Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Road to a Repeat
The road to a repeat begins today at 2:37 PM. Cliff Lee has the ball and every Phan hopes that Lee overcomes the struggles he has been having as of late and pitches like the Cliff Lee that first arrived in Philadelphia. The Phillies have to come out strong and take game 1 today. The bats have to wake up and take it to the Rockies pitching staff. If the bats come out slugging, there is no one in the league that can stop the Phightin Phils. Going into the playoffs, our biggest concern still remains our bullpen. But, I think Lidge is going to get it together and so will the rest of the staff. The best scenario that could play out for the Phillies is if we go into the 9th up by 3 runs and Brad Lidge is brought in for the save. A save in Game 1 would probably do wonders for his psyche and would help carry us through the rest of the playoffs. It goes without saying, but our success relies on the bats waking up and the bullpen supporting our great starting pitchers. I am confident that the Phils with play up to their potential and we will not repeat 2007 against the Rockies. Let's Play Ball and Let's Go Phightin' Phils.