If the question was how the Cincinnati Reds would handle the bright lights of the postseason, now we have the answer.
The lights along the third-base upper deck may have won Game 2 of this National League division series for the Phillies. Cincinnati outfielder Jay Bruce turned a routine fly out into two Phillies runs by closing his glove about a foot from the baseball.
"It was a routine popup," Bruce said. "It went into the lights and it never came out until I saw it hit the ground. The atmosphere was different."
Fittingly, the game-changing play originated from the bat of Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Two days earlier, Rollins was describing his best defensive play in Roy Halladay's Game 1 no-hitter. The grounder that ticked off the mound wasn't hard to get to, Rollins said, but it was hard to see for all the white rally towels.