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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 joedad

    BOBBY JENKS WOULD HAVE CAUGHT THAT BALL!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I love bail-outs!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    if no lee….then who?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Joedad – you forgot to add….BLINDFOLDED

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Does anyone know what time the Braves are playing?

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    in his cap, j reed

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice walk Utley! woo.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Chase needs to steal, Ryan moves him over and Werth brings him home!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    I’ll take a free base.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    the big thunder cometh….

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I think the Braves are playing April 5th.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    If these broadcasters give as much love to the Rockies players in the clubhouse as they do in the press box they’d get arrested for prostitution…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice steal Utley!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    NICE CHASE!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    I’m expecting Lee to pitch the 8th. However, though he may test us (e.g. use of Blanton as reliever), in Charlie we Trust.

    Big stolen base by Utley.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Grrrrrrrrreat a strikeout that wasn’t a strike.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Make up call obv

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    come on Rauuuuuuul

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    one of the nice things about being a phillies fan is we don’t have anyone on the team with a pornostash to be embarassed by….

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Ibanez should be insulted. Ibanez should do something about that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    The ump is as in love with Torreabla as the announcers are. If they call him “smart” one more time, I’m gonna hurl.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    The difference was that Lee’s pitch was INSIDE the strike zone, and this one wasn’t.

     
  • Posts: 0 keeg

    These non strike strikes are slowly getting me completely pissed off. The umping is becoming more of an issue than ever before. It’s absolutely godawful.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @J Reed: Yeah, but we have no shortage of unfortunate facial hair.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Feliz, don’t swing on the 1st pitch.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Nice walk Rauuuuuuuuuul!

    Now, if Pedro could only get a sac fly or something…

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Give Feliz the take sign! Please Pedro, do not swing at the first pitch!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    nj – no doubt – a couple of two fiddy crack hos

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Seriously? They’re changing pitchers with Mr. DP coming up to bat?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    I meant: Mr. GIDP

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    LETS GO PHILLIES! LETS GO PHILLIES! LETS GO PHILLIES!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    tracey – my theory about “the soul patch” is they think it camoflagues their “dip lip”

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    WTF PEDRO. THAT IS DISGUSTING

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I am going to be sick. Horrible

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    why does Feliz swing on the first pitch again!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Bleh

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    that’s fine cause ruiz is coming up

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    WTF, Pedro?! Why do you torment us so? At least you play good D.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Sorry but Feliz better not be back next year. Two games in a row he blows it with the bases loaded. It’s one thing to work a count and try and do something but two days in a row and he blows it like he did…swinging at the first pitch are you kidding?

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    FREAKING DISGUSTING

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    LA: “How ’bout if they wait til he throws a strike to swing?”

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    blahhhhhhhhhhh

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    shoooooooooooooooooooooot!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    How about switching Feliz and Chooch in the batting order????

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    this team can’t hit for crap. and now we have to face the top of the order

     
  • Posts: 0 ChesapeakePhan

    Ugh. We had problems all year with RISP, I guess it shouldn’t surprise us. Of course, that’s squarely on Feliz in that inning. Zero reason to swing at the first pitch in that situation.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Raul needs to teach a “work the count” class. He seems to be the only one doing it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Nick

    FELIZ SUCKS WORK THE COUNT THE DAMN BASES ARE LOADED JACKASS

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    I think if we make it, feliz has to sit, but that leaves dobbs and he did the same thing 3 times in a row earlier this year

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    OK, OK. Let’s hope Clifford gets through this inning with less than ten pitches.

     
 
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