Monday, October 12, 2009

Scoreboard Watching: Phillies @ Rockies, 3p (Part 1)

After last night's win, the Phillies are up on the Rockies two games to one. First pitch for Game 4 is at 3p. Which team do you want the Dodgers to face in the NLCS? Vote in our sidebar poll!

photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

35 comments:

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

My heart says vengeance series against the Phillies in which we blow them out. But my head says the Rockies, who the Dodgers dominated all season.

Josh S. said...

Phillies, for the opposite reason as HLaCK. Regular season domination didn't work out for the Cards, so it probably wouldn't for us either. Plus, I'm betting our guys play like crap in sub-freezing temps. Philly gets cold, but not Denver cold.

And who doesn't want to see Matt Stairs try to hit 2009 Broxton? (Or Breezy or Kuo, for that matter.)

Nic j said...

I don't want the dodgers to play in the snow.

Philly gets my vote.

Eric Karros said...

I want the Phillies so more games will be at a reasonable time for east-coasters.

'88 Dodgers Cresting A Hill said...

Either way I think you have to pull for the Rockies today. Then you keep Cook or Hamels from starting Game 1 against the Dodgers and they have to put Jimenez or Lee on short rest in Game 2.

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JuanLove said...

i hate rooting for Rocktober Fest, but got to today

I'd rather have Pedro/Happ/Blanton/Hamemel/Marquis starting game 1 than Lee/Hammels/Cook/Ubaldo

JuanLove said...

lol "Hamemel"
you guys know what I mean...

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Check out the Denver 10 day forecast. Its not going to be THAT bad. Cold at night for sure, but not going to snow.

Erin said...

'88 Dodgers Cresting A Hill, I was just about to say the same thing. I'm trying not to pick who I'd want the Dodgers to play, because I'm superstitious as all hell when it comes to this sport, but I want both teams to have to play as many games as possible. So, tonight, I'm a Rockies fan.

Don't ask me what happens if the Rockies win tonight. I'll just skip tomorrow night's game entirely and leave it up to fate (because otherwise, obviously, what I do affects the outcome of the game).

Dusty Baker said...

We need to be rooting for 5 games, 15-18 innings each, tired, depleted bullpens, soreness (not injury, cause that would be unsportsmanlike!), furstration between Phillies and Rox, then come in and mop up no matter who we eventually draw.

Dusty Baker said...

Listening to MLB Home Plate on XM. Larry Bowa is on. Speaking of how when acquiring Padilla, Torre's main concern was clubhouse chem, and Bowa told him he never had any problems when he had him in Philly. Says a lot about how Torre manages the club. Also Bowa talked about how Blake and Flat Brim Reaper are unsung glue guys that are huge pieces of the puzzle, on the field and off.

Josh S. said...

Unsung glue,
Everybody knows one!

Andrew said...

Who cares at this point who we play? I mean don't we have to go in feeling like the superior team?

We lost a couple games last year on a thin margin which swings either way and we are a more complete team this year than last.

rbnlaw said...

Meh. No preference. I mean aside from playing the Yank-mes in the WS.

Loney Fan said...

I want the Phillies to win tonight. I want them to win easily and only use two pitchers. If we are going to be the World Champions then we should be able to beat everyone fully rested. If we can't do that then we don't deserve to win it all. I have faith that our team can hold their own against all contenders. Bring it on!

dallas_dodgersgirl said...

Phillies! Don't want the Boys to freeze in the Colorado snow!

Dusty Baker said...

Victorino sends one deep in first. Will someone please throw at him?

Dusty Baker said...

Gonzalez: en fuego.

Josh S. said...

"Will someone please throw at him?"

I might know a guy.

Mr. Customer said...

Looks like another long afternoon in Denver, unless one of these pitchers finds a groove.

Mr. Customer said...

The StubHub fairy just informed me I'll be attending NLCS Game 2, for a reasonable fee.

Dusty Baker said...

Last night's game felt like the longest game every played. I was actively angry at it. If I wanted to watch games that last that long, I'd watch more AL games.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr. C- What did you have to put under your pillow to get that reward from the SH Fairy?

Mr. Customer said...

@db

The SH fairy prefers legal tender. Fortunately, I had some at my disposal.

fanerman said...

OMG. I'm SUCH a clown. Bob Dylan was at Berkeley this weekend and I had no idea. How do I always miss these things?!?!?!?! UGH. That killed my Monday... and probably my entire week.

Dusty Baker said...

"Jim Tracy's close to arguing for the cycle." Nice line!

Mr. Customer said...

Does it make it a cycle if he disputes a call at every base? Maybe. Does he think it will be effective? Probably not.

Dusty Baker said...

Jiminez gets out of the jam, but is now on 65 pitches thru 3.

Josh S. said...

Ubaldo wriggles out!

Josh S. said...

Is 65 pitches too many? Probably. Will he be pulled soon? I think we have to see how he does.

Dusty Baker said...

"Did we maybe take him out of his comfort level a little bit? It's possible," Tracy said.

-ESPN article on today's lineup/Torrealba.

Dodger-killer Hawpe sitting for 2nd straight game. I guess they're saving him for if they advance to face us.

Steve Sax said...

I figured this blog needed more Rockies support, so there's a new post up top cheering for the Rockies to win Game 4...

Dusty Baker said...

Aight. I'll power down and jump over to that one.