Philadelphia Phillies

Lineups and Numbers: World Series Game 1 Preview

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 13:  Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with teammate Joe Blanton #56 after Howard scored on a wild-pitch in the sixth inning of Game Four of the National League Championship Series during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 13, 2008 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Rupert PupkinCorrespondent IOctober 28, 2009
LINEUPS:

For your 2009 NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies:

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS
  2. Shane Victorino CF
  3. Chase Utley 2B
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Jayson Werth RF
  6. Raul Ibanez DH
  7. Ben Francisco LF
  8. Pedro Feliz 3B
  9. Carlos Ruiz C

Notables: Ibanez DH, Francisco LF.

AL Champion Yankees:

  1. Derek Jeter SS
  2. Johnny Damon LF
  3. Mark Teixeira 1B
  4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
  5. Jorge Posada C
  6. Hideki Matsui DH
  7. Robinson Cano 2B
  8. Nick Swisher RF
  9. Melky Cabrera CF

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MATCHUPS:

From today’s press notes:

C.C. Sabathia vs. Phillies hitters
Jimmy Rollins: 5/13, 4 XBH, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Shane Victorino: 5/9, 2 XBH, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB
Chase Utley: 0/5, 3 SO, 1 BB
Ryan Howard: 3/9, 1 XBH, 1 RBI, 4 SO
Jayson Werth: 2/8, 2 XBH, 3 SO
Raul Ibanez: 11/40, 5 XBH, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 2 BB, 10 SO
Pedro Feliz: 1/8, 1 XBH, 1 RBI, 3 SO
Carlos Ruiz: 2/5
Ben Francisco: 1/5, 1 XBH, 1 BB

TOTALS : 30/102 (.294), 19 XBH, 3 HR, 6 BB, 23 SO 

 

Cliff Lee vs. Yankees hitters
Derek Jeter: 11/27, 3 XBH, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 3 SO
Johnny Damon: 2/22, 1 BB, 3 SO
Alex Rodriguez: 5/15, 2 XBH, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SO
Mark Teixeira: 9/23, 5 XBH, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO
Jorge Posada: 6/21, 4 XBH, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SO
Hideki Matsui: 5/17, 2 XBH, 2 BB, 4 SO
Robinson Cano: 4/18, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 SO
Nick Swisher: 6/18, 2 XBH, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 4 SO
Melky Cabrera: 3/11, 1 XBH, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO

TOTALS : 51/182 (.280), 19 XBH, 6 HR, 14 BB, 24 SO

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PRESSER HIGHLIGHTS:

Probably my favorite quote so far this series, from Pedro’s presser just moments ago at Yankee Stadium:

“I remember quotes from the paper, ‘Here come the men that New York loves to hate.’ Men? None of you have probably ever ate steak with me, or rice and beans with me to know what the men is like. You might say the player, the competitor, but the men? You guys have abused my name.

“There is one time I remember when I was a free agent there was talk that I might meet with [Yankee's owner George] Steinbrenner. One of your colleagues had me in the paper with horns and a tail. Red horns and a tail. That’s the sign of the devil. I’m a Christian man. I don’t like those things.”

Don’t mess with Pedro, before you eat rice and beans with him, New York.

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That's about all from here. Game 1 begins tonight from Yankee Stadium on FOX.

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Send email to sroddy@philliephanatics.org and visit Shay Roddy's blog here.

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