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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 Brian of CO

    That wouldnt have been 3 outs though even if Utley made the throw, the Run is still in.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Why does Joe Torre get 40 mins to make whatever move he wants?

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    the runner would have been on third, if Utley made that play.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    Omg geoff is getting rid of Utley…LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    CHASE IS THE GOAT
    100%
    i BLAME HIM 100%

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Charlie is over-managing I think, he did it last night to but it happened to work out. Hope it works out agian.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    ok i misread that you just want someone to take the load off
    anyways, great job madson

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Geoff is back to trade away the Phillies.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gertrude Huffnagle

    The joy of being a fan of a winning team is today offset by watching my team crap all over itself, like a child with the runs in a new Easter outfit.
    I feel tremendous anxiety and anger, mostly at Charlie Manual for replacing Pedro Martinez. Then, Chase Utley’s abysmal play at second base. We may have lost the momentum and our confidence is shaken. Our bullpen sucks and I need both a blood pressure pill and nerve pill. GO PHILS !!! It’s only one game. What good are the thrills without the pain. These are gooooood nerve pills !!!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Alright guys if Happ can get Eithier out, we’re still in this game…hopefully Utley will be out for some redemption

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    I did not say that chief. I said he slows down at this time of year so they need someone to spell him once in a while SO THAT he can be well rested for OCTOBER baseball. But they have NOONE good enough to step in and do that really, in terms of backup middle infielders. They need to address that this winter.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    First off Pedro had a low pitch count. Second to start the inning pedro is guarding the line. I hate that. If he hits it down the line god bless him. That would of been an easy out. The chase. The rest is history.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    If he wants to trade utley we gotta get trade geoff to the dodgers

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Trade Howard, Rollins and Francisco for LaRouche, Eckstein and Holliday

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    there is a such thing as over managing. I wonder if Charlie knows that.

    4 pitchers in this inning…could have stuck with Pedro, he could have done this and it would have only cost you one guy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Anyone notice the 3 guys who went straight from Denver to Cali are playing pretty crappily? Did they get into some bad extra-curriculars or something?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Mrs huffnagle from st elsewhere? classic

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    And yet Geoff, Utley very possibly saved the World Series last season with his head up play on the field WITH an injured hip.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    Kobe is a dodgers fan because he’s been out there 14 years? How come he’s an eagles fan? He should be a no nfl team fan because LA is a lousy place for a NFL franchise because their fans suck

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    we gave this game away

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Let me guess…another pitcher?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    sad

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Happ sucks. how do you walk a guy like that. just throw it over. utley and this offense, defense melt down. should be up 2-0

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike

    jesus happ

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Shoot, they blew it now. The phillies DESERVED this because of how they played. Charlie Manuel has overmanaged his way out of a victory today perhaps. This bullpen is SHOT though, and it needs to be rebuild TOTALLY in the offseason. They can start by resigning Park.

     
  • Posts: 0 a detectible met horror

    Madson has been waaaaay off this postseason

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Happ is AWESOME in the regular season, but even yesterday he didnt look great. Post Season is not kind to Happ.

     
  • Posts: 0 I

    4 pitchers used. They all blew it and they all SUCK. THANKS UTLEY

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Brian, aren’t you the one who said you won’t give Cole a pass just for being MVP last year? I apologize in advance if it wasn’t you.

    And for the record, I totally blame Utley for this loss, if we lose….

     
  • Posts: 0 mets88

    give me that lead

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Chase Utley intentionally threw those balls away, what do you think about that pal?

     
  • Posts: 0 PhillyGirlinMichigan

    Thank you fav ex-Tiggy….let’s get the lead back!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    He did it so nonchalantly that it couldnt have been a good faith effort, and niether one looked like a good faith effort. It looked like he got paid some extra money to tank it..

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    Ok top of the order, good job by durbin, we have a chance, if not we go back to philly tied 1-1, there’s no reason to cry and whine

     
  • Posts: 0 Robert562

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

    because they are cheering for their team?

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Time for a comeback fellas

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    If anyone but utley gets the Jeltz
    Ill not return here.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    And the Phillies STILL could win this game when Jonathan Broxton CHOKES and reecords a blown save.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Pathetic
    truly pathetic

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I am also getting frustrated with Rollins.

     
  • Posts: 0 mets88

    Funny thing is i’m mets88 but in 1988 the dodgers whipped my mets in the playoffs to go to the world series. Wow I’m an idiot

     
  • Posts: 0 I

    That’s how s 2nd baseman should throw a ball. F Utley!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Yes, and I stand by that comment Georgie (by the way, yesteday Cole pitched effectively enough for that win, yesterday being close is also on Utley) but look through my comments in the past and today, have I EVER called to get rid of Cole Hamels? If you are going to use my comments against me, I hope you know them.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    why is rollins leading off? I still cant belie utley. soomeone check the betting patterns. It is like Neil Odonnell in the super bowl throwing to where non of his players are.

     
  • Posts: 0 mets88

    1 more out boys shutdown these morons

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Also Georgie, did I say I was giving Utley a free pass? I admit I am at work and have to watch it on MLB.com, so if Utley made the throw and no one would have scored, than its on him. I didnt see it, it didnt seem like it mattered with how I had to watch it. Unlike you, I can call out a player for playing poorly, and STILL not want to get rid of him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    I think those guys were out partying in LA while the rest of the team went home, they all know they’re burnt out, that’s why Cole looked at them like that, and why Pedro shot that look out to Vic when that ball sort of dropped in front of him. Bad team karma now, crap.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    that’s cool come back to philly and wrap it up in the cold weather

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    mets88, seriously, I am curious why you are on Phillies Nation posting idiotic comments as a band wagon Dodgers fan if the Mets were as HORRIBLE as they were? They were probably the 2nd WORST team in the NL. Are at least darn close, and you cant even talk about Injuries.

     
  • Posts: 0 mets88

    thata baby phillies suck

     
 
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