This is why Roy Halladay is here.
Games like this.
Halladay will get to prove his worth Friday night in Game 5 of the NLDS at Citizens Bank Park. I’m sure everybody is wondering how things were in the clubhouse after the game. In short, not as bad I thought. I mean, it certainly could have been worse. But there wasn’t a funeral parlor feel to things, and I think going home and having Halladay on the mound is a big reason why.
Yes, their backs are against the wall. Yes, the offense has been stagnant the last three games. Yes, there will be a lot of pressure.
But they have Halladay.
Honestly, I think the players are probably more confident than the fans. Not that the fans won’t be confident, but I think they will be on edge. If things go bad early I’m sure you’ll be able to hear a pin drop in the ballpark. The offense can make sure that doesn’t happen by putting together some better at-bats. The difference between the Cardinals and the Phillies the past three games has been staggering. Just seems the Cardinals are putting together so many more quality at-bats. That’s got to change. If it does I think Halladay will take care of the rest.