Thursday, October 09, 2008

Phillies take Game 1 in a nailbiter....

 This is one of the best playoff games that I've seen. The Phillies being in it certainly added my extra interest, but the Phillies pulled a game out of the hat tonight. Chase Utley snapped out of his Division Series funk to plant a long fly into the right field stands to get the Phillies energized for the win.

         Pat the Bat has been brilliant during the playoffs, he's like the elder statesman of the team and he is speaking with his bat. Good hustle on the part of the Phillies here, and a great much needed first game win after a somewhat shakey start with Manny almost going deep against Hamels and this act quieted the crowd to almost silence! 

     Great pitching by both pitchers, Derek Lowe sort of ran out of gas there in the sixth inning, he started sweating terribly and fell apart really quickly. Hamels solidified his position as the ace of the Phillies staff, and he looked very poised on the mound.


          The fans went home happy tonight, and I'll be up at Game 2 on Friday afternoon to take in the happenings and I'll be sure to take some notes to post here in my blog about the game.


          So far so good, Phillies up 1-0 in the NLCS ..... 

2 comments:

  1. First of all I would like to pass along my sympathies to Charlie Manual and his Family...

    Now on to Baseball...

    This could either fire up your team or make them depressed...I was expecting a split in Philly and this could ruin my plans

    Good game last night...Game could have gone either way...looking for a different outcome tonight...Go Dodgers

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  2. Thanks KT,

    Yes it brought a tear to my eye in the ballpark when the giant fan tv showed the sign, "We'll win this one for Mom" for Charlie Manuel....

    Game 2 was one of the best games I've been to as a fan, Phil's win - it kind of puts the win in perspective though...

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