Thursday, October 06, 2011

Loss for Phillies brings season to a Game 5 tomorrow

 Win or go home is what Manuel says about Game 5

Game 4 could have been a happy time for the Phillies and their fans, one more win would have meant a pass into the NLCS for the Fightins. Now that pass must come from the final game of the NLDS in Game 5 as the series now moves back to Philadelphia.

The Cardinals have now pushed their Wild Card spot into a possible trip to the NLCS themselves with only one more win. Last night, the Cards hit Roy Oswalt for 6 well placed hits that resulted in 5 runs and David Freese was the guy who drove in 4 RBI's (3-4) for the St. Louis team.

The series now moves to Philly with a situation that the Phillies haven't found themselves in, they must win this game or else the series and further playoff hopes are over. It will be Roy Halladay for the Phillies and the game will be at 8:37 PM on Friday night.

This isn't the only Game 5 in the NLDS, the D-backs and Milwaukee Brewers are going to be playing a Game 5 as well, as the Brewers couldn't finish off Arizona. The only team in the playoffs that has advanced to the ALCS so far is Texas, who beat the Rays in their series. The Yankees and the Tigers will play a Game 5 tonight at 8:00 PM in New York.

It has been said that the Phillies have an edge in this Game 5. Jimmy Rollins, who has had a great series so far, talked about Roy Halladay last night in a message on Twitter. "You get your big boy on the bump. This was the reason why he was brought here, when you have games like this, for him to come out and be the man. Be Doc. Go out there and perform a little surgery."

The Phillies need to score more runs than the Cardinals too, that will continue their season deeper into the playoffs. We'll see what happens in this pivotal game.

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