October 28, 2009

WS1: Phillies 6, Yankees 1

Phillies - 001 001 022 - 6  9  1
Yankees - 000 000 001 - 1 6 0

Cliff Lee pitched a complete game (9-6-1-0-10, 122), not allowing a Yankee beyond second base until an unearned run scored in the ninth.

Chase Utley hit two solo home runs off Sabathia (7-4-2-3-6, 113) and Raul Ibanez hit a two-run single in the eighth. Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard had RBIs in the ninth.

Derek Jeter had three of New York's six hits and scored the lone run in the ninth. Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Mark Teixeira was also 0-for-4 and, like Slappy, failed to hit the ball out of the infield.

It's the third straight World Series in which the Yankees lost Game 1 (2001 and 2003). Eleven of the last 12 teams to win Game 1 have gone on to win the World Series.
Example
Cliff Lee (3.22, 138 ERA+) / CC Sabathia (3.37, 133 ERA+)

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160 comments:

redsock said...

Some of Peter Abraham's Media Day observations:

• The dumbest question of the day came from a NYC television reporter who asked assorted Yankees how they would fare in the New York City Marathon.

• A TV reporter from Scranton, Pa., asked Phil Hughes if winning the World Series would compare to winning the International League championship last season. Phil, to his credit, did not burst out laughing.

• Here's the difference between A-Rod and Jeter: The Yankees PR director stood guard behind A-Rod during his entire session, waiting to rescue him from any sticky situations or send text messages to Kate Hudson. Jeter was left on his own. It's amusing that a 34-year-old man needs a babysitter.

redsock said...

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Posada, C
Matsui, DH
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Cabrera, CF

redsock said...

Rollins, SS
Victorino, CF
Utley, 2B
Howard, 1B
Werth, RF
Ibanez, DH
Francisco, LF
Feliz, 3B
Ruiz, C

Ish said...

Actually they call it a "handler" for A-Rod.

Ish said...

This should be the first non-Red Sox World Series game thread, right?

redsock said...

Yep.

I watched the WS without fail until 2003, though I did see most of the deciding game that year. It helped ease the pain slightly.

Watched some in '05 and '06, but not any entire games. Saw very little in '08.

Amy said...

Really? I am surprised. I can't say I watch every inning of the World Series, but I always watch a good portion of the games, if I can. It's the last time I get to see baseball until the spring, and even when I don't care who wins, I savor these last 4-7 games. I don't watch sports all winter, except maybe the Superbowl to be sociable. It's baseball or nothing at all.

Patrick said...

Bigmouth Rollins vows Phils will win in 5!

From the actually quote "...but I'm thinking five, close it out at home."

That's a vow?

Do you take this man to be your husband? I think. And do you take this woman to be your wife? I think.

redsock said...

Maybe I watched more than I remember. I'd have to see if I kept scorecards. I remember enjoying the hell out of the 14-inning Game 3 in 2005.

I think all I saw of 2008 was the resumption of the suspended Game 5.

redsock said...

Buck and McShithead annoy me so friggin' much, that I would have to watch on mute -- and that's hard to do when I don't have a stake in the game.

We get a Fox feed from Buffalo, but we also get the international feed, which I think is O'Brien and Sutcliffe. I was really hoping for the Dodgers, so we could get Scully on the audio. Are the Phillies radio guys any good?

redsock said...

SoSHer DieHardSoxFan1:
"Courtesy of the Palm Beach Post, a video link of A-Rod blowing his 1993 high school state championship game by airmailing a routine 6-4 putout in the bottom of the 9th. This was the final play of A-Rod's amateur career, a mere three weeks before he was taken #1 overall by the Mariners."

***

redsock said...

Time to crush these Nazis!

Kevin said...

I resent that these assholes are using music from Star Wars.

redsock said...

They don't seem to understand they are using it backwards, as well. They are the Empire, not the rebels. Morons.

redsock said...

And it's O'B and Sut for me.

Which I suppose is a step up from Buck and the Artist Formerly Known as Tim McCarver.

Ish said...

Phillies radio guys aren't too bad. They're pretty decent. Too bad Harry Kalas is dead... :\

redsock said...

What are the chances a clearly blown call decides the series?

Gotta be at least 15%.

redsock said...

The JD shots were 0-for-3 this year, but I think they'll work for the Phillies here.






(Or I say that simply because I like alcohol.)

redsock said...

HA.

MFY introducing themselves with country. Slappy says his name and totally pauses, you can see him deciding what should I say, before his says DR.

MORON!

Ish said...

Ready for a little Interleague baseball?

I'm rooting for the red team.

redsock said...

Rollins: "Here's an out. ... You're welcome."

Asshole.

DarthPi1337 said...

Well, that's just fucking amazing plate discipline.

redsock said...

Utley on base for his 26th straight post-season game.

DarthPi1337 said...

Two-out rally time.

DarthPi1337 said...

Utley on base for his 26th straight post-season game.

Wow

redsock said...

time for howard to go 04papi on these fucks.

DarthPi1337 said...

Why the fuck has blogger spontaneously decided to not list me as "Kevin"?

redsock said...

i was wondering who you were!!!

Kevin said...

Alright Werth, show us all why I want the Sox to pick you up when Drew's contract is up.

redsock said...

FWIW!!!

redsock said...

squander not this chance

redsock said...

sut telling cc to empty the tank already.

redsock said...

phuckin phils

Ish said...

They squandered this chance.

Kevin said...

Damn

Well, they got his pitch count up at least.

redsock said...

let's go, flee.

Kevin said...

And now I'm back to being Kevin

Fucking amazing job, Blogger

redsock said...

you didn't change anything?

redsock said...

Any Canadians in this series?

Kevin said...

Nope

Not a thing

It just decided to randomly use my GMail username for a while, apparently

redsock said...

light rain now falling

redsock said...

3-pitch K for CI!

Kevin said...

Not that I know of, although Werth used to be in the Blue Jays minor league system

redsock said...

Matt Stairs!

Kevin said...

As a catcher, actually.

Amusing story: When Werth was in the Jays farm system, Kevin Cash was too. The Jays apparently though Cash would turn out to be the better catcher, so they converted Werth to the outfield.

Kevin said...

Ah, dang, I forgot about Stairs.

Ish said...

I want to see a lot of THAT tonight!

Kevin said...

Sit down, Douche!

redsock said...

if we still got the globe & mail delivered, we'd probably be seeing full-page features on any canuck on the rosters.

i should cheque (!) if there are others.

redsock said...

3-ball count to 4 of last 5 PHI hitters

Amy said...

So far so good. CC has thrown lots of pitches, Lee had a great half inning.

Ish said...

A bit of a struggle to start things for Charleston Chew.

Amy said...

Did he just say "crap" about the weather forecast?

Kevin said...

That inning went way too quickly

Kevin said...

Sit

redsock said...

prob not true at all, but sut saying mfy thinking about putting shemp in LF in philly and maybe damon RF.

damon's noodle in RF???

bring it on.

Kevin said...

Dang. Warning track power.

redsock said...

sut clearly calling cabrera "milky" twice on that play.

redsock said...

sut says victorino in recent years has "learned the value of putting the ball in play".

so before, he thought striking out was the way to go?

redsock said...

utley's 26 straight playoff games on base is a new MLB record

Kevin said...

Interesting trivia fact: the Phillies have been in seven World Series (including this one), and in six of the seven it was against a team that is currently in the American League East.

redsock said...

UTLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

HELL YEAH!!!

Kevin said...

I knew that insanely short porch in right would come in handy.

Amy said...

Phillies get the first run!

nixon33 said...

Ok, keep the pressure on. SCORE MORE RUNS NOW

redsock said...

SUT called that werth K "a productive out" because he made CC throw 5 pitches. getting his PC up.

good god.

redsock said...

Douche-K!

Kevin said...

Sit, Douche

redsock said...

Bitch Tits K!

Kevin said...

Sit

redsock said...

Lee joins the Klan.

Kevin said...

Side, K'd

Amy said...

Can we get this Cliff Lee guy for our team? :)

Ish said...

Douche Canoe is playing dumb. Well, he doesn't need to PLAY dumb...

Kevin said...

That's quite convenient

redsock said...

umps get sit right.
hal-ah-fuckin-loo-yah.

redsock said...

DONG #2!!!!!

Kevin said...

HELLZ YEAH!!!

Ish said...

Slick does it again!

(I call him Slick because... Have you seen his hair? All slicked back like he's some leather-jacket wearing punk going to his 1980s prom)

Ish said...

Or um, as a friend of mine on Twitter pointed out - The 50s.

Ish said...

That was awesome! I loved that catch.

redsock said...

ho-hum!!!

Kevin said...

Didn't even have to move to make that play.

Ish said...

He makes baseball look so hard.

redsock said...

8 outs to go

redsock said...

7 OUTS TO GO

FU SPIKE!

redsock said...

6 OUTS TO GO!!

redsock said...

good work hughes

now marte vs utley

Kevin said...

Time to put this game out of reach.

redsock said...

only guys to hit 3 dongs in a WS game

babe (2)
reggie

...

utley?

Jere said...

Huggies barking at the ump. "Dont' you know who I am?? I'm Ian Kennedy....or somebody."

redsock said...

gift strike - 3 feet outside

Jere said...

count is 4-1

redsock said...

strikes 2 and 3 were balls

sut: "it's almost like [hp ump] got tired of calling balls."

Kevin said...

Utley strikes out on ball 5.

redsock said...

HP Ump: Gerry "thank you for that generous check, hal and hank" Davis

Ish said...

Raaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulllll. Thanks for the double ribeye.

Kevin said...

4-0!!

Jere said...

way to shut 'em up

Kevin said...

Hughes has an infinite postseason ERA.

Jere said...

did i hear some Let's Go Phillies there?

Amy said...

Just saw the post that only Ruth and R.Jackson have had two HRs in a game before Utley tonight. Wow, that's surprising.

redsock said...

sut quietly and clearly ripping girardi.

says ibanez sucks mightly against LHP and hits RHP. so girardi did not even have the LHP coke up, let alone bring him in, and let ibanez face the RHP robertson -- 2 run single.

says girardi will have a lot of Q to answer if mfy lose.

Jere said...

Infinite WS ERA anyway...

redsock said...

flee still in.

Ish said...

So basically... Girardi has a lot of questions to answer.

Game 1 and he's already being out-managed. Well, more like out-managing himself. Manuel hasn't had to make any decisions. Just keep putting Flee out there.

Kevin said...

Web Gem!

Jere said...

Ruth and Mr. Cocktober are the only ones with 3 HR, not 2.

Lee BTB!

redsock said...

MFY never shut out in 2 straight WS games.

last game in 2003 (beckett) and tonight could be the first time

Kevin said...

Sit

Jere said...

he'd rather Swish than fight on that at bat

Kevin said...

3 outs to go.

Jere said...

and it's not even 11:00! Paceman Lee!

Jere said...

Bruney wanted #SS but Matsui already had it

Ish said...

The Nazi-Fuck is wearing 99. Interesting. I'm surprised 99 isn't worn more in baseball.

Ish said...

RU-iz. Who does McMoron think he is? Buck Martinez?

redsock said...

in talking about game 2, sut referred to prime pedro as "aj burnett with better command"

i will go to nyc and kill sut tonight.

redsock said...

girardi getting coke up 20 minutes late.

redsock said...

PILE


IT


ON


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Good job! Keep tacking on and keep wearing down this already shitty pen

Kevin said...

That's it. Don't let up the pressure for even a minute.

Ish said...

Chip Caray has "fisted", Joe Buck has "squirter" and McMoron has "plops one."

Benjamin said...

Talk dirty to me, Philadelphia.

Jere said...

"Chip Caray has "fisted", Joe Buck has "squirter" and McMoron has "plops one.""

They've gotten into Matsui's collection!

redsock said...

WELL, THERE'S A LOT, A LOT OF ASS BEING KICKED HERE.

Ish said...

Gotta love the tweets about Cliff Lee:

- Fox pre-empted "Glee" for "Lee"

- Cliff Lee just looked at Kate Hudson, and now she's pregnant. So is Goldie Hawn.

Ish said...

McMoron, usually when you win 40 pennants you also will play 40 WS game ones. Dick brain.

Jere said...

my god

Jere said...

it's 5-0! This isn't the tying run on second! Who fucking cares???

Ish said...

Cliff Lee Facts:

- Derek Jeter thinks Cliff Lee has calm eyes

- Cliff Lee just spit out a sunflower seed. It hit the ground and instantly grew into a sun.

- Cliff Lee makes Joe Buck cry into his pillow at night.

- Cliff Lee has always been able to navigate New Facebook

- And on the seventh day, God rested. Cliff Lee didn't.

redsock said...

O'B says this game is just about out of reach.

Jere said...

they're just fucking with me now, right? It's a big practical joke, they're not REALLY showing Jeter's face on half the screen on every pitch are they?

Ish said...

- The 1st season of 24 was based on the exploits of Cliff Lee. In reality, he kicked terrorist ass in 6 hours.

- Answering Cliff Lee on every question of your SAT will guarantee you at least a 2000.

- Cliff Lee lost 60 lbs. the day he was circumcized

redsock said...

HE LEADS OFF NEXT INNING YOU KNOW!!!

... or the CIA is doing it to drive you insane.

Jere said...

yeah! 6-zip, ass-assers

redsock said...

No, O'B, that was not a collison at home plate. If it was, Dumbo woulda run back to the dugout to avoid it.

Ish said...

My very own Cliff Lee Fact:

Some say he eats bagels then shits them out onto a linescore.

redsock said...

line drive for jetes.

redsock said...

tease 'em -- then crush them.

Kevin said...

Cut the crap. Outs. Get them.

redsock said...

tp?

Jere said...

that's your fuckin throw?

Kevin said...

Ugh. Nice fucking throw there.

Jere said...

McCarv keeps saying they're "letting" Lee pitch and he's "allowed" to pitch. No, they're NOT letting/allowing the bullpen to come in when Lee is doing just fine

Jere said...

oh like Yankee fans are gonna know Blister in the Sun....

redsock said...

K-Rod.

Kevin said...

Good to see Slappy back to his usual form.

Jere said...

A-Rod Ks, but his love of the game is renewed so it's okay... (did McCarver really say that before or did I dream it?)

redsock said...

international feed showing mfy fans looking totally wrecked and despondent -- like this is game 7!!!!

hilarious.

they are either moping and looking depressed or walking out!!!

Ish said...

Dirty Cheesesteak water!

redsock said...

PHINAL!

Kevin said...

SIT

Jere said...

"1 down 3 to go" --the Meatmen

Jere said...

"
they are either moping and looking depressed or walking out!!!"

And Fox trying it, not realizing the guy they were showing had a bulletproof vest on--not exactly a paying customer.

redsock said...

It's like a baby New York batting performance!

andy said...

Pheels good.

tim said...

mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm!

great freakin game!!!

redsock said...

And now ...

PEDRO

tim said...

And that 10 I lost on FKA in the ALCS....more than recovered!!!