Just when you thought the Phillies could not make things any more exciting, drama struck again Monday night in Game Four of the 2009 NLCS. It has been a parade of "Can you top this?": The unlikely 5-4 NLDS Game Four victory this year against the Rockies highlighted by Ryan Howard's two-run, two-out ninth inning double or last year's dramatic Game Four NLCS 7-5 win featuring Matt Stairs' two-run eighth-inning home run in 2008. Dodgers' closer Jonathan Broxton entered the game in the eighth inning of Game Four Monday to record the last out, then got the Phillies' Raul Ibanez to ground out for the first out in the ninth inning. Innocent enough. He was throwing heat, 99 to 100 MPH and the Dodgers held a 4-3 lead. Then something magical happened for the Phillies. Enter Stairs, whoáis not nearl ...
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