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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 NJ

    It’s just sobering when Teix and A-Rod are due up no matter what slump they might be in…

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    bad news it was a HR but should have been a solo shot, good news Cole did not let it get to him yet,
    lets score some more runs and pick up Cole please

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    It’s weird that they are showing the replay of game 3 of last year’s world series on the mlb network

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Tex was definitely K’ed, ump blew that, but it was a home run.

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    if the camera was not there its hitting the middle of the upper fence so open ur eyes

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    arod has played like crap in the field so far this series

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    YES! Aroid error!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well then we can agree to disagree Josh but I think that was a home run.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Alright Feliz…Chooch is gonna rock one

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    haha..the yankees payroll made an error

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    We need this crowd making some noise!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Feliz stay on the bag

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    seems our rightie are rocking petite ..and lefties suck against him..that sweeping slider is so predictable chase ryan and Raul

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    it was a home run

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Alright Feliz way to foil the DP

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Don’t know if anyone else is listening to Sutcliffe/O’Brian but how you can say Cano is a gold glove candidate a couple of days after saying Utley isn’t a particularly good defensive player is beyond me…

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    lets go jimmy bring him home..single would be great to damon

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    dudes…..that was a home run to be honest with you.No doubt…i’m on the fense with the fall classic.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    J-roll you have been money so far, get us a run.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChaosCorruption

    Making the Yankee’s pitcher work…yeah!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Yeah Josh this time thru they shouldn’t get fooled by it…I hope

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    I HATE AROID. I dont think there is a bone in my body that likes this guy. He is a cheater, liar on baseball and his family. He is a pig. Sorry had to vent.

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    typical rollins.pops up on a great pitch he could have squared up on and drove down the right field line instead he swings up on it and hits a weak fly…

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Cano a gold glove canidate.?..what are they judging Ut on those two muffed double plays this post season.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    Ok Cole big shut down inning here please, one inning at a time, your boys will score more runs for you but shut down the yanks here

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Shut em down Cole

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Wow now that’s a curveball Cole

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    non, no, Aroid is a CENTAUR, LMAO

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Alright damage control Cole.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Swisher is absolute garbage, you can’t be giving up double’s to him.

    Ok get Melky out, then the pitcher and maybe we can escape this.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    I have lost all respect for Sutcliffe with his analysis this year, you just wonder how some of these play by play guys can know less than the fans so much of time.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Time to take the FB to the next level Hamels…ramp it up

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    the pitcher got a hit

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Unfing believable. What happened to the Hamels of the first 3 innings?

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    stick with fastball change up..he never touche touched the plate..and why were we not playing him in…wtf charlie

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    What were they thinking….FBs to a pitcher

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Think I’m gonna go and throw up now…

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Cole can’t hold a lead for the life of him. Cole is coming apart.

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    UGH. What the hell is happening?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I agree, why was the OF not in on Pettitte?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    and cole is back. curve ball is horrible. get happ in.

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    hamels always falls apart in the fifth inning look it up this post season….its not his fault tho…they are not hit hard at all

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    COLE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Brother

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Cole started off so well and just utterly and completely feel apart.

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam Stabelli

    Cliff should have pitched tonight. Goodbye World Series Championship!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    Your right ed. should of been in. this game is falling apart quickly

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    oh my fucn gosh get him out of there a fn fastball down the plate…..throw the fn change up hamels…thats ur money pitch not a fastball down the freaking plate to damon

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    This is the REAL Cole folks!! Cruising through 3 inning and then comes apart.

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    oh my gosh get him out of there a fn fastball down the plate…..throw the change up hamels…thats ur money pitch not a fastball down the freaking plate to damon

     
 
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