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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).

Natural IceYour Gameday Beer – Natural Ice
Nothing says “brrrrrr” like a cold Natty Ice. If you’re looking to get after it and are light on cash, this is the beer for you. There’s not too many other reasons to drink this Bud product; the 5.9% ABV really comes through in its fizzy, watery taste. Enjoy it with a late night pizza run. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Ok…..let’s gp Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 AC from NJ

    2 on…let’s get it started

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Utley showed up tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    63% of the runs against him in the first 3 inngins? That isn’t statistically high if he averages 5 – 6 innings per start

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK… let’s get it started…

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    How is NOT on third???

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie's Babies

    Ok, OK

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Ok, here we go! Let’s get some runs back!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    hahahaha, glad everyone seems to be in agreement that we should be running…though with runners on 1 and 2 with no outs. I am ok sitting for a second. Let the Big Piece do his thing.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright HOWARD!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WOO HOO! GO RYAN!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok, this is when the Phillies are their most dangerous.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    big inning?

     
  • Posts: 0 AC from NJ

    ok…here we go now…

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    alright we got somethin’ cookin….

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Is this guy serious? The Phils have hit balls hard directly at the Rockies all night. He isn’t sharp at all. He is LUCKY

     
  • Posts: 0 Poomie

    high hopes!!! think positive

     
  • Posts: 0 cas

    The offense has gone to sleep, which is where I am going. This is just too hard to watch, and I already know the outcome. Hopefully we can tie up the series with Lee tomorrow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Nice, Howie time!

     
  • Posts: 0 dodger fan

    Wow. this guy’s almost as bad as moyer?

     
  • Posts: 0 AC from NJ

    make the scrub work…let’s go werth!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Who said the big man only hits the long ball. Way to go Howard!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I just finished everything I have due tomorrow. Time for a beer!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    things are looking greattttttttttttttttttttttt

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    joedad – yeah these announcers are too much….lucky is more than generous..

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    dont strike out please

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I don’t know how I survived last years post season my heart feels like its going to explode.

     
  • Posts: 0 Poomie

    raul totally hanging in there

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie's Babies

    PLEASE no K or DP

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Just give me a single…I’m not greedy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    huge walk RAUUUUUUUL

     
  • Posts: 0 Poomie

    yeh baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Nice!!! Well done Ibanez!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Whee!!! I’ll take a tie on a walk!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    i’ll take it

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    great great great great at bat. wow thats a good at bat by a good ballplayer

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Epic at-bat. Remeniscent of Brett Myers last year.

    Ed R. I know how I survived it. Really drunk.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    j reed, it is like the color guy never saw a baseball game. I usually don’t complain about announcers or color men but this guy should have more knowledge than me. Maybe he’s too cold to think clearly :)

     
  • Posts: 0 Poomie

    ok pedro, no reachin down in the dirt for those balls

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    ughhhhhhh

     
  • Posts: 0 Phightin Phor A Repeat

    where are you at now craig? just go outside and freeze your bandwagon ass off

     
  • Posts: 0 AC from NJ

    i can’t believe feliz…that’s the one thing we didn’t need….DAMN IT!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    f-that DP, but at least we tied it before doing that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Crap, come on Ruiz, get a hit and pick up Pedro.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    way to come up small Feliz….can Chooch come up clutch again????

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    wow they are gonna pitch to ruiz

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I wonder if Feliz is responsible for starting more DP’s in the field or at the plate?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    You realize, of course, that we have a Canadian in the dugout as a potential pinch hitter. :)

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    Wtf is feliz swinging for?

     
 
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