Do or Die Weekend, Phillies Playing Spoiler ….

The Do or Die weekend got underway Friday, the first day of October. For some teams this weekend is the only October baseball they will play this season, for others it’s a chance to keep their fans entertained for a few more weeks.

The National League has the Giants, Padres and Braves are all in Do or Die situations. The Padres must win at all costs, the Braves can make it with a mix of Padres loses and their own wins, the Giants just need a win.

The American League has all their post season teams decided, it’s just a case of who will have the Eastern Division crown, the Yankees and Rays were deadlocked at the start of play, so any sort of favorable win/loss combination would work for either team.

While the Yankees watched the rain fall in Boston, the Rays were embarrassingly out played by the Royals, so the Yankees get a half game lead by default.

The Giants and Padres get to beat up on each other and the first round went to the Padres who seemed to want it just a little bit more.

The Braves thought they had an easy shot, at home to the Phillies it should be a no- brainer. The Phillies already are in and so will be using the time for tryouts for a post season roster. The Braves have the best home record in baseball and so felt comfortable with having the champagne bottles ready to start cork popping.

The Braves didn’t count on the fact that the Phillies would like nothing more than to stick it to division rivals at any and all given opportunities. In the center of it as usual was….

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….Jimmy Rollins with his first hit since returning, not just any ordinary hit, on a night when the wind was blowing in, J-Roll hit a deep line drive home run to left field for a grand slam in the 6th inning. Phillies end up postponing any Braves celebrations with an 11-5 win.

Today at Turner Field, they say goodbye to….

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….Bobby Cox, not sure what this entails, but I am sure it’s a chance for the fans to cheer and scream and make Bobby cry and cover up the fact that he’s more saddened by the fact the he still doesn’t know if he can take off Monday for his retirement home.

Today the Phillies pit Vance Worley against Tommy Hansen, so I guess the Phillies are saying to the Braves, if you cant win today you don’t deserve to be in the post season.

Around Baseball –

The Yankees get to play a double header in Boston, this will be a tough day as it’s hard enough to win in Boston without having to win 2 on the same day.

The Rays are back at it with the Royals, having passed the advantage to the Yankees it’s almost a must win if they want any chance of the division title.

The Padres and Giants face of again in San Francisco, I am sure both these teams and the Braves will be score board watching, no one admits to it, but they all do it.

 

4 Days to post season play – GO PHILLIES….

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4 Comments on “Do or Die Weekend, Phillies Playing Spoiler ….”

  1. redstatebluestate says:

    The Giants beat the Padres last night… so that one is still up in the air… Say goodbye to Bobby… wow. Hard to imagine the Braves without him, but I said the same about Chipper and he’s been relegated to the dugout and the Braves have thrived so there ya have it. Go Car— oh, wait… sorry. I forgot. I mean, go Reds! (in the playoffs that is)
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

  2. devilabrit says:

    Jeff – technology glitch, yesterdays close left over to today, well spotted… ‘Go Rrrre’ cant say it… was surprised you could too…

    -peter

  3. Jane Heller says:

    Today’s doubleheader in Boston should be interesting. The Yankees need to rest players so who knows what the lineups will look like. I certainly don’t!

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  4. devilabrit says:

    Jane – I think it was lucky you didn’t know what the line ups were like, at least everyone should be safe in the knowledge that Berkman has 1 day left as a Yankee, maybe..

    -peter


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