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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 ray

    that may go down in history as the best bunt ever because everyone knew he was going to do it and there was on error on the play

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    yeah cole babay. Make em pay Jimmy

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    perfect! Cmon JRoll

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    another dykstra-esque at bat please Jimmy

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    no error i meant to say

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    A WALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam Stabelli

    Looks like the Phils are gonna do good tonight. It’s that Philly air!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    JIMMY FRIGGIN ROLLINS WALK!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    CMON SHANNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    WTF are you doing Victorino? Take some pitches.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Why to go JIMMY….totally unselfish AB….

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    clearly I’ll take that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I agree J-Reed. That was an absolutely fantastic at bat by J-Roll.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    that’s “way to go Jimmy….” Yeah Vic had a few Spicoli moments there but sacrificed in the run in.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Very nice inning boys!

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    nice Jayson, and nice bunt cole, JRoll with the Eye first RBI good inning, You want someone to pinch hit for Pedro now.
    Sorry but TV computer in different rooms so only half inning or full inning updates from the Shag master tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Alright Cole. You have a lead, a nice one. Now hold it.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    shut down inning now please Cole

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    even if feliz isn’t hitting his defense is way too valuable to this team. so far, he’s got both going on tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 j

    anyone know if there is a a broadcast online? help, I’m stuck with no tv

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    Cole looks solid right now. We all knew we could put some damage on Andy. This crowd is loud.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Way to read that off the bat Werth…did you do your homework on Mr. Jeter?

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    nice Cole 1-2-3 after your “O” scored you some runs, big shut down inning now just one inning at a time, Let’s bring 8 more batters up against AP again Please, Time for Ryan to Jack One out of here, Please

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Cole does look sharp and has a confidence I haven’t seen from him in a while… (maybe the Heidi-stores back open)

    Go Phils! Lets chase Pettitte and work that bullpen

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Yeah, I’d still take Beltre over Feliz in a heart beat. Beltre can flash the leather as well as handle the lumber

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I love you Howard but please please please, wake up. We need you.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    wasnt’ dennis werth a Phillies coach at one point?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    NJ – I agree. Cole looks like we wants the ball tonight. How has your recovery been coming along after your hospital stay.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Howard’s swing looks long

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I agree with you J-Reed. But the Phils won’t go after Beltre. Not if they want any chance of resigning Lee, which I don’t think they can afford to do anyway.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    Lee is under contract through next year but he can opt out if he wants, but it’s a lot of money to opt out of

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    fine thanks back to lazy post-student ways. I’ve got to say for all the criticism Cole has recieved this year, which has been warranted, the innings pitched coupled with the lack of a structured off-season has to be the reason he’s looked so up and down.

    I know it sounds so arbitrary but the difference seems to be Cole’s pitching faster and he’s throwing downhill tonight when he usually seems to get hit when he’s taking his time and trying to spot the ball like Greg Maddux.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Cmon Cole… keep your cool

     
  • Posts: 0 Mulvi

    That was a strike!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Six straight fastballs…what McCarver talking about…I saw a curveball, albeit a bad one

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    F*CK THEYRE GONNA REPLAY IT… and it’s gonna be a 2-run HR…

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    That’s not a HR the Camera is over the wall.

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    uh oh.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Son of a b*tch, that was definitely a home run.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    thats a homer. dam hamels. he was upset not getting that k.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    The minute Cole stepped back when he was pitching to Texeira, I knew something bad was gonna happen…!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Actually it was a HR…. Ugh

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Ok Cole, settle the F down and start mowing them down.

    Wake up Offense, Cole needs you big time.

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    damn. Let’s go Cole. Focus on getting two more.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Alright Cole, good job getting back on track. Please please please, we need some more runs.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    ok let’s get to bat and forget about that one

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    no way is that a homerun..that ball was coming down..would have hit the fence…bad call..blind umpires…and texiera was struck out f’ u umpires

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    BIG STICK GUYS!!!!! We need stick!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    shake it off cole, you still own these spanks

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Good Cole kept it together after that.

     
 
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