MLB Division and League Championship Series

Season 2008 Episode 4

2008 NLCS, Game 1: Dodgers at Phillies

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2008 NLCS, Game 1: Dodgers at Phillies
October 9th, 2008: Los Angeles Dodgers 2 at Philadelphia Phillies 3 F -- Pat Burrell raised his right arm in curtain-call acceptance. Standing on the mound 100 feet away, with hands on disgusted hips, Derek Lowe glared angrily toward left field. Seconds later, the Dodgers righty muttered to himself about his evening's abrupt unraveling. After five innings of beating sinkers into the dirt, the Phillies, a team that lived by the home run all season, forced Lowe to elevate.The result was a two-homer spurt, and a 3-2 Phillies win over the Dodgers on Thursday night in Game 1 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. Or two big pitches, thoroughly enjoyed by 45,839 towel-wavers at Citizens Bank Park. "You can hear crickets out there, then all of a sudden you hear a roar," said Brad Lidge, who closed out the win. "When we put pressure on, and you make a mistake, the ball's out of here quick. It changes the game. Our lineup has done that all year." Philadelphia, which led the National League with 214 home runs in 2008, banged its way to victory against one of baseball's stingiest pitchers. Lowe had surrendered just 14 home runs in 211 regular-season innings, but three in the postseason.moreless
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