Product placement! Ironic, because the takeaway photo from last night's game features a Comcast ad, while their competitor, Cablevision, didn't carry the game
Ruben Amaro has made his mark on this series- and it's only Game 2.
Last night, the turning point of the game was when our former streaky hitting, below average left fielder hit a ball to our current streaky hitting, below average left fielder. The latter dropped the ball, allowing the Giants to take a 3-1 lead.
Hmm, tell me if this sounds familiar. Pat Burrell hits an important postseason double off the wall at CBP and then is immediately taken out for a pinch runner who scores a game-changing run. Ah yes, those were the days.
Roy Halladay, who benefited from a generous strike zone in the NLDS to make baseball history, was squeezed by Derryl Cousins on an 0-2 pitch to Burrell. The next offering was the afeormentioned double. I had to resist the urge to say "Burrell would have had… Burrell's line drive."
If that's not enough for you, how's this? Halladay, who was supposed to be the most unflappable pitcher in last night's game, got rattled and took the loss, while Lincecum tuned out a hostile Philly crowd for the W. Meanwhile, Cliff Lee (ducks), our former ace, remains a perfect 6-0 in the playoffs. And the guy Amaro got to help us forget about said ace, Roy Oswalt, will take the mound tonight to try and save the season for the Phillies. Head asplodes.
Oh yeah, leaving the game I saw a guy get hit by a car while crossing Broad Street.
It's all just so ironic. Isn't it?