I've been away off and on for a few weeks and only posting intermittently. In the meantime, the Phillies' collective health has deteriorated dramatically. What amazes me is how resilient this team has become, a testament to the chemistry in the clubhouse and in the manager's office. To have endured so much adversity between slumps, injuries and inconsistencies and still be only 3.5 games behind is nothing short of astonishing, especially when one considers the Braves and Mets have been winning more than losing.
Regrettably, the Phils can't hold the Alamo forever. As the dog days approach, it's only natural to assume the remaining troops are going to wear down and that reinforcements are too far off to help. It's too bad, really, because the Phils have given quite a heroic performance to date.
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So, who would YOU rather have at this point, Roy Halladay or Cliff Lee?