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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 jt

    if erye is avaliable why wasn’t he in there to face giambi?

     
  • Posts: 0 dodger fan

    wow. any way moyer can be available for game one of the nlcs?

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig the Spanky Bandwagon Jumper

    You all knew I’d come out of my hole

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oh good grief… that was NOT a strike!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tulowitskidovinyadichs' Mullet

    Also, F.uck the moderators for moderating so much

     
  • Posts: 0 np

    is madson the new brad lidge of 2009???

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Man, the Rockies bandwagon has a hell of a capacity.

     
  • Posts: 0 PhillyGirlinMichigan

    Why wasn’t anyone else available?

    Eyre was sitting in the dugout during the 7th…makes me think he’s not available after all.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    So how is it that Utley hasn’t walked on 5 balls?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tulowitskidovinyadichs' Mullet

    F.uck The commentators, F.uck sportscenter, F.uck the yankees, F.uck espn news, F.uck Coors, and Coors light, and F.uck Everything in Colorado except for B. Dawk…Everyone can eat a D.ick

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Offense gets the loss. Rollins second.

     
  • Posts: 0 TBSannouncersfortorrealba

    they love that guy

     
  • Posts: 0 np

    i think maybe they should have just stuck with lee in the 8th..but his pitch count was pretty high so not sure if that would even have worked out

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Alright, Chase.

    Big Brown, I’m counting on you now.

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    howard?he’s due,but he won’t come through in the clutch.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Eh, just load the bases. Sure fire way to have the Phillies not score.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Ryan, please teach these front-runner fans to have a little faith.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason B

    Attention Rockies fans – you have as much chance of winning the WS this year as the Boston Red Sox. Get over yourselves.

     
  • Posts: 0 TBSannouncersfortorrealba

    i was thinking the same thing phils phan. but TORREALBA WOULD.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    WOO!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Suck it bitches

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    THANK YOU RYAN!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tulowitskidovinyadichs' Mullet

    HOLY F.UCKING S.HIT

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    CAN HEAR A PIN DROP THERE!

    Haha.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    HOWARDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    All the crybabies get the fffffffffffffffffff out of hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

     
  • Posts: 0 TBSannouncersfortorrealba

    holy BAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSS

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    See, all you have to do is ask nicely, instead of just badmouthing this team every time they have a little setback.

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    HOWARDDDDD!!!1

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    HOLY HOLY HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

     
  • Posts: 0 PhillyGirlinMichigan

    YEAHHHHHH!!!!!

    Get another….

    No Lidge (scares me) …Put in Durbin, Eyre…someone to hold this in the 9th!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    HOLY SH.ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT WHATS GOING ON!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    And the Colorado Rockies Triceratops disagrees with that ball.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    is it too much to ask for one more run, please?

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Did the Braves blow the save? What the…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tulowitskidovinyadichs' Mullet

    Tracey…But I think when we absorb all this negative energy it helps…When I start cursing the universe the Phillies start winning…it’s how we roll

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig the Rockies fan

    Does anyone know where I went?

     
  • Posts: 0 Dr. Baseball

    lol at the Triceratops behind the plate

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OH BABY!!! PHILS TAKE THE LEAD!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 TBSannouncersfortorrealba

    Notice how we, the TBS announcers, weren’t nearly as excited as we were when TORREALBA hit his 2 run double?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    !!!

    Wow.

    Commence acid reflux for the inevitable B9.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    we got the lead back!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    i think i crapped myself

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    ok, thanks for that extra run, can we have one more, please?

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Suck it again bitches. Talk about crapping the bed, I mean crapping the street

     
  • Posts: 0 Tulowitskidovinyadichs' Mullet

    Damn You straight to Hell minions of TBS…f.ucking A-Rod fan robots

     
  • Posts: 0 ChesapeakePhan

    I never thought I’d be excited to give Lidge an opportunity to save this game…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tommy from NY

    it sucks – No Game 5 in Philly – no baseball to watch tomorrow

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    whats just happened wow who closes?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    joedad – or …”Bitches, suck it”

     
 
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