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World Series Open Thread and Ichthyomancy (Game Five)

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Next Game

Tampa Bay Rays
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Monday, Oct 27, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Scott Kazmir vs Cole Hamels

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Scott Kazmir 12-8 27 27 0 0 0 0 152.1 123 61 59 23 70 166 3.49 1.27


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Cole Hamels 14-10 33 33 2 2 0 0 227.1 193 89 78 28 53 196 3.09 1.08

The Phillies are one game away from closing the deal, while the Rays are looking to hold on for one more day.

Kazmir has the stuff to keep the Phillies in check. It will be just a matter of whether he brings it with him to the park. The key for him is to keep the ball in the park. If he can do that, it will probably turn into the battle of the bullpens.

Hamels is going to throw a quality start, or at least, something resembling it. The key for the Rays is to identify when he is throwing a change up and when the pitch is a fast ball. Not an easy thing to do. Hamels has been known to give up the long ball on occasion.

Hope you had a good weekend and the up coming week treats you right. In the meantime, it is time for an another edition of playoff Ichthyomancy.

Best of Luck to You!

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