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Gamenight: Nationals (4-14) At Phillies (10-8)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Tue, April 28, 2009 05:16 PM | Comments: 216
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nationalslogoWashington Nationals (4-14) at Philadelphia Phillies (10-8)
John Lannan (0-2, 4.43 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (0-2, 9.69 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia.
Weather: Mostly sunny, 83
TV: The Comcast Network
Twitter: Phillies Nation

A Prince Fielder line drive struck Cole Hamels Thursday, taking him out of what was becoming a very effective start. Though he had given up a home run to Ryan Braun, Hamels had struck out almost every batter he had faced. The flesh wound seemed like a huge ordeal at first; now it’s child’s play considering what the Phils might go through with Brad Lidge. Needless to say, it’s still a scary world out there.

Hamels, still looking for his first win of the season and an ERA that isn’t showing a run per inning, will face the Nationals, a team he has defeated soundly in his past (5-3, 2.04 ERA). In fact, Hamels has practically mastered everyone in the Nats lineup, save Ryan Zimmerman, who is only hitting .270 against Hamels, but with two home runs. Adam Dunn, by the way, is 1-for-8 against Hollywood.

The Phillies offense, meanwhile, has a checkered past with Washington starter John Lannan. He’s the one who hit Chase Utley in the hand back in 2007. Of course, Utley is hitting .455 against the hand hunter. Jimmy Rollins is at .417. Ryan Howard is at .364. And each member of the Phrontrunner Bros. has a homer against Lannan. To be short, the lefties have and can hit him.

That bodes well coming off one of the most thrilling wins in recent Phillies history. For those who missed last night’s proceedings, Howard tied the game with an sixth-inning grand slam, then Raul Ibanez swatted an eighth-inning grand slam to hand the Phils the eventual 13-11 win. Ibanez’s homer pulled him into third place in the NL home run race. He’s seventh in the league in hits and third in runs, and yes, he leads the league in slugging percentage with a .685 clip, four hundredths above Albert Pujols.

Your gamenight beer: Last night we got a double shot of grand slam madness, so tonight we celebrate with a Dubbel. How about Bornem Dubbel? This Belgian brew has a cherry/raspberry taste – a little different for the composition of a Dubbel, but nobody ever said you had to follow rules. This sweet and bitter beer would go well with oysters and fries. Belgian style.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Jimmy

    Classic eaton

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    110 pitches in 6 innings for Eaton

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    all i can do is laugh at the thought process of the Orioles fans. I pray for them.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    NICE performanc eby Chad Durbin. 2.2 innings of solid work.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    Chase going for a three bomb night? you can do it

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Sam – at least it wasn’t Philly – he just sucks.

    Paul, Durbin hits better than Cairo (Durbin now at .500 w/ 2 AB)

    Many, I have to watch them too. Rob Dibble is a good man, but yes, their play by play guy will be sending Vic flowers and trying to buy him dinner.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    OOOPS – Manny, not Many

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    I was pulling for the Os or Blue jays (never though I would say this 1983 and 1993) in the AL East because of my disdain for the Yankees and Sox.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    I hope we face Eaton when we play the Orioles this year haha

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Chase Utley and HK are the men

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    oh well chase, you will hit three or even four before your career is over

     
  • Posts: 0 Jimmy

    What did that 4th pitch to Utley look like? Gameday has it about a foot above his head.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    I have to check the schedule whether it is in Philly or Baltimore, but if in Philly he will be BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOED

    By then he may be booed in Baltimore too though

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    The Boston/Cleveland game is a mirror image of ours last night, without the “grand salamis” though

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I don’t think that Eaton will stay in the Orioles rotation by then…

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    haha I say 8 earned runs and 11 hits for Eaton when he faces us haha

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    and in the 3rd inning haha, oh well.. something to watch on mlb.tv

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    we play the Orioles at home

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt M

    I don’t know. I have a wierd feeling that if they do face Eaton, he’d throw a complete game 3 hit shutout.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Manny, who else do they have though? I am serious though because I do not know their rotation. Shame, I was hoping Os or Jays would steal the AL East

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    or he’ll never get an out and everyone will enjoy booing him / cheering cuz he’s terrible

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    June 19-21 Baltimore v. Philadelphia @ Citizens Bank park. I will have to take a weekend trip for this one.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    I just can’t wait to face the yankees in their new ball park, but by that time I hope our pitchers get on track or there will be 30 total home runs that series haha

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I hope he hangs in there so that we get to boo him and OWN him at CBP… but the Orioles could be better off dropping him and bringing someone (anyone!) up from their minor league team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Durbin still pitching? Woah

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    it must suck to be a Nationals fan.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike

    Wait, what? Durbin is out pitching again? Not that I’m complaining, mind you.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    Maybe the Orioles will trade for Cody Ross and make him a pitcher and send Eaton out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    If Durbin can finish the game…that counts as a save…3 innings of relief or more for one guy holding a lead also counts as a save

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    I personally won’t talk about the Nats fans, we had some baaaaaaaad seasons and I remember it sucking to be a Phillies phan then… One day we may hate the Nats and the Mets both LOL

    Sam – or more

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    nice…3.2 inning for durbin.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Really good work by Chad!

     
  • Posts: 0 Evan

    Chad, that’s some nice relief.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    great job Durbin!

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    tremendous effort by Durbin

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    RAUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! WOW I LOVE THIS GUY

     
  • Posts: 0 Jenn

    RAAAUUULLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I hope we can get to the No.9 spot in the lineup to see if Cairo gets an AB!

    YESSSSS RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLL

    A MACHINE!

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    i guess the mets arent better than the phillies and i guess santanas bad. good luck without an ace …., wait he was horrible anyway hahahaha

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike

    RAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    IBANEZ!!!

    Utley: 7
    Ibanez: 7
    Howard: 4

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    raul sucks

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    Are they selling Raul Ibanez jerseys yet?

     
  • Posts: 0 christopher

    although the hamels injury obviously sucks, it doesn’t feel surprising at this point with how his starts have went. it’s been a great game otherwise, and i can even enjoy watching dunn hit monster shots (as long as they’re solo shots while we still have a 5 run cushion). otherwise durbin did a hell of a job in there and helped take a bad situation for the bullpen and minimize the stress.

    and then ibanez hits another homer! what a start for raaaaauuuuuuuulll.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    RIBBIE.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    phillie fans are gay

     
  • Posts: 0 nate

    franzke just said, “this guy is unbelievable!!!”

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Oh well, no Cairo… just send him down. Whatever.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    phillies are solid is annoying and shall be ignored

    but anyway, Cairo doesn’t even get used here. useless lol

    go Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    cairo is horrible

     
 
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