Well, the Phils just wrapped up what could be their watershed victory of the season, two-hitting the Red Sox with Lee, who was their most in doubt member of the triumvirate. And blasting Becket for five runs. As the resident Philly non-hater, I couldn’t help being entertained. I don’t see many reasons why Halladay/Lee/Hamels can’t set records in the post season.
But if the Braves get it together, they could be one of the few teams that could stop them. I can see an NLCS full of 1-0 games, something legendary. Not that I think our top three starters can match that ridiculous trio, but when hits are that hard to come by, what’s the difference between being one-hit by Halladay and being four-hit by Hudson if nobody scores? And I believe our offense can do as much damage against three mistake pitches from Halladay as theirs can with 8 mistake pitches from Hudson.
I keep feeling more certain that this team needs a different plate approach much more than it needs another player who could easily fall in with Uggla, McClouth, and A. Gonz as players who we over pay and they underperform with the bat!
Besides our recent luck with acquiring hitters, I am not ready to trade any of our young arms. Maybe Lowe can go, but it is far to early to tell who is the Jo Jo of our five young guns and who is the Wainwright of the bunch.