Phillies wallop Dodgers for NLCS repeat
“I can get used to it,” manager Charlie Manuel told a cheering crowd. “We got one more step and we’re going to get it!”
“They’re confident, they’re talented, and they’re going where we all want to go right now – the World Series,” Torre said, praising the power-hitting
With a big night at the plate, Philadelphia overcame another shaky outing by 2008 NLCS and World Series MVP
After beating Tampa Bay in last year’s World Series, the
“We got one more step,” Howard said. “Then we got action!”
The teams combined to tie the record of seven homers in a postseason game. It was the fifth time that’s happened.
“They were better than us,” Ramirez said. “You saw what they were capable of doing.”
Fireworks exploded over Citizens Bank Park after Victorino caught a fly ball for the final out. The
After trophy ceremonies on the field, players retreated to the clubhouse to spray champagne and celebrate. On the 29th anniversary of their first World Series title, the
“Big games call for big times,” Werth said. “Hopefully, we can keep it going. We’ve got four more games to win.”
Five pitchers tossed 4 2-3 strong innings in relief of an ineffective Hamels, who hasn’t been the dominant ace he was last postseason.
Lidge, who has bounced back from a rough season with a 0.00 ERA during the playoffs, worked a scoreless ninth.
“I always believed it was going to turn around,” Lidge said. “One of the biggest things was I was starting to feel really healthy at the end of the season.”
Hamels allowed three runs and five hits in 4 1-3 innings. Still, he got a standing ovation on his way to the dugout.
Once considered the
So what that they’re the team of 10,000 losses? The sad-sack losers of the past are a distant memory in Philadelphia.
This will be Philadelphia’s seventh trip to the World Series in 127 years. The
Another sellout crowd implored their team to “Beat LA!” and waved their white-and-red rally towels, rocking Citizens Bank Park on a beautiful, 63-degree night. It was only 48 on Monday night.
Coming off a dramatic comeback win in Game 4, capped by Rollins’ two-run double with two outs in the ninth, the
Padilla wanted no part of Howard, who hit .333 with two homers and eight RBIs in the series. He walked him on four pitches after firing three inside fastballs, hoping to make the big slugger a little uneasy.
Padilla then threw three straight balls to Werth. The fired-up crowd roared louder with every pitch out of the strike zone.
After taking two strikes, Werth sent a drive to the seats in right-center for a 3-1 lead. Fans gave Werth a curtain call and another standing ovation when he ran out to right field in the top of the second.
Werth’s solo shot off
Ethier put the
Victorino hit a two-run shot to left off Game 1 starter
Dallas Green, manager of the 1980