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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 Tracey

    Good throw, all things considered

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Crap. We are making Helton look like Chone Figgins tonight. Good throw would have had him there, I think.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    OH MY…NICE DP!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Ok this is not good. Lee just needs to settle down and get us through the inning. I say we bring in Pedro for 2-3 innings.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well we lost that insurance run.

    but a nice DP ends the inning.

    Ruiz, Lee, Rollins. let’s go!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Whee! Nothing like a base running error to bail us out of an inning!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    thank you… now let’s do something jimmy

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Lee at 91 pitches.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I hope this is a wake up call for our offense…. especially Jimmy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    well, hopefully somebody will do something before we get to jimmy…

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    If we had BOBBY JENKS THIS WOULDN’T BE HAPPENING

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    And they should probably PH for Lee. He’s up to 90 pitches already, and looking a bit shaky

     
  • Posts: 0 dodger fan

    Anybody get the feeling that Tracy is purposely strategizing to face Lidge in order to maximize Colorado’s chance of winning?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    i agree, it was a good throw considering j-roll had to catch a throw that wasn’t exactly on the money….

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Joedad – i’d put in jenks in like the 5th inning

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    J-Roll’s trow hit the mound which made it bounce to the right of the plate. Otherwise Helton is out

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Can’t believe this guy is still pitching….

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    119 pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Jimmy gets his hit!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Woo hoo! Stand up double for JROLL!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    YES JIMMY! That’s what we needed!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Na na na na
    Na na na na
    Hey hey
    Good bye…

    or not.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Bobby Jenks? If we had him he’d be as important as Lidge has been so far in this series…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Seriously?? Pitch #2 is a strike???

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ugh.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    close

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hmm

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    nj – it’s a running joke

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Oh well…….

    This guy pitched 7 innings, and we couldn’t knock him out… now it’s only a one-run game and we have to get through the 7th first.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    my bad been out of the loop recently

    Come on Clifton!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    what with the europop their playing…?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    beautiful pitch

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    oh no

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    AH!!!! RAUUULL WHAT HAPPENED!!!?????? AGHHHHHHHH

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    OMG Raul!! That will cost us the game

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    ugh

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Ibanez error: shades of Greg Luzinski, circa 1978 v. Dodgers in LCS. Different overall outcome, please.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    that was like a Matt Holiday play

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    whew… OK, one more out and we can get out of this inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Heart attack.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    now,now….positive thoughts!!!!!! wave your towels…..let’s go phillies!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Let’s Go LEE! Let’s Go LEE! Let’s Go LEE!

     
  • Posts: 0 BS

    CLIFF LEE!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    WHEW!! Trying to stay calm is hard

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    YEAH!!!!! Now go get those bases!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well got out of that :D

    Utley, Howard, Werth. let’s go!

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Lee bails out Raul. No curse of the Bull here.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WHEW! dodged that bullet

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    LEE is God among men.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Lee at 106, that must be it?

     
 
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