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2010 State of the Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies seem poised to enter the 2010 season as favorites to win another pennant. Predictions are on paper though and as a fan, you have to ask yourself what else they need to ensure success again this season.

Phillies Brewers 4.24.09 017Starting pitching is the foundation that championships are built on. The Phillies improved the top of their rotation by adding arguably the best pitcher in baseball, Roy Halladay. He will anchor a staff that will include Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, and J.A. Happ. The number 5 spot is still up in the air. With Jamie Moyer’s…

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Pregame Quick Hits: Mets vs. Phillies 4/19/08

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Citizens Bank Park will be sold out again today as the Philadelphia
Phillies (8-9) host the rival New York Mets (9-6). Jamie Moyer (1-0
5.52) will toe the rubber for the Phillies while Oliver Perez (1-0
3.38) counters for the Mets. For the second night in a row both teams
will start Southpaws.

The Phillies lost the opener to the Mets last night 6-4 as Johan
Santana threw 7 solid innings and David Wright missed the cycle by a
homerun. The Phillies defense and another wrong call concerning Jose
Reyes also helped sink the Phils.

Other quick hits:

  • Jamie Moyer is 7-3 with a 2.87 ERA against the Mets in his career.
  • Every pitcher in the Phillies bullpen has an ERA under 3.00 against
    the Mets in their career except Rudy Seanez 3.80 and Clay Condrey 3.12.
  • Pat Burrell leads all active players in career homeruns against New York with 41.
  • Jayson Werth is a career .339 hitter versus the Mets.

Coming Up:
4/20 vs. NYM Pelphrey (1-0 3.60) vs. Eaton (0-0 3.95) 8:05pm ESPN
4/21 at Col Kendrick (1-2 4.40) vs. Redmon (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

Pregame Quick Hits: Phillies vs. Mets 4/18/08

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The Philadelphia Phillies (8-8) and rival New York Mets )8-6) will
square off in a much anticipated battle tonight at Citizens Bank Park
at 7:05pm. Cole Hamels (2-1 0.82) will oppose offseason acquisition
Johan Santana (1-2 3.05). Santana was booed off the mound in his last
start at Shea Stadium after giving up his third homerun if the game to
the Brewers.

The Phillies are coming off of a big win yesterday against the Houston
Astros where they had 4 homeruns and won 10-2. They have won two
consecutive series and look to make it three against the hated New York

Pregame Quick Hits:

  • The Phillies are 420-365 lifetime against the Mets.
  • Chase Utley needs 1 RBI for 400 in his career.
  • The Phillies are 18-19 at Citizens Bank Park against the Mets.
  • The Phillies have hit homeruns in 33 of the last 39 games played against the Mets. 57 total in the 39 games.
  • The Phillies 12 wins against the Mets in 2007 were the most since
    2003 and it was the first time they swept the Mets 3 times in one

Coming up:

4/19 vs. NYM Perez (1-0 3.38) vs. Moyer (1-0 5.52) 3:55pm Fox
4/20 vs. NYM Pelphrey (1-0 3.60) vs. Eaton (0-0 3.95) 8:05pm ESPN

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