Friday, October 10, 2008
Pat The Bat
I'll be taking some vacation time this upcoming week. Combining that with my work schedule, there's a very good chance that last night's opening game of the NLCS will be the only game I'll get to see from start to finish.
No complaints so far.
What was looking like a classic Phils' laying of a turd offensively turned around thanks to a fielding error and two big swings.
Chase Utley's 2-run home run, followed shortly by Pat Burrell's line-drive solo shot suddenly gave Philly a 3-2 lead, got "The Bank" rockin' and rollin', and the bullpen shut it down for the win, including a 1-2-3 inning from Brad Lidge in the 9th.
Watching your team trying to nurse a one-run lead in a playoff game is frightening. Your heart never stops racing, you take deep breaths after every pitch, fingernails disappear in record time.
I love every minute of it.
Great win, but it won't mean much if they blow a gasket today.
Brett Myers, it's your turn.