Monday, November 02, 2009

World Series Game 5 Thread: NYY @ PHI, 5p

Johnny Damon stealing two bases in one play last night. An overshift for Mark Teixeira brought third baseman Pedro Feliz to second on Damon's first steal. Reliever Brad Lidge failed to cover third and Damon advanced easily for another steal.

Clifton Phifer Lee (1-0, 0.00) vs. Allan James Burnett (1-0, 1.29).

Brad Lidge is back...to being his old self. The Yankees are back...to the business of winning their 27th World Series. And baseball fans are back...to another interminable off-season. This could be the last baseball for a while, folks. Enjoy it while you can!

photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

33 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Phillies lineup:

Rollins, SS
Victorino, CF
Utley, 2B
Howard, 1B
Werth, RF
Ibanez, LF
Feliz, 3B
Ruiz, C
Lee, P

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yankees lineup:

Jeter, SS
Jeter, LF
Jeter, 1B
Jeter, 3B
Jeter, 2B
Jeter, RF
Jeter, CF
Jeter, C
Jeter, P

Dusty Baker said...

I'm surprised Jeter, P isn't batting 8th tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

To be fair, I confused Jeter 2B with Jeter RF, so that should be changed.

I think Jeter P has less Jeterness then all the other Jeters. Of course, Jeter SS has the most, which is why he is leading off.

Josh S. said...

Mr. LASF neglected to post the FULL lineup.

Jeter, Shortjeter
Jeter, Left Jeter
Jeter, 1st Jeter
Jeter, 3rd Jeter
Jeter, 2nd Jeter
Jeter, Right Jeter
Jeter, Center Jeter
Jeter, Minka Kelly
Jeter, Peter

Xeifrank said...

Fan Appreciation Day in Philadelphia tonight.
vr, Xei

karina said...

Jeter at the plate!

Dusty Baker said...

Josh-

Is Jeter in for the injured Melky Cabrera tonight, or would Jeter be playing anyway?

Dusty Baker said...

No, Karina, the plate is AT Jeter.

karina said...

Tomorrow's my dad's 60th birthday but tonight he looks like he's 6.

Would you disinherit me if i say "Go Yankees"? (just to see my father as giddy as schoolboy)

karina said...

Victorino HBP, but i really said "Crucio". Coincidence?

Dusty Baker said...

Is your dad back to being 60 now, Karina?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jeter could have completed the DP is he was playing first.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*if

PavilionBum said...

@DB

lol, we need to elevate Jeter into Chuck Norris status.

"Derek Jeter can turn a triple play with the bases empty"

"When Derek Jeter is at the plate, its called a homicide squeeze."

"Derek Jeter once drove himself home on a sacrifice fly"

Josh S. said...

After that top of the 1st, I was thinking Game 5 Cliff Lee = Game 5 Vicente Padilla and the Phillies were toast. Then Game 5 AJ Burnett became Game 3 Hiroki Kuroda.

But in the end, they're all Derek Jeter.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker he said "as Yogi Berra would put it, it ain't over 'till it's over"

He said "we'll wait to face their bullpen" and i said "let's see if Lee actually gives the bullpen some work".

His reply? "you'll see. They're the Yankees"

I feel proud of him!

PavilionBum said...

Derek Jeter can get an RBI on a double play.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Either the umps hate Aybar, or they love Utley. I'd believe both.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No more Shane. He's going into the dugout to nurse his bruised ego-er, uh, I mean hand. Yeah, that's the ticket.

PavilionBum said...

Bad call, ump. Utley was out. Not because the throw beat him, but because Jeter was maning 2B.

Josh S. said...

After that play, MLB has changed the rules so all dropped throws to 2nd are outs.

PavilionBum said...

When the Red Sox made their historic comeback in the 2004 Playoffs...Derek Jeter still got a World Series ring.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh yeah, this thing's going back to da Bronx. Burnett has nothing.

Dusty Baker said...

At least he threw at Victorino's hand, not his head.

PavilionBum said...

Its amazing someone as "tough" as Victorina can also be such a whiney bitch. Maybe his constant "venting" (if you want to call it that) at the Dodgers calms him down enough to play through the pain of having a bruised hand.

PavilionBum said...

Kings lead 1-0, Kopitar scores (assisted by Derek Jeter)

PavilionBum said...

Part of me is rooting for Philly in this series. Im an NL guy at heart, I hate the Yankees, and at least we could say we were beat by the "best" (I guess), but having said that, I would laugh my ass off if the Derek Jeter 9 can comeback and win this so.......go Yanks (sorta)

PavilionBum said...

I dont think I've ever heard someone's sense of humor referred to as "unblievable". Buck and McCarver are morons.

Josh S. said...

RIP Victorino's puppet show career.

That was nice of Jeter to hit into a double play (a run-scoring one, natch!) so the New Jeter Jeters could celebrate their 27th Jeter in front of their jeters.

Dusty Baker said...

Man, this Cliff Lee fella...him good.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I just found something on the SoSG archives that will shock everyone to their foundation (I exaggerate for effect, but it's still pretty big). Remember that SoSG chain fiction thing we did back in the summer? Well, something tells me Orel and the gang had a little inside info on this whole McCourt McVorce:

One night Frank McCourt comes home earlier than expected from a business trip without notifying Jamie. He notices a strange car in the driveway, enters his home and thinks he hears a male voice upstairs in the bedroom. Growing increasingly worried (and angry), Frank runs upstairs and swings open the bedroom door to find...

Dusty Baker said...

When Charlie Manuel talks, why does he sound like a 12-year-old Valley Girl?

"You know, like..."