Phillies v Brewers: Game One

30 Sep

Cole Hamels, LHP
14-10  3.09 ERA  1.08 WHIP
227.1 IP  196 K  53 BB


Yovani Gallardo, RHP
0-0 1.88 ERA  1.25 WHIP
24 IP   20 K   8 BB

So…the Phillies put up one of the best pitchers in the National League this year, while the Brewers put up a guy who pitched 3 games at the beginning of the year, then tore up his knee and went on the disabled list.  Oh, but he did pitch four innings in a game last week.  So there you are.  Advantage: Phillies.  The Phils and Brewers offenses have scored essentially the same amount of runs in the second half of the season, while the Brewers pitching has been better.  That was mostly due to the efforts of CC Sabathia, who pitches game two, and thus it’s crucial that the Phillies win this first game.

One potential problem is the status of Pat Burrell’s back.  He strained it practicing and will be evaluated before tomorrow’s game.  Let’s hope he’s up and running because his patience and power was a vital part of the offense for many games.

Finally, in non-playoff news, closer Brad Lidge was voted the National League comeback player of the year, besting Kerry Wood.  It’s certainly amazing to me that a man putting up numbers in 2007 of 3.36 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 88 Ks and 30 BB in 67 IP is ‘coming back’ from anything.  The only thing that seems to have changed is that he’s kept the ball down and gave up only 2 homers in 2008 in comparison to 9 in 2007.  WHAT A COMEBACK!


One Response to “Phillies v Brewers: Game One”

  1. Evan Brunell October 1, 2008 at 8:28 pm #

    Hi Chris,

    Yes, I would say you’ve made a huge tiny mistake – you’ve made it impossible for me to contact you through e-mail? Mind dropping me a line?


    Go Phillies!

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