L.A. brings momentum for trip to Philly

Game 2 win makes cross-country trip a little less stressful for Dodgers

Originally Published: October 16, 2009
By Eric Neel | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Jim Thome sat on a training table in the Los Angeles Dodgers' clubhouse late Friday afternoon and took a long, deep breath, equal parts joy and relief.

"That was huge," he said, just moments after the Dodgers (thanks in part to Thome's pinch-hit single in the eighth inning) had stolen Game 2 of the National League Championship Series from the Phillies with a 2-1 win and evened the series at one game apiece. "They're all big this time of year, but with the atmosphere and the ...

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