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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 Phan in TN

    we have got to win this one…

     
  • Posts: 0 RGnDC

    Nice inning Cole!

    Anyone notice the 1210 feed skipped from 2-3 second ahead to 2-3 second behing my DirectTV feed?

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    NICEEEEEEEEEE JIMMAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    arod another missed ball

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Rollins has come to play

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    ole aroid

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    jeff g, good idea changing your name lol

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    I hope Werth got the memo about Petite’s pick off prowess

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Same thing with Shane…if he get’s on base.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Utley normally does take the first pitch but when you have been standing up there for 5 minutes before the guy finally throws to the plate you might think it was a different count.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Take that Andy-cheater!! In yo face!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Man i could knit an afghan quilt in the time it take petite to throw

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    run Jimmy run!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Any chance the Phillies could sign Maclin or D-Jack as pinch runners? Cause that is pretty much all Deion Sanders was.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    lol j reed gonna be a 4 hour game

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Ballarina, clapclapclapclapc

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam Stabelli

    Oh boy. A 4 hour game. Sounds like a good time to me.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Just for giggles….

    http://www.phinallyphilly.com/2009/10/31/cole-hamels-grenades-are-for-p*ssies/

    Ok now the site won’t let me post the link as is because of a word in the link, but take a look at it, change the * in p*ssies to a u and you are good to go.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    make em work, he is stressing

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Howard seems to be ahead of Pettitte tonight, he needs to sit back a little and just rake one when a mistake is made.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    You see the trouble J-roll makes when he’s on base?! hehe

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I hope Hamels still has some energy after almost falling asleep.

    Hahahaha, he hit A-Rod…actually thats not good cause A-Rod has sucked it up.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Whoops….

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Well Feliz your batting worse than Nick Swisher, please be flawless in the field.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    The crowd is awesome tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Actually he’s batting better than Swisher….sorry Feliz…mea culpa

     
  • Posts: 0 Mulvi

    How come Cole can pitch an inning in 1/4th the time of Pettite?

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    88 mph fastball.. cmon cooooooooole!!

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    one more good inning by Cole, that is confidence hitting A rod knowing he can get the next three guys (slight sarcasim there)
    Plus a lot of pitches by AP in the first keep it up Phillies. Lets go the middle to bottom of line up score some runs.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    2nd inning and no nails left!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    WERTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Werth is due for a bomb.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    WERTH REDEEMED!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mulvi

    Pettite put it on a platter!

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    YES WERTHWHILE!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Oh he’s werthwhile alright.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    I just looked at my friend and said 1-0 werth. he said i will bet you ten bucks he ks. just got my ten.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Good call Ed R. keep up the good work

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    FELIZ!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    way to go feliz!!! we really need our righthanders to come through

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Finally Feliz

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    thanks bud. I get lucky every once in awhile.

    Well Feliz, you set up Senor Octubre very nicely.

    Come on CHOOOOOOOCCCCCHHHHHHHH!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Looking a little flat there Andy…

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    COME ON NOW COOCHIE COOCHIE COO

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    cole says “you know” constantly..lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I love Werth but I think he is gone after this season.

    I think they will trade him for a solid starter and bring up Brown.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    WHAT A BUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    TEXTBOOK

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    perfect! watch AP now…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    CMON JIMMAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
 
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