Aug 14, 2009

Slice of a Season: Part 12 of 18, Abbreviated

This is abbreviated due to vacation. Posts will be sporadic for the next 10 days.

Slice of a Season: 2009, Slice 12
Slice Record: 3-6

Cumulative Record: 61-47

Standing at Slice's End: 5.0 games ahead of the Marlins

Opponents that hurt the Phillies: Giants, Marlins

Opponents that helped the Phillies: Rockies

Wins to Remember:: Cliff Lee's debut, beating the Giants 5-1 on July 31
Losses to spill milk over: Losing 7-3 to the Giants on August 2nd (I was there, it was ugly, at some point I'll post some photos), losing 3-2 to the Marlins on August 7 (because the Phillies should win on my birthday)
Bats do help in general: When facing Jason Hammel
But bats do not help, only luck does : When facing Tim Lincecum
New Nemesis Alert:
In your face HR of the year so far:Chase Utley hitting one off Jonathan Sanchez after a few pitches after a pitch went over his head

Hitting Heroes: Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino,

Need Adjustments: bench, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley

Fire Starters on the Mound: Brad Lidge, Cole Hamels

Holding the Fort Down: Cliff Lee,Joe Blanton, JA Happ, Scott Eyre

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