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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 Tracey

    They’re going to let him try!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Yes you let lee finsih here
    the only other thought is lidge to build confidence but screw that must win here.
    If cole is good tomorrow I will be on cloud nine. I am almost there now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Yea, Keith! That’s pretty amazing! Everybody hitsss!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Everybody hits! WOO HOO!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    2 more outs!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    CHARLIE LOOKS LIKE A GENIUS AFTER STARTING LEE TODAY

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Why are they warming up Happ? Do not use him today, under any scenario!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Truthfully after what Lee did his last 6 starts or so…did anyone see THIS coming? I know I didn’t.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    1 more out fellas!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby in Boston

    Would Burrell have made that catch?! One to go!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    these friggin announcers on tbs have no kind of emotion i’m going to the radio for next game

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Lee is throwing 94 woah

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    there goes the shut out

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    poor Lee

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    damn it, no shutout. Oh well….let’s just end this Clifton.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Oh man, I predicted this 5-1 score… CREEPY

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    argh. Oh well, no shutout. But we’ll still win it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Padilla Flutilla

    In all honesty though, I still prefer TBS to FOX coverage. ONE MORE OUT!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    WE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLIFF LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 BrewTownPhilsPhan

    So much for bullpen issues today, anyhow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    PHILS WIN!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Padilla Flutilla

    PHILLIES.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    a solid performance by the Ashburn award winner today, Cliff Lee!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    CG win. Its on Cole now.
    Yes mccarver is so bad on fox that I thnk I prefer the braves announcers on TBS myself

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    And that’s all she wrote, folks!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Heyo!!

    # Manny Says:
    October 7th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I’m going with Phillies 5, Rockies 1.

     
  • Posts: 582 Brian Michael

    Avatar of Brian Michael

    Now, that’s what I’m talking about!!!

    Big game pitching!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I agree completely. It was so nice to listen to a Phillies game that A. didn’t include Wheels and B. wasn’t nothing but nonstop anti Phillie sentiment. It was beautiful. Not as beautiful is Clifton Phifer Lee.

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Cliff Lee righted the ship just in time! Well done Phils!!! 2 more wins.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    well after listening to harry on the radio last year it’s a real bummer but WE WIN!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Padilla Flutilla

    Whoa… now I don’t want to get ahead of myself just yet… but a playoff win is a playoff WIN!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Good Win!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    i’ve never been to a town or knew a fan who didn’t say the announcers were biased against their team. It’s perception not reality.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Nice to see fatso david Wells is dressed for the occasion.
    to the bar

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    the beauty of rest

     
  • Posts: 0 Padilla Flutilla

    I really didn’t hear any anti-Phillie sentiment, you have no idea what you’re talking about. If anything MLB would pull for the Phila market over Denver.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    It is reality. I have the package and get to hear all the announcers.
    Troy aikman for example who I thought would be anti philly is not.
    Mccarver is terrible. I cant imagine Buck and Mccarver in a phillies – cardinals series. Considering they are both Cardinals guys.
    Fox is pretty bad these guys are better.

     
  • Posts: 0 Padilla Flutilla

    wait I misread… you used a double negative and confused me… sorry Ed R.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    no we are saying these announcers were fine. Even though the one is the regular braves guy.
    No the announcers were fine today. Better than fox and better than Chris wheeler.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    it’s perception andrew. cowboys fans cry all the time about aikman. they think he’s unfair to the cowboys because he played for the cowboys. it’s a fact

     
  • Posts: 0 Mazinman

    Too bad about that run in the ninth but a great game from a great team today. The bullpen is not an issue then the starters deal like Lee did today. Spectacular work after a shaky September. This was the hottest team in the NL going into the post season and we managed to stop them cold in Game 1. Now we got momentum and Hamels tommorrow.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    i meant to say cowboys fans think aikman should be more pro dallas and they think he is unfair to them. anyways, when the phillies and eagles play i’m usually listening to the radio. i like to hear the homers..lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    I am sayig for me it isnt. I like about every single announcing team more than Chris Wheeler. I am not a homer. The fox coverage is very bad. Id love to have jsut the San Fran announcers do every game.
    Mccarver is very very bad. He is like wheeler on roids.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Sorry. What I meant to say was, TBS, or atleast the game I just watched the announcing was great. Fair and unbiased. Last year when I had to watch it on Fox, friggin Joe Buck was such a Philly hater. I swear to God he must have had I had Philadelphia written on his forehead. It drove me crazy.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    You know things are going well for the Phightins when people are bitching about the announcers rather than the Phils.

    They played like world beaters today. Now lets win tomorrow so I can watch a stress free clincher on Saturday with many a brew in hand

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Yes its all on cole now. Redemption time for Cole or my personal doghouse :)

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    the announcers were flat…tone wise. otherwise, objective

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    I am a homer that’s why harry kalas and merril reese are the best. When their team does good you can feel the intensity. When we suck you can feel the disappointmen

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    For some reason I kind of like the twins to make it competetive.
    All this added adversity of the game last night might just help them.
    Its going to be snowing on saturday. Who likes the cold more Pedro Happ or Blanton?

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    i meant to say kalas was the best. joedad there’s really nothing else to say except the phils were excellent today..lol…i guess i’m disappointed because harry didn’t get to call that final out with the enthusiasm that gives you goosebumps. Jreed hit it on the button they were flat, but yes objective
    we can also start discussing happ for game 3 if he doesn’t need to pitch in relief tomorrow. I think charlie was saying that when he said we’ll see how tomorrow goes. In fact, without a doubt happ will start if he’s not needed tomorrow. In my mind

     
 
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