NLDS Game 1 - October 1, 2008
Phillies 3, Brewers 1
From the Phillies.com report of the game: The Phillies pounced on a Brewers error for three third-inning runs, and that's all a brilliant Cole Hamels needed for his team to win Game 1 of the Division Series. Hamels struck out nine while allowing just two hits in eight innings.
Cole Hamels, the staff ace: "I knew the importance of the game. Because of last year, I learned what it really takes - kind of mellow out, not have that sort of excitement where you can't really control everything."
Brewers' outfielder Mike Cameron, who couldn't catch up to Chase Utley's 2-run double: "You could just see the drizzle . . . Somehow, when I cut across it kind of took off a little bit."
Jim Jr. and Jim Sr. attended the game, watching several innings on the concourse TVs during the periods of heavier rain.