November 1, 2009

WS4: Yankees 7, Phillies 4

Yankees  - 200 020 003 - 7  9  1
Phillies - 100 100 110 - 4 8 1
Way to go, Lidge.
Example
CC Sabathia (G1: 7-4-2-3-6, 113) / Joe Blanton (4.05, 106 ERA+)

Did you know that Sabathia has a higher career slugging percentage (.391) than the mighty Melky Cabrera (.385)?

Well, there's a lot, a lot of reasons why the Phillies have to win tonight's game.

182 comments:

redsock said...

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to get my hands on some fucking gourds and arrange them in a horn-shaped basket on my dining room table. ... "It's fall, fuckfaces. You're either ready to reap this freaky-assed harvest or you're not."

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accudart said...

OK.....I guess? redsock, tell me the MFY won't win the series....please?

redsock said...

The MFY won't win the series.

accudart said...

thank you......

L-girl said...

If I didn't know better, I'd think accudart was 9Casey...........

redsock said...

That would totally blow my mind.

Jere said...

9casey would have quoted the original with a big space between it and his comment.

Is anyone else watching the pre-game on MLBN? The Philly park is playing that Jay-Z/Alicia Keys New York song! I know it's Yankees batting practice, but, still, how about...not doing that?

L-girl said...

Blogger Jere said...

9casey would have quoted the original with a big space between it and his comment.





This is true..............

redsock said...

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

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

Lee says he would have pitched tonight if Manuel had asked him. Instead, Lee will face Burnett (on 3 days rest) in G5.

Kevin said...

It would be really nice if more Phillies than just Jayson Werth would actually do some hitting tonight.

L-girl said...

I'm gonna try Phillies radio tonight w/ ESPN Intl on TV. I can't deal with Sutcliffe.

DarthPi1337 said...

Oh, this is a fuckin' great way to get it started

redsock said...

nice choice of pitcher there, gump jr.

Kevin said...

And fucking blogger has renamed me again.

Kevin said...

Fucking Blanton

redsock said...

... will ruiz take off his mask?

Kevin said...

Oh fuck off umps

redsock said...

maybe CC can get tossed for a mistake up and in!

L-girl said...

I don't think Blogger can give you a name you don't already have.

redsock said...

a DP would make me very happy.

Kevin said...

No, it keeps switching me from "Kevin" to my G-mail account name

For no reason

L-girl said...

Ugh, this is depressing. Although I feel as though I should say hello to the trolls.

redsock said...

6 batters, 11 pitches.

L-girl said...

nice play, johnny

Kevin said...

Hey, a runner in scoring position

Kevin said...

There's one!

redsock said...

let's see some bat, howard.

L-girl said...

I lost my internet connection right when Utley hit that. I thought he did it.

Ish said...

Come on, you assholes. Give Charleston Chew the gift of an early shower.

Kevin said...

Fuck you Howard

redsock said...

good god, he looks worse than tek on those feeble cuts.

redsock said...

"kill" this rally, pls

L-girl said...

Whatcha worried about, Joe? Aren't you planning on scoring more runs?

redsock said...

we want a hit!

Kevin said...

Way to squander

Jere said...

made CC throw over XX pitches though

redsock said...

24 pitches for fatass
11 for blanton

Ish said...

made Blanton wait XX minutes.

Ish said...

Joe Buck pisses me off enough without talking about football during the baseball game.

Kevin said...

Sit your ass down, Nick

L-girl said...

Buck is notorious for that. Like Castig and college sports. Sorry, A. Even that might set you off.

L-girl said...

The Phillies radio announcers are good. There's a huge delay but thank dog for MLB Audio.

Kevin said...

Can someone explain to me just how the FUCK Jeter won the AL Hank Aaron Award this year? Have these assholes never heard of Joe Mauer?

Hell, Jeter's not even the most deserving of that award on his own team...

L-girl said...

Don't fans vote on that?

redsock said...

wiki:
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) players selected as the top hitter in each league, as voted on by baseball fans and members of the media.

Kevin said...

Possibly, I'm not sure. If they do, then those fans are assholes.

Jere said...

shit, I heard Jeter was up for the errin' award and I voted for him!

L-girl said...

I was about to quote the Wiki site too. Fans have 30% of the vote.

Any award that uses fan voting is complete bullshit.

Kevin said...

Yeah, it is a fan vote.

Bunch of bullshit...

redsock said...

Jeter was 21st in the AL in OPS.

Four Yankees were ahead of him: Teix, Slappy, Shemp, Cano

redsock said...

media vote?
also complete bullshit

L-girl said...

Hank Aaron award on Wikipedia

redsock said...

jeter was 34th in slugging
.003 ahead of ortiz

L-girl said...

If you care seriously about baseball, it's best not to pay too much attention to the awards.

redsock said...

In other news:

Jehovah won the Derek Jeter Award this year.

L-girl said...

From above link:

"For the 1999 season, a winner was selected using an objective points system. Hits, home runs, and runs batted in (RBI) were given certain point values and the winner was the player who had the highest tabulated points total."

Oy.

redsock said...

Jeter: "hey, is feliz allowed to go to his left like that? i'm pretty sure that's against the rules!"

L-girl said...

LOL

Jere said...

This sounds like the Rolaids Fireman of the Year Award. That had some crazy system.

Kevin said...

Runs

Score them

redsock said...

jeter

2nd in hits
50th in HR
62nd in RBI

oh, well, now i see the light.

Philip said...

It happened with the Angels with Sean Figgins."

Grrr.

L-girl said...

It's like there are two different games of baseball going on all the time. A pop-commercial-entertainment game and an actual sport, and the two exist in parallel universes that never meet.

Jere said...

If they do it a fourth time I'm telling mom

L-girl said...

Phils announcers: Do they Yankees ever get a strike call and not complain?

redsock said...

grab some pine, dumbo

L-girl said...

Idiot Posada barking at the ump. Don't catchers know not to do that?

Jere said...

Ha! Yankees are like Town Hall Republicans. Just complain about everything even though you have everything, in an attempt to get more.

Kevin said...

Nice to see Blanton turn off the suckage.

Score runs

redsock said...

thwen dumbo can complain when that same pitch is called a ball for a phillie, thereby admitting that it was a strike to him after all.

redsock said...

after hitting bitch tits, blanton has retired 11 in a row.

L-girl said...

Like Rush & Co complaining about the liberal media. Every last airwave and signal dominated by neocons complaining about the liberal media.

Jere said...

Why do they use a Castig call of a positive Yankee play on that ad?

Jere said...

Howard: wake up

L-girl said...

A hit!

Jere said...

thanks

Kevin said...

Howard actually did something!

redsock said...

good - now werth can dong in 2

redsock said...

WHEELZ!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

HAHAHAHAHA

Ish said...

Do not adjust your television set. Ryan Howard stole a base.

L-girl said...

yeah!

Jere said...

Posada: "If I pretend to drop the ball no one can say I couldn't throw out Howard."

Jere said...

worst plan ever, Werth

Kevin said...

Not exactly a productive out...

redsock said...

let's go, pedro!

redsock said...

dove over the plate?

Ish said...

TIE GAME.

Benjamin said...

!!!

Kevin said...

WHEELS!

L-girl said...

TIED!

Jere said...

who's your Feliz Navidaddy

redsock said...

never went back to touch the plate?
dugout was yelling at him.

also, nice short hop by damon!!!!

Ish said...

Howard still hasn't touched home plate. Heh.

If I were him I'd jokingly walk out to home plate on my way out and stomp on it.

Jere said...

Howard: Chris Chambliss '09.

Jere said...

It's the WS asshole. Get the very easy out.

Jere said...

Why aren't BcukCarver telling the world that Utley should have gotten one out on that play?

redsock said...

phils get a generous strike 2 there.

Jere said...

If you know you have know idea how to bunt a baseball, why are you so pissed when you fail?

Kevin said...

Son of a bitch...

Jere said...

755. Number of bounces Jeter's two hits have taken before reaching outfield grass.

Kevin said...

Head hit keyboard

Ish said...

I never thought I'd say this going into the WS, but the Phillies just don't seem to have the pitching to get it done.

redsock said...

here comes the fuckin' bloop and bleeder brigade.

Jere said...

"but the Phillies just don't seem to have the pitching to get it done."

These aren't rockets!

Kevin said...

Alright, Phuckers, get those runs back

Ish said...

But when you look at the next matchups, it's looking pretty good for the Phillies to make it to Game 7, with Chuck Norris against Cletus and Pedro against Horseface... If the Phils come back and win they should be in good shape the rest of the way then.

Kevin said...

That's a start

redsock said...

phillies: don't make the daily news be right.

Jere said...

victorthree'n'0

redsock said...

i DEMAND runs

Jere said...

where the fuck's the crowd?

redsock said...

if not now, when?

Ish said...

Look at Jeter's incredible range to catch that popup!

Philip said...

C'mon, Kurt Cobain.

redsock said...

sound very very low for me, so not sure they mentioned it, but

ryan howard stole 8 bases in 9 tries this year??!!?

Philip said...

Goddammit.

redsock said...

werthless.

DarthPi1337 said...

Phuck

Kevin said...

I'd really love to know why the fuck blogger keeps changing my id back and forth.

redsock said...

keep squandering, no need to score now, you'll have plenty more chances later in the game.

Jere said...

I'm sitting here rooting for Yankee injuries all this time, and I finally get one and it's Melky? That's like winning the "free ticket" prize on a scratch-off.

Jere said...

Tying run up, Philly fans. Start doing whatever it is you do.

redsock said...

4 batters, 7 pitches

way to make the fat man work

assholes

Ish said...

Anybody else see the NFL on FOX from Afghanistan thing for next week (the football pre-post game shows from Afghanistan) and just laugh?

If I wanted to see them covered in dirt why not send them to Arizona?

Ish said...

If I had to drink every time Joe Buck said "Annnnnd" I'd be dead by the third inning.

redsock said...

"you sure would, ish."

L-girl said...

Is the US in a war in Arizona too? It's hard to keep up with the invasions.

redsock said...

top of the order for PHI

Ish said...

Well Arizona is occupied territory...

L-girl said...

A Philadelphia cop takes time out from bashing in brown people's heads to sing GBA.

Ish said...

Wow, FOX ISN'T showing that!

L-girl said...

Well Arizona is occupied territory...

True

L-girl said...

Wow, FOX ISN'T showing that!

The head-bashing or the singing?

Ish said...

Neither. They decided they wanted to make money by showing commercials.

L-girl said...

One cool thing about the "international feed" is that they don't always go to commercials when you expect them to, like during pitching changes.

Come to think of it, that's the only cool thing. That, and it's not Fox.

Ish said...

I definitely agree with you about how Dave O'Brien's IQ and broadcasting value goes down depending on who his partner is.

Sut? YUCK.


Slippery Dong!

Kevin said...

LAUNCHED!!!

redsock said...

that had a pleasant elevation.

Jere said...

ok, within one assholes. maybe the crowd will stay awake now.

L-girl said...

UTLEY

bye bye c c

redsock said...

how 'bout you tie this mofo, mr. howard?

start reapin' this freaky-assed harvest ...

L-girl said...

you love that freaky-assed harvest thing, don't you. hopefully this phase will pass quickly.

Benjamin said...

Why can't Fox's cameras even focus on the correct outfielder making the catch?

L-girl said...

g'night all

go not-the-yankees

Kevin said...

Sit

redsock said...

another "line drive" for these fuckheads

Jere said...

fat man in a little coat...fat man in a lit-tle co-oat....

redsock said...

cunt time

Kevin said...

It's cunt-pounding time

redsock said...

why are you swinging at that shit?

redsock said...

THE OTHER PEDRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ish said...

THE OTHER PEDRO!!!

Kevin said...

VOTE FOR PEDRO!!!

Jere said...

ding DONGGGGG

redsock said...

shove that fist pump right up yer ass

redsock said...

K-LUTCH!

Kevin said...

Sit

Ish said...

Sit your ass down, Cap'n Crunch.

redsock said...

looks like coke in the 9th? he's up now

is girardi saving mo until they have a lead? which they might not get a chance to have, if coke goes flat.

redsock said...

phil bot 9th
PH-rollins-victorino-utley-howard

Kevin said...

WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT!?!?!?

redsock said...

bear down lidge.

teix 1 for 14 in the WS

Benjamin said...

Still 1-14.

redsock said...

jesus -- alright, get the bluelipped one.

Kevin said...

FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK

Benjamin said...

Or, ummm, the other ones.

redsock said...

2 outs, nothing going on, lidge spits up.

Jere said...

and Jeter cheered for it twice.

If I see any Phillie I will kill them.

Jere said...

Four Jeter slo-mo cheering replays.

PLANE CRASH

Kevin said...

Phuckers

redsock said...

yet another 2 outs and no one on, and then 3 runs allowed inning.

Ish said...

Game of millimeters. Damon got as tiny a bit of a foul-tip as you can get with 2 outs to just stay alive. Then all that happened.

redsock said...

alright, fruitbat, blow your first 3-run post-season lead of your career.

redsock said...

a lidgeian inning so far.

Benjamin said...

Such shitty baseball.

Kevin said...

I hate life

redsock said...

in no way do these fucktards deserve to win this series. yet i hope they somehow win 3 in a row and do.

Ish said...

Just as long as the Phillies don't get overcome by the fact they are down 3g to 1, it is a very, very real possibility to push to a Game 7.

Sounds simple to me. Cliff Lee continues to be Cliff Lee, out-pitches Cletus, then Pedro goes up against Tucan... That is the biggest question mark. And since this is the World Series, you get to Game 7 and ANYTHING can happen and everyone's available.

Gearing up for another epic Yankee collapse.

redsock said...

I believe.

Ish said...

I definitely believe. Realistically the Phillies really couldn't win the series if Cliff Lee lost a game, so if he loses tomorrow, then that's just the way it goes and that's that. But he's their guy and he's going to come up big.

I love how people are now second-guessing Charlie Manuel for not pitching Lee tonight. Well, Pedro's not going on 3-days rest so there's no 3-man rotation here. Had Lee pitched tonight he most likely would have won and the series would be tied, but then Blanton would pitch Game 5 against Cletus and probably would have gotten beaten anyways, which would put Philly in the same spot as they will be anyways after tomorrow night - Down 3-2 in the series.

(psst. Molina in the lineup catching Cletus too. Maybe no Melky also w/the hamstring strain.)

Game 6 would still have Pedro and Pettitte, which is a toss-up but advantage Pedro.

The only difference between throwing Lee tonight instead of tomorrow: He could then start Game 7, but he'll be available in the bullpen anyways with there being no tomorrow. The beauty of WS7.

The two questions: Does something freaky happen tomorrow? And if not, can Pedro match or better his G2 performance on Wednesday?

Amy said...

Sorry to have missed that last two game threads, but my daughter and SIL were here so we watched with them (well, not so much our daughter). Maybe the results will be better if I thread during tonight's game...