Thursday, October 21, 2010
2010 Chachi #68 NLCS Game 4/Carlos Ruiz
NLCS Game 4 - Wednesday Night, October 20th in San Francisco
Composing these game summary posts and creating a Chachi card to commemorate the game is much easier and certainly much funner when the Phillies win. I'd love to write about the bat-around in the fifth inning that saw the team score four times. That was fun to watch. I'd much rather center a game summary post around the back-to-back doubles from Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth in the eighth that tied the game at five-all. And more than anything, I'd love to have this post celebrating an extra inning win featuring a key go-ahead Phillies' run followed by a shut-down inning from Brad Lidge or starting pitcher/left fielder/relief pitcher Roy Oswalt.
The Silent Treatment: It's been well documented that I mute the TV and listen to the Phillies' radio broadcast during the regular season and especially during the Postseason. (Joe Buck free since '07!) But here's another little idiosyncrasy - when the Giants came to bat from the sixth inning on tonight, I muted the radio broadcast too. That's right, I sat in silence and stared at my TV screen. Seemed less stressful that way. So I have yet to hear the audio of Juan Uribe's sac fly in the ninth, and I hope to never hear it. (By the way, just by pure accident, I recently saw the last out of the 2009 World Series for the first time. I had turned off the TV right before the final out was recorded last November.)