Thursday, May 14, 2009

2008 Chachi #72 NLCS Game 4/Matt Stairs

NLCS Game 4 - October 13, 2008
Phillies 7, Dodgers 5

From the report of the game: Down by two in the eighth, the Phillies made a thrilling comeback to take Game 4 from the Dodgers. Two batters after Shane Victorino hit a game-tying two-run homer, Matt Stairs slammed a mammoth two-run, pinch-hit homer to move Philly within one win of its first World Series appearance since 1993.

Matt Stairs: "You want to get that one big hit where you feel like you're part of the team. Not that I don't feel like I'm part of the team, by no means, but when you get that nice celebration coming into the dugout and you're getting your [bum] hammered by guys, it's no better feeling than to have that done."

Shane Victorino: "I think from Day 1 we always talked about how we play 27 outs. With this team, it's the character. We pull for each other . . . [I]t takes 25 guys collectively to win a ballgame."

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