At times he seems a little too SoCal cool for the cruel city that once booed
All eyes have been on Milwaukee's
A team built around big offense, the Phillies should be elated they won Game 1 with just one extra-base hit ---
Hamels learned the power of the changeup growing up in San Diego, while watching Padres games every night and falling in love with
Entering this series, the Brewers needed one of their pitchers other than
On the eve of his start, Sabathia vowed, "I think you'll see a more calmer version of me. I think last year I went into the playoffs thinking that I had to throw no-hitters and shutouts every game. I think that's why you saw me pressing a lot and throwing a lot of pitches and not throwing a lot of strikes. I think I'll go into this playoffs just trying to keep the team in the game."
Meanwhile, the Phillies' long-term chances this postseason also hinge on their Game 2 starter,
Power starting pitching and a stud closer: It was a formula that worked in Game 1 and it's a formula that wins championships.