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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

NLDS Review: Brewers a walk in the park

Let's examine Mr. Musser's game-by-game predictions:

GAME 1

Predicted score: Phillies 5, Brewers 2.
Actual score: Phillies 3, Brewers 1.

Not bad on my part. I also said, "Since the Brewers lineup is heavily right-handed, Hamels should fare well against Milwaukee" and "I would not be surprised to see Gallardo shut down this Phils lineup, given his K-ratio." Hamels and Gallardo combined to allow zero earned runs.


GAME 2

Predicted score: Brewers 5, Phillies 1.
Actual score: Phillies 5, Brewers 2.

I was way off on this one. Pardon me for failing to foresee Brett Myers' yeoman plate appearance and the Hawaiian's big blast off C.C.


GAME 3

Predicted score: Brewers 6, Phillies 4.
Actual score: Brewers 4, Phillies 1.

Not too far off on this one at all. If not for Victorino's interference at second base in the ninth inning, I would have had the margin of victory dead-on.


GAME 4

Predicted score: Phillies 8, Brewers 3.
Actual score: Phillies 6, Brewers 2.

If the Phils didn't strand so many baserunners in the early innings, and the Brewers eked out one more run, I may have been exactly right on this one. A quote from my prediction: "Blanton will pitch well against the right-handed lineup and help the Phils win game four."


Overall, I'd say I got 3 of the 4 games right in this series. Considering the hysteria that occured in game 2, I'm okay with that. Yes, I did pick the Brewers to win in five, but from a game-by-game perspective, 3 out of 4 ain't bad. Stay tuned for the NLCS Breakdown, which I'm sure I'll screw up somehow.

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