Broxton looks in for the sign, the 1-1 pitch... SWING AND A LINE DRIVE INTO RIGHT FIELD, IT'S A GAPPER ROLLING ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE WALL! HERE COMES BRUNTLETT, HE WILL SCORE, HERE COMES RUIZ SLIDING IN AND THIS GAME IS OVER!!! THE PHILLIES HAVE COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN GAME FOUR OF THE 2009 NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES, 5-4 ON A DOUBLE BY JIMMY ROLLINS! AND J-ROLL, YOU ARE THE MAN TONIGHT! OH, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!
Hard to believe, Harry, but for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and especially for Jonathon Broxton, it was another case of "Deja Vu All Over Again." One year ago in Chavez Ravine, Matt Stairs hammered one of his 100 MPH fastballs into the right field pavillion and the Phils won. Flash forward to tonight (10/19). After Pete Happy (Pedro Feliz) had made an throwing error, his two-for-the-series batting earned him a replacement as pinch hitter by Mr. Stairs. He walked on four pitches, and was replaced by Eric "Unassisted Triple Play" Bruntlett as a pinch runner at first. Then "Senor Ocutbre", Carlos Ruiz was plunked on the next pitch. After pinch hitter Greg Dobbs (for winning pitcher Brad Lidge - that's right his first win this year) struck out, Rollins delivered big time.
Three down, one more. Like I say, we have them right where we want them. And Cole Hamels will try for the kill Wednesday (10/21). By the way, here's what MLB.com had on their homepage BEFORE JRoll's win, just call it an EPIC DODGER FAIL!
By the way, all credit where credit is due to Chris Creamer's Sports Logo Boards for the pic.