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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 phillies are solid

    lets grade the mets and the phillies. outfield Mets win.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    Keith- I love his name yet he still thinks the phillies suck.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    All these shifts keep us from getting even more hits… looks like scouts have been all over our whole team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Ibanez muscled that one in on his hands – that was a bomb.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    Yeah David Murphy is so much better than Ibanez, GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK. Who’s your right fielder again?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jenn

    Why is there no ignore button on here? Or better yet…an IQ pre-requisite.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    3rd base mets win shortstop mets win second base mets win first base mets win and catcher mets win and buullpenm and starting rotation mets win. hhaahahahah phillies suck

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    who is coming in?

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    Daniel Murphy My mistake, doesn’t matter he sucks anyways

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Clay Condrey.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    i guess beltran is bad and murphy and church

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    u suck at life

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    thanks Geoff

    hmm, come on Condrey

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    anyone gonna talk

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    murphy base hit so good coment though

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    Condrey’s got 3 wins this season already, good solid start to the season.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    the phillies suck an dblow leads and then he gets a win congrats

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Feliz has been on fire.. We always mention Utley and Ibanez..but Feliz has been amazing, too.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    u should be so proud

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    i guess beltrans not on fire but your right

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    could the Phillies get Jenkins back? I mean, nobody has signed him yet.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Condrey can pitch anywhere, anytime. Good to have him on board.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    this was a quick game 2 hours and 22 minutes. NICE WINNNN!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    if u haven t relized your vs. the nationals the worst team in mlb

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    WE WIN! Nice game (except for Cole’s injury)… but really well played! Excellent pitching all around. PHINALLY

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    shock phillie fans r gay

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    5-game winning streak, nice nice

    11-8

     
  • Posts: 0 Jenn

    Good game, hope Cole’s ok. Nice chattin with you all.
    Minus the child who should be in bed.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    yea that’s the first time we only gave up one run, of course it was a homerun though lol.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Yeah that guy has actually improved a LOT. Condrey I mean. First place again!

     
  • Posts: 0 christopher

    hell of a game. two straight series wins… let’s keep them coming.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    i guess im not 25

     
  • Posts: 0 Jimmy

    hey phillies are solid, aren’t the mets below .500 AND currently losing?

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    actually get ur facts right they r winning 4-3
    but good one

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    wait aren’t the Mets winning 4-3 now?

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    yea

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    they were always winning

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Actually, get your reading capability, play some “Hooked on Phonics” and realize I don’t care the mets are winning, and said nothing about that in my post. You just continue to prove how uneducated, incompetent and jealous you are of our team. We still have a better record than you. We still are in a higher division standing. We still are the World Series Champions. And the Mets still can’t seem to make the playoffs.

    Yeah, life must suck to be a Phillie fan.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillies are solid

    Mets aren’t winning anymore

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Here come the disgruntled Mets fans

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Sean Green blows the lead, 4-4 top 7

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    The mets are really good, until the last month of the season. Hey you phillies are solid, you should come down to citizen’s bank park and take a look at the world series trophy. Too bad the mets won’t see that for a while

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Sweet bullpen dude!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    And a great throw by the catcher to not catch the runner stealing third!!!!!!!
    WOW YOUR TEAM IS FANTASTIC!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Nope, Fish tied it 4-4 7th Innning @ (sh)ity Field

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Marlins 7, Mets 4

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam D.

    haha I guess you can blame your shea stadium for making your team not make the playoffs too. Mets Fans always have excuses

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Marlins winning, Cantu home run.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    THAT BALLL IS OUTTTAAAAA HERREEE JORGE CANTU
    7-4 Marlins

    did we just win or was it just me?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hehe I have Cantu on my fantasy team, wooo!!!

     
 
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