Nevertheless, the plastic was back up over the lockers at Citizens Bank Park before Wednesday's game. It looks like they are going to need it, too. After all, not only are the Phillies leading by four runs, the Marlins are shutting out the Braves. This game could be rendered moot by the time the ninth inning rolls around.
Of course the Phillies need to get home field for the NLDS now. Sure, guys like Chase Utley will get some rest, but as Charlie Manuel said before the game, it's more important for the team to get home field than it is for guys to rest.
So as we head into the late innings, I'm heading over to my other tabs on this laptop to begin composing my stories for the web site. We'll be back tonight/tomorrow to sum it all up for everyone.
Anyone want to make a bet that Brad Lidge is on the mound in the ninth inning tonight?
Sixth inning: Phillies 8, Astros 3