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PKalltheway
10-03-2010, 07:45 PM
My heart says the Reds will pull off the upset, but my head says the Phillies will take this in four games. What do you think?

DirtySox
10-03-2010, 07:50 PM
The Reds are my other favorite team. I'm very excited and nervous at the same time about this series.

My gut is telling me Phillies win though. :(:

Johnny Mostil
10-03-2010, 09:38 PM
Cincy native, so I'd love to see the Reds win, but I just don't think any story involving Dusty Baker and a fireballer with an 'inverted w' delivery can end in the words "happily ever after" . . .

WhiteSox5187
10-03-2010, 09:52 PM
I like the Reds, but really Philadelphia is the only NL team I think is any good.

Brian26
10-03-2010, 10:36 PM
Oswalt's record at Citizens Bank and his record against the Reds is insanely good. Looks like he'll go in Game 2.

SoxSpeed22
10-03-2010, 11:15 PM
The Roys and Cole Hamels are going to be way too tough for an inexperienced Reds team. Phils in 3.

doublem23
10-04-2010, 12:18 AM
Phillies are just way too good, but the Reds are my NL team, so I'm pulling for the Big Red Machine.

chisox616
10-04-2010, 12:28 AM
No chance the Reds make it to game 4.

VMSNS
10-04-2010, 12:46 AM
I'd love to see the Reds win it, but I think the Halladay/Oswalt combination will probably be too much for them to handle. I say Phillies in....four.

palehozenychicty
10-04-2010, 02:47 AM
The Phils look like the game's most complete team right now. Power, speed, defense, pitching, and experience. I think the Reds somehow win Game 3, and that's it.

nccwsfan
10-04-2010, 11:04 AM
Love the lineup of the Reds and they have a bright future, but they're no match for what is looking like a dominant Phillies team.

dwitt76
10-06-2010, 01:56 PM
I agree with everyone, want the Reds to win, but Phillies look like the better team.

doublem23
10-06-2010, 03:03 PM
Placido Polanco out for Game 1

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2010/news/story?id=5655378

soxfanatlanta
10-06-2010, 03:09 PM
The Phillies are going to the WS, and they should be evenly matched with whoever comes out of the AL.

gogosox675
10-06-2010, 03:32 PM
The Phillies are going to the WS, and they should be evenly matched with whoever comes out of the AL.

I agree with this. I almost want the Phillies to win the NL pennant just in case the Yankees or Twins win the AL pennant. I know the Phillies could beat the Twins and I have a pretty good feeling they could beat the Yankees, too.

1989
10-06-2010, 06:38 PM
Roy Halladay with a ** ****** through five...

102605
10-06-2010, 07:10 PM
Roy Halladay with a ** ****** through five...

Through 7

cub killer
10-06-2010, 07:21 PM
I hope Don Larsen is watching. His record is very '72 Dolphins-esque.

ChiSoxGal85
10-06-2010, 07:27 PM
Halladay takes the no hitter into the 9th.

102605
10-06-2010, 07:30 PM
I hope Don Larsen is watching. His record is very '72 Dolphins-esque.

This is no perfect game though.


Has anyone had a no-hitter in recent history in the playoffs?

cub killer
10-06-2010, 07:37 PM
The only no-hitter in postseason history is Don Larsen's perfect game in the World Series.

The last postseason game to come this close was in 1967.

Everybody here should be on their feet for this history-making moment. Moments like these is what it's all about.

whitesox4eva
10-06-2010, 07:40 PM
This is intense...

cub killer
10-06-2010, 07:42 PM
Congratulations to Doc(tober) Halladay!!!! What a performance!!!!

102605
10-06-2010, 07:43 PM
That is incredible.

whitesox4eva
10-06-2010, 07:44 PM
First postseason start....history! Wow nice job Roy!

goon
10-06-2010, 07:46 PM
I didn't know the postseason schedule, just thought to look for some baseball on tv and see the Phillies' players congratulating Halladay on the mound. Wow.

gogosox675
10-06-2010, 07:50 PM
The postseason started six hours ago and it's already one of the most memorable ones ever. That's pretty special.

BadBobbyJenks
10-06-2010, 07:53 PM
Yeah I dont even know why we are having a postseason, Phillies are going to run a train.

WhiteSox5187
10-06-2010, 07:54 PM
This Halladay guy might be good.

Honestly, the Phillies are the only NL team that I think could win a division in the AL. They are just so good. I think now Halladay and Buerhle are the only active big leaguers with multiple no hitters, no?

Rdy2PlayBall
10-06-2010, 08:11 PM
Good for them, I hope it's their last win.

TDog
10-06-2010, 08:16 PM
I would have expected the no-hitter today to be thrown against the Rays.

Halliday's next start probably will come against the winner of the Giants-Braves series.

Boondock Saint
10-06-2010, 08:23 PM
There aren't many, if any, pitchers who have been better over the last 10 years than Roy Halladay. He's a horse (averaged 206 innings a season since 2001), he's got amazing stuff, he's consistent, and there aren't many pitchers in the game who can match his composure.

To see him throw a no-no in his first postseason start is certainly surprising, but it isn't shocking.

TDog
10-06-2010, 08:35 PM
This Halladay guy might be good.

Honestly, the Phillies are the only NL team that I think could win a division in the AL. They are just so good. I think now Halladay and Buerhle are the only active big leaguers with multiple no hitters, no?

I think the Phillies could win the AL East, but I also think the Giants or Padres could have won the NL West. Considering how poorly the Twins played against the Brewers, I doubt the Twins could have won the NL Central.

There isn't a huge difference between the leagues right now, and this year the NL might be slightly better.

Hitmen77
10-06-2010, 09:08 PM
Wow! Incredible. Congratulations to Halladay on the no-hitter. 1st a perfect game this year and then the 2nd post-season no-hitter ever....impressive!

Congratulations to the Phillies for being able to acquire him too.

ChiSoxGirl
10-06-2010, 09:15 PM
This was awesome! I'd been listening to the games all day, but turned the Phillies/Reds game off when I went for my walk. After I was home for about 45 minutes, I put the radio back on and heard the words, "Halladay hasn't given up any runs through five..." and haven't turned my radio off all night.

g0g0
10-06-2010, 10:40 PM
Absolutely amazing! Halladay is a beast! You could tell he was waiting for some post season action! :bandance:

JB98
10-06-2010, 11:12 PM
That was as impressive a no-hitter as I've seen. Reds didn't have hardly any good swings. Lots of weak outs.

palehozenychicty
10-06-2010, 11:18 PM
Halladay is more than money. The guy is printing currency. If he throws like this two-three more times, then the Phillies really have it in the bag. Kudos to the Phils for getting him too. It took awhile, but he's amazing.

thomas35forever
10-07-2010, 02:07 AM
Doc just punched his ticket to Cooperstown I think.

Boondock Saint
10-07-2010, 02:48 AM
Doc just punched his ticket to Cooperstown I think.

This is a fairly interesting post, I might just agree with it. A 3.32 career ERA, a Cy Young award, maybe his second coming this year, a top five finish in four other seasons, seven time all star, a no-hitter, a perfect game, and possibly a world series ring this year. After thinking about it, I think he's got to be in Cooperstown.

doublem23
10-07-2010, 08:47 AM
Doc just punched his ticket to Cooperstown I think.

This is a fairly interesting post, I might just agree with it. A 3.32 career ERA, a Cy Young award, maybe his second coming this year, a top five finish in four other seasons, seven time all star, a no-hitter, a perfect game, and possibly a world series ring this year. After thinking about it, I think he's got to be in Cooperstown.

I think he was already destined for Cooperstown, but this is going to be the 1st thing on his plaque.

The interesting question will be, if he pitches another 6 or so years, all in Philadelphia, he'll have had 12 seasons in Toronto and 7 with the Phillies, obviously he'll have more "team success" with the Phillies (hell, he already has) than he ever did with Toronto... I wonder which hat he wears on this plaque.

Boondock Saint
10-07-2010, 04:12 PM
Orlando Cabrera doing some more of his Orlando Cabrera thing: (http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/10/06/orlando-cabrera-complains-about-strike-zone-in-roy-halladays-no/)

:whiner: :whiner: :whiner:

whitesoxfan1986
10-07-2010, 04:22 PM
Miscellaneous question(not deserving of a new thread) Are the Phillies the first team to have two players named Roy?

Hitmen77
10-08-2010, 10:08 PM
Phillies come back from a 4-0 deficit to win Game 2 7-4.

Now the Reds are down 0-2 as they head home to Cincinnati.

DSpivack
10-08-2010, 10:21 PM
Miscellaneous question(not deserving of a new thread) Are the Phillies the first team to have two players named Roy?

Anyone know how to search Baseball-Reference for this?

SOXSINCE'70
10-08-2010, 10:40 PM
I am a Phillies fan.Their experience will get them through this series.:gulp:

SOXSINCE'70
10-08-2010, 10:42 PM
Phillies come back from a 4-0 deficit to win Game 2 7-4.

Now the Reds are down 0-2 as they head home to Cincinnati.

And Orlando Cabrera left tonight's game with a strained oblique.:whiner:

Where have White Sox fans seen this scenario before?

SOXSINCE'70
10-08-2010, 10:43 PM
Orlando Cabrera doing some more of his Orlando Cabrera thing: (http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/10/06/orlando-cabrera-complains-about-strike-zone-in-roy-halladays-no/)

:whiner: :whiner: :whiner:

A clubhouse cancer never changes its spots.

Brian26
10-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Miscellaneous question(not deserving of a new thread) Are the Phillies the first team to have two players named Roy?

Anyone know how to search Baseball-Reference for this?

The 1986 Minnesota Twins had Roy Smalley and Roy Lee Jackson.

Brian26
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
Phillies take the series, 3 games to zip. Their pitching is set-up for the NLCS. They look like a lock for the WS.

TDog
10-11-2010, 01:07 AM
Phillies take the series, 3 games to zip. Their pitching is set-up for the NLCS. They look like a lock for the WS.

I don't know about the Phillies being a lock. Obviously they are the heavy favorites, but they will face a stiffer challenge than the Reds to get to the World Series.

If the Giants win Game 4 (barring an extraordinary turn of events), their starting pitching will be set up as well. They are going with their rookie fourth starter in Game 4. It would be set up for Lincecum against Halliday in Game 1, Cain against Oswalt in Game 2 and Sanchez against Hammels in Game 3.

If the Giants win in five, Cain would go against Halliday, but Lincecum would go on regular rest against Oswalt in Game 2. If the Braves win in five, Lowe could go on regular rest in Game 1 of the NLCS after going on short rest in Game 3. However, their closer will be ineligible even if he recovers from his injury.

doublem23
10-11-2010, 02:12 AM
I don't know about the Phillies being a lock. Obviously they are the heavy favorites, but they will face a stiffer challenge than the Reds to get to the World Series.

If the Giants win Game 4 (barring an extraordinary turn of events), their starting pitching will be set up as well. They are going with their rookie fourth starter in Game 4. It would be set up for Lincecum against Halliday in Game 1, Cain against Oswalt in Game 2 and Sanchez against Hammels in Game 3.

If the Giants win in five, Cain would go against Halliday, but Lincecum would go on regular rest against Oswalt in Game 2. If the Braves win in five, Lowe could go on regular rest in Game 1 of the NLCS after going on short rest in Game 3. However, their closer will be ineligible even if he recovers from his injury.

An extraordinary turn of events? The Giants two wins are thanks to a dubious call on a stolen base and a plethora of errors by the Braves. They've far from dominated that series, and there's nothing guaranteeing they even advance, anyway.

The Phillies are a juggernaut. If San Francisco moves to the NLCS, they'd be lucky to force a Game 6.

TDog
10-11-2010, 03:03 AM
An extraordinary turn of events? The Giants two wins are thanks to a dubious call on a stolen base and a plethora of errors by the Braves. They've far from dominated that series, and there's nothing guaranteeing they even advance, anyway.

The Phillies are a juggernaut. If San Francisco moves to the NLCS, they'd be lucky to force a Game 6.

The extraordinary turn of events I was referring to was the possibility of using starting pitchers in extra-inning relief roles or unexpected postponements. It was in reference to the NLCS teams having their pitching lined up. I thought that was clear.

If the Giants were lucky to win Game 3 because of poor Braves defense, the Reds were lucky to win Game 2 because of poor Reds defense. For that matter, the Braves were lucky to win Game 2 because of poor Giants defense.

The Phillies are probably the best team in baseball. They will probably go to the World Series, but the Giants' starting pitching matches up with theirs. The Giants and Phillies split six games this season, but those games were months ago.

The three remaining NL teams are probably better than the three remaining AL teams, especially with Games 1 and 2 and potentially Games 6 and 7 being played without the DH.

doublem23
10-11-2010, 09:10 AM
The three remaining NL teams are probably better than the three remaining AL teams, especially with Games 1 and 2 and potentially Games 6 and 7 being played without the DH.

Uh, no, it's

1) Yankees
1b) Rays
1c) Phillies
2) Rangers

262821629282181927318272) Giants
262821629282181927318272b) Braves

Not even close. The Giants don't even belong in the playoffs, they're only there because of the Padres epic late season collapse.

g0g0
10-11-2010, 09:57 AM
Uh, no, it's

1) Yankees
1b) Rays
1c) Phillies
2) Rangers

262821629282181927318272) Giants
262821629282181927318272b) Braves

Not even close. The Giants don't even belong in the playoffs, they're only there because of the Padres epic late season collapse.

+1 I'd take the odds of an AL team capturing the WS this year. But man the Phillies look good right now.

doublem23
10-11-2010, 09:58 AM
+1 I'd take the odds of an AL team capturing the WS this year. But man the Phillies look good right now.

The Phillies are an American League team trapped (blessed?) in the National League. They're the anti-White Sox.