Game 2 Tonight
The streak has been broken. After winning Game 1 of seven straight postseason series, the Phillies’ streak ended last night, another one-run win for the Giants.
In the last 17 NLCS, the team that has won the first game has gone on to win the series 15 times. So, we’ll change that.
Sanchez tonight is tough, great breaking pitches. Their hottest pitcher. He’s done well against the Phillies and at Citizens Bank Park. So, we’ll change that.
Usual media interview room sessions pre-game, managers and a player from each team..
Both teams will leave after the game for a long flight to the west coast. Both will work out Monday at ATT&T Park. More on that ballpark tomorrow.
The Sarge, Gary Matthews, MVP for the Phillies in the 1983 NLCS win over the Dodgers, gets the honor tonight of throwing out the ceremonial first ball. Ballclubs decide on the honorees and then submit the names to MLB for final approval.
Phillies are 1-1 on this date in their postseason history. They lost in 10 innings at KC in 1980 in WS # 3 and won, 6-4, at the Vet against the Blue Jays (WS # 2) in 1983.