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MLB Betting - Phillies Face Elimination

MLB betting handicappers have seen the New York Yankees take a commanding 3-1 lead in the World Series after their 7-4 win over the MLB odds on Sunday night.

MLB betting fans saw an epic Yankee comeback in game 4 as the Phillies rallied in the bottom of the eight to take a 4-3 lead only to blow the MLB odds in the top of the 9th. Alex Rodriguez got the big MLB betting hit in the 9th with a double that drove in a run and that was followed by a two-run single by Jorge Posada to earn the payout with the MLB odds for New York.

Phillies reliever Brad Lidge, who had 11 blown saves in the MLB betting regular season, suffered the loss for Philadelphia.  Lidge was stellar in the MLB betting post season until this game 4 collapse.  Rodriguez has continued his best ever post season MLB betting performance as he is hitting .350 with an on base percentage of .460.

A-Rod has 10 runs, 12 runs batted in, and 5 home runs.  He has been the most productive Yankee thus far in the MLB betting post season.  Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel tried to take the game 4 heartbreaker in stride and vows his team will be ready to beat the MLB odds in game 5 Monday night.

“I think we take pride on the way we bounce back, and I know we’ll play to win”, said the skipper.  “We’ve blown something like 22 leads after the seventh inning this year. That should tell you something about the resilience of the team”.

Only 2 out of 22 teams in MLB betting history have rallied from a 1-3 deficit in games to win the World Series.  If the Phillies score a game 5 MLB betting win the series will shift back to Yankee Stadium for games 6 and 7.

Ryan Howard, one of the most important parts of the Phillies lineup, has struggled in the World Series and has been in a significant MLB betting strikeout slump that has been a major reason that the Phillies are in a 1-3 hole.

Mariano Rivera got the MLB betting save for the Yankees in game 4 and now has 5 saves in the 2009 playoffs and a 0.63 earned run average.  He has struck out 13 batters in 14.1 innings of work this post season.