UPDATE, 11:36 p.m.: Lot of Chads in this series — Chad Durbin, Chad Gaudin, Chad Jennings. Let’s keep it straight: Durbin is coming in to pitch right now for the Phillies, Jennings is sitting next to me drinking Turkey Hill iced tea (with a dog wearing a scarf and sunglasses on the bottle).
UPDATE, 11:39 p.m.: And it’s raining again. Not terribly hard (yet) but noticeable.
UPDATE, 11:44 p.m.: Little surprised to see the Phillies not put Rodriguez on here with first base open.
UPDATE, 11:47 p.m.: Well, that’s one way to put him on. A-Rod is hit by a pitch for the second time tonight and he did not look happy about it as he went to first base.
UPDATE, 11:53 p.m.: That’s it for Pettitte, as Joba Chamberlain comes in to start the seventh. Get comfortable, too – Girardi already has Marte warming up behind him.
UPDATE, 12:07 a.m.: Happy November, Hideki Matsui. That’s his second homer of the series. By the way, Matsui does it right – he doesn’t stand at home plate, he doesn’t do anything with his bat. He just hits it and starts running around the bases. He’s all class.
UPDATE, 12:20 a.m.: Chad here with what might be a dumb question. Who do you send out for the ninth? It’s a four-run lead, and it would certainly be nice to have Mariano Rivera well rested in case he’s needed for more than three outs in Games 4 and 5. Would you consider Phil Hughes in this spot, knowing you could still go to Rivera if things get dangerous? Sam says no way, you don’t mess around in the World Series. I’m torn.