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 .....