Gamenight: Marlins (30-22) At Phillies (31-24)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Fri, May 30, 2008 05:25 PM | Comments: 24

Finally, the battle for first place in the NL East can be played. The Phillies dance with the Marlins tonight, and first place is on the line this weekend.

The Phils are coming off their fourth straight win and a series (and season) sweep of the Colorado Rockies. After a day off and some partying for animal welfare, the Phils will face Mark Hendrickson. Sound familiar? He was a second-round draft pick for the 76ers.

Obviously, like many past Sixers draft picks, he didn’t really pan out for them.

Hendrickson is 7-2, which I never thought I’d write this season. Meanwhile, Phillies starter Brett Myers is 1-6. Again, never thought I’d write it. He’s been at least credible as of late, but he’s had trouble locating his fastball.

Of course, the Phils have hit Mark Hendrickson to the tune of a 12.60 ERA. Shane Victorino is 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against him. Chase Utley is 2-for-3.

Phillies: Brett Myers (1-6) 5.79 ERA
Marlins: Mark Hendrickson (7-2) 4.14 ERA

Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 77 degrees, mostly cloudy
Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Feliz, Coste, Taguchi, Myers

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Your gamenight beer: Recently I bought Long Trail’s Belgian White Ale. It’s new from the Vermont brewery, and they make pretty good beer for the most part. This is no different, a very nice offering that has a hint of lemon and goes down pretty smooth. Tonight, eat a chicken Caesar salad with it.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Brian G.

    Long time, first time as they say on the radio.

    Been reading your blog for a while now, and I just wanna say great job. Gives me that little insight I need before every Phills game.

    Keep it up

  • Posts: 0 Brett Myers

    Im not 1-6 damn it.

  • Posts: 0 Brett Myers

    im 2-6 damnit… please trade me though before i really stink it up

  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    This is laughable.

  • Posts: 0 big c

    this guy really sucks

  • Posts: 0 big c

    wow only three runs…i normally would blame burell for it but myers set himslef up for that

  • Posts: 0 Greg


  • Posts: 0 Rob Cowie

    Not looking good for our boys so far

  • Posts: 0 Mike W.

    It’s official: Myers is the new Eaton.

  • Posts: 0 NC Jason


  • Posts: 0 NC Jason

    Coste = the wind beneath Myers’ wings

  • Posts: 0 Mike W.

    And Ruiz plays why?

  • Posts: 0 dan

    utley 4 president

  • Posts: 0 TwoTonsOfIrony

    This offense seems elite. I loved the 10 pitch walk from Howard and Utley fighting off a couple fouls to get a good pitch, as well as Vic coming up huge in that inning. Question: Would it save Myers if he went through 6+ (so 4+ more innings) lights out because he has some confidence and a lead behind him? Or was the start bad enough?

    Great site, been reading for about a month and love it, a lot better than reading the message boards at philly.com. Thanks to all

  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    Your welcome, Brian, Two Tons. Great to have you.

    Anyone else think Utley isn’t the best player in baseball? Larry who?

  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    Brett is attacking the plate. That’s what he has to do. Nice work.

  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    BTW, I come home from work and DirectTV has come through. I got my 27″ flat screen mounted on the wall, showing the Sox game (Manny going for 500) with my Phils on my laptop. And I’m chilling in bed with a Belgian White at my side. Going out later. This is THE life.

  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    God DAMN!

  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    If the Phils can get another solid starter – watch out.

  • Posts: 0 Gnomicide

    Power outage on the Phils. These guys can’t hit anything.

  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    Myers FINALLY showing what he can do.

  • Posts: 0 Greg

    Rock on. Maybe all Myers needed was 7 in the 2nd. Good bounce back on his part, though.

  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    The fantastic coincidence of Wes Helms being the final out, and striking out. Ahhh.

  • Posts: 0 Scott

    Over the course of the series with the Marlins, I will be having an ongoing battle with a Fish blogger at thesouthfloridafan.blogspot.com and libertyball.net. He’s very educated about the game and I definitely had fun tonight. Check it out and feel free to make some comments.

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