OK....first of all, God? Remember when I was praying and telling you 'I don't want to see Joe Torre's team in the World Series again' like...ten years ago? This wasn't what I had in mind!
With that out of the way, congratulations to the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Cole Hammels was ineffective in his game 5 start against the Dodgers, giving up 5 hits- including solo home runs to Andre Ethier and James Loney- 3 earned runs and walking a batter in 4 and a third innings. However, none of that seemed to matter as the Phillies offense did not let up against Vincente Padilla, who only lasted 3 innings and gave up 4 hits and six earned runs while walking two batters. The Dodgers managed to load the bases with nobody out in the top of the 8th inning, but relieer Ryan Madson was able to pitch out of it. Brad Lidge pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for a 10-4 Phillies win.
Meanwhile, a day earlier and on the other side of the country, the Yankees took a 3-1 series lead over the Angels [I hesitate to say 'commanding', since there's recent precedent for teams down 1-3 or 0-3 in the ALDS- NANESB!] with Yankees starter CC Sabathia going with only three days rest and the Yankees winning 10-1.
The Bruins placed Marc Savard (broken foot) and Milan Lucic (broken finger) on injured reserve
this week. Tonight, the Bruins hosted the Nashville Predators at the Garden. Nashville jumped out to the early lead and broke a 1-1 tie on former BU Terrier Colin Wilson's first career NHL goal. Steve Begin scored the go-ahead goal for the B's at 8:33 into the 3rd and Tim Thomas stopped 28 of 30 shots, including several in the final few seconds of regulation, for the win.
Police blotter: Investigators in Connecticut are reviewing video footage from Sunday morning sent in by tipsters that may lead to an arrest in the Jasper Howard case.