Phillies Get First Post Season Win In Fifteen Years

 Philadelphia Philies 3, Milwaukee Brewers 1. Phillies lead series 1-0. The last time the Philadelphia Phillies won a playoff game was the day after my son Gaston was born. The 1993 World Series was dramatic for a lot of reasons: Cito Gaston (name coincidence), the Phillies being wild as hell on all fronts, the amazing run producing Rickey Henderson, Dave Stewart’s stare, the city getting behind Kevin Stocker and of course Joe Carter’s Game 6 World Series winning blast of Mitch “The Wild Thing” Williams (he still catches mad wreck). I remember getting screamed on by Gaston’s Mom because I focused on the television instead of everything else.

Hey…I couldn’t stand the Phillies. I wanted Cito and Rickey to get another one.

Yesterday, the Phillies created a redemption initiative of sorts by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1. Mike Cameron misplayed a third inning double by Chase Utley that was ultimately the two run difference. Brad Lidge gets the save. He’s been perfect in save chances this year.

Yovani Gallardo pitched well in the loss.

Cole Hamels had his change up swervin’ and punched out nine Brewers by keeping them guessing. Prince Fielder was a three time victim and better pick up his weight or the Brew crew will be peace.

The last time the Brewers made the post season former manager Ned Yost was a player.

If the Phillies score 3 on Carsten Charles today, the series is a wrap.

Sabathia is going on three days rest for the fourth start in a row. I know I called Ryan Howard the MVP, but C.C. has become the best pitcher (and possibly best player) in baseball since his arrival in Milwaukee.

Other scores:

Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 2. Dodgers lead series 1-0.

James Loney’s grand slam propels Dodgers. Manny hits his 25th homer (low pitch hit 30 rows up) in post season. He’s an unbelievable talent. He’s number one all time. Bernie Williams, Reggie Jackson and Mickey Mantle are the only players ever with more than 16.

Boston Red Sox 4, Los Angeles Angels 1

Brian Lester, subbing for Josh Beckkkkkett, baffled the Angels with 7 k’s in 7 innings. Jason Bay’s homer lifts offense.

(Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP)





2 Responses to “Phillies Get First Post Season Win In Fifteen Years”

  1. michelle says:

    I know the Brewers better wake up and get those bats swinging. Other than Braun their entire lineup has been struggling in recent weeks. CC pithching on short rest again will need his teammates to have his back.

  2. HarveyDent says:

    Brewers took the gaspipe tonight against the Phils who are looking like a World Series team. I would like to see the Cubs make the Classic but last night’s game was disturbing because Manny B. Manny is the new Mr. October because he’s sparking the Dodgers and if Chi and the remaining NL team aren’t careful LA will put up a pennant soon.

    Irony of ironies if it’s the Dodgers playing the Red Sox at the end of the month.