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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 Tracey

    WOO HOO!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    didn’t think that would be a hit, but nice Werth!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Okay, your turn, Raul, just don’t bite on that curve.

    Nice and easy does the trick with Raul’s swing. Nothing too hard.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Good job of getting on Werth. But the Phillies have had some bad 3-1 swings tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    C.C’s pitch count is now at 101(unofficial of course).

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    CC at 104 pitches now

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    They are just a bit off offensively Morris. I think next time around they will be back.

    keep it up Clifton!

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    looks like those 8 days of rest did utley real good.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Anyone notice that Rudy Guiliani’s hat is backwards?

    It says PD NY FD…wouldn’t it make more sense for it to say FD NY PD since they are called the FDNY and the NYPD?

    Just saying.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    JoeDad….agreed. Raul doesn’t seem himself. Blame it on DH position? They all seem to swing for the fences. Need to string some bases together.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Was it someone on here who said a few days ago that Utley was going to start hitting homeruns this series? Was that Don M.? Good call, whoever.

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    cole hamels should spend the offseason with cliff and learn that curveball of his.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Is Tim McCarver getting paid to say “spiked curveball”? Does he get $10 every time he says it?

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Edr…. The guy is a total a$$wipe! Remember his Presidental Campaign to “Florida” that went nowhere? What a joke.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    im still in shock so far…7ks for lee. my buddy brett gross is at the game tonight, he got apparently awesome seats close to those celeb “yankee fans” tonight and tomorrow

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    ESPN Game Cast is behind by about 10 seconds.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    forget about Jter and get Damon. You own him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    those must be pretty expensive

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    @ Morris LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Utley, Rollins, Howard, double play

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    haha nice Lee

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    nice for lee and utley so far…7ks on a good lineup. my buddy brett gross got seats to tonights game, in the lower bowl near the celeb “yankee fans”

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    I love the way Lee caught that thing.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    The Big Smooth!

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    love that Lee, JOE COOL!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    LOL at that catch by Lee

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    niceeeeee

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    stay alive, staying alive…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Lee at 86 pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    loved charlie’s reaction/smile

     
  • Posts: 0 mycruzincooler.com

    What a catch by Lee. Tough one LOL.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    hahaha, how cool is Clifton?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I have never seen a pitcher catch a ball like that. LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Keeg

    someone make that a .gif? i just want that image, someone else can insert a funny witty line, like…yeah…i’m the better indians trade…SUCK IT.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    so my comment is waiting moderation but it said…

    Lee just had the c*ckiest look ever making that play. That was unbeLEEvable.

    And yes HK, you are right. Guiliani is a joke.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Francisco-Feliz-Ruiz, let’s go!

     
  • Posts: 0 Caleb

    Can someone upload that catch somewhere? I wanna make it into a gif..

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Come O. mo runs, mo runs, mo runs!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I used to teach English in Japan. And every now and then, a student would learn a new big word and use it constantly for a week. Like all of a sudden the one guy could not stop saying “occupation.” “My occupation is bus driver. What is your occupation? Do you like your occupation?”

    That is how Tim McCarver is with “spiked curveball” tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    OK….enough of the fun. Time to get serious. Phils need base runners and runs! Let’s go Phillies!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    You are so right about Utley, he was so tired at the end. He looks so good at the plate.

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    (so glad this is not as stressful of a game as some of the others and will be able to get to bed before 12:30)

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice walk Francisco!

    let’s go Feliz.

     
  • Posts: 0 wtffeliz

    has feliz ever seen a first pitch he has not liked?…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    damn Feliz is terrible this postseason minus that one HR

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    poomie are you new? Do not jinx this.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Wow Feliz. I just shake my head

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    he hit it hard. what can you do. If he gets that one up in the air it’s 4 zip.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I can’t wait to see the celebrities at CBP this weekend. Major celebrities like Tony Luke, Jazzy Jeff, Hall and/or Oates.

     
 
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