Quantcast


NLDS Gameday: Rockies at Phillies, Game 1

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, October 07, 2009 02:07 PM | Comments: 314
Gameday 2009, Posts

Colorado Rockies (0-0) at Philadelphia Phillies (0-0)

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (0-0) vs. Cliff Lee, LHP (0-0)

Time: 2:37 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, Windy, 65
TV: TBS
Twitter: Phillies Nation

And now, for what you have all been waiting for.  The Philadelphia Phillies start their run to repeat at 2:37 today.

Cliff Lee makes his first career postseason start in Game 1, and will face off against Ubaldo Jimenez, the man who helped close out a sweep against the Phillies in 2007.  Lee may be a newcomer, but his credentials speak for themselves in the regular season – let’s hope it translates to October baseball.  In August, Lee faced the Rockies in his second start with the team, and did quite well. He held the Rox to just one run over seven innings while fanning nine.  The Fightin’s fans will surely take a similar effort today.

Jimenez pitched 6 1/3 innings back in ’07 against the Phils and struck out five while giving up just one run.  The silver lining there is he walked four batters, and he’s been known to do that a lot.  With some patience, the Phillies can get to Jimenez early and often.

Couple that with the winds today, and we could have an exciting offensive match up.  The wind is blowing from left field out to right, giving the slew of lefty bats for the Phillies some leverage.  Let’s hope the jet stream grabs an Utley fly ball, helping him to get moving here in the early goings of the playoffs.

Be prepared Phillies fans…this is October.

Today’s Lineup: Rollins (SS), Victorino (CF), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Werth (LF), Ibanez (LF), Feliz (3B), Ruiz (C), Lee (P).

Post Road Pumpkin AleYour Gameday Beer – Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Oktoberfests aren’t the only beers appropriate for the month of October – you’d be surprised how you can make a beer that tastes like pumpkin but isn’t gross. The Brooklyn Brewery secret for this beer is to mask most of the pumpkin flavor with spices such as cinnamon, brown sugar, clove and nutmeg. Though not the best pumpkin beer out there, it is definitely one worth trying on this crisp afternoon of playoff baseball. Have it with some roast turkey, like in one of those Gobbler sandwiches from WaWa. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

Avatar of Pat Gallen

About Pat Gallen

Pat Gallen has written 1684 articles on Phillies Nation.

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

 
 
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Nothing like cutting work and watching Phillies playoff baseball. Let’s go Phils!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    go Phillies! :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    It’s only fitting that I’m first.. I’m glad that some people have joined me on the call for a surprising 3 game sweep by the Phils. I’ve been saying it since Saturday. Phils in three games. Four tops. I have complete confidence in Cliff Lee. And thanks Cole for telling MLB that Phils fans got screwed with the back-to-back day games. It’ll fit nicely with the 2009 World Series DVD Back-to-Back WS Titles for the Phillies…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Ok, I was third. No matter…. It’s almost game time!

     
  • Posts: 0 phil

    i have class but my physics lab partner brought in a radio! go phils!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Nice of MLB to screw the defending champs fans. Everyone I know has work or school so I am watching the game by myself at home.
    I guess they need to have the yankees on prime time every time.
    I try ot to hate the yankees and all the crap they get. Like playing that game last night. them getting to choose thier series days. But is tough.
    Go phils

     
  • Posts: 0 Troutman

    So tell me, Brian, what is a GOOD pumpkin beer? I’m really trying to find something special to start the playoffs off on the right foot!

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig

    2.37pm What’s with the start time?

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Will

    Answer these questions…
    1) Does Bud Selig Suck?
    -Yes
    2) Am I skipping class to watch the Phillies?
    -Yes
    3) Are the Phillies going to F*CKING ROMP TODAY?
    -Indeed

    Go Phils!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    I’m not being arrogant…..I respect the Rockies… They’ve got a great team. Their pitching is underrated. Even w/o De La Rosa. Who the Phils, ironically have smoked in the past… Playoffs, regardless of the sport is about matchups. And if Lee, Cole and the rest hit their spots the Phillies will be in great position to win this series. And if the O goes off even a little bit, the Bank will become a big party. Doesn’t matter if it’s a day game…. The wind should help Lee and the Phils O. Good Luck boys!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    ROAD TO REPEAT BEGINS TODAY!!! LETS GO PHILLIES!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    anyone nervous? I’m not feeling it yet. ALmost as if I expect Lee to dominate

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    My dorm room # at PSU West Halls was 237!

     
  • Posts: 0 np

    the shadows are going to stuck later…sweet throw by howard

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Time to Tap the Rockies!!

    Let’s do this!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    slop in the field …

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig

    Very shaky start.

    Lets hope this does not turn into a disaster.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    It is REALLY windy here in Lancaster, is it that bad at the game?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hooray that inning is over

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig

    Phew!

    That ball is moving all over the outfield. Very windy.

    Expect an error or two apiece today

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    finally got through a first inning unscathed, although he he had to throw a lot of pitches in part because of howard, and that cheap hit

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    dodged one..

    Ed R. – Richards with the HAT TRICK!! I was flipping between that game and the twins tigers….what a game!

     
  • Posts: 0 Padilla Flutilla

    wow 98 mph

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Nice escape cliffy
    Now we see what we have

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I love J-Roll but I hope to God that they try and find a real lead off hitter during the off season. Problem is, I don’t see any openings in the line up. Feliz will be back and everyone else is under contract.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    richards is on my fantasy team

    the wind will be a major factor in this game. I hope it is for us

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Utley breaks out of it today.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    that was generous ump

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    j-reed both of those games were amazing. Consider this for a second…both games ended with a final of 6-5. Both ended within 60 seconds of each other and both games took extra innings/OT to conclude. Just some funny coincidences.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    I am not liking this

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well Lee looks about as good as it did in all of September/October. Command is erratic at best.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    2 cheap hits that both bounced 2 feet in front of the plate. Bottom of the lineup now…

     
  • Posts: 0 Gavin

    what just happened?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Jayson werth flashing the glove
    love it

    nice call though

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Bad call…can’t wait to see where we get burned later.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    a nice break there :)

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    he was SAFEEEEEEE LOL too BADDDDDDD

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    crap in my pants…we got a gift there…still a nice throw

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    That’s right dude, don’t challenge the Werth cannon!

     
  • Posts: 0 DC

    Gone at third! Sit down Torrealba and stop crying Jim Tracy

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I’m just saying, but how does Howard not hit two home runs today with that wind?

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    You can’t hit what you can’t touch. Ubaldo is filthy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Padilla Flutilla

    I feel like this is the type of pitcher the Phillies should kill the second time through the lineup. Remember they haven’t faced this guy all year.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    why don’t they get that stupid pitchtrax out of the corner of the screen. it’s annoying

     
  • Posts: 0 Harold

    werth came to play

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Way to go Jayson I’m “Werthy” of being an everyday OF.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well at least we got a hit

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Damn. Anyone have a pitch count on Ubaldo? I know he only threw 10 in the first inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    alright Lee…time to man up and put the team on your back for the next few innings

     
  • Posts: 0 bfo_33

    Trying to follow the game on gamecast – was the double hit hard? Is the wind blowing in or out?
    For an excellent pumpkin ale try Dogfish Head Punkin Ale – taste like a good IPA with a hint of pumpkin and spices – not overdone.

     
 
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.