Bad Guys: Florida Marlins 53-52, 3rd Place
Good Guys: Philadelphia Phillies 57-48, 2nd Place
Game 1: Sean West vs. Roy Halladay
(2010 debut) (12-8, 2.21/1.02)
Reason the Fish Win: Likely no Ibanez and definitely no Utley, Victorino, or Howard. Yeah, that's a bad lineup. The 6'8" West makes short work of the Phils mangled mix of misfits.
Reason the Phils Win: Halladay wants to pitch a 2nd no-hitter this season, and what better place than where he did it earlier this season. Yep, you heard it here first, Doc with another no-no.
Game 2: Anibal Sanchez vs. Kyle Kendrick
(8-6, 3.33/1.35) (6-4, 4.44/1.29)
Reason the Fish Win: Anibal the Cannibal eats through lineups and the Phillies bench infused lineup looks mighty tasty.
Reason the Phils Win: KK pitches to contact, good thing he's not a strikeout pitcher or his nickname might be an inadvertently racist KK-K. Anyway, KK looks to build upon his last 2 quality starts that he's had since his brief demotion to Lehigh Valley (13.1 ip, 2 r).
Game 3: Chris Volstad vs. Roy Oswalt
(5-8, 4.71/1.41) (6-13, 3.53/1.13)
Reason the Fish Win: Brad Lidge blows the save and the game, riots ensue in the streets of Philadelphia. Somewhere Bruce Springsteen cries, likely in a posh mansion in Dirty Jersey.
Reason the Phils Win: Roy-2 has never had a losing record in his illustrious career and with only about 10 starts left, there's not much time to make up the 7 win deficit.