There’s an MLB baseball program for kids called Pitch, Hit and Run. Well, say hello to Roy-O. He pitched, hit and ran during last night’s win that evened the series and sent both teams on charter flights to San Francisco.
For the Phillies, the five-hour plane ride on a Delta charter was much more enjoyable than being down 0-2.
Roy-O was dominant as a pitcher, allowing one run, another home run by that Cody Ross, who thinks he is Babe Ruth. Perhaps we should roll the ball to home plate when he comes to bat. Roy-O also singled and scored a run while running through a stop sign by third base coach Sam Perlozzo.
J-Roll got the big hit (bases-clearing double) that broke the game wide open.
Game # 2 hasn’t been the most successful venture for the Phillies. They entered last night only 3-15 in their postseson history. That includes 1-7 in the NLCS and losses in their previous four.
While the Phillies and Eagles didn’t go head-to-head as they did the previous Sunday, the Phillies had a 33.7 rating and 47 share. For the Eagles’ 1 p.m. game, 28.0/54.
Both teams will work out at AT&T Park, the Phillies at 2 in the afternoon and the Giants at 4. Interview room schedule includes Charlie, Cole, Bochy and Cain.
The Phillies had the second-best road record in the NL, 43-35 (San Diego, 45-36). They’ll need that as they haven’t fared well in this 10-year-old park, 14-24. The Giants were 49-32 at home this season, among the top seven teams in the NL.
When first opened, the park was called Pacific Bell Park. Then SBC Park and AT&T Park since 2007.
Left field foul poll: 339′
Left-center alley: 364′
Right-center alley: 421′
Right field foul poll: 309.
The Park is built adjacent to San Francisco Bay. 77 home runs have splashed into the bay, an area called McCovey Cove. Of those 77, 55 by the Giants. The Phillies have not made a splash but have given up three (Nelson Figueroa, Jose Mesa and Rodrigo Lopez).
Between the Park and McCovey Cove is an area called the Portwalk. Fans can walk along this area and take in the scenery of the Bay Bridge and much more, including peeking through the fence to see the game.
There are four statues honoring Hall of Famers who played for the Giants, Willie Mays, McCovey, Orlando Cepeda and Juan Marichal.
1-1 in the Phillies postseason history, losing WS # 4 in 1980 and winning NLCS # 3 a year ago against the Dodgers.