Additionally, it should be pointed out that today is Friday…
I’m not saying anything, I’m just pointing that out.
Anyway, a strikeout that could have ended the fourth inning turned out to be a harbinger. That’s because after Rafael Furcal reached on the strikeout-wild pitch and Russell Martin laced a two-out single, Brett Myers decided to remember what it was like to throw a fastball.
The problem with that wasn’t so much as the idea that Myers had gotten so far away from his heater and was relying on cutters and curves to get through the Dodgers’ lineup. That’s why it was a curious thing when Myers threw a straight-as-an-arrow fastball straight down the pipe with Manny Ramirez standing in the batters’ box.
Needless to say, the experiment failed when Manny hit one just over the patch of mums above the left-field fence.
Just like that and this game turned into a save situation.
Meanwhile, Myers beat out an infield single for his third hit of the game. Yeah, that’s right – Myers beat out an infield single for his third hit of the game.
Want me to write that one more time?
Myers beat out an infield single for his third hit of the game.
Here’s a fun fact from the TV folks at Fox:
During the playoffs Brett Myers is 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs and Ryan Howard is 2-for-17 with one RBI.
End of 4: Phillies 8, Dodgers 5