Allsports Figured the Phillies had to Win with their Ace on the Mound

Walt WebbCorrespondent IOctober 23, 2008

So the first game of the World Series was played last night at Tropicana Field and true to form the Philadelphia Phillies ( the team I didn’t pick, lol) won the game 3-2. I will say it now on the web for sports news that allsports figured this was a game that the Phillies had to win considering they had their Ace, Cole Hamels on the mound.

Cole Hamels delivering to the plate
His wife, Heidi Strobel is not to hard on the eyes either lol.

Chase Utley helped Hamels cause with a two run homer in the top of the first inning and Allsports thought that would have been all Hamels would need considering his minuscule ERA in the 2008 post season. As it turned out Hamels did need one more run for the win. The Rays should still be in pretty good shape though because their next three starters are better than what the Phillies can bring to the table. They will need to get a good lead in those games though because the Phillies bullpen was the best in the majors this year.

Chase Utley

In other sports news out there in electronic web land, it was nice to see at least someone else agreed with my pick on the rays to win. Hey I got TSN in my corner. They also gave a good sports news account of game one on the web.

“No Guts No Glory”

Walt Webb