Sep 202011
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Roy Halladay gave up an un-Halladay like 4 runs over 8 innings

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Halladay not really sharp, likely loses shot at 20 wins

September 20 Courier-Post 

For three games, Roy Halladay watched Rafael Furcal work the count. Halladay studies film with rabid intensity, so he took special note of the St. Louis leadoff hitter’s approach at the plate. So no one was more surprised than Halladay when Furcal swung at the first pitch of the game Monday, blasting a fastball into right field for a double. “We’ll keep that in mind for next time,” Halladay said. “If there is a next time.”

Instant Replay: Cardinals 4, Phillies 3

September 20 CSN Philly 

First impression: Two nights after clinching the NL East title, the Phillies, save for a late burst of ninth-inning excitement, continued to sputter in a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night. The Cardinals, still in the hunt for the NL wild card, ended up taking three of four from the Phils, who were outscored 9-3 in the final two games. The Cards beat Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay in those games.

Hard to believe: Phillies record 200th sellout

September 20 CSN Philly 

The hoagie was usually the best part. Going to Phillies games during the mid-to-late ’80s involved a process. It had nothing to do with begging your way into the game or buying tickets on StubHub months in advance — partly because there was no StubHub, mainly because you could get tickets at Veterans Stadium mere moments before walking inside. There were always plenty of good seats available. Bad ones, too.

Is Galvis destined to replace Rollins?

September 20 Courier-Post 

At first, Freddy Galvis thought it was a joke. He’d arrived in Clearwater, Fla., last October hoping to put on some weight and add to the wispy frame that had limited him to a career .286 slugging percentage in the minors. His first chore, according to the Phillies’ trainers, was to push a car around the warning track. “They told me, ‘We have to make you stronger,’ ” Galvis said. “Like a tough guy, strong man of the world.”

Philadelphia Phillies are rolling into postseason thanks to Hunter Pence, starting pitching

September 20 Washington Post 

Champagne celebrations in September have become commonplace enough for the Philadelphia Phillies over the last half-decade that a certain neighborly ritual has come to govern them: After bounding off the field, the Phillies gather in their clubhouse around the tubs of iced-down bubbly and call for their newest member to step forward and pop the first cork.  And so it was late Saturday night that Hunter Pence, the right fielder who became a Phillie on July 29, moved to the center of the Phillies’ clubhouse — much as Roy Halladay, a first-time Phillie in 2010, had a year earlier — and popped the cork off the first bottle

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