WE'RE IN PHILADELPHIA
Now for a prediction you might not like!
Yes, we are in the city of Brotherly Love, the Liberty Bell, Cheese Steak sandwiches and the Rocky statue. And for the first time in 26 years, we're about to find out what meaningful baseball in October is all about.
When the Brewers are at bat: Time to start advancing some runners. And I'm still not convinced the Brewers offense is clicking on all cylinders. Ted Lilly nearly no-hit the Crew on Saturday, Ryan Braun masked the fact that the Cubs retired 18 straight on Sunday. I'm also convinced they need to jump out early, because a mostly young team needs confidence this time of year.
When the Phillies are at bat: Can you say HR leader Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins? What a murderer's row. Pat Burrell and Jayson Werth didn't exactly have poor years either. And the Brewers defensive issued need to disappear in late innings, or these guys will make them pay.
Prediction: I say the Brewers split out here, split in Milwaukee, and lose in 5. And that's not a disappointment. I think this year is all about gaining experience...then next year, the expectations should be sky high.
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