GDT: 10/3/2009 -- Cole Hamels and the Goblet of WFCs

Postby dajafi » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:42 pm

I've got Franzke and LA on the computer. Kinda nice.
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Postby Wolfgang622 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:47 pm

MattS wrote:would you rather play the rockies in the first round but the dodgers having HFA if they beat st. louis and we beat the rockies and our series with the dodgers goes to 7 games, or would you rather play the dodgers at home in the first round, and then have home-field in the second round even if the cardinals lose? i'm not sure game 7 on the road in the event that the dodgers play us in the NLCS is worth the difference between getting to play colorado instead of los angeles in round 1. i think maybe it's better to lose the HFA to get the rockies instead.


What's coloring my thinking is that I believe, perhaps foolheartedly, that the Rockies are going to sweep the Dodgers and take the NL West this weekend. I've thought this since it first occurred to me it could happen on Wednesday night. It's just a hunch.

So, I kind of think it's more critical for the Phillies to win today anyway, because I don't thik I want to see the Colorado with HFA in the NLCS if they advance to the second round and the Phillies do too. Only way to prevent that is to win today and tomorrow. If the Rockies lose tonight, of course, raffle off opportunities to play for the Phillies tomorrow for all I care.
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Postby jerseyhoya » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:50 pm

I think TMac likes the Phillies more on the national broadcast
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Postby philliesphhan » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:53 pm

mozartpc27 wrote:
MattS wrote:would you rather play the rockies in the first round but the dodgers having HFA if they beat st. louis and we beat the rockies and our series with the dodgers goes to 7 games, or would you rather play the dodgers at home in the first round, and then have home-field in the second round even if the cardinals lose? i'm not sure game 7 on the road in the event that the dodgers play us in the NLCS is worth the difference between getting to play colorado instead of los angeles in round 1. i think maybe it's better to lose the HFA to get the rockies instead.


What's coloring my thinking is that I believe, perhaps foolheartedly, that the Rockies are going to sweep the Dodgers and take the NL West this weekend. I've thought this since it first occurred to me it could happen on Wednesday night. It's just a hunch.


You also thought the Braves weren't going to lose again.
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Postby HillMD » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:55 pm

mozartpc27 wrote:
MattS wrote:would you rather play the rockies in the first round but the dodgers having HFA if they beat st. louis and we beat the rockies and our series with the dodgers goes to 7 games, or would you rather play the dodgers at home in the first round, and then have home-field in the second round even if the cardinals lose? i'm not sure game 7 on the road in the event that the dodgers play us in the NLCS is worth the difference between getting to play colorado instead of los angeles in round 1. i think maybe it's better to lose the HFA to get the rockies instead.


What's coloring my thinking is that I believe, perhaps foolheartedly, that the Rockies are going to sweep the Dodgers and take the NL West this weekend. I've thought this since it first occurred to me it could happen on Wednesday night. It's just a hunch.

So, I kind of think it's more critical for the Phillies to win today anyway, because I don't thik I want to see the Colorado with HFA in the NLCS if they advance to the second round and the Phillies do too. Only way to prevent that is to win today and tomorrow. If the Rockies lose tonight, of course, raffle off opportunities to play for the Phillies tomorrow for all I care.

I don't think we'll have to worry about the Rockies in the NLCS. If the Rockies play the Cardinals, I think Colorado would be over-matched.
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Postby ek » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:56 pm

hamels looked mad cantu got his 100th rbi and showed off in the 1st
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Postby FTN » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:58 pm

ek wrote:hamels looked mad cantu got his 100th rbi and showed off in the 1st


was he favoring his hip at all?
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Postby swishnicholson » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:00 pm

jerseyhoya wrote:I think TMac likes the Phillies more on the national broadcast


He's clearly been working in general on reacting more positively to the home team during local broadcasts. Now that he's national again I believe I can smell the smoke as his mental transmission grinds and shudders trying to make the adjustment.
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Postby ek » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:00 pm

no, he seemed fine although Ramirez looked iffy
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Postby Monkeyboy » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:07 pm

I don't understand how they can say that home field matters to them, but make moves that prove otherwise.
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Postby jerseyhoya » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:09 pm

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Postby ek » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:13 pm

hamels could pitch game 1 I guess now. 47 pitches today. i still have no idea why utley played yesterday or today
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Postby philliesphhan » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:21 pm

Monkeyboy wrote:I don't understand how they can say that home field matters to them, but make moves that prove otherwise.


They have home field in the first round. That's good enough.
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Postby Wolfgang622 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:21 pm

Everything about the last few days indicates to me that they can't make up their minds about whether HFA matters to them or not.
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Postby Wolfgang622 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:22 pm

Pete Happy would have needed a step ladder to get good wood on that last pitch. Oh well. I'm out for today - party to attend. Go Phils!
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Postby jerseyhoya » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:42 pm

Miguel Cairo!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby cartersDad26 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:49 pm

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Postby FTN » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:07 pm

lol i just realized right now that i get this game on fox sports espanol.

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Postby jerseyhoya » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:20 pm

Speaking of hitting!
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Postby Monkeyboy » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:23 pm

philliesphhan wrote:
Monkeyboy wrote:I don't understand how they can say that home field matters to them, but make moves that prove otherwise.


They have home field in the first round. That's good enough.



I agree, but they say that it's a big advantage. If it's a big advantage, then they should be going for it. I don't think it matters that much, and my guess is they don't think it does either, but they are saying it does to compliment the fans or something.
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