Nov
04

World Series Game Six: Phillies @ Yankees

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Well, Game Five didn’t go as planned, but luckily the Yankees have two more chances to wrap this thing up.

Andy Pettitte is taking the ball on just three days’ rest, which really isn’t that big of a deal because he’s been starting on extra rest basically for the last month and a half, plus he’ll have five months to rest after tonight. No excuses, just get it done.

What about you guys, are you nervous? I’m definitely feelin’ it, but I’m also more excited for this game than I have been for any baseball game in quite some time. Probably as far back as Game Seven in 2001. Don’t get me wrong, I was stoked for Game Five the other night, but I guess the possibility of clinching at home makes it that much better.

Scotty Brosius, MVP of the 1998 World Series, is throwing out the first pitch tonight. Here’s the lineups:

Philadelphia
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Shane Victorino, LF
Chase Utley, 2B
Ryan Howard, 1B
Jayson Werth, RF
Raul Ibanez, DH
Pedro Feliz, 3B
Ben Francisco, LF
Carlos Ruiz, C

Pedro Martinez, SP (5-1, 3.63)

Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS
Johnny Damon, LF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Hideki Matsui, DH
Jorge Posada, C
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Brett Gardner, CF

Andy Pettitte, SP (14-8, 4.16)

If you need to think about something until game time, think about this: tonight might the last time we ever see Pedro Martinez or Andy Pettitte on the mound. Crazy, huh?

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs

298 Comments

  1. TheLastClown says:

    You guys, I’m not sure if we’re ready to watch this game.

    I mean, we’ve only had 1 day of rest.

    Fuck it, gimme the remote skip, I’m READY!

  2. C says:

    LET’S GO YANKEES

  3. Brian says:

    I have a great feeling about this game! Lets Go Yankees!

  4. Z says:

    Andy made several comments about how “gassed” he was after that last game. I’m not expecting the full Andy Pettitte experience tonight.

    • He was flatulent. Ate one of those “burrito as big as your head” deals.

      It took forever to microwave, I’m told.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Pedro is also working on less than double-digit days rest for the first time in over a month. No one talks about that though.

      • TheLastClown says:

        He’s a magician though.

        With alchemy he can transpose any amount of rest into a nice manageable 4.

      • radnom says:

        I think the three days rest thing is overblown, but this isn’t a good point.

        He was working on ridiculous amounts of rest because of circumstance, not tiredness. Also, there is no guarantee that much rest even helps a pitcher. If there were a big game would it be ideal for CC to not pitch in a game for almost two weeks before hand? No way.

        Regardless, I think the Yankees are going to get to Pedro tonight, and Andy will be fine, but I really can’t pretend that the fact that he made those comments at the end of last game is a teensy bit worrisome.

        Andy has also been pitching through the rigors of an entire season, while Pedro pulled a Clemens.

        • He was working on ridiculous amounts of rest because of circumstance, not tiredness.

          Half true, half false.

          His postseason starts have come on extended rest from circumstance, yes. But his regular season starts were intentionally spaced out because the Phillies knew he didn’t have much in the tank and needed larger recuperation windows.

          The fact that their playoff sked unfolded in a way that never forced them to throw Pedro on normal rest was a blessing, and not one in disguise either. They know they want to get Pedro as much extra rest as possible.

          • radnom says:

            I would say a lot more than half true.
            Yes he did get a bit more rest at the end of the season, as did all of the Yankees starters.
            His September starts:
            3rd,
            8th,
            13th,
            19th,
            30th.

            So 5 days, 6 days, 6 days, 11 days. The double digit rest all came either in the playoffs, or before his last start when the Phillies has wrapped things up.

          • trueblue says:

            Alls I knows is that his numbers are dog shit in his starts after thorwing 100+ the prior game.

            We can all agree, Fuck Pedro and the Soul Glo truck he rode to the park in.

        • Peedlum says:

          that didn’t work out too well for clemens in the postseason as i recall.

    • vin says:

      And those references of being “gassed” were related to him running the bases and having to hurry to cover 1st on a close play.

      I personally don’t remember him saying his arm/shoulder/whatever was “gassed.”

      I watched the entire postgame, and that’s what I recall. Am I wrong on this?

  5. Z says:

    The Yankees will score at least 5 runs tonight.

  6. Jersey says:

    I’ll be watching the first half of the game in class, via Gameday. I fully expect my triumphant yelps to be fairly disruptive. More than usual, anyway.

  7. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    I’d be surprised if this is the last time we see either of the starters on the mound. I think Pedro will try to pitch until it’s clear that there’s no way he can possibly play again. Andy is more likely to retire, but I get the feeling he’ll be back next year.

  8. ShuutoHeat says:

    Not to be an ass or anything, but you know that fan written song…it’s pretty friggin annoying.

  9. Cato says:

    Pedro Martinez delenda est

  10. Z says:

    Speaking of Melky, what is that thing he does with his hands when he gets a hit?

  11. Salty Buggah says:

    I’m nervous. Just wanna finish this tonight because game 7 will be too stressful and I’ll have to miss the 1st hour because I’ll be in class.

    • Justin says:

      Conversely, I’m teaching all through this one (except for lunch) and tomorrow I have a lot of free time, but i’d much rather do it today, so that tomorrow can just be filled with free time and happiness and The Office and such.

      But we agree of course. It ends tonight.

    • trueblue says:

      Class is for pussies.

  12. boychick says:

    it’s all yanks tonight!

  13. Riddering says:

    TV: check.

    Yankee cap: check.

    RAB: check.

    Puke bucket: CHECK.

  14. slappy white says:

    What the fuck IS “short rest”….Im on short rest every fucking day….Shut em up Andy, PLEASE

    • Bob Stone says:

      Great Comment!! 99% of the world workers labor on short rest everyday. I’m sure Andy is almost as good as 99% of the world’s workers.

  15. Teix is the Man says:

    Let’s hope the Yanks fuck up Pedro tonight

  16. Riddering says:

    Victorino hit footage count: 1.

  17. Bob Stone says:

    Oh the drama. Pedro vs. Pettite. Three days rest. Game 6 at home. 30 Minutes to go. I can’t stand the suspense. I am so stoked.

    I’m just going to trust that, as one commenter said in an earlier post today: “The Andy Man CAN”!!!!

    Do it tonight Yankees.

  18. Ivan says:

    “We Play Today, We Win Today” GO YANKEES!!!!

  19. mustang says:

    The Yankees need to end this tonight my poor wife she so sick of baseball . I think ( know ) that she wants this to end more then i do.
    LOL

  20. RKelly39 says:

    Maybe I should wear my Brosius T-Shirt with the 98 patch on the sleeve. I really miss that guy.

  21. ShuutoHeat says:

    Oh yes, remind everyone Victorino got plunked. How many times did AROD get plunked? SO STFU.

  22. Salty Buggah says:

    Haha, the IAmCentaur twitter account is hilarious.

    “I just caught one of those Budweiser commercials, saw those Clydesdales and was like, holy s–t, people say I’M juicing???”

    “So Boggs calls today and says, “can I ride on your back if you guys win?” Totally creeped me out.”

  23. Bob Stone says:

    Over/Under on Innings and Earned Runs from Andy tonight? I’m looking for 7.2 and 3.

    Any other opinions?

  24. slappy white says:

    Please Mo, let us jump on these fucks early and play the best game of the season so we can keep all the negativity out of the room and enjoy number 27….we know you wont let us down…..AMEN

  25. JeffB says:

    6.1 abd 2

  26. ShuutoHeat says:

    Mary J. Blige >>> Alanis Morisette

  27. Salty Buggah says:

    Didn’t she use roids too?

  28. mustang says:

    Oh ! they are winning tonight they are bring out the big guns.

    MARY J

    in the house.

  29. slappy white says:

    Mary J accesorizing with the belt over jersey look

  30. Mike Axisa says:

    You know what time it is?

    It’s muthafreakin’ game time bitches!

  31. vin says:

    Brosius getting the new dynasty started off right. Nice choice by the Yanks.

  32. AJ says:

    The Yankees have scored in the first inning the past two games and I’d love to see it happen again. The quicker they get to Pedro, the quicker they can get into that Phillies bullpen and really do some damage.

  33. Mike Axisa says:

    Michael Kay’s like “that motherfucker Joe Buck is in my booth. I’ll cut him.”

  34. The Artist says:

    The Good News-Pedro gets clobbered tonight

    The Bad News-So does Andy

  35. Mike Axisa says:

    I’ve never heard a pitcher’s rest talking about this much before a playoff game. You’d think they were asking him to start both ends of a day-night doubleheader.

  36. Jay says:

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!

    NUMBER 27 TONIGHT!!!

  37. slappy white says:

    OK for the first time this season Ive broken out the 44 jersey…..this shit is serious Reggie wont let us lose

  38. ShuutoHeat says:

    That guy in the McD’s commercial with the dollar bill looks like someone I might kick in the face for no good reason….

  39. Camilo Gerardo - your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense says:

    Game 6 1977 world series is on as well: MLBN!

  40. JeffB says:

    Let’s GOOOOOO!!!

  41. Salty Buggah says:

    Oooh boy, here we go. Cmon Andy, I need you to get a win tonight.

  42. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    1-2-3 1st inning will be nice for lot hearts

  43. Joker, The says:

    I’m going to faint before this is over.

  44. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Good play to start the game.

  45. Mike Axisa says:

    1 down, 26 to go.

  46. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Good start

  47. Jay says:

    Nice start!

  48. AJ says:

    Nice defensive play by the Cap to start this game off.

  49. Arman Tamzarian says:

    In on the hands Andy

  50. charlespoet says:

    Saying now.. TROLLS go watch CSI: NY or the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion…. No one wants your bullshit cuz the Yankees are winning it tonight and YOU WILL NOT BE INVITED TO THE CELEBRATION!!!!

    • The doubters: I don’t know, Tommie.
      tommiesmithjohncarlos: Guess what, I do. I know that one day the Yankees and I are gonna to get married on top of a mountain, and there’s going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside and YOU WON’T BE INVITED!!!!

  51. Mike Axisa says:

    Bah, shitty ass hit.

  52. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    What a cheapie.

  53. Salty Buggah says:

    Tools to victory for the Philles. “Cmon you gotta be kidding right…they gotta win!”

    Yes, we know they have to win but HOW you idiots?

    Bad luck there.

  54. ShuutoHeat says:

    UGH, cheapo hit. Fuck you Victorino, why aren’t you wincing like a lil bitch anymore?

  55. Jay says:

    Gad I hate fucking cheap hits like that.

  56. Riddering says:

    I hate hits like that.

  57. slappy white says:

    weakest hit in WS history

  58. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Lucky motherfuckers….but Andy should have waited on that one to see if it’d have gone foul

  59. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    pick him up Andy, it will set the tone for the night

  60. Esteban says:

    We’re DOOOOOOMED!!1!

  61. Jay says:

    Has Buck found somebody else to masturbate to outside of CLIFF LEE?

  62. Joker, The says:

    I hate being stuck in class now ughhh

  63. Tampa Yankee says:

    This shit ends tonight!

  64. Tampa Yankee says:

    YES SIR!

  65. Mike Axisa says:

    3 down, 24 to go.

  66. Jay says:

    OH BABY!!

  67. Salty Buggah says:

    YEEEEEESSSSSSS! Double play!!!!

  68. YankeeScribe says:

    My man

  69. Brazilian Yankee says:

    That was masterful by Andy. He pitched Utley perfectly.

  70. ShuutoHeat says:

    Nullified your cheap hit with skillz, BITCH!

  71. Riddering says:

    I LOVE IT.

    Nice job, Andy.

    LET’S GO OFFENSE!

  72. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    atta boy andy….tex in the house

  73. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    It’s on like like Centaur Kong.

  74. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Awesome, one less at bat for Chase Utley, that’s got to be worth multiple outs

  75. charlespoet says:

    Andy to Chase, not this time. Oh ya, Pat Riley called and wants his gel tube back

  76. Mike says:

    but…but… i thought he doesnt hit into dps.

  77. Doug says:

    Pettitte slays the Utley Monster! And there was much rejoicing.

  78. Rey22 says:

    Waaay too early, but Pettite lookin’ good!

  79. Esteban says:

    Huzzah! Andy didn’t implode in the first due to pitching on 3 days’ rest. By the way did you know Andy Pettitte is starting on 3 days rest?

  80. Joker, The says:

    let’s go yankees, get a case of the runs again

  81. JackISBACK says:

    Just because I’m superstitious, and didn’t make a post here last game I believe, and we lost. So GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YANKEES!!!!!!!

    See ya later in the night.

  82. AJ says:

    Nice double play to end the inning. Let’s see if the bats will start early tonight. They’ve done it the past two games, and you know an early run would give this team a huge momentum swing early in the game. Hell, maybe even Tex can do something.

  83. Salty Buggah says:

    See that? Don’t miss with your pitch and have it go right down the freakin middle and Utley will get out.

  84. The Artist says:

    TEH SHORT RETS!!

    ANDY’S GOT NOTHING AND ITS ALL GIRARDI’S FAULT!1!!!

    WE SHOUDDA PITCHED CHAD GUDIN WHEN WE HAD TEH CAHNCE!!!!

  85. Reggie C. says:

    Pedro will need Rogaine in the morning. He will spend tonight tearing off perm in frustration !

  86. hal says:

    now let’s make Buck really cry

  87. JeffB says:

    Let’s go Jee-ter!

  88. Sam P. says:

    Alrighty, here we go offense! Let’s do this.

  89. Riddering says:

    DAMMIT POSADA STOP GOING OUT THERE.

  90. Mike Axisa says:

    OMG there’s so many mound visits!!!

  91. Salty Buggah says:

    OK, now thats extending the game? After one fuckin pitch

  92. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Somebody is going to get hurt //Russell Peters

  93. dkidd says:

    pedro’s rattled!

    he’s on the ropes!

    too soon?

  94. ShuutoHeat says:

    Pedro: “Are they screaming Whose your daddy?”
    Ruiz: “No, they’re saying Boo-urns.”

    ….wait that’s not funny.

  95. Salty Buggah says:

    Bad luck again. He crushed it right at him.

  96. Tampa Yankee says:

    Damn

  97. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Well hit but right at him. Whatcha gonna do?

  98. JeffB says:

    1 pitch and one visit to the mound, the game will end at 3:30!

  99. Jay says:

    Fucking San Francisco Treat got it.

  100. Doug says:

    Well-hit line drive. Good sign.

  101. AJ says:

    The boys here talked about how some position players aren’t hitting in the series, but it also seems like the ball isn’t falling in for the Yankees this series. It would be interesting to see the teams BABIP between the ALCS and the World Series to see if there’s a noticeable difference between the two series.

  102. HolyGhostClaw says:

    Did Charlie Manuel play Robert the Bruce’s father in ‘Breaveheart’? You know, the old guy in the tower with leprosy… I’m pretty sure that was him.

  103. Jay says:

    McCarver finally makes a good point. Pedro’s velocity is not there. Weakens his change.

  104. Brazilian Yankee says:

    COmon Johnny, that was horrible.

  105. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Damn, Johnny. Middle of the plate.

  106. Jay says:

    And a second later Damon whiffs on a change-up/

    /face-palm

  107. Vinny the Bull says:

    Very hittable pitch. And Jeter had a loud out. Won’t be long before they get to Pedro.

  108. JeffB says:

    Pedro’s sick?

  109. dkidd says:

    bloop and a blast, please

  110. Reggie C. says:

    pedro’s changeup still has significant drop to it.

  111. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn, just off the end of the bat.

  112. Salty Buggah says:

    Ah damn. Where the bandbox at?

  113. Tampa Yankee says:

    Bandbox my ass

  114. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    DIdn’t go out, but boy, we should really cream him as the game progresses.

  115. JeffB says:

    Not bloopy enough!!!

  116. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Pedro is throwing 81mph fastballs and 78mph changeups. We should be crushing him by the third inning.

  117. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Well, Pedro’s getting hit hard.

    Now just make them count.

  118. Reggie C. says:

    SHIT !!!!

    Fucking bandbox-wannabe stadium winds tunnel FAIL.

  119. Esteban says:

    Got under that one. I’m optimistic for the offense this game.

  120. Vinny the Bull says:

    Almost, Teix. Almost.

  121. charlespoet says:

    Rob Neyer comedic audition : Prediction: Phillies win tonight and it rains tomorrow night, setting up the Mother of All Game Sevens on Friday.

  122. YankeeScribe says:

    Pedro got lucky

  123. Mike Axisa says:

    PitchFX has Pedro at 80.06-84.2. Not even calling it a fastball, says it’s a change.

    He’s got nothing.

  124. Joker, The says:

    Don’t press.

  125. ShuutoHeat says:

    No problem, we’ll get that asshole the next inning. Finish them off 1-2-3, don’t give Pedro time to rest.

  126. Hall and Nokes says:

    It seems like it’s been nothing but bloop hits and loud outs for the Yankees, all series.

  127. AndrewYF says:

    My Yankees hat is going on. I’ve had enough of this ‘stress’ shit. The big guns are now out.

  128. rbizzler says:

    Pedro looks like he might shit himself on the mound. They better get to him soon and expose the extremely mediocre stuff he has tonight.

  129. aa says:

    2 hard hit balls in that inning by Jeter and Tex. I thikn the yanks might destory pedro tonight.

  130. Riddering says:

    Teixeira made good contact. I’m optimistic.

  131. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Gameday had him at 84 mph max

  132. Mike Axisa says:

    4 down, 23 to go.

  133. Esteban says:

    Ryan Howard continues his ineptitude.

  134. Arman Tamzarian says:

    This looks good

  135. CT Yankee says:

    Walk him

  136. ShuutoHeat says:

    Okay I know Pedro is pro, but one of my boys tops out at 88 mph….

  137. aa says:

    Petitte looks alright so far.

  138. Tampa Yankee says:

    Werth looks like a huge d-bag

  139. Reggie C. says:

    How is that not a strike ???

    should be 2-2.

  140. Jay says:

    I have to say it: These Yankees crowds suck.

    They need to be loud throughout.

  141. The Artist says:

    You might have heard the 12-29 stat when pitchers on short rest face pitchers on regular rest. Francesa was citing it all day like it was the Rosetta Stone to understanding the playoffs. Just one problem, it’s meaningless.

    Verducci said on 1050 today he checked into it, and most of the 41 starts were elimination games. Games where a manager got desperate, and forced his best starter into a game to on short rest keep his team alive. So it’s a bad stat for at least 3 reasons:

    -The teams you’re comparing aren’t equal, one team is already up big in the series and therefore the superior team

    -These were panic moves. Girardi planned on using 3 starters all along and prepared his pitchers accordingly

    -Elimination games aren’t comparable to other playoff games. Much more pressure and therefore much harder to win.

    All that that stat tells you is one team was better than the other (which we already knew by the fact that they were up in the series) and that it’s tough to win elimination games. It tells you nothing about short rest vs long rest. Bad stat.

  142. Mike Axisa says:

    That’s okay. Werth did some damage off Andy last game.

  143. Stryker says:

    how can people STILL spell the name of someone who’s been with the team for 15 years wrong? 4 T’s people!

  144. Mike Axisa says:

    5 down, 22 to go.

  145. aa says:

    Is it me or does Petitte seem better tonight than game 3?

  146. Arman Tamzarian says:

    That was nasty

  147. Rey22 says:

    Pedro Feliz hasn’t struggled in the playoffs. Pedro Feliz has simply been Pedro Feliz in the playoffs.

  148. aa says:

    Also Petitte is not missing by much when he gets a ball call.

  149. Ivan says:

    Lets go Pettitte.

  150. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Why are they pitching around Feliz? Posada come the fuck on…

  151. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Andy will have to throw 4 strikes to get 3 outs or 3ball to walk some one this game..Joe west doesn’t have to worry about Pedro because his pitches will never reach the catcher.

  152. Mike Axisa says:

    Okay good, now he’s on second. Focus on the damn hitter.

  153. Salty Buggah says:

    Damnit. Cmon Andy. Get your control man.

  154. Salty Buggah says:

    YES! Inning ovah!

  155. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Nothing doing

  156. dkidd says:

    andy looks good

    15 until 42

  157. slappy white says:

    way to battle Andy

  158. CT Yankee says:

    Molina woulda got that

  159. Hall and Nokes says:

    I think the Sherpa is the least wise of the methods for carrying 6 beers.

  160. TheLastClown says:

    success