With their backs to the wall, the Phillies came out on Thursday night in need of a win — what they got might not only have been a game, but a series as well.
Down three games to one, the Phillies had to win, and win, and win again. Last night they took care of step one — they have two more steps to complete.
With both Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels set to take the mound in game 6 and 7, the Phils have a good chance to go back to the World Series for the third-straight season.
The Giants, who also have pitching, are set with Matt Cain, who was solid for the Giants already in this series, and Jonathan Sanchez, who could be lethal to lefties.
With so many good starters in this series, it’s the offense which needs to get going in a big way. Let’s take a look at some offensive numbers, as we get set for Saturday’s game 6 in Philadelphia:
|2010 LCS Philadelphia Phillies Hitting|
|2010 LCS San Francisco Giants Hitting|