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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!

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  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    Hey rockies fan, when was the last time the rockies won a world series, never i believe or it could be never. this is a baseball forum is it not, why try to insult the eagles? NJ just said your mourning the loss of john elway, didnt say anything about the broncos that have 4 lucky wins and now wont win again for the rest of the season.

     
  • Posts: 0 chucks

    offense?

     
  • Posts: 0 Troutman

    Manny…link not working. I get to the site but all I get is a black screen where the game should be playing. What am I doing wrong?

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig the Rockies moron

    I am going to have to go now. Mom says its time to cut the grass and do the dishes. GO ROCKIES
    P.S. the Philies suck and McNabb is gay

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Troutman: that’s weird… try going here first, http://isportslink.blogspot.com/

    and then click the link under “MLB Colorado vs. Philadelphia”

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Lets get a run here boys.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Take some pitches bitches

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    CMON PEOPLE WAVE THOSE RALLY TOWELS!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    1-0 fightins

     
  • Posts: 0 CZ

    helll yeah biiiioootch

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL

     
  • Posts: 0 BrewTownPhilsPhan

    So as this one goes on, Cliff is looking like Cliff, Ubaldo is looking like Ubaldo, and the Phils are looking like the champs.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUULLLL

     
  • Posts: 0 BrewTownPhilsPhan

    Manny, Trout – working for me

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLL!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    That’s why sending Howard even though he got caught with two outs made some sense to keep Werth at the plate. Werth, Ibanez… Phillies up

     
  • Posts: 0 ChesapeakePhan

    Productive out from Feliz, but he should get a better swing than that with a 2-0 count.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    LETS GO CHOOCH!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    YESSSSSSSSSSS I LOVE CHOOCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    CHOOOCH!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    ruiz is more clutch than utley in the playoffs. just stating the facts folks

     
  • Posts: 0 BrewTownPhilsPhan

    CHOOCH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!1

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Ruiz! :D

    2-0 Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harold

    that was a TREMENDOUS at-bat by ruuuuuuiz

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    atta boy cooch

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    I said all year and I will say it again Ruiz is the MVP of this team.
    He ALWAYS does this. Wish some the other guys had the heart of this guy and clutch ability. 2-0 fightins

     
  • Posts: 0 BrewTownPhilsPhan

    Ubaldo has totally lost control.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    RUUUUUIIIIIZZZZZZ

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    were not bunting here

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Say what you want about Ruiz…he may not get a hit as much as we would like, but about 80% of his hits are as clutch as can be. Not to mention he calls a hell of a game.

     
  • Posts: 0 jr

    TBS needs to work on their sound quality.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    goooood inning!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Craig that is aweful that you would bring something up like that in this room. Even though I pretended to be you and write that horrible message. It was my father for all those years. sorry

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    maybe lee with spare us from the bullpen

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    lmao Only a 12 year old like craig could spell awful wrong

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Looks like Lee is pitching his ace off

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    It’s a real credit to the Ruiz that while we were salivating over the prospect of Marson behind the plate for the next decade Ruiz not only made the best of a bad year last year but took himself into the upper-tier of catchers with how good his all-around game is. He does the little things even when he gets caught in a run-down and I’m reminded of when Ruiz was caught stealing to score a run last year by not just going down into the slide.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    Cliff Lee really has come through for us today.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Oh a CG would be so magical at this point. OR better yet a bunch of runs by the phils and you dont hve to worry about the Pen giving up a few.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    yeah but his baserunning needs work

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    a solid 1-2-3 inning for Lee

    go Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    woo hoooooooooooooooo

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    14 in a ROW!! Yes Clifton!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    I have always backed ruiz and couldnt wait to move marson.
    Catcher is not an offensive position anyway but this guy does this over and over with the clutch hits.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Nifty

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig

    Time for Chase to get a hit

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    For a catcher Ruiz runs pretty well and with smarts, that rundown was a little unlucky, he got caught being too aggressive off the bat.

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig

    Boom and there it is!

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Utley–finnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnaly

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    I guess they think they can run on these guys.

     
 
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