Welcome to Doctober

Welcome to Doctober

If Roy Halladay was hungry for a ring in 2010, he's got to be starving now.

Some highlights from Roy talking on Friday about his Phillies and the 2011 NLDS against the Cardinals:

"I think I learned last year, being in [the playoffs] is the best part of it. Being able to play these games is what makes it all worthwhile. To get to this point, I'm excited. We obviously want to go all the way to the end."

"We have a lot of trust in each other. We feel like we have a good team. We feel like we have all the parts we need to go all the way. To a man in that clubhouse, there's not a guy who would tell you he would not be disappointed if we didn't win it all."

"You come out and play 162 games and you get to this point, this is the fun part. I think we're looking forward to it. Obviously the ultimate goal is to give ourselves a chance to win a World Series."

It's only gonna get funner.

>>Previously: Roy Halladay Came Here to Bury the Cardinals

>>CyBorg photo from May, 2011

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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Photo: Penn Athletics

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).

Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.

Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.

Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.

Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats. 

Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season. 

Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin. 

Phillies

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF 
4. Maikel Franco, 3B 
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P