Thrill of Phils, agony of Birds
The Phillies outscored the Eagles, 11-9.
You might say it was a bitter/sweet day. After the agony of seeing the Eagles fail to show up on the West Coast and lose to the Raiders, the Phils again gave us the thrill of victory in crushing the Dodgers, 11-0.
The Phils now take a 2-1 lead in the NLCS, with Game 4 tonight at 8:07 at Citizens Bank Park. They’re two wins away from a return trip to the World Series.
The Phillies, apparently sensing their fans’ despair at the Eagles pathetic showing, did not waste any time in delivering a much-needed balm.
The Phils jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, powered by a two-run triple by Ryan Howard and a two-run homer by Jayson Werth, and never looked back.
Cliff Lee went eight shutout innings in stifling the Dodgers, who looked like the only thing they wanted to do was get back to those 80-degree temperatures on the Left Coast.
Tonight another former Phillie, Randy Wolf, will take the mound for the Dodgers. Forget the Wolf Pack. This team needs heat packs, clearly out of their comfort zone in the chilly confines of Citizens Bank Park.
Maybe that’s what was wrong with the Eagles, who flew across the country and looked like they were suffering from a serious case of jet lag in 70-degree weather in Oakland.
Actually, if you really want to know what I think is wrong with the Eagles, read my item on them below.
They are the exact opposite of the Phillies. When the money is on the table, the Phillies – led by people like Ryan Howard - deliver.
When the money is on the table for the Phillies, we get Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb.
The Phillies gave us a parade last year and are looking to provide another one. The Eagles gave us that effort against the Raiders yesterday.
That’s really all you need to know.