Monday, October 12, 2009

Phillies Going to the NLCS

The Rockies were eliminated in the NLDS, as they lost to the Phillies, 5-4. Philadelphia advances to the NLCS where they'll face the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second year in a row.

The Rockies were shocked, and after a three-run rally in the eighth, Huston Street and his team could not hold the lead and allowed Philadelphia to score three times in the ninth.


Pitcher Cliff Lee – who was impressive in Game One – looked every bit the ace he’s purported to be and that was the case until the eighth inning.

With Philadelphia up 2-1, Lee fell into some trouble as he allowed a few runners on base in the eighth inning—primarily due to a huge error by Jimmy Rollins, and then they went to town on Philadelphia. Rockies’ Pinch-hitter Jason Giambi singled to center to plate in a run, and Yorvit Torrealba hit two-run double to give them a 4-2 lead.

However, the Phillies jumped on Huston Street in the ninth, and with two runners on and outs, he allowed Ryan Howard to hit a two-RBI double in the clutch to tie the game. Jayson Werth, the next batter, blooped a single to right plating Howard, to give them a 5-4 lead.

In the end, Lee tookthe no-decision as he went 7 1/3 innings and allowed three runs – only one earned. Philadelphia reliever Ryan Madson got the win, Brad Lidge got the save, while Colorado's Huston Street took the loss.

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