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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 phillyjoe

    so when does spring trainging start?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tim L

    Chooch came to play!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    hee hee. Thanks for the advice, Mike!

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

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Jimmy is an idiot. that is all.

     
  • Posts: 0 Philadelphia is a Cesspool

    Tracey, don’t wave that towel… throw it in.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Either we get a more consistent bat in the top of the order or get a little more pop in the bottom of the line-up. Were an AL line-up without a DH. That’s how we get exposed when the middle of the line-up goes slumpy. DUMB JIMMY. Lets go vic, your due

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Lot of the rumors have Matsui going to the Tigers next year. The Hanshin tigers that is. My second favorite baseball team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS!
    (CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP)

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Tracey is the number one fan here, bar none

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    YES!!! WE’VE GOT THE YANKEES RUNNING SCARED!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Another chance for the offense to do something, this might be their last chance.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    CC is in drag but he aint gonna be singing. LET”S GO PHILS!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Chooch makes the whole team go.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    and he’s not up against Pettitte! so that’s cool.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (imagining the Turkey Hill find the ball game on the jumbotron…)
    (just trying to recreate the ballpark feel here…)

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Now would be a very good time to actually start hitting Marte. @MikeB, Matsui is a tough hitter who just seems to kill people with two strikes. Sometimes you just tip your hat, you know?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Big Utley moment guys….Please Baseball Gods grant us this day. Everyone but the Yankees and their fans want this to go a game seven

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Thanks, joedad! I just got tired of all the negativity. Much more fun to cheer them on.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    LET’S GO PHILS!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! YA GOTTA BELIEVE!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    COME ON CHASE!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Tracey, seriously, you are an awesome fan, big props to you!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    I could’ve been wrong, though, Tracey. I am sometimes.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    :: WAVING RALLY TOWEL MADLY:::

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Joe West is a fat, Sh*tty umpire.

     
  • Posts: 0 Philadelphia is a Cesspool

    Mutley got Chased. Season over.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well that was a waste. 2 innings left to score 4

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    AUUUUUUUGHH!!!!
    That’s OK: Two innings left, and we’ve got them nervous.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Dude, MEGA choke with RISP.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    What a joke! What a freaking joke. I hate the UMPS!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Looks like the 3rd base umpire wants to be a star tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    NO WAY UMP!

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Are you kidding me? First pitch to Utley was ball outside. Check pitch track. Joe West is a sh*thead. Second pitch was marginal call, but it may have been inside ball. Joe West is a double sh*thead, b/c he should have fixed his first error by evening the count. And on the strike 3 call check swing – that 3rd base ump is taking marching orders from the network.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Marte got that first pitch called strike which hasn’t been called all night . Ut had to take with that pitch.

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    Pretty poor call in the World Series Ump!

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Um, he looked at a ball DEAD middle of the plate. They wont give him the benefit of the doubt after you look a a meatball that was THE mistake to hit the other way to drive two runs in.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Utley should have swung at the 2nd pitch, but that was a horrible call by the ump at 3rd.

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    Yeah…that was a bit iffy. But come on. How freaking demoralizing would it be for their heavenly sent closer to blow a four run lead over two innings? or better yet, in one shot?!

    I have a really good feeling for some reason. I don’t know why, I’m just…happy. Strange. It’s a sign, I think.

     
  • Posts: 0 FillyP

    First strike was terrible. Second froze him. Third tied him up, and he looked like he went ever-so-slightly…

    How do you guys think I feel? I bet on the Philllies team total to be over 3.5 runs……..

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, Phillies: I am wearing my 2008 World Champions hoodie. I want to upgrade this to a 2009 World Champions hoodie, but I need your help to make that happen. You’re going to have to win this game. If you do, I promise I will buy lots of world champions stuff. Deal?

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    I don’t know, that’s a call that goes to the home team more often than not. Looked like he borderline went when he pushed the bat forward. But is it just me, or has Marte gotten a lot of wide strike calls against lefties all series?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Second pitch was a strike not the first though.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    DO IT FOR HARRY!!!
    DO IT FOR RICHIE!!
    DO IT FOR FOX’S RATINGS!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 whynow

    i think cholly s/have pulled pedro out before matsuki came to bat in the 3rd inning. it stays 2-1 then & its an entrely different game…

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    As I’ve said before, no matter the outcome tonight, these guys have given us an unbelievable ride this year, heck, we’re watching our team in the WS, two years in a row, and I’m thrilled to be a Phillies fan. I don’t care if the Yanks win, I still wouldn’t want to be one of their fans.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Hughes is up in the 8th.

    I would sign DeRosa, hes perfect for this team. Dont bring back Stairs either.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Damnit, looked up from my laptop just in time to see THAT from Mitch and Carter. And then the game highlights. And I’ve no beer left.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Mike he has. Ut did go around though but it was set up by the first call. Yeah, Marte has been getting that all series. Man…

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    whynow, Matsui crushed Happ too.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Nevermind, Rivera is going. They are being VERY asinine by doing this again. THis time, it will backfire on them. THe baseball gods will not smile upon this arrogance.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    5 runs off Mo. well it’s fun to dream lol. hmm damn games 3 & 4. :P

     
 
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