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NLDS Gameday: Rockies at Phillies, Game 1

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, October 07, 2009 02:07 PM | Comments: 314
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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 j reed

    Great game although no more base running mistakes….I love to win but I love to watch beautifully played baseball as well, though not a much winning. Plus looking a gifthorse in the mouth hurts when it kicks your teeth out against better teams.

     
  • Posts: 0 holymackrel

    i think that they s/ pitch Pedro on Saturday in Denver – 30 degrees and flurries – it will be just like home in the DR

     
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  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I can’t stand Merril Reese. He may have a good voice for announcing but he sounds so clueless sometimes. That’s just my personal opinion.

    I hope the Twins take down the big bad boys from the Bronx!!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    wow can’t stand merril reese? that’s impossible for an eagles fan.
    anything other than a phils-yanks or red sox world series would be disappointing. well the phils being in there wouldn’t be disappointing but i would love to see one of the other two

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Nice game for the Phils. Way to step-up to the challenge Lee !!

    See you all tomorrow. I’ll be in right-center, section 103. 3 rows from the front. Loved to hear the energy from the crowd today, let’s give Cole the same support tomorrow!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    I had to flip between gameday and some intermittent free online feeds but made it to the bar for innings 8 and 9 so I didn’t hear the announcers. Lee was an ace.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I am going to assume holymackrel that, that was an attempt at humor.

    j-reed, Rino is great on the bases when he is coming out of the batters box. Any time he has to stop at a base for more than a second he seems to lose his head.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Happ has experience pitching in the cold…he went to school in Illinois

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Ed R. – and Vic. and Ruiz….Catchers of all the people should not get picked off. Why Ruiz thinks he’s fast I’ll never know. I’m sure Curtis Granderson feels like serious crap this morning. Otherwise we took seriously good ABs today. And Lee finally got into gear….Things are looking good…

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    Charlie must put Happ in the 3rd game for kill.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies

    Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, October 07, 2009 02:07 PMColorado 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).

    Your 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!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies

    go phillies

     
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