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World Series: Phillies at Yankees, Game 1

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, October 28, 2009 05:57 PM | Comments: 595
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YankeesPhiladelphia Phillies at New York Yankees

Cliff Lee, LHP vs. CC Sabathia, LHP

Time: 7:57 p.m at Yankee Stadium
Weather: Cloudy, 50
TV: FOX
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The wait is finally over.  At 7:57 eastern time, the Philadelphia Phillies will defend their crown against the 26-time champion New York Yankees.  History is at stake in this series, as the Phillies look to become the first NL team to repeat since the Big Red Machine in the mid-70′s.

Cliff Lee is the man to start this thing up.  Lee has been unstoppable in the playoffs thus far, sporting a sub-one ERA.  He has pulled a Cole Hamels this postseason by putting the team on his back when it counts the most. Lee has two wins and just three walks against 20 strikeouts so far.  In this all important Game 1, let’s see how Lee responds to the bright lights of the Bronx.

On the other side is 6’7″, 280-pound, C.C. Sabathia.  He’s been just as unhittable as Lee, dominating both the Twins and Angels in his three starts this year.  He’s 3-0 with an ERA of 1.19, proving that last years blowup against the Phillies in the NLDS with Milwaukee is in the past.  With two lefties on the mound, we could be in for quite the duel.

Offensively, these teams are as close as they come.  Both hit for ridiculous power, play in smallish parks, and boast the scariest lineup in their respective leagues. If your looking for a weakness on either side, keep searching.  For New York, their defense is probably their Achillies heel, if there is one to choose.  They don’t commit many errors, however, their outfielders have suspect arms and catcher Jorge Posada has a surgically repaired shoulder which could mean more Phillies running the bases.

The Phillies downfall is clearly the back end of their bullpen. Brad Lidge floundered through the regular season, but has since picked it up to record three saves and a win in the ’09 postseason.  Lidge has not allowed a run yet either, and the same goes for Chad Durbin, who has seen action in five games without allowing a runner to score.

It’s a series that’s as evenly matched as they come.  Forget about words – there is nothing left to predict or describe when it comes to the Phillies and Yankees.  It’s all up to the players on the field as they battle for baseball immortality.  Tonight, our National Pastime begins its 105th Fall Classic.

Phillies. Yankees.  Game 1.  Let’s rock.

Phillies Lineup: Rollins (SS), Victorino (CF), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Werth (RF), Ibanez (DH), Francisco (LF), Feliz (3B), Ruiz (C).

Yankees Lineup: Jeter (SS), Damon (LF), Teixeria (1B), Rodriguez (3B), Posada (C), Matsui (DH), Cano (2B), Swisher (RF), Cabrera (CF).

FestbierYour Gameday Beer – Victory Festbier
Phillies fans are ready to party and we’re ready for a victory so tonight’s beer is an easy pick. It also helps that it’s a Philly-area beer in the Marzen/Oktoberfest-style. This full-bodied brew retains an earthy taste to go along with its sweet caramel, toffee, and roasted malt flavors – perfect for the fall weather. Festbier goes well with German food, in which case I think a cheesesteak on a pretzel roll would qualify. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Werthitall

    4-0 baby!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    YEAH RAUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Justice served!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    and he scores Jimmy and u know what that means.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Hell yea!

     
  • Posts: 0 mycruzincooler.com

    I hate this Ump.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Nice hit RAAAAUUUUULLLL

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Rauuuuuul, baby baby

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    i am so happy for raul! big hit!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    :D

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Still plenty of baseball left. NO JINXES. Good work Mr. Ibanez

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    hell yeaaaa!!!!!
    So much for CC going to own the Phils too

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Just keep getting that 1st batter out Lee. I don’t want these guys getting any ideas in this Park…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    let’s go Lee!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    The ump just had a bad inning there. But if you have not read these, they are an amazing read and will make you think about sports in a whole new way.

    http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-from-the-book-the-nba-doesnt-want-you-to-read?skyline=true&s=x

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    go to work Lee, keep it going

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    web gem for Mr. Lee

     
  • Posts: 0 Keeg

    CLIFTON PHIFER!!!!! HOLY BEEJEEZUS!!

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    how many highlights are we going to have of CLIFF tonight??!?!?!

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    HE IS SUPERMAN!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Cliff Lee = the 2nd coming.

    Period, end of story.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Beau-ti-ful. Is it queer to say that I want to have Lee’s baby?

     
  • Posts: 0 mycruzincooler.com

    We need another Gif.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    K # 8 for Lee

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    8K!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Cliff Lee is a credit to all Chinese people.

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    gettin’ cold, HAH. Cliff Lee is HOT, HOT, HOT!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice 1-2-3 inning for Lee :D

    yay

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    The Stadium II is beginning to empty out. Except of course for the Phillies Fans! Captain Lee…. What an amazing performance dude!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    106 pitches. Pull him?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Lee at 106 pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ah I love 24 :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I’d pull him. Especially if you are considering him on short rest.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    NO PULLING!!!! He stayed in in the huge run lead game for a long time!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I loved 24, 3 years ago. Hasn’t been that great lately. Love Jack and Tony though. They are

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Clifton gives me the vapors, good lord, what a fine man!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Come one now Cliff. Time to make a left onto the road to the Hall of Fame

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Nicely done, Chooch, now hit, Jimmy, hit!

     
  • Posts: 0 AC from NJ

    Chooch!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Attaboy Chooch

     
  • Posts: 0 mycruzincooler.com

    CHOOOOOOOOCH!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Unless the Phils put a bunch of runs up here, I say keep Lee in. No use taking chances.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, guys: save some runs for tomorrow…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    solid double Ruiz

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    keep him in!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    No consideration of short rest. This game must be won. Charlie looks at the game at hand. Nothing before. Nothing after. I say he stays.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    106 pitches? No question he comes back

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Choochtober continues.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC from NJ

    Nice hit Jimmy!! Squibber

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    there’s a fun hit for Jimmy

     
 
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