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NLDS Gameday: Phillies at Rockies, Game 4

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, October 12, 2009 05:07 PM | Comments: 455
Gameday 2009, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (2-1) at Colorado Rockies (1-2)

Cliff Lee, LHP (1-0) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (0-1)

Time: 6:07 p.m at Coors Field
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 50
TV: TBS
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Warmer tonight, you say?  With today’s 6 p.m. start time, the weather will not play as much of a factor as it did in last night’s 6-5 Phillies victory. The frigid temps seemed to play a small role in J.A. Happ’s sub-par outing, although some will say he was squeezed by home plate umpire Jerry Meals.

Game 4 will have Cliff Lee take the hill against Ubaldo Jimenez, in a mirror image of Game 1.  Lee was outstanding, going the distance in that opening win, while allowing just a lone run in the 9th inning.  The Phillies will need a similar performance in tonight’s game as the bullpen is somewhat depleted.  Charlie Manuel had to use five relievers, including Joe Blanton again, after Happ lasted just three innings.  Scott Eyre suffered a leg injury while fielding a grounder and is uncertain for this evening.  So all eyes are once again on Lee to bring forth a spectacular outing.

Ubaldo Jimenez was pesky through four innings in Game 1, but ran out of gas in the fifth inning.  In that 5-1 victory, every Phillie had a hit, including Lee, and Jimenez was bounced in the sixth after allowing five runs.  The Phillies now know the opponent well, and with the bats starting to heat up once again, let’s hope we’re in for some fireworks in this possible closeout game.

Chase Utley finally gave the Phillies some pop, going 3-for-4 with a home run yesterday, er, early this morning).  However, Jimmy Rollins is basically MIA at the top of the order.  He did have a big ninth inning hit, but has looked lost for the most part at the dish.  Look for a J-Roll turnaround.

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

Coors OriginalYour Gameday Beer – Coors Original
In the spirit of this chilly, mile-high series, sip on a can of original Coors as you witness the Phillies dominating in Game 4.  The “Banquet Beer” as it’s known is 5% ABV and is the oldest of the Coors beers.  Buy a six pack and eat some steak and potatoes with it, and be sure to dispose of the cans by stepping on them, just as the Phils will do to the Rockies tonight. – By Pat

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Go Phils! (Your lineup says Happ is batting 9th.)

     
  • Posts: 0 Philly Fan In CO

    LETS FINISH EM’ OFF PHILLS!!!!! i was at the game last nite….god damn was it cold! It was totally worth it though! I think CLiff can have another great outing! SHELL UBALDO!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Pat’s beer choices are soooo commercial

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    I hate my effin job. I can’t catch a break. Stuck in this effin place so I miss the start of the Philes game AGAIN!

     
  • Posts: 0 Philly Fan In CO

    im missin the start of the game too…..its bullshit man

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova

    Happ is not playing tonight you have him in the lineup I think you mean Lee

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillin' 'er up!

    LETS GO PHILS!!!
    Lee and company need to finish this off TONIGHT and win us a date with Los Angeles once again.

     
  • Posts: 579 Brian Michael

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    Yea, it’s Lee pitching of course, I’ll change it now….but you never know with Charlie filling out the lineup card….

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Alright, LETS WIN THIS!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby Abreau Lives

    I’m rooting for my old teammates and hope to see them in the World Series. I would like to grab that Howard Eskin by his dyed beard and rub his nose in doggie pooh. He is nothing but a big mouthed FOP. I miss my Phillies fans and hope you guys enjoy victory tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright I’m here, let’s get this going. GO PHILLIES! :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Jimmy "The Runt"Hoffmann

    Let’s party together tonight. YOu buy the beer and pizza and I’ll leave the tip. Go Phillies. Let’s have all brown cappers unite tonight at McFaddens.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    VICTORINO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jimmy"The Runt"Hoffmann

    I’m insane for Shane and he trots down home-run lane !!! GO PHILS !!!

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    Victorino is getting the party started tonite!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice walk Utley.

     
  • Posts: 0 Nick Stoner

    This guy is crazy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    You know, the ump’s not going to cut this guy any slack if he keeps getting hit with pitches!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    got to love how the Phils are just flat out hitting the Rockies

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Just noticed the Phils lead all playoff teams in AVG, OBP and OPS through the divisional series

     
  • Posts: 0 SpankyYankee

    That fat bioetch Howard was OUT…another bad call again…this time Phillies way…Howard only runs fast when the Domino’s guy is at the door……oh well we’re just waiting to see what “jump off a Cliff Lee” does later….

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Here we go, the announcers are all over the Rockies balls again…

     
  • Posts: 0 Wes

    Another blown call?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    just can’t get Gonzalez out . . .

     
  • Posts: 0 Wes

    Gonzalez is a beast.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Finally, I get to watch a game from first pitch! Have these announcers sucked this bad the whole time?

    Great job by Phils in the first. Only one run, but they made U.J. throw 30 or so pitchers. The hitters look patient and selective and we’ve got Lee on the hill. Go Phils!

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob E

    damn gonzalez

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    just like last night. ugh

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    These play by play guys are so one sided it’s incredible.

    Wouldnt worry about Lee, he can get hit early but he’ll settle in

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Interesting tag out! Hee hee!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well that was risky.

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob E

    Jesus

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @NJ: I’m listening to the local audio. What am I missing?

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    This motherf***ing umpire is squeezing Lee…

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    will we ever a a easy first inning

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    *have

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob E

    Huge K, Come on Clifford

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Insanely bad play by play guys is what your missing. Lee always tries to pump in the strikes early and the first two Rockies just jumped on him but he doesn’t look any different than game 1 and he hasn’t thrown anywhere near as many pitches as Jiminez.

    Decent start so far…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well that’s over.

    Ibanez, Feliz, and Ruiz. let’s go!

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    If these broadcast buffoons say “punches him out” one more time….

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Bottom of the first: J Roll! He had a little bit of luck and lot of skill on that throw from Lee on the little grounder. Chooch could have easily had Helton with a good throw there, but I’ll cut him some slack because he’s Chooch and he’s the man. Clutch strikeout pitch with the cut fastball on Tulowitzky. Lee was not sharp but does a great and scrappy job of getting out of it with no runs. Ruben Amaro, thanks for that trade.

    I can’t believe these announcers. Did TBS give us the other team’s home announcers for the second NLDS in a row?

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    The umpires are ridiculous. You would think since its so cold that they would speed this thing up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Ruiz!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    1-2-3 inning for Lee. :)

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Bobby – with a man on third and first…it’s a gamble if you throw to second cause a runner like fowler can make it home

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Hello Rockies, we’d like to reintroduce you to Cliff Lee. That guy in tonight’s second inning was the guy from Game 1. So-so first inning, vintage Lee inning in second. Hitting his spots, keeping the hitters off balance. Here we go…

    How about getting on base, Jimmy!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Rollins, Victorino, Utley. let’s go!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    blah blah

     
  • Posts: 0 mostone

    I’m liking how Lee is settling in. Shades of game 1.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Victorino!

     
 
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