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NLDS Gameday: Rockies at Phillies, Game 2

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, October 08, 2009 01:37 PM | Comments: 473
Gameday 2009, Posts

Colorado Rockies (0-1) at Philadelphia Phillies (1-0)

Phillies lead series 1-0

Aaron Cook, RHP (0-0) vs. Cole Hamels, LHP (0-0)

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

Less than 24 hours after a complete game dazzler from Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and the Phillies will take to the field looking for a 2-0 series lead.  There aren’t enough superlatives to describe Lee’s outing on Tuesday, but you know how it went.  Save the ninth, it was everything the Phillies hoped for, and more.

Hamels will attempt to match that start in a game where the winds should not be a factor.  After a shaky regular season, this is the time of year Hamels has been known to dominate; his track record speaks for itself.  Last season, Hamels blew through the Brewers, Dodgers, and Rays to capture the World Series MVP award, plus all of the fame that comes with it.  Now one of the most recognizable Phillies, Hamels needs to rekindle that 2008 showing and step one is beating the Rockies to make this a lopsided series.

Aaron Cook opposes Hamels, in what will be just his second career postseason start.  He previously pitched against the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 World Series, were he tossed six innings, allowing just three earned in a hard luck loss.  Cook spent the early part of this season on the DL, but came back to post a decent stat line: 11-6, 4.16 ERA, 175 hits, 158 innings.  His mediocre WHIP (1.405) means he will allow base runners, so look for the Phils to capitalize today.

Yesterday, every starter in the Phillies order had at least one hit, Lee included.  That offensive balance, paired with the outstanding pitching performance made for an awesome Game 1. Today, look for the bats to stay hot, as Cook has struggled mightily against the Phils. He’s just 1-5 lifetime with an ERA pushing six.  In 21 at-bats against Cook, Chase Utley is hitting .381 with a HR and an amazing 11 RBI.

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

Hollywood BlondeYour Gameday Beer – Hollywood Blonde
Today’s beer selection is of course in honor of the Phillies flashy starting pitcher. This Blonde beer is a good introduction to the category as its taste is not overpowering. It has a faint citrus flavor with hints of flowers and grass…a real hippie taste from this California Brewery (Great Bear Company). Enjoy it with a pulled pork sandwich topped with some Cole slaw. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 ray

    listen , i was supposed to drop this, but quentin is craig who was embarrased off this board and now he’s pretending like he has a job and just got home from work and now that i’ve exposed CRAIG the FAKE rockies fan i guarantee craig will be back to lie and say it’s not him…it’s so obvious..lol

    you know how he was busted? read his first line

    Just got back from work. Alright go rockies!!!
    PHONY

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hmm not liking this inning either

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    now im worried. 2 outs, bottom of the 8th down by 2, and if werth gets out then we have ibanez and hte bottom of our lineup

     
  • Posts: 0 hotdogs

    LOOK AT THOSE FANS!!! They look like the Phillies are down 100 TO ZIP!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    I LOVE WERTH

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    WERTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    5-4

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    WOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    1 run game

     
  • Posts: 0 Dr. Baseball

    Betancourt should be given a pace-of-play violation.

    I’ve never seen a pitcher work so slowly outside of Japan

     
  • Posts: 0 hotstove

    WErth YES

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright come on Feliz

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Why couldn’t someone be on base? Son a gun.

    Great job Werth!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I mean Ibanez*

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    werth baby…come on one run game lets make it happen.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    embarrased = embarrassed lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    Ray, another wayyou can tell he didnt just get home for work. he acts like he knows nothing about the game saying alright lets go rockies, but then somehow he knows every single thing that happened in the game.

     
  • Posts: 0 hotdogs

    WAVE THOSE TOWELS!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Dr. Baseball

    Craig said:

    “actually thinking that Cole pitched poorly just so he could be pulled from the game to be with his wife as she gave birth……
    …..which I might add is A BIT MORE FREAKING IMPORTANT THAN THIS BASEBALL GAME!!!!!!!”

    No it’s not.

     
  • Posts: 0 Quentin

    This would be a nice time to put lidge in. 5-4 Rockies leading.

    3 more outs with bottom of order forget it

    Huston Street will get a 1-2-3 inning for save and series will be tied at 1 heading to colorado for games 3 and 4 which rocks will win both and win series and eliminate the “world champion” phillies for the second time in 3 years.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Stairs, Francisco, and Bako still on the bench

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    WERTH!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Seriously…why are those towels not waving? Get with it crowd.

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    Quentin – so if the Phils do win the series, make sure you make a video of it and post it here okay?

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Wouldn’t Hamels be off the hook since he was responsible for four runs?

    Andrew, can you honestly tell me with a straight face that if you found out your wife was in labor either shortly before a presentation, or in the middle of a big meeting, your performance wouldn’t be affected?

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    im not as worried as i was before about the next game. we are down 5-4 going into the ninth when we have played terrible. no hitting until the 6th inning. so hopefully we can carry these last few innings into colorado.

    can we trust our bullpen in this 9th?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    so who will bat in the 9th?

    Francisco
    Ruiz
    Stairs

    perhaps

     
  • Posts: 0 hotdogs

    Quentin……

    What???? No RockiesNation for you to share with all your friends?

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    stuart exactly, it’s so obvious and i was pointing it out just so we can stop wasting our time with this fraud. any rockies fan that comes in here is CRAIG THE FAKE I JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON AND HIDE WHEN MY TEAM IS LOSING AND THEN COME BACK WHEN THEY ARE WINNING BUT WHEN IT’S POINTED OUT WHAT A FRAUD I AM BECAUSE I ONLY COME ON WHEN MY TEAM IS WINNING I CHANGE MY NAME TO SOMETHING ELSE AND HOPE THAT MY TEAM WINS OR I WILL HAVE TO GO BACK INTO THE WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    maybe street will have playoff jitters and still remember that walk off home run he served to magglio ordonez in the 06 ALCS…come on guys lets win this.

     
  • Posts: 0 Madeline of Manyunk

    Francisco is a diamond in the rough. He has power, speed, plays great defense and is really hungry. I hope Rollins gets a chance to win this one. You know he will be swinging at everything. I hate to say it, but what a great game. I hope we win, as it would be even greater. Wish I were there.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    no matter what happens this game we aren’t that team from 2 years ago, we kicked ass yesterday we showed heart yesterday, and assuming no other starters have pregnant wives we’ll take this series lolllllllllll….let’s get this ninth i can feel it

     
  • Posts: 0 Yogi Berra

    It ain’t over until it’s over.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    wow Madson was great

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    we showed heart today i meant..and we can do this ninth it’s not over!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    can they make the comeback????

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    That was the quickest inning. Nice job by Maddson.

     
  • Posts: 0 hotdogs

    LET”S GO PHILLIES!!!!!! WAVE THEM TOWELS!!!!!! ROCK THE BANK LIKE YESTERDAY!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 BS

    Madson dealing. Let’s go offense!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Wow that was straight filth from Mad Dog.

    Ok everyone, whether or not you believe in a higher power doesn’t matter, its time to get on your knees and pray. Pray to whoever you want to. Just do it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Wow, Madsen breezed through the 9th. Looks like he’s back to last years playoff form, unlike Hamels. Now get a run! 2 would be even better!

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    there we good madson. lets go phillies. they were talking yesterday how street is good, but when he does get hit, he gets hit hard. well lets go hit him real hard.
    im hoping francisco gets out. chooch gets a double, stairs hits a walk off. we can dream right?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Francisco or Stairs to lead off?

     
  • Posts: 0 Quentin

    Alright here we go!!! 5-4 Rockies leading bottom 9th in Philly.

    Huston Street (70K, 13BB in REG SEASON) takes on bottom of Phillies order.

    Should be 1-2-3 here and Rocks tie at 1. Winning in philly game 2 will give big boost for rocks to win the other 2 games in colorado.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I don’t know about Frisco playing great defense but he plays good defense.

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    Alert from ESPN – JA Happ suffered leg contusion…. isn’t that just a bad bruise?

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    I’d let Francisco hit. He’s hitting a sight better than Stairs. We need a base-runner, not just a make-or-break at-bat.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    that dwight howard commercial was pretty funny..lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Everyone
    When people come to disrupt just laugh. OK they called my mom a whore. Who cares?

    Be very nice if they come back here.

     
  • Posts: 0 quentin

    i’m a homo and my boyfriends name is craig the rockies fan.

     
 
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