Wednesday, October 05, 2011

A little luck and a new postseason hero for Phillies

Game 3 of the NLDS between the Phillies and the Cards was a hard fought battle. The last time Cole Hamels pitched in an NLDS game, the Phillies won 1-0 last year. We were about on that pace to win it yesterday when the Phils and Cards were locked in a terrific pitcher's duel, until the Phillies snapped the scoreless game with a 3-run home run.

 Another postseason hero was made from a player who is not an everyday player, and another famous postseason home run can be added to the list. The last one of course was probably Matt Stairs, who launched a rocket of a home run in LA on October 13, 2008 in the NLCS. This home run was courtesy of a move by Tony La Russa, who walked the Phillies previous postseason 'go to guy' Carlos Ruiz, to get to utility outfielder Ben Francisco. Normally, this would be a good move. Not a good move in this game, as it opened the door for opportunity for Ben to make his mark on this series.

Tonight's game at 6 PM local Philly time, can bring the Phillies closer to their goal. They would advance into the NLCS that at this point looks like it will have Milwaukee who needs only one more win against the D-backs, we can close out this series tonight.

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