Posted by: Jeremy | October 20, 2009

Phillies inch closer to repeat

The Phillies, ready to let their hair down

The Phillies, ready to let their hair down

Without much of an interest in any of the remaining teams in the MLB Playoffs, I’m pretty much resigned to rooting for close games and a pair of long, comptetive series (and for the Yankees to burn in hell). The Phillies and Dodgers fulfilled the first half of the deal last night, but Jonathan Broxton’s blown save did its part in ensuring this one probably isn’t going the distance. Jimmy Rollins ripped a Broxton pitch up the gap with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, scoring a pair to give the Phillies a 5-4 win and a 3-1 series lead.

Philadelphia’s Game 4 win was a tad more dramatic than their 11-0 romp the previous day — the Dodgers erased an early 2-0 Phillies lead, taking a 4-3 edge to the ninth before Rollins did his thing. Broxton walked Matt Stairs, who was run for by Eric Bruntlett, and hit Carlos Ruiz to put the tying and winning runs on. The always-reliable Brad Lidge even grabbed the win, striking out two Dodgers in the top half to keep the one-run deficit in check.

The NLCS has today off, but the teams are back at it Wednesday night in Game 5. Clayton Kershaw (8-8, 2.79) and Cole Hamels (10-11, 4.32) are on the mound.



  1. i concur, burn in hell yankee moneyballers

  2. Looks like the Phillies are the team that’s gonna have to knock them out!

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