With just hours left until the Phillies face off against the Dodgers in Game 5, I am excited for a World Series celebration later tonight. Cole Hamels' left pitching arm will decide whether the Phillies clinch tonight. The Phillies are up 3 games to 1 in the series, and they can wrap it up tonight. Hamels is by far the Phillies best pitcher, and he has shown it this postseason.
This is the Phillies best chance to make it to the World Series. Their ace is on the mound, and they are coming off an emotional late-inning win in Game 4. They have all the momentum coming into this game at Dodger Stadium tonight. The first pitch will be at 8:22 pm EST.
I think the Phillies will wrap up the Series tonight. As I've said, all factors point in their favor.
My Prediction for Game 5: Phillies 4, Dodgers 1
Cole Hamels will pitch a beauty, going eight solid innings and only giving up a lone run. Brad Lidge will come in to close the game in the ninth. The Phillies offense is somewhat quiet, but they do enough to get the win and earn spot in the 2008 World Series.