He was 6-0 with a 1.07 ERA against the Reds and he was 3-0 all-time at Great American Ball Park, and last night Cole Hamels added to his perfect reputation in the city where it all began by dealing the best hitting team in the NL, and the best defensive team in NL the third and final loss of the NLDS.
But aside from a couple of singles and a solo shot by second baseman Chase Utley, the Phillies did it all with a combination of small ball, and methodical play.
Earlier this week I discussed some players who are playing for more than a World Series ring, and the Philadelphia Phillies are not without a few of their own, but it is just as important to remember those who are locked up for the long-term.
The Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies will enter the 2011 season with more players to chose from in fantasy baseball than most people are going to know what to do with.
Between the two clubs, each team has between 14 to 20 quality hitters—some of them bound to be early round flyers—as well as, each team offering around 10 quality pitchers in total.
While the postseason churns away, all eyes will be on the World Series favorite Philadelphia Phillies, and a possible rematch with the New York Yankees, but for fantasy owners, the more diehard managers will have a ton of homework to sift through in the off-season, and it will start with the Reds, and Phillies’ bats and pitchers.