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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

    Eh, the national announcers have always been against the Phils. It was obvious throughout last year. They don’t want the 2 PM wonders to win.

     
  • Posts: 0 SpankyYankee

    Great job now lets get Lidge out there he was good yesterday…..I can see’m blowing on his fingers now …or is he smelling them…..oooowh!

     
  • Posts: 0 TBSannouncersfortorrealba

    Damn…i would never have believed this…i thought we were destined for game 5 after the 8th inning…but, I have to say, this night makes me truly believe we can defend the world championship.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS GAME.

    WERTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HOWARD!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    ray – the ashamed philadelphian is back…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    @ Spanky:

    When he gets nervous, he puts them in his arm pits. And then he does this. (Sniffing sound.)

    I miss the old days of SNL.

    Supa-star!

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    please no lidge please go by matchups.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    I’m listening to the Philly announcers; they said somebody is warming up but didn’t say who.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    woooohoooo, keep the faith , baby!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason B

    See, I took the game off. That’s why the Phils made a comeback. I shouldn’t watch ever. :)

     
  • Posts: 0 OCTOBERMAGIC

    I’m making a pit stop through Denver on my way to PHILADELPHIA.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK: Three outs. All we need is three outs and we clinch…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tommy from NY

    hope Phillies blow save – so we can have more game to watch tomorrow

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    OHHHH HERE WE GO WITH LIDGE…

    HEART ATTACK TIME

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    keep the hubris on the DL…we are not there yet. we don’t want to piss off the baseball gods

     
  • Posts: 0 Tulowitskidovinyadichs' Mullet

    I am currently watching the game on mute, smoking a fatty and trying my darndest to hear what HK might be doing at this very moment…it sounds reaaaaal good

     
  • Posts: 0 np

    lots of lefthanders coming up

    might not be good to have lidge right away..hopefully eyre

     
  • Posts: 0 Two guys in suits with the expense account seats behind first.

    Thats it you guys. Have to call it a day. Busy day in the energy markets tomorrow.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    here we go let’s finish this

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Good thinking, Charlie. Don’t push your luck with Lidge. This will work. Eyre will do it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Boom, You're seeing it

    big first out

     
  • Posts: 0 Holmes

    Chase Utley is a baseball robot

     
  • Posts: 0 dodger fan

    Now I’m worried. Brad Lidge was one of the Dodgers best chances of winning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tulowitskidovinyadichs' Mullet

    H.oly s.hit I might not have to throw everything I own through the TV!(knocks on wood)

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    CMON LIDGE JUST GET ONE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ONE

    FREAKING

    OUT

     
  • Posts: 0 SpankyYankee

    We want Lidge we want Lidge We want Lidge

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    gutsy for Charlie, real ballsy use of the pen

     
  • Posts: 0 Tulowitskidovinyadichs' Mullet

    Please strike my mullet out

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Gah.

    I’ll be outside drinking a handle.

    Call me when it’s over.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, seriously, I ask only one thing of you Lidge:
    DON’T SCREW UP!

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    why lidge coming in?

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Everybody crap your pants! Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, crap!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 OCTOBERMAGIC

    Here we goooooo! Lidge got a dose of me last night! LETS GO TO LAAAAAA. NO COLD WEATHER THERE!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    We only need one out Rodney

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    channelling game 5 world series Lidge!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    one more stRIKE PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    ahamdhjahdjSAFDA!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    PHILLIES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Tulowitskidovinyadichs' Mullet

    F.UUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK YEAH EAT IT TBS!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    NEVER A DOUBT!!!!!!!!!!!

    LIDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 BS

    HOLY COWWW!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    PHILLIES CLINCH IT!!! PHILLIES CLINCH IT!!! WOO HOO!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    WOW NOW THATS WHY YOU CALL A COMEBACK…NICE JOB LIDGE NICE JOB.

     
  • Posts: 0 SpankyYankee

    Told ya…..way to go Lidge

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Shuck it, Colorado. Shuck it long, and shuck it hahd.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    IS THIS FUN BOYS. I cant take anymore.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tools of Ignorance

    So I think that all of the posters an inning ago saying that the Phillies would lose the series, they lost the momentum, are done with this team, etc. etc. should be banned from posting come gameday, for their lack of faith!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Well, I look forward to seeing all of you here telling me that there is absolutely no chance they are going to win the pennant…

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Wow what a comeback, this team has showed so much heart in this series.

    GO PHILLIES!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tommy from NY

    no baseball to watch tomorrow :(

     
 
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