Last night, the Phillies went to the World Series. The Dodgers starting pitcher, Chad Bilingsley, was not very good. He left after 2 and two-thirds innings, allowing 3 runs. Greg Maddux pitched 2 innings, but allowed 2 unearned runs thanks to 2 errors by shortstop Rafael Furcal. Furcal also added another error later. Jimmy Rollins led off the game positively for the Phils with a solo homer. The Dodgers’ only run in the 5-1 loss was a solo shot by Manny Ramirez. I so called it. Manny had a full count, and I was pretty sure that the next pitch would be hanging. It was, and Manny crushed it. BAM. Gone. Shane Victorino had a great defensive game, making some spectacular plays in center. It was really cool for me to be able to sit and actually watch a game. I hadn’t done that in a long time. So, the Phillies are the National League champions.
Tonight is the game I am really looking forward to. The Red Sox have overcome deficits like this before, and I am sure they could do it again. It will be an exciting game, no doubt about it.
In the Padres world, Trevor Hoffman is going to get offered a contract this week. That is really exciting. Also, Mike Adams is having surgery on his shoulder this week. He might not be ready at the beginning of the season. But hopefully we can get some players signed up this week. GO FRONT OFFICE!!