Seven Days and Counting ….

Some called it a hangover game, some called it the day after game, but it should have been just another game that we went out there and tried to win. The starting pitcher goes out there, albeit a shortened game of just 5 innings regardless of how he does, so for Roy Oswalt, yes I said Roy Oswalt, cause if you were listening to the Phillies TV feed you would be a little confused, they kept on calling him Roy Halladay, in fact they called him Roy Halladay more than they called him Roy Oswalt, so just in case T-Mac , Wheels or Sarge actually read anything that is written here maybe they’ll offer an apology to Roy Oswalt.

So there not totally confused here’s what Oswalt looks like….

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….without wanting to point out the obvious, he’s the one with ’44’ and the name ‘OSWALT’ on his back.

The Phillies have selected the post season schedule already, and needless to say they have selected the one that allows them to go with a 3 pitcher starting rotation. The choice was somewhat of a no brain-er, and members of the press asking Manuel why he’s going that way, should not be covering baseball for any media outlet.

Just in case you missed it, they have been labeled H2O by a number of fans and some members of the Philadelphia press….

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They have suggested that Halladay will start game 1, but this is speculation at this time, it is also an obvious choice. In keeping with obvious choices personally I would have Hamels then Oswalt, this would be just to break up the righties with a leftie in between, but it’s all about what Charlie thinks at the time.

I was dubious about constantly resting players from our starting line up between now and October 6th, but on reflection I think it’s more for Manuel to see what bench players and what bull pen members are going to make the cut. It’s a waiting game now, it’s like a second round of spring training in the fall.

Around Baseball:

The Yankees and the Tampa bay rays won last night assuring them both of play off spots, it’s just a case of who’s the division winners and who’s the wild card team.

The Reds beat the LOLstros last night to clinch the NL Central, kudos to them.

The NL West is a fight to the end and can only be decided when the Padres and Giants go at each other in the final series of the season. The Braves need to keep winning to keep them in the wild card, the series against the Phillies could be their do or die series. The Padres have the toughest road over their final 5 games.

7 Days to post season play – GO PHILLIES….

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4 Comments on “Seven Days and Counting ….”

  1. redstatebluestate says:

    You know I’m gonna be rooting for everybody BUT the Phils, right? Also, points for using “dubious”. I love that word.
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

  2. Jane Heller says:

    The Phillies announcers called Oswalt Halladay? More than once? That’s hilarious! I could understand if it were ESPN or Fox.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  3. raysrenegade says:

    Peter,
    I am experiencing that hangover game right now. Why do they put so many flavor bubbles in champagne? (lol).
    The hangover game is the one where you really see what a team is made of…the true grit and determination have to fight through the haze of the night before and thrust another “W” to the heavens.
    But with the pitching trinity the Phillies have right now, the only thing in their way is themselves.

    Rays Renegade

    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

  4. devilabrit says:

    Jeff – Where would the fun be if you cheered for the Phillies…

    Jane – It was hard for me to understand, for a moment it sounded like they were watching the wrong game…

    RR – The importance of a W for the rays is higher than it was for the Phillies after their celebration…

    -peter


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