Thursday, August 18, 2011

Series finale with Arizona is tonight






The Arizona Diamondbacks look and play like a hungry team of players that may be an opponent of the Phillies in the playoffs this year. The Dbacks look like they are ready to make the stretch run in the roughly 6+ weeks left in the season. The Giants may be the World Champions but they have stumbled a bit of late, and the Arizona Diamondbacks look like a team that is ready to take their place out in the NL West.


The Phillies had that explosive offense reappear last night with the ignition of it starting with a Wilson Valdez double off the centerfield wall that scored two Phillies and put the team up by a 4-2 score. The offense came late in the game, with 3 runs scored in the 7th and 4 more runs scored in the 8th inning.


Cliff Lee emerged as the winner, as he was lifted after 7 impressive innings. The bullpen carried the rest of the way, and a win is better than what happened the night before when Charlie Manuel just kept riding the back of Roy Halladay. The playoffs are coming, and we have to save some for the playoffs, you can’t always go out there and throw a complete game.


It’s Vance Worley tonight for the Phillies. Worley will try to avenge his last start in Los Angeles where he got roughed up for 6 runs. Worley didn’t lose that game though as the Phillies rallied back for a 9-8 win. Worley’s record remains at 8-1 on the year.


It’s a 7:05 PM start tonight at CBP.

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