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Gameday 2009

NLDS Gameday: Phillies at Rockies, Game 3

Philadelphia Phillies (1-1) at Colorado Rockies (1-1)

J.A Happ, LHP (0-0) vs. Jason Hammel, RHP (0-0)

Time: 10:07 p.m at Coors Field
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 35
TV: TBS
Twitter: Phillies Nation

There has been much anticipation for the third game of the series, and the wait is finally over.  Originally scheduled for Saturday night, snow postponed the National League Division Series.  Play returns tonight with better weather conditions.

Cole Hamels’ hanging curveball to Yorvit Torreabla is the main reason why this series is locked at one.  The Phillies had an opportunity to take advantage of their home turf, but now they’ll have to carry their road success into the postseason.  The Phillies were a National League (tied with the Los Angeles Angels for MLB) best 48-33 away from The Bank this season.

Pedro Martinez was originally scheduled to pitch game three, but thanks to the postponement, J.A Happ will be handed the ball.  Happ was struck in the knee during a relief appearance on Thursday, forcing him to exit the game.  Happ suffered from a contusion, but insisted on being fine.  The rookie, who won 12 games with a sub-3 ERA, will make his first postseason start.  On August 5, Happ tossed a complete game shutout against the Rockies.  In that outing, he struck out ten.

The Rockies opted to go with Jason Hammel, who came over from the Tampa Bay Rays at the very beginning of the season.  Hammel went 10-8 with a 4.33 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP this season.  He started the year in the bullpen, but spent the majority of the season as a starter.  Hammel pitched 9.1 innings against the Phillies, including one start.  He allowed five earned against the Phillies, whose collective lineup batted .359 against him.   Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez each homered off him.

Tonight’s game is the most important one yet.  A victory would give the Phillies some breathing room, but a loss will make their chances of repeating much more difficult.

Tonight’s Lineup: Rollins (SS), Victorino (CF), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Werth (LF), Ibanez (LF), Feliz (3B), Ruiz (C), Happ (P).

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GO PHILLIES!

687 Comments

687 Comments

  1. VictorinoPhan 8

    October 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Keep up your winning ways!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jeff

    October 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    this is not baseball anymore. Yes, I am a huge fan but have moved on, Dont care anymore. Good luck to all of you the rest of the way. Just unfair to have these teams play in this weather and not play everday. Yankees in 5 against the Dodgers. See you next year.

  3. Colorado Joe

    October 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Excellent! Walking out my door to walk to the stadium right now!! Glad I can post on the gameday thread tonight. No mlb.com watching the Phils tonight. No “Hey Ump!” tonight. I can watch my original hometown team in person. Gosh I hope being there in person that I will see the Phils win.
    Let’s Go Phils!!!

  4. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    wtf Jeff! r u even a fan?

  5. Bear

    October 11, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I want lots of Phillies runs to snack on throughout the game. I want at least one each inning please.

  6. Dan

    October 11, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Today is 10 years to the day (10-11-1999) that Pedro came into the game in relief to throw six no-hit innings against the Indians in one of his two greatest performances of all time. If he comes in relief of Happ tonight and does something close to that, 10 years to the day, Pedro officially becomes the greatest pitcher of all time.

    Yes, I know I am exaggerating and pumped up full of hyperbole. But can you blame me? This is going to be the coldest postseason baseball game ever played by a good 5 to 10 degrees. The Phillies are officially designated the “bad-weather” team that the MLB likes to screw. Game Five Part One and now the Icebox!

  7. the Icebox

    October 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    bring it on!

  8. Bruce Buffer

    October 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Phillies fans, LET’S GET READY TO nod off around the 5th inning.

  9. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    noooooo nodding off

  10. ray

    October 11, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    see ya jeff…take that loser bandwagon jumper fishtown with you

  11. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    we should’ve traded Jeff months ago. oh well.

  12. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I have a feeling that whoever wins this game tonight will win the series…let’s hope Happ comes out strong and the bats stay alive!

  13. Andrew

    October 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Off to watch the game. Glad Happ is starting. Hope tomorrows game is at a decent hour. Looks like Yankees are gonna sweep like the angels so maybe.

  14. Marc H

    October 11, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    It’s like the Phillies have been given a rare opportunity to start this series again. Let’s not waste it, gentlemen.

  15. Adam C

    October 11, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Lets go FIGHTIN’S!!!!

  16. Griffin

    October 11, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I’m TIVOing Mad Men and getting pumped to see some cold weather baseball. Huge, huge game. I’m assuming Blanton and Pedro are available out of the pen. Let’s jump all over Hammel and make this a rout.

  17. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    let’s go Phillies!

  18. Phillin' 'er up!

    October 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WIN TONIGHT PHILS! My heart physically can’t take the stress if we drop this game.

  19. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    let’s hope we keep our usual cool and not make fundemental mistakes like punto just did rounding third with no outs

  20. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    ….and getting caught scurrying back to the bag

  21. Dr. Phil

    October 11, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Oprah is my baby momma!

  22. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    OK: So how many innings of Phillies ball are we going to miss while they finish up the Yankees game?

  23. chris wheeler

    October 11, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Dr Phil that was just a goofy statement. I mean real goofy. Like my book

  24. Adam G

    October 11, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Twins had their chances. This series definately make the Yankees look like they can be had by a fundamentally strong team like our Phils!

  25. mikeB

    October 11, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Currently 28 degrees in Denver with a real feel temp of 26 degrees.

  26. Terri

    October 11, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    None, the game will air on TNT until this game finishes.

  27. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Tracey, it’ll start on TNT.

  28. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Ah, I see the note on the bottom of the screen… I’m listening to the local radio broadcast online anyway.

  29. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    expecting snow in an hour?!

  30. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    at least the game should have a minium of 32 degree rule… that way no snow which selig might not know is the same color as a baseball

  31. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    “forecast: BRRRRR!!” hehehe

  32. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    it’s time to play ball.

  33. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Its been a while since I saw the beginning of a game. Nice to be back

  34. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Do I see flakes already?

  35. maxhole

    October 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    time to rock

  36. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Here we go!

  37. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Oh man… look at the foggy breath off JRoll…

  38. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    well j-roll is working the count

  39. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    yeah, yeah, trade Jeff for bobby Jenks.

    jreed, are they really predicting snow in 1 hour?

  40. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    who thinks chase will light it up

  41. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    @Joedad: I saw on Weather.com, they were talking about 50% chance of precip during the 9 PM hour (that’s 11 PM our time, I think)

  42. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Chasing their own shadow like always…. make him throw strikes…

  43. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    ha

  44. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    WOO HOO!!! UTLEY HR!!!

  45. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    UTLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  46. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Chase you are the man!

  47. ray

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    great call jreed WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Nice call j reed. Welcome back Chase

  49. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    phinally

  50. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    WORLD EFFING CHAMPIONS!!!

  51. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    j reed, say that for every player lol!

  52. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Howard just missed that one…. Good start though….

  53. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    okay ROY let’s gets break some rocks

  54. maxhole

    October 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    great way to start out

  55. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Yankees are up 3-1 now, with bases loaded. But really, the Twins handed this to them with that base running error in the last inning. Oh, and that dropped ball just now.

  56. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    (4-1)

  57. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm

  58. george

    October 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    they need to work the count on this hammel guy he hasn’t been throwing alot of strikes…nice to see utley hit a home run,lets keep it going.

  59. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Game 4 6pm est….

  60. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Happ doesn’t need an ice pack on that shin, because the air is cold enough.

  61. ray

    October 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    right over the plate for a ball

  62. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    can’t seem to get this Gonzalez guy out.

  63. maxhole

    October 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    ump forced that pitch.

  64. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    good pitch, good hit

  65. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    the 1st one or the 2nd one? hehe….

  66. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    @Ray: Yeah, you can see on Gameday, that last ball was right down the middle.

  67. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    ugh Happ’s throwing a lot of balls.

  68. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Happ’s in trouble 🙁

  69. Terri

    October 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    oh boy, not off to a good start.

  70. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    man the cold air is making the ball sink

  71. george

    October 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    umps being a little tight with the strike zone.

  72. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    not liking this at all

  73. LH

    October 11, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    HELP! Does anyone know what Verizon FIOS channel the Phillies are on in South Jersey. The Verizon FIOS TBS Channel 552 is carrying the ninth inning of the NYY & Twins. Is anybody with South Jersey FIOS finding the Phillies on another channel?

  74. george

    October 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    yea happ is struggling to throw strikes…were gonna have to get more then utleys homer off hammel…hope they don’t fall now because they’ll do that.

  75. ray

    October 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    another strike for a ball(first pitch to tulowitzki)

  76. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    TNT

  77. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Why doesn’t Howard stretch more? I’m not blaming him certainly, but it’s small thing that may have made a diff…

  78. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Oh, this is not pretty…

  79. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Happ’s getting smacked around.

  80. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    ohh jeeeeez happ is getting smacked around…

  81. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    LH, it is on TNT, search for the show “NUMB3RS”

  82. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    cmon ump

  83. george

    October 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    maybe happ needs to put on long sleeves.

  84. LH

    October 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks joedad – your a life safer! FIOS listing is screwed up

  85. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Happ’s pitches are just all over the place…

  86. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    come on Happ.

  87. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    This is a good night to be a Phils fan on the west coast, how are you guys going to be able to stay awake back in Philly?

    Go Phils! Come on Happ!

  88. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    HK – that was one of the things that had howard had improved. maybe it’s too cold to display that increased range of motion

  89. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    gees Happ’s gonna throw like 30 pitches this inning.

  90. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    are you serious….that was a strike

  91. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    glad I could help you LH

    Happ’s gotta be tight. First career postseason start in 30 degree cold with an ump with a tight strike zone.

  92. george

    October 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    wtf where was that ball 3 to atkins?

  93. Terri

    October 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    i don’t like this at all

  94. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Crap, Happ doesn’t look sharp at all.

  95. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Aw crap…

  96. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    so much for Happ being great, ugh.

  97. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    not good, not good…

  98. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    On the radio, LA points out this is more hits than Happ gave up in his last Colorado start. But temperature was 73 that time, not 37.

  99. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    What did I say earlier about the make-up calls???

  100. Terri

    October 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    31 pitched in this inning.

  101. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Happ’s toast tonight.

  102. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    The pitch count just keeps going up and up…

  103. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Looks like we will probably see Pedro after all with the way Happ can’t seem to get it over the plate.

  104. george

    October 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    i hope blanton ready to pitch long relief.

  105. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Whew! Finally out of that inning! Now time to make up lost ground.

  106. ray

    October 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    geez good thing victorino got that…lots of pitches, we may be going to this bullpen early…we need offense BIG TIME tonight…time for this offense to score a ton

  107. Fishtown

    October 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Come guys say it Happ sucks put in the greatest pitcher ever Pedro…right Dan…..Happ’s cold and its late, he’s tired,…..band wagon jumper gay I mean Ray…..hey YANKS SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP who’d thunk it!

  108. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Well, let’s not panic yet….. Happ can make-up with some quick inns

  109. george

    October 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    mixture of first career post season start and the cold weather are getting to happ.

  110. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    will Happ even pitch 4 innings?

  111. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    They just said on radio: tomorrow will be 6:07 start.

  112. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    yeah this is a seriously small strike zone….not cool in this weather….the ump’s a jackass if he doesn’t think this cold air will affect a pitched ball

  113. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    amazing how the strike zone is bigger for the Rockies pitcher…

  114. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Uff. I thought Ibanez might run that out.

  115. Poomie

    October 11, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    mlb is out of their minds, this weather, this late hour…crazy…boils down to $$$

  116. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    oh great r we really gonna go out 1-2-3? ugh.

  117. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    This guy is begging to be lit up

  118. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    owie…

  119. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    that inning sucked. Happ, please have a quick inning.

  120. Phan in TN

    October 11, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    the homeplate ump is starting to piss me off.

  121. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    WTF was he swinging at…This what drives us all nuts. This guy is garbage, but make him look like Greg Maddox… J-Roll/Shane and now Feliz chasing balls and keeping his pitch count low….

  122. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    OK, flip to TBS now…

  123. ray

    October 11, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I wonder if Arod is watching the steriod commercial.

  124. hotstove

    October 11, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Happ needs a quick inning or if i was charlie i would get the bullpen guys up before its a blow out. The umpire Meals is know to have a small zone.

  125. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Well thats good…two straight 6:07 starts assuming 5 games are needed.

  126. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Happ throw strikes!

  127. DC

    October 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Happ is not looking good tonight. Our offense will have trouble hitting in this cold (especially Howard). Rockies look like they want this series more. Our run might be over.

  128. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    (sigh!!!)

  129. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Happ looks terrible

  130. Terri

    October 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    you can’t walk the pitcher. come on Happ!!!!

  131. Poomie

    October 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    good make their pitcher stand out in the cold, bbbrrrr

  132. DC

    October 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    This ump sucks. Happ is having playoff jitters, you can see it in his face.

  133. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Ugh, well you East Coasters might not be staying up late, come on Happ! Throw strikes!

  134. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    maybe we should’ve started Pedro 😉

  135. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Damn, now Babe Gonzoles is up

  136. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    gimmie a break it’s 2-1

  137. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    OK GUYS! We got a game with Rockies tonight. And that only means one thing! Bad news for the Rockies!

  138. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Oh, I love JRoll’s little Elmer Fudd cap.

  139. hotstove

    October 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Happ needs to get fowler here and then get some hits for the offense to get going.

  140. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Silly me, not Babe Gonzoles, Ty Gonzoles

  141. Sam

    October 11, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    lets go happ, please dont give up any more runs….

  142. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    ok how long until we think about getting the bullpen up??

  143. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    well done Mr. Happ

  144. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Whoosh! OK, now let’s get the offense to do something…

  145. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    alright now I want to c a couple hits and some runs please.

    Ruiz walk or single
    Happ bunt
    Rollins double
    Victorino triple
    Utley walk
    Howard HR
    Werth HR
    Ibanez HR
    Feliz single
    Ruiz single
    Happ bunt
    Rollins triple
    Victorino walk
    Utley HR
    Howard HR
    Werth double
    Ibanez single
    Feliz single
    Ruiz HR
    Happ K

    okay, I can dream lol.

  146. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Those elmer fudd hats are really uncomfortable and really silly looking in person.

  147. jt

    October 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Ok now come on guys let’s get a run or 2 this inning.

  148. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Trade Happ for Bobby Jenks while his value is high.

    Phils are hitting this guy hard. let’s hope he doesn’t settle in.

  149. dodger fan

    October 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Happ has kind of a dainty strut going off the mound and into the dugout. What’s up with that?

  150. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I like the way you think, Keith!

  151. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Keith, it only happens when j reed posts it

  152. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    It’s still way early, let’s go Phils!

  153. Poomie

    October 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    come on now boys, give us a little somethin’ somethin’

  154. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Hammel is sharp, I hope we’re not f-ed 🙁

  155. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    wow so Happ isn’t getting the corner but this scrub is

  156. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    You’ve gotta be kidding me — these “strikes” he’s calling for Colorado are WAY more generous than what Happ is getting.

  157. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Why would you trade Happ for Jenks when Jenks value has gone down the drain the last two months.

  158. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    They are giving away too many at-bats tonight. They are lucky to only be down one right now. Need to come back at them in the next inning.

  159. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    i was just about to say the same thing Tracey…Hammell is getting a much bigger strike zone….

  160. jt

    October 11, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Are these the rockies broadcasters?I feel like I’m listen to the rockies feed on tbs their all over the rockies balls$

  161. DC

    October 11, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Phils offense is sound asleep. The team looks like garbage tonight. We are done.

  162. Phan in TN

    October 11, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    i know we can beat these guys

  163. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Happ throw a first pitch strike for a change!

  164. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    @GW: Happ himself just stopped and stared at the umpire when he was called out on strikes for something that was *WAY* not a strike, while Happ’s pitches right down the middle have been called balls. It’s the worst umpiring I’ve seen this season. I’ve seen plenty of umps make bad calls, but they’re usually consistent.

  165. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Bats are cold. Wait, everything is cold. (sorry dumb joke)

    Happ isn’t getting the calls, because a lot of his pitches aren’t even close.

  166. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    ed r. – joedad’s goofing….running joke.

  167. Jamie's Babies

    October 11, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Dude, Jimmy..
    Seriously?
    I love you Rollins, but something, just something would help.

  168. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    @Paul: True, but even the strikes are getting called as balls.

  169. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Get someone up in the pen, sorry Happ, you are just all over the place.

  170. jason

    October 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    when does pedro start warming up?

  171. Sam

    October 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    which is a bigger problem- poor strike zone for happ or bad pitching by happ?

  172. AC from NJ

    October 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    They aren’t giving Happ anything…this ump is an A*hole

  173. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Let’s just hope Happ can keep it close until our bats (hopefully) get to this chump Hammell

  174. jt

    October 11, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Phils didn’t start getting things goin until the 5th inning and on the last 2 games it’s still early we just need happ to settle in…btw this umps giving happ a totally different strike zone then hammel.

  175. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    shh Y. Torrealba

  176. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    @Sam: The bad pitching ain’t helping, but how is he supposed to find the strike zone when the umpire is calling everything a ball?

  177. Mike D.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    How these guys aren’t getting hypothermia is beyond me. Forget the late start time – MLB cannot start games anymore if it means playing in below-freezing temperatures. What if someone gets frostbite and has to have something amputated?

  178. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    This whole post-season, in all of the games, the umpires have been horrible. Yankees-Twins was really bad, and CB Bucknor during the Angels-Red Sox series was horrible.

  179. Poomie

    October 11, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    crap

  180. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Aw crap.

  181. Terri

    October 11, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    i am going to be sick. ugh

  182. Craig the Rockies fan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Im back….ohhhhhhhhhhhh babbbbbbbby. I hope you guys enjoy the Eagles because it ends on Monday. 3-1. Happ doesnt look so happy. LOL

  183. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    ed r, it was a joke, goes back to people panicking earlier in the year begging for the Phils to trade Werth? for Bobby Jenks.

  184. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Victorino, Utley, and Howard better do something next inning.

  185. Poomie

    October 11, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    ok, here we go now, high hopes, let’s think positive, we can do this, let’s be patient

  186. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    It must be late September or October, because all of a sudden the Rockies have fans.

  187. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Happ is starting to narrow down where his pitches land, but it may be too late with more than 75 pitches already.

  188. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I dont like this at all…..

  189. AC from NJ

    October 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    our big hitters up this inning…but they’ve got to start working these counts. make this scrub throw more pitches.

  190. Pissed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Its over folks. This Phillies team does not look like last year’s. The Rockies clearly want this more than they do. Our offense slept more in September than the previous two seasons and now has gotten lazy. I have no faith in our offense anymore. Last year, you knew we would comeback. This year is a different story.

  191. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I can’t imagine many more innings from Happ. I know the idea of starting a lefty against the Rockies, but I think I would have gone with experience and taken Blanton or Martinez.

    Oh well, not like it’ll matter if they can’t hit.

  192. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    @Joedad: we’ve spent most of this year listening to “fans” who were worse than the trolls.

  193. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    well happ is struggling a bit but we should be working this guy hammels…the guy just isn’t all that good

  194. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Sorry joedad…sarcasm doesn’t always carry on here. I wouldn’t mind Jenks depending on the price.

  195. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I would like to see Vic try to bunt his way on here….

  196. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    oh wow a lead off walk

  197. AC from NJ

    October 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    ok – vic is on…

  198. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Ok, lets get them legs moving Shane.

  199. Terri

    October 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Vic needs to steal

  200. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Victorino better steal 2nd. We need to start running and soon.

  201. HotDogs

    October 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Ok…..let’s gp Phillies!

  202. AC from NJ

    October 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    2 on…let’s get it started

  203. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Utley showed up tonight

  204. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    63% of the runs against him in the first 3 inngins? That isn’t statistically high if he averages 5 – 6 innings per start

  205. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    OK… let’s get it started…

  206. HotDogs

    October 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    How is NOT on third???

  207. Jamie's Babies

    October 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Ok, OK

  208. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Ok, here we go! Let’s get some runs back!

  209. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    hahahaha, glad everyone seems to be in agreement that we should be running…though with runners on 1 and 2 with no outs. I am ok sitting for a second. Let the Big Piece do his thing.

  210. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    alright HOWARD!!!

  211. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    WOO HOO! GO RYAN!!!

  212. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Ok, this is when the Phillies are their most dangerous.

  213. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    big inning?

  214. AC from NJ

    October 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    ok…here we go now…

  215. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    alright we got somethin’ cookin….

  216. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Is this guy serious? The Phils have hit balls hard directly at the Rockies all night. He isn’t sharp at all. He is LUCKY

  217. Poomie

    October 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    high hopes!!! think positive

  218. cas

    October 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    The offense has gone to sleep, which is where I am going. This is just too hard to watch, and I already know the outcome. Hopefully we can tie up the series with Lee tomorrow.

  219. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Nice, Howie time!

  220. dodger fan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Wow. this guy’s almost as bad as moyer?

  221. AC from NJ

    October 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    make the scrub work…let’s go werth!

  222. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Who said the big man only hits the long ball. Way to go Howard!!

  223. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I just finished everything I have due tomorrow. Time for a beer!

  224. ray

    October 11, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    things are looking greattttttttttttttttttttttt

  225. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    joedad – yeah these announcers are too much….lucky is more than generous..

  226. Stuart

    October 11, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    dont strike out please

  227. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I don’t know how I survived last years post season my heart feels like its going to explode.

  228. Poomie

    October 11, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    raul totally hanging in there

  229. Jamie's Babies

    October 11, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    PLEASE no K or DP

  230. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Just give me a single…I’m not greedy.

  231. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    huge walk RAUUUUUUUL

  232. Poomie

    October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    yeh baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  233. HotDogs

    October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL!!!

  234. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Nice!!! Well done Ibanez!!!

  235. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Whee!!! I’ll take a tie on a walk!

  236. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    i’ll take it

  237. Stuart

    October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    great great great great at bat. wow thats a good at bat by a good ballplayer

  238. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Epic at-bat. Remeniscent of Brett Myers last year.

    Ed R. I know how I survived it. Really drunk.

  239. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    j reed, it is like the color guy never saw a baseball game. I usually don’t complain about announcers or color men but this guy should have more knowledge than me. Maybe he’s too cold to think clearly 🙂

  240. Poomie

    October 11, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    ok pedro, no reachin down in the dirt for those balls

  241. Stuart

    October 11, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    ughhhhhhh

  242. Phightin Phor A Repeat

    October 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    where are you at now craig? just go outside and freeze your bandwagon ass off

  243. AC from NJ

    October 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    i can’t believe feliz…that’s the one thing we didn’t need….DAMN IT!

  244. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    f-that DP, but at least we tied it before doing that.

  245. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Crap, come on Ruiz, get a hit and pick up Pedro.

  246. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    way to come up small Feliz….can Chooch come up clutch again????

  247. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    wow they are gonna pitch to ruiz

  248. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I wonder if Feliz is responsible for starting more DP’s in the field or at the plate?

  249. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    You realize, of course, that we have a Canadian in the dugout as a potential pinch hitter. 🙂

  250. jt

    October 11, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Wtf is feliz swinging for?

  251. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    huge hit for RUIZZZZZZZ

  252. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    CARLOS RUIZ!!!

  253. Tracey

    October 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    CHOOOOOCH!!!

  254. ray

    October 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    wooooooooooo hooooooooooooooooooo MR POSTSEASON CLUTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  255. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    It must be October! Chooch comes up huUUUUUUGE!

  256. HotDogs

    October 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    why not send him???????

  257. Terri

    October 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    happ is done.

  258. Ed R.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Agreed JT. Feliz’s at bat right there was the single dumbest at bat of the year. The guy just walked 2 in a row, 3 of 4 and you swing at 2 of 3 pitches, both of which are balls? Not smart.

    I think Ibanez could have scored on Chooch’s clutch single.

  259. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Attaboy Cooch

  260. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    and Happ & Hammel are gone

  261. GWFightinsFan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    CHOOOOOCH!!!!

  262. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    All You Need IS Love commercial has some of the ugliest actors/acrtesses I’ve seen in a commercial. Bring back the Where’s the Beef lady!

  263. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Nice job Phils, let’s go pen!

  264. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    3 hits & 3 walks this inning.

    ugh, I thought that was gonna be a hit for Dobbs.

  265. Morris Buttermaker

    October 11, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    If you really go back and watch the video, you will realize that Chooch was the MVP of the World Series last year.

  266. Michael

    October 11, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    this is an incredible game. talk about a huge turnaround. REPEAT!!!!

    …although, i think HAPP earned a spot in the Pen for the rest of the postseason.

  267. jt

    October 11, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Really dobbs he sucks why he on the post season roster?

  268. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Feliz obviously didn’t recognize the curveball. He looked horrible, swinging fastball right down the middle and the ball dropped on him. He definitely should have had the dont swing sign on

  269. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    blanton?

  270. HotDogs

    October 11, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Why wouldn’t you send Raul from second to home with two outs and Happ to bat. Worst case, he’s out and Happ continues for one more inning.

  271. Craig the Rockies fan

    October 11, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Guess I better slink away like the lowlife I am. If the rockies come back you know this bandwagoner will crawl out from under my dirty rock though you can be sure of that

  272. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    let’s go Blanton!

  273. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    good choice, at the top of the inning better for a starter

  274. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    there goes our lead

  275. Terri

    October 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    we can’t keep a lead.

  276. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    this is gonna be a nail bitter of a game

  277. ray

    October 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    this is gonna be a barnburner

  278. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Damn you Babe Gonzales!

  279. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Pure greed by Feliz, and he has been our best hitter w/risp…. Dobbs looks 40… Thank you Ruiz for allowing us not to you look completely “special”

    -This isn’t baseball… This is bleeping zoo-ball! Tied again

  280. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Crap, I was going to say something nice about Blanton too…

  281. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Gonzalez is destroying us.

    Rollins-Victorino-Utley, let’s go!

  282. AC from NJ

    October 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    don’t worry…stay positive…we’re gonna score some more runs against their bullpen.

  283. Stuart

    October 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    wish happ wouldve stayed in.

  284. jt

    October 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Who is this kid?rockies aren’t gonna go away.

  285. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Easy answer HotDogs, Happ didn’t have it tonight, and needed to take a hot shower.

  286. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Alright bats please put this one on your backs

  287. Paul

    October 11, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Come Rollins, it’s time for you to do something.

  288. HotDogs

    October 11, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Paul Says……why not score from second??

  289. Harry Kalas

    October 11, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Is it me or should Raul been sent there. last inng.. It’s two outs make them make a play! Am I wrong… J–Roll looks lost….

  290. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    yeah I wasn’t sure about that either.

  291. jt

    October 11, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    come on rollins you need to get goin.

  292. Keith

    October 11, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    well this inning doesn’t seem fun.

  293. j reed

    October 11, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    cmon ut

  294. joedad

    October 11, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    HK, I think a decent throw would have had him out there. They knew they were going to pinch hit for Happ and if the pinch hitter is out, then start with the top of the order next inning. However, I would have sent him, had Happ pitch one more inning and pinch hit for him the next inning

  295. Jamie's Babies

    October 11, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    rollins you are pathetic

  296. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:00 am

    ryan bring the thunder please

  297. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Wow, Jim Tracy is managing scared tonight. This has to be good for the Phillies.

  298. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

    one guy went to sleep when we were down 3-1 the other guy left for the season before the game started cause he said the weather is unfair…did they come back? lol

  299. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

    I agree joedad, that’s why I wrote that last post… U tk the wds rgt out of my mouth….

  300. joedad

    October 12, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Prediction: Phils win at 1:38 AM, I get to sleep at 2:45, I wake up at 6:30AM, get to work at 7:30, sleep on the toilet in the handicap stall at 12:30 PM to rest for game 4

  301. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:03 am

    well that inning wasn’t fun. can we have a 1-2-3 inning for the first time?

  302. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:05 am

    harry you writing in shorthand now? lol

  303. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:05 am

    KK and his sinker is still avbl Charlie….. Put your hands together Phillies Nation, this game is about to get real crazy!

  304. ChesapeakePhan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:05 am

    joedad, do you work for me? I swear I have one employee who sleeps in the bathroom everyday. Of course, as a man, they frown on me going in there after her…

  305. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:06 am

    ugh stop with the balls!

  306. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:06 am

    wtf? this ump is seriously pissing me off!

  307. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:07 am

    thank u for the DP, I smile now 🙂

  308. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:07 am

    nice dp

  309. Tracey

    October 12, 2009 at 12:08 am

    YES!!! Way to turn the DP!

  310. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Werth-Ibanez-Feliz

    alright let’s do something here.

  311. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:09 am

    good work mr. balnton

  312. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:09 am

    We’ll take that as a 1-2-3!

  313. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:09 am

    nice inning joe..we need this bullpen to come up big time

  314. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:11 am

    anybody tired of George Lopez & Men of a Certain Age commericals?

  315. joedad

    October 12, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Keith, that’s what she said

  316. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:11 am

    big inning please

  317. ChesapeakePhan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:12 am

    I like to pretend I’m a boss when I’m online but in real life I’m actually a janitor at an elementary school

  318. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Who the heck is this color guy? And how did he get on TV? He sounds like somebody who would be sitting next to you at a game?

  319. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:13 am

    blah no walk 🙁

  320. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:13 am

    My goodness Werth! Do you know anything about a hitter’s count?

  321. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:14 am

    George Lopez is the new Frank Caliendo.

  322. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Matt Stairs would be perfect against this guy…. The ump is driving me crazy

  323. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:15 am

    that idiot behind the plate with that south park hat on is really annoying

  324. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:15 am

    green lazer the ump! 😉

  325. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:15 am

    what an idiot announcer…”jerry meals has been sharp tonight” what freaking game is he watching????

  326. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:16 am

    is it me or is there a man of the cloth in the stands behind home plate

  327. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:16 am

    laser* ah whatever ignore that.

    Rauuul walks. come on Feliz!

  328. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Raul is balling…. Very smat at the plate… Yes those promos are getting real old… But TBS says: Very funny

  329. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:17 am

    how about tazer the ump

  330. ChesapeakePhan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:17 am

    At least this ump refuses to call strikes for both teams.

  331. Brian

    October 12, 2009 at 12:17 am

    least the ump is starting to call it both ways now.

  332. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:18 am

    hmm another walk. come on Ruiz!

  333. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Redemption…. Sort of….

  334. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Ray, yea, he is bugging me too. One of my favorite things about Philly fans is that if a Phillies fan was acting like that, one of the other Phillies fans would tell him to sit down and shut up.

  335. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:18 am

    you gotta admit the ump is being inconsistent for both teams

  336. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    RUIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  337. ChesapeakePhan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Nice.

  338. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Ohhh so of course the announcer only mentions a questionable call by the home plate umpire when it affects the Rockies!!! not a word when Happ was getting jerked around earlier…

    CHOOOOOOOOCHHHHHH!!!!!

  339. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    omggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg RUIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ MR OCTOBER!!!!!!!!!! HE”S UNREAL

  340. joedad

    October 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    ray, lol, he is annoying me too kind of like that lady who used to do that funny circular motion thing with her hands at Shea statium years ago

    YEAH COOCHY COOCHY COOCH

  341. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    CHOOOOOOCH’s new name is CHUUUUUUUUUUGE! Because he is coming up huge!

  342. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Blanton HR time

  343. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Carlo Ruiz…. OMG… This guy sleep walks during the season for the most part and then he becomes Jeter in October…. Amazing!

  344. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Now why couldn’t we score from second LAST time??? Glad they finally got second to home score done right! And yest the guy in the hat is so annoying!

  345. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:21 am

    CHOOCH….what else can you say….

  346. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I don’t want to ever hear a negative thing said about Ruiz. EVER AGAIN!!! He calls a solid game, plays great defense and he is about as clutch as you can be without mashing the ball. The guy flat out produces when he needs too.

  347. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:23 am

    aww no bunt, oh well. come on Jimmmy!

  348. joedad

    October 12, 2009 at 12:23 am

    they gotta get rid of that pitch trax thing, it isnt alway accurate, kind of like tonight’s ump

  349. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:24 am

    It’s ok Heavy B; just make up for it with a O run inng. Come on J-roll

  350. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Nice 3-run homer from Jimmy would be nice.

  351. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:25 am

    blah blah, let’s get a real 1-2-3 inning this time.

  352. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:26 am

    paaaaaa===thet=====ic

  353. Tracey

    October 12, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I am getting real tired of JRoll being a buzz-kill…

  354. ChesapeakePhan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:26 am

    3-1 count and JRoll dribbles it to 2B. Ugh.

  355. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Ed R not just about ruiz. everytime things get a little shaking ie us going down 3-1 people start bailing and getting so negative ….lol

  356. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:27 am

    J-Roll is too good to struggling like this… That was ball 4…. Damn J-Roll that’s really sad and extremely selfish…. Move him down in the order he is honestly clogging up the lineup with his wild swinging…

  357. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Is it too early to start calling Ruiz Senor Octobre?

  358. jt

    October 12, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Man rollins is in a bad slump.

  359. Tracey

    October 12, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Oh, bee-U-tiful catch by Ibanez!

  360. Ryan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:30 am

    i think it would be senor octubre

  361. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:30 am

    pat burrell wouldn’t have made that

  362. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:30 am

    that would have been a burrell double

  363. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:30 am

    It’s time to take Heavy B out. They’re teeing off on him…. How about Escal… Nice play Raul

  364. joedad

    October 12, 2009 at 12:31 am

    HK, that wasn’t a bad pitch to swing at, he’s just not swinging all that great now. He will come up big some time this postseason, mark my half asleep, half drunk words.

  365. Tracey

    October 12, 2009 at 12:31 am

    @Ryan: But I think we can agree, he is El Hombre!

  366. ChesapeakePhan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Blanton’s hand would have shattered had he caught that line drive.

  367. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:33 am

    there’s a run if raul doesn’t make that play

  368. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Getting through this inning would be huge for Joey B.

  369. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I’m sorry, but that was ball 4. If you swing at that you better go the other way. That ab was not at all what a vet lead-off guy needed to do there

  370. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Let’s go Joe! Let’s Go Joe! Let’s Go Joe!

  371. Bill Seeburger

    October 12, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Jimmy Rollins has no plate discipline and despite his being a really good shortstop, he is pathetic as a leadoff hitter. He needs to go to the Bobby Abreu School of plate discipline. He needs to take a few pitches.
    He doesn’t even get on base 30% of the time — pathetic for a leadoff hitter.

  372. Tracey

    October 12, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Oh, man, look at their breaths…

  373. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Ok, time for some Eyre Biscuit jokes. Good effort Joe Bla.

  374. ChesapeakePhan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Tracey, I was thinking the same thing. It is freakin’ cold there.

  375. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 12:35 am

    who did they announce as the pinch hitter?

  376. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:36 am

    blanton did decent, he was starting to get hit hard like harry said. thank god for victorino he covers a lot of ground fast

  377. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:36 am

    please win this guys….i have to spend two hrs. in the peridonist chair getting my gums hacked into…

  378. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Blanton kept it managable…good job!

  379. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Come Eyre, let’s get out of this.

  380. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Quick quiz! Molly Shannon, Chevy Chase, Darrel Hammond and Dana Carvey! What do all 4 of these people have in common?

    That’s right! They all need money!

  381. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Eyre now? Smart to try to hold the lead though

  382. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Yeah, Blanton is an unsung hero for the Phils this year.

  383. Tracey

    October 12, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Smith is the PH

  384. R Kelley

    October 12, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Hatas wanna hate,
    Lovas wanna love,
    I don’t even want
    None of the above.
    I want to piss on you.
    Yes I do,
    I’ll piss on you
    I’ll pee on you.

  385. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I was never a big Abreu fan when he was here. Mostly because he does not swing the bat after the 7th. But man, he was the key piece in the Angels pulling that game out today. What an at-bat he had.

  386. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Surprised Charlie didnt bring in Cliff Lee! hahaha j/k

  387. Jimmy "The Runt" Hoffmann

    October 12, 2009 at 12:39 am

    I need a nerve pill. As a brown capper, I have trouble dealing with stress. COME ON PHILS and open up a lead!!!

  388. Tracey

    October 12, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Whew! Now let’s get some insurance…

  389. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 12:39 am

    nice pitching Eyre!!

  390. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Nice! Well done, let’s get a few more Phils!

  391. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:40 am

    beautiful eyre…we need some runs because 3 more innings with only a one run lead is heart wrenching..lol

  392. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:41 am

    9 outs to go…… And also 9 mini-heart attacks…. Phils would be wise to tack on about 50 more runs….

  393. Tracey

    October 12, 2009 at 12:41 am

    I always liked Abreu, but I know I was in the minority in this town.

  394. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:41 am

    I’d say jimmie isn’t the greatest lead-off hitter but he has worked counts tonight and only had one bad ab strikeout

  395. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:42 am

    ray says…..even an eight run lead is heart wrenching these days!

  396. Morris Buttermaker

    October 12, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Ok, things are feeling a little tense in here. Let’s lighten things up with some jokes.

    What has 9 arms and sucks?

    Def Leppard.

  397. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Do they keep Eyre in there for the 7th inning? (to face Gonzalez, Fowler and Helton) Can he even do that given the cold and his elbow problems?

  398. R Kelley

    October 12, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Morris, did you see how surprised HE was? I was equally surprised.

  399. Tracey

    October 12, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I don’t know how much longer I can stay up… I have to go to work tomorrow, and it’s already *way* past my bed time.

  400. Jimmy "The Runt" Hoffmann

    October 12, 2009 at 12:45 am

    These announcers are rotten. Really boring and lacking knowledge. Even Chris Wheeler and Andy Musser could do better. THIS IS THE PLAYOFFS !!!! GET SOME TALENT TO ANNOUNCE FOR CRAP SAKE !!!

  401. joedad

    October 12, 2009 at 12:45 am

    me too Karen, but less than one hour until Phils win

  402. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:46 am

    who’s pitching now?????

  403. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:46 am

    tracey – i am an Abreu fan….did people just have unrealistic expectation of the guy?

  404. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:47 am

    that inning lasted like 2 secs.

  405. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 12:47 am

    A hot dog walks into a bar the bartender says “Sorry we don’t serve food here”

  406. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 12:47 am

    “I always liked Abreu, but I know I was in the minority in this town.”

    I liked Abreu, he is a very good player, and had many good years for the Phils.

  407. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 12:47 am

    not a good 7th…I’m nervous going into the bottom half…that was too quick (6 pitches)

  408. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Yes he has worked counts better than usual tonite, I just get so mad with him because he is such a tremendous talent with so much potential… I want to see the WBC Rollins and all the time..

    The perfect BP situation: Eyre for the 7th; Madson for the 8th/9th….

    Worry tomm when tomm comes; even though technically it’s already tomm. especially with Lee going….

  409. Phan in TN

    October 12, 2009 at 12:48 am

    crosses fingers…

  410. philsphan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I’m already freaking out about the chance that we might see Lidge tonight. I really don’t want to have a heart attack.

  411. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:49 am

    alright anything before and after Pyromania…that’s a 10 arm classic

  412. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:50 am

    whats up with the smoke?????

  413. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:51 am

    shut-up and eat some birkenstocks rockies fans

  414. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:51 am

    If it is Lidge in a safe spot we still have Escl in the pen he pitched well on thrus.

  415. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Here we go Eyre!

  416. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:52 am

    plunck this guy

  417. joedad

    October 12, 2009 at 12:52 am

    logging off and hoping not to nod off. go phils and nite all

  418. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:53 am

    do we ever get Gonzalez out?

  419. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 12:53 am

    This guy is killing the Phils.

  420. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:53 am

    tip your hat…

  421. Terri

    October 12, 2009 at 12:53 am

    I don’t have a good feeling about this

  422. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:54 am

    come on Eyre!

  423. Sam

    October 12, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I’m already worried about Lidge too. The Phils better get 3 more runs and not give up any for me to feel comfortable with him. If he goes in with a 1 run lead, every phils fan watching tonight will have a heart attack regardless of whether he gets the save or not

  424. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:54 am

    let’s go phillies….let’s go phillies…..let’s go phillies!!!!!!!!

  425. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:55 am

    grrrrrrr, they’re making this Gonzalez dude look like Ted Williams

  426. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:55 am

    still don’t have that 1-2-3 inning.

  427. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Crap.

  428. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:55 am

    uh oh

  429. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:56 am

    great…

  430. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:56 am

    ugh poor Eyre, we’re f-ed this inning.

  431. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Durbin?!

  432. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:56 am

    any way we don’t give up a run this inning?

  433. Terri

    October 12, 2009 at 12:57 am

    is this happening? is this really happening?

  434. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:57 am

    …………nerves shot……………

  435. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:57 am

    WTF???????? They cannot catch a break!!!!!

  436. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Last year was a great year…. It’s not our year folks…. They’re trying though… God bless’em!

  437. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 12:58 am

    i guardedly optimistic, but even i’m getting alittle frayed….the breaks aren’t going our way this series

  438. jt

    October 12, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Please not durbin.

  439. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Yeah Keith, if the world ends right now, then we won’t give up any runs this inning. Maybe a K and a GIDP but I don’t see that happening with Helton up.

  440. Terri

    October 12, 2009 at 12:59 am

    this team can’t catch a break. I really can’t believe what is happening. it is always the late innings, that gets this team.

  441. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Madson time

  442. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 12:59 am

    It is the Phillies year again. They’re still holding the lead and now we will see Madson.

  443. Phan in TN

    October 12, 2009 at 12:59 am

    oh geez

  444. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Oh good, at least it’s Madson. I’ll trade a DP for a run here.

  445. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 12:59 am

    wow madson??? this early??

  446. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Come on Mad Dog!

  447. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:02 am

    How are you guys awake back East?! Good phans!

  448. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:03 am

    I would be up anyway. (college)

  449. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:05 am

    sending positive thoughts…….c’mon ryan!

  450. Phan in TN

    October 12, 2009 at 1:05 am

    i work from home, so staying up late is no big deal.

    I wouldn’t be able to go to bed anyway with my Phils in the playoffs.

  451. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Cafe Latte.

  452. ChesapeakePhan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:06 am

    I have a 3 month old, I’m used to not sleeping.

  453. Dr. Grammar

    October 12, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Give Helton some high heat

  454. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Staying up is easy, not killing co workers tomorrow, not so much.

  455. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:07 am

    huge K

  456. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Wide awake here in NE PA!

  457. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 1:07 am

    gutsy call and pitching by madson

  458. FillyP

    October 12, 2009 at 1:08 am

    That was a dirty strike-out!! I’m watching this one all the way though .. LET’S GO FIGHTINS!! Great game.

  459. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I would walk Tulo here if I were them…..

  460. ChesapeakePhan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:10 am

    GW, you can’t put the go ahead run in scoring position.

  461. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:11 am

    well tied again

  462. Terri

    October 12, 2009 at 1:11 am

    tie game

  463. cxl72

    October 12, 2009 at 1:13 am

    madson almost burned on that changeup

  464. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 1:13 am

    well it has to be the bats against this paltry rox bull pen…..madson looks good and so far has made the best out of a bad luck stituation

  465. phillsphan8826

    October 12, 2009 at 1:14 am

    With the game tied or phills up 1 will lidge be in the game?…this game is getting harder and harder to watch

  466. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:16 am

    well that inning could have been a lot worse….

  467. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Werth-Ibanez-Feliz let’s go!

  468. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 1:16 am

    beautiful job by madson

  469. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:16 am

    not too bad for Madson. Does he have enough to go the distance?

  470. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 1:16 am

    nice job…..hey it could’ve been a lot worse

  471. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:17 am

    I’m f-ing scared

  472. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:17 am

    That was the third bunt they got us for a single in the series. Each time cost us a run.

  473. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 1:18 am

    HEART OF A LION! These group of guys are special!One mistake by Mad-dogf. But I didn’t like we were going to get out alive there…

  474. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Dang, one bad pitch by Madson. Still, very good job! Let’s get some runs!

  475. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 1:18 am

    i don’t think we have much of a choice but madson

  476. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:19 am

  477. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:20 am

    let’s get some hits now.

  478. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 1:20 am

    the bottom line is the bats have to come thru.

  479. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:21 am

    I think I just got blown off the couch with that swing! Let’s go Werth!

  480. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:22 am

    …or not.

  481. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:22 am

    please don’t have another 1-2-3 inning.

  482. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:23 am

    what are these announcers talking about??? He WORKED that walk!

  483. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:24 am

    where’s T-Mac, Wheels, and Sarge when u need them?

  484. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Rauuul walks again, come on Feliz!

  485. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:25 am

    NICE!!!! RAUUUUUULLLLL!!!!

  486. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 1:25 am

    dp feliz

  487. chris wheeler

    October 12, 2009 at 1:25 am

    that was just a goofy comment keith goofy goofy comment

  488. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:26 am

    blah blah

  489. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:27 am

    c’moooonnnn feliz

  490. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:27 am

    yesssssssssss Feliz!

  491. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:27 am

    good enough!

  492. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 1:27 am

    woooo hoooooooo let’s get this run in

  493. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Nice! We’ll take it!

  494. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:28 am

    let’s go Ruiz!

  495. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 1:30 am

    just a nice easy swing ruiz

  496. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:30 am

    not this time Ruiz

  497. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:31 am

    come on Stairs!

  498. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Let’s go Matt! Let’s go Matt! Let’s go Matt!!

  499. jt

    October 12, 2009 at 1:34 am

    Madson out oh boy this isn’t looking good.

  500. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:34 am

    WHAT?????????????????????????????????????????????????

  501. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:34 am

    Awful umpiring!

  502. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:35 am

    TERRIBLE CALL!!!!!!!!!

  503. Mike Soo

    October 12, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Strike 2 call to matt stairs wasn’t even close!

  504. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:36 am

    ugh was expecting that, blah blah.

  505. Mike Soo

    October 12, 2009 at 1:36 am

    HE ONLY CHASED THAT BECAUSE IT WAS CALLED A STRIKE EARLIER IN THE COUNT!

  506. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:36 am

    now who comes in?

  507. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 1:37 am

    he had to swing the way the ump was calling that outside pitch…awful balls and strikes calls today..really awful

  508. Mike Soo

    October 12, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Durbin?

  509. jt

    October 12, 2009 at 1:37 am

    that was prolly ball 4.

  510. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:38 am

    all in all chooch needed just to get a ball in play

  511. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 1:38 am

    this is just bad karma here. but this home plate ump tonite s*cks eggs. I mean really, on Stairs – on the 2-1 pitch, to call that a strike??? the tbs pitchtrack showed it way outside and upstairs. its such a joke.

    so who’s in now for the 9th, Durbin I guess?

  512. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:38 am

    damn…

  513. Alex

    October 12, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Anyone else feel like the guys on tbs are Colorado fans? They had nothing to say about those terrible called strikes on stairs

  514. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 1:39 am

    1:37 am in the morning …this is bull that this game has to be this late and it isn’t even extra innings

  515. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Durbin it is

  516. Tools of Ignorance

    October 12, 2009 at 1:40 am

    I have has decided that should the Phillies lose this game *knocks wood that they won’t*, the win should go to the Home Plate Umpire, not the Rockies….However, should they win, it should count as two wins, one against the Rockies, and one against the Home Plate Umpire, thus ending this series.

  517. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 1:40 am

    So I guess the ump is only calling the outside black on left handed hitters.

  518. Manny

    October 12, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Who’s freaking out? Cause I can’t watch this game anymore…

  519. Phan in TN

    October 12, 2009 at 1:40 am

    is that freeaking durbin?

    oh geez

  520. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:40 am

    yeah the announcers aren’t that great. we got the worst times and the worst announcers of the 4 series.

  521. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 1:41 am

    these tbs announcers probably do prep work for the series with Joe Buck. He feeds the anti-Phillies comments

  522. Craig the Rockies fan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:42 am

    choooooooochhhhh… how did you like those three balls to stairs. Lets be honest guys Stairs is horrrrrribbble. Should of batted Frans.

  523. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Alex….true…funny no mention of the absolute worst call since the “foul ball” call that went against the Twins yesterday! Terrible!

  524. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 1:42 am

    durbin’s 2 pitch to the 2 batter is a strike if a rockies pitcher is throwing it…such BS

  525. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 1:42 am

    I am sorry, I don’t normally bitch and complain about umps because usually if it sucks for the Phillies it sucks for both teams but tonight is an absolute disgrace. The umps in general in the post season have been a joke, and not the kind you laugh at.

  526. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 1:43 am

    great job durbin let’s get the lead!!!!!!!!!

  527. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:43 am

    we actually got our first 1-2-3 inning!

    everyone be amazed.

  528. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Well done Durbin! GET SOME RUNS!!!

  529. maxhole

    October 12, 2009 at 1:43 am

    thats a good inning

  530. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 1:43 am

    ok top of the order in the 9th…it’s time for JRoll to earn his paycheck!

  531. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:44 am

    OK….Let’s get this act together!!!!!

  532. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Rollins, Victorino, Utley. let’s go!

  533. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:44 am

    My nails are worn down, and it’s only 10:45 here in CA, you guys are gamers back on the East Coast! GO PHILS!

  534. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Craig I hope your blatant ignorance for baseball strategy is not a quality that all Rockies fans have. BFran is a righty, why would you bat a right hander vs Betancourt? Yes, Stairs pretty much sucks, you can have that one but that is exactly who you bat in that situation. Him or Bako. Not Francisco.

  535. Jason Bintliff

    October 12, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Does anyone else feel as if their stomachs are in their throats? I’m so anxious I may puke.

  536. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:46 am

    our bench and bullpen have been awful this year, but oh well. at least we have Bon Jovi singing.

  537. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 1:46 am

    J-Roll and Vic….Let’s go O!

  538. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:47 am

    ….WAVING TOWELS!!!!!! LET’S GO PHILLIES! LET’S GO PHILLIES!

  539. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:47 am

    ugh don’t swing at that garbage.

  540. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Come on Rollins! Do something!

  541. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Jimmmy!

  542. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Money!

  543. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 1:49 am

    how about a steal?

  544. Jason Bintliff

    October 12, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Nice hit J-Roll!!!! C’mon Vic!!!

  545. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Ok Rollins…do you have him run? I feel like we need too…runs are so much at a premium we have to try and create them.

  546. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:50 am

    My rally beer is poured, let’s go Phils!

  547. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:51 am

    ah I thought that was gonna be a bunt single.

  548. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Good job Shane!

  549. Sam

    October 12, 2009 at 1:51 am

    the ump does suck. That being said, this has been a classic IMO

  550. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 1:51 am

    One run will do for me. I was hoping for steal then sac, but I’ll take it.

  551. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:54 am

    UTLEY! yay 😀

  552. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:54 am

    YIPPPEEEEE!

  553. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 1:54 am

    way to hustle that babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  554. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Come on Howie Time!!!

  555. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 1:54 am

    yeah boy!

  556. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:54 am

    please at least a sac fly.

  557. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 1:55 am

    that was a foul ball!

  558. Jason Bintliff

    October 12, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Dude, that ball hit Chase, should’ve been foul. Nice break.

  559. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:55 am

    no double play howard!!!

  560. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Nice job Howie!!!

  561. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:56 am

    got the sac fly! 😀

    alright Howard!

  562. Mike Soo

    October 12, 2009 at 1:56 am

    YEAH!!!!

  563. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 1:56 am

    who’s going to warm up? i’m scared

  564. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I’ll take it, but that call was straight up wrong!

  565. Jason Bintliff

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    The only problem with the Phils taking the lead is that now Lidge comes out in the ninth.

  566. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    alright…..so….do we go with Lidge in the 9th??? dare i say it??

  567. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Lidge is going to nail it down.

  568. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    dear God, please, please make this all worth it. I beg you.

  569. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    everyone crap ur pants, Lidge is warming up.

  570. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    oh boy i hope the leash is short

  571. Craig the Rockies fan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I realize you guys have gotten screwed all night on calls but that made up for it. Props to Utley to keep running when the ball came up to hit him. Thats why he is who he is. Looks like Helton did hold the bag.

  572. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    omg lidge is up

  573. Mike Soo

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Lidge is all we have left, so he’s got to come through

  574. maxhole

    October 12, 2009 at 1:58 am

    thats what the radio thinks

  575. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 1:58 am

    REMINDER>>>> Plug in your defibulator!

  576. jt

    October 12, 2009 at 1:58 am

    I’m scared lidge coming in.

  577. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:58 am

    nice walk Werth, come on Rauuul

  578. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 1:59 am

    we need another run here….

  579. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Come on Ibanez, insurance runs would be nice!

  580. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 1:59 am

    There’s nothing wrong about a lead…. It we hang on for the W be prepared for the conspiracy theorists… This time they’ve got a point….

  581. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 1:59 am

    here we go . . .

  582. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 1:59 am

    LET’S GO LIDGE!!!

  583. Sam

    October 12, 2009 at 2:00 am

    HEART ATTACK TIME!

  584. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:00 am

    This is for the Soldiers!!!!

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  586. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:00 am

    can’t paul bako pitch? lol….no come on lidge let’s pick up from last year’s postseason

  587. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:00 am

    we stil have myers don’t we

  588. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 2:00 am

    3 MORE OUTS!! And a chance for redemption for Lidge…

    I gotta get a bucket of Tums!

  589. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 2:01 am

    4 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB, 4 K’s 0.00 ERA.

    Lidge’s numbers vs the Rockies in 2009.

    I point this out because I am trying so dearly to keep the PHAITH!!!!

  590. Jeff

    October 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Im back. Cant sleep. Sorry but Im sick

  591. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    It’s 2 AM in Philly, I have to get up at 5:00, and I live in CA, and I am tired!

  592. Phan in TN

    October 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    oh geez oh geez oh geez

  593. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    It’s Lidge and he is going to lock it down 1,2,3……

  594. dodger fan

    October 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    What’s the record for the pitcher with the highest ERA to appear in a postseason game?

  595. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    well i love my cat but a ritual sacrifice and burnt offering to the baseball gods….

  596. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Yep, go Lidge!

  597. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Paul I have to be up in 4 hours…well less than 4 hours now.

    Also, for all of you out there, if I jinxed Lidge I am really sorry. Please don’t send me hate mail.

    Let’s do this.

  598. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Nice Ed! 2 more outs!

  599. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Come on Lidge. Not the guy you want to walk. Or let get on at all.

  600. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 2:05 am

    nooo don’t walk him.

  601. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Dodger fan: Your momma: (E)asy (R)edneck (A)$$

  602. Thunder Lips

    October 12, 2009 at 2:07 am

    I have a sick feeling.

  603. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 2:07 am

    ugh dammit

  604. Mike Soo

    October 12, 2009 at 2:07 am

    That was called a strike to Stairs!

  605. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 2:07 am

    you have to be mother f’ing kidding me with that no call. Pretty sure that was a strike vs Stairs.

  606. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 2:08 am

    double play here…

  607. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:08 am

    don’t work out of the stretch

  608. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 2:08 am

    My hair is falling out.

  609. jt

    October 12, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Get him out.

  610. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 2:08 am

    no double play now

  611. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 2:09 am

    I don’t understand how a pitcher can “not like to hold runners”, why wouldn’t you want to hold a runner? I don’t get it.

  612. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:09 am

    waving towel!!! Let’s Go Phillies! Let’s Go Lidge!!

  613. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 2:09 am

    ONE MORE OUT!!! P L E A S E ! ! !

  614. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 2:09 am

    1 out away

  615. Phan in TN

    October 12, 2009 at 2:10 am

    oh geez we needed that one

  616. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Closers don’t usually HAVE to hold runners. They just strike out batters.

  617. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 2:11 am

    God could there be a worse hitter to be up right now vs Lidge?

    Come on Brad. I believe in you.

  618. fightinphils

    October 12, 2009 at 2:11 am

    lidge can still save

  619. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:11 am

    he might not get nothing to hit

  620. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 2:12 am

    It’s never easy.

  621. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:12 am

    he’s going righty on righty here i guess

  622. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Uh Oh!

  623. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 2:13 am

    I got no problem with that walk there.

  624. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:14 am

    channeling Lidge of WS Game 5……

  625. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Me either. I do have a problem with Lidge missing up on every pitch.

  626. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 2:14 am

    WE WINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  627. Paul

    October 12, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Y E S ! ! !

  628. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:14 am

    yessssssssssssssss

  629. Mike Soo

    October 12, 2009 at 2:14 am

    YES!!!!!

  630. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:14 am

    yes sir

  631. Ed R.

    October 12, 2009 at 2:15 am

    THANK YOU GOD!!!

    THANK YOU BRAD LIDGE!!

    GOOD NIGHT AND GAME OVER!!!

  632. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:15 am

    YIPPPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!

  633. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Told ya….. 2-1 Good guys… Beat it Dodger jacka$$!

  634. Jeff

    October 12, 2009 at 2:15 am

    jreed i just think i crapped myself.

  635. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:16 am

    thank god there will be a new ump behind the plate tomorrow for both teams….that guy should be fired he is HORRIBLE

  636. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 2:17 am

    OH BLESSED RELIEF!!!

    I’m thrilled, but I feel sick…

  637. dodger fan

    October 12, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Ryan Howard has a huge nose

  638. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 2:17 am

    who gets the Ashburn?

    Ruiz? Howard? Lidge?

  639. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:17 am

    now that I can go to bed…I CAN”T SLEEP!!!

  640. Griffin

    October 12, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Yes! Props to everyone for staying up. Let’s get em tomorrow!

  641. Mazinman

    October 12, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Yes! Yes! yes! Thank you! Yes!

  642. Keith

    October 12, 2009 at 2:18 am

    I’m so happy 😀

  643. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:18 am

    how bout the ashburn for the bullpen…6 innings 2 runs..not bad at all

  644. Terri

    October 12, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Go Phils!

  645. AC in NJ

    October 12, 2009 at 2:19 am

    where’s “Craig the Rockies Fan” now? Go back under his rock…

  646. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:19 am

    jeff – amazingly i got really calm all of a sudden….although i was on the verge when i saw lidge in the bp

  647. Mazinman

    October 12, 2009 at 2:19 am

    I think the Ashburn should be given to Lidge. After all that was said about him he actually got the save unlike a bunch of other closers.

  648. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 2:19 am

    I’m drained…. I must say I love chatting with you guys/girls…. I kinda gave up there…. Put you guys stayed positive…. That’s why I love Phillies Nation! Good morning! See you for Game 5…

  649. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Ashburn should go to the team as a whole this game. This was a team win…I think.

  650. Brian Michael

    October 12, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Sweet! Come watch the Phillies clinch at McFadden’s in CBP tonight at 7pm.

  651. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:20 am

    hotdogs i feel ya..i’m wide awake now..lol

  652. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:21 am

    alright keep the hubris on the DL … the baseball gods hate hubris….

  653. GWFightinsFan

    October 12, 2009 at 2:21 am

    HUUUUUGE WIN!!!!!!

  654. brian nicas

    October 12, 2009 at 2:22 am

    V-I-C-T-O-R-Y! VICTORY! VICTORY! VICTOR …ZZZZ….ZZZZZZ GNIGHT!

    TIME TO CELEBRATE IN THE MORNING.

    GUTZY CALL GOING WITH LIDGE. LETS WRAP THIS UP TOMORROW

  655. Sam

    October 12, 2009 at 2:22 am

    HHHAAAAALLLLEELLUUUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  656. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Agreed “Dollar Dog Nite”

  657. Phil

    October 12, 2009 at 2:22 am

    WOW, what a nerve racking game. i think i stopped breathing at some point during that last inning Awesome Win, GO PHILLIES!!

  658. Mazinman

    October 12, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Shouldn’t it be 6 pm Brian?

  659. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:23 am

    I say the ashburn should be given to the whole bullpen because happ didn’t hold up well there a lot of pitches in 3 innings along with 3 runs. Going to the bullpen that early was scary but they came through. Gotta love the clutch hitting too

  660. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:23 am

    where’s mcfadden’s…i just moved back a year ago and i moved to doylestown which means i am pretty close to “where they eat there own” territory

  661. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:26 am

    whoops i didn’t see the “in CBP” part…doh!

  662. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:26 am

    still watching TBS….what is with these announcers???? Why are they laughing at Evre on the ground???? They stink more than the umps in this game!

  663. beta sigma shag

    October 12, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Yes it was a little tense, Chooch great game, Ryan clutch sac fly, and yes even Jimmy if you are only going to get one hit make it a lead off single in the 9th, Phillies play small ball with the best of them.
    And Madson, pitched well, hope Eyre is ok,
    And Brad LIDGE WITH THE SAVE, YES
    I think Chooch should get the Ashburn, two clutch hits, or Maybe Lidge just because it would be nice

  664. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:27 am

    player of the game for postgame on comcast is carlos ruiz

  665. Mazinman

    October 12, 2009 at 2:29 am

    The local announcers in Puerto Rico SUCK! They were claiming that Ibanez’s production went down because of the steroid talk while ignoring entirely his injury.

  666. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:29 am

    The bullpen is supposedly their weakness coming in, they are injured beat up everyone is tearing them down but here’s the line 6 IP 2 ER how can you go wrong with that..they should get the ashburn

  667. Jeff

    October 12, 2009 at 2:30 am

    This was my first game on the dishnetwork. What a great picture. My wife sleeping next to me. I had to be calm. I had the blanket over my eyes and I chewed two tums. My cat wanted to lay next to me but I did push her away. I cant sleep.

  668. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:30 am

    mazinman you’re right they do suck. not only that, they are idiots. did they even know he got hurt? geez lol

  669. PHilly In NYC

    October 12, 2009 at 2:30 am

    That was ones of the most exciting, hardest to watch Phillies games I’ve ever endured. Kept calming my nerves by switching to a documentary on PBS about Lewis and Clark. WTF?

  670. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:33 am

    seriously….the post game guys on tbs….cliff lee can’t handle Coors field…yeah cleveland in may is a vertible paradise

  671. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:33 am

    ESPN has Jim Tracy on and the caption read Rockies lead 2-1 in the series….or am I just seeing things?

  672. ray

    October 12, 2009 at 2:35 am

    j reed that’s why i always watch our postgame on comcast

  673. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:35 am

    she slept

  674. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:37 am

    ray – i just figured that out. thank god. the broadcasters and post game guys utterly dreadful…like they had money on the rockies.

  675. HotDogs

    October 12, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Ok….goodnight all from northeastern PA! See you all later this afternoon! Sleep well, my friends!

  676. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:40 am

    ray – i figured that since the game wouldn’t be broadcast with our crew on csn channel that they wouldn’t do the post game esp. with how late it was

  677. Jeff

    October 12, 2009 at 2:43 am

    yep…shocking

  678. PhxPhilly

    October 12, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Utley had a good game as well. Ruiz did K in a critical AB though. Madson almost saved the 7th. Who’s available in the pen tomorrow?
    Madson has to be. Blanton and Happ probably not. Eyre, unknown. Is Martinez really going to get the call from Charlie? I’m guessing with the lead it is Durbin, Madson, Lidge and Bastardo for a lefty?

  679. Colorado Joe

    October 12, 2009 at 2:47 am

    That was completely awesome… The Phillies fans in my section were all congratulating the Rockies fans for their victory when Brad was introduced… amazing game… made the cold worth it… Let’s finish it off tomorrow!

  680. Brian Michael

    October 12, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Yes, 6pm at McFadden’s – it’s in Citizens Bank Park on Pattison.

  681. Harry Kalas

    October 12, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Why did Utley try to tap one the rbi sac fly…. It was kinda close at second…

  682. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:49 am

    glad you got to see the phillies live Colorado Joe

  683. j reed

    October 12, 2009 at 2:53 am

    don’t forget Krazy K in the bull pen as well as myers

  684. ViennaPhilliesFan

    October 12, 2009 at 2:58 am

    It’s 9AM here in Vienna, Austria but I’m wearing my Phillies cap proudly to school today. I’ve been up all night listening to the game on my computer but it was all worth it. Phillies fans are loyal no matter where they live in the world!

  685. mikeB

    October 12, 2009 at 3:22 am

    j reed; yeah that David Wells on that TBS post-game show was kind of a joker with his comments about Lee pitching out there tomorrow.

  686. cas

    October 12, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I never did go to bed. I ended up going back downstairs and watching most of the rest of the game. I did fall asleep late in the game (allergy medicine does it every time), but was awake for the last couple of batters. Besides the terrible umpires, awful broadcasters, and ridiculous starting time, there’s one really bad thing about this win: it may inspire Charlie to think that Lidge can be a reliable closer again, until he blows a game that costs us a series. How badly is Eyre hurt?

  687. Brad Lidge

    October 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Phils fans,
    Thank you for having faith in me. Since I not officially represent Rollaids antacids, I can promise you they will stop heartburn in a jiffy!
    I was totally just kidding with you all during the regular season though, just wanted to give you something to worry and talk about. I’m in playoff mode now.

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