Gotta have one downer moment and then I’m back to ecstasy. What a crying shame it is that the crowd was so small and unresponsive to Kimbrel’s big save. It really makes me sad sometimes, this attendance business. Tempted to say the city doesn’t deserve this team.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled happiness freak out.
Ham, if we take 2 of 3 in Philly, we’re the best team in baseball, but I don’t think so before then. We’re cleaning up against some pretty mediocre clubs. Not that I don’t love it, and not that it isn’t plenty refreshing to not just beat, but dominate, the clubs you should succeed against.
Leah, I am with you. I called it and am re-calling it. 2 of 3.
As advanced retribution, I am currently stuck in the Philly airport for the next 6 hours – just because they are advanced sore losers. If I didn’t have a job, a wife, some kids, and a finite income, I would stay through the weekend and rub it in their soon to be second place faces.
Leah, the Braves are hot enough (and good enough) to pull it off. The pressure is off in a way with it being a road trip against their three aces, using less than our best starters. Lining up their rotation like that could really backfire on Philly by putting weird pressure on their hitters.
But all that said, I’d slightly favor the Phillies to win the series. Those starters are just outrageous and their team is rested.
Francoeur to the Phillies is a rumor I don’t like at all.