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World Series Gameday: Yankees at Phillies, Game 5

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, November 02, 2009 06:57 PM | Comments: 445
Gameday 2009, Posts, World Series 2009

YankeesNew York Yankees (3-1) at Philadelphia Phillies (1-3)

A.J. Burnett, RHP, vs. Cliff Lee, LHP

Time: 7:57 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 47 degrees
TV: FOX
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Journey made popular the phrase “Don’t Stop Believin’”.  So, Phillies fans, just as the song preaches, don’t give up just yet.

The New York Yankees may have jammed the dagger into this series, by way of a 7-4 comeback victory last night, but that doesn’t mean it’s over.  The Phillies have work to do, and that beings tonight with Cliff Lee going against A.J. Burnett.

Lee has been absolutely spectacular throughout the playoffs; he’s been everything the Phillies hoped for and more.  He needs to be every bit as perfect tonight as he has been through the first four starts this postseason.  His complete-game six-hitter in Game 1 seems like ages ago, but it’s something to start with.  If Lee can shut New York down and go deep into this game, the Phillies could be looking at a Game 6 in the Bronx.

The man to try and finish out this World Series on enemy soil is A.J. Burnett.  We saw what he is capable of in Game 2 of the World Series (7 inn, 1 ER, 9 K) but we know he can be wild and at times will fall apart as he did in the Angels series.  Phillies fans need to be as loud as humanly possible and knock this guy off his perch.

Offensively, the front four need to do a little bit of damage.  Jimmy Rollins has been absent, rarely able to hit anything hard, and Shane Victorino is struggling as well.  Chase Utley has been the most consistent of the bunch, and the Phillies need more of the same from him.  Ryan Howard is the most heartbreaking of all.  He is just 3-for-17 in the series with 10 brutal punchouts.  If he has something left in the tank, now would be the time to burn it.

Interesting stat: A.J. Burnett threw 84.6 percent of his first pitches for strikes in Game 2.  Over the course of the regular season, he tossed just 54 percent of first pitch strikes.  Was Game 2 a fluke? It’s very possible.

Don’t stop being a fan, don’t stop the love you have for this team, and for at least one more night, don’t stop believin’. Three wins in a row is absolutely possible.

High hopes, everyone…

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style AleYour Gameday Beer – Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale
I’ve purposely stayed away from Barleywines, but tonight with the Phillies’ backs against the wall, it’s time to bring out the big guns. At 9% ABV, Bigfoot is a relatively tame foray into the category but certainly stronger than most traditional beers. Sierra Nevada boasts its “dense, fruity bouquet, an intense flavor palate and a deep reddish-brown color.” The strong malt flavor is balanced by bittersweet hops making for an interesting Ale. This type of brew goes well with desserts like all those cheesecakes Sen. Spector has coming his way. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    sonofab***h

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    OMG, could we get you boys a cup of tea while you’re out there chatting?

    ooooo, Aaron Rowand, only facing the other way…

     
  • Posts: 0 ryan coward

    puts a charge in one right into gardners glove

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    AC – it doesn’t work like that with pitchers 100 pitches … 3 days minium

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    Glad to hear that MLB is going to address all these meetings at the mound by the Spankees. Better late than never.

     
  • Posts: 0 Shitarino

    I dont know why you guys are getting so excited, you still arent going to win.

    :(

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Resist the urge to think too far ahead. Gotta win this one. The Yanks are within grand slam distance.

     
  • Posts: 0 Filthadelphia

    Werth looks like a kings jester with that stupid haircut

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Did Harriston get hurt?t…that was a great catch….

     
  • Posts: 0 Shitarino

    Harriston isnt in the game! What game are you watching?

     
  • Posts: 0 ryan coward

    If this goes back to NY atleast the phillies will be in town to go to the yankee parade

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    I don’t know, but that was an amazing catch!

     
  • Posts: 0 Shitarino

    I win either way because I am a yankee troll and will make love to myself and other Yankee trolls while looking at arods centaur painting

     
  • Posts: 0 Cholly Manyoowell

    Uhhhh… we’re uhhh just givin duh fans some hope so deys can fall dat much harder when we looz.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Attaboy Cliff kid now

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    I’d keep my mouth shut if I were you Mr. Coward… Remember how much of a sure thing the 2004 ALCS seemed when the Yankees went up 3-0?? The more bleep you talk, the more crushing a potential collaspe is going to be. Get your casket with the Yankees logo ready…… If you act now, you’ll get an additional 15% discount. I’m the whiz….I’m the whiz…..

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    Cmon Chooch!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Cliff’s going hopefully 2 more

     
  • Posts: 0 Philly Scum

    COLE IS A QUITTER!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    JRoll! Start it up again!

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    who was that random ass guy?! lmao

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WOO HOO!!! Thank you, JRoll!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    LET’S GO PHILS!!!
    BEAT NEW YORK!!!
    LET’S GO PHILS!!!
    BEAT NEW YORK!!!
    LET’S GO PHILS!!!
    BEAT NEW YORK!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Come on Vic is due

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    Man you know whats annoying?
    FRIGGIN MOUND MEETINGS.

    I really hope they do something about that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Filthadelphia how can you comment on someones hair when Swisher has that mohawk?

     
  • Posts: 0 ryan coward

    My hand hurts :(

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    LET’S GO PHILS!!!
    BEAT NEW YORK!!!
    LET’S GO PHILS!!!
    BEAT NEW YORK!!!
    LET’S GO PHILS!!!
    BEAT NEW YORK!!!

    That’s the spirit!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    For being the classiest fans in all of baseball, Yankee fans sure are a bunch of classless scumbags.

     
  • Posts: 0 AC from NJ

    bye Jorge…you suck!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Nice fast pitch Cliff

     
  • Posts: 0 gofightins

    That was nice. I hate Jorge. Needs to shut up and play. Whines about EVERYTHING.

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    Wow – Posada is a PITA. Sit down and shut up.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    make that quick pitch

     
  • Posts: 0 Phuck the Philthies

    thank you Morris that means a lot.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Morriss, I think most of them are OK. Trolls are scumbags through and through

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Don’t worry about the trolls guys, their mom takes the computer away at 11. She says they all need to wake up early and apply for jobs at CVS.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    If only Lee could pitch every game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    {waving rally towel

     
  • Posts: 0 chuckles

    or WalMart, Morris.

     
  • Posts: 0 bob

    Dererk Jeter sucks chant…shows you the intelligence of this city.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Haha, Jeter is left holding his nub

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Morris: CVS? When their only marketable skill is saying “do you want fries for that?”

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Actually, it’s hard to declare whether Yankee fans are scum. Since every game I have been to Yankee stadium, both old and new I was surrounded by a bunch of stock brokers just trying to impress clients. It’s just a big convention center that sometimes hosts baseball games.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Alright Lee … insurance. Howard is due

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    What’s up with all these broken bats? With all the money they spend on players, I guess the Yankees can’t afford 1st quality equipment.

     
  • Posts: 0 Shitarino

    YEAH BC WE ARE RICH

     
  • Posts: 0 ryan coward

    hes gonna shove that nub up Howards nose

     
  • Posts: 0 Shitarino

    Tracey you arent funny please go to bed

     
  • Posts: 0 Shitarino

    HEY LOOK AT ME! I’M AN IDIOT. I TYPE IN ALL CAPS. I HAVE NO FRIENDS. I HAVE TO GO ON THE INTERNET AND TELL BAD JOKES TO GET ATTENTION BECAUSE I HAVE NO SOCIAL SKILLS AND NOBODY TO TALK TO WHILE MY FAVORITE TEAM IS IN THE WORLD SERIES.

     
 
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