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NLCS Gameday: Phillies at Dodgers, Game 2

Posted by Pat Gallen, Fri, October 16, 2009 02:40 PM | Comments: 332
Gameday 2009, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (1-0) at Los Angeles Dodgers (0-1)

Pedro Martinez, RHP  vs. Vicente Padilla, RHPhttp://jenandavid.com/dodgers.jpg

Time: 4:07 p.m at Dodger Stadium
Weather: Sunny, 85
TV: TBS
Twitter: Phillies Nation

A couple of old horses face off today in L.A.  Just about 14 hours after the conclusion of Game 1, the Phillies and Dodgers will do battle once again with Pedro Martinez taking the hill against ex-Phil Vicente Padilla.

Pedro has not pitched since September 30 against Houston, so lets hope there isn’t too much rust.  He has tossed only seven innings since throwing 130 pitches against the New York Mets back on September 13.  There is some pressure on Martinez to come out of the gate quickly, without incident, because he has a penchant for giving up early runs.  Opponents hit three home runs in nine first-innings against Pedro this season with the Phillies.  He’s given up a total of six runs in those nine starts. After that, he normally calms down, as he has proven with his four runs allowed from the fourth to the sixth innings of his starts.

Vicente Padilla is a surprising start in Game 2 for the Dodgers. The guess here is that Joe Torre did not want Padilla pitching in Philly on a cold night with hostile fans berating him. Smart move.  Padilla has been nothing short of brilliant since being picked up, going 4-0 through seven starts. However, he struggles mightily in the middle innings, something the Phillies offense will surely pick up on.  The Phillies have scored 18 runs between the fourth and sixth innings in five playoff games in ’09.  Look for the trend to continue, although a few early on couldn’t hurt either.

The Good: Brad Lidge coming in and nailing it down for yet another save.  Is he back to his old ways?  Also, Ryan Howard now has 8 RBI in five games this postseason.  Look out, Reggie Jackson.

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

KenzingerYour Gameday Beer – Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
While enjoying this afternoon game, grab some delicious Dogfish 120. It’ll make you hop, for sure.  It is continuously hopped with high-alpha American hops, then dry-hopped daily in the fermenter for a month & aged for another month on whole-leaf hops. The 20% ABV make this more like jungle juice than beer, but it should give you a nice dayload as the Phils look to take Game 2.  Enjoy with some charred burgers and beans, but prepare for a rough Saturday morning. Hop to it. – By Pat

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Dave

    *shut-out

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Why does this always happen?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    keep the faith people…that was absolutely awful but keep the faith.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    breath in breath out
    Buck is getting erect now

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Why did Pedro come out?

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike

    We can never get a clean, consistent game. Always with the theatrics.

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    Why did they take pedro out?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Buck is giddy

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    I know if Chan Ho doesnt settle down and does lose this, he gets the Jeltz, but I would give it Charlie. WTF, under 90 pitches and take out Pedro. Im sure Pedro is PISSED

     
  • Posts: 0 mets88

    u guys sweating yet

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    A good game that has turned into this.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mostone

    what?!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    OMG UTLEY!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    WTF is going on with utley?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Utley’s throws have been awful this whole series. Twice today he almost pulled Howard off the bag. I knew he was going to air mail another one. I knew it. I was just hoping it wouldn’t cost us.

     
  • Posts: 0 mets88

    that a boy chase no wfcs this year

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Utley has not made a clean throw to 1st in either game, wtf is wrong with him?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Its been shaky was shaky last night too
    i cant believe this

     
  • Posts: 0 fitz

    For christs sake

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I’d rather sweat in October mets88 than have my season be over three weeks after it started…but thats just Phillies fan’s I guess.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    It would help if they managed to score more than one run off VIcente padilla..

    Chase Utley, to be honest, looks like he got paid some extra money by someone…to throw the ball away yesterday and today. Im serious. It looked that bad.

    also. Pedro Feliz – WITHOUT A DOUBT – should be released in the offseason and they should pursue Mark DeRosa or Chone Figgins. They also need a better utility player because of Chase Utleys blatant durability issues late in the season.

    That said, Pedro Martinez was dazzling today and the Phillies are still going to win this game I think.

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    terrible managing taking pedro out and what wrong with utley?

     
  • Posts: 0 Troutman

    Holy shitballs. WTF is wrong with him? Talk about bb balls…coming up really small Chutley. This one is on Chahley unfortunately. What the hell is he thinking with Pedro? Really a brutally bad decision. I’m sure we’ll get one of his stellar explanations after this loss. Epic Fail.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    LOL
    Someone with a mets name posting too funny

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Hey Mets 88, how are the Mets doing in their series? In Playstation 3. Moron, the Mets didnt even finish in 3rd place, and you are on here? LOL. DUH.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I can’t believe this.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mostone

    Jim, how can you do that to us?

     
  • Posts: 0 mets88

    jim thome ur my homie

     
  • Posts: 0 I

    Utley lost the series for us. There is NO excuse for that pathetic throw.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    This is what happens when you dont score more than one run off Vicente Padilla, they deserve EVERY BIT of what is happening to them now. They need to fight for it now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    UTLEY CHOKES! UTLEY CHOKES! Where is the outrage??? HMMMMMMM…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Utley is so bad it looks intentional . furst thought was he bet these games.It looks that bad. I am in shock

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    WHAT THE HELL???

     
  • Posts: 0 mets88

    lets go dodgers kill those phils

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Calm down guys, they will still win the series.

     
  • Posts: 0 mets88

    It’s friday night and I”m home obsessed with seeing the phillies lose and then posting on this site finally after the game is tied. Wow we could’ve really used pedro again this year and maybe we wouldn’t have been as bad as the nationals.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Heres a great idea. you have a pitcher that has pretty much completely SHUT DOWN the Dodgers for 7 innings, barely showed signs of cracking, and had under 90 pitches, and you have a bad bullpen, lets take the starter out. DUH. Well Lets go back to Philly and win those 2.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    They should have kept Pedro in the game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Pedro should still be pitching. This would of been his last big game. Utley cant make a simple throw. Our bullpen is horrible. this is over. should of brough happ or blanton in.

     
  • Posts: 0 TrappedInNYC

    why the hell did they take Park out…Charlie is a moron…

     
  • Posts: 0 Alex

    It’s like the phillies were trying to lose the game. Absolute bullshit, the inning should be over already

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Also, these TBS announcers are actually worse than Buck, if thats possible. These guys are total shills. The on field reporter, the one with the PINK blazer, has the worst suit on ever in history, lol.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    With our pen you cant have errors
    Utley is a the jeltz

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    I Says:
    October 16th, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    Utley lost the series for us.

    LMAO, talk about a twit

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    These Dodger fans are scum. They make me sick. They are the EPITOME of what is wrong with our country.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    This game is on Charlie. Are they trying to lose?

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    You guys are too funny… If that was Ryan Howard you all would have a million more posts calling him every name in the book… Jimmy was called all kinds of names the other day on a mistake that wasn’t even his fault…. Phillies Nation?? More like racists nation…. I’m done with this site!

     
  • Posts: 0 I

    MELTDOWN!!!! Phillies bullpen and defense a disaster. Should never have taken out Pedro.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    No, PAL. Im calling for someone who can play second (De Rosa) to be signed because late in the season UTLEY wears down and gets worse. And PEDRO FELIZ is DONE and he should be let go in the offseason so they can go and get someone better.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    he didn’t catch that ball on purpose

     
 
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