Quantcast


Gamenight: Phillies (12-11) At Pirates (9-13)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Fri, April 25, 2008 04:46 PM | Comments: 56
Posts

The Phillies received great relief pitching and timely hitting in a 3-1 win over the Brewers yesterday. pat Burrell continued his mammoth, machine-sized tear, while Tom Gordon defused a Brewers rally in the seventh.

Tonight the team meets Pittsburgh for a three-game set with the Pirates. The offense faces lefty Zach Duke. The Pirates will face Adam Eaton. Ryan Howard is not starting again, per manager’s orders. Instead, we have a crazy lineup: Brad Harman gets his first start, Chase Utley is at first base and Chris Coste is hitting fifth.

Phillies: Adam Eaton (0-0), 4.74 ERA
Pirates: Zach Duke (0-1), 4.37 ERA

Gametime: 7:05 p.m.
Weather: 75 degrees, stormy
Lineup: Taguchi/Werth/Utley/Burrell/Coste/Feliz/Bruntlett/Harman/Eaton

MLB TV
MLB Gameday Audio
MLB Gameday

Your gameday beer: With Howard out of the lineup, we need a hammer. Grab a Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Brewery. Not great, but certainly not terrible, it contains some citrus flavor and a light, almost minty kind of taste. Eat a chili dog with it — beef up, the Phils may need you to hit cleanup.

Go Phillies!

Avatar of Tim Malcolm

About Tim Malcolm

Tim Malcolm has written 1947 articles on Phillies Nation.

 
 
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Odd looking lineup. But 2-0 already thanks to Coste!

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    And immediately Manuel’s move to start Coste and drop him into the No. 5 slot pays huge dividends.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    thanks steve smith for being at a graduation bc if you were here you wouldn’t send utley and it would only be 1 to 0…romon henderson for full time 3rd base job…any1 else with me

     
  • Posts: 0 Clare

    Yeah the lineup blew my mind.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Gutsy call by Ramon, however, for sure. But Utley goes hard the whole way and screws up Doumit in the process. It was a good call.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Ha. Utley picks at first better than Howard.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Jayson Werth is unreal. What a player — liking him more each at bat.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Machinista! Great hustle by Burrell the whole time – Phils take advantage of Pirates poor play.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    feliz just cant hit….he grounds out to the left side more then not…he cant hi and we bring him into field and itseems like hes not very good at that either….henderson for 3rd base coach!!!!!i like his agessiveness with burell to, m not sure smith makes that call

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Burrell was going strong the whole way — glad Henderson let him go there.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Welcome to the Big Leagues, Brad Harman!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    how abewt coste on nites like this at first base? any clue if he could play there? i dont like seeing utley play first bc i dont want his throwing to get ewtta sync

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Boy, I really like Jayson Werth. What a player.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Coste can play first; it’s a nice idea. And you make a good point about getting Chase out of whack by taking him off second. Also, are you drunk? “ewtta”? That’s way off.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    ha nah…its one of the stupid sayings goin around my frat right now…my grammer is terrible on this site…im soryy i just tpye with out a care

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    it sounds like uutta or ootta or oot type thing

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Really liked pulling Eaton there — show the idiot he has to pitch well to stay in games. Chris, no problem. Just make sure you’re drinking right now.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    whats new from feliz…do we know if milt is working with him? because it seems like he has a ton of probllems with his swing

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    i should be drinking…had finals this week plus i got to watch eaton pitch

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    durbin had a game like this comming…cant blame him hes pitch well so far so i let him off the hook for this

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Well they had to make it interesting…

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Big job, Durbin. Offense: DO WORK.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    tim its seems like were the only two thats not out for the friday nite….where did every1 go

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    too early to sub him!!!!!!!! this really pisses me off

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    four groundouts to the left side…this is not unusual….his swiing is only built for that

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    I’m going out in a bit; I bet everyone else is out. No worries. Shit, you should go out too.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gavin

    I’m not watching the game. Did Bohn run for Burrell as a defensive replacement or did Burrell get hurt?

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    def replacement

     
  • Posts: 0 Gavin

     
  • Posts: 0 Gavin

    sigh of relief…..a little early for that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    We’ve been getting some gutsy W’s, but damn, we sure don’t get ANY easy ones.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gavin

    Thats the lineup we all pictured out of ST isnt it. In fact it looks like an actual ST lineup. Damn.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    no easy 1s ever

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Hey, Sixers are HOUSING the Pistons. Awesome.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    why would you bring Howard out? Gordon has a better shot at moving the runner.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    im making a bold prediction on this atbat that howard will strike out

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    FOUL!

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    wow how suprising

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    AND HE MOVED THE RUNNER! great AB, Ryno!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Howard is so lost right now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    i dont see the logic in bringing him out to face one of the toughest pitchers for lefties to hit.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Again, you don’t bring in a player you intentionally sit to pinch hit. Bad, bad, bad.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    i disagree. the game is far more important than psychological maneuvers. I just don’t think that was the right spot. If we could have built on 6-0, then that is a leisure you can afford to take.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Romero = clutch.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Sorry, Greg, but Jenkins would’ve at least put his bat on the ball. Howard needs to sit and not be part of the action. Even Charlie said himself that it got to the point where it didn’t matter who was on the mound (because he owned Suppan). It doesn’t matter the situation; Howard should NOT have hit.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    i have a bad feeling bout this half inining.i hope im wrong

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    wow this slider is vicous

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    ive never loved being wrong more

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    i think we’re arguing different points. Game trumps scheduled day off, but in this case Howard might as well be swinging a toy bat right now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    Lidge is dirty

     
 
Leave a Comment

>> Create a new Phillies Nation account.
>> Already registered with Phillies Nation? Log in here.
>> Comment without logging in:






Please ensure your comments comply with our Comment Policy.