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NLDS Gameday: Phillies at Rockies, Game 3

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, October 11, 2009 09:07 PM | Comments: 687
Gameday 2009, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (1-1) at Colorado Rockies (1-1)

J.A Happ, LHP (0-0) vs. Jason Hammel, RHP (0-0)

Time: 10:07 p.m at Coors Field
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 35
TV: TBS
Twitter: Phillies Nation

There has been much anticipation for the third game of the series, and the wait is finally over.  Originally scheduled for Saturday night, snow postponed the National League Division Series.  Play returns tonight with better weather conditions.

Cole Hamels’ hanging curveball to Yorvit Torreabla is the main reason why this series is locked at one.  The Phillies had an opportunity to take advantage of their home turf, but now they’ll have to carry their road success into the postseason.  The Phillies were a National League (tied with the Los Angeles Angels for MLB) best 48-33 away from The Bank this season.

Pedro Martinez was originally scheduled to pitch game three, but thanks to the postponement, J.A Happ will be handed the ball.  Happ was struck in the knee during a relief appearance on Thursday, forcing him to exit the game.  Happ suffered from a contusion, but insisted on being fine.  The rookie, who won 12 games with a sub-3 ERA, will make his first postseason start.  On August 5, Happ tossed a complete game shutout against the Rockies.  In that outing, he struck out ten.

The Rockies opted to go with Jason Hammel, who came over from the Tampa Bay Rays at the very beginning of the season.  Hammel went 10-8 with a 4.33 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP this season.  He started the year in the bullpen, but spent the majority of the season as a starter.  Hammel pitched 9.1 innings against the Phillies, including one start.  He allowed five earned against the Phillies, whose collective lineup batted .359 against him.   Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez each homered off him.

Tonight’s game is the most important one yet.  A victory would give the Phillies some breathing room, but a loss will make their chances of repeating much more difficult.

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

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GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Cafe Latte.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChesapeakePhan

    I have a 3 month old, I’m used to not sleeping.

     
  • Posts: 0 Dr. Grammar

    Give Helton some high heat

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Staying up is easy, not killing co workers tomorrow, not so much.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    huge K

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Wide awake here in NE PA!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    gutsy call and pitching by madson

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    That was a dirty strike-out!! I’m watching this one all the way though .. LET’S GO FIGHTINS!! Great game.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    I would walk Tulo here if I were them…..

     
  • Posts: 0 ChesapeakePhan

    GW, you can’t put the go ahead run in scoring position.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well tied again

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    tie game

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    madson almost burned on that changeup

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    well it has to be the bats against this paltry rox bull pen…..madson looks good and so far has made the best out of a bad luck stituation

     
  • Posts: 0 phillsphan8826

    With the game tied or phills up 1 will lidge be in the game?…this game is getting harder and harder to watch

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    well that inning could have been a lot worse….

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Werth-Ibanez-Feliz let’s go!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    beautiful job by madson

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    not too bad for Madson. Does he have enough to go the distance?

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    nice job…..hey it could’ve been a lot worse

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I’m f-ing scared

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    That was the third bunt they got us for a single in the series. Each time cost us a run.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    HEART OF A LION! These group of guys are special!One mistake by Mad-dogf. But I didn’t like we were going to get out alive there…

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Dang, one bad pitch by Madson. Still, very good job! Let’s get some runs!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    i don’t think we have much of a choice but madson

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    let’s get some hits now.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    the bottom line is the bats have to come thru.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    I think I just got blown off the couch with that swing! Let’s go Werth!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    …or not.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    please don’t have another 1-2-3 inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    what are these announcers talking about??? He WORKED that walk!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    where’s T-Mac, Wheels, and Sarge when u need them?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Rauuul walks again, come on Feliz!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    NICE!!!! RAUUUUUULLLLL!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    dp feliz

     
  • Posts: 0 chris wheeler

    that was just a goofy comment keith goofy goofy comment

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    blah blah

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    c’moooonnnn feliz

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    yesssssssssss Feliz!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    good enough!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    woooo hoooooooo let’s get this run in

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Nice! We’ll take it!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    let’s go Ruiz!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    just a nice easy swing ruiz

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    not this time Ruiz

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    come on Stairs!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Let’s go Matt! Let’s go Matt! Let’s go Matt!!

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    Madson out oh boy this isn’t looking good.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    WHAT?????????????????????????????????????????????????

     
 
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