How do the Philadelphia Phillies conceivably come back from a 3-1 series deficit? They have Roy Halladay pitching tonight and then, if necessary, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels in games 6 & 7. Against most opponents, I would say this presents a favorable pairing for the Phillies. However, the Giants are not most opponents. Tonight, they will trot Tim Lincecum out to the mound in a pitching rematch of Game 1 where Lincecum beat Halladay in Philadelphia. With Jonathan Sanchez and Matt Cain waiting in the wings for games 6&7, do people really believe that Philadelphia is going to win 3 games in a row?
The advertising department over at Fox Sports must be going crazy right now thinking about the prospects of a Texas Rangers/San Francisco Giants World Series. Two major markets, in San Fran and Dallas, but not a lot of national appeal for either team. We shall see how it all pans out. As a fan, I’m hoping for a Philly win tonight and more baseball from Philadelphia this weekend.