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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 joedad

    me too Karen, but less than one hour until Phils win

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    who’s pitching now?????

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    tracey – i am an Abreu fan….did people just have unrealistic expectation of the guy?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    that inning lasted like 2 secs.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    A hot dog walks into a bar the bartender says “Sorry we don’t serve food here”

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    “I always liked Abreu, but I know I was in the minority in this town.”

    I liked Abreu, he is a very good player, and had many good years for the Phils.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    not a good 7th…I’m nervous going into the bottom half…that was too quick (6 pitches)

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Yes he has worked counts better than usual tonite, I just get so mad with him because he is such a tremendous talent with so much potential… I want to see the WBC Rollins and all the time..

    The perfect BP situation: Eyre for the 7th; Madson for the 8th/9th….

    Worry tomm when tomm comes; even though technically it’s already tomm. especially with Lee going….

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    crosses fingers…

     
  • Posts: 0 philsphan

    I’m already freaking out about the chance that we might see Lidge tonight. I really don’t want to have a heart attack.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    alright anything before and after Pyromania…that’s a 10 arm classic

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    whats up with the smoke?????

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    shut-up and eat some birkenstocks rockies fans

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    If it is Lidge in a safe spot we still have Escl in the pen he pitched well on thrus.

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Here we go Eyre!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    plunck this guy

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    logging off and hoping not to nod off. go phils and nite all

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    do we ever get Gonzalez out?

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    This guy is killing the Phils.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    tip your hat…

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I don’t have a good feeling about this

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    come on Eyre!

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    I’m already worried about Lidge too. The Phils better get 3 more runs and not give up any for me to feel comfortable with him. If he goes in with a 1 run lead, every phils fan watching tonight will have a heart attack regardless of whether he gets the save or not

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    let’s go phillies….let’s go phillies…..let’s go phillies!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    grrrrrrr, they’re making this Gonzalez dude look like Ted Williams

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    still don’t have that 1-2-3 inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Crap.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    uh oh

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    great…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ugh poor Eyre, we’re f-ed this inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Durbin?!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    any way we don’t give up a run this inning?

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    is this happening? is this really happening?

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    …………nerves shot……………

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    WTF???????? They cannot catch a break!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Last year was a great year…. It’s not our year folks…. They’re trying though… God bless’em!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    i guardedly optimistic, but even i’m getting alittle frayed….the breaks aren’t going our way this series

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    Please not durbin.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Yeah Keith, if the world ends right now, then we won’t give up any runs this inning. Maybe a K and a GIDP but I don’t see that happening with Helton up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    this team can’t catch a break. I really can’t believe what is happening. it is always the late innings, that gets this team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Madson time

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    It is the Phillies year again. They’re still holding the lead and now we will see Madson.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    oh geez

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Oh good, at least it’s Madson. I’ll trade a DP for a run here.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    wow madson??? this early??

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Come on Mad Dog!

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    How are you guys awake back East?! Good phans!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I would be up anyway. (college)

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    sending positive thoughts…….c’mon ryan!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    i work from home, so staying up late is no big deal.

    I wouldn’t be able to go to bed anyway with my Phils in the playoffs.

     
 
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