Phillies Coming to Town

Philadelphia Phillies' Matt Stairs hits a two-run home run to to take the lead in the game against Los Angeles Dodgers during the 8th inning in Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Oh, those ding dong Phillies and Matt Stairs.  Well, they are no longer the feared Phillies of 2008-2009. Today, they are languishing in fourth place in the NL East, 15 games back from the Washington Nationals. Their stars of yesteryear are gone or replaced, inlcuding Chase Utley, Matt Stairs, Jimmy Rollins, Cole Hamels, and Cliff Lee.

The new stars of the Phillies include Vincent Velasquez, 8-3, 3.33 ERA, center fielder Odubel Herrera (known as El Torito), and closer Jeanmar Gomez (29 saves). Tonight’s starting pitcher will be righty Zach Eflin who goes up against Julio Urias, who will be making his tenth start for the Dodgers.

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14 thoughts on “Phillies Coming to Town

  1. Lineup – Boy does Doc have faith that Reddick is gonna start hitting!

    Utley 2b
    Seager ss
    Turner 3b
    Reddick rf
    Gonzalez 1b
    Grandal c
    Pederson cf
    Segedin lf
    Urias p

    Good to see he’s giving Segedin a shot against the righty!

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  2. I hope Grandal’s okay after taking that foul off the right side of his chest. We can ill afford to lose his hot bat, at the moment.

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  3. What an tell tale night. The Dodgers want to take over first place. Their performance both Sunday and Monday show that determination. But the Giants, were on the mat, yet managed to pull out the desperate win in extra innings, The giants dont want to give up First place.

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