Sunday, October 5, 2008

Phillies win NLDS in 4

There wasn't much time to recap Game 3 so let's just skip it other than to say the Brewers won 4-1.

Even though the Phillies were up 2 games to 1 entering Game 4, there is no question that their offense was sputtering. Their pitching has been great but guys like Utley, Howard, and Burrell were not producing.

The offense got this one going in a hurry as Jimmy Rollins hit a lead off home run on a 3-2 count. In the Phillies third, Victorino got a 1-out double and was moved to third by an Utley ground out. Howard was intentionally walked. Next up was Pat Burrell, batting something like 10 for 20 career against the Brewers starter Jeff Suppan. Pat the Bat took him deep into the left field bleachers to make the score 4-1. Then Jason Werth also took Suppan deep, this time to center.

Prince Fielder got his first hit of the series in the 7th with a home run off the Phillies starter Joe Blanton. Burrell got that run back with his second home run of the game, off Parra in the 8th.

Blanton was a late season pickup for the Phillies who went 4-0 for them down the stretch.

Brad Lidge pitched the 9th, even though it wasn't a save situation. He gave up one hit, struck out 1 but no runs. Phillies win 6-2.

I can't seem to find who was named MVP of the series, but if I was naming someone, I guess it would be Pat Burell.


deal said...

I don't believe that they name MVPs for the Division Series' - I would pick either Pat Burrell or Brett Myers. The odd thing about the MVP thing is that some players have LDS MVP clauses in their contract just in case they create the Award.

Bring on the Dodgers

Go Phils!!!

Greg said...

I think Victorino would've gotten the MVP.

capewood said...

Yes, let's not forget his grand slam in game 2. Plus he ws on base for Burrell's 3-run shot.

night owl said...

Congrats on advancing! I'd root for the Phillies against any other NL team, but I can't against the Dodgers. Sorry!

deal said...