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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 HotDogs

    thanks for the info Tracey!

    I think Raphael the Ninja Turtle is seated behind home plate.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Yeah, we need a bigger lead if we’re going to end this tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    JeffK, I think Lee IS more careful with the location of his first pitches tonigh, especially after the first two batters of this game singled off him. But right now, fellow Phillie fans, Cliff Lee is pitching like Cliff Lee. Nice 1-2-3 inning. Lee has thrown 64 pitches through 4 innings. Not bad, not great. Probably not going to get a CG. Madson and Lidge, we may need you tonight. But I would rather see our team score a bunch of runs . . .

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ugh poor Jimmy

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    C’mon we gotta take Jimenez OUT of the game!!

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffK

    Agreed Bobby. My concern now is how far can we stretch Lee…and who can pitch in a potential 1-0 ballgame?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    jimmy – einstein in the field, elmer fudd at the plate. chase will do something here

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    another quick inning. Come on offense.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Jimenez pitch count: 87
    (or Ubaldez, as LA called him)

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    Yeah Im a bit worried about how far cliff can go after a complete game last time.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    The way Lee’s pitching he could easily go 7+ unless he gets chased which is just as like to happen to Jiminez

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Jimenez at 87 pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    umbaldo is tiring though…l

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    oops

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    let’s go phillies! let’s go phillies! let’s go phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    i think the adrendline can carry Lee through…

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    the pitcher got a hit.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    what was that?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    oh great the pitcher just got a hit.

    can we get Gonzalez out this time?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    yay we finally got him out!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WHEW!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Cmon lets take Jimenez out of the game… no swinging at first pitches!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Lee at 79 pitches.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    That’s 78 pitches for Cliffy. I think we can get a couple more innings out of him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Howard, Werth, Ibanez. let’s go!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    i think we get to unbaldo this inning

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    I’m not too worried about Lee. He’s thrown 79 through 5, so he could easily go 8. More worried about Jimenez, who is looking better as the game goes on. We need to get to this guy, as in NOW.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Gotta love the green screen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    The ads are FAKE

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    We Need Runs!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    stop swinging at garbage

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    it seems as though Jiminez has settle down

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    c’mon phillies!!! hit the damn ball!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    WERTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    WERTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    told ya

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OH BABY!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    WERTH!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    We’re not WERTHY!!! We’re not WERTHY!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Jimenez: HUGE mistake there. He made Werth look like poop on a curve. Thanks for the 97 MPH fastball, Ubaldo. Jayson made that hurt, yeah. We like fastballs. Keep throwing fastballs down the middle, please.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    I guess all you need to do is ask!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    All you need is Werth, dahdah dahdah dah daahhh

    I hate when commercials stick in my head

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Man Feliz is STRUGGLING at the plate…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    another quick out for Feliz, but got that nice insurance run. :D

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    It’s probably good the Phils didn’t chase Jiminez then, short of the Rockies batting around Jiminez will be back out there on 103 instead of a good Rockies bullpen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Those last 3 pitches were strikes…. ugh

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Cliff got squeezed

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    and it is a game

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    almost

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ew…

     
 
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