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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 Georgie

    Gillick looks thoroughly disgusted.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kruk is the Best-93

    Way too much drama. The game went way too long. If I were a Rays fan I would be pissed if the game got called early

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I feel the exact same thing, SJ Mike. This feels like this will bring our team down and give the Rays hope, especially since Hamels is out of the equation.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    I agree that I would rather end the series normally (i.e. 9 inning game – or 8 1/2, that is), but I also believe Selig’s “I would have continued it anyways” is horseshit. If the Rays were ahead, I wonder if he would have done the same. Joe Buck was sure excited at the prospect of taking the series back down to Florida and their 17,000 fans.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kruk is the Best-93

    I guess Hamels is the only pitcher in the rotation that can win… this would have been suspended regardless of the teams. The umps and Selig let it go too long and then it was too late to call it when the Rays had a man in scoring position. The Phillies are not liked by the media. I was just watching local coverage and they were saying that fans were dumping beers on 9 year olds who were wearing Rays gear.

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    This was such freakin’ ridiculous. They should have reverted back to the top of the 6th. Mitch Williams said it best.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils2008

    I can’t believe it. I think MLB is trying to get this to game 6 for ratings an advertising dollars!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian

    Why does their pitching staff get to start the bottom of the 6th on a dry field. Game should have been stopped before the top of the 6th. Play on tomorrow from that point.

    This far worse than the all star disaster. Selig is a jackass. this might be the most pissed off I’ve ever been

     
  • Posts: 0 Kruk is the Best-93

    Mitch Williams just wants the attention taken off the 93 bomb to Joe Carter.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    NEPA, Selig said that even though the rule book said the game could be called after it was official (when the Phils lead), he would not have allowed it to be officially called. He would have suspended it anyways, irregardless of the rule book, just so the series didn’t end on a rain-shortened game. I understand what he means, but if it’s in the rule book another way, then change the Goddamned rule book. Don’t make shit up on the fly – especially in the World Series for Christsakes.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kruk is the Best-93

    WTF really… lets just take the title. This may go down as the worst officiated WS of all time. This will look like a joke whoever wins.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Kruk, shut the fu*k up with your nonsensical bullshit. You’re trying to start fights in here – plain and simple. Hamels the only starter that can win? Yeah, see the way Moyer and Blanton pitched, you idiot. Man, I hate trolls. You’re no Phillies fan, and if you claim you are, you’re the kind I hate.

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    wonder if the 9-year old Rays fans were the same little kids that were yelling FCK the Phillies at my friends down in Tampa??

    That happends everywhere.. people need to get over stuff like that.. somebody threw a smokebomb into the NJ Devils bench in OT of the Flyers game the other night… there are a$$holes everywhere, but we have the spotlight on us

     
  • Posts: 0 MICHELLE

    YEA EXACTLY WHO IN GODS NAME WILL ALLOW THEIR CHILD TO WEAR ANOTHER TEAMS SHIT IN PHILLY ARE THEY NUTS…. MUST BE…. UR AN IDIOT….THANK YOU FOR WHOEVER DUMPED A BEER ON THAT 9 YR OLD….. AWESOME…WE GOT SOME SICK FANS BABY AND ALWAYS HAVE SO GET OVER IT…… WE ARE RATED NUMBER 1 MOST LOYAL AND PASSIONATE FANS….. WE GOT THE BEST BULLPEN IN THE LEAGUE AND A YOUNG TEAM SO WHOEVER HATES US MUST NOT NO ALOT BOUT SPORTS…. SEE YA ASSES NEXT YEAR… GO PHILLIES

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Chuck…

    Was looking around for info when I found your post . What a lucky Monday. Thanks for the post. Got to run, don’t time to really comment now, will come back later on. Thanks….

     
  • Posts: 0 msn autos

    Noul Renault Megane CC urmeaza a fi lansat, iar specialistii in suspensii de la H&R au pregatit deja o serie de accesorii care vor da mai multa dinamica coupeul ‘topless’ francez.

     
 
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