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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
TV: FOX
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)

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Rick in R.I.

    I’m surprised Posada is catching for Petitte. Molina usually does.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    No, Molina catches for Burnett

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Good God, Feliz is terrible at the dish.

     
  • Posts: 0 Rick in R.I.

    I was thinking of Burnett. Nevermind….

     
  • Posts: 0 Joe

    A complete lack of timely hitting is killing this team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Tracey and joedad, we need some more of your cheering tonight!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G.

    Ibanez swings at a ball over his head. You have 3 strikes per at bat. My god use them. Pedros fastest pitch was 85. scary.

    Did you know that when cole pitches this post season. his number of pitches of 1-60 era of 1.50. after 60 pitches 4.50 DEAD ARM

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    @Rick…..Molina ONLY catches for Burnett. Posada is their main catcher.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok guys, we got a game with the Yankees tonight. And that only means one thing. Bad news for the Yankees!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    It’s still early… But Feliz had a chance for the early lead….

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    The bad swings on 3-1 are really hurting the Phillies. They need to make the most out of a hitters count.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Pedro does not look good

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Pedro is having some issues locating and when he does paint the corners of the zone the ump is not giving him anything.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Edr…what’s up w/Moyer fastball from Pedro….

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    is it just me or does pedro look very uncomfortable and does not look good up there.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    never mind…he just needs to stretch out

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    LET’S GO PHILLIES (CLAP! CLAP! CLAP-CLAP-CLAP!!)
    LET’S GO PHILLIES (CLAP! CLAP! CLAP-CLAP-CLAP!!)
    LET’S GO PHILLIES (CLAP! CLAP! CLAP-CLAP-CLAP!!)

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Jeff – Happ’s post season thus far
    ip – 5.1 h – 7 er – 4 hr – 1 bb – 5 k -5 era – 6.75 baa – .304
    plus his poor starts torwards the end of the season which began after he re-injured his oblique…

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    I think pedro is playing cat and mouse with his fastball. I’d like to see his two seamer a little more

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Pedro is ok. He HAS to be so stop worrying. He is taking his time throwing deliberate pitches. And like somone said he is not getting all the strike calls. LET’S GO PHILLIES!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Pedro’s fastball has definitely taken a dive in the MPH department since he came on board. In his first start he was hovering around 89-91 now its averaging like 85. It is somewhat concerning but if he can locate and use the zone he should be ok. But this ump is giving him absolutely nothing.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Pedro has nothing tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    whoops

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    or not.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    oh boy…

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I said yesterday that Pedro should not pitch to Matsui at all, the guy absolutely owns him like nothing I have ever seen before.

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    as i said, is it just be or does pedro look just weak.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G.

    GET UP OUT OF THE GAME AND PUT HAPP IN. 85 WILL NOT CUT IT.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    we can only say that the first team to score has lost 3 out of the 5 games.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    boy pedro pitched scared to arod and matsui

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Its OK fellas, we knew this would be a slugfest. Time to respond

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    when is pettite going to start looking weak?? please??

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    damn game 4 :P

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    The speed of the pitch has nothing to do with it. Guys win games all the time by locating and getting guys to ground or fly out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Yankees are working his pitch count. Something the Phillies should have done to Andy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Joe

    Raise your hand if you have faith that this team will produce enough offense to win

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    We got 5 innings to get 2 runs…

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Yeah, I don;t get the calls for Happ. He hasn’t pitched well in a while.

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    ::damnwellraised::

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Also if he can induce some ground balls out that be great

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Ed R….Agreed. Especially when you do not get the strike calls you want. And remember…Phillies were up 3 zip until the camera incident.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Francisco, Ruiz, and Rollins

    let’s go!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Maybe the second time around, the Phillies will be more patient!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    HAND UP!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Wow if I could never see Taylor Swift on anything ever again that would be fantastic.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Pedro at 37 pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Terri is so right. Thru 2 innings: Pettitte, 24 pitches; Pedro, 37 pitches

    At this pace, I’ll be shocked if Pedro gets out to the 5th. We gotta start working Andy.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Swift needs to eat a damn cheeseburger.

    Anyway, who was the guy who sang the national anthem today?

     
  • Posts: 0 Rick in R.I.

    Both hands up!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Ed R.- that’s why I was hoping to see that two seamer (what i thought was a 2 seamer) in LA. It can induce alot of GB.

     
 
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