Year In Review: NL Pennant

Swing and a Long Drive will be looking at some of 2009's top moments. We had a similar "Year in Review" last year, but instead of month-by-month, we'll look at some of the top games. They are also a part of Phillies Nation's Top 25 Moments of 2009.

It had never been done in franchise history. Following an epic win, there was no doubt that this team was going to do it. For the second year in a row, each member of the Philadelphia Phillies raised the Warren C. Giles trophy. National League Champions! Some things just don't get old.

The Phillies fell to an early one-run deficit, but one swing of the bat changed the momentum. After crushing a three-run home run, Jayson Werth trotted to right field, tipped his cap and fist pumped to an amped up crowd. The atmosphere and the attitude didn't change as the Phightin's cruised to a 10-4 victory, shattering the Los Angeles Dodgers' hopes for the second consecutive year.

In the process, the Phillies rocked Vicente Padilla, who shut them down in game two. Cole Hamels handed over the NLCS Most Valuable Player award to Ryan Howard. Howard batted .333 with two home runs and eight RBIs during the series.

The players sported their new t-shirts and caps. Champagne was sprayed throughout the clubhouse and the streets of Philadelphia emptied. It's starting to become a nice tradition.

Other Top Moments: Jimmy Rollins' walk off against Dodgers in game four of the NLCS. Ryan Howard "gets to the plate, boys" in game four of the NLDS.


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