Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Game Time- Hamels to Clinch
Cole Hamels' 2009 season and postseason have been a struggle. He's looked dominant at times, but seems to fall apart when things don't go his way (blown calls, fielding gaffes). Tonight he looks to put all that behind him and help the Phillies clinch their second straight NL pennant. He'll be opposed by the switch-hitting guru and all-of-a-sudden brilliant pitcher Vicente Padilla for the Dodgers. After Monday night's historical comeback the Brick Cit House will be rockin' with anticipation this evening.
Phood 4 Thought:
*The Phillies are 6-2 this postseason and need 5 more wins for WFC2.
*Ryan Howard has an rbi in 8 straight playoff games (14 total this postseason). Another big game tonight, coupled with a Phils victory locks up NLCS MVP honors for him.
*Carlos Ruiz's on base percentage is an eye-popping .533.
*Brad Lidge hasn't allowed a run all postseason (4 gm/3 ip) after notching an abominable 7.21 ERA during the regular season. Gotta give credit when/where credit is due.
All Aboard the Cooch Train:
First it was TBS with the infamous "Cooch" typo for Phils catcher Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz in the postseason last year, and now it's a Philly news dude with an emphatic slip of the tongue. Video taken without permission from The Fightins for your viewing pleasure...
And for your listening pleasure...
(Parental Advisory- Explicit Content)