I'm a Phillies fan, and I watched those guys squeak in front of my team to grab the NL wildcard. When the field narrowed down to them, 2 of the teams I hate the most in baseball, and the media darling Cubbies, I wanted them to pull through. Amazing effort, right until the very last game and last out.
I said last week not to write them off as an easy task after you guys beat the Sox in an emotionally wrenching series. Sometimes I wish it had been my team that had stayed in the WC spot, but I gotta say I can't think of any current Phils pitcher who could have walked into a game 6 at Yankee stadium and gone the distance in a shutout. Maybe Padilla or Wolf in another 2 years...
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!
Josh Beckett is unreal.
Game 5 vs. Chicago- 2 hit CG Shut out
Game 7 v. CHicago- comes in with a 1 run lead on 2 days rest, pitches 4 innings, 1 run
Game 3 vs. the Yanks- 7 innings, 1 run when he leaves, gets loss when bullpen lets his runners score
TONITE- 5 hit shutout !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!
Congratulations. Beckett pitched a 5-hit complete game shutout to clinch at Yankee Stadium. Unreal. He never tired or even let a guy past 2nd. As good a clutch pitching performance as I've ever seen.