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Ryan Howard’s 6th Inning Go-Ahead Home Run in Game 1 of the NLDS

Oct 1, 2011, 7:06 PM EDT

YESSSSSSSS! That was the reaction of Phillies fans everywhere -- perhaps a few expletives mixed in -- when Ryan Howard straight killed a baseball off of Kyle Lohse to put the Phillies up 4-3 in the sixth inning of Saturday night's NLDS game 1.
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YESSSSSSSS!

That was the reaction of Phillies fans everywhere — perhaps a few expletives mixed in — when Ryan Howard straight killed a baseball off of Kyle Lohse to put the Phillies up 4-3 in the sixth inning of Saturday night’s NLDS game 1. [photos + video below]

The Phils talk about Howard’s blast:

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What an at-bat from Howard, eh? Fighting off close pitches and finally driving the one he wanted deep into the night.

The swagger. Oh, man. The swagger.

That’s why he gets paid the big friggin’ bucks.

[watch Howard's go-ahead 3-run home run here]

AP Photos

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