World Series Fever

October 21st, 2009 by Christian | Filed under Baseball, General, Phillies.

Jimmy Rollins double wins Game 4

Was that a great, clutch hit by Rollins on Monday night, or what?

Before that missile, Rollins was hitting .167 (3-for-18) in the NLCS. Despite an off year, Rollins is a big-game player, who shines brightest on the biggest stage.

Game 4 will be a tough loss for the Dodgers to rebound from. Only two teams have recovered from a 3-1 deficit to win the NLCS: the 1996 Atlanta Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals, and the 2003 Florida Marlins against the Chicago Cubs.

Tonight the Phillies try to become the first NL team to make two consecutive World Series appearances since the 1996 Braves.

If they win tonight, they’ll try to become the first NL team in 33 years to repeat as champs, duplicating a feat by a team they remind me a lot of: the 1976 Cincinnati Reds.

Cole Hamels goes for the series clincher. In his career, Hamels has started 7 games against the Dodgers. He’s 5-0 with a 2.19 ERA.

Go Phillies!

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4 Responses to “World Series Fever”

  1. GtHockey81 says:

    I was there for this play, simply the best sporting event I have ever been too. The crowd was silence for a second or two as the ball flew to the gap. The moment of stunned silence turned to raucous. There is no better place than CBP

  2. Leo says:

    Who would you rather see, the Angels or the Yankees face the phillies in the world series?????

  3. Leo says:

    Awesome ending to the game. The person watching the game next to me jumped up and cheered like a crazed maniac in exuberance, LOL.

  4. PhillyDog says:

    One of the greatest plays in Phillies history! Go JRoll! Go Phillies!