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Rollins likes Phillies' chances against Padilla in Game 2

Oct 15, 2009, 11:34 AM EDT

Jimmy Rollins spent the first six seasons of his career as Vicente Padilla’s teammate in Philadelphia before the right-hander left on a sour note in 2005.
Padilla is now back in his life as the Dodgers’ starter for Game 2 of the NLCS and Rollins likes the Phillies’ chances:

I don’t know what you’re going to get from Padilla. I’ve been behind him. If he’s good, he’s good. If he’s not, he’s way off. He definitely can [get rattled]. It really depends on how we approach him, if his team scores obviously he becomes more confident. If we get out there early we could probably get in his head and make him throw a lot of pitches.

Padilla has faced the Phillies just once since being traded to the Rangers, as Rollins and company knocked him around for seven runs in six innings last season.

  1. Ding - Oct 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    50/50 is a good chance
    I like my chances to be @ 70/30

  2. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Oct 15, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Considering this fangraph’s post http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/padilla-vs-goliath you might be more right than you know.

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