8:00 PM ET from Citizens Bank Park
Outcome: Could tonight be the night that madness sets in across this city? I plan on being right in the middle of the action. From my current location in Manayunk, there promises to be some quality crowd gathering down on Main if the Phils can clinch tonight. After the Phils won the pennant Main St Manayunk was NUTS. Fires in the middle of the street, roads blocked off left and right, and as far as your eyes could see was a SEA OF RED.
Cole Hamels takes the mound tonight looking to make postseason history. He could become the first starting pitcher to go 5-0 in a postseason with five wins coming by way of start. Opposing him will be the Rays ace, lefty Scott Kazmir. Look for your Phightin’s to be sitting on cloud 9 and playing their best baseball of the season on the biggest night in their young careers.
This could be title numero uno for this guy’s (two thumbs pointing back at me) short life. I was born in ’84 so missed out on the Sixers title in ’83. Although I’m sure my pops was conceiving me right around that time. And good LORD PLEASE COME THROUGH HERE. I’m so sick and tired of friends from Jersey constantly bragging about their numerous titles. Somehow Jersey = New York in the sports world. Another oxymoron from those retards.
Final: TB 2 PHI 6
Player of the Game: Brad Lidge – 1.0 IP, 3 Ks, PERFECT SEASON TO BOOT
Outcome: Could we witness history tonight? The Phils look to win the 215‘s first title in my life. Are the stars finally going to align, this 215 fan is crossing his fingers, knocking on wood as he types this, it appears so after last night’s drubbing and King Cole set to take to the hill for tonight’s game 5.
This Phillies team has been a poised bunch all year and look for that to continue tonight as they take their business approach into tonight and don’t get caught in the moment of clinching a world title.
Look for the bats to continue to explode like last night, and King Cole to be on point once again, continuing the shutting down of the Rays power bats. The Phils jump on the Rays early and the party will begin early in the game in South Philly as the city will erupt into a party that has never been seen before.
Final: TB 1 PHI 8
Player of the Game: Cole Hamels – 9 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 11 K’s