Sweep in SD, Back to LA
My last time at Dodger Stadium, I left the visitor’s clubhouse drenched in champagne.
The Phillies had just won Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to clinch their first trip to the World Series since 1993. I remember Pat Burrell standing to the side soaking everything in while teammates celebrated around him. I remember Charlie Manuel afterward that he felt the Phillies were going to go all the way.
The Phillies open a four-game series tonight against the Dodgers under much different circumstances, but that doesn’t mean this four-game series won’t be interesting. The Phillies are riding a six-game winning streak to improve to 31-20, which is the second-best record in the league. The best? The Dodgers, who are 37-18.
J.A. Happ seems to be taking advantage of his opportunity, huh?
J.C. Romero is back in the fold. That’s good for the bullpen.
We hope to know more about Shane Victorino‘s hip/back injury today.
Kyle Drabek rocked his Double-A debut.