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Gamenight: Mets (73-60) At Phillies (73-59)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Wed, August 27, 2008 06:14 PM | Comments: 271
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Headline: Expect anything, everything
The Major Players: Kyle Kendrick, Johan Santana, Pat Burrell, Pedro Feliz
The Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
The Number: 0.5 games ahead

Yesterday the Phillies and Mets played — hyperbole necessary — the best game of the 2008 baseball season, and then some. The Phils won 8-7 in 13 innings, 13 gutwrenching innings of great baseball. Chris Coste delievered the winning RBI, a fly ball single into deep center field that scored Shane Victorino and sent Philadelphia into a frenzy not heard since Sept. 30, 2007.

Carpenter’s School: Because the bullpen was so taxed yesterday, the Phillies brought up Andrew Carpenter from A+ Clearwater. He could pitch an inning or two, or three. It’s best that Kyle Kendrick goes deep into this one.

Pick Up Bat, Pat: Pat Burrell is a key player tonight because as the Phils main right-handed hitting threat, he has to come through against New York ace Johan Santana. Burrell, of course, went 0-for-7 last night, maybe the worst performance of his career.

Jars Of Clay: As if there wasn’t more to write about last night, Clay Condrey had his first hit since 2003 with a double in the fourth inning. It was the first extra-base hit of his career and the second run scored of his career. His OPS is at a very nice 1.000.

Don’t Mess With The Johan: In three starts against the Phillies this season, Johan Santana is is 1-0 with a 2.74 ERA and 20 K. With at least a five-inning performance tonight, Santana would’ve pitched against the Phils twice as much as any other team he’s faced this season.

Phillies: Kyle Kendrick (11-7) 4.87 ERA
Mets: Johan Santana (12-7) 2.64 ERA

Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 79, partly cloudy
Lineup: Rollins/Utley/Burrell/Howard/Victorino/Werth/Feliz/Coste/Kendrick

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Your gamenight beer: Hopefully you enjoyed last night’s beer slow, because I’m not pitcking up your hospital bill. Tonight we stay slow with Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor in Maine. Eat beef brisket with this and sit back, watch the fun unfold.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    well howdy guysss

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    howdy

     
  • Posts: 0 We choke and still talk shit

    Yo waddup I liek teh Metsssss

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    i dont but i love how you choke

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Buckner was paid. Just Kidding, maybe who knows. How immature are Mets fans? They are always so defensive.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Utley comes in the clutch?

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    i hope come on chase

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Reyes is like a little kid, chatting away out there how cool it is that they both are number 7. Hes probably so excited about that.

     
  • Posts: 0 that guy

    Maybe one day Utley will get a hit

     
  • Posts: 0 N. Cacalacky Phils Phan

    tell me about it…just hope he says something stupid like Rollins and then goes on a tear!

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    one day

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    cmon delcrapo help us out here!!

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    ok i take that bac sorry delgado didnt think u would take it offensive dude

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    here come the retard mets fans again

     
  • Posts: 0 N. Cacalacky Phils Phan

    damn, a bunch of fastballs and hes gonna hit one of them…

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    kk needs to get a few outs

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    We need ash bats in the MLB, too many broken bats.

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    tj agreed i saw a piece on espn bbtn and they dont think the mlbpa will allow it. Great job by eyre

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    In the Eyre tonight. Woo! And now Guiseppe Franco. Woo!

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    lets go philthies lets go philthies lets gooooo

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    way to go pat the bat

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    What just happened, Pat didnt get out…

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    We may need that filter yet.

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    finally go fat burell good job finally broke the streak of wat was it 10 consecutive strike outs anybody knows? any body?

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Howard is so easy to get out, first pitch offspeed, high fast, low offspeed.

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    who cares he got a hit off your stupid ace

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    howard has been putting some good at-bats together tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Anything that doesnt start over the plate is OK to pitch to Howard.

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    santana is laying on 25 million a year and wat u laying buddy? dont call our ace stupid wen hes clearly the best, stats dont lie!

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    santana must be scared of howard hr and 2 bb

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    look whos batting that lil rat victorino i cant stand that dude

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    No GIDP Vic. When was the last time he did that before last at bat? Anyone know?

     
  • Posts: 0 17 games to go and 7 game lead and shit its gone

    i cant stand reyes and his -100 iq and his antics when he does something.

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    Whole team has been putting good at bats against Santana all night.

    And anybody ever notice, on both sides of the coin, the trash talkers sound the dumbest?

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Our divison lead doesnt lie, last nights game doesnt lie, the scoreboard doesnt lie. Sabathia is better. Shut the fuck up or go on a Mets board.

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    TJ, were you referring to me? I’m a Phils fan.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    That was an awesome stat right there, 1 GIDP as a Phillie ( 2 years ) for Werth.

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    sabathia better? dude wake up!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 ball 4

    i hate this trash talking

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Im awake and Sabathia is still better.

    SJ Mike – no haha this other dude.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    actually Cliff Lee is the best pitcher in the league right now

     
  • Posts: 0 ball 4

    ok lets put it this way when cc went to the brewers they arent making the playoffs now hes there and he is like 8-0 and they are going to print the tickets now

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    TJ – Ok, cool.

    I haven’t seen enough of Sabathia outside of highlights on Baseball Tonight. Santana is very good though. He just hasn’t been supported well enough by the Mets.

     
  • Posts: 0 ball 4

    lee is the al cy young winner hands down and i think webb is in the nl

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    really compare the stats since 20o3 and on

     
  • Posts: 0 ball 4

    santana has to pitch with worst bull pen in the division and if he was with the phillies he would have 15-18 wins

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    I think your right ball 4, but the offenses really let down Hamels and Santana or you could mention their names in Cy talks

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    really compare the stats since 20o3 and on – Look at stats put up by Sabathia in a stronger NL Central.

    I have seen alot of starts by Sabathia and he is way more dominant than I think. Lee has been insane this year as well. I like to catch these great pitchers when I can on extra innings.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Eyre has been a really solid pick-up so far

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    show me. 1 year doesnt mean nothing dude gotta keep that up for 3 or 4 years sabathia is not betta then santana ….santana would have a better record if the bullpen couldve kept the lead.

     
 
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