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Chrys

Ahhhh...I've been waiting for this post. You hit the nail right on the head. It's the pitching, especially the bullpen. Do you remember when we used to cringe when Benitez was brought in to relieve? That's nothing compared to the cringing that occurs when any relief pitcher is called in from the bullpen this year.

Yep, it's mostly the pitching, but the whole team is down and dragging. Someone has to light a spark. And quick.

I have a soft spot in my heart for the Phillies and especially Ryan Howard, but I still don't like what's happening. In our house, we haven't given up...yet. We're desperate, but we're still using Tug's "you gotta believe" battle cry.

If the Mets do make the playoffs, well, that's a whole other story to be addressed later.

Cryptic Ned

It was Rollins who made the "team to beat" prediction, not Howard.

I've been a Phils fan for 10 years, and was absolutely hoping they would take over the wild card from the Padres, but not that they'd take the division. The Mets have put together a good team and it would be a shame if it only got to the playoffs once before having to be taken apart again. And most of my friends who are baseball fans are Mets fans.

So I'll just be rooting for the Padres and Rockies to both be swept this weekend.

Gray Lensman

Check out the Colorado Rockies. Haven't heard of them? That's CO-LO-RA-DO Rockies. They only just swept the famous Dodgers twice. Once in four games, then in three games a few days later. They swept the well-known Yankees earlier in the season. They have guys with names like Helton, Holliday, Tulowitzki, Hawpe, Atkins, Francis, Torrealba, Matsui, Morales. Some of these guys are in the running for various MVP awards. Big name teams come to Denver and leave carrying they asses in a sack. They go to other big name fields and hand the natives a whupping (forget the Coors Field "advantage"). Lots of whining attends these "surprises".

Watch out for the Rockies. Got three with the Snakes in Denver this weekend.

JD

I've been a fan of Jimmy Rollins since his rookie year, when he had to endure the Larry Bowa treatment and persevered anyway. Rollins is a stalwart on my fantasy league team. Go Phillies!!!

drip

I feel the Mets fans' pain but the Phillie pitching is soooo bad. Jamie Moyer to pitch for a playoff spot? Really? How much agony can one division endure. Just give them all a big trophy and send them home.

Ken Houghton

I saw Jamie Moyer pitch an almost-no-hitter (8.1--with about a dozen walks to a team that, iirc, set a ML K record that season) in Philadelphia. (Of course, that was at the Vet, twenty years ago, against the Phillies.)

You clearly married up.

Exiled in New Jersey

Did I not post something about Billy Wagner letting his team down; that team was the 2005 Phillies? Billy Boy blew two games to his former mates, the Astros, to send them on to the wild card and the World Series. Pennants used to follow Joe Morgan around; failure is Wagner's companion.

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