Sunday, October 18, 2009

2009 Chachi #74 NLCS Game 3/Ryan Howard

NLCS Game 3 - October 18, 2009
Phillies 11, Dodgers 0

That's more like it! Answering my earlier plea for a stress-free game, the Phils scored early and often to take Game 3 of the NLCS over the Dodgers. It certainly helped that Cliff Lee was nearly unhittable.

The ace of the staff, in complete control throughout the night, pitched eight shutout innings. He allowed just three hits, walked none and struck out ten. I hope Cole Hamels was taking good notes from the dugout.

The offensive damage:
- Ryan Howard's 2-run triple in the 1st started the night off right.
- Jayson Werth followed with a 2-run home run in the 1st and the Phils were up, 4-0.
- Jimmy Rollins' RBI-double in the 2nd and Ryan Howard's RBI-ground out made it 6-0 after two.
- Pedro Feliz finally got into the swing of things with an RBI-triple in the 5th.
- Carlos Ruiz continued his torrid NLCS with two more hits including a double to drive in Pedro Feliz in the 5th, making it 8-0.
- Shane Victorino went 2 for 3 with a 3-run home run in the 8th to cap the night's scoring.
- Every player in the starting line-up scored at least once.

Let's do it again tomorrow night!


Pop-Pop said...

At last...watched game sitting down, Lee was awesome

Dan said...

It was relaxing after the second inning for once,I was able to maintain regular breathing and everything. Now it's Blanton time!

Jim said...

Definitely a strange sensation - a non-stressful play-off game.

These games were few and far between during the regular season, which made last night all the more enjoyable.