Celebrations, Commiserations…

Celebrations are running
wild in Dodgertown following the sweep they imposed upon the St.
Louis Cardinals
, finishing them off on the road in the Red Birds
home park. This has definitely proven to the rest of the post season
teams that the Dodgers are a team on a mission and are prepared
to face all comers to achieve that goal.

Commiserations go out to all
Cardinal fans, without question I had expected this first round
series to be the one that could have gone the full 5 games. To me the
one, two punch of Carpenter and Wainwright was sure to
prove a tough match to win for any team even if they pitched on the
road. Unfortunately for the Red Birds this was not to be the
case, as with the regular season, more often than not teams traveling to
the west coast have had problems with the first couple of games in a

The Phillies and the Rockies
endured an extra days rest due to weather conditions, this was to be
inevitable after Charlie Manuel selected Pedro Martinez as
the starting pitcher…

…Martinez has experience
more games where the weather has interfered with his starts in 2 months
than most pitchers experience in a season. For the Phillies we hope this
latest problem for Martinez’s start is a blessing in disguise.

With the extra day the
Phillies are sending J.A. Happ to the mound, yes he’s a rookie, but he’s
also the best rookie pitcher this year…


so tonight, weather permitting
the Rockies will host the Phillies, with the series tied at 1-1, this is
a game for the taking by either team to get the series lead.

The Yankees and the Angels
both on the road attempt to clinch sweeps today and move on, however the
Twins and the Red Sox, respectively stand in their way and
hope that they can produce the beginning of an insurmountable task of
winning 3 games in a row.

Today will definitely be a
day packed full of adventure, especially with the recent events that
have spot lighted umpires more than players.

For this fan I just have 2
things to say…


9 Comments on “Celebrations, Commiserations…”

  1. southernbelle says:

    Peter: Yes, J.A. Happ is a rookie, but he is a beast! And he is really cute 🙂
    I’m hoping for a sweep today from my Yanks. Good luck to your Phils!

  2. redstatebluestate says:

    Can’t wait for pitchers & catchers to report!

  3. Jane Heller says:

    I hope it’s not another snow day in Colorado! Isn’t it only October 11th? Surprising result in St. Louis, but these short series are very tough and anything can happen. I’m with Virginia on a sweep for the Yanks. Fingers crossed for them.


  4. Buz says:

    Best of Luck in today’s tilt.. IF it gets in.. .brrrrrr

    Buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

  5. ibleedpinstripes says:

    So, I guess the squabble between yourself and Jeff can now be over, at least until next season. I hope your guys didn’t get too distracted by the thought of making snowmen in October! Bad weather is annoying. Ugh.

    – Lisa

  6. thepitchersduel says:

    I’m so happy the Phils are starting Happ tonight, I was infuriated when I heard they were starting Pedro. I saw game 1 and then have been out of town until late last night, what happened to Blanton? I heard he threw that inning in game 2, which also aggravated me to no end, and I still assumed he’d be starting game 3, but I havn’t a clue as to what happened to Joe.


  7. crzblue2 says:

    Congratulations on winning game2. And you are right that it could have gone ethier..I mean either way. So is it Lee for game 3? I hope it goes 5 and a loooong game for the last one 🙂

  8. heartruss says:

    So now it is one more game!!! It will be a Dodgers-Phillies matchup on Thursday. That should be exciting. Congratulations.

  9. carolmwl says:

    I’m still bleary-eyed after last night’s late game. Everyone in Philly today seems to be yawning, thanks to TBS.

    But what an exciting game. =)

    And with Lee pitching tonight, I think the Phillies will wind up the first of their post season series.

    And geez, somebody get the Phillies some ear flaps!

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