What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Philadelphia Phillies rode Cole Hamels and Brad Lidge to a World Series title. In this yearÆs World Series, Hamels and Lidge have imploded in back to back games and now the Phillies are on the brink of elimination. In a crucial Game Four, Alex Rodriguez broke a 4-4 tie with a double in the ninth inning off Lidge and Jorge Posada singled home two more runs to give the Yankees a 7-4 victory over the Phillies. The Yankees now lead the best-of-seven World Series 3-1 and are on the cusp of their 27th World Series title. While Rodriguez might have broken the tie in the ninth, it was the great AB and then some heads up baserunning by Johnny Damon that was the story of the inning. With two outs and nobody on, Lidge was cruising. He looked like ...
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Article written by Adam Bernacchio