NLDS Game 3: Phillies for the sweep

What Bobby wants
NLDS Game 3: Cubs @ Dodgers

In what will be the first of four attempts at Division Series sweeps, the Phillies and Brewers are set to square off tonight. The Phillies haven’t won a playoff series since they won the 1993 NLCS. Jamie Moyer, the inspiration of Mike Mussina, will throw tonight for the Phils while David Bush goes for the Brewers.

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Game time is 6:37 p.m.

Phillies
Rollins SS
Werth RF
Utley 2B
Howard 1B
Burrell LF
Victorino CF
Feliz 3B
Ruiz C
Moyer P

Brewers
Cameron CF
Hall 3B
Braun LF
Fielder 1B
Hardy SS
Hart RF
Weeks 2B
Kendall C
Bush P

What Bobby wants
NLDS Game 3: Cubs @ Dodgers
  • Mike Pop

    Im feeling alot of runs today and a Brew crew win

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I just want a good game. That’s all I ask. These playoffs have sucked so far.

      • UWS

        Not entirely. I’m enjoying Tampa’s little run, as well as Phils’.

        • Mac

          I just find the start times for all of these games ridiculous/arbitrary.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Dave Bush, arguably the greatest closer in NCAA history.

  • E-ROC

    Hopefully, the Brewers will score this inning.

  • UWS

    Jamie Moyer just needs to pitch like Mike Mussina.

  • E-ROC

    slow ass curve at 66 mph

  • UWS

    Anatomy of a rally:

    Walk, walk, wild pitch, sac fly, single.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Doesn’t have to be textbook this time of year.

  • Ivan

    Brewers off to a good start.

  • Ivan

    Moyer with the blazing 81 MPH fastball.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      And, as we all know, anything less than 92mph means he can’t be a successful big leaguer. Shame.

  • Ivan

    Feliz can sure glove it at third base.

  • Ivan

    Jason Kendall was once an All-Star in 00.

  • Steve

    With all this talk about CC wanting to go to the west coast, I cant for the life of me figure out who is going to give him 22 mil out there.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wow, Corey Hart is in some kind of slump.

    • UWS

      He won’t be winning any prizes for his baserunning any time soon, that’s for sure.

  • pat

    i cant wait to watch kimbo beat ken shamrocks face in

    • Ivan

      Really?

      • pat

        tonight i think like 9pm on cbs

    • E-ROC

      Ken Shamrock withdrew from the match. EliteXC is looking for a replacement as I type this.

      • pat

        WHAAAT are you serious.. WHY??

        • E-ROC

          Yeah. MMAFrenzy.com

          • pat

            Shit that sucks i would have loved to see kimbo destroy him.

            • Ivan

              I doubt it.

              • pat

                ohh now i see u meant really as in u think shammys gonna win. yea i like kimbo real fighters hate him bc hes making so much money and hasnt fought anybody real. I just think hes mad cool and wanna see him beat some ass. What would be more fun to watch kimbo blowing up shammys face with a 1-2 combo or ken shamrock wrestling with him on the ground?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Isn’t Kimbo the guy that used to work in porn as a security guard or something?

      • Ivan

        No, he was a street fighter and gain notoriety from youtube.

        • pat

          he started out as a bodyguard

      • pat

        yea and do crazy streetfights for money you can check them on youtube hes fucking huge and scary looking. Theres a fight where he punched a dude so hard his eyeball was hangin out.

      • E-ROC

        lol, He probably has. Kimbo became famous just from beating up people in his backyard. He is probably in the youtube HOF.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Yep, I knew it:

        As Kimbo Slice, Ferguson worked as a bodyguard for RK Netmedia (otherwise known as RealityKings), a Miami-based pornography production/promotion company responsible for a number of popular adult subscription websites

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimbo_Slice

        • Ivan

          I know that site.

          • E-ROC

            LOL, which site?

            • Ivan

              That Reality Kings site.

              • Manimal

                unfortunately, i know that site too.

  • Ivan

    Hit em where they ain’t victorino.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Victorino obviously didn’t gamer or energize that line drive into the outfield enough.

  • E-ROC

    Damn, the Phillies are hitting the pitches right at the fielders. I guess that’s good defense.

  • UWS

    Victorino could run the ball to the plate faster than Moyer throws it. Heh.

  • Ivan

    Man it seem every hard hit ball by the phils are at the defense.

    • UWS

      This game is frustrating as all hell to watch, and I’m not even really rooting for either team.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Yeah, another thrill-a-minute rollercoaster.

  • E-ROC

    Why pinch hit for Moyer? I know his pitch count was getting up there, but I’m sure the Phillies could’ve gotten another inning out of him. Plus, Moyer can hold his own at the plate. Wasted Stairs right there.

  • Bill N

    Don’t know about you guys but Moyer was definetly getting squeezed in the 1st 2 innings

  • E-ROC

    Cameron in pinstripes will be fun to watch.

    • Ivan

      Word.

    • Manimal

      just wait till AJAX is called up.

  • Ivan

    Smart move taking out your SP after he settled down. In the postseason it’s imperative to squeeze as much out of a starter as possible.

  • Ivan

    The Brewers are a good example why SP is so vital and why Joba should be in the Rotation. Despite the fact that their BP sucks, when you got horses like CC and Sheets and Gallardo, you alwas have a chance to win and makes everything around you better.

    A sucky rotation is worse than a sucky BP. Agreed?

    • Mike Pop

      Idk ask the mets.. o wait they have both sucky things sorry you cant ask them hehe

      • UWS

        Their rotation was serviceable. Johan might’ve had 20 wins if the ‘pen didn’t blow up with such regularity behind him.

        • Mike Pop

          ya i was jus makin a funny.. but their bp lol @ that

  • Ivan

    Cory Hart taking pitches and now he walks on 4 pitches. There’s no way the Brewers are losing this game.

  • E-ROC

    The Brewers only have three runs on the board. C’mon Phillies!

  • Mike Pop

    I relly hope Brewers push it to 5 but than idk who id want to win

  • Mike Pop

    Corey Hart pulling a Damon

  • Bill N

    wow Hart has some shitty luck….
    Phils tie the game this inning

  • Steve

    OH COME ON! THE GROUND CANT CAUSE THE FUMBLE!

    SOMEBODY TELL MANUEL TO THROW HIS CHALLENGE FLAG!

    • UWS

      You mean Sveum…

      • Steve

        Yes, I do.

  • UWS

    This is a stupid, stupid move by the Brewers. 95% sure it’ll come back to bite them on the ass.

  • Bill N

    I don’t understand why I keep having this nightmares where Frank Calendo dressed as Donald Trump is trying to sell me Viagra

  • E-ROC

    Howard looked safe.

  • Manimal

    Kimbo Update:

    Seth Petruzelli or Aaron Rosa will likely face Kimbo. It is rumored that Ken Shamrock suffered a cut above his eye.

    • Manimal

      can we have a thread just for the fights? Seems like we have some fans here.

      • Steve

        How about a whole website for you guys?

        Somewhere farrrrrrrrr away from here.

      • Steve

        CC is going to look good in Pinstripes next year.

        ‘West coast’ my ass.

        • Steve

          Oops. Didn’t belong here.

    • E-ROC

      I’d much rather see The Pit Bull kick Kimbo’s behind, but ‘ol well, somebody eventually will. Petruzelli is ok. Not sure about Aaron Rosa.

      • Manimal

        Im new to MMA, I have no idea who anyone is besides Kimbo and Gina Carano ;)

      • pat

        very sketchy that less than 24 hrs before the fight shamrock is doing sparring without headgear. i think he pussed out

        • E-ROC

          A headbutt open the cut. Petruzelli is a light heavyweight and Dave Meltzer is saying it will be Petruzelli facing Slice.

          • pat

            i dunno too much about him people online think he will whip kimbo but errbody hates him so who knows

  • Samsonov KGB

    whats up with that new affliction brand? any good? i watched the opening night and thought it was good, havent heard about it since

    • pat

      if you wear their t-shirts it makes you tougher

  • Manimal

    OMG NHL 09. Its the end of the season in my league and MVP chants were CRAZY during home games.

  • Steve

    CC is going to look good in pinstripes next year.

    ‘West coast’ my ass. Please.

  • Steve

    So will Jake Peavey, who is available according to Buster Onley.

    • Ivan

      I think he could be had for a great package.

      Like Hughes, A-Jax, Betances, Romine, and Montero.

      Remember, how much the D-backs gave up for Haren, and consider that Peavy is better than Haren and he’s under contract for a couple years.

      Seriously, that’s too much, too much. That’s a trade that could set up a franchise for ten years.

      • Steve

        Thats a bit steep. I’m thinking Hughes, IPK, Cox/Robertson and Romine/Cervelli will get it done.

        Peavey is signed for 8 mil next year, then 15-16-17 and a 22 mil club option for 2013. That is WAY more pricey than Haren was, who was signed cheap. That will depress his trade value by limiting the number of team willing to bid on him, like what happened to Santana.

  • pat

    yea gina carano is pretty hot

    • Manimal

      She fucked up that other girls face. Her face is still sexier than ever.

  • E-ROC

    I could see Gagne and K-Rod in the Mets bullpen next year.