8:22 PM ET from Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine
Outcome: Tonights the night. Cole vs Chad. Easy mark in my mind. Billingsley will get crushed in the biggest game of his life, whereas his counterpart, Cole Hamels will shine bright in the spotlight. I see Cole going 7, possibly 8 strong innings and controlling the game. He has something to prove, and its the fact he is the best young lefty in the game today.
Final: PHI 7 LA 2
Player of the Game: Ryan Howard – 2 for 4, 1 HR, 2 RBIs
Outcome: Tonight our Phightin’s look to clinch their first NL Pennant since the memorable ’93 team. It couldn’t look more promising then tonight, with the Dodgers reeling after Monday’s loss plus Phillie ace Cole Hamels scheduled to start. I truly think the Phillies see the prize and will take care of business tonight, clinching a World Series berth.
Look for the Phillies bats to be fully awakened after Monday night and jump all over starter Chad Billingsley, just as in Game 2. King Cole will be on point for 7 solid innings, giving up a Manny blast and really no further damage. The offense will give Hamels plenty of breathing room, and the Phils will cruise to a Game 5 win and the promised land to boot.
Final: PHI 8 LA 1
Player of the Game: Cole Hamels – 7.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 Ks