At the same time, the Phillies will have a pitching staff rested and chomping at the bit when the Dodgers come to town next Thursday for Game 1 of the NLCS. Obviously L.A. will be sharp and rested, too, so it should be a pretty good series.
After all, pitching and defense are the keys to playoff baseball. During the regular season it’s often difficult to find rest for some pitchers, but here the Phillies and Dodgers will get some built into the schedule.
They can thank the prime-time TV schedule for that.
Anyway, down to the clubhouse for more color and flavor from a celebratory clubhouse. Do they pop the champagne for the NLDS? The Rockies did last year, but is it necessary?
Oh hell, why not? After all, this kind of stuff doesn’t happen every year with the Phillies.
Live it up!
Game 4: Phillies 6, Brewers 2
Phillies win series 3-1