Saturday, July 11, 2009
Here is the Fangraphs.com Win Probability Chart for tonight's game. Entering the 9th inning, the Phillies had a 2% chance of winning. Notice how quickly that green line jumps after Howard's homer!This game reminded me a lot of the 2008 Phillies, when no lead was safe and they constantly pulled out comeback wins. It's nice to know that the team can wake up after seemingly sleep walking through the first 8 innings of a game. No matter how disappointing a start is for a pitcher (get it together, Hamels), the Phillies bats can find a way to come back. With five All-Stars in the lineup, you knew it was only a matter of time!
Nice work, Phillies. Now go sweep the Pirates tomorrow and ride into the All-Star Game on a real high note.