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World Series Game 5 : Rays At Phillies (3-1)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Mon, October 27, 2008 05:00 PM | Comments: 416
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Game 5 : 2008 World Series
Phillies lead 3-1
Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

8:29 p.m. / 47, light rain
Scott Kazmir (12-8, 3.49 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (14-10, 3.09 ERA)

If the Phillies win, they are world champions.

News & Notes

Hamels defeated Kazmir in game one of the series. Hamels gave up two runs, while Kazmir surrendered three. … Chase Utley homered off Kazmir in that game. Carl Crawford homerd off Hamels. … Hamels is 1-0 in elimination games and 4-0 in the postseason. … This is just the second game the Phils will play with the chance of eliminating their World Series opponent. The last time that happened was Oct. 21, 1980. The Phillies won. … Carlos Pena and Evan Longoria are a combined 0-for-29 with 15 strikeouts in the series. … If the Phils win tonight, they win their second world championship in 125 years.

The Lineup

Jimmy Rollins / SS
Jayson Werth / RF
Chase Utley / 2B
Ryan Howard / 1B
Pat Burrell / LF
Shane Victorino / CF
Pedro Feliz / 3B
Carlos Ruiz / C
Cole Hamels / P

Your Gamenight Beer

Not that I want to jump the gun, but I was given a recommendation by our own Julie Michael, and it’s fitting. Let’s go with Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. Yes, celebrate. Celebrate because tonight may very well be the greatest night in Phillies franchise history. Here we are, everyone, at the climax of an incredible season. Time to do it. Time to win. Just win.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Miner, I was thinking the same thing. That would top off anything – a no hitter to clinch the World Series? Fuggedaboutit!

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    Cole’s cruisin.

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Bot of 2nd….time for RAW

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob Cowie

    21 outs

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Rob, we’re starting the countdown already? Damn!

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Wrestling Phans…….Conrad Epraim….aka S.D. Jones has passed away.

     
  • Posts: 0 BrewTownPhilsPhan

    Well, that was a ball.

     
  • Posts: 0 josh in dc

    Anyone notice the wind is blowing as much as Joe Buck?

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob Cowie

    My outs countdown started at 4pm.

     
  • Posts: 0 BrewTownPhilsPhan

    Werth is contributing to the pitch count.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bill

    Phillies could be one of the worst teams to win the World Series.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    48 through two innings for Kazmir. Ouch. He’ll be lucky to go 5 at this rate. Then four innings of the Messiah, David Price!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils2611

    Ah — well all the haters find their excuses to make themselves feel better about their team not winning, we’ll enjoy it. Because we know that the Phillies are the best team in ALL OF BASEBALL in ’08. Suck it up and take it. Geez.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tyler

    Congrats, Phillies deserved it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Bill, cram it up your Met loving ass. They beat the teams they needed to beat. Who do you think is better? Angels (choke)? Yankees (choke)? Red Sox (choke)? Cubs (choke choke choke)?

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    OK…..just figured it out…….Put the Pix on Pix on the TV.So now I watch RAW and the Fall Classic.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bill

    The Phillies will be the best team in all of baseball after tonight. The ’80′s team was amazing. This team is not.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils2611

    I can’t really think of anything else to say.

    They really are. There’s no other words.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matty

    I remember when King King beat SD Jones in 9 seconds…

     
  • Posts: 0 Matty

    King Kong Bundy

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Bill , Are you OK!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Michael S

    Go away Bill

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Bill is an idiot

     
  • Posts: 0 BrewTownPhilsPhan

    Trolls are back. Go figure.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matty

    Hey Bill, tell us how our ass tastes…

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    Who cares about trolls? Our Phils are up 2-0 in a possibly WS clinching game. Screw em.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bill

    Do you really believe that this team compares to the ’80′s team?

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Kasmir is settling down not good

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Who cares right now Bill……get a freaking life!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ (Go Joe Bombton!)

    Settling down but his pitch counts too high for him to be settled for long.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Bill, it’s hard to compare teams this far apart. The game 28 years ago was VERY different than it is today. The 2008 team is better than the 2007 team, which is better than the 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 teams. That’s about it. I don’t even want to compare then to the ’93 team. That team was a great bunch of misfits who did what nobody ever thought they would do. They fell short. But to compare them…I don’t do that. You can go ahead all you want, but don’t shortchange the 2008 team for what they have done. At this point, and the way it looks, they will be the best team of 2008. And that’s all that matters!

     
  • Posts: 0 Michael S

    To Bill- Why don’t you tell the Mets not to offer a contract extension to an undeserving manager…Then tell me who won the division the last two years…Keep saying the Phils aren’t good, it still won’t put the Mets into the playoffs.

    Don’t get complacent Phillies, we need more…

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    J Roll!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ (Go Joe Bombton!)

    Good fundementals on D from Feliz there so Rollins could make that play.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Not Good

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Bill……..ever look at the 2006 cardinals……eventho they beat my Amazins……..83-79 record pretty much says it all.These Phillies deserve the respect of a champion if/when they win.

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    not good if pena and longoria are breaking their 0-fer streaks

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Cole needs to stop this right here

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    It’s as if the rain has him all messed up or something

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice DP

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Settle down, Cole. It’s all good.

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    woo, needed that DP there. nice.

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    Big DP.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ (Go Joe Bombton!)

    What about Utley’s D there! Great adjustments

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    See? It’s all good. Now let’s get some more runs!

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Whew!

     
  • Posts: 0 BrewTownPhilsPhan

    Great D!

    Sorry about the run guys – I left the room to tuck in my kid and the hits came. I promise not to leave my seat again!

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Matty…I remember seeing SD Jones get his asskicking not only by King Kong Bundy,but Roddy Piper,Iron Mike Sharpe,the ring announcer,the announcers and the popcorn vendor on a constant basis.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matty

    Next time throw your child a flashlight and wish them luck Brewtown, lol….

     
  • Posts: 0 Joel

    Time to buy some insurance!!!! Insurance runs…that is…

     
 
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