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Gamenight: Nationals (4-15) At Phillies (11-8)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Wed, April 29, 2009 06:00 PM | Comments: 195
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nationalslogoWashington Nationals (4-15) at Philadelphia Phillies (11-8)
Scott Olsen (0-3, 7.29 ERA) vs. Brett Myers (1-1, 4.91 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia.
Weather: Partly sunny, 57
TV: MyPhl 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies will try and make it two consecutive sweeps as they meet the Nationals tonight. Brett Myers faces off against Scott Olsen.

We know Olsen, who had a checkered past as Marlins pitcher-cum-antagonizer. He’s had trouble against the Phillies, as our boys have hit him at a .290 clip. The best? Ryan Howard (.458, 2 HR) and Jayson Werth (.462, 2 HR). Chase Utley (.167) and Shane Victorino (.125)? Not so much. Overall, Olsen is 4-5 with a 5.33 ERA against the Phils. Oh, and he seems to hate them, too.

Myers is coming off a better start against the Marlins. He surrendered a three-run blastoff to Dan Uggla but settled down in a Phils comeback win. Home runs continue to plague Myers, as eight longballs have left the park after leaving his right hand. Five Nationals have hit homers off Myers, including the always tough Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn. If he doesn’t give up longballs, chances are Myers will have a sparkling outing. The last time he faced Washington he was dominant, pitching a complete-game shutout against them Aug. 20, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park. A repeat of that would surely help the bullpen, who did get aid from fellow member Chad Durbin, who threw a fine 3.2 innings of relief yesterday.

Your gamenight beer: It’s a little colder tonight, so let’s get back to the darker stuff while there’s still time. Tonight’s offering is from Harpoon, and it’s Harpoon Munich Type Dark Beer. It’s your typical brown ale: Hoppy, malty, roasted. Toffee-like. Coffee-like. A nice beer to have on a cool night, and definitely fitting with some ribs.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    :’(

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    B-)

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    8) come on Ibanez!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    8 ) = 8) without the space

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    That one did not work either. Hey this game sucks, now we are teaching each other emotticons; not a good sign of the game!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Matt Stairs now with two on base!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    8) cool

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Stairs can be the man again right now

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    lol ur comment made me laugh for a couple of minutes

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Not today.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Crap, back to learning abut emoticons now

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    See what this does… D:

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    Key word was could and unfortunately is wasn’t hope they can pull out another miracle in the ninth.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Or perhaps :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    ah-ha :O

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    :) :( :P 8) :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I think that’s it :((

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    I had to google the codes – I only can build computers I know nothing about emoticons though. I am weird…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    oo nvm we got the ;) too

    go Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    at least we didn’t give up a homerun

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Go Philllies; I am trying to find a NICE hotel for my wife and I in October. I grew up in Bucks, and that Stadium Holiday Inn is kind of scary.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    I am going to be happy to see the Nats go

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Who’s the World Champions?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    y? we beat them the first two games.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Phillies of course

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Keith, yeah, but not without taking a roll of Tums

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    yea I was just thinking of when Charlie Manuel said that in October.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    okay so

    Coste-HBP
    Dobbs-1B
    Rollins-2B
    Vic-BB
    Utley–HR

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Coste is done.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Cairo sucks

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Double Poop

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Perhaps, just perhaps

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    oh well, we finish April 11-9

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    but Cairo does suck and needs to go cuz he’s useless. Can’t wait for Romero to return so Taschner can go.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    WHHHEEEEWWWWWW

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    J-roll hits!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    yea Rollins is starting to hit, that’s a great sign.

    give Rollins a 8)

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    question is can Victorino get on?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    :D Yes, but I still hate emoticons

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    he got a hit?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Oh well, off to bed. See you all Friday for the good games…

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Keith, should have been an E-6, but we’ll take the Hit… I’ll post tomorrow, but talk to you all Friday! This is fun now that we have our Support Group LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    this game proves that scoring first kinda blows if u never score again

     
  • Posts: 0 Chase Mutley

    Someone should probably remind Julian Tavarez that he’s a 90 year old journeyman on the worst team in baseball before he hot dogs at a batter in his next save.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    We pulled a Mets – score early and not often… Night all!

     
 
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