Oswalt in a 7-game series, especially if Madson and Lidge pitch like they have the last 2 months. It's that simple.

I also don't believe in jinxes.
Loving the confidence!
As far as I'm aware if you state the word jinx it automatically removes any jinx.

Phillies World Series, only problem is I have to stay up half the night to watch the bloody thing

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Awesome name for the thread.

I was drinking for Choochtoberfest last night.

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Nothing is guaranteed with our pitching, look at the Astros in 05. Clemens, Pettitte and Oswalt did not beat the White Sox. But then again, the White Sox did have Buehrle, Garland and Garcia.
But they had a crappy closer who took the loss in two of the sweep.

Now on the other hand we have Brad Lidge!

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My only concern is that Halladay isn't going to keep his adrenaline in check the first time he's out in the postseason. He's been waiting a loooooong time to pop that cherry.
I'm not worried. Especially if the team makes it to the WS. He's pitched against any team that he'll be facing multiple times. He has the experience.

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I'm not worried. Especially if the team makes it to the WS. He's pitched against any team that he'll be facing multiple times. He has the experience.
I'm not worried about his stuff... just his excitement getting the better of him. It happens.

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I'm not worried about his stuff... just his excitement getting the better of him. It happens.
Yeah, it happened to him his first start of the season, and he gave up a run in the first. Then he went on cruise control. At worst, expect that.

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I'm not worried about his stuff... just his excitement getting the better of him. It happens.
My worry is that pitching a million innings, a lot of them stressful due to lack of run support, is starting to catch up with him. My head is telling me he has pitched well his last couple starts, just not up to his standards, and that this is nothing to be worried about. My overly pessimistic gut is saying he might be more human than robot come playoff time.

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My worry is that pitching a million innings, a lot of them stressful due to lack of run support, is starting to catch up with him. My head is telling me he has pitched well his last couple starts, just not up to his standards, and that this is nothing to be worried about. My overly pessimistic gut is saying he might be more human than robot come playoff time.
Trust your head, I think he'll be fine.

IP is high, but as far as number of pitches, he's where he usually is. In 08 he threw 3,418 pitches in 33 starts. In 09 he threw 3,386 pitches in 32 starts. Through 30 starts he's thrown 3,021 so far in 2010. At this pace, he'll go just over 3,400 if he starts 34.

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My worry is that pitching a million innings, a lot of them stressful due to lack of run support, is starting to catch up with him. My head is telling me he has pitched well his last couple starts, just not up to his standards, and that this is nothing to be worried about. My overly pessimistic gut is saying he might be more human than robot come playoff time.
Yeah, he could clearly benefit from being able to skip a start or two here, but don't think it's going to happen.

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