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Monday, October 19, 2009

NLCS Game 4: Rollins saves Feliz's life, I envision exact hit to win game (3-1)

Wow. The Phillies just took a huge 3-1 lead in the NLCS as Jimmy Rollins knocked in Bruntlett (Matt Stairs) and Carlos 'El Hombre' Ruiz. The Phillies were down 4-3 going into the 9th, and good PAs by Stairs and Ruiz allowed Rollins to come up with 2 outs and drive in the winning run.

Joe Blanton was good early, but was only decent in the middle innings. The score probably should have only been 3-3 if Pedro Feliz had set his feet and thrown out Manny Ramirez on a hard hit ball to third. Feliz had plenty of time to make the play.

Huge game tonight by pretty much everybody. Great pitching by Park, Madson, and Lidge. Clutch PAs by Rollins, Victorino (ground ball triple), Utley (RBI single), Howard (2-run HR), and Ruiz (a NLCS MVP candidate).

I agree with the managerial moves tonight. Very good to use Matt Stairs for the incompetent Pedro Feliz in the 9th.

HP ump Barrett was simply atrocious tonight. The 2nd base ump missed Utley's blocking the bag on a steal attempt. Poor officiating is inexcusable at this point in the season. Some say it's inevitable, I say it's a cop-out.

P.S. I "saw" that exact pitch, swing, and hit trajectory before the AB started. Attaway J-Roll.


Anonymous said...

Feliz HAS to know it's Manny running, if he didn't have a great arm than it wouldn't have even been close. PLENTY of time to step into the throw and not short-hop Howard.

Good thing Broxton only enjoys handicap accessability.

Proud of your third eye Scott

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you're Scott Graham? You sound more like Dutch Daulton.

Anonymous said...

Nah, Scott sounds excited about the game. Dutch was emotionless.