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NLDS Game 3 open thread: Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 3:37 pm PT
2008-10-04 14:00
by Bob Timmermann

Coming to you from the Cream City, it's Game 3 of the NLDS between the Phillies and Brewers.

It's a long and storied rivalry.

OK, maybe it's not.

Neither team has had the best of luck in the postseason. The Phillies have won a grand total of four postseason series: 1980 NLCS, 1980 WS, 1983 NLCS, and 1993 NLCS. That's it. The Phillies also have losses in the 1915, 1950, 1976, 1977, and 1978 NLCS as well as NLDS losses in 1981 and 2007.

The Brewers have won one postseason series, the 1982 ALCS and lost in the 1981 ALDS and 1982 WS.

Jamie Moyer, who actually married into Digger Phelps' family because he has no discernible human soul, pitches for the Phillies, and Dave Bush, whom I believe has a soul, pitches for the Brewers.

However, it may take more than soul for the Brewers to push this to a Game 4. If there is one it will be Sunday at 10:07 am PT. Breakfast at Miller Park!

The Brewers did come back from an 0-2 deficit to win a 5-game series back in 1982 for their only postseason win. However, it is believed that neither Mark Brouhard nor Pete Ladd will be suiting up for the Brewers today.

Starting lineups

Brotherly Love Types:

  • Rollins SS
  • Werth RF
  • Utley 2B
  • Howard 1B
  • Burrell RF
  • Victorino CF
  • Feliz 3B
  • Ruiz C
  • Moyer P

Cream Citians:

  • Cameron CF
  • Hall 3B
  • Braun LF
  • Fielder 1B
  • Hardy SS
  • Hart RF
  • Weeks 2B
  • Kendall C
  • Bush P
2008-10-04 15:33:38
1.   das411
Wasn't there a Brian Anderson who was kind of a back of the rotation lefty for the DBacks in 01? Is that the same dude who's next to Smoltz now?
2008-10-04 15:38:48
2.   Bob Timmermann
Different Brian Anderson.
2008-10-04 15:40:16
3.   Eric Stephen
The Brian Anderson you speak of did the following:

1) Hurt his neck from the way he was sitting in a cab
2) Locked himself, naked, out of his hotel room

2008-10-04 15:41:01
4.   Eric Stephen
Jamie Moyer, who actually married into Digger Phelps' family because he has no discernible human soul

Bob, this is why The Griddle is great.

2008-10-04 15:41:57
5.   Alex41592
Worst swing I've ever seen Jayson Werth take.
2008-10-04 15:42:09
6.   das411
3 , then why can't they have that guy announcing???

Wow the Milwaukee-ians are trying to out-loud we Phila phans...this may make things tricky during Game 5...

2008-10-04 15:43:39
7.   Bob Timmermann
Milwaukee has an echo chamber advantage.

Tomorrow's putative matchup: Cole Hamels vs Jeff Suppan.

I'm guessing that favors the Phillies.

2008-10-04 15:46:06
8.   thelarmis
no two pitches is the same. ugh, it's gonna be a looong game announcing w/ former/current players. : ~
2008-10-04 15:52:18
9.   Linkmeister
Can tomorrow's game time be right? A pre-noon start time?

Man I hate Bud Selig. Who owns the product, you or the networks?

2008-10-04 15:53:31
10.   Bob Timmermann
Remember that there potentially could be four games tomorrow, so they need to be stacked up from dawn to dusk.

And then some.

2008-10-04 15:54:09
11.   das411
Wow, I've been watching Moyer pitch for 2.5 seasons now and did not know that he doesn't use signs when there's a runner on second. Either that's a really really good find by Smoltz, or he is totally BSing...
2008-10-04 15:55:24
12.   Alex41592
LCS games used to start at 9 a.m on the West Coast years ago. For example 1988 NLCS Game 5 was a 9 a.m game (Noon in New York).
2008-10-04 15:56:35
13.   Linkmeister
10 So a couple are played simultaneously. So what? The fans are used to channel-switching by now. Hell, I switch between as many as five college football games every Saturday; hasn't hurt me yet (other than an inclination to carpal tunnel syndrome).
2008-10-04 16:11:16
14.   das411
Who's up for a little 1982 Brew Crew?

2008-10-04 16:31:06
15.   das411
...has Jamie Moyer put everybody else to sleep too?

or did everybody just leave for Dodger Stadium?

2008-10-04 16:35:31
16.   Bob Timmermann
I'll be leaving fairly soon. It's a gloomy day in L.A., but it shouldn't rain. It's not as cold as it will look on TV.
2008-10-04 16:41:24
17.   Bob Timmermann
David Aldridge on the sideline? Does he know this isn't a basketball game?
2008-10-04 17:54:56
18.   das411
thanks, Chad Durbin, for showing everybody why you are not the setup man anymore...
2008-10-04 17:58:49
19.   Sam DC
Hat and Rowing.
2008-10-04 17:59:11
20.   Sam DC
Sounds like a nice pub . . .
2008-10-04 18:13:47
21.   Woden325
'T'would make for an interesting sign.
2008-10-04 18:14:20
22.   das411
Bah Craig Counsell, third best 2Bman on that team and yet he's in the right place to make that play...he and his two WS rings...
2008-10-04 18:17:19
23.   underdog
Suddenly, the Brewers decided to show up for this series, play some defense.

Fielder's still not contributing much to their cause.

2008-10-04 18:18:55
24.   Woden325
"That version of God Bless America lasted longer than the first five innings! Good grief in the morning."
Ah, how I love Bob Mr. Baseball Uecker.
2008-10-04 18:25:30
25.   das411
2008-10-04 18:29:10
26.   das411
wow, Craig Counsell and Jason Kendall doing us in, is it 1999?
2008-10-04 18:51:26
27.   underdog
I feel like there's something tasteless in that DirectTV ad with Craig T Nelson emulating Poltergeist. Doing an impression of the little girl, since that actress died tragically, that must be it.
2008-10-04 19:05:57
28.   underdog
Yikes. Even Gagne was doing better than this.
2008-10-04 19:07:29
29.   Woden325
That was close. 1 more out...
2008-10-04 19:11:19
30.   Woden325
Now to Dodger Stadium.
2008-10-04 19:20:00
31.   das411
Oh well, have fun DTers!

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