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
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


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  • Posts: 0 j reed

    i’d hate to be the coors park guy who has to clean up the champagne mess we left behind….

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    carlos pena is on MLB network as a commentator

  • Posts: 0 Doug

    All you people that gave up or turned the TV off when we lost the lead are complete morons. It doesn’t matter how far we are down or what inning it is, we always seem to fight our way back in and at least make the game interesting. I know Feliz is frustrating sometimes but he’s not the only one that didnt hit with the bases loaded. During the regular season he had the best avg with RISP on the team. He had some clutch hits for us the past two years, especially the one that knocked in the WINNING run in game 5 of the World Series last year. Seriously would you rather have at 3rd, David Bell, Abraham Nunez or Pedro? I know I would want Pedro. Other than Scott Rolen, He’s the best 3rd basemen we had since Mike Schmidt

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Hopefully our own fans will now be done second-guessing the manager, and bashing our players for an error or lack of a hit

  • Posts: 0 Nix

    I work with these dogs and as far as animal behavior goes, I am a strong believer in nurture and training. I’ve met Jack Russell Terriers that I wouldn’t go around again, but have for no reason had a poor knowledge with an American Staffordshire Terrier. If you’re speaking about their owners- nicely, that’s a several story. Humans are animals as well, and we tend to every have our unique ideas about “moral concepts”.

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