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World Series Gameday: Yankees at Phillies, Game 3

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, October 31, 2009 06:55 PM | Comments: 479
Gameday 2009, Posts, World Series 2009

YankeesNew York Yankees (1-1) at Philadelphia Phillies (1-1)

Andy Pettitte, LHP vs. Cole Hamels, LHP

Time: 7:57 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Few Showers, 69 degrees
TV: FOX
Twitter: Phillies Nation

When asked if this year felt “more like a World Series” compared to last year’s, Jimmy Rollins responded: “when we get to Philly, it will.”  The Fall Classic moves to the city of brotherly love with the series split at a game apiece.  The Phillies are 11-1 at home in the postseason since 2008.  “It makes it a lot more fun, because you know they’re your fans, and you know how that sound can echo off your ears when they’re not your fans,” Rollins said.

Cole Hamels starts defending his World Series MVP award tonight, but he isn’t going to win back-to-back MVPs unless he has an outstanding start tonight.  His 2008 postseason heroics are almost forgotten with his 1-1, 6.75 ERA during this year’s playoffs.  Cole has allowed 20 hits in 14.1 innings, but has only allowed two walks.  Not only does he need to limit the hits, but Hamels needs to keep the ball in the yard.  In his career against the Yankees, Hamels is 0-1 with a 2.77 ERA.

Hamels will be opposed by Andy Pettitte, the all-time leader in postseason wins and career pickoffs.  Pettitte is a finesse pitcher, not overpowering;  however, he has stretches where he lacks command.  In all of his starts this postseason, the lefty lasted 6.1 innings and did not allowed more than three runs.  In May, Pettitte allowed four runs over seven innings against the Phillies.  He hasn’t pitched at Citizens Bank Park since 2006.

On Thursday, A.J Burnett was magnificent, and there wasn’t much that the Phillies could do.  Today, the right-handed bats will need to step it up, as Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Raul Ibanez are a combined 8-for-37 against Pettitte.

Phillies lineup: Rollins (SS), Victorino (CF), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Werth (RF), Ibanez (LF), Feliz (3B), Ruiz (C), Hamels (P).

Greg Dobbs is available after recovering from the flu.

Yankees Lineup: Jeter (SS), Damon (LF), Teixeira (1B), A-Rod (3B), Posada (C), Cano (2B), Swisher (RF), Cabrera (CF), Pettitte (P).

No DH tonight, Yankees.

Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin PorterYour Gameday Beer – Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter

On a night like tonight, this is the beer you need. Brewed by Midnight Sun Brewing out of Alaska, this thick dark beer pours like melted chocolate. However neither the chocolate nor pumpkin flavors are overwhelming. The scents of molasses, gingerbread, and roasted malts help to polish this brew into something delicious. It goes well with BBQ, but tonight have it alongside the candy intended for trick-or-treaters. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Good luck boys.
    I was watching some talking head call the old man stupid for starting Blanton game 4. Maybe the old man who won the series last year knows his team better than you?
    The media is for the most part morons. I love Blanton in game 4 and Lee game 5.
    Tonight is Coles chance to atone for a subpar reg and psot season.
    Go phils!

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    “Greg Dobbs is available”

    So can we please pinch hit for Feliz in a big spot tonight?

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    I too love Blanton in game 4 – Let’s go Phils!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    I was just on my way out to Chickies and Petes. Bleeping Rain Delay. I like Blanton in Game 4. He can bust Jeter/A-Rod inside with his 90+ mph fast ball. Happ only has one pitch. Let’s knock around HGH Andy. See ya!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Last thin… C.C. will pitch Game 4.

     
  • Posts: 0 hotstove

    what will be the chants for the yankees players by the fans.

     
  • Posts: 0 Zachary Hibbard

    you did steroids will be one

    no doubt

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Roids shrink balls

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    LETS GO PHILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m expecting our offense to get some big hits tonight!

    And I hope there are no long rain delays this time…

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Aaaaa-rooooid
    Mister Hudson (Aroid)
    HGH (Pettitte)
    Cheeeeeeterrrrrr( Arod and Pettitte)
    Chunky Monkey (Swisher)
    Moobs (Man Books – Cabrera)

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    enough about the roid use, at least on here I think the chants will be loud. On to the game. Rain delay now but looks like it will start after 8pm.
    I too like Blanton, Lee on full rest on Monday when I will be there.
    IMO the bets have to step up this game and score some runs for Cole. Cole needs to and will step up. It is time to be loud and proud and rock the Yanks out of the Bank.
    The odd number games are the biggest games, lets get up 2-1. One game, one out at a time.
    GO PHILLIES

     
  • Posts: 0 Michael Stubel

    Selig and MLB must hate World Series games in Philadelphia, haha. Hey, Bud, the rain isn’t our fault. It’s Game 3 of the World Series and October 31 in the Northeast. Move up the season or shorten the season! Let’s go Phillies, leave no doubt.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    beta – roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid roid

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    Lets get this party started, I have to be at work at 7 am then drive down for game five from Vermont.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    someone should do something on the paintings that A-Rod has over his bed depicting him as a centaur, the half-man, half horse of Greek myth …that a goldmine that knows no end.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    You are such the man joedad how can I be as cool as you.
    GO PHILLIES

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I agree with j-reed. Anyone that is that full of themselves should be getting absolutely ripped by the rest of us normal folk. It is just so easy to dislike A-Roids.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    roids roids roids roids roids roids roids roids roids
    he took the damn things….why the frig do you care???

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    lol, im bored shag, need to entertain myself somehow. NO WAY can anyone learn how to be cool.

    jreed, are you serious about the painting?

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    It’s creepy how similar this whole situation is to Game 3 of last year’s WS.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    yes he is serious.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    Yea I feel you Joedad, this f’in rain down there has to stop lets get this game going.
    What do you all think the time limit is on starting this thing, 9 33pm or will they wait longer

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Joedad- as reported in today’s enquirer in the Sat. Entertainment section. This is according to an anon former lover of his in an US WEEKLY interview as an example of A-Rod’s vanity. I tend to believe it because it’s so ridiculous, I can’t see someone making it up.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    rain go away pleassssssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    that is incredible but difficult to believe a jilted former lover.

    What happens if this is a rainout. Will ticket holders have tix for Tuesday night or is eveything pushed back a day?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Im praying this game gets rained out. Hamels on sunday, lee on monday. oh babbbby. 4 days rest.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    9:15 start

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    That’s when it’s supposed to stop raining… nice.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    That’s a good point Jeff… but I really want CC to pitch on 3-days rest… cause I think that’s when we’re gonna really get to him.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Joedad – that’s the point i was making…not even a jilted lover could come up with something so weird

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Didn’t you guys see the picture of A-Rod kissing his reflection in a mirror while at the gym? The guy is totally in love with himself. A centaur picture of him above his bed is not the most ridiculous thing ever given everything we know, or is reported to be fact that is.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    What a great job by the cast of Glee singing the anthem! Wow… amazing.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I agree Manny, I was skeptical at first but they did a fantastic job.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    OK LET’S GO PHILLIES FIRST PITCH 9:15
    5 minuts until we get this party started, and the phils lite up the Yankees, score early and often is the key. And Cole shutting this Yankee line up down. Please

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I guess this late start pretty much ruins my halloween night… but whatever… as long as I can watch the phillies beat the yankees I’m good.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Apparently, the Anthem is very hard to sing….once they got their voices over the instruments they did a great job…hit every note

     
  • Posts: 0 yeah

    Nice pregame conversation here. (sarcasm) Much better than The Cleveland Show.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Alright Hamels pump that fastball up…

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    LET’S GO COLE! LET’S GO PHILS!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Come on Cole!!!! Get it done for us.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    that’s more like it Hamels

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Giving the high and low strike…wonder what the corners will be

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Hamel’s aint messing around. He almost looks like Cliff Lee out there, no sooner does he get the ball back he is firing again.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    HERE WE GO COLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Beautiful 1-2-3!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Nice pitch

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    jreed – fastball between 91 to 94 per mlb gameday. I’ll take it

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Is anyone else hearing that or is it just my tv? It’s hard to describe…it’s really loud, very deep, sounds like 45,000 thousand people cheering in unison. Oh wait…that’s a crowd. Sorry, I forgot what they were for a second.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    only one inning, but ump has a favorable strike zone for Cole tonight, I think he wants to get the game over with. LIke I said only one Inning but good job by Cole. Now lets lite up AP

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    It sounds soooooo different than the other two games…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    Thats the best Cole has looked since that Dodgers game, earlier this season. fastball strikes. keep it up

     
 
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