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Hamels, Howard stumble in Game 3

Pitcher, slugger main reasons Phillies are in 2-1 hole against the Yankees

Originally Published: October 31, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Chase Utley's record streak of 27 postseason games reaching base came to an end Saturday night. Ryan Howard has nine strikeouts in 13 World Series at-bats. And Cole Hamels' penchant for quick and inexplicable implosions remains an issue.

On a positive note, the Philadelphia transit workers haven't gone on strike yet, and the Pearl Jam concerts across the street have been terrific.

The Phillies haven't experienced a lot of October adversity the past two years. They never ...

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