Game four showcased a number of bad moves by the Phillies. Bad fielding choices(Chase Utley tried, in the fifth, to go for the double play instead of the sure out too cavalierly. Result: no outs and a run scored later), bad pitching choices(Lidge, who’s not had a good season in relief, gets two easy outs in the ninth, then loses a duel with Damon, followed by fast balls to A-Rod. Result: a tie breaking double), no back-up at third when Damon stole second(result: Damon takes third with no coverage).
The Yankees are now up three games to one. Statistics show that the last eight times the Yankees were up three games to one in the Series, they won eight times. The Phils may win tonight, probably, but likely will lose the sixth game in New York.