CINCINNATI (AP) Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said of the 1995 Atlanta Braves, whose rotation includes Greg Maddux (Notes), Tom Glavine (white) and John Smoltz (notes). Reds skipper Dusty Baker back in the '70s, had as the Baltimore Orioles Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar and Pat Dobson. There is plenty of football jersey
time for comparison now. Cole Hamels (white) and other holders of stars in Philadelphia are responsible for the National League Championship Series.
Hamels struck nine on five hits, homered Chase Utley (Notes) and the Phillies beat the Reds 2-0 on Sunday night to end the scan playoff franchise.
This time, only a stepping stone to try to win another World Series, Hamels said. Philadelphia will try to win the first team in the National League in 66 years to three straight pennants, San Francisco and Atlanta in the opener of the National League on Saturday hosts. The Giants lost the Braves 3-2 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five Division.
Roy Halladay (notes) took the Phillies to a good start to the second no-hitter in Series history, and Hamels ended the Reds with a masterful performance of your own. With Roy Oswalt (notes) also rested and ready to go for the next round, beware. All here with the ultimate goal is to reach the World Series, said Halladay. This is the first step. We can reach all end.The Reds, appear in the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, committed six errors in the last two games of the series after finishing in the National League second with a record percentage of the commissioning team in the regular season 0988th
The top navigation lights offense managed only 11 hits in less than three gamesthe a team in a playoff series to STATS LLC. The previous low was 13 in Texas, against the New York Yankees in 1998. I mean, really strong, Baker said. They're a very good team. We play em in the ballpark, so to speak, ran out. But not quite a runs.Hamels Joey Votto (notes) pushed to the ground into a double bed, after Brandon Phillips ( Notes) Leadoff single in the ninth inning hit, then Scott Rolen (notes) to end the game. The lanky left-handers threw 119 pitches in his first complete game of Minnesota Vikings jersey
the playoffs, 82 for strikes.
After Rolen struck for the eighth time in the series, the celebration was underway. Well, more or less.
Everything seemed very routine manuels team that played in the last two years, including a victory over Tampa Bay in the 2008 World Series. You do not give up, said Hamels. you never thought to go ahead and play the best baseball can.Utley with boos and met up Cheat! Cheat! connected before each at-bat, against Johnny Cueto (Notes) in the fifth inning. giving the Phillies a 2-0 lead, it was (white) his tenth career series, by teammate Jayson Werth and the first in the list of all clubs.
Utley began the rally in Philadelphia in Game 2 win, when he no relief from a hard launch Arold Chapman (notes) was beaten in the seventh inning. The purpose of the All-Star-second acknowledged after the game was not sure whether the ball hit him and a record crowd of 44 599 clear to Great American Ball Park, what he thought of the work.
Referees have to see the readers Utley center-right, whether a fan interfered with the ball, but were unsuccessful attempts and the call was quickly confirmed.
No catch here. Only one unit in time for the champions of the NFC East. I knew I hit it OK, said Utley. I have to hit a ball in the first inning, I thought I met more than one, but fortunately for us, the weather is still warm and it's a good hitter Reds never ballpark.The be back in balance after Halladay in close game series. The surprise NL Central lead by winning Game 2 in 4-0, but quickly collapsed, committing four errors in a heartbreaking 7-4 loss, they put on almost eliminated.
Hamels war da. The MVP of the 2008 World Series, and make the No. 3 starter in the playoffs, improving to 7-0 perfect record against Cincinnati in eight career starts. Also at 6-3 in 11 trips to improve in the playoffs. I have this kind of positive energy every time I come here, said Hamels, who started five games without a point in his major league debut in Cincinnati in 2006.
Hamels, who went 5-1 with an ERA of 1.48 in his last seven starts of the regular season, had two runners to reach second and none of Indianapolis Colts jersey
the Reds finished third. He was strong and I mean it was good for nine innings, Manuel said. Hamels also has help from his defense in the first and center fielder Shane Victorino (Notes) in the space left-center is running for the fast liner Phillips Drew Stubbs (notes) in the first. Cincinnati gardeners are not as useful for Cueto.
Reds shortstop Orlando Cabrera (notes), a late addition to the lineup, made an errant throw to first, allowing Placido Polanco (notes) to score an undeserved run to the crowd waving towels to calm desperate to celebrate something. Rolen mishandled Carlos Ruiz (notes) to third parties in the sixth inning down, but Homer Bailey (notes) are removed Hamels the inning to end.
Cincinnati Oswalt drove in the early game 2, but was still impressed by the trio of Phillies start.
The three of us would probably win the World Series, said Votto.