For Phillies, It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

Posted: 22nd October 2009 by Scott Eisenlohr in MLB
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In the end, it was a lot like 2008, when the Phillies beat the Dodgers in five games. Once again, Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton stared down Matt Stairs in Game Four and blinked. He walked Stairs on four pitches. Broxtonáthen hit Carlos Ruiz with a pitch, got the second out, then on a 1-1 fastball, let Jimmy Rollins take out the heart of this DodgersÆ team and give the Phillies an improbable 5-4 victory and a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Dodgers were two pitches away from a 2-2 series tie, before Rollins' walk off double. Same series deficit, same result for the Dodgers. Two years in a row. On the deciding Game Five in Philadelphia on Wednesday, the DodgersÆ Andre Ethier woke up from his series long slump and hit a solo home run off PhilliesÆ starter Cole Hamels, who by the way has ...

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