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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 TJ

    Yea, only two hits since hes been here. No runs in 5.2 plus tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 ball 4

    cc and santana are not good in the post season

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    i love having 2 quality left arms in the bullpen. Its so much more comforting than last year when it was a patchwork of Alfonseca, Mesa, Geary. I hated seeing those guys against lefties.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Boy, what a beautiful thing to have two effective lefties in the pen. Scott Eyre is fantastic so far.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Sabathia was AL CY young last year, who did he beat out for that? Sabathia is putting up better numbers in the NL right now and has about 50 more strikeouts this year and a slightly higher ERA that you have to take into account he was in the AL for the first half.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Durbin in the 8th?

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    “cc and santana are not good in the post season”

    Irrelavent, But they’ll get you there.

     
  • Posts: 0 philsphan

    The Scott Eyre trade is looking very good so far.

     
  • Posts: 0 ball 4

    seanez i think because durbin, madson and jc are not aviable i dotn think

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Saenez then Lidge.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    J-Roll on base again, think he steals.. again? how likely would that be with 2 outs?

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    apparently very

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Nice job J-Roll.

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    TJ, guess your question was just answered

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    I’d say Burrell is due here for a good one.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    And now Pat the Bat has to get a hit here. HAS to. Or he’ll be in the doghouse with the fans.

    Pat Burrell – worst plate appearence song? Say – John Mayer. How does that motivate you at all to get a hit, its so laid back.

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    burell burell burell u leave your fans down again lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    BIG half inning coming up

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    “1 world series in 100 years” – Do you have anything baseball related to say or are you gonna gonna rag on the players of the winning team?

    Now this Taguchi sub in for Burrell makes sense.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    I have a bad feeling about Wright, right now.

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    I honestly never understood the “defensive replacement” for Burrell. The upgrades aren’t that much in my opinion and too many times has his spot come around in later innings where we could’ve used him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    HUGE strikeout

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    Burrell’s entrance music is John Mayer? Get-outta-here!

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    In the words of Han Solo, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    Hey David, wave good bye to your MVP.

     
  • Posts: 0 That Guy

    Holy Shit. Taguchi and Seanez entering the game at the same time. What a nightmare…….TJ: THEY PLAY THE JOHN MAYER SONG WHEN THE OPPOSING TEAM HAS A VISIT FROM THE PITCHING COACH. Burrell has the hilarious “dirty laundry” by Don Henley

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    Maybe we bat Vic third tomorrow? Or J-Hole 3 and Vic lead off.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    danny – Swear to you. iTunes it or something, Say by John Mayer. He may mix it up with some Jack Johnson every now and then. lol Im kidding but when I was at the game my girlfriend knew the words.

    FUCK

     
  • Posts: 0 1 world series in 100 years

    my main man delcrapo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    Thought so…..Delgado’s numbers were too good off of Seanez.

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    TJ starting vicious rumors about our beloved Burrell..

     
  • Posts: 0 Joshua

    what was Charlie thinking?? you NEED to bring Lidge in for this spot. Dumb move on his part.

     
  • Posts: 0 andy

    who cares it was 7-0 last night

     
  • Posts: 0 danny

    Too bad our closer can never go more than 3 outs.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    That guy – you’re probably right, the only time I notice it is when Burrell is up though.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    there are more than a few mets on human growth hormone. delgado being one of them.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    if still tied do we see Carpenter in the 9th?

     
  • Posts: 0 Joshua

    NOW he’s bringing Lidge in with teh tie???? what the heck is wrong with him? the phillies would not be in this spot if he brought him in for delgado

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    About a batter too late Chalie.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    no, do not bring lidge in now. horrible move right here.

     
  • Posts: 0 Joshua

    Mike T. where do you get your accusations that delgado and among others (as you in imply) are on HGH?

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    bad move, Chollie, bad move.

     
  • Posts: 0 gary

    hell yea delgado thats how you do it baby!!!! mets coming back to first baby!!!!!!!!!!

    LETS GO PHILS!

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Bad move not pulling Seanez after the first two outs. You can’t gamble that there.

     
  • Posts: 0 That Guy

    Trust me. Burrell’s music hasn’t changed in years. They either play “Say” or “Three’s Company” theme music every time the visitors pitching coach walks out to the mound.

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    I was thinking Lidge should’ve come in when Delgado came up. Oh well. Just gotta get them back now with Howard, Victorino, and Werth in the bottom.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    gary: You seem torn. Seek help.

     
  • Posts: 0 gary

    lets go philadelphia mets!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 andy

    Burell used to come out to holy diver in fact that was as early as last year

     
  • Posts: 0 Joshua

    easiest stolen base ever.

     
 
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