Phillies Nation TV – Episode 2

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, September 14, 2011 07:46 PM | Comments: 7
Analysis, Posts, Video

Welcome to Phillies Nation TV – where Pat and Corey and some special guests will break down the latest Phillies news, with the help of Yards Brewery and Philadelphia Post. In our second episode, the guys talk injury news, The Braves and Brewers, and Roy Oswalt moving forward.

The guys put a lot of work into this, as did our friends Bryan and John at Philadelphia Post, so we hope you like it and welcome your comments.

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  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    Nice job, very professional and informative. One key point this year is that Charlie Manuel is doing a much better job platooning, which is why players like Mayberry, Valdez and Martinez are contributing. Remember the importance of the 93 Phils with their potent platoons, players like Mariano Duncan, Jim Eisenreichj, Pete Incovilia, and a bunch of others like Kim Bastile were vital to this team’s success. Keep those bench players sharp. They will be needed in the playoffs.

    Oswalt should be the fourth starter expecting to go five to six innings with Worley warming up and waiting. We cannot afford $16 million for Roy Oswalt next year. We need to sign Hamels.

  • Posts: 556 Bruce

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    I agreed with Bart on the professionalism of their presentation. The video editing on closeups and full shots was impressive. i give kudos to your cameramen.

    As far as opinions/anaylsis by both Pat and Corey, it is about what I expected based on past columns from both for PN. Interesting and mostly agreeable with what they said.

    There was a reference made to Oswalt’s last outing against the Astros and the number of hits allowed which became a concern to both Pat and Corey (and for some PN members). I am reminded of the post game comments that Halladay made after his complete game shutout against the Astros. He noted the young hitters’ aggressiveness against Hamels and Oswalt swinging early and making contact with the hard stuff. He said that he changed tactics and worked ‘backward’ mixing in more offspeed pitches early in count to counter the aggressive swings of the young hitters and upset their timing. Of course, location of pitches always matters.

    I don’t know if this was discussed in your first video (sorry, I didn’t watched it), the bullpen will definitely have a important role in the playoffs. Obviously, Phillies manager is counting on the starters to put in as many innings as possible. That’s a no brainer when you have 3 great aces that are among league leaders in innings pitched for the season. Nevertheless, the backend of the bullpen will be called upon in certain situations. For me, that may be worrisome. Madson vs Mo Rivera? And Lidge? Will youth and inexperience in the playoffs be a factor with Bastardo and Stutes? And “tired” arms will not be a issue for those two? Just something to ponder.

    • Posts: 556 Bruce

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      Oops..I let slipped the name Mo Rivera (chuckles). Yeah.. I think (and hope) it’s the two best best teams that will be in the World Series (Phillies vs Yankees). I know the TV networks would love it simply for the ratings. And I think most Phillies fans want it too. The Phillies would love to have the opportunity to seek revenge for the 2009 World Series loss to them.

  • Posts: 369 Jay Floyd

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    Quality stuff again, guys.

  • Posts: 64 Jonathan Nisula

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    Guys, I’m LOVING this

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    you guys are the Tits

  • Posts: 0 bostonkate

    awesome awesome awesome

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