Yanks/Phils Game 4 Recap

Here is what could ostensibly represent my blood pressure chart over a four hour epic World Series game last night. Though, as a Yankee fan, I would probably invert it.


Moving “Live-Win” probability graph via fangraphs.

Truth be told, I was doing my Jimmy Fallon impression for much of last evening, attending a reading of a theatre piece hosted by an up and coming playwright. Having DVR’d the entire 4 hour affair, I was determined to receive no updates and intel of the ongoing festivities…

So go ahead and condense that entire graph to 45 minutes of furiously fast-forwarding, pausing, and screaming into my television. In a flash, Yankee Manchild Ace CC Sabathia was completely neutralized by Everyman Joe Blanton and a lackluster Yankee bullpen performance.

Fortunately for the Yanks, the Phillies’ closer, Brad Lidge, had had his soul stolen back in 2005 by a young Witch Doctor/First Baseman named Albert Pujols…

Here’s another vantage of this event (Special Thanks to the MLB’s Stalinist policy of disallowing remixes of game footage):

And so, in the 9th inning, the Yankee big money hitters made mince meat of a Mojo-less Lidge, taking a firm grasp of the 2009 World Series, and possibly forever changing the legacy of Alex Rodriguez.

Think again, formerly disgruntled friend.

4 Responses to “Yanks/Phils Game 4 Recap”

  1. Greg says:

    Yep, Lidge strikes again. Congratulations on the World Series victory and ending nine years of frustration, Russ…the Yankees were definitely the best team this year. Should be a fun season in 2010.

  2. russ says:

    I refuse to acknowledge your last ditch reverse jinx attempt before the series is squared away, sir 🙂

  3. Greg says:

    Bah. The Series was over when the Yankees won Game 3, and was obliterated when Lidge fell on his sword last night. The Phillies aren’t coming back from 3-1 down with the mighty Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton leading the charge. Congratulations again.

  4. The Yanks are finished. They have nothing left but tired arms. The writing is on the wall. Phils in 7. Polish up that old Liberty Bell and get ready for the padade.

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