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Monday Extras: Seeing Red

Monday Extras: Seeing Red

Sometimes a change from green to red is a good thing.  Red means go, remember?

The Phillies step up and sweep the Astros.  I think it's safe to say that this is not the same Phillies team from 2005.  Ryan Howard went yard to take his total to 57.  I can't comment much further on the game because I didn't watch a second of it due to the fact I was engrossed in the horrible collapse of the Eagles yesterday.

Let's not forget Cole Hamels phenomenal outing on Saturday.  He flirted with a no hitter into the 7th.  Great to see Cole turning into an ace.  The Inquirer has a funny story about how Cole promised Coste a new car if he caught a no hitter for him:

"I didn't mention it during the game because I didn't want to jinx it,
but apparently mental thoughts can jinx things, too," Coste said.

The Padres beat the Dodgers yesterday, thus moving into a first for the West.  The Phillies are now a game behind the Dodgers for the wild card.  This is getting confusing.  While cheering for the Dodgers to win against the Padres on Sunday, on Monday you should cheer for the Dodgers to lose.

Here is a look at the remaining schedules:
Phillies: CHC 3, FLA 3, HOU 1, @ WSH 3, @ FLA 3
Padres: @LAD 1, ARI 3, PIT 3, @STL 3, @ARI 4
Dodgers: SD 1, PIT 3, ARI 3, @COL 3, @SF 3

I'd have to say the Phillies have the toughest road home with 6 against Florida in there.  Let's hope for a fun 2 weeks.

-This photo gallery says it all. [Inquirer]
-Jevon Kearse & Rod Hood are hurt.  Eskin was reporting Kearse will be out anywhere from 6 weeks to the entire season. [Inquirer]
-My BC squad beat BYU in OT.  Kickers should make kicks, damnit. [Fanhouse]

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales


CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

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Today's lineup: Jorge Alfaro returns as Phillies go for sweep of Dodgers


Today's lineup: Jorge Alfaro returns as Phillies go for sweep of Dodgers

After getting hit by a pitch on the hand on Tuesday night, catcher Jorge Alfaro is back in the lineup for the Phillies, who are aiming for a four-game sweep of the Dodgers.

On Wednesday, Alfaro was replaced by Andrew Knapp, who had one hit in three at-bats in a rare start.

Freddy Galvis, hitless in his last two games, is 4 for 7 with a homer and three RBIs against Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda.

For the first time in the last several weeks, cleanup hitter Rhys Hoskins is not in the spotlight for the Phillies. Instead, the attention has been on Aaron Altherr, who will try to finish an impressive series in style. Altherr, who hits fifth again on Thursday, is 5 for 11 with three homers and nine RBIs in the first three games against Los Angeles.

Odubel Herrera, who batted third last night and went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, hits sixth. His season batting average from that spot in the order is .340. 

Here is today's lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Nick Williams, RF
4. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
5. Aaron Altherr, LF
6. Odubel Herrera, CF
7. Jorge Alfaro, C
8. JP Crawford, 3B
9. Mark Leiter, P

Here is the Dodgers lineup: 

1. Chris Taylor, CF
2. Justin Turner, 3B
3. Cody Bellinger, 1B
4. Yasiel Puig, RF
5. Curtis Granderson, LF
6. Chase Utley, 2B
7. Yasmani Grandal, C
8. Logan Forsythe, SS
9. Kenta Maeda, P