Wednesday, October 29, 2008

World Series Wrapup

I was hoping for more than i mere 5 game series from the 2008 World Series. Every game but one was decided by two runs or less, but i hoped it would be more than one team that would win all those close ones. Philly was that team. They just turned off the fountain of magic that was the Tampa Bay Rays season and beat the cinderella team in five games. The fifth game is one i will never forget being that it took over two days to complete. No they did not go one hundred innings but it rained for a day and a half preventing the game from being completed until tonight. And for Philly it was worth the wait. They got on the board in the sixth and seventh and prevented Tampa from getting any wind in their sails. Three players stuck out to me as to why the Phillies won. Starter Cole Hamels was big in his two series starts going 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 8K. He was the confidence booster in games 1 and 5 for the Phils that gave them two out of their four wins. Ryan Howard came through and some big situations during the series while hitting three home runs and six rbi. And Brad Lidge was lights out all season long by not blowing a save during the regular season and postseason. There was no doubt that if the Phillies had the lead going into the ninth he would get the win. Last year i was hoping the Phillies would win the World Series, so coming in a year short isnt so bad.

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