Phillies-Yanks World Series Gamer I

Let’s Do This Thing. Comment Away.

Philadelphia Phillies
J. Rollins ss .000
S. Victorino cf .000
C. Utley 2b .000
R. Howard 1b .000
J. Werth rf .000
R. Ibanez dh .000
B. Francisco lf .000
P. Feliz 3b .000
C. Ruiz c .000
C. Lee NA
 
New York Yankees
D. Jeter ss .000
J. Damon lf .000
M. Teixeira 1b .000
A. Rodriguez 3b .000
J. Posada c .000
H. Matsui dh .000
R. Cano 2b .000
N. Swisher rf .000
M. Cabrera cf .000
CC Sabathia NA

229 comments… add one

  • Well, this is it…the big enchilda…the World Series. I’ll be here is spirit boys but I cannot split my focus to post while the game is going. I have to focus all of my energy into the Yankees pounding the Phillies…
    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!

    krueg October 28, 2009, 6:44 pm
  • Good luck Yanks; should be a great series. The Phillies are no joke.

    David Kirby October 28, 2009, 6:55 pm
  • Woah, didn’t realize logging in with my gmail account would show my real name instead of Atheose. Oh well.

    David Kirby October 28, 2009, 6:55 pm
  • It’s OK, Atheose.
    I was lucky enough to be dabize on my gmail account too, so I get to stay magnorhinally anonymous – but it was sheer luck.
    You’ll be Atheose as long as we think of you as Atheose.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • those batting averages are totally helpful. (jk!)

    Mark Lamster October 28, 2009, 7:24 pm
  • < >
    See?
    ARod whiffs as usual!

    dabize October 28, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • > batting averages
    Totally! Look at ARod, choking already!

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • Have fun in the gamers guys, I will be watching Top Chef and anything else I can find!

    SF October 28, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • Ath, if you sign up for Typepad you can be Ath, not sure what that runs though.

    SF October 28, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • Go Yanks!

    Lar October 28, 2009, 7:48 pm
  • One away!

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • Atheose, you can change your “display name”.
    Anybody who has questions or needs tech help, email or IM me. My contact info is on the authors page.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • hey guys it’s doug YF; typepad is being weird to me
    LOL THANKS FOR BUNTING ON THE FIRST PITCH, Jimmy Rollins.

    Doug Chu October 28, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • Quick fix… go to typepad.com and login
    go to account (upper right)
    change display name to what you want.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • CC in a little bit of trouble right now.. after starting off strong..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • All with two outs..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • That 2-2 pitch looked pretty good.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Bases loaded for Ibanez.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • CC at 19 pitches, only 10 for strikes, so the control is lacking..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • The Phils are very patient with CC. Now 3-1 count to Ibanez.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • No sweat. He’s done.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • Phew.

    Doug Chu October 28, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • CC gets out of that jam – 24 pitches, only 12 for strike, and leaves the bases loaded. End of half inning, let’s go Yanks!

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • wtf cc? barely avoids the catastrophe but the more times through that gauntlet the worse. tough middle of the order there. yikes.

    Mark Lamster October 28, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Jeter down on three pitches.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • Lee is dealing. Teix down swinging.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Cliff Lee looks as good as advertised, getting 2 K’s and a Damon bunt for 3 outs on 11 pitches. Wow.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Lee works video game fast.

    Doug Chu October 28, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • clee so far better than cc. that was an awesome display. a real pitcher out there. total command. not sure what that bunt by damon was all about.

    YF October 28, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • CC definitely lacking control tonight. Not a good night to choose that.. and the Phils are letting him pitch.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • and now cc down 3-0 to ben francisco? ugh.
    ps: cliff lee looks a bit like tino.

    YF October 28, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • jesus. if he walks ben francisco i’m watching the knicks!
    [joke!]

    YF October 28, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • 5-3. more like it.

    YF October 28, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • Is it raining in NY?

    rootbeerfloat October 28, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • (I’m still at the office -watching on gameday)

    rootbeerfloat October 28, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Pitched okay against the 8-9 hitters, though really thus far he’s only been beating himself.
    Still though, can’t argue with no score thus far.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • and that’s more like it. cc goes quickly through the weak bottom 3rd of the phils lineup. but facing 6 in inning 1 was bad. hope he got all the kinks out.

    YF October 28, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • It’s “misting.” Swirling droplets everywhere.

    Doug Chu October 28, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • hip hip jorge! breaks up the perfecto!

    YF October 28, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • k for matsui.

    oh man. in august that cano shot goes to the wall, but in the weather victorino tracks it down no prob.

    YF October 28, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Doug — check your FaceBook mail. Thanks, ag.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Yanks got better looks that inning, but felt like Matsui helped him out a little bit, and Cano didn’t make him pitch at all..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • I despise that creepy etrade baby.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • meanewhile, the ‘bockers down 27-24 after a quarter in miami. oh. right. no one gives a crap.

    YF October 28, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • I thought that was gone. I’m glad it was not.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Yeesh… that was hit pretty far.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • cc does not have his control.
    cabrera tracks another one that might have departed in august off rollins on 3-1. rollins bailed out cc on 2-0 by swinging at ball 3.

    YF October 28, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • It’s FOX
    How could they advertise anything that wasn’t creepy?
    Damn!
    “Missed it by THAT much, Chief”

    dabize October 28, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • agreed YF.. as Victorino hits a foul ball that was crushed

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Feck. Utley works a long long at bat into a short porch YSIII special.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • They’re really making CC work, even when he looked good. Utley hits a HR, maybe 2nd row right field. 1-0 Phils.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • CC at 54 pitches as of 2.2.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • The short porch inflicts an own goal!

    dabize October 28, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • Okay, get it back.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • CC gets out of it by K-ing Howard, but down 1-0 after 2 and a half.
    And Lee looks good, with the bottom of the lineup up.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Well, CC can still get Howard (he of the .108 average against LHP).
    1 run doesn’t mean much in this park usually -lets see whether Lee still has what he had before this (longish) inning…………

    dabize October 28, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • Where’s Krueg? I miss his ranting and raving….

    rootbeerfloat October 28, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • Looks like he has – 2 popups, interspersed with a few swinging strikes.
    And then a double………..
    Such a nice, predictable game, this.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • Jeter doubles, but with two outs, Damon was not able to drive him him. 1-0 after 3. Lee still not working particularly hard.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Feliz earns his pay the only way he can- with his glove.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Lee at 40 pitches after 3.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • CC is looking a bit sharper now, to my eye….
    Nice Ks…….

    dabize October 28, 2009, 9:08 pm
  • Looks better that inning, though still took him 71 pitches through 4. Not sure how long he can go unless he keeps it efficient, but he does look better, and the Phils are keeping it patience for now..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • A Tex single followed by an ARod HR would be nice.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Sheesh.. Lee is tough.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • Stupidness by Fox here. Look, we do not need to see his face to listen to his views. People came to see this – Cliff Lee vs ARod.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • That’s a sick pitch to ARod for the K.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • Lee at 56 pitches through 4. At least the Yanks are going deeper into counts..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:20 pm
  • Can’t win if we can’t score. Cliff Lee

    walein October 28, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • Indeed.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • That was a pretty “statement” inning. 3-4-5, struck out the side.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • OK, still at the office. Getting snippets from people about the rain. Is there any chance of this game being called?

    rootbeerfloat October 28, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • Gotta go to a meeting. Stupid work. Score some runs while I’m gone, Yanks!

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • 81 pitches through 5.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • rbf – almost no chance.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • CC looking better now, but they’re down one run. Matsui, Cano, Swisher up.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Matsui on. Let’s get something started!
    Cano and Swisher did not hit well last series. They can easily make it up right now.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • how is this even a conference.

    walein October 28, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Swisher, why are you swinging at a 2-0 pitch?

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:38 pm
  • Heckuva pitchers’ duel so far, whether one has a horse in the race or not. Lee is looking particularly sharp, but the Phils may yet rue leaving the bags loaded in the 1st…

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 9:38 pm
  • amazingly, the umps didn’t even get the wrong call right.

    walein October 28, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • Yanks got pretty unlucky on that play, and Matsui was not heads up there..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • Tough tough break there, and the 6-7-8 hitter did nothing. Bah.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • We fucking suck. This game is over. AJ won’t make it out of the 3rd inning tomorrow. Sweep.
    Fuck you Yankees, you fucking choke artist losers. Way to show up tonight. Look like a bunch of scared little pussies.
    That is all.

    krueg October 28, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • And krueg shows up.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • krueg you are scaring me when you don’t say those terrible things in not all caps.

    doug YF October 28, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • 3-0 count to Victorino..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Take a breath krueg. Still more games to play.

    walein October 28, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Gets Victorino out somehow.
    If the Yanks offense wakes up somehow..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • And here’s Utley, the man of the hour..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • And if 1-0 wasn’t a big enough lead, Utley makes it a 2-0 game on a 0-2 pitch. Wow.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • THAT was not a short porcher……….

    dabize October 28, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • Awful pitch by CC – wanted up and in and it was over the plate and it was crushed.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • Holy crap. Utley, with another dinger, moves to the front of the highly-premature Series MVP shortlist.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • “Throwback to another era”
    Or was that “throwup”?
    Emetic announcers

    dabize October 28, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • You can’t give a hitter like Utley that fat of a pitch. And he did not miss it.. bah.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Two mistake pitches to Utley, two runs. Oh my.

    doug YF October 28, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Howard strikes out, but it might not matter.
    2 runs against Lee. The Phils might not even go to the bullpen at this rate..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • Can anyone count the Yankees out of this game, even with Lee cruising at a low pitch count? It’s two runs.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Every time CC is taken over the wall by Utley, he K’s Howard.
    Kind of like a guy who gets cut off in traffic and then kicks the next dog he sees.
    The Universal Thump…….

    dabize October 28, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • That said, if the Yanks lose, it’s not CC, it’s the lack of hitting, clutch or otherwise, by the Yanks..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Also, CC now at 104 pitches. He might get one more inning, but after that..
    And Yanks also need the lead..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 9:54 pm
  • That’s fair.
    But Lee has been really good.
    The NYYs just ran into a guy who is really on his game.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • 2 words for despondent NYY fans
    Pedro
    Next
    My money is on Burnett……..I never really got over 2003, and I’ve seen Pedro give ‘em up with abandon when I’ve tuned in recently.
    He’s gonna give up runs in NYS.
    And DJ gets on again.
    This is a CLOSE game.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • The Captain tries to remind his teammates that they’re facing Cliff Lee

    walein October 28, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • I’ve said this before, for many years,,,Damon looks like some guy who was told all of the rules of baseball, how everything works but never actually saw anyone play it.
    When he swings through a pitch and throws he looks like my mom (and she isn’t an athlete)

    walein October 28, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • Jeez
    I think “nonchalant”, and the Foxie uses it.
    Sucker punch to the ego……….

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • pathetic

    walein October 28, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • It’s getting late early. Lee only 85 pitches through 6.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • Walein, you’re right… JDam had one of the weakest swings I’ve ever seen earlier in the game. And his overall style is indeed unusual.
    Lee’s at 85 through six innings… He could go eight easily if he keeps this up, and if he gets through eight near 100 pitches I’d assume he comes out for the 9th. But that’s getting way to far ahead with this Yankee lineup.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • BTW, I wish I had a dollar for every time McCarver has miscalled the signs. He says something like, “Posada asks for a change-up…” and it’s sure to be a cutter or straight fastball.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Francisco with the leadoff walk pushes CC to 109 pitches… But the double play keeps him in the inning.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Game. Set. Match. I knew we were going to choke. I fucking knew it. I tried to cover it up and be positive today, but deep down, I knew we were fucking toast.
    This game looks exactly like the last 3 playoffs. No hitting. We cannot fucking hit. Damon has left 19 runners on base in the playoffs? 19 FUCKING RUNNERS??? The Phillies are the Champs for a reason…we are fucking finished. AJ is going to get DESTROYED tomorrow…bank on that.
    I feel sick.

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Swings like Mary?
    He can still get results with that swing………but not today – yet.
    I remember his swing against Javier V. 5 years ago, almost to the day……..

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • It’s weird not seeing the normal Irish tenor here. What happened to him?

    David Kirby October 28, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • Ahh there we go, good ‘ol Typepad account.

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Reverse jinx, krueg?
    It’s not THAT bad.
    I have faith that Pedro can keep pace with AJ in any home run derby…..

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • I LIKE not seeing the normal Irish tenor here……
    But that’s just me.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Ronan Tynan made a Jewish joke and has been blackballed…
    And yes biz, it is that bad.

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Now that I have checked out, I can post all night…
    Nice to see ARod back to normal. Tex is fucking worthless too. Well, good in the field, worthless in the batters box. Fits in well with this team. (besides Jeter, he is always money)

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • Just read his comments in an article… they seemed pretty tame to be blackballed for.
    If anyone is interested in a fantastic Pedro interview, probably the best one he’s ever given, check this out:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2009/news/story?id=4603619

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • The mighty Yankee lineup…laughable.

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • He sings for my Sabres too…not as sensitive in Buffalo so he can still come sing for us!

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • When’s the last time we got shutout in the World Series I wonder??? Swept???

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • 9-pitch seventh inning for Lee, he’s at 95 now.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Here comes our mighty bullpen…

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Krueg,
    The mind is a funny thing
    When I read that just now about Tynan, my first thought was of the lady in the audience of “Springtime for Hitler” (in the real 1968 version of “The Producers”)
    “Harry, its FUNNY”
    Lets see what “the majority” thinks of Pedro’s chances against this Yankee lineup

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • That was SO close…

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Y’know, Hughes is actually pretty good. (And as he types that, Rollins hits a bomb just foul, and then walks as the leadoff man)

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • and Hughes shows everyone why he didn’t start this season. Loses control of his fast ball in about 5 minutes

    walein October 28, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • Shutout in game 6 of 2003 series to blow that one…
    Swept in 1976 by the Reds…
    We can break both of those THIS WEEKEND!!! WOO HOO!!!
    Great work Hughes you gigantic vagina. Leadoff walk.

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • I’m running out of negativity…I’m just tired. I knew I would root my ass off all year, only to end up watching this…

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • Dear dear, we need an intervention here.
    1976?
    I was a METS fan back then…….

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • If only we could play the Jays or Royals in the World Series…that would be sweet.

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Posada just ruined that strike on the outside worrying about rollins…didn’t frame it.

    walein October 28, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • …and Rollins steals 2nd……

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • Easily steals 2nd base…no outs. GAME OVER LOSERS!!!! Complete and total meltdown. What a fucking embarrassment.
    All right, I’m bringing everyone down. Sorry boys. You guys are way more positive and hopefully than I. Fuck these losers.

    krueg October 28, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • I could have told Girardi that Hughes “didn’t have it” tonight. The tailing fastball 4 feet over posada’s head to rollins for ball 4 was a clue.

    walein October 28, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • Well, that negates the steal, at least.
    But Gerardi brings in Soft Underbelly anyway………

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:34 pm
  • ……and Utley, mighty Utley, advances to the plate…………

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • That’s vintage Pedro in that interview, but I still consider his “sitting under a banana tree” to be the gold standard.
    Also, he has yet to produce a midget mascot for this series. (Sorry, “little person.”)

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • strike three looking. YES!

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Wow, good breaking ball for the strikeout.

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • I believe he was called “Nelson”
    And Utley K’s without shattering any firmament…..

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • (Correction, mango tree.)

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Don’t hang that same pitch out there to Howard that you struck Utley out with.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Krueg, you watching that depression ad?
    Nuf sed……

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:41 pm
  • This upcoming at-bat by Werth could be crucial. I don’t count the Yanks out one bit, especially if the Phils fail to get some insurance here…

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • Quite.
    2 runs down against Lidge?
    A doddle………

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • Interesting strikezone tonight. A few calls went Marte’s way, but then Robertson is getting squeezed.

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • A nasty non-walk walk.
    But RI is batting .000 with the bases loaded……..today

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • Ouch……..500 now.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Ibanez, who looked lost against CC, rolls a single through the infield to make it 4-0.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • A bigger challenge for Lidge now….
    4-0

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • Insult to injury with the swagger catch

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Lee back out for the bottom of the 8th, makes a nice stab on a comebacker, 1 gone. 97 pitches through 7.1 innings.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Lee is getting tired – no more swings and misses………

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:55 pm
  • 4 runs is a mountain..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Lidge might not come in..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Joba versus Lidge
    Yum

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Swisher’s more patient, drives Lee’s count up to 104, but Lee gets his 8th K.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Brian Bruney in the pen is kinda a clear statement. But then again…if you ain’t gonna hit it doesn’t matter who you pitch.

    walein October 28, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • And a first-pitch swinging fly out by Melky keeps Lee at 106 through 8 innings. Will he be back for the 9th to go for the complete game, or will the Phils roll the dice on Lidge?

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • Oh boy,
    Lee is pronounced “a magician”
    He’s meat in the 9th

    dabize October 28, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • Down to 3 outs.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Brian Bruney is up, apparently before Joba.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Hudson and his reverse jinx.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Bruney is a white flag?

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • 4 is a mountain… But didn’t the Yanks score 6 in one late inning not so long ago?

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Ahh, right.
    BB it is, and he gets a popup.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • they look anemic tonight Hudson. They can…but they need to get a going now. (captain obvious writing for walein now)

    walein October 28, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • The #9 hitter almost hits a HR. Hah.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • 2B for Ruiz

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Feliz is out, and with Ruiz’s subsequent long double Feliz becomes the only Phillie not to reach base tonight. Runner on 2nd, 1 out in the top of the 9th.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • So is Lee sent out for the 9th?

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • Coke warming for the Yanks, apparently no one warming in the Phillly pen, suggesting Lee will go for the CG.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • FOX: Yanks have 3 “defensive outs” left.
    Whats an “offensive out”?
    It sounds valuable!

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:05 pm
  • A squib up the line gets Ruiz to 3rd and Rollins to 1st. Steal situation?

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:05 pm
  • Rain is causing satellite to lose signal here — eight innings too late.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • Smokes one to RF
    5-0
    No more BB, Coke coming in

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • Victorino singles, 5-0, 1st and 2nd, 1 out, Coke coming in.
    With Lee sitting for a long eighth, it might make sense for the Phils go to the pen for the ninth and save him for a possible Game 4 on short rest. On the other hand, a bird in the hand, &c.
    NOTE: Yanks have the top of the order coming up.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • This was not the best way to start the series. But there is a lot more baseball to be played. It’s good to know that Bruney has made it clear that he will not be used again in the WS for anything important. Great roster choice!

    Nick-YF October 28, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • If you are rooting for the Yanks, then hope for Lidge.
    If the Phils, then the other guy.
    OK its over.
    “The Yankees have never been shut out of Game 1 of th WS”.
    It’s over now

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • Still no one warming, Lee almost certainly coming back out for the 9th.
    Drive to the track, 2 out, Rollins moves to 3rd, Victorino still on 1st.
    Howard batting in an excruciatingly slow inning.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Top of the order can all score and it won’t make a dent. Bah.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • Howard doubles, Rollins scores, but Victorino gets thrown out easily at the plate… 6-0 Phils going to the bottom of the 9th. Murderer’s Row II coming up.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • TV voice: “Howard doesn’t have any power against lefties”
    Howard promptly doubles.

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • well, the phillies at least gave baseball fans a break there and sent Victorino so we could get to the end of this game faster.

    walein October 28, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • Howard hits a LHP!
    and the Phils run into an out at the plate just to make sure Lidge stays out of the game.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • The worst part of this game is that the Yanks half innings are all like 3 minutes in length. Hard to gain any sort of momentum..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • And even harder to watch.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Quandary
    Now Lee’s gonna repeat Beckett in 2003.
    He can’t lose AND win, can he?
    I guess its OK if the Yanks score, but don’t win the game.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • Jeter gives some fans something to cheer about..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • Leadoff single for Jeter (who has more than 50% of the Yankee hits tonight), short bloop.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • DJ bloops one.
    The Gods will be satisfied only if FOX announcers are wrong about EVERYTHING………..

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Yank’s chance of winning – 1%. I like them odds!

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • 1st and 2nd, nobody out.
    See?

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • This would be much more exciting if the bullpen did not blow up and gave up 4 runs. If only Teixeira can hit a 6 run HR..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Sure enough, the broadcasters jinx it by showing the stat about the last complete-game shutout in the WS (Beckett).

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • So you say there’s a chance….

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Followed by a Damon single… Phils buying time for a warmup in the pen. Mistake bringing Lee back?

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Well, that’s one way to score a run.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • No shutout, at least. They played him DP and got one out. I thought it was a hit but it was unfortunate.
    Can’t even afford to trade one out for one run anymore..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Double-play ball, one out at second, Rollins airmails it into the dugout, Yankees get a run at last. 1 out, runner at 1st, ARod batting.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Tex
    E4, and a run scores.
    The Gods smile………

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Lee at 114.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • ARod is going to strike out here and the New York newspapers are going to go nuts on him for going 0 for 4 with 3 K’s.

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • Looked like a hit to me too Lar. They hopefully will correct it.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • At least as far as the hit goes.. the E has to stay for the run, no?

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • If they say ARod and “choke”, he’ll hit a 6 run homer
    Bet on it……..

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • Oh never mind. Don’t know what I just saw. Too much junk on the screen from the rain.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • ARod Ks, 9th K for Lee. Two gone, still a runner at 1st.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • Sure enough, ARod K’s. Seriously, I wonder what the papers will say about him.

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • ARod was hot as hell coming in, not so much against Lee..

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • ag – ya, I don’t know what you saw, but ya.. ;P

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:28 pm
  • Done. Bah. Give credit to Lee though, who threw 121 pitches.

    Lar October 28, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • Gorgeous pitch to end the game. What a great pickup by the Phillies.

    Atheose - SF October 28, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • Lee Ks Posada, game over. 122 pitches total for Lee.
    While the Lee 10K total is very impressive, an arguably even more impressive stat: Zero walks to this tough Yankee lineup.
    Sports radio is going to be… interesting tomorrow, especially considering how many were counting the Phils out.

    Hudson October 28, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • Over.
    Phils 6, Yanks 1, FOX -14.
    See ya for the next one ……. the Ghost of Petey meets Mr. Pie……

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:30 pm
  • *sigh*
    see you all later.

    attackgerbil October 28, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • uggggg 10ks. see you tomorrow.

    walein October 28, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • 121 pitches?
    He’ll have a tough time going again in 3 days after that.

    dabize October 28, 2009, 11:35 pm
  • Just back from the Stadium. It was a margue out there tonight thanks initially to CC’s shakiness that had YFs on edge from the first inning, then to a periodic and sometimes fairly hard drizzle, but enduringly thanks to Cliff Lee.
    I feel like I have to call the police and report what I just witnessed. That was an old-fashioned mauling. Lee was never in trouble and for the first time I can recall this year, the Yankees just looked totally outmatched. So much for the Yankees’ superior pen too. Wow. Can’t say enough about Lee’s performance. And since I don’t want to say anything about it, that’s all for the night. See you tomorrow Yankee bats.
    I hope.

    IronHorse (YF) October 29, 2009, 12:30 am
  • Ummm “margue” is supposed to be “morgue”. Clearly I am too shaken by the assault and battery I just witnessed to type properly.

    IronHorse (YF) October 29, 2009, 12:31 am
  • I am so depressed that I literally still feel sick to my stomach. To come this far, only to revert to the 04-07 Yankees on the big stage is more than I can stand. We cannot hit. Period. As mediocre as CC was, he kept it close. The bullpen is awful now. Talk about choking…Hughes? Could you suck worse when we really need you? But I digress…
    I would love to look up the stats for runners left on base for our lineup but I am already suicidal and it may push me over the edge…
    We aren’t playing the Twins or Angels…we are playing the champs and they showed us last night why they are the champs, and why this team won’t be.
    Fucking pathetic.
    Bright side? We have the AJ GOING TONIGHT!!! TALK ABOUT A BIG GAME, SHUT ‘EM DOWN PITCHER!!! WOO HOO!!! Who would you rather have in a must win world series game than AJ FUCKING BURNETT BABY!!! I just hope we don’t get swept at this point…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 9:38 am
  • If it’s any consolation, Krueg, here’s an analogy: Derek Lowe was a far bigger headcase in 2004 with the Sox than A.J. Burnett ever could be. Lowe during the regular season was a mental mess, and got briefly demoted to the pen. Then he came through *huge* for Boston in the ALCS and Series.

    Hudson October 29, 2009, 11:54 am
  • It is possible that AJ could pitch a good game, just not likely…
    It is possible that our offense will actually hit the fucking ball, just not likely…
    It is also possible that I may get a turn with Kate, just not likely…
    ;)

    krueg October 29, 2009, 12:25 pm
  • yeah krueg, hudson’s got a point…it’s only 1 game, and burnett could surprise us…i didn’t have a lot of confidence in pettitte either before his last start, and i was wrong…i didn’t expect to win every cc matchup with lee…i’d be happy with winning the next 2, in games 4 and 7… ;)

    dc October 29, 2009, 12:27 pm
  • I hope so brother…I really do. It just may be that the Phillies are the better team. Period. Looks that way at this point.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 1:24 pm

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