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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 Keith

    UTLEY! yay :D

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    YIPPPEEEEE!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    way to hustle that babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Come on Howie Time!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    yeah boy!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    please at least a sac fly.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    that was a foul ball!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason Bintliff

    Dude, that ball hit Chase, should’ve been foul. Nice break.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    no double play howard!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Nice job Howie!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    got the sac fly! :D

    alright Howard!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike Soo

    YEAH!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    who’s going to warm up? i’m scared

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    I’ll take it, but that call was straight up wrong!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason Bintliff

    The only problem with the Phils taking the lead is that now Lidge comes out in the ninth.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    alright…..so….do we go with Lidge in the 9th??? dare i say it??

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Lidge is going to nail it down.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    dear God, please, please make this all worth it. I beg you.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    everyone crap ur pants, Lidge is warming up.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    oh boy i hope the leash is short

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig the Rockies fan

    I realize you guys have gotten screwed all night on calls but that made up for it. Props to Utley to keep running when the ball came up to hit him. Thats why he is who he is. Looks like Helton did hold the bag.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    omg lidge is up

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike Soo

    Lidge is all we have left, so he’s got to come through

     
  • Posts: 0 maxhole

    thats what the radio thinks

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    REMINDER>>>> Plug in your defibulator!

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    I’m scared lidge coming in.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice walk Werth, come on Rauuul

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    we need another run here….

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Come on Ibanez, insurance runs would be nice!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    There’s nothing wrong about a lead…. It we hang on for the W be prepared for the conspiracy theorists… This time they’ve got a point….

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    here we go . . .

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    LET’S GO LIDGE!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    HEART ATTACK TIME!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    This is for the Soldiers!!!!

     
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  • Posts: 0 ray

    can’t paul bako pitch? lol….no come on lidge let’s pick up from last year’s postseason

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    we stil have myers don’t we

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    3 MORE OUTS!! And a chance for redemption for Lidge…

    I gotta get a bucket of Tums!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    4 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB, 4 K’s 0.00 ERA.

    Lidge’s numbers vs the Rockies in 2009.

    I point this out because I am trying so dearly to keep the PHAITH!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Im back. Cant sleep. Sorry but Im sick

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    It’s 2 AM in Philly, I have to get up at 5:00, and I live in CA, and I am tired!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    oh geez oh geez oh geez

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    It’s Lidge and he is going to lock it down 1,2,3……

     
  • Posts: 0 dodger fan

    What’s the record for the pitcher with the highest ERA to appear in a postseason game?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    well i love my cat but a ritual sacrifice and burnt offering to the baseball gods….

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Yep, go Lidge!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Paul I have to be up in 4 hours…well less than 4 hours now.

    Also, for all of you out there, if I jinxed Lidge I am really sorry. Please don’t send me hate mail.

    Let’s do this.

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Nice Ed! 2 more outs!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Come on Lidge. Not the guy you want to walk. Or let get on at all.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nooo don’t walk him.

     
 
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