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 Mike D.

    YEAH RYAN! Okay, gap closing, let’s get more, boys!

  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Now he hits a home run. 5 games too late.

  • Posts: 0 Terri

    We needed you earlier Howard!!

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    thank you Howard for finally showing up!

    damn Durbin/Happ for giving up those runs last inning.

  • Posts: 0 Mets Fan

    The Phillies WILL come back!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Tracey


  • Posts: 0 Tracey


  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Last year when the Phillies won the World Series, I was out at a bar with all of my friends. And when the Phillies won, I partied all night long. I was not at a Tampa Bay Rays website telling pathetic joke.

  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    Aaaannnddddd HERE COME THE FIGHTINS!!


  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    I could not get on here for a few minutes. Why did they put Durbin in?

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    And please get rid of Pedro Feliz. He has been useless, utterly useless at the plate.

  • Posts: 0 David

    @morris, what do you expect people to do? this is a sports related message board. people go on them to discuss sports and to talk trash. if you were looking for something else, you should probably go talk sports with friends in a more neutral environment. I’m not trying to give you a hard time, I’m just stating what I thought was common knowledge about the purpose and/or actual usage of sports blogs.

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well if you had been Morris, you would have probably been the only one there. \

  • Posts: 0 joedad

    High hopes fellas. Let’s make em pay for counting us out

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Now, that all said. I dont want the season to be over tonight. PLEASE PLEASE come back and win.

  • Posts: 0 HOWARD!!!


  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Christ, guys, you’re acting like I was in mid-September. Except Tracey. Even Mets Fan is more positive about the Phils than most everyone here (no offense, Mets Fan). What the hell? At least wait to see how the game plays out before crucifying anyone, please.

    j reed, you better use that scientology witchcraft you picked up when you told us you’d become a scientologist if they got a hit with the bases loaded, which Werth did the next at-bat.

  • Posts: 0 Mike

    Can these jackass announcers be any more biased towards the Yankees. They outta put on frickin Yankee caps and make it official. Let’s go Phils!

  • Posts: 0 Chuckles

    You are soooo right Morris. Now we know why it is called the Big Crapple…….

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Ok, now theyve got a few innings before RIvera to get those runs back. Chamberlain is messed up in the head. Feliz need to drive this run in to stay on the team.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey


  • Posts: 0 David

    Congratulations to the Yankees for what should end up being a 27th W.S. Although I despise you, you have played great. Congrats to the phils and their fans. You made it to two W.S. in a row. Enjoy it. Some of us who root for crap teams (cough…the mets) haven’t seen anything but misery for years. At least you have a pretty good nucleus and a bright future in the minors. I may hate thee phillies, but I must respect what you have accomplished.

  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Come on, Phils, rattle Jabba

  • Posts: 0 TonyfromQueens

    Im a Mets fan who has been pulling for the Phillies so not all of us are against Philly. The one way I looked at this series is one of these teams had to lose and the Phillies are the lesser of two evils. Maybe I am out of place to be posting, but Ive seen the Phillies fight back again and again. This game is not over yet ! After all the Phillies have done the last 3 years Im amazed to see some fans giving up.

  • Posts: 0 joedad

    LETS GO PHILS! LETS GO PHILS! HARRY KALAS clap clap clapclapclap
    HARRY KALAS clap clap clapclapclapHARRY KALAS clap clap clapclapclapHARRY KALAS clap clap clapclapclap

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ugh. That’s OK: if we get 2 runs every inning for the rest of the game without bleeding any more, we win.

  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    I’m with Geoff – get rid of Feliz. He’s grounded out to 3rd twice tonite with runners on to end innings. Game 4 was an anomaly for him.

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Ok. First move off the offseason: Buyout and release Pedro Feliz. Like, 5 minutes after the season is over (hopefully tomorrow night)

    Now…..they must get a few runs in the 7th to gain momentum heading into Mariano Rivera

  • Posts: 0 Sam

    Good shot by Howard. On a serious note, is there any 3B on the market who might be a better hitter and fielder than Feliz?

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    it’d be real nice if Mo just sucks tonight.

  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    ….channeling the 2008 World Champion Phillies playing in Game 5….

  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas


  • Posts: 0 Scott in D.C.

    Didn’t get to Pettitte early enough. His location was off; five walks; a couple hard outs. I’m afraid there aren’t enough outs between now and Rivera.

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    I am with you guys though in that this is NOT over. Its not gonna be easy. BUt 4 runs is close enough to strike. The bullpen MUST hold firm. I feel that if they give up anymore runs then the season is over. They must d their job.

  • Posts: 0 mikeB

    Feliz; 0 for 3 so far in this gaem with 4 runners stranded. All field and very little hit.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Harry: Yup, in the words of the Tugger, ya gotta believe!

  • Posts: 0 Tracey


  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Rivera can’t be perfect. He can have bad nights too.

  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Is it just me or is Nick Swisher getting uglier?

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Wow, tremendous effort by Francisco! He knows it ain’t over ’til it’s over!

  • Posts: 0 JD

    Win or lose great season. Can’t give up hope till its over. I am dissapointed in all the negativity about this guy sucks that guy sucks. If they sucked we would not be where we are. Take your t-shirt back to the store and get off the wagon. Where has everyone been when this team was really bad now we have a winner and everyone wants to be a fan. Ugh am so mad at all the armchair GM’S in here.

  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    i hate swisher. what a dope.

  • Posts: 0 HotDogs


  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Rivera is due to blow another postseason save. I can only remember him blowing like, um, one save in 2001 against Arizone in Game 7.

    I think the Phillies are due to be there while he blows another. But they have to be down to one or two runs by then. Even if he blows a save Rivera probly wont give up more than one or two runs if they can get to him.

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    next inning starts with Francisco, ut oh.

    and Happ has been terrible this postseason too.

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Feliz had a 2 good AB and made contact it just went to AROD twice. Stilll I wouldn’t mind an up-grade. Nice effort by Francisco. the bad AB that inning was Werth. that was a 1-2 count cookie. Get Happ out of there Charlie

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    !!!LET’S GO PHILS!!!
    (waving rally towel)

  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Sigh. Leadoff walk is not the way to a shutdown inning, James Anthony. Git ‘r’ done!

  • Posts: 0 mikeB

    Sam, I agree with you. Although Feliz is a great fielder, the Phils need to upgrade to a more consistent better hitting third baseman for next season

  • Posts: 0 Tracey


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