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    phills should not have swept atlanta

    they let the cardinals in the playoffs

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    Re: phills should not have swept atlanta

    Funny how that works sometimes.
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    Re: phills should not have swept atlanta

    So they should have purposely not have competed in the final 3 games of the season...riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggg ggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttttttttt


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    I said it at the time on another thread. I would have let the Braves win that last one to clinch the wild card.
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    Re: phills should not have swept atlanta

    i thought this same thing at the end of the regular season. i think the cards were 5 and 1 vs philly before the playoffs began. I would have let Philly controlled their own matchup and took the wrong one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiss the Baby00 View Post
    i thought this same thing at the end of the regular season. i think the cards were 5 and 1 vs philly before the playoffs began. I would have let Philly controlled their own matchup and took the wrong one.
    The Cards played the Phillies 9 times during the regular season and won 6 of those games. Cards swept a 2 game set May 16-17 at Busch; the Phils took 2 out of 3 in STL June 21-23 @ the Cards took 3 out of 4 in PHI September 16-19. The last 4 game set may have been skewed somewhat since STL won the first game, PHI won the 2nd & clinched their playoff spot which means they rested quite a few starters the next game or 2 (every team does this, just mentioning that it happened).

    The fact that the Phils clinched and then lost 8 in a row necessitated the fact that they had to play hard against Atlanta to avoid going into the playoffs on a terrible losing streak. Had they lost 1 game to ATL the 1 game playoff would have been in STL & if they lost 2 to ATL then PHI would have entered the post-season losing 10 out of 12 games. Either scenario wasn't favorable and even with the sweep the Phils came in on a 4 game winning streak but that 8 game losing streak was too recent ot count out.

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    Re: phills should not have swept atlanta

    Quote Originally Posted by will5979 View Post
    So they should have purposely not have competed in the final 3 games of the season...riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggg ggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttttttttt

    YEP

    they should have rested their players, If they would have rested their big players they would have played a lot better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I said it at the time on another thread. I would have let the Braves win that last one to clinch the wild card.
    Well then you were wrong twice. The Braves winning the last one wouldn't have clinched the Wildcard.

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    Re: phills should not have swept atlanta

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiss the Baby00 View Post
    i thought this same thing at the end of the regular season. i think the cards were 5 and 1 vs philly before the playoffs began. I would have let Philly controlled their own matchup and took the wrong one.
    Cards were 6-3 against Philly and one of the few teams to own them this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rijo's Ghost View Post
    Well then you were wrong twice. The Braves winning the last one wouldn't have clinched the Wildcard.
    Okay, smart guy. Let me restate myself. I would have made sure Atlanta won the wild card whatever it took.

    Any smart team does not want to play the hottest team come the playoffs. And clearly the Cardinals had it rolling and the Braves were struggling.
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    Re: phills should not have swept atlanta

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Okay, smart guy. Let me restate myself. I would have made sure Atlanta won the wild card whatever it took.

    Any smart team does not want to play the hottest team come the playoffs. And clearly the Cardinals had it rolling and the Braves were struggling.
    Do whatever it takes and let the Braves sweep them? Yeah, going into the playoffs having lost 12 of their last 14 would have been genius. Guess what, if they let the Braves sweep them, they're no longer struggling.

    Your hate of the Cardinals is blinding you from common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rijo's Ghost View Post
    Do whatever it takes and let the Braves sweep them? Yeah, going into the playoffs having lost 12 of their last 14 would have been genius. Guess what, if they let the Braves sweep them, they're no longer struggling.

    Your hate of the Cardinals is blinding you from common sense.
    Well since I originally said it when the regular season ended (on another thread), and since the Phillies got knocked off by the Cardinals (since the Braves didn't make the playoffs).........

    ......I'm looking pretty brilliant!
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    Re: phills should not have swept atlanta

    What does it matter? It is what it is, St.L is in the World Series and so is Josh Hamilton...If only we hadn't made that stupid ass trade in 2008.


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    Re: phills should not have swept atlanta

    Quote Originally Posted by will5979 View Post
    So they should have purposely not have competed in the final 3 games of the season...riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggg ggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttttttttt

    Yup, I can see it, the Yanks did it to keep Boston out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bounty37h View Post
    Yup, I can see it, the Yanks did it to keep Boston out.
    If they did that purposely my hats off to the Yankees. I depise the Red Sox.


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