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World Series Gameday: Yankees At Phillies, Game 4

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, November 01, 2009 07:00 PM | Comments: 562
Gameday 2009, Posts, World Series 2009

YankeesNew York Yankees (2-1) at Philadelphia Phillies (1-2)

CC Sabathia, LHP, vs. Joe Blanton, RHP

Time: 8:20 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 56 degrees
TV: FOX
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies must even up the series after dropping last night’s game.  Joe Blanton and the Phillies need to do whatever it takes to avoid falling to a 3-1 deficit.

Instead of throwing out Cliff Lee on three day’s of rest, Charlie Manuel opted to go with Blanton.  Blanton last started in the National League Championship series and he allowed three earned runs in six innings.  Blanton has struggled mightily against the Yankees throughout his career, but has not faced them since last season.  The Phillies are in desperate need of a solid outing from Blanton, especially with Cole Hamels’ poor performance last night.

For the second time this postseason, CC Sabathia will pitch on short rest.  The 280-pound left-hander threw 113 pitches in game one of the World Series.  Sabathia pitched well, but was out-dueled by Lee and could not find a way to get Chase Utley out.

The offense is a big reason why the Phillies are in the World Series, but they are also a big reason why they are trailing 2-1.  They have faced great pitching, but the Phillies are more than capable of putting up crooked numbers.  Other than Utley in game one, the only players who are doing well are Jayson Werth (.400) and Carlos Ruiz (.333).

Tröegs Hopback Amber AleYour Gameday Beer – Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale
I’m surprised we didn’t recommended this beer during our summer of Amber Ales, but it is appropriate tonight as the Phillies need to hop back on the winning train. As advertised, this brew is loaded with citrusy hops, which accompany a pine, grass-like scent. The mouthfeel is smooth, thick and dry but full of flavor sensations. If you like the flavors of Pale Ales but not the bitterness, then this beer is worth a go. Have it with some grilled salmon seasoned with lemon. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 ChaosCorruption

    YEAH!

    Okay, let’s go Howard…don’t fail like last at-bat!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    ok time for the offense to do something!! Howard and Raul are due!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    If only our offense would wake the F up. Wasted pitching performance by Pedro and so far Blanton has been great since his rough first inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Joedad – i agree shane put a good swing on a ball that got hit to a good first basemen

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    you’re right joedad. my bad. Joe B. you have my respect. Shaky 1st, but he didn’t fall apart. Unlike another Phils SP. Coming on O.

     
  • Posts: 0 james

    Lets go howard!! PLS dont strike out.

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    Let’s just hope we don’t let big ol’ CC settle in too…

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Someone made a good point. Howard breaks out of slumps by looking at pitches, rather than swinging and hitting pitches. When he has a good eye, he is the best hitter in the league

     
  • Posts: 0 whynow

    ryno – just do a brett myers and watch all of the pitches :)

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    I didn’t cap chase because of utley by the way. For some reason I was thinking of cole’s first name when I capped chase and that would’ve been cool but it didn’t really work out because cole’s first name isn’t chase….lol

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Blanton is really doing his part…time for the offense to step up. Let’s go Howard – break out of it NOW!

    This ump really should run Posada out of the game…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tim L

    I don’t care if Howard grounds out, at least make contact!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    HK – I hope Hamels takes how Blanton recovered after that absymal firstg inning to heart.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    sorry james. I shouldn’t called you a jerk. Let’s hope we can rally here.

     
  • Posts: 0 Rick in RI

    Come on Ryan! Be patient!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    woot there it is

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    CONTACT! WE HAVE CONTACT! OH THANK GOD!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Now that was a quality swing…

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    FINALLY.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    There we go….

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Nice job Howard. No DP now…C’mon Werth!

     
  • Posts: 0 Rick in RI

    Yeah that’s how ya do it!

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    Cmon Jayson – make it WERTHWHILE!

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Why can’t the Phillies just SCORE ALREADY!

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    HOLY CRAP HOWARD!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    GO, RYAN, GO!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Way to steal Howard!!

     
  • Posts: 0 connie mack

    he stole on a lefty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    Yeah Ryan!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Wow…Howard is so big he can’t even stop himself when he gets to the base…ran right through it. Well done Howard.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    ryannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn way to take everyone by surprise…..gotta love this guy after all he’s been through these last few games

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Yeah the umps realyl have to step in with all this game delaying garbage…we are not in the Yankis house and are the defending champs.

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    Haha. I LOVE it when he does that. Buck’s call was full of incredulity. Love it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Rick in RI

    Woohoo! Posada couldn’t throw out CC Sabathia if he was trying to steal.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    The Big man showing the speed

     
  • Posts: 0 james

    come on raul!

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    Again, no strike there.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    i said it last night…and again, Ibanez looks lost up there.

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    Cmon Feliz – tie this up at the very least.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooo

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OH BABY!!

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    YES!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    ryan h missed home plate

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    howard never touch home plate

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oy, all this replay doesn’t really add to it…

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    PETE HAPPY!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Phils caught a break there because I was screaming for Howard to go back and touch home plate.

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    YES! PETE HAPPYYYYYYY!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    that’s the last thing Poseda wanted to see… Big Piece coming down the pipe

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    here’s the thing, if the yankees don’t know he didn’t touch it and don’t do anything, it’s a run

     
 
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