Matt Stairs is Old School
Remember the Montreal Expos? Matt Stairs does. He started his career with them in 1992.
Stairs busted out some all-too-familiar Philly-style heroics Monday night during Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. After Shane Victorino tied it up at 5 a-piece with a two-run bomb in the eighth off Cory Wade for his 11th RBI of the postseason, the beefy, 40-year-old pinch-hitter nailed a 3-1, 95 mph fastball served up by Jonathan Broxton to help the Phillies come from behind for the third time this series. Watch the video here and read Stairs' kinda lame quote here.
Fun Fact: Stairs, who has played for 11 teams over his 16-year career, was picked up by Philadelphia from the Toronto Blue Jays on August 30th.
In other news, pretty sure I want to have Chase Utley's babies.
The smokin' hot second baseman went 3-for-5 with an RBI, highlighted by a sweet unassisted triple play in the bottom of the sixth. He's batting .462 this postseason. *drool*
Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins, on the other hand, are a combined 5-for-33 for the series. Yikes! Times to step it up, fellas.
Headed into Wednesday night's game at Dodger Stadium, the Phils are carrying a 3-1 series lead -- just one victory away from the World Series -- with ace Cole Hamels taking the hill against righty Chad Billingsley.
Hopefully Squirrelface has shaved by then.
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