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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 Georgie

    I didn’t realize they just shortened MLB games to 4 innings, because that’s the only way this game is over, C’MON people, how can you jump ship now????? Why does it feel like I’ve said this 1000 times this season?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Any pitcher tonight has to nibbled

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    If the Phils do comeback and win the whole thing, all the naysayers here are not allowed to come to the parade. ;)

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Francisco, Ruiz, and Rollins next inning

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I think the Phils need to start hitting balls out of the infield in order to get a comeback going. They are looking lifeless at the plate. Not makign the most out of the counts they are getting.

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Georgie: Because you have. There’s a hell of a lot of flakes amongst the Philly “faithful” …

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well if God is going to grand us a comeback, he better get to work, fast.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    The Phillies have 3 innings to get something going. Rivera will be coming in the 8th, maybe even the 7th.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuckles

    Yes! 1-2-3 for Pedro – now let’s hit and score! Lot’s of game left here – LOTS!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    we need some hits and runs this inning. let’s have everyone bat.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Phillies need to string those hits together! Everybody Hits this inning!!! Please……….!!?!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    FillyP, agreed….

     
  • Posts: 0 Scott in D.C.

    Pedro is not exactly getting rocked … Only three hits given up, for god’s sake. Phillies are stranding runners!

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Ok. Top of the 5th – Phils gotta get these runs back NOW. We got 6-7 outs left to play with here. NOW OR NEVER FELLAS!

    Go Phils…Go Phils!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    the walks have hurt Pedro, the walks have not hurt Pettitte.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok, I just changed my t-shirt. I went from my white “Get me to the plate” shirt to my red one. Gotta change the mojo.

     
  • Posts: 0 p

    godzira!!!! I hate thee

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    we have 5 innings to produce.

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Yeah – I have to agree, Phils look a little tight at the plate. They’ve shown some good, patient ABs.. but overall they’re not jumping on their opportunities. Lots of lazy flys too. Still got plenty of baseball left though. LET’S GO FIGHTINS!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    i think i would rather have ibanez in left and stairs dh

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    and Francisco has sucked this series

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    well pat i agree but Feliz had a decent ab…worked up the pitch count…with 2 outs and 2 men on, 3-2 count you got be in protect mode because going down on on strike three is bad…got to at least put the ball in play.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Ben Francisco is a WASTE. Might as well have Bruntlett there. (yes, i know he doesn’t play the outfield).

     
  • Posts: 0 Matsui

    Excuse prease. Hail pie?

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    francisco was good in the regular season, but not so much this postseason. Perhaps as a lack of too mant at-bats?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I’m really looking forward to us getting a better bench next season

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    cant we all be like chooch.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    ok. chooch delivers. patience pays off.

    C’mon J-Roll…

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Here We Go Phillies! Here We Go! Here We Go Phillies!! Here We Go!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Come on people, remember all the times you gave up on the team and all the times they came back?

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Great AB Chooch. Make ol’ HGH pay for all these walks! Let’s go Phils!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Here We Go Phillies! Here We Go! Here We Go Phillies!! Here We Go!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 mycruzincooler.com

    PHILS IN 7 !!!!!!!!!! No problem.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok, this could be the start of Chooch-vember.

    Chooch is hitting well in the 9th hole so far.

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    get on j roll we need some base runners.

     
  • Posts: 0 dj

    The problem is the Phils tried to jump on Pettit instead of being patient and gettiitch count up! Now he is in a zos the ump is cheating us on the corners so its over! Rivera for 2 and all of fake @ss america gat they want!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well that’s just bad

     
  • Posts: 0 I

    Season over

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Way to bail them out again boys.

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    doesnt look good.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I really hope jimmy doesn’t lead off next year

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    we just can’t get more than 1 run when Pedro starts in the playoffs

    c’mon Phillies. 4 innings left

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    what can you do with that….how many dp opps have we had this series. The breaks are going their way in the field and they haven’t made mistakes

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff G.

    This game is over. Rollins, Howard, Fran, Feliz, Ibanz are lifeless. Rollins up there hacking at everything. Starting Pedro was a huge mistake in the cold weather.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matsui

    You want beef an BROCKERY?

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Does philliesnation have viruses? I am seriously lagging here today

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    We are SO F*CKED. 2nd DP of the night. DAMMIT.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Time to start working on getting a good load on.

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Ouch. That one was bad. I think the 6th and 7th INN will decide this game.

    Told you that Charlie was just letting Pedro handle the bottom of the order…

    Anyone feel comfortable down 3 runs going into the 8th against Mo? We hit him around a little in game 2, but he’s really shut it down since. Then again, what was that they said about Street, Sherrill and Broxton? Un-hittable?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well that’s just dandy

     
 
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