Monday, October 19, 2009

Game 4 - Live Blog


Joe Blanton takes on Randy Wolf as the Phillies and Dodgers meet in Game 4 of the NLCS. If my memory serves me, this was the Matt Stairs game last year that took the wind completely out of the Dodgers sails. The Phillies lead the series 2-1


LA Dodgers

R. Furcal ss .091
M. Kemp cf .250
A. Ethier rf .273
M. Ramirez lf .250
J. Loney 1b .300
R. Belliard 2b .333
R. Martin c .333
C. Blake 3b .091
R. Wolf p .000

Philadelphia

J. Rollins ss .143
S. Victorino cf .333
C. Utley 2b .250
R. Howard 1b .400
J. Werth rf .100
R. Ibanez lf .200
P. Feliz 3b .100
C. Ruiz c .625
J. Blanton p .000


Let's get live game reactions. Namesake and Section 202 are representing DW at the Ballpark. Go Phils!

340 comments:

  1. Fly out - 1 down

    Angels bases loaded 1 out in the 10th..Gotta score

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  2. Not to pick on Darling...but he is an idiot.

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  3. Another different lineup for LA

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  4. Bases loaded 2 out for Vlad

    4-4 B 10th

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  5. Mo Rivera got out of it. They had 1st and 3rd no outs..Wow

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  6. Rollins with a leadoff single

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  7. Missed the first half... how did Fat Joe look?

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  8. Damn - jimmy was running but Victo chased a floater. Pop up

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  9. He tied the record for RBI's in postseason games in a row. I think it is 8

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  10. Txt from R.H. "Black Babe Ruth"

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  11. Just looked it up. Last night he set the record for 7 straight games with an rbi in one postseason but I think he just tied the record over multiple seasons. Maybe TBS will tell us that. Well maybe not

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  12. Was it me or did Howard strike out three times before the homer?

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  13. Yeah there were some nice pitches down the pike

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  14. We're in Wolf's head. Did you see him arguing after the home run?

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  15. Nice - I almost felt bad for Abreu for his baserunning gaffe

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  16. But then I remembered why i didnt really like him in the first place

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  17. What happens if there's a balk with no one on base?

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  18. Could you imagine how scared Abreu would be to come back to Philly for a World Series?

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  19. not a balk then. you can start and stop with nobody on

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  20. Hitting was never Bobby's problem. Never saw a trade where 1 team traded a good player in return for nothing yet instantly got better.

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  21. Anyone up for some random Phillies trivia?

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  22. I'm looking at the Phillies page on Baseball Almanac.

    Who was the opening day center fielder for the 2004 Phillies?

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  23. Who played the most games in center field for the Phillies in the 1997 season (53 games)?

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  24. not even close...Here's a hint..I've never heard of this guy.

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  25. Glanville? I think he had 2 stints

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  26. Doc his glove has been nice tonight

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  27. How long can Blanton go today?

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  28. Blanton is playing for a World Series start tonight. He's on a mission!

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  29. Very happy that Joe The Lumber gets the start tonight. He's pitching awesome as expected. We need more runs! They are going to make a run here.

    Charlie harps on player loyalty yet Blanton gets his first start in game 4 of the NLCS, a double-standard?

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  30. By the way....I'm ashamed of my user name today, just noticed that.

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  31. Blanton did nothing to lose his job. The big guy is just versatile

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  32. So how come first and third base umpires are not required to wear helmets?

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  33. Nice- Welcome McNabbulous - yeah tough day for your name

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  34. Blanton is the most consistant pitcher on this team.

    Victo covers ground out there!!

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  35. I am thinking because they are supposed to watch the ball. 1st and 3rd base coaches are watching the pitcher and the runner

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  36. Nope, Nope

    What took the ump so long to call that fair?

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  37. '97 was the Rob Ducey era right? not Rob Ducey?

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  38. Tartabull played 1 game didnt he...Great free agent signing!

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  39. Ducey is my hero! Not Amaro or Ducey!

    Damn! Need to get out of this with only one run.

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  40. Can I give this answer to you? No one is going to get it.

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  41. Eventually one will take it off the noggin

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  42. Write a letter to Selig. Get your name out there

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  43. BEAT LA!...BEAT LA!!...BEAT LA!!!!

    crowds needs to get juiced...

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  44. I think I just heard Namesake yell - F' you J Martin!!

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  45. Blanton needs to get out of this. He'll be fine.

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  46. can someone please tell me what the J stands for? Probably Jaime or some shit like that.

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  47. Good throw Utley. You know he throught twice about that!

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  48. I kind of remember it was a tribute to his mom or something..not sure exactly

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  49. Bats have to wake up. Lets go PHILS!

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  50. Dodgers are gonna give us a fight here...

    What's everyone's take on Hamels thus far? Is he totally just lost this year or does he have two good starts in him to salvage the year?

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  51. I hate him, but he needs to come back if we're going to win the World Series.

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  52. I have trust in Hamels..He just can't let things get to him - thats been the problem. I'll see him throw on Wednesday

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  53. What do you think about him?

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  54. Hates a strong word for your defending NLCS and WS MVP spider

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  55. Actually I think Moyer is going to help him a lot between now and his next start.

    I think he's too talented to not get out of this slump.

    I'm also very glad that he apologized for his actions towards Rollins/Utley.

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  56. McNabbulous..Remember, I hated him during the playoffs/world series last year.

    I know he's a great pitcher, but I just don't like him.

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  57. Hman - get in on this..What are your thoughts on Hamels?

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  58. He's definitely not the type of player whose jersey I'd buy (I have a Howard) but I give him all of the respect in the world bc he brought us our first championship in 25 years.

    Lee is everything Hamels is not. I bet you love Lee.

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  59. I think he is pitching no different then the reg season, so like doc I think he is due for a great outing but he will not be consistent for the rest of the post

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  60. Who was the opening day starter for the 2001 Phillies?

    I'll give respect to Hamels because he was amazing last year. I just personally don't like him.

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  61. I have a Thome Jersey..pissed I can't wear it..Even though he is still on payroll

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  62. Hamels problem is that he didn't really prepare in the offseason and he never really got it back.

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  63. I do like Lee a lot, you're right.

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  64. Is there another past/present/future Phila athlete that is similar to Hamels?

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  65. BTW - this live blog is the $hit - i love this. It's like having a great sports debate at the bar watching the game, but not really at the bar haha. Can we curse mildly on here or will they kick us off?

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  66. I heard lefty was a little off but I can't Hamels in his class

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  67. Person and Wolf are incorrect.

    Ricky Waters? Is that Fair?

    "I won't play unless we're in the race"

    "For who, for what?"

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  68. I dont buy that he is that selfish. He is a pampered routine guy, thats all.

    Omar Dall? Scub they got for Schilling? Not Padilla?

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  69. Omar Daal is correct.

    Sorry, the Ricky Waters was below the belt. I don't even believe that.

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  70. You can say whatever you want #5.

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  71. McNabbulous...Curse away brother

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  72. The Ricky Watters analogy is a borderline violation.

    He's a California pampered routine guy that if he didn't play out of his mind last postseason would probably get run out of town by the fans.

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  73. Funny you bring up Schill. There were some rumblings that he was looking to come back for one final postseason run. Imagine him pitching tonight.

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  74. He might still get run out of town. His wife is going to take him to LA once he's free agent eligible.

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  75. Imagine Schill and Martinez in your bullpen?

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  76. Think Happ can finish the game? I am terrified of the bullpen

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  77. IF Ruiz gets on yes. This would be a good spot for Happ.

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  78. These hitters need to work a few walks!!!

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  79. If he bats I prob would..Just cause I need runs and Happ can pitch innings

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  80. We would need to double the size of the bullpen for their EGOs.

    There's the walk!!!

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  81. He's pitching around Blanton. He's scared

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  82. Dare I say it...Similar game as last year where Phils were down until Victo homered and then Stairs hit that bomb? I love this team

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  83. I like the call. Maybe Pedro Feliz is this year's hero.

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  84. More trivia. so far I have been out of my league. Midre Cummings? Omar Dall?

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  85. With who? Cairo? Dobbs has been nonexistant.

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  86. Anyone is better than your PITCHER. That's insane.

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  87. Manny ain't Manny without a needle in his fanny

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  88. Name the four Phillies who have won NLCS MVP awards.

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  89. Hamels, Sarge, Schmidt, Schilling

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  90. nice effort jimmy. Easy hman

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  91. All correct but Schmidt.

    Almost a great play by Rollins.

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  92. Really? '80? Damn I grew up on "We Win". McBride? Carlton

    Got 'em!

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  93. That was a tough play....although the rule is if it hits your glove you should catch it... just saying

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  94. Not bad though 3 of 4 within 1 minute of the question

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  95. Not McBride or Carlton. Middle infielder if I remember correctly.

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  96. Blanton's losing it. He looked so good early in the game.

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  97. Manny Trillo is correct. We'll get Wolf out and then the top of the lineup for us. We'll throw a 4-spot up on Wolf.This ump sucks!

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  98. I'm going out back for my mid-game cigar with the radio. It brought us good luck last year (Burrell's HR against the dodgers last year).

    Gonna need Jimmy to get on base, when he does we score!!

    The team needs to keep working the count.

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  99. Ok. Phils will be alright..Yeah blanton has been in the pen for a while..he could have lost gas..I would have went with Happ but no prob..Top of the lineup..this team has 2 hits? If I remember correctly rollins and howard had hits in the 1st. Unacceptable

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  100. By the time you come back, Phils will be up 6-4.

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  101. I love Phillies playoff baseball

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  102. Wold and Padilla have had this crazy floater

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  103. How do you hit a triple to left field in Citizens Bank Park?

    Lets get him home!!

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  104. I feel lke Nutzo on "above the rim" He owes me!

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  105. I think I got that wrong but you hear me

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  106. Spider - are we sitting on a question? lets go!

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  107. I understand the transfer rule, but I don't think that ever got in his glove!

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  108. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!!

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  109. That was a great hit! Damn! At least we're hitting the ball hard now.

    Need to keep the crowd in it.

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  110. Howard nouthed the same fuck that I did..I think I woke up the neighborhood

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  111. Who were the three players that we gave up in the trade for Brad Lidge?

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  112. Section just txted me: 9 out of 10 that spik misses that.

    If that offends anybody wait until section comes back tomorrow

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  113. easy. Bourne, Geary and 3rd baseman from philly catholic league that I cannot remember. shit

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  114. Speaking of offensive...how bout Buck Martinez saying "Well, we saw Hong Chi Quo..of course we'll now see Chan Ho Park."

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