Well, Prior stayed in, ringing up a pitch count of 118 but striking out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth.
Now normally I'd be happy to badmouth Dusty Baker for doing this, but at some point, in this tight of a playoff race, you have to do what's best for the team, and at that point I think that was leaving Prior in. I watched him again the other day, and his motion is absolutely spotless. If anyone in the majors can withstand abuse, it's him. So I'm not going to blame Dusty Baker for anything here. I would rather have Prior on a 100+ pitch count throw the ninth in a 2-1 game than Borowski, and you can't blame Dusty for thinking the same.