Oh, to be in Philadelphia today. I’d imagine no work is getting done at the office buildings and the kids aren’t even pretending to learn anything at school.
That’s because the Phillies have a chance to win their first World Series since 1980 when postseason golden boy Cole Hamels takes on Scott Kazmir tonight in Game 5. Hamels has done nothing but win in October, racking up four victories.
If they Rays are entertaining any thoughts of coming back, it’s imperative that Evan Longoria and Carlos Pena actually start making contact with the ball. The sluggers have combined to go 0-29 with 15 Ks in the World Series.
It’d be fun to see this series extended, but it’s impossible to pick against Hamels right now. Look for the Phillies to wrap it up tonight.
Sports Pros(e) predicts: Phillies 6, Rays 4