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Gamenight: Nationals (4-13) At Phillies (9-8)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Mon, April 27, 2009 05:31 PM | Comments: 161
Gameday 2009, Posts

Washington Nationals (4-13) at Philadelphia Phillies (9-8)
Shairon Martis (2-0, 4.11 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (0-2, 7.31 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia.
Weather: Sunny, 86
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Sweep. A nice word, really. The Phillies took their first one of those this weekend in Miami, breaking the Marlins with two comebacks and a wipeout. They got good (enough) pitching, got good (enough) hitting and … well they did field spectacularly. Now the Phillies return home and get a visit from the lowly Nationals, a team coming off its first road win of 2009 (a win yesterday over Oliver Perez and the Mets).

And the Nats will throw out there the Phils first repeat ball-thrower: Shairon Martis. He gave up just two runs in 6.1 innings, defeating the Phillies April 16 in Washington. Lou Marson and Raul Ibanez collected two hits off Martis in that game, while Chase Utley had the other. For a rookie he has been effective this season.

The Phils bring out Joe Blanton, who was the opposing pitcher in that April 16 game. He gave up three runs in six frames. Those three runs came from an Adam Dunn home run, a cannonball that practically destroyed some seats in Nationals Park. Blanton is 0-2 this season, coming off a six-inning, three-run start against Milwaukee.

Your gamenight beer: I’m on a boat. Are you? Get some Shipyard Export Ale from the Shipyard Brewing Co. This American pale is a decent try and light on the palate. It makes for a nice change of pace from your usual bitter APAs, especially on a hot night such as this. Stay away from the pork and have some roast beef.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Rollins/Victorino/Utley/Howard/Werth/Ibanez/Dobbs/Marson/Blanton

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Go Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 Shana

    I wonder what is in store for tonight. Mets make me nervous. They are eratic. Never know with them.

     
  • Posts: 0 KeithE

    Nice night for a ball game. GO PHILS!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    HD!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    HOLLA! Joe is back!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ha Sheffield just dropped a ball lol.

    great start Blanton!

     
  • Posts: 0 Doug

    yea joe is back walking batters. not good enough for billy bean not good enough for me. go home joe…

     
  • Posts: 0 Baseballfan

    he Manny,ha Sheffield just tied the game.ha

     
  • Posts: 0 Baseballfan

    or keith,not manny

     
  • Posts: 0 Doug

    Cant get the sorry pitcher out. you blow joe

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    what the hell is wrong with blanton? way to start the HR streak again

     
  • Posts: 0 Doug

    Blanton sucks. Always has. He makes Washington look like a World Series offense. He is aweful and Im tired of him already.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well Blanton sucks again today

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    How can you strike out the first 3 batters and then blow up just like that?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    The HR’s continue!!! At least we’re consistent.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike

    Feliz to 2nd and Rollins to 7th, please.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I can’t wait until Rollins starts hitting so everyone stops dissing him lol. Go Rollins! he’s my fav player lol.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    geezus…take fat joe out already. i could hit a gopher ball off of him tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    yank blanton now

     
  • Posts: 0 Doug

    THIS JUST IN. Zimmerman is bringing joe to the homerun derby as his pitcher. Joe sucks so bad,

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    another homerun? oh my Blanton needs to stop this.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    blanton to the minors now. I’d rather have Cody Ross pitching

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    Alright! Here comes Jack Taschner in to stop the bleeding! LOL!

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    i don’t feel comfortable with taschner out there either. if i remember correctly, last time he pitched against the nats, he gave up about 3-4 runs too.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    We can’t afford to have our leadoff guy hitting this poorly… move him down the lineup till he starts hitting something!

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Well, I’m watching Dancing with the Stars and checking on the game during commercials, it’s alot more entertaining than the game, I see.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA nice Matt, I’ll take Nick Swiser and Cody Ross haha

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    all right guys, start a rally, by the way an amazig catch by victorino

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Rollins got a hit, everyone cheer him on ;)

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Bases loaded for the big man! Finally J-roll got a hit

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    WOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW Yeah that’ what I’m talking about. Go Ryan

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    Yeah Boiii, Raul 2 hits

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    GRAND SLAM HOWARD, WOOOOO

    nice. great. amazing.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Damn, that felt good.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    WOOO! Big boy delivers.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    Wow! Clutch grand slam from Howard! Good stuff!

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Oh see, just when I don’t watch, something like that happens. Was it a big one?

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    I wish Marson can start hitting, but I know its still early, btw, How’s donald doin in tripple a

     
  • Posts: 0 mikemike

    I have said it for a year blanton isn’t a good starter, he was 10-0 last year with only 5 quality starts, out of 17 games, he is very hittable, hopefully he is not resign next year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I don’t know, Blanton did well last year. He also had that solid homerun in the World Series.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    His job isn’t to hit HRs, but to pitch and give us a good chance to win a game.

     
  • Posts: 0 mikemike

    Keith he was 10-0 with very few quality starts, look up his number he got unbelievable run support. He is better than eaton but that not so much, he wont be back next season.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike W

    Donald is struggling in AAA.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    Bring Mayberry Up, He just hit hs 5th homerun tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Happy Birthday Pedro!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith B

    A guy that is not struggling Jason Knapp(18 year old at Lakewood) putting together at great start this year, 1.85 ERA, 37K 6 BB 12Hits in only 24.1IP, and he pitched great again tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    wow, that nats’ defense is so poor

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith B

    gotta love this Nats defense

     
 
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