Lidge and Hamels Are Not To Blame For Phillies Phailures

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Andrew Mease in MLB
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ôBrad Lidge and Cole Hamels have cost us the Series.ö Those are the words coming out of many of the Philly PhaithfulÆs mouths just a day after the Yankees put the Phillies in a 3-1 World Series hole. Is that REALLY the reason?á Can you blame Lidge and Hamels for the hole?á After all Lidge did give up 3-runs in the ninth inning of a game four loss after Pedro Feliz tied the game at four in the eighth inning.á Plus Cole Hamels gave up five runs in the Phillies game three loss. To me, thatÆs just idiotic to blame those two guys.á Diving deeper into the series you will see that there are more pressing issues to the Phillies which include pitch selection, poor managerial decisions, and the lack of production from left-handed batters Chase Utley (unless heÆs facing Sabathia), Ryan Howar ...

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