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Phillies adjust rotation and line up The Big 3 for Braves series

Sep 14, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT

In a preview of what their first-round opponent might see in the playoffs, the Phillies have adjusted their rotation so that Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels are lined up to get the starts in next week’s crucial three-game series against the Braves.
Beating the Braves would go a long way toward the Phillies capturing homefield advantage and the ability to choose an extended schedule for their NLDS series, which would in turn allow them to rely solely on The Big Three in Round 1.
In other words, if Halladay, Oswalt, and Hamels come up big next week against Atlanta they may also get a chance to do the same against a non-Atlanta team in the NLDS.

  1. Opie - Sep 14, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Chickens I tell ya. Thought you were supposed to dance with the one you brought…..if ever there was a Baseball god, let he smythe thou whom shalt alt changeth dancing partners …. for a meaningful regular season battle…

  2. Lrd_ Chestrfield - Sep 14, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Beautiful…just beautiful.
    …and to Atlanta fans who somehow think this is unfair just think of this: It wasn’t much fun dealing with Maddux/Glavine/Smoltz for all those years.
    Paybacks are a B.

  3. Utley's hair - Sep 14, 2010 at 7:25 PM

    Amen to that. I only have to add MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    And I love your ale.

  4. nps6724 - Sep 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Well if we can’t beat them in the regular season, we can’t beat them in postseason.

  5. Utley's hair - Sep 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Amen to that, my good man. I have only to add MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

    And i love your ale.

  6. Kevin S. - Sep 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    The 1988 Dodgers say ‘hi.’

  7. Kevin S. - Sep 14, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    Bah. Screw Philly.
    Agreed on the ale, though.

  8. matt - Sep 14, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Nice Opie. Why don’t you just say “gosh, you big bullies are actually going to use your good players against us?”. by the way, what difference does it make to you guys anyway? Every Atlanta fan on every board I’ve seen claims that Atlanta’s “big 3″ (not exactly sure who would qualify for that group other than hudson) is far better than the Phillies big 3. should be a sweep for you guys right? hehehehe

  9. smokehouse - Sep 15, 2010 at 7:43 AM

    Cry me a river Opie. Back in the early 50’s Cleveland always lined up Wynn, Garcia, Lemon and Feller against the Yankees while they always lined up Raschi, Ford, Reynolds and Lopat against the Indians. Of course you’re far too young to remember any of this.

  10. murd - Sep 15, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    The Braves couldn’t sniff Livan again last night, so my confidence for the Phils series is significantly diminished.

  11. doctorfunke - Sep 15, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    The big three stole my baby.

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