NLDS Game Four Thread: Phillies @ Rockies

Now turning 99, the public announcer, Bob Sheppard, now turning 99
Open Thread: LAnaheim's weakness

Much to everyone’s surprise, Brad Lidge managed to preserve a one-run lead in the ninth inning last night, giving the Phillies a 2-1 series lead over those pesky Colorado Rockies. Both clubs are going back to their top starters on regular rest, so it’ll be Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1, 9.00 in the playoffs) against Cliff Lee (1-0, 1.00). First pitch in chilly Denver is set for 6:07pm ET; TBS has the call. Chat about the game here if you want.

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Now turning 99, the public announcer, Bob Sheppard, now turning 99
Open Thread: LAnaheim's weakness
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Just watching till the Jets come on. But the Phillies wasted no time.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    That got out in a hurry.

  • Mike Pop

    Ubaldo is awesome.

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    Apparently, it’s a balmy 48 degrees in Colorado tonight. I don’t understand why teams that play in cold climes do not build domes. The Twins too are going to regret that decision come April.

    • Alex S

      they figure 1 month aint that bad and if they make the playoffs then watever. but it’s not worth sacrificing all those summer months

      • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

        I hear they have these retractable roofs that are all the rage these days.

        • Alan

          Blasphemy! Roofs do not retract!

  • Alan

    Damn, you knows its bad when Ryan Howard outruns a potential double play.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      Yup, except he didn’t that time. It’s just that Hernandez called him safe.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Did the replay prove him wrong? I saw it as I was leaving my room and thought Howard was safe.

        • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

          Yeah, he was out according to the replay. He could have been safe if Helton’s foot was off the bag but there was no indication of that from Angel.

          • Rey22

            The amazing playoff umpiring continues..

            • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

              As long as they don’t take away from the human element of the game away I’ll be fine with every blown call!!!!

      • Alan

        Angel Hernandez getting a call wrong? Shocking.

  • Handtius

    Assuming we get to the WS, who is the toughest opponent from the NL?

    • Mike Pop

      Phillies.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Totally agree. If anyone in their bullpen gets a clue, they could definitely beat us. Their lineup is every bit as good as ours, they have three good starting pitchers (Lee/Hamels/Happ) to match ours. If anyone in that bullpen can get someone out, they can beat us. The relievers they have are high upside guys who’ve just been off track, unlike the Angels who have middling relievers who are what they are.

        I can’t see the Dodgers or Rockies beating us unless something weird happened. Dodgers rotation is a shambles and their lineup doesn’t scare me. I don’t think Manny’s the same player he used to be.

        • ranger11

          What about the Dodger bullpen? Seems pretty impressive to me.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Is It Friday yet.

    • Marcus

      No?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I’m “watching” this game with a Phillies fan. It’s interesting.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      How so?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      How does he/she feel about those pitches Werth was swinging at?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        “idiot werth
        what was he chasing at
        that doesnt help
        hes a pretty good player but his IQ is pretty low”

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  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Chase Utley is dreamy.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Werth is strong like bull.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Oh, Tulo. *shakes head*

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Ibanez doing his best Matt Holiday impersonation.

  • Lanny

    Anyone that says bullpens dont mean much or anyone can get those outs hasnt been watching Philly.

    • Jack

      Noone said either of those things.

  • C

    I’m getting serious deja vu here

  • AndrewYF

    I really loved Street when he was on Oakland (this was before the Yankees could consistently develop or utilize quality relievers), but he is simply a blown save machine.

  • scoopemup

    Boy oh boy,would I love to see Carlos Gonzales in pinstripes.