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Gamenight: Rockies (20-32) At Phillies (30-24)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Wed, May 28, 2008 05:20 PM | Comments: 19
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The Phillies will try to sweep the Rockies away from Philly tonight, and thus win the season series with a clean 5-0 mark. That would be fantastic.

Hihgly touted Rockies’ prospect Greg Reynolds gets his fourth start tonight. He pitched six scoreless innings in his second start, but that is sandwiched by two four-run efforts. The right-hander carried a 4.86 ERA in 33 innings for AAA Colorado Springs this season, before being called up to Denver.

He will be facing a tough Phillies offense that has been striking the ball lately. Shane Victorino is carrying a nine-game hitting streak into tonight’s game. Chase Utley, the leading vote-getter in NL All-Star balloting, has his own on-base streak to uphold.

Adam Eaton, fresh off a 7 IP, 3 ER start, gets the ball for the Phils to confirm the sweep. He’s living on a prayer.

Phillies: Adam Eaton (0-3) 5.37 ERA
Rockies: Greg Reynolds (0-1) 4.08 ERA

Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 66 degrees, sunny
Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Jenkins, Feliz, Ruiz, Eaton

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Your gameday beer: In honor of Pedro Feliz, who is hitting the cover off the ball lately, we go with Pete’s Wicked Ale. I think Pete’s Wicked Ale is one of the first beers I’d heard about growing up. I mean, aside from the obvious Buds and such, Wicked Ale seemed to be one I remember. It’s a good brown ale, nothing too clever about it. But it works well in moderation. Eat some pork chops and biscuits with it.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 NC Jason

    Stat of the night – in his last 20 starts as a Phillie Eaton has just 1 win.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    That’s a nice, patient run there.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gnomicide

    Cy Eaton.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    MVUtley.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    As of the end of the top of the 6th, Eaton’s ERA is under 5.00!

     
  • Posts: 579 Brian Michael

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    Shane has really responded this week.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    Wow.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2008-05-28-blog-team-change_N.htm

    USA Today reports (I can’t believe USA Today is reporting on this) that MetsGeek has become RaysGeek, because the proprietor no longer wants to follow the Mets. I don’t know if this is a joke or not, but man have things gone sour in Queens.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike G in Tampa

    good story about that blog……I am in Tampa and a “1st Place” team that rays are currently can’t even sell 11,000 seats…..very sad

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    GO METS! THEY TIED IT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH!

    GO METS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    Endy frickin Chavez on and 0-2 count homers. WOW!

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    God I hate the Marlins so

     
  • Posts: 0 erik

    marlins lost, ok, time to put them in their place

     
  • Posts: 0 Clare

    I was at the game!!!

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Let’s just let the rest of the division kick each other’s asses, then we’ll steamroll over everyone.

    By the way, nothing like Jermaine Stewart’s “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” after a win.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    uglas real fing good

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    i guess eaton bought himself another start. but myers is the man on the hot seat now. nice win tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    Geoff~

    Here’s something for you to ponder.

    Eaton has allowed three or fewer runs in EIGHT of his last eleven starts.
    His performance tonight (1 run in six innings) has lowered his ERA to 4.99. That’s progress.

    What was evident tonight is Eaton’s aggressiveness in attacking the strike zone; getting ahead of the hitters and keeping them off balance with nasty breaking pitches.

    Post game comment by Manuel on Eaton:

    “He’s been a little more aggressive,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “He’s stayed out of a big inning. If he can get us to the sixth, seventh inning, he’ll be OK.”

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Yes, I know ive been watching all season. Its nice to see him get a win. his first win on MAY 28. i looked at his game log too, and its still not good enough for someone making that much money. i guess we should be glad he isnt like he was last year. but heres my main point of concern: hes making the money a third starter makes, and hes performing like a 5th starter. i need more from him than one win and an era barely under 5. this is major league baseball, and this team is expected to win a championship. mediocre and bad performances are unacceptable. he has been mediocre most of the year, but last night he pitched well. good for him. but he needs to do that every time out. im not going to let him off the hook until i see SEVERAL of those types of performances in a row.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jordan

    agreed, one good game against a bad team is hardly enough to forgive and forget. But thanks to the run support, a win is a win. Hopefully everyone will be fired up Friday night, and maybe just maybe we’ll get 4 (at least 3???) solid innings from Myers. Go Phils!

     
 
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