Gameday 2009

NLDS Gameday: Rockies at Phillies, Game 1

Colorado Rockies (0-0) at Philadelphia Phillies (0-0)

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (0-0) vs. Cliff Lee, LHP (0-0)

Time: 2:37 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, Windy, 65
TV: TBS
Twitter: Phillies Nation

And now, for what you have all been waiting for.  The Philadelphia Phillies start their run to repeat at 2:37 today.

Cliff Lee makes his first career postseason start in Game 1, and will face off against Ubaldo Jimenez, the man who helped close out a sweep against the Phillies in 2007.  Lee may be a newcomer, but his credentials speak for themselves in the regular season – let’s hope it translates to October baseball.  In August, Lee faced the Rockies in his second start with the team, and did quite well. He held the Rox to just one run over seven innings while fanning nine.  The Fightin’s fans will surely take a similar effort today.

Jimenez pitched 6 1/3 innings back in ’07 against the Phils and struck out five while giving up just one run.  The silver lining there is he walked four batters, and he’s been known to do that a lot.  With some patience, the Phillies can get to Jimenez early and often.

Couple that with the winds today, and we could have an exciting offensive match up.  The wind is blowing from left field out to right, giving the slew of lefty bats for the Phillies some leverage.  Let’s hope the jet stream grabs an Utley fly ball, helping him to get moving here in the early goings of the playoffs.

Be prepared Phillies fans…this is October.

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

Post Road Pumpkin AleYour Gameday Beer – Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Oktoberfests aren’t the only beers appropriate for the month of October – you’d be surprised how you can make a beer that tastes like pumpkin but isn’t gross. The Brooklyn Brewery secret for this beer is to mask most of the pumpkin flavor with spices such as cinnamon, brown sugar, clove and nutmeg. Though not the best pumpkin beer out there, it is definitely one worth trying on this crisp afternoon of playoff baseball. Have it with some roast turkey, like in one of those Gobbler sandwiches from WaWa. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

314 Comments

314 Comments

  1. Griffin

    October 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Nothing like cutting work and watching Phillies playoff baseball. Let’s go Phils!

  2. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    go Phillies! 😀

  3. Harry Kalas

    October 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    It’s only fitting that I’m first.. I’m glad that some people have joined me on the call for a surprising 3 game sweep by the Phils. I’ve been saying it since Saturday. Phils in three games. Four tops. I have complete confidence in Cliff Lee. And thanks Cole for telling MLB that Phils fans got screwed with the back-to-back day games. It’ll fit nicely with the 2009 World Series DVD Back-to-Back WS Titles for the Phillies…..

  4. Harry Kalas

    October 7, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Ok, I was third. No matter…. It’s almost game time!

  5. phil

    October 7, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    i have class but my physics lab partner brought in a radio! go phils!!!!!!!!!

  6. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Nice of MLB to screw the defending champs fans. Everyone I know has work or school so I am watching the game by myself at home.
    I guess they need to have the yankees on prime time every time.
    I try ot to hate the yankees and all the crap they get. Like playing that game last night. them getting to choose thier series days. But is tough.
    Go phils

  7. Troutman

    October 7, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    So tell me, Brian, what is a GOOD pumpkin beer? I’m really trying to find something special to start the playoffs off on the right foot!

  8. Craig

    October 7, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    2.37pm What’s with the start time?

  9. SJ Will

    October 7, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Answer these questions…
    1) Does Bud Selig Suck?
    -Yes
    2) Am I skipping class to watch the Phillies?
    -Yes
    3) Are the Phillies going to F*CKING ROMP TODAY?
    -Indeed

    Go Phils!

  10. Harry Kalas

    October 7, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I’m not being arrogant…..I respect the Rockies… They’ve got a great team. Their pitching is underrated. Even w/o De La Rosa. Who the Phils, ironically have smoked in the past… Playoffs, regardless of the sport is about matchups. And if Lee, Cole and the rest hit their spots the Phillies will be in great position to win this series. And if the O goes off even a little bit, the Bank will become a big party. Doesn’t matter if it’s a day game…. The wind should help Lee and the Phils O. Good Luck boys!

  11. Phil

    October 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    ROAD TO REPEAT BEGINS TODAY!!! LETS GO PHILLIES!!!

  12. Sam

    October 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    anyone nervous? I’m not feeling it yet. ALmost as if I expect Lee to dominate

  13. Georgie

    October 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    My dorm room # at PSU West Halls was 237!

  14. np

    October 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    the shadows are going to stuck later…sweet throw by howard

  15. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Time to Tap the Rockies!!

    Let’s do this!

  16. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    slop in the field …

  17. Craig

    October 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Very shaky start.

    Lets hope this does not turn into a disaster.

  18. Georgie

    October 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    It is REALLY windy here in Lancaster, is it that bad at the game?

  19. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    hooray that inning is over

  20. Craig

    October 7, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Phew!

    That ball is moving all over the outfield. Very windy.

    Expect an error or two apiece today

  21. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    finally got through a first inning unscathed, although he he had to throw a lot of pitches in part because of howard, and that cheap hit

  22. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    dodged one..

    Ed R. – Richards with the HAT TRICK!! I was flipping between that game and the twins tigers….what a game!

  23. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    wow 98 mph

  24. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Nice escape cliffy
    Now we see what we have

  25. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I love J-Roll but I hope to God that they try and find a real lead off hitter during the off season. Problem is, I don’t see any openings in the line up. Feliz will be back and everyone else is under contract.

  26. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    richards is on my fantasy team

    the wind will be a major factor in this game. I hope it is for us

  27. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Utley breaks out of it today.

  28. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    that was generous ump

  29. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    j-reed both of those games were amazing. Consider this for a second…both games ended with a final of 6-5. Both ended within 60 seconds of each other and both games took extra innings/OT to conclude. Just some funny coincidences.

  30. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I am not liking this

  31. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Well Lee looks about as good as it did in all of September/October. Command is erratic at best.

  32. Griffin

    October 7, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    2 cheap hits that both bounced 2 feet in front of the plate. Bottom of the lineup now…

  33. Gavin

    October 7, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    what just happened?

  34. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Jayson werth flashing the glove
    love it

    nice call though

  35. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Bad call…can’t wait to see where we get burned later.

  36. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    a nice break there 🙂

  37. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    he was SAFEEEEEEE LOL too BADDDDDDD

  38. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    crap in my pants…we got a gift there…still a nice throw

  39. Georgie

    October 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    That’s right dude, don’t challenge the Werth cannon!

  40. DC

    October 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Gone at third! Sit down Torrealba and stop crying Jim Tracy

  41. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I’m just saying, but how does Howard not hit two home runs today with that wind?

  42. Griffin

    October 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    You can’t hit what you can’t touch. Ubaldo is filthy.

  43. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I feel like this is the type of pitcher the Phillies should kill the second time through the lineup. Remember they haven’t faced this guy all year.

  44. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    why don’t they get that stupid pitchtrax out of the corner of the screen. it’s annoying

  45. Harold

    October 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    werth came to play

  46. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Way to go Jayson I’m “Werthy” of being an everyday OF.

  47. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    well at least we got a hit

  48. Griffin

    October 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Damn. Anyone have a pitch count on Ubaldo? I know he only threw 10 in the first inning.

  49. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    alright Lee…time to man up and put the team on your back for the next few innings

  50. bfo_33

    October 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Trying to follow the game on gamecast – was the double hit hard? Is the wind blowing in or out?
    For an excellent pumpkin ale try Dogfish Head Punkin Ale – taste like a good IPA with a hint of pumpkin and spices – not overdone.

  51. Alex

    October 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I’m stuck working in DC. Does anyone know what radio station/internet site I can stream the radio broadcast? 1210 doesn’t have it, neither does 610.

  52. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    i don’t like this high 4 seamer crap with the wind today Mr. Lee

  53. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Gameday is not a way to watch baseball.

  54. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    beautiful jimmy

  55. Griffin

    October 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    BFO, the double bounced 2 feet in front of the plate and snuck inside the line. Lee has only given up one hard hit ball, the single to Gonzalez.

  56. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    great play rollins

  57. Troutman

    October 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    BFO…drank several Dogfish Head Punkin’s on Sunday. They were OK. A nice mellow buzz resulted but I wasn’t entirely flipped over the taste. I did not taste much of the spices. I guess I expected something with a little more zing as the spices hit the palate.

    Alex…you will not be able to listen to the game online unless you have mlb.com which is a pay service. Sorry.

  58. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    1-2-3 inning for Cliff Lee

  59. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    that last pitch….that’s what i want to see

  60. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Sounds like Lee is pitching well.

  61. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Chooch will be the star!!!

  62. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    the rox pitcher sure leaves the ball out there for the lefties to see his grip

  63. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    our offense looks craptacular

  64. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Cliff Lee!

  65. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    as soon as i press send lee gets a hit lol

  66. bfo_33

    October 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    If you are really looking for the Spice/Pumpkin flavors, go for Harpoon Winter Warmer. If you find it on the shelves now, it is probably from last year (usually released in Nov) but it ages well. Stuck with gamecast for 15 more minutes.

  67. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    low strike for ubaldo but not for Lee

  68. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    A single and a steal by Cliff Lee? What can’t the guy do? Why don’t we use him as a pinch hitter? I am so serious about that.

    Wow these umps hate the Rockies.

  69. Dave

    October 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Cliff Lee, offensive catalyst…

  70. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    way to shit the bed J-Roll

  71. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Ubaldo has a pitch count of 31 – we want him to go nine?

  72. Griffin

    October 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    The 2 blown calls haven’t affected the game though. If Torrealba was ruled safe Ubaldo was up next with e outs already.

    The 2nd blown call only cost Ubaldo one extra pitch.

  73. Pat Gallen

    October 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    This game makes me incredibly nervous. I stopped biting my nails a year ago, but i’m slowly trending the other way.

  74. Griffin

    October 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    The 2 blown calls haven’t affected the game though. If Torrealba was ruled safe Ubaldo was up next with 2 outs already.

    The 2nd blown call only cost Ubaldo one extra pitch.

  75. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    much better ump

  76. Craig the Rockies Fan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I realize you guys are at home but come on. Two blown calls alreay. Even Lee knew he was out by slapping his hands together. This series will be a piece of cake for The Rockies. Phillies offense is overrated. We will WIN today.

  77. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    i’m talkin’ balls and strikes

  78. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    could lee be back to his early phillies form?

  79. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    alright Lee! another 1-2-3 inning.

  80. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    well done Clifton Lee.

  81. Griffin

    October 7, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Cliff is looking very, very good but he has little room for error with Ubaldo on the mound.

  82. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Jeez we are all sure this rockies pitcher is dealing or are our hitters sucking a bit too?

  83. Craig the Rockies Fan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    That a boy Mr. Clutch Utley. You are a big time post season hitter. LOL

  84. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Ubaldo with that funky way you straigthen you arm before you throw, I see Tommy John surgery in your immediate future.

    Why howard

  85. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    wow howard and lee running
    not a winning recipe

  86. Craig the Rockies Fan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    That a boy you big piece. Great stealing…LOL

  87. teejvee

    October 7, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Utley’s’ GHASLTY MendozaSeptember continues. BRUUUUUUUUUUU-tal.

  88. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    If anyone is stuck in the office, you can watch the game here:
    http://isportslink.blogspot.com/2009/10/brazil-v-uruguay.html

  89. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I like the running with 2 outs, least if the runner gets caught you keep the good bat in play for the next inning in a game your getting nothing.

    A Rockies troll… Almost as funny as the idea of a Marlins troll. Shouldn’t you be with the rest of the fans in Denver with your entire sporting interest being still mourning John Elway…

  90. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Imagine you are so pathetic as a team and a fan that you have to goto the other teams forum to try to get a reaction LOL

  91. Harold

    October 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    lee looks very good. almost as good as ubaldo

  92. GWFightinsFan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    What the hell why did Howard try to steal?

  93. To Craig

    October 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Glad you have nothing better to do than be a douche

  94. Craig the Rockies Fan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Your funny NJ. When is the last time your great Eagles won a ring? I thought so.

  95. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks Manny

  96. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    a nice 1-2-3 inning for Lee

  97. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    come on guys you’d be obssesed with the world champs too. you know what they say about kids, they don’t know any better..lol

  98. Sam

    October 7, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    and so far so good for Lee…haha i hope i’m not a jinx

  99. GWFightinsFan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Alright Phils let’s get something going here

  100. Craig the Rockies moron

    October 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Sorry I am making the real fans look bad. I am actualy 43 and live in my moms basement in New Jersey. I have nothing better to do then this. Don’t you think I am funny? I have been saving my best stuff for a year.

  101. Stuart

    October 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Hey rockies fan, when was the last time the rockies won a world series, never i believe or it could be never. this is a baseball forum is it not, why try to insult the eagles? NJ just said your mourning the loss of john elway, didnt say anything about the broncos that have 4 lucky wins and now wont win again for the rest of the season.

  102. chucks

    October 7, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    offense?

  103. Troutman

    October 7, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Manny…link not working. I get to the site but all I get is a black screen where the game should be playing. What am I doing wrong?

  104. Craig the Rockies moron

    October 7, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I am going to have to go now. Mom says its time to cut the grass and do the dishes. GO ROCKIES
    P.S. the Philies suck and McNabb is gay

  105. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Troutman: that’s weird… try going here first, http://isportslink.blogspot.com/

    and then click the link under “MLB Colorado vs. Philadelphia”

  106. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Lets get a run here boys.

  107. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Take some pitches bitches

  108. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    CMON PEOPLE WAVE THOSE RALLY TOWELS!!!!

  109. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    1-0 fightins

  110. CZ

    October 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    helll yeah biiiioootch

  111. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL

  112. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    So as this one goes on, Cliff is looking like Cliff, Ubaldo is looking like Ubaldo, and the Phils are looking like the champs.

  113. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUULLLL

  114. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Manny, Trout – working for me

  115. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLL!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  116. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    That’s why sending Howard even though he got caught with two outs made some sense to keep Werth at the plate. Werth, Ibanez… Phillies up

  117. ChesapeakePhan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Productive out from Feliz, but he should get a better swing than that with a 2-0 count.

  118. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    LETS GO CHOOCH!!!!!!!

  119. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSS I LOVE CHOOCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  120. Pat Gallen

    October 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    CHOOOCH!

  121. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    ruiz is more clutch than utley in the playoffs. just stating the facts folks

  122. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    CHOOCH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  123. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    alright Ruiz! 😀

    2-0 Phillies!

  124. Harold

    October 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    that was a TREMENDOUS at-bat by ruuuuuuiz

  125. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    atta boy cooch

  126. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I said all year and I will say it again Ruiz is the MVP of this team.
    He ALWAYS does this. Wish some the other guys had the heart of this guy and clutch ability. 2-0 fightins

  127. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Ubaldo has totally lost control.

  128. Sam

    October 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    RUUUUUIIIIIZZZZZZ

  129. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    were not bunting here

  130. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Say what you want about Ruiz…he may not get a hit as much as we would like, but about 80% of his hits are as clutch as can be. Not to mention he calls a hell of a game.

  131. jr

    October 7, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    TBS needs to work on their sound quality.

  132. GWFightinsFan

    October 7, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    goooood inning!

  133. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Craig that is aweful that you would bring something up like that in this room. Even though I pretended to be you and write that horrible message. It was my father for all those years. sorry

  134. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    maybe lee with spare us from the bullpen

  135. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    lmao Only a 12 year old like craig could spell awful wrong

  136. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Looks like Lee is pitching his ace off

  137. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    It’s a real credit to the Ruiz that while we were salivating over the prospect of Marson behind the plate for the next decade Ruiz not only made the best of a bad year last year but took himself into the upper-tier of catchers with how good his all-around game is. He does the little things even when he gets caught in a run-down and I’m reminded of when Ruiz was caught stealing to score a run last year by not just going down into the slide.

  138. Phan in TN

    October 7, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Cliff Lee really has come through for us today.

  139. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Oh a CG would be so magical at this point. OR better yet a bunch of runs by the phils and you dont hve to worry about the Pen giving up a few.

  140. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    yeah but his baserunning needs work

  141. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    a solid 1-2-3 inning for Lee

    go Phillies!

  142. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    woo hoooooooooooooooo

  143. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    14 in a ROW!! Yes Clifton!!!

  144. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I have always backed ruiz and couldnt wait to move marson.
    Catcher is not an offensive position anyway but this guy does this over and over with the clutch hits.

  145. GWFightinsFan

    October 7, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Nifty

  146. Craig

    October 7, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Time for Chase to get a hit

  147. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    For a catcher Ruiz runs pretty well and with smarts, that rundown was a little unlucky, he got caught being too aggressive off the bat.

  148. Craig

    October 7, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Boom and there it is!

  149. teejvee

    October 7, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Utley–finnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnaly

  150. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I guess they think they can run on these guys.

  151. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Nice Chase is perfect in SBs this season!

  152. SDO

    October 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    NICE!!!

  153. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    solid RBI double for Howard!

  154. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    BOOOOOOM
    almost

  155. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Lopes obviously has Jimenez read on every pitch. No way he sends Lee and Howard otherwise, and it took somebody as slow as Howard to not steal.

  156. Craig

    October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Getting it done by singles and doubles!

    Sweet!

  157. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I agree, Craig, that sick stuff actually happens to people, maybe someone on this board, if you are going to come to this board and talk your smack atleast try and keep it professional.

  158. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Rockie have the case of the Mundays

  159. Brian Michael

    October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Someone asked earlier…Great Pumpkin is a delicious pumpkin beer. Dogfish Head makes a good one too.

  160. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    utley came in funny on that ankle on that steal, but i guess he’s ok…whew

  161. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    more runs please i want brad to pitch the 9th

  162. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    HOWARD!!!!!!!! Very niceeeee!!

  163. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    single, double, triple!

  164. Craig

    October 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Triple and RBI for Werth!!

  165. jr

    October 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    wow….crazy wind….small ball (kind of)

  166. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    WERTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRIPLE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    WOWOWOWOOWOWOWOOWOW

    ok shit if Cole is good tomorrow I am on the bandwagon

    you want to be the champs you have to BEAT the champs
    the road to the world series is definately coming through philadelphia

  168. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Found a choppy internet feed to watch, run that out Werth

  169. SDO

    October 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    LOL.. I think the Phils are picking up Jimenez pitches real well now. LOL!!!

  170. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    And we get into the bullpen early, everything about this game has been spot on by the Phils and Charlie.

  171. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    rockies outfielder are getting f********ed up by the wall out there….there’s 2 homers knocked down because of the wind, but we got the result we wanted anyways. Woo hoo

  172. Jeff

    October 7, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    craig did not say it, NJ did. You guys are sick on this board.

  173. Mazinman

    October 7, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    What a couple of innings. This team is doing everything they should have done in the regular season. The look on Jimenez’s face said everything. He looked like he was about to cry.

  174. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    alright Raul! 😀

    5-0 Phillies!

  175. SDO

    October 7, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Ibanez has earned all $6M today.

  176. Mazinman

    October 7, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Raaaauuuulllll!!!! I love the pressure the Phillies keep putting on the Rockies. Make them work that bullpen for an advantage tommorrow.

  177. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    saweet, Rauuul

  178. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    RAUUUUUUUUL YOU ARE THE MAN

  179. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    why do they insist on callig it 5+
    He pitched 5 innings not 5 plus. If you look at his stats he pitched 5 innings.

  180. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I didn’t say anything sick, all I did was try to quiet the troll with a little John Elway comment nothing more.

  181. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    5+ because he came out in the 5th but didn’t get an out rather than not coming out at all which would be a straight 5

  182. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Rockies are falling apart this inning… hope Lee’s arm can stay warm.

  183. SDO

    October 7, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    comeon boyz, keep up the good work. We’ll be able save Happ and Eyre for when we really need them.

  184. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    its 5 innings
    i guess its batters faced but no where on any career stats will the plus show up. He pitched 5 innings

  185. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    come on rollins get a hit and put this baby away

  186. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    show the replay on that one?

  187. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Holy hell that might be the worst call I have ever seen. It was not even close. J-Roll could have stopped on the bag and had a drink before that ball got there.

  188. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    almost Jimmy

  189. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    This is not the same rockies team as years ago. More importantly this isnt the same phillies team that got swept away with hardly a fight.

  190. Jeff

    October 7, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    rollins was safe on that one. wow.

  191. jr

    October 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Makeup call

  192. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    There are times when the espn stats guys pull up the statline of a previous start and its marked as +. It’s looks better on the Phils for Jiminez to go 5+ because the record shows he came back out and still couldn’t get it done.

    Looks like Happ will be making a start in this series.

  193. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    LETS GO PHILLIES!!! KEEP IT UP Clifton so that we can save Blanton and Happ!

  194. Jeff

    October 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    well someone pretended to be him. you can tell.

  195. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    ok we’re even though ours cost us a run..but that’s ok now they can’t cry about us getting all the breaks

  196. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I figured that on the Rockies make up call we wouldn’t get screwed out of a run. Well now its all evened up. Bastards.

  197. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    OK so we have lost a run on a bad call
    but its already been shown now that we have bad umpiring. Why does this always happen to us. I will never forget that moyer call last year and there were others.

  198. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Rollins… Karma…. AND WHAT A CATCH!!!

  199. Mazinman

    October 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Awesome defense!

  200. Stuart

    October 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Jimmy Rollins is playing like MVP jimmy again

  201. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    jeff – in case your having broadcast problems that you were concerned with last night…..scroll up thru the post a you’ll see a link provided by manny to a live feed…you might have to turn off your spyware and anti-virus to load it and then turn it on again once it loads…in fact i’m watching right now

  202. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    I guess all the good umpires are at the other more important series with the Yankees and Red sox and dodgers.
    As a lark last ngiht I googled 2009 MLB predictions. Every single one picked the mets to win the NL east. Dont worry the phils will never get respect but lets hope for another championship.

  203. Bobby in Boston

    October 7, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    OK, just got home from work. UP 5-0!! I saw runs 1 and 2 score online. How did we get runs 3-5? I was on the Orange Line…

  204. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    7 shutout innings for Lee!

  205. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Bobby in Boston: Chase got a hit, Howard drove him in, Rauuuul delivered again, Werth got a triple! Great offensive showcase all around!

  206. Bobby in Boston

    October 7, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Seven shutout innings! Cliff Lee is clutch! Let’s review: Carlos Carrasco and a bunch of other youngsters for Cliff f’in Lee! Ya gotta love that trade.

  207. Jeff

    October 7, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    thanks jreed. i knew when i got the dishnetwork my phillies would be gone. goodbye csn. i was hoping i could have my brother in law sign up for me in NY then use his password. thought that would work but they might beable to use IP on it.

  208. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    3 run homer by Bruntlett

  209. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Utley single… stolen base. Howard double. Utley Scores Howard to second. Werth triple, howard scores… then i forget

  210. GWFightinsFan

    October 7, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    how long do we keep Lee in there?

  211. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    lol @ Bruntlett’s 3-run hr

  212. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

  213. Bobby in Boston

    October 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks, Manny! And nice try, Andrew. If Bruntlett hits anything in this series, I’ll be pumped. Offense, defense, and pitching. So far, this is looking like a confident and capable team, ready to go deep. Ah, fall baseball. There’s nothing like those clutch hits. Shane!! GO PHILS.

  214. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Lee is in for the duration unless phils get to say 8
    then lidge or whoever

  215. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    nice Victorino, now only Feliz needs a hit.

  216. SDO

    October 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    and the Phils keep on rolling. excellent work boyz.

  217. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Brutlett isnt on the roster I was teasing
    and i was making fu that the phils scored 5 with no homers

  218. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Brutlett isnt on the roster I was teasing
    and i was making fun that the phils scored 5 with no homers

  219. jr

    October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Gotta love that the whole starting lineup has a hit (minus Feliz). That and the Rockies going to the pen…hopefully a good sign

  220. Harry Kalas

    October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Mortal Kombat says……Finish’em!

  221. Mazinman

    October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Let Lee finish the game. His pitch count is only 85.

  222. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    GWFightinsFan… as in GWU?

  223. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    They really look like a TEAM out there today!

  224. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Oh way to go, J Reed! Mention that link again and it starts acting up for me. I’m trying to reestablish, but for now it’s back to Boomer on ESPN Radio. LOL

  225. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    pich count on cliff?

  226. Sam

    October 7, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    does anyone know who charlie is going to use in game 3 yet? I think Blanton is a good choice, but I could see Pedro or Happ going also. It’s nice the Phils have more quality pitchers than not. Eaton, anyone?

  227. jr

    October 7, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Jeff did you try and have your brother sign up? I live in NYC and my brother lives in Philly. He wanted me to do the same thing but didn’t want to take the chance that they would look into the IP.

  228. Bobby in Boston

    October 7, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I’m with you, Andrew. Don’t mess around, even if you’re tempted to give someone in the bullpen an inning. Lee has only thrown 85 pitches (pace of 109 through 9). We’d like all those guys to be fresh tomorrow. Go, CLee.

  229. Jeff

    October 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    NJ Does that work all year long? I have to be right about MLB TV. If you sign up with someones addy doesnt it go by where they live?

  230. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    85 pitches is VERY VERY good

  231. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I thnk the consensus is Pedro in game 3

  232. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    And of course, as soon as I complain, I get it working again.

  233. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    You mean YOUR consensus, Andrew.

    It should be Happ or Blanton….

  234. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    This just in
    We are a runnin this series
    I love it

  235. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I absolutely love the way we are playing right now!

  236. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Jeff- (http://www.p2p4u.net/) good source of sports sources (particularly NFL) but it doesn’t always have baseball links during the year but expect it to have links to all the play-off games. There are some other sources too.

    With mlb.tv I believe you can access it anywhere in the world as long as you have the log-in, friend of mine who was in the UK was using a friend of his’s back in Philly but I’m not 100% either way.

  237. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    lucky dp…still a good inning from us

  238. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    5 pm
    Time for me to turn on Glenn Beck. I will check in here for updates on the Phils.

  239. GWFightinsFan

    October 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Padilla, yes, GWU

  240. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I actually never thought I’d see the name that andrew just mentioned. Let me go barf for a minute

  241. SDO

    October 7, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    how many broken bats has Lee dealt out?

  242. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    8 shutout innings for Lee! 😀

  243. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    The old man was talking about Happ and Blanton in the bullpen
    I would choose happ for game 3. I think the old man is saying Pedro is what I meant by consensus.

  244. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Cliff M effin Lee boys!!!!

  245. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    lee is cruising, now how bout hamels showing his mvp playoff form tomorrow and we are good to go. i meant i never thought i’d see that name in this phillies post. kinda ruined my euphoria, but I’m ok now

  246. SDO

    October 7, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    the rox will need to order a new shipment of bats after this game. hehe.

  247. NJ

    October 7, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    marquis in relief with de la rosa out…?

  248. Tracey

    October 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    So do you think they’re going to let Cliffy CG it?

  249. Bobby in Boston

    October 7, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    How bad off are the Rockies if they’re using their game four starter in this spot?! I’ll be stunned if Charlie doesn’t start Blanton in game 3. Joe B.’s career postseason ERA is 2.84.

    Last year’s 3 Blanton starts: 17 IP, 18 K, 6 BB, 16 H, 6 ER, 2-0 record.

  250. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    every Phillie with a hit!

  251. Tracey

    October 7, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    They’re going to let him try!

  252. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Yea, Keith! That’s pretty amazing! Everybody hitsss!!!

  253. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Yes you let lee finsih here
    the only other thought is lidge to build confidence but screw that must win here.
    If cole is good tomorrow I will be on cloud nine. I am almost there now.

  254. Tracey

    October 7, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Everybody hits! WOO HOO!!!

  255. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    2 more outs!!!

  256. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    CHARLIE LOOKS LIKE A GENIUS AFTER STARTING LEE TODAY

  257. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Why are they warming up Happ? Do not use him today, under any scenario!

  258. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Truthfully after what Lee did his last 6 starts or so…did anyone see THIS coming? I know I didn’t.

  259. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    1 more out fellas!!!

  260. Bobby in Boston

    October 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Would Burrell have made that catch?! One to go!

  261. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    these friggin announcers on tbs have no kind of emotion i’m going to the radio for next game

  262. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Lee is throwing 94 woah

  263. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    there goes the shut out

  264. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    poor Lee

  265. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    damn it, no shutout. Oh well….let’s just end this Clifton.

  266. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Oh man, I predicted this 5-1 score… CREEPY

  267. Tracey

    October 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    argh. Oh well, no shutout. But we’ll still win it.

  268. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    In all honesty though, I still prefer TBS to FOX coverage. ONE MORE OUT!

  269. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    October 7, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    So much for bullpen issues today, anyhow.

  270. Tracey

    October 7, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    PHILS WIN!!!

  271. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    WE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLIFF LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  272. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    PHILLIES.

  273. Keith

    October 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    a solid performance by the Ashburn award winner today, Cliff Lee!

  274. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    CG win. Its on Cole now.
    Yes mccarver is so bad on fox that I thnk I prefer the braves announcers on TBS myself

  275. SDO

    October 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    And that’s all she wrote, folks!!!!

  276. Manny

    October 7, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Heyo!!

    # Manny Says:
    October 7th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I’m going with Phillies 5, Rockies 1.

  277. Brian Michael

    October 7, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Now, that’s what I’m talking about!!!

    Big game pitching!

  278. Paul

    October 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Cliff Lee righted the ship just in time! Well done Phils!!! 2 more wins.

  279. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I agree completely. It was so nice to listen to a Phillies game that A. didn’t include Wheels and B. wasn’t nothing but nonstop anti Phillie sentiment. It was beautiful. Not as beautiful is Clifton Phifer Lee.

  280. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Whoa… now I don’t want to get ahead of myself just yet… but a playoff win is a playoff WIN!

  281. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    well after listening to harry on the radio last year it’s a real bummer but WE WIN!!!

  282. GWFightinsFan

    October 7, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Good Win!

  283. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    i’ve never been to a town or knew a fan who didn’t say the announcers were biased against their team. It’s perception not reality.

  284. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Nice to see fatso david Wells is dressed for the occasion.
    to the bar

  285. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    the beauty of rest

  286. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I really didn’t hear any anti-Phillie sentiment, you have no idea what you’re talking about. If anything MLB would pull for the Phila market over Denver.

  287. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    It is reality. I have the package and get to hear all the announcers.
    Troy aikman for example who I thought would be anti philly is not.
    Mccarver is terrible. I cant imagine Buck and Mccarver in a phillies – cardinals series. Considering they are both Cardinals guys.
    Fox is pretty bad these guys are better.

  288. Padilla Flutilla

    October 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    wait I misread… you used a double negative and confused me… sorry Ed R.

  289. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    no we are saying these announcers were fine. Even though the one is the regular braves guy.
    No the announcers were fine today. Better than fox and better than Chris wheeler.

  290. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    it’s perception andrew. cowboys fans cry all the time about aikman. they think he’s unfair to the cowboys because he played for the cowboys. it’s a fact

  291. Mazinman

    October 7, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Too bad about that run in the ninth but a great game from a great team today. The bullpen is not an issue then the starters deal like Lee did today. Spectacular work after a shaky September. This was the hottest team in the NL going into the post season and we managed to stop them cold in Game 1. Now we got momentum and Hamels tommorrow.

  292. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    i meant to say cowboys fans think aikman should be more pro dallas and they think he is unfair to them. anyways, when the phillies and eagles play i’m usually listening to the radio. i like to hear the homers..lol

  293. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I am sayig for me it isnt. I like about every single announcing team more than Chris Wheeler. I am not a homer. The fox coverage is very bad. Id love to have jsut the San Fran announcers do every game.
    Mccarver is very very bad. He is like wheeler on roids.

  294. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Sorry. What I meant to say was, TBS, or atleast the game I just watched the announcing was great. Fair and unbiased. Last year when I had to watch it on Fox, friggin Joe Buck was such a Philly hater. I swear to God he must have had I had Philadelphia written on his forehead. It drove me crazy.

  295. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    You know things are going well for the Phightins when people are bitching about the announcers rather than the Phils.

    They played like world beaters today. Now lets win tomorrow so I can watch a stress free clincher on Saturday with many a brew in hand

  296. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Yes its all on cole now. Redemption time for Cole or my personal doghouse 🙂

  297. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I am a homer that’s why harry kalas and merril reese are the best. When their team does good you can feel the intensity. When we suck you can feel the disappointmen

  298. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    the announcers were flat…tone wise. otherwise, objective

  299. Andrew

    October 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    For some reason I kind of like the twins to make it competetive.
    All this added adversity of the game last night might just help them.
    Its going to be snowing on saturday. Who likes the cold more Pedro Happ or Blanton?

  300. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    i meant to say kalas was the best. joedad there’s really nothing else to say except the phils were excellent today..lol…i guess i’m disappointed because harry didn’t get to call that final out with the enthusiasm that gives you goosebumps. Jreed hit it on the button they were flat, but yes objective
    we can also start discussing happ for game 3 if he doesn’t need to pitch in relief tomorrow. I think charlie was saying that when he said we’ll see how tomorrow goes. In fact, without a doubt happ will start if he’s not needed tomorrow. In my mind

  301. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Great game although no more base running mistakes….I love to win but I love to watch beautifully played baseball as well, though not a much winning. Plus looking a gifthorse in the mouth hurts when it kicks your teeth out against better teams.

  302. holymackrel

    October 7, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    i think that they s/ pitch Pedro on Saturday in Denver – 30 degrees and flurries – it will be just like home in the DR

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  304. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I can’t stand Merril Reese. He may have a good voice for announcing but he sounds so clueless sometimes. That’s just my personal opinion.

    I hope the Twins take down the big bad boys from the Bronx!!

  305. FillyP

    October 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Nice game for the Phils. Way to step-up to the challenge Lee !!

    See you all tomorrow. I’ll be in right-center, section 103. 3 rows from the front. Loved to hear the energy from the crowd today, let’s give Cole the same support tomorrow!

  306. ray

    October 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    wow can’t stand merril reese? that’s impossible for an eagles fan.
    anything other than a phils-yanks or red sox world series would be disappointing. well the phils being in there wouldn’t be disappointing but i would love to see one of the other two

  307. joedad

    October 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I had to flip between gameday and some intermittent free online feeds but made it to the bar for innings 8 and 9 so I didn’t hear the announcers. Lee was an ace.

  308. Ed R.

    October 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I am going to assume holymackrel that, that was an attempt at humor.

    j-reed, Rino is great on the bases when he is coming out of the batters box. Any time he has to stop at a base for more than a second he seems to lose his head.

  309. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Happ has experience pitching in the cold…he went to school in Illinois

  310. j reed

    October 7, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Ed R. – and Vic. and Ruiz….Catchers of all the people should not get picked off. Why Ruiz thinks he’s fast I’ll never know. I’m sure Curtis Granderson feels like serious crap this morning. Otherwise we took seriously good ABs today. And Lee finally got into gear….Things are looking good…

  311. SDO

    October 7, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Charlie must put Happ in the 3rd game for kill.

  312. Phillies

    October 7, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, October 07, 2009 02:07 PMColorado Rockies (0-0) at Philadelphia Phillies (0-0)

    Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (0-0) vs. Cliff Lee, LHP (0-0)

    Time: 2:37 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
    Weather: Sunny, Windy, 65
    TV: TBS
    Twitter: Phillies Nation

    And now, for what you have all been waiting for. The Philadelphia Phillies start their run to repeat at 2:37 today.

    Cliff Lee makes his first career postseason start in Game 1, and will face off against Ubaldo Jimenez, the man who helped close out a sweep against the Phillies in 2007. Lee may be a newcomer, but his credentials speak for themselves in the regular season – let’s hope it translates to October baseball. In August, Lee faced the Rockies in his second start with the team, and did quite well. He held the Rox to just one run over seven innings while fanning nine. The Fightin’s fans will surely take a similar effort today.

    Jimenez pitched 6 1/3 innings back in ‘07 against the Phils and struck out five while giving up just one run. The silver lining there is he walked four batters, and he’s been known to do that a lot. With some patience, the Phillies can get to Jimenez early and often.

    Couple that with the winds today, and we could have an exciting offensive match up. The wind is blowing from left field out to right, giving the slew of lefty bats for the Phillies some leverage. Let’s hope the jet stream grabs an Utley fly ball, helping him to get moving here in the early goings of the playoffs.

    Be prepared Phillies fans…this is October.

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

    Your Gameday Beer – Post Road Pumpkin Ale
    Oktoberfests aren’t the only beers appropriate for the month of October – you’d be surprised how you can make a beer that tastes like pumpkin but isn’t gross. The Brooklyn Brewery secret for this beer is to mask most of the pumpkin flavor with spices such as cinnamon, brown sugar, clove and nutmeg. Though not the best pumpkin beer out there, it is definitely one worth trying on this crisp afternoon of playoff baseball. Have it with some roast turkey, like in one of those Gobbler sandwiches from WaWa. – By Brian

    GO PHILLIES!

  313. Phillies

    October 7, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    go phillies

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