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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 Keith

    yeah Francisco is ice cold

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Swift needs to eat a double quarter pounder with cheese.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    if the ump keeps squeezing Pedro on the corners it will be a long nite. I thought the 2nd pitch before the homer should’ve been called strike 3. I’d feel better if Charlie wasn’t so stubborn. Why put that Lineup out there. It gives AP a chance to wiggle his way thru at min 5 inngs maybe 6. Rollins, Vic, Chase, Werth, Ruiz(2ks/16abs), Raull(9ks/20abs), Feliz, Ben Fran(seems overwhelmed by the bright lights)….

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Francisco just swung at ball 3…c’mon, better decisions phils…

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    You all know we can get these runs back and then some, oh yes we can!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    that was generous ump. i hope pedro get that call on the corner

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    The Phillies need to knock the snot out of Pettite!

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    captain clutch cooch

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    solid triple by Ruiz, damn thought that was gonna be a HR

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    CHOOCH!!! WAY TO TURN ON THE JETS!

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    CHOOOOOOCCCCCHHHHHH!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    chooch*

     
  • Posts: 0 Joe

    Chooch can hit .150 during the regular season for the next 6 years, and I’d still give him good money to keep him locked up

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Come on J-Roll, just give me a single, or a sac fly. Something, anything to get this going.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    ok, there’s one!

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    OK…1 RUN BACK…KEEP IT GOING.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Alright J-Roll, well done.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice sac fly Jimmy

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    ok, playa!

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuckles

    That’s one back!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G.

    Great Job Chooch and Jroll. Vic why are you swinging at the first pitch. Let Andy make pitches.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    I’m glad we got a run back, but I’m pissed that Victorino swung on the first pitch after. That’s not working Pettite…come on man.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Good Job by Jimmy, but what is this team fascination with swinging at the first pitch. WORK the FREAKING pitch COUNT!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    WTF Victorino…first pitch? Really?

    Someone needs to tell this lineup that unless they want 7 IP of Pettitte and 2 IP of Mo they need to work the G.D count. This is ridiculous.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    it’d be real nice if Utley (against Pettitte), Howard, and Ibanez can get going in the 4th.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    I think Pedro’s feeling a little overwhelmed with emotion, he needs to forget where he is and just pitch like he’s capable of.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Pettitte is only up to 37 pitches now; Pedro is at 38 on his first pitch of the bottom half.

    LET’S HAVE A QUICK 1-2-3 now, with #8 and #9 yankees up.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Why did Victorino swing at the first pitch there? He knows the key is to work the count with him…

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    nice strikeout there. now do the same with Jeter and Damon…need a quick inning here.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Great, first you swing at the first pitch of an at bat and then you completely misplay a pretty simple fly ball. Well done Rino.

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    ughhh shane we do not want to give them any baserunners

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuckles

    Damn.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    damn Vic. Dive forward b*th! It cost us in Game 3. Now again tonite.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    tired of the who’s ur daddy chants . . .

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Pedro might be lucky to go 5-6 innings at this rate. Can we please get a GIDP.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Pedro’s gonna last like 4 innings.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Damon swung at that 2-2 pitch. That was a BS call by the ump.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    if pedro does not get out of this inning without giving up a run, time to go to the BP.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    now i really think he’s pitching scared

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    ump says call me O.J.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    oh my

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    ut oh

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    jeez – pedro is stinking it up. not good.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuckles

    OMG.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I don’t even want to watch this.

     
  • Posts: 0 shane vic

    love watching this team collapse ,, its a beautiful thing

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuckles

    Trolls are back – let me rephrase – C.H.U.D.’s are back.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    about time he gets a call on the corner.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuckles

    YES!

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    great strikeout…but please one more here….PLEASE!

     
 
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