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Throwback! Pittsburgh Fans Are Just the Worst Kind of Fans

Kyle Scott - July 7, 2010

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Consider this a travelers' guide to the city of Pittsburgh. This was posted last July after a trip to see the Phillies play the Pirates over 4th of July weekend.

 

We took a little road trip to Pittsburgh, along with a ton of other Phillies fans, for the 4th of July Weekend series.  Our advice? 

Do go to Pittsburgh if you: want to see a beautiful baseball stadium and have an unhealthy appreciation of Roberto Clemente.

Don't go to Pittsburgh if you don't want to: be harassed by fans of other sports, watch grown men walk around the city with tails, experience the plight of society, or have fans throw up on you on 90 degree days.

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Post Game Wrap: Doc Tames the Braves in 7th Complete Game of the Year

Kyle - July 5, 2010

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Christian Rivera is a freelance writer
and graphic designer for myphl17.  Follow him on twitter @rivaldesign

Welcome back to Citizen's Bank Park!

The Phillies are back from a less than stellar road trip to take on the Braves in a very big NL East series that could really change the team's momentum.  Being 5 games behind the Braves and 2 behind the Mets, they need something to change so they called on the Doc to get it done. 

Roy Halladay pitched his 7th complete game of the year in front of 45,404 fans on 93 pitches in a 3-1 win over the Braves, keeping the Phils very much in reach of first place.  Doc picks up his 10th win of the season thanks to a little run support from a Greg Dobbs (not a typo) two-run shot to give the Phillies the lead in the bottom of the 6th (still terrible at 3rd base).  An RBI driven in by Juan Castro in the bottom of the 8th gives the Phillies a little insurance to finish things off.  The Braves only run was brought in by a Chipper Jones solo home run in the top of the first.

Roy Halladay gave another excellent performance and despite stranding quite a few runners, the Phils managed to get enough runs to edge the first place Braves in game 1 of this series. 

After losing 3/4 to the Pirates, the Phillies really needed this win to get their spirits up.  If they can take this series with all of the injuries that team is dealing with, there is no saying how well the second half will be when everyone is back on their feet.  Taking this series is essential to reclaiming the top spot in the National League East.  Pull no punches Phils. 

Tomorrow's pitching matchup is Jurrjens vs Hamels at 7:05p on CSN.

Note:  With numerous trade speculations floating around it's important to note that Dominic Brown hit his 4th HR with the IronPigs and is gathering a lot of fan attention.  Do you think he's ready to be brought up? What moves would you make to do so?  Share your thoughts below.

Post Game Wrap: Another Close Loss Swells Injury Concerns

Kyle - July 2, 2010

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Christian Rivera is a freelance writer
and graphic designer for myphl17.  Follow him on twitter @rivaldesign

The Phillies offensive woes have resurfaced in Thursday's loss against the Pirates in a 3-2 loss at PNC Park.  It's their 4th loss in their last 6 games and the 2nd loss out of 3 games against the Pirates so far this year. 

Many expected the Phils to have an easy game against Daniel McCutchen's double digit ERA, but it turned out to be anything but that.  The offense struggled to gain much ground against the Pirates' former top prospect and once again the replacements drove the Phillies only 2 runs.  One of those runs was a solo shot deep to center field by the suddenly slugging Wilson Valdez.  The surprise power of the team launched it well over the wall at the deepest part of the part right past the 410 sign. 

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