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'08 NLCS: Dodgers vs. Phillies

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  • '08 NLCS: Dodgers vs. Phillies

    Great stuff from Baseball Reference:

    Dodgers ('08 season): http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAD/2008.shtml
    Dodgers ('08 NLDS): http://www.baseball-reference.com/po...08_NLDS1.shtml

    Opponent ('08 season): http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/2008.shtml
    Opponent ('08 NLDS): http://www.baseball-reference.com/po...07_NLDS2.shtml

    Should be a great series: 4-4 during the season with each team going 4-0 at home.

    I am excited to see the Dodger's play these games with the team's "new" lineup that wasn't a part of any of the 4 regular season losses. I think our entire pitching staff stacks up better than the opponent's. I also like the fact that, while we don't match their power, we're a team that can produce big innings with consistent hitting and the occasional double or HR. I also anticipate lots of big swings and big misses by Mr. Howard and Mr. Burrell.

    Me thinks the Dodgers will be just fine . . .
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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    I am so excited I don't know what to do about this series. It's pretty obvious that once it starts I won't be sleeping much. Not counting chickens, but here's hoping we do well and keep going!

    This really should be a great series. I think the two teams are pretty evenly matched.

    Of course, now that I said that, it'll end in 5.
    "Ambition should be made of sterner stuff."

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    • #3
      Oh me of little faith has voted the Phillies in 6. I figured that by doing that I have given the Blue boys a better chance of winning (I selected the Cubs in 4). My work roster has given me at least the 1st 2 games live, so I hope I can get all of them, however many it takes. The 4-4 record this year gives the the Phillies a better chance on paper given they have the homesatnd, but if the Dodgers can beat the Cubs twice at home they sure as heck can do the same to the Phillies. This is a whole new ball game....the regular season is the past!
      for you guys......:
      "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

      No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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      • #4
        It would be fascinating to see Torre and Ramirez storm back into the World Series and win it all. What a come-uppance to the Yankees and Red Sox. But I wish them well personally. It's not always about come-uppance. Tho it would be sweet.
        Oh for a sunny afternoon at Sicks...

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        • #5
          The Dodgers better win this series. The last thing I want to see is fat cheesesteak eating fans rejoicing a trip to the World Series. SoCal all the way. Better babes=better ambience.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by alltime#1pilotsfan View Post
            It would be fascinating to see Torre and Ramirez storm back into the World Series and win it all. What a come-uppance to the Yankees and Red Sox. But I wish them well personally. It's not always about come-uppance. Tho it would be sweet.
            It has a lot to do with Joe and Manny.....their influence is obviously a huge factor..... but it is more so about a team playing as a team. A team that appears to have moulded into a very close knit and professional unit.
            : :
            "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

            No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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            • #7
              D. Lowe is ready to take care of business . . .

              D. Lowe vs. Opponent on 8.11.08 (W): http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...00808110.shtml

              Tonight's Opposing SP vs. Dodgers on 8.12.08 (L): http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...00808120.shtml
              Tonight's Opposing SP vs. Dodgers on 8.23.08 (W): http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...00808230.shtml


              Interesting that neither Lowe nor tonight's opposing SP pitched against the team they'll face tonight until August.
              "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

              "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bobby_Ayala View Post
                The Dodgers better win this series. The last thing I want to see is fat cheesesteak eating fans rejoicing a trip to the World Series. SoCal all the way. Better babes=better ambience.
                PM me your address and I'll overnight you a big greasy one to celebrate out NL pennant.

                sigpic"I'm flattered that so many baseball people think I'm a Hall of Famer. But what's hard to believe is how one-hundred and fifty plus people have changed their minds about me since I became eligible, because I haven't had a base hit since then." - Richie Ashburn

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                • #9
                  As we all know this is a funny game full of twists and turns. So please don't talk with you mouth full, you could choke. Here's to a great series.

                  LET'S GO BLUE!!!
                  http://www.nflfans.com/x/forumdisplay.php?f=55

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ColtscorrAL View Post
                    As we all know this is a funny game full of twists and turns. So please don't talk with you mouth full, you could choke. Here's to a great series. LET'S GO BLUE!!!
                    Oh, we're just havin' some fun here. Bobby started some trash talking in the Phillies forum so I had to come here and "return the favor".
                    sigpic"I'm flattered that so many baseball people think I'm a Hall of Famer. But what's hard to believe is how one-hundred and fifty plus people have changed their minds about me since I became eligible, because I haven't had a base hit since then." - Richie Ashburn

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                    • #11
                      Blue against Red

                      I can't believe my Dodgers struck out 10 times yesterday :-(

                      C'mon Billz!
                      keep Utley, Howard and Burrell in the ball park and pitch at least 6 innings.

                      Let's get to Myers early!

                      Let's go Dodgers, Let's go!
                      Let's go Billz, Let's go!

                      Let's go Vin Scully! We get to listen to him the first 3 innings and the last 3 innings!

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                      • #12
                        Well, at least the next three games (if necessary) are at home.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by crzblue View Post

                          Let's get to Myers early!


                          Let's go Billz, Let's go!
                          Got Myers early but he repaid the favour with 3 hits from 3 bats......how could we let a pitcher do that to us?

                          As for Billz

                          We gotta maintain that unbeaten home record against the cheesesteaks or we are dead meat.
                          "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

                          No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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                          • #14
                            Doesn't look like it's meant to be.

                            Just as everything went the Dodgers way in the Cubs series, everything is going the Phillies way. Manny missing a HR by a couple of feet was a bad omen to start off the series. Myers get's 3 hits. Victorino chases down Blake's drive. Hopefully the bounces start going our way on Sunday. One of the Dodgers needs to go on Jim Rome's show, get some jungle karma.

                            But hey, if I told you back in spring training that the Dodgers would be in this position come this time of the year, you'd take it.....right? Let's go blue! 4 in a row starts Sunday!
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                            • #15
                              I must say, that was certainly the most pleasurable game to watch of the 3 so far.

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