Stairs Does Best NLCS Impression

Matt Stairs was the hero in the 2008 National League Championship when he crushed a 2 run home run off Dodger's closer Jonathan Broxton in the eighth inning, giving the Phillies a 7-5 lead in game four.

Stairs heroics were familiar in the Phillies 7-5 win over the Colorado Rockies for their third win of the season, almost exactly six month after his butt was hammered in the visitors dugout at Dodger Stadium.

In his first start of the season, Chan Ho Park struggled and surrendered four earned runs in the first inning. Park lasted just 3.1 innings, allowed 5 earned runs on seven hits and three walks. He allowed a home run to Dexter Fowler.

Like game four of the NLCS, the Phillies were trailing, but kept chipping away. Jayson Werth's 2 RBI put the Phillies within reach. Similar to the NLCS, the eighth inning was key to keeping the Phillies alive. Shane Victorino tied the NLCS with a two run home run, but Chase Utley would take over his role in Sunday's game, tying the game at 5 with his first home run of the season.

In the ninth inning, Pedro Feliz lead off the inning by blooping a double down the left field line. Chris Coste bunted him over to third, and all Matt Stairs, the pinch hitter, needed to was get the ball in the air to the outfield. He did more than just that. In his best NLCS impression, he got a hold of a fastball and crushed a two run home run off the Rockies closer Huston Street.

Like game four, Ryan Madson earned the win, and Brad Lidge recorded the save in the Phillies all too familiar win.


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