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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 Josh

    if he wouldn’t stand on the plate then it wouldn”t be a hbp

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    that pitch was strike three..umpire is so inconsistent this series..

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Oh boy

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Phils bullpen sucks. Durbin had 2 strikes on several of these batters and just can’t deliver. He must go to the Cole Hamels School of Pitching.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    the Phillies are getting screwed big time by the ump.

     
  • Posts: 0 whynow

    just horrible

    the yankees seem to want this game more…or the phillies have fallen into a mid yr slump now

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    i hate johnny damon with a passion ….i hate the yankees with a passion…they buy there whole team CC. Burnett…Aroid. Texiera, Damon. im sure there’s more..its just pathetic that teams have to buy championships….Giardi isn’t a good coach he just has a billion dollar team…

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    did we have a lefty to bring out. the ump actually helped pasada. should of walked.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    I had to leave the Sports Bar. I’m sure my Yankee Freinds are having a good time. I just couldn’t watch Cole and his junk anymore. We should’ve known that Cole would have problems when Charlie/Cole keep bringing up the curve ball during pregame. He was doing just fine with his Fastball/Change early on. Charlie not going to Ben Fran with the tying run up there just adds to the list on embrassing Charlie Blunders. Add using Chad Durbin instead of the Chan Ho to the list. I’m sorry, but Charlie is getting more retarded game by game. I thought the winner of Game 3 would win the series in 6 games. I think we might be done folks…. I’m still holding on for the miracle.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Who know about game seven….Hamels certainly shouldn’t be given another chance.

     
  • Posts: 0 whynow

    don’t blame on theumps

    blame on lousy pitching and with the exception of werth – inconsistent hitting

    and dumb managerial moves (like in gm2 ) & wtf is with bruntleTT ph?

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    I do not like where this game is headed…..

     
  • Posts: 0 whynow

    GWFightinsFan

    I do not like where this SERIES is headed…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    dont hate now josh. the yankees are a much better team then we are. they have better starting pitchers. 1 2 3. with the exception of lee. cc averages it out. better clutch hitters. howard and utley are back to sleepwalking. i just dont think we win this series. i wish joe g was coaching us. he said he might as well use cc in game four. why rest him, ITS THE WORLD SERIES.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    3 innings 4 runs they can do this, never surrender, never give up. You know they have not given up, that is why they are the PHITIN PHILS.
    Have some faith, and lets get loud and rack up some runs, win 12-7, they can get to MO and any releiver out there. You got to believe, I do,
    three runs in the 7th please, I know you can do it, now lets go out and do it, Did the US give up when the Germans bomb pearl harbour NO!!!!
    This is our inning 7 8 9 offensive explosion

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Let’s go Phils – show ‘em why we’re nicknamed the FIGHTINS!!!

    Keeping the phaith in CT.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    rollins still swinging early. outside of werth our offense sucks.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    SHOW SOME SOUL PHILLIES!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    You don’t think Hamels will get another chance come game 7? I sure do. Charlie sticks with his guys. We all know that. This is why you go with Lee on short rest. No disrespect to Blanton but Lee on short rest is better than Blanton on any rest. Charlie said that he does not see it as a difference throwing Lee in game 5 as opposed to on short rest, I beg to differ. You pitch Lee game 4 you have gotten 2 starts out of him this series, with a 3rd as a possibility. You pitch Lee game 5 then that is it. He will not be back unless its in relief. Which I doubt. Charlie said he does not trust a guy who has never done it before…well you gotta start somewhere and Lee is willing to do it, and so far, he is the only one to shut the Yanks down all post season. Not just in this series, all post season. This is the World Series. You pull out all the stops. I personally don’t think Girardi is a good manager and yet he seems to be schooling Manuel so far. It’s so frustrating.

     
  • Posts: 0 whynow

    SORRY BETA SIGMA …2 OUTS In 7th

    this game is OVER……………………….

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Utley NEEDS to get on base here for Howard… You dont want him starting an inning

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    No, it’s over when the final out is recorded in the 9th. It looks bad.. but it’s not OVER.

     
  • Posts: 0 whynow

    utley looks like bruntlett at the plate.

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    cabrera is a jerk for teasing fans with the ball..

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    goodnight guys. im off to bed….BALL GAME OVER, WORLD SERIES, you know the rest. Hey Cole go to hell you moron. Waste of space. Princess boy. NIGHT.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    This game isn’t over by any means… BUT we need to step up and do some damage!! Cmon bats!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    HK- Hamels threw some decent curveballs but you don’t throw three in a row to swisher and then start the pitcher with one. I’d like to know what he or Ruiz was thinking. The game hinged on that decision.

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Good night! Don’t really need your support anyway..

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    If we lose tonight tomorrow is a MUST WIN!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    Hey Ed I already said all that above. Manuel is a dip sht….

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    need base runners cant not score 3 runs on one swing of the bat, be patieint with this bull pen, JRoll and Vic both swung at balls we can still win this lets go phillies

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    hey jeff g you go to hell, what a loser excuse of a fan you are…saturday night at midnight going to bed, don’t forget your pacifer

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Jeff G. way to be classy. Really. Go root for the Met’s you scum bag.

     
  • Posts: 0 whynow

    FillyP

    it’s over – sorry to say – the pitching – now the BP has given 2 runs..

    so it’s not out of the realm of reasonableness, that they will give up more…

    the cleashwater thashers now are batting… so better luck next yr

    they are all trying to hit hr’s not being patient – THIS IS BAD…

     
  • Posts: 0 karen

    those on here who are still hopeful, i envy you. i am about ready to cry and/or get really, really mad :(

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    I hope Myers drills Cabrera in the face.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Charlie is not anything other than the manager of last years World Champions and this years NL Champs. Might not be the smartest guy ever but he knows more than all of us, even if we don’t think so.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Seriously, who bails out on the team like that??

    It’s depressing, we agree…but we can’t give up. Not now, not with this group of guys.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Does anyone give a crap what Myers bowling numbers are? Because I know I don’t.

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Even if this game looks bad and they concede, we’ve got two more at the ball club. You guys are really telling me we’ll drop 3 in a row at the Bank? Just fold it all up and pack it in? I’m sure glad you “phans” are not the players….

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G

    hey scum bags i work at 6 am. i have two surgeries in the morning. i know your off collecting my garbage. YOU TRASH.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    when it rains it pours.

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckS

    that pretty much seals it now

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I think that just sealed the game…

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    damn bullpen…every single one of them giving up runs.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Ed R. – I agree that Lee should go tomorrow but I don’t think he’s schooling Charlie…that’s alittle heavy handed. Lee has to go tomorrow at this point. Man Hamels really screwed us

     
  • Posts: 0 whynow

    i want them to win so bad… but they are not playing like champs… right now…

    they helped petiite out tonight…

    he was beatable. but we have beating ourselves..

    unless they get out of this funk…tonight,

    this night is done

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    …….

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    I agree Edr… This series reminds of the Good old Andy Reid NFC Championships Games. Chuck is getting out managed by a 2nd yr guy. Shameful… Hey look.. It’s Godzilla again…. This series is over.

     
  • Posts: 0 karen

    this is just an awfully cruel game. we need lee to pitch every game, who the hell is this team anyway?

     
 
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