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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NLDS Review: Four straight playoff series wins for the Phils

Well, in my predictions I said the Phils would sweep the Rockies. I guess I was close, seeing as the only game they lost was by one run, but the Phils easily could have lost both games in Denver. Let's look at the game-by-game scores:

GAME 1

Predicted score: Phillies 4, Rockies 3
Actual score: Phillies 5, Rockies 1

I predicted a closer game because I didn't see Cliff Lee throwing a complete game, but at least I got the winner right.

GAME 2

Predicted score: Phillies 5, Rockies 1
Actual score: Rockies 5, Phillies 4

I was pretty accurate with the number of runs that the Phils scored, but Cole Hamels' hanging curveball to Yorvit Torrealba ruined everything. The Phils still could have won if Manuel used his bench better in the 9th.

GAME 3:

Predicted score: Phillies 7, Rockies 4
Actual score: Phillies 6, Rockies 5

Not too far off at all, but I missed the margin by two runs. It was a wild game, and the Phils knocked Jason Hammel around just as they should have.

GAME 4:

Prediction: Phils beat Rockies
Actuality: Phils beat Rockies

It's a lot easier when you don't predict a score.


Last year I was 11-3 in predicting game winners before the start of each series, and hopefully I'll have that many games to predict this time around. I said Phils in 3, and it was Phils in 4. Stay tuned for the NLCS Breakdown.

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