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Mr Shh
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Since: 9.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.41
All games on

First pitch times have not been announced yet, but coverage begins at 7:30PM Eastern for every game except Game 4 (8:00PM).

EDIT: First-pitch times announced.

========================================

Best of 7

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
VS
NEW YORK YANKEES

Gm 1 Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees Wed 10/28 7:57 PM
Gm 2 Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees Thu 10/29 7:57 PM
Gm 3 New York Yankees @ Philadelphia Phillies Sat 10/31 7:57 PM
Gm 4 New York Yankees @ Philadelphia Phillies Sun 11/1 8:20 PM
Gm 5* New York Yankees @ Philadelphia Phillies Mon 11/2 7:57 PM
Gm 6* Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees Wed 11/4 7:57 PM
Gm 7* Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees Thu 11/5 7:57 PM

*if necessary

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Well, here we go. I wonder if this is enough of a marquee matchup for MLB and FOX.

-Defending World Champs vs Best regular season team of 2009
-Best home team vs Best road team (although the Phils shared that record with the Angels, and we saw how that went)
-Cliff Lee vs C.C. (x3?)
-Howard vs A-Rod
-Jeter vs Rollins
-Pedro vs his Daddy

For what it’s worth (not much), the Phils won the season series 2-1 earlier this year at Yankee Stadium. That included two blown saves by Lidge.

Cliff Lee beat C.C. during the very first game played at the new Yankee Stadium.

Three-man rotation again for the Yanks? Three-man rotation for the Phils? Lee has never pitched on short rest.

Girardi or Manuel – who does a worse job managing his bullpen?

PHI in 6.



EDIT:

Some fun 2009 Postseason number-crunching (hope they’re correct)

Batting (Starting Lineup) (AVG / OBP / SLG)
PHI starting 8 minus Howard: .274 / .409 / .496
NYY starting 9 minus A-Rod: .238 / .374 / .384

Batting (Bench)
PHI: 15 AB, 0 H, 2 BB
NYY: 11 AB, 4 H, 0 BB

Pitching (Starting) (ERA / WHIP / K/BB)
PHI minus Lee: 4.99 / 1.27 / 3.50
NYY minus C.C.: 3.38 / 1.18 / 2.15

Pitching (Bullpen) (ERA, WHIP, K/BB)
PHI minus Lidge: 3.86 / 1.62 / 1.50
NYY minus Mariano: 3.18 / 1.94 / 1.63





(edited by Mr Shh on 26.10.09 1454)

(edited by Mr Shh on 27.10.09 1330)

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
I wonder how many players in this series will end up in the Hall of Fame. Obviously Pedro, Jeter, Mariano, and, unless the voters absolutely blackball anyone with the slightest taint of steroids, A-Rod. Possibly Posada. Then you have guys like Utley, Rollins, Howard, and maybe CC who haven't been around long enough to have punched their tickets but who certainly have a chance to get there.

Someone on the radio said, and it's very true, that after the annus horribilis (well, they didn't use that phrase) that Mets fans have had to endure, it's about as much insult as can be added to injury to have the Yanks and the Phillies in the WS. It's like, whom do we root against harder?

I initially predicted that the Yankees would be knocked off by the Twins, but I can see how wrong I was. Their lineup is scary and the pitching is holding up well enough to get the job done. Hope I'm wrong, but Yankees in 6.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.37
Pedro Martinez making a start in the Bronx after all these years is must-see TV. My eyes will be glued to Game 2.




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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.73
As a West Coast fan, I hate both teams, but I'd be lying if I said the quality of baseball in this series wasn't going to be top notch.

Yankees in 6.



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Yankees over the mutants in six.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.23
Yankees in seven, the Phils will get to AJ twice and CC once. Yankees will make Lidge breakdown after game 3 or 4. My house is divided on this, so my smack talk will either be very low key or out of control no in between.
whatever
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.50
    Originally posted by Mr Shh
    Cliff Lee beat C.C. during the very first game played at the new Yankee Stadium.

ARRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHH.

Phils in 7 (which means Yanks in 6).




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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.71
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon


    Someone on the radio said, and it's very true, that after the annus horribilis (well, they didn't use that phrase) that Mets fans have had to endure, it's about as much insult as can be added to injury to have the Yanks and the Phillies in the WS. It's like, whom do we root against harder?








To make it more fun, have Jose Reyes run out to throw out the first pitch, and tear a hamstring in the process. Then, have Luis Castillo attempt to catch the first pitch, and drop it in the process.
Phillies in 6, with Pedro winning the clincher in the Bronx.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.90
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    Someone on the radio said, and it's very true, that after the annus horribilis (well, they didn't use that phrase) that Mets fans have had to endure, it's about as much insult as can be added to injury to have the Yanks and the Phillies in the WS. It's like, whom do we root against harder?


It's times like these where at least I can say that I can watch the Giants roll over their oppoents on their way to the super bowl... no, wait, their D has turned into marshmallow fluff the last 2 weeks against real contending teams.

Well, at least I can say the Islanders are improving with their #1 pick in Tavares and are bringing business back to where I work... nevermind, they're dead last in the division and the area is still pretty dead, economy-wise.

Well, at least I can watch a NASCAR chase without having boring Jimmie Johnson dominate it all the way through yet again... OH COME ON GOD, GIVE ME SOMETHING HERE!!!






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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.90
    Originally posted by It's False
    Pedro Martinez making a start in the Bronx after all these years is must-see TV. My eyes will be glued to Game 2.
I agree, when he takes the mound in the bottom of the first, it will be pretty electric!

I'm excited for this Series - albeit mostly because the Yanks are in it - but also because Philly seems like an exciting team. While the Dodgers would have been good with Torre and the Yanks/Dodgers history, this is the matchup I'd wanted. Philly is tough, and Philly is good, and outside of Rollins (can't STAND him), they seem to be a likable bunch, much like the Angels. Maybe, if we all cross our fingers, we can get a "The Phillies' John Mayberry is the son of John Mayberry" or "One time, back in the 1920's, I listened to a deep discussion of pitching between Jack Chesbro and Jamie Moyer..." out of McCarver. Joy.

Yanks in 6.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.32
Man, Cliff Lee just obliterated the Yanks tonight. What a performance. You almost could have said the same thing about Sabathia, as he owned everyone except for Chase Utley.

I really don't like the Yankee bullpen so far. They were slowly unraveling throughout the playoffs, but they look like they're about to implode against the Phils. The Yankees had better hope their starters could go from 7-8 innings at this point so they could go straight to Rivera.

It all hinges on A.J. Burnett at this point. It wouldn't look good if the Yanks go down 0-2 going to Philly. But with Philly trotting out Pedro, an extremely shaky Cole Hamels, and a questionable Joe Blanton, it's not impossible for the Yankees to sweep the next three.

EDIT: You know, I just now noticed that FOX is using new music for their baseball broadcasts and it's bloody awful. It sounds like I'm gearing up for a soap opera, not a baseball game.

(edited by It's False on 28.10.09 2040)



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.38

RT JPosnanski

Last guy to have 10 strikeouts and 0 walks in a 9-inning World Series game: Deacon Phillippe in 1903.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.41
Phillies Hope To End 364-Day World Series Drought (theonion.com)

The article itself is OK, but the photo is FANTASTIC.


-The home plate umpire last night was...not so good.

-Cliff Lee seems like a good pitcher, but he really needs more confidence.



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JoePo also said that Lee was the first guy since my boy Greg Maddux (1995) to have a complete game in the World Series. The kind of performance that breaks the will of the opposing team every time he/she sets foot out on the field. The Yankees have one of them. But sadly, their fella needs a lead before taking voer the last inning or two of the game.


A great quote to sum up the performance;

"That was a dominant pitcher on the mound who dominated our lineup and probably would have dominated any lineup," said Alex Rodriguez, who added, "I don't think you have to over think tonight."

I can see Lee's calm passing over onto other starters. So much so in fact, I think Pedro is going to go another seven innings tonight (at least) with the Phills taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.



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As a die hard Yankees fan I was saddened to see a pretty decent outing by Sabathia being topped by an insane Cliff Lee. The man is every bit the epitome of Post Season Pro. He was on a role that was so dominate, nobody could touch him. I guess this means that the Yankees will need to go to 6 games to win it.

I can't wait for the "who's your Pappy" chants.
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    Originally posted by odessasteps

    RT JPosnanski

    Last guy to have 10 strikeouts and 0 walks in a 9-inning World Series game: Deacon Phillippe in 1903.


And Cliff Lee is the only guy ever to do all that and not allow an earned run, as Phillippe gave up two.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
    Originally posted by El Nastio
    JoePo also said that Lee was the first guy since my boy Greg Maddux (1995) to have a complete game in the World Series.


That's wrong, or at least incompletely quoted. Last guy to have a complete game in the Series was Josh Beckett in 2003. I think Maddux was the last to do it in Game 1.

I so was not predicting a pitcher's duel between Burnett and Pedro tonight. I was thinking it would be, like, 7-5 in the 7th.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
      Originally posted by El Nastio
      JoePo also said that Lee was the first guy since my boy Greg Maddux (1995) to have a complete game in the World Series.


    That's wrong, or at least incompletely quoted. Last guy to have a complete game in the Series was Josh Beckett in 2003. I think Maddux was the last to do it in Game 1.


My bad, upcon further review it was the first in a Game 1 since then. I stand corrected! And either weay still impressive.

Another "my bad" on saying the Phills would win. Of course, one of the reasons the yankees won was because they got the ball to their best pticher with the lead intact.



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Yankees go into Philly and beat up on the Phils. CC starting on three days rest MIGHT be a good idea, especially since his efforts won't be directly pitted against Cliff Lee.
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I hate this three man rotation. If CC blows up tonight, you will have to go on short rest for game seven as well. I am shocked there isn't as much bitching about the home run camera hit then there is. I think it has more to do with Hamels just imploding then anything else. Phillies need this game if they don't then they will win game 5, but game 6 is very likely to be in jeopardy.
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