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


Avatar of Pat Gallen

About Pat Gallen

Pat Gallen has written 1710 articles on Phillies Nation.

Pat is Editor-in-Chief of Phillies Nation. He also covers the Phils for 97.5 FM in Philly.

  • Baseballbriefs.com tracking back NLDS Gameday: Phillies at Rockies, Game 4…

    Baseballbriefs.com tracking back NLDS Gameday: Phillies at Rockies, Game 4…

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK: 6 more outs. 6 outs with no runs and we clinch. That’s all we need to do.

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    i mean at least you could get a pass ball

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    CMON CLIFF!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    holy moly!!!

  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I realize Feliz had a ok year at the plate but he is horrible with men in scoring. Double play last night and this. First pitch. Could of had the game right there.

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    what pisses me off about the feliz issue is that no one obviously says anything to him after this stuff cause he keeps doing it.

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    This umpire is so inconsistent…

  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Boy is this ump inconsistent.

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Apparently the umpire forgot that there are STRIKES and balls. Count should be 2-2.

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    dp please

  • Posts: 0 Tracey


  • Posts: 0 Manny



  • Posts: 0 Terri


  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUPID PLAY!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    now the ump is squeezing Lee..

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    That was pretty pathetic on Rollins part.

  • Posts: 0 karen

    omg…this is awful. i cant watch. i have no faith in my team which is bad.

  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    I guess we gotta give Howell credit for a good play there. Tough catch for Jimmy.

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Let’s do this MAD DOGGGGG!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    By the way: Phillies radio was saying that leaping Fowler touched Utley, which is interference and should have put him out


  • Posts: 0 j reed

    crap in the pants

  • Posts: 0 SpankyYankee


  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    At Thursday’s game, when Giambi came in to PH, the crowd started chanting “STER-OIDS STER-OIDS!”

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Aw crap…

  • Posts: 0 charlie

    We will have to win in Phila Madson blows He is awful

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    tough break

  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Ugly pitches from Madson, how do you leave the fastball up in that situation and not at least marginally off the plate???

  • Posts: 0 Craig the Rockies Fan

    OHHHHHHHHHHH BABBBBBBBY. Thank you Jroll for bad d. Thank you Madson for being horrible. Thank you Feliz for not being clutch. Going back to Philly. Hamels. thats what I want. YEA.

  • Posts: 0 jt

    rollins sucks his bat blows ans his glove blew there…lee should of stayed in.

  • Posts: 0 keeg

    Well, thats that. Screw the error, the stranded bases loadedx2 killed us. should be at the very least 4-4, at regular 6-4.

  • Posts: 0 I

    Just turned it off. Error cost us HUGE!!! 2 times we had bases loaded and did shit. Season over. Hammels will lose tomorrow.

  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I did say Rockies would win this series. Rollins has been bad. Feliz cant hit. Madson blows up. Now we have its ok guys chill hamels. over

  • Posts: 0 SpankyYankee

    Never ever put Jimmie Rollins in the same sentence with DEREK JETER…bet ya Lee happy }

  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I don’t see them winning this series. Momentum has shifted.

  • Posts: 0 NJ

    That was totally Ryan Madson there, the pitch wasn’t inside to Giambi and caught a massive chunk of the plate and the one to Torrealba just sat up there where anyone with any kind of swing could extend on…

  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    I dont understand when lee is pitching fine. he let up a ground ball that shouldve ended the inning but jroll blew it. so we take him out? and then put in madson? i dont understand. this is why were losing games. look back on a lot of our losses. bad decisions of pitching changes have caused a lot of them.

  • Posts: 0 Jason B

    What a disgraceful loss. I’ve shut the game off. Doubt I’ll even put it on tomorrow.

  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Eh, whatever. Poor RISP/BL hitting and an error.

    Enjoy it now, Rockies fans. You’ll soon be focusing on OH MY GOD KYLE ORTON IS GOD!

  • Posts: 0 Keith


  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    You know, I am so very sick and tired of the nonsense around here. The regulars are worse than the trolls. Same crap that drove me away on 9/27, saying that the Phils wouldn’t win the division, that they would lose all their remaining games and Atlanta would win all of theirs. I don’t know why I bothered coming back here.

  • Posts: 0 Craig the Rockies Fan

    you know what? im done on here. im a loser living in my mothers basement in staten island. thats right im a mets fan just angry how my team sucks and chokes each year. and the rockies suck, i dont even like them, or myself…

  • Posts: 0 Manny


  • Posts: 0 jt

    feliz better sit tomorrow put cairo in…he gets the jeltz.

  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Tracey, sooooo your saying that the Braves didn’t win the division?

  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    can rollins set the table again tonight???

    Let’s Go Phillies!

    Win this now so we can get some well deserved rest tomorrow!

  • Posts: 0 jt

    the series is over i have zero confidence in cole “primadonna” hamels…can’t believe he’s getting the start.

  • Posts: 0 np

    if Jroll would have made that catch from chase…

    totally different game…

    who’s to blame – jroll, madson, the whole offense?? francisco saved madson by making that amazing catch and then madson gives up 3 runs…what the hell is that crap??

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Ok we need a homer.

  • Posts: 0 PhillyGirlinMichigan

    Had to run and find my mute button. ughhh..

Leave a Comment

>> Create a new Phillies Nation account.
>> Already registered with Phillies Nation? Log in here.
>> Comment without logging in:

Please ensure your comments comply with our Comment Policy.