NLDS Gametimes Released

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Sun, September 28, 2008 10:05 PM | Comments: 31

Gametimes have been released for games 1-3 for the Phillies-Brewers series:

Game 1: Wednesday in Philadelphia: 3 p.m.
Game 2: Thursday in Philadelphia: 6 p.m.
Game 3: Saturday in Milwaukee: 6:30 p.m.

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  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Think they’ll throw Sheets in Game 1 and CC in Game 2? If we can split those two games, I’ll be happy. I think Moyer can give us Game 3, but I’m not sure about Fat Joe in Game 4. I guess if we play against Dave Bush or Jeff Suppan it might be okay.

  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    I thought it was announced that Sheets is out for the season?

  • Posts: 0 Amanda

    Yes! Im so happy the game isnt at 1:30!

  • Posts: 0 Jim D.

    any truth to the report that the brewers are going to throw
    sabathia in game one on two days rest?

  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    If they want Sabathia to still have an arm, I have a feeling they’re just better off saving him for Game 2.

  • Posts: 0 George

    DC-area people – viewing parties?! HAHA I’m so pumped for this.

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Yes!!! I love the fact that Thursday isn’t at 3. I would have to miss the first hour of it because of an exam, but not now. Go Phillies!

  • Posts: 0 Robbi P

    All I have to say is thank god for EBAY Section 308 I will be cheering my ass off! anyone else get tickets? Stubhub and other shit is crap

  • Posts: 0 meghan

    Looking forward to taking a sick day Wednesday!! First time going to the playoffs .. cannot wait! I’m in 308 too … it’s gonna be awesome!!

  • Posts: 0 Rob Cowie

    Tim and I will br at Game 2 and I will also be at Game 1

  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    Wish I could go to one of these games, but I didn’t win the lottery. I had won the lottery and had NLCS tickets for last year, but we all know how that happened.

  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    Hate that 3 p.m. game one time. Hate it.

  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    At least we have two 6pms after that and not a 10:30ish start like last year with Game 3.

  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    I will be selling my Wednesday tickets but b e there on Thursday… anyone hear about the Roster yet?
    How about this one, my friend told me that there was speak of Gillick sticking around for another season – anyone?

  • Posts: 0 J-Man

    It’s nice to see two evening games…It’s stupid that they have a playoff game on at 3:00 on a week day most people are at work.

  • Posts: 0 Jim

    It’s tradition J-man. You have to remember that ALL baseball games used to be played in the afternoon, during the week while people were at work. The MLB stays with this tradition by allowing afternoon games for the Division series. I actually kind of like that fact that this ratings heavy world still allows for some beautiful afternoon playoff baesball.

  • Posts: 0 dan

    Agreed, Jim. It just means we need to make sacrifices to get there or watch the games. I’m going to games 1 and 2. Screw class. Can’t wait.

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    I think this sets up well actually. I have a feeling like I had with the Flyers this past playoff season. They can win a round or two, I know that. After that, Im not sure. Theyre better than the Brewers, and theyre better than either the Cubs or the Dodgers given the injuries to the Cubs pitching staff and the way they eneded the season. They will win the first round and will probably win the NLCS providing they play the way they are capable of playing. The WS is a diff thing though. Probably will run into the Angels or the Red Sox there, thats not going to be easy. But until then I actually feel pretty good about it. If you seriously look at it, with the weak NL whos really heads and tails above everyone else? really, who?

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    As crazy as it sounds, I think we need to cheer for the Rays or the Twins/WhiteSox.. cause we’d have the best chance of beating one of those teams. I think we could take the RedSox too, but not the Angels..

    That early game time sucks, but I bet they would have done that in game 1 even if we were playing the Dodgers too, because the other game would have been Mets-Cubs, and that would get a higher prime-tme rating anyway. .last year we had two afternoon games though, so I’ll take the one, and then watch some playoff baseball night games!!

    It ain’t over til the fat lady sings!!

  • Posts: 0 Jim

    For those of you worried about not being able to watch the game at work, you can do it the old fashioned way and get a cheap portable radio and hit up the AM dial while you work. If your boss has any heart at all, he will let it slide.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Baseball on the radio is GREAT by the way… Im guessing the playoff games will have those WHACK announcers from TBS anyway, so this way you’ll get to hear Harry the K

  • Posts: 0 Jonathan

    @ George: I’m in the DC-area and I’m definitely down for viewing parties (although I probably can’t do the Wednesday game because of work). Any ideas where we could go?

  • Posts: 0 Matt

    For those of us at work, would someone be able to post the link to that peer sharing site that lets you watch TV live? I remember someone a few weeks ago posted a link, but I don’t have it now.

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    The playoffs are different. Now you know the teams that youre dealing with, theres nothing to do to change that. So how do we stack up right now against the 7 other playoff teams? I think we stack up well. I really do not think we are a match for the Angels, and though the Red Sox are beaten up I still think they are deeper. But the Twins? With Liriano just now back, hes their ace and Scott Baker is ther number 2. Nice pitcher but not scaring me. Whtie Sox? eh, WAY WAY WAY overrated and overhyped by ESPN. Not really that great of a lineup. Vasquez, Contreras, Floyd is nice…but theyre VERY beatable there. The Rays can get hot and get to the WS, I can see that. They are also vulnerable too. If someone can get hot and knock off the Angels then Ill feel better about the WS.

    But for now…who else in the NL scares you? The Dodgers have a playoff-tested ace in Derek Lowe, but after that Billingsley is very beatable and Kuroda has never been to the big playoff stage at The Show before. They have a nice 3/4/5 in their lineup but after that they dont really scare me. Wouldnt mind signing Casey Blake in the offseason, though.

    The Cubs…the line up is rested, but Harden can only pitch 5-6 innings per start and Zambrano is injured. So your facing Dempster, Harden, Lilly, Injured Zambrano. Hamels can cancel Dempster out and Harden is far from invinveable because of his lack of stamina. Zambrano is hurt and who knows what hell give them. The phillies split the cubs at wrigley but the two losses were blown leads by the bullpen. they shouldve swept that team…I like their chances.

    The Brewers are reeling. Manny Parra shouldnt be starting in the playoffs for any team…Sheets is injured and a liability to his team. Sabathia is unreal but other than him theyve got nothign else and their bullpen is as bad as the mets.

    Theres really nothing to scare me in the NL playoff picture this year. I like their chances to get to the WS. A lot depends on Brett Myers but Jamie Moyer can be there to stabilize things if Myers loses it. Blanton can step in and provide a decent start if needed. Hell probably be asked to start once in the NLCS assuming they get there.

    Also..to all the Lou Marson haters…how about that for a Major League debut? not bad at all….

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Geoff you’re right on point… we could beat any of these teams, we could also lose to any of these teams, but none of them can especially scare you going into a series (Cubs if anyone in the NL)

    I don’t know that anyone is a Marson hater.. haven’t we all said we’d like to see if he’s legit?

    Two weeks ago people were calling the nationals a AAA team… yesterday must have been their AA team then. so don’t go too crazy with the fact that “Lou Mar” hit a homerun.. it was against Adam Eaton Jr.

    That said… it was nice to see him get some time yesterday and be productive.. Golson…. back to the minors for some seasoning next year. I hope they have him on the playoff roster for his speed though

  • Posts: 0 Matt Kwasiborski

    Let’s win a playoff game before we start looking ahead. The Brewers are not reeling as they won 6 of 7. I mean, they aren’t rolling like the Rockies were last year but no other team in history was on that kind of roll. Sheets is probably done for the year but they do have a rookie named Gallardo who has pitched well for them down the stretch.

    Jeff Suppan is a mediocre regular season pitcher but has won some big playoff games in his past. Combine that experience with CC’s dominance and this series is far from being won. So, let’s not look too far ahead guys. One game at a time…

  • Posts: 0 Brian

    Some pointers for attending the playoff games. They all surround one key goal: Give your team the biggest advantage they can get!

    1. Don’t be a Bartman. Don’t reach out for opposing team home run/foul balls if you they are close to going out, but have a chance at staying in. If anything, ensure they stay in the park and are playable by our team. For Home Run balls, ensure you are subtle about keeping the ball in play because they can review the play. We want fan interference on those plays.

    2. Cheer and cheer loudly. Make some noise, when appropriate. Don’t just waive your stupid towel in the air, that doesn’t produce any noise. Whistle, Boo, Pound the Floor or Seat, Scream, etc. Make some noise!

    3. For those in the top 2 rows of sections 423 – 427, try to block the shadows for our guys, but make them hell on the opposing batters. Bring signs, sheets, banners, etc. to help you. This won’t matter for Game 2 because of the time, but should help for Game 1!!

    4. Get to your seats before the first pitch. Try to get there before starting lineups are announced. I know Game 1 will be tough because of the start time, but the players will be pumped to see the stands full and everyone making some noise (see #2).

    5. Have a few drinks of choice. Relax and enjoy the ride.

    6. Spread the word. Posting this in a “comments” section on this blog is not going to get the word out. Spread these guidelines to others and get the word out. Make sure everyone you go to the games with is on board.

  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    First game at 3 PM..hmm..m, a thought occurs to me about the late afternoon shadows creeping toward the pitcher’s mound. It can be an advantage for the pitchers. Of course, it depends on that days’ weather.

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Yeah tehres no reason why golson shouldnt be kept for the playoffs as a pinch runner. golson still cant hit all that great though. I know it was against the nationals, but its good to see marson calmly come up and calmly have a good day at and behind the plate.

    as for these playoffs..it just kind of does seem like theyre better than most of these NL teams…

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    also..i loved them giving marson the silent treatment there…

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