A capsule look at Reds-Phillies playo...

A capsule look at Reds-Phillies playoff series

There are 22 comments on the Public Opinion story from Oct 4, 2010, titled A capsule look at Reds-Phillies playoff series. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A look at the best-of-five National League division series between the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies: Schedule: Game 1, Wednesday, at Philadelphia ; Game 2, Friday, at Philadelphia ; Game 3, Sunday, at Cincinnati ; x-Game 4, Monday, Oct.

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Mark in Seattle

Seattle, WA

#1 Oct 4, 2010
Phillies should sweep or take it in 4. Starting pitching has just been too good.
busch

Landisburg, PA

#2 Oct 4, 2010
No way, watch Edmonds carry the Reds through a six game series to victory.
Martin

Detroit, MI

#3 Oct 5, 2010
Hey Busch, it's a fine game series knucklehead!Phils in four!!!!
Steve Tellers

United States

#4 Oct 5, 2010
busch wrote:
No way, watch Edmonds carry the Reds through a six game series to victory.
I do wish the first round of the playoffs would be best of 7 as well.Maybe it will be soon.

Since: May 09

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#5 Oct 5, 2010
OK, first of all - the Division Series if 5 games, so only 3 wins are needed to move on. If they played 7 Steve, the MLB post season would run practically into December.

And yeah, with Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels, you'd wonder how it's possible for them not to sweep. Well I love a good underdog story as much as the next person, and the Reds are that underdog. Don't count them out, their team is young and well balanced in starting pitching, relief pitching and offense - and they play a good ball game.

That said, Philly clearly has the best team - I think they'll take this series 3 games to 1.
local player

United States

#6 Oct 5, 2010
Effington wrote:
OK, first of all - the Division Series if 5 games, so only 3 wins are needed to move on. If they played 7 Steve, the MLB post season would run practically into December.
And yeah, with Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels, you'd wonder how it's possible for them not to sweep. Well I love a good underdog story as much as the next person, and the Reds are that underdog. Don't count them out, their team is young and well balanced in starting pitching, relief pitching and offense - and they play a good ball game.
That said, Philly clearly has the best team - I think they'll take this series 3 games to 1.
keep an eye out for Chris Heisey on the Reds, played college ball at Messiah and high school ball at Donegal in the Lancaster area. He was brought up to the big leagues earlier this year, gets some time in the outfield for Cincinnati and occasionally starts. Nice to see a local guy in the playoffs, going against his hometown team, no less. still hope the phils win though.
Ben

Montréal, Canada

#8 Oct 5, 2010
I say Reds in 5

NFL= No Fun League

“I Came. I Saw. I Conquered.”

Since: Oct 09

Sub-Tropical South Florida

#9 Oct 5, 2010
The Phillies in 3:

Doc Halladay
Roy Oswalt
Cole Hamels
Ben

Montréal, Canada

#10 Oct 6, 2010
Reds:

-Bronson Arroyo
-Johnny Cueto
-Edison Volquez

Since: May 09

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#11 Oct 6, 2010
Ben wrote:
Reds:
-Bronson Arroyo
-Johnny Cueto
-Edison Volquez
Halladay will win Game 1 - but despite how well Oswalt and Hamels have pitched as of late, they have a history of inconsistency. Cueto and Volquez are both lights out young pitchers, but they are young pitchers. That's what will determine this series.

Again, that said, it would be surprising if the Reds won more than one in this series. Looking forward to it.

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#12 Oct 6, 2010
If the Reds have to rely on Cordero...Its over,he'll walk in at least 5 runs by himself !!
Bla bla bla

Chambersburg, PA

#13 Oct 6, 2010
Phillies in 4

Since: May 09

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#14 Oct 6, 2010
I knew Halladay would win tonight but -- whoa! I saw Hamels turn to Oswalt in the dugout and say "$#!%, do we have to do that too??"

Nice one Halladay. It's great witnessing baseball history...
Ben

Montréal, Canada

#15 Oct 7, 2010
Awesome performance by Halladay, this guy is really great but I still believe the Reds will win this series.

Since: May 09

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#16 Oct 7, 2010
Ben wrote:
Awesome performance by Halladay, this guy is really great but I still believe the Reds will win this series.
What?!

Roy Halladay just shut down arguably the league's best offensive lineup. He will pitch Game 4 if it even gets that far. He's dialed in - and the confidence boost to Oswalt and Hamels will be significant.

I'd be flabbergasted if the Reds won more than one game in this series.
Ben

Montréal, Canada

#17 Oct 8, 2010
I love Halladay don't get me wrong, he is the best pitcher I have seen since Pedro Martinez, when he will pich his next game, Reds will win 1-0 or something like that. Great talking to you.

Regards

“I Came. I Saw. I Conquered.”

Since: Oct 09

Sub-Tropical South Florida

#18 Oct 8, 2010
The Phillies were sloppy in Game 2, but the Reds were even sloppier.
Oswalt wasn't at his best, but the Phliladelphia bullpen was.
I said Phillies in three a few days ago, and I'm feeling very good about what I said back on Tuesday.
GO PHILLIES!

Since: May 09

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#19 Oct 11, 2010
That Phillies sweep made the Reds look absolutely bush league. They're the clear favorite going into NLCS, which I'm still very much banking on the Giants.... even if Brooks Conrad single-handedly lost the game for Atlanta last night.

I'm just dying to see a Halladay-Lincecum matchup...

The Cliff Lee-David Price matchup tomorrow night between Texas and Tampa should be interesting too. I think that Tampa has a better chance at beating New York though.
Steve Tellers

United States

#20 Oct 12, 2010
Effington wrote:
OK, first of all - the Division Series if 5 games, so only 3 wins are needed to move on. If they played 7 Steve, the MLB post season would run practically into December.
And yeah, with Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels, you'd wonder how it's possible for them not to sweep. Well I love a good underdog story as much as the next person, and the Reds are that underdog. Don't count them out, their team is young and well balanced in starting pitching, relief pitching and offense - and they play a good ball game.
That said, Philly clearly has the best team - I think they'll take this series 3 games to 1.
If they moved the season up a week and played the first week of the season in Southern cities, they would have no problem fitting in the 2 days needed to make the first round a best of 7 series.
Steve Tellers

United States

#21 Oct 12, 2010
Effington wrote:
That Phillies sweep made the Reds look absolutely bush league. They're the clear favorite going into NLCS, which I'm still very much banking on the Giants.... even if Brooks Conrad single-handedly lost the game for Atlanta last night.
I'm just dying to see a Halladay-Lincecum matchup...
The Cliff Lee-David Price matchup tomorrow night between Texas and Tampa should be interesting too. I think that Tampa has a better chance at beating New York though.
I agree. Tampa has a more balanced lineup and would have a much greater chance of beating the yankmes than the Rangers would.

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