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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 Ed R.

    Clearly a ball but I’ll take it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    take’em out Charlie

     
  • Posts: 0 rob5000

    That was a make up call for damon… I’ll take it

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    well he got robbed on that 3-2 call with Damon but drilling tex…bad. we need a break here…just a ground ball to tol someone in the infield

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Why did they NEVER show that homeplate shot in Game 2 when Burnett was getting his pitches 6 inches off the plate for strikes??

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    might have been the game

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    still manageable if Howard shows up

     
  • Posts: 0 shane vic

    yum

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Sorry Charlie but you blew it big time letting him pitch to Matsui. Big time.

     
  • Posts: 0 rob5000

    Why the F*ck did they not pull him!!??

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in LI

    I’m done. Good night everyone! See you next season.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    oh, nooooo….

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    DAMMIT!! F*CK. Take him out now. Terrible pitch selection. Ruiz called it, so its on him too. 0-2 and that’s what he calls…idiot.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Blame Victorino for that debacle of an inning? Pedro has some contribution but, c’mon!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Time to pull Pedro

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well, its time for the offense to work the count and score some runs…like 5.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Look we all knew the bats would have to win this. 3 runs on Petite is more than possible.

     
  • Posts: 0 Joe

    The series, not the game, is on the line here. If they come back from this, in NY, there’s no way they lose tomorrow. Big if though.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    blah blah

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Pedro will be back out there. He isn’t done yet.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    damn Gozilla has killed us

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G.

    Happ should of pitched to General Tsos chicken. He owns pedro. Bring the lefty in old man its the end of our season. pedro never had it. my god.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Yeah but they need at minimum 5 now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Godzilla*

    and our LH hitters suck against Pettitte. not looking good, c’mon Phillies!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    We are so screwed now. It sounds like Rivera will be coming in in the 7th inning, based on what Girardi just said.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Howard’s swing looks good…but were not getting the breaks …line drive right to cano…what can you do

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    pitch count?

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    3 runs on Pettite is definitely possible. We just need to work the PC.. the later it gets for Andy, the more worn down he’ll get. This lead is absolutely not out-of-reach. Charlie’s got to keep the spirits high in the dug-out.

    Disheartening that Pedro didn’t have more to give us. Happ is probably on the mound to start the next inning. I hope he can keep us close…. funny, pitching always ends up winning championships..

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Werth’s walks are kinda pointless if Utley, Howard, and Ibanez just suck against Pettitte.

    come on Rauuul please

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    J Reed – what you can do is elevate it a little more. I know, we’re just not getting the breaks.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Let’s Go Phillies! Let’s GO Phillies!! Let’s GO PHILLIES!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    nice running by Werth. gotta bring him home…c’mon Raul!

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    High Hopes, everyone.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Gotta make them pay for the walks

     
  • Posts: 0 Az Mike

    What the F–K is a short leash, Chollie ? I guess it’s facing a guy in a bases -loaded situation in the 3rd who has already hit a two-run homer off you in the first as well as a homer in previous game. That’s the worst decision he has made all year
    and he has made a few.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Feliz – please work it a little bit. No first pitch outs… C’mon, you can do it! High Hopes.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Jeff that’s plain stupid…Aside from his horrid numbers he has posted since he reinjured himself you want to put a rookie who honestly has had deer eyes in ever post season appearance he has made thus far, into that stituation

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    fail

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    they have to take advantage of opportunities like that.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    F*Ck we’re done.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G.

    Charlie and Dubey have no clue how to run our bullpen. Why would you let Pedro who has nothing pitch to the lefty. Now he is going to come back out. Start Happ with nobody on.

     
  • Posts: 0 cas

    Never have I been so sorry to be right–I picked the Yankees in 6 from the very beginning. See you all in April.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Somebody want to call New York and let the Phillies know the game started an hour and a half ago?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G.

    YES I DO. Pedro is throwing scared and 85/

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    This is one thing I have hated all season is Feliz 7th. More ABs should go to Ruiz, not that guy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    damn game 4

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Why is Pedro still in there?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Why does a guy get to walk up to the ump after the inning and clearly argue bulls and strikes with him but nothing happens?

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Well .. all the RBIs are off of Matsui’s bat. Pedro was nibbling with the heart of the order and Matsui’s made him pay twice. I sincerely doubt he makes it back to Matsui’s spot again. But now with the bottom of the order, Pedro should be able to give us another 3 outs. Happ’s stuff hasn’t exactly been electric .. so, we don’t know if Happ comes in if he gives us anything different. I’d imagine he’ll be taking the ball next inning against the big bats.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Good AB by feliz the batted balls in play are just finding fielders. Petite still doesn’t look that great but he’s getting the breaks and were not…We are for the most part doing the things we need to do to improve our odds except for swinging at a few ball fours. This is why the 1-2 pitchiing punch is necessary for the WS. But the Baseball Gods may grant us a comeback yet.

     
 
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