World Series Gameday: Phillies At Yankees, Game 6

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, November 04, 2009 08:00 PM | Comments: 639
Gameday 2009, Posts, World Series 2009

Philadelphia Phillies (2-3) at YankeesNew York Yankees (3-2)

Pedro Martinez, RHP (0-1) vs. Andy Pettitte, LHP (1-0)

Time: 7:57 p.m at Yankees Stadium
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 51 degrees
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Once again, it’s do or die.  Cliff Lee and Chase Utley pushed this series to Game 6.  Now, Pedro Martinez is handed the ball needing to further extend the series.  A win evens the series and keeps the Phillies’ hopes of repeating alive.

Pedro Martinez lost to the Yankees in Game 2, though he pitched very well.  He gave up three runs in six innings, yet tonight is the type of situation where “the most influential player that ever stepped into Yankee Stadium” thrives.

The Phillies offense owe Pedro.  He has been excellent during the postseason, but the Phillies failed to provide him with run support.  Chase Utley brings in a hot bat and could break Reggie Jackson’s World Series home run record with another dinger tonight.  As you recall, Jayson Werth hit two home runs off Pettitte in Game 3.

Unlike Pedro who is pitching on normal rest, Andy Pettitte is pitching on three days’ rest.  In his career, Pettitte is 4-6 with a 4.15 ERA on short rest, with his last appearance coming in 2006. He has been perfect (wins-wise) this postseason.  He won both clinching games of the postseason this year and he has a chance for another.

It’s a must-win.  Keep the high hopes!

Phillies Lineup: Shane Victorino is in the lineup despite having a bruised finger.  Raul Ibanez will DH with Ben Francisco in left.  Pedro Feliz is batting seventh.

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

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


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  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    *!*!*!* LET’S GO PHILS *!*!*!*
    *!*!*!* BEAT NEW YORK! *!*!*!*
    *!*!*!* LET’S GO PHILS! *!*!*!*
    *!*!*!* BEAT NEW YORK! *!*!*!*

  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    I think we’ll win it all again next year, if Lee doesn’t show the stress of so many innings this year, and if Hamels comes back with a better work ethic, curveball, and attitude. Okay, big stipulations…but of the latter, I’m sure it will happen. The former, I’m a teacher, not a doctor.

  • Posts: 0 whynow

    “Philadelphia is a Cesspool”

    “What would Philthadelphians know about class?”

    SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE ‘CHAMPION’ —> talk about class….


    I have never liked Manuel. I have said the forever. Not pitching Lee in game 4. Not taking Pedro out tonight with General Chicken up. Not putting Chooch in the seventh spot. We counted on a guy who has not pitched the entire season. AMAZING. Trade Hollywood, get rid of Feliz, Lidge, Stairs, Dobbs, Myers. Get a bench for this team. Revamp the bullpen. Get a big closer in here. Next year rotation. Lee, Happ, Drabek, and get two more via free agency. Yankees were supposed to win. They spent 300 million on two pitchers.

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I think Hamels and Lidge will have great seasons next year.

    And we’ll win the World Series 4-2 over the Red Soxs next year. And yes game 6 would be in Philly because the NL will finally win the damn All Star game.

  • Posts: 0 Philadelphia is a Cesspool


  • Posts: 0 JD

    Let’s go Phillies we can do this…

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Nice move by Jimmy to give the ball to a fan. Not so with Melky

  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok, time to make history.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey


  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Granted whynow – it is primarily on the players. But Charlie has been outmanaged by Girardi, which isn’t cool b/c Girardi just isn’t as good a manager.

    Oh well, I’ll try to enjoy the last 3 minutes of the Phils world champion reign, with my hand on the remote to flick it off two seconds before the final out so I don’t have to watch the NY F*cks celebrating.

    Unfortunately for me, I work in Manhattan and have to go into the office tomorrow and hear it from the frontrunners. I plan on working from one of our NJ satellite offices on Friday so I don’t have to be anywhere near that parade.


    I just hope both the Phils and Yanks get back to this point next year, cause winning another WS without beating these F*cks would still feel somewhat less to me.

    Everyone have a great winter. Spring Training is only ??? days away?

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Can catch a break LETS GO CHOOCH

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    oh 152 days away until we face those pesky Nationals.

    Cliff Lee vs. idk

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    It’s not over yet…

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well Ruiz doesn’t want this to end.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey


  • Posts: 0 Keith

    wasn’t Victorino the last out in ’07 too?

  • Posts: 0 mets88

    couldnt have picked a better guy for a last out

  • Posts: 0 whynow

    ac in nj

    you’re 100% RIGHT

    take care everyone

    have a great off season!!

    GO BIRDS!!

  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    I’ve gotta go, can’t watch the celebration.


  • Posts: 0 j reed

    AC – Come on…what can Charlie do if he has no viable 2 starter…Giradi was aggressive in alot ways that Manuel wasn’t but he has a bullpen that was a Mash Unit with the best closer in the game. If Hamels hadn’t an off year we would have had this. Just bad timing against a very good team.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Hee hee. Keep fouling them off, Shane!

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    that’s “Giradi didn’t have a Mash Unit for a a bull pen.

  • Posts: 0 chuckS

    good AB shane

  • Posts: 0 Keith E

    GO PHILS!!!

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (SIGH!) Ah well.

    May I suggest Mayor Nutter for the Jeltz, for announcing this morning that he wasn’t going to pay for a parade?

  • Posts: 0 mattindc

    Love to see the shit talkers wait until it’s niiiiice and safe to open their mouths. Way to have confidence in your team, ladies.

    Great season.

  • Posts: 0 chuckS


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  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Great season Phils. Get em next year. I love you all, Phils. No homo.

    Can we do an off-season meet-up? Tracey, I’d love to meet super-fan. And j reed the scientologist…and all you folks. This is the first year I’ve followed PhilliesNation and it was a lot of fun. So thanks for that.

  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    Although the NYC ticker-tape parade will celebrate the Yankees World Series championship, I will still be happy to have seen the Phillies lose! Jimmy Rollins is no longer Nostradamus, and Cole Hamels will leave this series and this season worn and dejected, and the Shane Victorino made the last out of the World Series. Oh, how their banter seems laughable now!

    It will be a somber day in Philadelphia tomorrow, and I will take great pleasure in reminding myself of that fact.

    Until next year, Phillies fans!

  • Posts: 0 Tanner Boyle

    Hey Yankees. You can take your apology and your trophy and shove it straight up your ass.

  • Posts: 0 Mike

    OK, so rather than celebrate you’d rather be reading and posting on our blog. Damn you dickheads need to get a life. And wait to next spring, when Arod gets a 95 mile an hour fastball on his skull.

  • Posts: 0 chuckS

    At least the Yankees are a group of hard working, respectable, home grown, dedicated, players that always play the right way, never take any shortcuts and have a a good fan base that sticks by them not matter what, and remains classy

  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Congratulations to the Yankees on a series well played.

    To all my new friends on the nation….thanks for a great season! I came across this site late in the season and I love it! You made it so great to watch the games! And so much information was shared and learned! See ya next season!

    Here’s to next year! Go Phils! No reason to hang your heads. You played an excellent series! You played an excellent season! Rest up because we will expect a lot from you again next year! Go Phils!


  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Well, now we’ve got the off-season to work on our pitching woes.
    Sometimes great teams have to go through some adversity.. maybe this loss will just make them even more hungry for another championship.

    Thanks for the season, Phils. Can’t wait until next year.

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Yeah we just couldn’t bankroll a viable second starter. Yankee sucks their own balls. You know to see a yankee troll come here this quick after winning a WS means one thing. they are not a real New Yorker just a bandwagon fan, probably a trust fund baby who grew up in Bethsda

  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    David, speaking for all Phillies fans, I think that I can say while that Jimmy Rollins may no longer Nostradamus, he can predict with 100% certainty (as can we all) that the Mutts will suck in 2010 and finish well below the Phils in the division. Mutts will not even sniff playoffs for years to come.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Mike D: Yeah, PN should have a season post-mortem party where all us loyal fans can meet. What do you think, PN?

  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    Mike D., same here! First season I happened upon Phillies Nation, and I’ve gotta say it was awesome.

    Through all the moaning and groaning to all the celebration. From people getting tired of us whiners at the end of the season (we’ll NEVER make it to the postseason playing like THIS) to right now, bonding as a family (too schmaltzy?) even though our team met its world champion end just 5 minutes prior.

    I’m not upset. I think I have you guys to thank for that. Especially tracey, the ultimate fan, who without I would be a sobbing quivering wreck right now (and I don’t think I’m exaggerating too much there…). And not only her, all you guys.

    Thank you! Thanks for a great season!

    I love the Phils. We will be back. Until next year,

    Go Fightins.

  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Bud Selig is still an ass.

  • Posts: 1376 Pat Gallen

    Avatar of Pat Gallen

    Tracey, and everyone else: Will do! We would certainly love to meet everyone who follows this site day in and day out.

    We thank you all for hanging with us all season, through the ups and downs, and through this exceptional postseason. You guys have been outstanding.

    Thanks again, your making this site the best there is.

  • Posts: 0 Keith E

    Thanks Amanda and Pat
    GO PHILS!!!

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Well, tomorrow morning, I have to go out and by my mother one of those “Back to Back NL Champions” t-shirts they had at Modells. Hope they still have those; they were really nice. I promised her last night that if the Phils won, I would buy her a 2009 World Champs shirt, and if they didn’t I would buy her one of those Back-to-Back shirts. She lives in South Carolina, so not easy to find in stores near her!

  • Posts: 0 Geoff


  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Thanks for putting up with us, Pat!

    I confess, the despair mongers here had me a bit put off at times, but I realized while going to the post-season games (I was at two of the losing games at home) that you just need to ignore all that and keep on cheering! Much more fun that way! Who cares if you’re wrong in the end?

    But really: Nutter for the Jeltz. :D

  • Posts: 0 chuckS

    Thanks for a great season! can’t wait to see the 2010 phillies and see Cliff Lee for a full season!

  • Posts: 0 spanky yankee

    No one can stand me so I have to sit on a phillies blog and celebrate a championship because I’m a front runner with no life yes I’m pathetic.

  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    David, the Mets Fans. Obviously you have never been to Philly. A sports team losing a big game does not cause a somber day. We are Philadelphia fans. We are more than used to it.

    It’s the long periods of sadness that allow us to get through the brief moments of joy.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oh yes: And I also have to go to the store tomorrow morning and buy some of the Turkey Hill Yankees flavor for my Yankees fan co-workers. If the Phils won, they would have bought me some Graham Slam.

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