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NLCS Gameday: Dodgers at Phillies, Game 4

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, October 19, 2009 06:37 PM | Comments: 550
Gameday 2009, Posts

Los Angeles Dodgers (1-2) at Philadelphia Phillies (2-1) http://jenandavid.com/dodgers.jpg

Randy Wolf, LHP vs. Joe Blanton, RHP

Time: 8:07 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Clear, 44
TV: TBS
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Ho-Lee smokes.  That was some sort of outing, eh?

Cliff Lee absolutely dominated the L.A. Dodgers last night at CBP, firing an eight-inning gem to put the Phils up 2-1 in the NLCS.  His performance was one of the finest in Phillies history.

Joe Blanton doesn’t have to repeat last night’s outing, but no one would mind if he did.  Although he has not started a game since October 2 against Florida, Blanton has toed the rubber twice during the playoffs, with both appearances coming against Colorado in relief. Last postseason against the Dodgers, Blanton was decent, giving up three earned runs over five innings in the Game 4 victory.  A repeat performance of that would be just fine tonight. And if Blanton comes up big, the Phillies will be in control of this series.

Standing in the way of that is an old Philly favorite.  Randy Wolf will face off against the Phils for the fourth time in his career, but the first in the playoffs as a member of the Dodgers.  Wolf is 1-1 against his former club in 2009, with two very different games.  On May 13 in Philadelphia, Wolf was brilliant, striking out eight over six-innings, allowing just one earned run.  On June 7, the Phils traveled to L.A. and knocked him around for six earned over 6 1/3.  Which Wolfie will we see tonight?  Hopefully the latter.

Amazingly, Pedro Feliz has owned Randy Wolf in his career. Feliz is 5-for-17 against Wolf with three homers.  However, on the flip side, Ryan Howard has been awful against the junkball-throwing lefty. The Big Piece is just 1-for-9 with four punchouts in his career.

Blanton has been good against Matt Kemp (2-for-11) and Casey Blake (1-for-21) during his career, but awful against Manny Ramirez (14-for 25, HR, 8 RBI) and James Loney (5-for-8).

A commanding 3-games-to-1 lead is on the line tonight in South Philly, and it’s up to Joe Blanton to keep the ball rolling.

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

KenzingerYour Gameday Beer – Sierra Nevada Porter
Sierra Nevada Porter doesn’t have the same malt taste as other beers from the brewery. It has a smoky flavor with  hints of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. It is remarkably smooth and an overall great tasting genuine porter. This should keep you nice and warm on this chilly October evening. For dinner tonight: Steak. – By Pat

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    One Hit Raul!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Come on Raul. You have been money for us all year. Don’t let us down now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

     
  • Posts: 0 A Detectible Met Horror

    I hate Manny

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    F— you. Manny can’t catch a cheeseburger thrown at his fat ass. And he picks that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    So apparently the roided up freak making an average play is the greatest athletic feat possible.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    wow… I’m sick to my stomach

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Damn it. No luck at all it seems.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Did you see Ryan’s reaction?

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Oh so close

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    I hate Manny too. But. Still three innings left, and a one-run deficit.

     
  • Posts: 0 bob.

    UGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH, through RAUUULLLL had that one!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    just hold’em here…. We’ll get that run back in the 7th

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    well we’ll here about that play all night long…Look at Manny he caught the ball, took a dump, chewed some tobacco, got a walk, fouled out….

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    cannot catch any breaks tonite. unfreakinbelievable.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Morris, I’ve muted the television. Suggest you do the same. You’ll be much more content.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Hey Harry–

    How about you and Whitey working a little magic from above, eh?

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    need a shut-down inning from park here….

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Feliz, Ruiz, and a PH (I don’t think we’ve had any pinch hits in the postseason yet, so it’d be nice if we can finally have one)

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Park got hurt when he shave the beard. The beard is back. Just saying.

     
  • Posts: 0 A Detectible Met Horror

    Assuming Chan Ho gets a 3rd out I HOPE they bring him back for the 8th

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Chan HO, Chan Ho Chan Ho Chan Ho, Chan Hooooooom Chan Hoooooo

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Park in the eighth, any takers?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Jesus. Skip Caray can talk. The other two have speech impediments, which makes listening even more painful.

    What’s next? Game 5′s announcers: Helen Keller, Corky from Life Goes On, and an animated duo of Timmy and Jimmy.

    (Going to hell. Not too concerned, as it’s because I sold my soul for the Series last year.)

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Another sweet Phillies’ rally coming right up…

     
  • Posts: 0 A Detectible Met Horror

    THAT WAS DOWN THE DICK OF THE PLATE

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    this ump is a piece of shit.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Uh, that was strike three.

    GOOD CALL!???!?!?!

    BULLSH!T!!!!!

    These announcers are crap.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    not a strike there?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Morris the game is synced with 1210 AM Broadcast

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Wow, he just totally blew that call.

     
  • Posts: 0 A Detectible Met Horror

    Please get Manny out Pleaaase

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Missed that strike

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I’d be all for it depending on what the guys ahead of him do. We know Feliz will foul out and Ruiz will get a hit of some sort. Maybe have Park sacrifice Park over to 2nd and then let J-Roll do what J-Roll does.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice throw Ruiz!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Sit down bitch!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    CHOOCHTOBER!

     
  • Posts: 0 A Detectible Met Horror

    OUT AT SECOND!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    CHOOOCH!

    Rally time!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Feliz, please do something.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Wow, they almost were tempted to compliment Ruiz on the throw out. Still managed to praise the roided up jackass for it somehow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terry

    chooooooooooooch

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Bottom 7th: PLEASE PEDRO FELIZ – show some plate discipline. Make the pitcher work, get a count in your favor…

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    I would like to keep Park in there for the 8th….

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    blah, Feliz has been terrible this postseason.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason Bintliff

    So much for plate discipline

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Wow, what an incredibly horrible at-bat by Pedro.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Get those fans to make some noise now

     
  • Posts: 0 A Detectible Met Horror

    Ben Francisco… no Park

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I am pretty disappointed in the fans tonight. It’s like a giant pity party.

     
 
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