Phillies 5, Rockies 4: Wow, what a game! Colorado scores three times in the bottom of the eighth, only to have Philly do the same in the top of the ninth. The most interesting thing about this, I think, is that home field advantage, such as it was, actually hurt the Rockies, with the snow-out allowing the Phillies to throw four straight lefties at Colorado, helping neutralize their most potent bats. My buddy Matt thinks that this is unfair and that the result here cries out for a seven game divisional series. He’s probably right about that. But unlike most years recently, I tend to think that all four division series resulted in the best team winning anyway, so maybe we just save our complaints for another year.
Next up: an NLCS rematch with the Dodgers on Thursday, and two nights without baseball for the rest of us. Visit with your spouses, children and others close to you, my friends, because it will be the last time to do so until after the World Series.