Game #3: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Playoffs by chinmusic on Saturday 10 October 2009 at 10:53 am

This is the pivotal game in this series as it’s tied at 1 game apiece. The Phillies have to like the pitching matchup in this game as they have Pedro Martinez against Jason Hammel of the Rockies. Martinez has started 9 games this season for the Phillies and he is 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He has not pitched against the Rockies this season. Only two players on the Rockies have had success hitting against him in his career and one of them is starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez who is 2 for 3 against him. The other hitters with success against Pedro is the Rockies’ starting RF Brad Hawpe who is 2 for 4 with a solo homer against him. Joe Blanton will be ready in the bullpen if Martinez can’t go too deep in this game. Jason Hammel pitched in 34 games (30 starts) this season for the Rockies and he was 10-8 with a 4.33 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. He has pitched in 2 games (1 start) against the Phillies this season and he was 1-0 with a 4.82 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. A few Phillies’ hitters have had a lot of success against Hammel. Jimmy Rollins is 2 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBIs and Shane Victorino is 3 for 5 with a double against Hammel so the Phillies have to think the table setters of the offense will have good games tonight. Raul Ibanez is already having a great series for the Phillies and he was 3 for 4 with a solo homer against Hammel this season. Pedro Feliz also has had success against Hammel as he is 2 for 4 with 1 RBI. Things look good for the Phillies in this game which is a “must win” for both teams.

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