Cliff Lee is deserving of all the love.
It’s pretty clear the Phillies get swept this series without him.
But don’t overlook the performance of Chase Utley, either. Yes, the guy who’s just happened to tie Reggie Jackson’s 32-year-old record of five home runs in a world series.
Jackson led the ’77 Yankees to glory with home runs in Games 4, 5 & 6 against the Dodgers.
His three blasts at Yankee Stadium in Game 6 became the series’ lasting memory. He also earned the series’ MVP honors, too.
Utley’s blasts haven’t been as memorable, but no less important than Mr. October’s.
Two coming in Philly’s Game 1 win against CC Sabathia, one in Game 4 and two more in Game 5.