Year In Review: NLDS

The Philadelphia Phillies had unfinished business to finish. They'd start out by taking on the Milwaukee Brewers, who made the playoffs for the first time since 1982, in round one of the playoffs, the National League Division Series.

Since the Phillies clinched the NL East a day prior to the end of the season, the Phillies had a chance to rest their ace, Cole Hamels. Hamels would be opposed by the young Yovani Gallardo, who missed almost the entire season due to injury.

A double off the bat of Chase Utley, and over the glove of center fielder Mike Cameron would be all Cole Hamels needed, shutting the Brewers out over 8 innings.

In game 2, the Phillies faced the hottest pitcher in all of baseball, CC Sabathia... that was until Brett Myers stepped up to the plate.

Myers escaped a 1-0 jam, exiting the first inning. A self proclaimed "terrible hitter," Myers fouled pitch after pitch off Sabathia, eventually drawing a walk in the second inning. The crowd roared after each foul ball, but erupted when Myers reached first. It got louder. Much louder. Shane Victorino hit a grand slam homerun off Sabathia. The Phillies won the game 5-2.

After Jamie Moyer was roughed up in game 3, the Phillies came out quickly in game 4. Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a solo homerun.

Pat Burrell chipped in with 2 homeruns of his own. Jason Kendall grounded out to Rollins as Brad Lidge nailed down the save.

The Phillies were headed to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 1993. The Phillies would face an old NLCS nemesis, the Los Angeles Dodgers.



I couldn't have been happier the Phillies knocked out the Brewers - my sister lives in Milwaukee area!

She definitely would have said something.

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