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Phils Sweep First Series of 2008

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Wild One in Colorado!

What a wild game in Colorado! You do have to ask where this resolve was
last October but I’ll leave that alone for now. After Brett Myers gave
up the lead, the Phillies tied the game. Only to have Manual leave
Myers in too long and have him give up a two run homerun. But this
Phillies team does not know the word quit. A run in the 8th put the
Phillies within 1 run and then the fun started in the 9th. The Phillies
loaded the bases for Pat Burrell who doubled clearing the bases putting
the Phillies up 8-6.

I do have a question. Why in the world would you walk Ryan Howard to
pitch to Pat Burrell. I understand the lifetime numbers but just look
at their April stats. I would have taken my chances with Howard. Thanks
for the gift Clint Hurdle!

Brad Lidge came in to shut the door on the Rockies. And shut the door
he did striking out 2 pitching a perfect inning. The Phillies swept the
series and picked up a game on the Mets, Braves, and Marlins. Great
night to be a Phillies fan!!!

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Pregame Quick Hits: Phillies vs. Rockies 4/21, 4/22/08

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The Philadelphia Phillies are in Colorado for a quick two game
series against the Colorado Rockies. The Phillies are coming off a
weekend series with the New York Mets where they lost two out of three
games. The Phillies are looking for some revenge after being swept by
the Rockies in the divisional series last year. Look for excitement
with these two teams especially in this ballpark known for offensive

Pitching Match ups:
4/21 at Col Kyle Kendrick (1-2 4.40) vs. Mark Redman (2-1 4.60) 8:35pm CSN
4/22 at Col Myers (2-1 3.96) vs. Francis (0-2 5.89) 8:35pm CSN

Other Quick Hits:

  • The Phillies bench leads the league with a .333 average, 11 hits, 3 homeruns, 7 RBI’s and a .636 slugging percentage.
  • The Phillies 3.54 ERA is fifth best in the NL.
  • Tom Gordon has a 0.77 ERA in his career against the Rockies.
  • Pat Burrell (.329), So Taguchi (.309), and Chase Utley all have career averages of .300 or better against Colorado.
  • The Phillies are 64-56 lifetime against the Rockies.
  • The team is hitting .310 with 91 runs scored in their last 14 games at Coors Field.

Coming Up:
4/23 at Mil Cole Hamels (2-2 1.86) vs. TBA 8:05pm CN8
4/24 at Mil Jamie Moyer (1-1 4.79) vs. TBA 1:05pm CSN