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Gamenight: Phillies (56-49) At Nationals (38-67)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Tue, July 29, 2008 05:39 PM | Comments: 103
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The Phillies begin a six-game road trip tonight against the Nationals.

Brett, Take Two: Less than a week ago Brett Myers walked five with his fastball, but struck out two with his curveball. It’ll be interesting to see how he fares with the former, and if the Nationals can hit the latter. With JA Happ’s addition to the big league roster, Myers will have to perform well to remain in the rotation.

Burrell Blasting: Pat Burrell has homered in 28 different ballparks, a franchise record (Bobby Abreu is second). He can make it 29 by homering in Nationals Park this week.

Eastern Pitch: The Phillies have a 4.05 ERA against the NL East this season, best of all teams intra-division.

Not Feliz: Pedro Feliz is on the 15-day DL, which will give both Eric Bruntlett and Greg Dobbs more playing time.

Phillies: Brett Myers (3-9) 5.82 ERA
Nationals: Colin Balester (1-2) 5.75 ERA

Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EST
Weather: 89, partly cloudy
Lineup:

MLB TV
MLB Gameday Audio
MLB Gameday

Your gamenight beer: Dogfish Head, which makes many find beers, brings forth 90 Minute IPA, which is stronger than your 60 Minute, but it really tastes good. Between its nine percent content and superior satisfaction, it reminds you of a good Belgian brew. Perfect for a mild night like tonight. Eat some pork with it.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Burrell goes deep again tonight. Phils win 10-6

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    Great beer choice tonight. I’m pretty excited for this game tonight, but I can’t stand watching Brett Myers pitch. Maybe tonight he’ll be dominant just so he can afford himself 3 more terrible starts in the future. My wish, Myers gets pounded and is taken out of the game by the 2nd or 3rd inning and is sent to the bullpen for the rest of the season. Happ joins the rotation following tonights game – but the Phils offense still explodes to win the game like 15-13. We rid our rotation of Myers and still get the victory – I can at least wish.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gavin

    Tex traded to Halos. Good that he’s out of the NL, bad because if we ever were to make the WS (please forgive me baseball Gods for even saying that) then the Angels are going be a sack o hell.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kenny

    10-3 Phillies….Burrell, Howard, Jimmy lead the hit parade!!!! And Myers pitches well enough to piss us off for another week

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Muts start off the game with 3 straight doubles off of Olsen. I wonder if he’ll blame his teammates for those.
    Luckily dumb Reyes tried to stretch his into a triple, so it’s only 1-0 so far

     
  • Posts: 0 CZ

    Myers is throwin darts so far. Straight GAS as Mark Grace would say.

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    wow, it feels like it’s been forever since we’ve seen Utley go yard

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    What hip injury?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Nice to see Myers in mid-season form (pun intended) and Utley going yard. Hopefully they’ll both keep it up and we’ll win like 32-0.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Utley denies it, but Gillick said he’s had a sore hip lately.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    I’m not watching the game on TV – I’m listening to it on the radio – but it sounds like Myers has pretty good control and poise tonight. Anyone?

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    Myers looks great against the worst hitters in baseball

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    Seriously, I think my UCF baseball team could out hit the Nats.

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    Yea, he definitely looks better than last time out simply because he’s throwing strikes. But if this was any other team than the Nats they would probably be smoking some of these pitches.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brett Myers

    This is easier than Double A

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Nats or not, Myers seems to be efficient (only 51 pitches through 5 innings) and in control. Let’s hope this is the *new* Myers.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    It is sort of refreshing that Myers is inducing outs rather than trying to blow the batters away with his 72 mph fastball.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Muts just took the lead 2-1.

     
  • Posts: 0 Joe Durbin

    It is hard to believe MLB can be almost a whole batter behind Gameday.
    How is anyone else’s?
    Is it just mine.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Joe, are you watching on MLBTV.com, or listening on the radio? Where are you located?

     
  • Posts: 0 Gary B

    Muts will blow it with their pen like last night, Id love to see the fish take all three…

     
  • Posts: 0 Joe Durbin

    I am watching on the internet and live in Phoenix.

     
  • Posts: 0 Overlord

    When was the last time myers was making hitters (I know its the nationals, but still…) look silly in the 8th.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gary B

    here we go…where’s “dim the lights” durbin?

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    What the hell is wrong with Utley’s defense this year? He’s shaky over there.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Damnit chase

     
  • Posts: 0 Gary B

    He’s a pretty boy now. Its a shame but he is…

     
  • Posts: 0 Joe Durbin

    I hate to say this, but our stix, apparantly thought 2 was enough.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    my other email address wouldnt post….

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    myers was pitching wel tonight too

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    If you’re watching on the internet, there’s your answer. They have a slight delay. It’s normal.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gary B

    Myers did his job, it would suck to rob him of that momentum…

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    though a better team would smoke some of those myers fastballs

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Wow. John Lackey has a no hitter through 8 innings against the Red Sox. Only 1 walk keeps him from a perfect game.

     
  • Posts: 579 Brian Michael

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    That was a nice play by Romero.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Durbin saves the day again!

     
  • Posts: 0 Gary B

    Geoff I agree, but you gotta start somewhere with Myers, and unfortunely the little league world series doesnt start for a while…

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Its a start. But does it prolong the inevitable return to the pen?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    If he pitches like he did tonight, yes.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gary B

    Yeah you might be right, they might have already made that decsion though by bringing Happ up. Hell, if ends up a win, I ll take it.

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    Big save here.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gary B

    Im on gameday whos in? Lights out?

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    yeah

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Yup, Lidge is on. 0-2 count, 1 down, bases clear

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    Yea, Lidge. 1 out, none on. Full count to Kearns.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gary B

    fuck gameday, Im like a week behind…

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    2 down

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    is Myers still pitching? Then yeah, you are. 0-2 count, 2 outs

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Muts just got a 2 run HR. THey are up 4-1 (Delgado)

     
  • Posts: 0 Gary B

    Yeah he just closed out the game to give the Phils the NL East…

     
 
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