Phillies & Lee Romp...ALCS Continues
Cliff Lee has proved to the Philadelphia Phillies that he was worth every penny they paid for him as he pitched eight wonderous innings in the 11-0 Philadelphia romp over the LA Dodgers yesterday. His manager hit the proverbial nail on the head when he said this...
“Cliff Lee, what can I say about him? He was absolutely outstanding,” Manuel said.
And Joe Torre espouses his west coast version of "turn the page." Here it is...
“You never want to get your rear end kicked,” Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. “But you don’t toss and turn and wonder if you made the right move. It’s still only one game and we’re in position to tie the series tomorrow.”
Game four will begin in the City of Brotherly Love shortly after 8 pm EDT and it'll be televised by TBS and TBS HD. OK, that's it for the NLCS, where Philly leads the series two games to one. Now, let's go to the ALCS, where the NY Yankees have firm and total control over the California Angels. They're up two games to none and have lefty Andy Pettitte, who was 14-8 in 2009, going against Jared Weaver, who had a gaudy 16-8 record. The Yankees are up two games to zippo. This will be game number three in the series and the first one played in California. It's also a must win for the Halos, that's for sure. Pregame coverage begins at 4pm EDT on FOX and FOX HD. After last night's NLCS game, my dream of seeing Joe Torre march into the new Yankee Stadium is getting more and more remote, but in the game of baseball, ya never know. Clearly, the two best teams out there are the Phillies and the Yankees and they are the probable World Series adversaries. If so, it whould be a great best of seven series that MIGHT take all seven games to decide. That would be terrific, wouldn't it?
I hope you have a great Monday and you arrive home in time to watch a little baseball, doubleheader style. Click on the title of this post for more playoff coverage from Sports Illustrated, leave a comment or two and as always, BE WELL. That's the most important thing. I'll see you soon.