Phillies' season sails past them

Ryan Howard strikes out looking to close the year and finish Philly's run as NL champ

Originally Published: October 24, 2010
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard sat in front of his locker, his hands clutched behind his head, staring into space, wishing for the one thing the season would no longer give him: another game.

Howard did not spend many of those quiet moments after the game in front of his locker replaying the final pitch, a Brian Wilson slider that tucked into the bottom part of the zone for a strikeout with the bases loaded that ended Game 6, a 3-2 win for San Francisco that sent the Giants to the World Series. ...

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