Pittsburgh lefty Jonathan Sanchez started last night's game in St. Louis. His stat line reads as follows: 0.0 IP, 3 H, 2R, 2ER, 2 HR, 1 HBP. He faced four batters and threw all of 17 pitches, and then he was gone. He did not get hurt.
It's pretty obvious Royals lefty Jonathan Sanchez never thought Prince Fielder would bother to run, let alone actually make it to second, which is no doubt why Fielder figured he could take off on Sanchez's first move. And look at him go! It's actually the 17th stolen base of Fielder's career—he had exactly one with…
Well, it's back to Roy Oswalt vs. Jonathan Sanchez again. Giants advance or Phils force an NLCS Game 7, something that didn't come to pass in '08 or '09.
Oswalt vs. Sanchez tonight in South Philly. Won't go so far as to call it do-or-die for the Phils, but it kind of is.
Some might tell you that Jonathan Sanchez's good luck charm was his father watching him pitch for the first time as a pro. Those people are about to learn of the Power of the Panda.