Quantcast


World Series: Phillies at Yankees, Game 1

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, October 28, 2009 05:57 PM | Comments: 595
Posts, World Series 2009

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!

http://www.sportslogos.net/images/logos/53/68/full/1258.gif

Avatar of Pat Gallen

About Pat Gallen

Pat Gallen has written 1667 articles on Phillies Nation.

Pat is Editor-in-Chief of Phillies Nation. He also covers the Phils for 97.5 FM in Philly.

 
 
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    @Morris OMG ROFL

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Don’t forget Will Smith and Bill Crosby. And Kobe Bryant…oh wait…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Feliz needs to have better at bats

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Taylor Swift too

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    yeah, there’s plenty of baseball left. no jinxes

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    morris, i watched the bad news bears in your honor tonight. the original of course. NO, dont jump in you will flood the valley

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Nice one Morris! And I don’t think anyone one of them will be rocking “Mom Jeans!”

     
  • Posts: 0 mycruzincooler.com

    Morris….. Dont forget the Hooters.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    were Will Smith and Bill Cosby at the games last year?

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    we saw tony orlando at a Phillies game/CBP this year, hee hee

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    HAAAAAAA HAAAAAAA!!! You forgot ….The Bacon Brothers!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Anybody have any idea about Lee’s pitchcount?

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Yeah, LOVE the Hooters!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    86 pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    hahahaha.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Hey…can we ask to put Lee in to bat INSTEAD of Feliz!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    nevermind. McCarver finally gave us some useful info 86 pitches through 6

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    86 pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    on the os corner for ball 1…

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    that was a STRIKE

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I was home sick from work over the summer and watched the original Bad News Bears. It is absolutely hysterical. And it is really sappy without being corny.

    One of my favorite things about Philly is that we consider local news people to be major celebrities.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    so no more CC tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    @GW, he did? He would when I muted it.

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    stop, step back…is this really happening…just have to pinch myself. we are dominating them!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Ok, looks like Sabathia’s done…now we gotta put some runs on the board next inning!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Another Phall Classic. I LOVE IT! Most excited I’ve ever been in my life for baseball.

    Phils up 2-0 in the 7th. I feel like we’re in a great position in this game. Lee looks like he’s picking up right where he left off (Hamels of ’09?). And Utley’s got that sweet stroke working again. I’ll be ecstatic if we take 1 out of 2 in the Bronx.

    Cheeseburger Cheeseburger is done. Let’s tack on some insurance against Hughes! ;)

    LET’S GO FIGHTINS!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    quick 1-2-3 inning for Lee :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Finish him off Lee

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    And Cliff Lee and Ryan Howard and Chase Utley

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    clifton is simply too cool for any of us

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    95 pitches. One frame, or two?

     
  • Posts: 0 mycruzincooler.com

    Joey Lawrence, Adam Carolla and that Teller guy, as in Penn & Teller.

    Big Big Celebs.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    They need hits! Let’s Go Phillies!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Hey, where’s the pitch-trak thingy, I haven’t been seeing it?

     
  • Posts: 0 ChesapeakePhan

    95 pitches through 7 for Lee.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Come on O. Let’s go baby! Are the Sixers winning?? lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Lee at 95 pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    how did they get kim basinger to look that young?

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Cliff Lee just keeps getting better. He looks better now than he did in any part of the game.Time to put up some runs on Phil Hughes.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Sixers lost HK

     
  • Posts: 0 Keeg

    http://twitpic.com/nc9co

    Don’t wanna take credit, saw it on the twitter updates on mlb gameday, thought it would be appreciated.

    Can’t wait until a clip comes up though.

     
  • Posts: 0 poomie

    and Al Alberts (is he still alive?)

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Morris that is one of the best movies period. They got stupid with the rest. Kelly Lee could be Cliffs son. LOL. I am still upset he was thrown out at the plate.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    This is Lee’s game. End of Story….

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    SO CLOSE!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Alas. Best foul ball home run I’ve ever seen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    soooooooo close Jimmy!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    The local radio was going crazy over that one, but it was *way* foul

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    let’s go rollins – work it

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice walk Jimmy

     
 
Leave a Comment

>> Create a new Phillies Nation account.
>> Already registered with Phillies Nation? Log in here.
>> Comment without logging in:






Please ensure your comments comply with our Comment Policy.