Phillies fans are simply enjoying the ride at this point. From SBN's the Good Phight:
If it were ever easy, it wouldn't be as much fun. [...]Billed as a matchup between brilliantly talented young lefthanders Kershaw and Cole Hamels, Game One was just that through four innings. [...]After the Phils could not score against Jonathan Broxton in the ninth, it was time for Brad Lidge. The once-and-again closer started the ninth by allowing a single on a two-strike offering to Matt Kemp, but followed by inducing a double-play grounder from Casey Blake. Lidge jumped out in front of Loney 0-2, but lost him to a walk. With Belliard up as the tying run, however, Lidge got a popup to shallow left which Jimmy Rollins squeezed to preserve the win.
With home-field advantage secured, the Phils go for a 2-0 advantage Friday as ex-Dodger Pedro Martinez faces ex-Phillie Vicente Padilla.
Dodgers fans, meanwhile were at a loss after the Dodgers give up all eight runs in just two innings. From SBN's True Blue LA:
What a strange game this 8-6 loss was. The pitching duel didn't materialize, as both Clayton Kershaw and Cole Hamels struggled, to varying degrees. Kershaw completely lost it in the fifth, giving up five runs, missing the ever-shrinking strike zone (same for both teams though) with more regularity. Two crushing blows stand out, a pair of three run homers. One was hit by Dodger nemesis Carlos Ruiz off Kershaw, the other was hit by Raul Ibanez off George Sherrill, who was something less than effective on this night. [...] Vicente Padilla faces Old Friend Pedro Martinez tomorrow in a 1:07pm start. I suggest limiting the three-run homers.