The Philidaelphia Phillies outlasted the LA Dodgers in a pitchers duel; 8-6. Outfielder Raul Ibanez hit a 3-run homer for the Phils in the eighth inning off of reliever George Sherrill to put them up 8-4. Ryan Madson gave up two runs in the bottom of the eighth, but Brad Lidge would get the save in the bottom of the ninth.
Yes- Brad Lidge, who's career was declared all but over earlier this year, is now 3-0 in save situations. That's better than Jonathan Papelbon or Joe Nathan. ouch. The Phillies lead the NLCS 1-0.
Elsewhere, a night after #5 Boise State survived a late drive from the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, #8 Cincinnati and #21 South Florida went head-to-head in Tampa. The Bearcats won 34-17, but lost starting quarterback Tony Pike in the 3rd quarter to a sprained wrist. Cincinnati remains undefeated and takes on Louisville Cardinals next week while the 5-1 Bulls will take on the 5-1 Pittsburgh Panthers.
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Police Blotter: A Chicago man accused of surreptitously videotaping ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews in the nude at a hotel appeared in Federal court earlier this month. Micheal David Barrett, 48, faces charges of interstate stalking for the taking of videos. Apparently Barrett was able to get a room next to Andrew's just by asking for one at the front desk.
Well, among other things I'm sure this will give ESPN reason to reconsider who provides their accomodations.
And for those of you who thought the fierceness of the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry was exaggerated, guess again. A Nashua, NH woman faces charges of second degree murder after plowing her car into a crowd of Red Sox fans during a verbal altercation last year. Lawyers for 44 year old Ivonne Hernandez are trying to get her admission to a Nashua detective thrown out, saying that the detective lied about the victim's condition to her.