Friday, October 10, 2008

MLB Playoff Daily

MLB Playoff news and notes from October 9th, 2008
1. Philadelphia, which led the National League with 214 home runs in 2008, banged its way to victory against one of baseball's stingiest pitchers in Derek Lowe, who allowed only 14 home runs during the regular seasonin 211 innings.

2. Pat Burrell and Chase Utley both hit a home run each in the sixth inning to lead the Phils to a game one victory in support of Cole Hamels, who only allowed two runs in seven innings, including one in the first off of a Manny Ramirez double.

3. To start the sixth inning, Shane Victorino reached on an error on one of Derek Lowe's induced groudball to start the game, 14 of which were for outs.

4. A home run in almost any other park, Ramirez's shot stayed in play and became a double, while the two balls hit by Chase Utley and Pat Burrell in the sixth inning for HR's would've been doubles in Dodger Stadium.

5. Since the League Championship Series moved to a seven-game format in 1985, teams that have taken 1-0 leads have won 29 of the 46 series combined between the two leagues. In the NL alone, 16 of the 23 teams that have gone on to win game one in the NLCS, have gone on to win the series.

1 comment:

Nick Bardino said...

Great start Vito, keep it up!! This should be an excellent source for sports knowledge in no time.