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Gameday: Nationals (13-35) At Phillies (27-20)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Sun, May 31, 2009 12:00 PM | Comments: 140
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natslogoWashington Nationals (13-35) at Philadelphia Phillies (27-20)
John Lannan (2-4, 4.11 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (3-5, 7.42 ERA)
Time: 1:35 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Mostly sunny, 76
TV: MyPhl 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Thanks to Ryan Howard’s mammoth home runs, the Phillies will win a home series. The big man led the way in a 9-6 win over the Nationals. The Phillies are now 9-2 against the Nationals this season.

Jamie Moyer still seeks win No. 250, and he’ll try to do it against a team he faced early this season and had some success against. He beat Washington April 13, going six innings and giving up four runs. If he repeats that outing and the offense can do what it’s done the last two nights, Moyer should get that elusive victory.

And the offense has seen John Lannan plenty of times; in two outings this season, the Phillies have hit him (10. 2 IP, 15 H), but they weren’t getting them all home (6 ER). Maybe Chase Utley can help that out — he’s 3-for-5 with two homers against Lannan this season.

The bullpen has done a great job lately, holding the last two very tense contests against Washington. Part of that is not letting the longball beat them — they have only allowed one home run in the last 52.2 innings (Alex Rodriguez).

The Phillies are 16-11 for May as we reach its final day.

Your gameday beer: Jamie Moyer, born in 1809, used to tend to sheep and dogs on his parents’ prairie house in eastern West Virginia. In his honor, drink a beer that signifies his birth year: 1809, from Brauerei Weihenstephan. This German “Berlin Style” Weissbeer is half pilsner and half wheat. It’s the perfect light and refreshing summer beer. Have a burger and an 1809.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Miles

    It’s seriously about time we win one of Jamie’s starts. Good lord. I can’t even remember the last time we did. The offense HAS to step up today. Last time out Jamie kept us in the game and the offense went flat against the fish.

    Also, a special thanks to Jerry Manuel for benching Wright, Sheffield, and Castillo yesterday with Reyes and Delgado already out of the lineup. People don’t honestly still think he’s a good manager do they?

     
  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    Hmm..m, Jerry Manuel must be doing something right for his team to be 27-21 what with all the issues and injuries that occurred with the club. I don’t think he is carrying a magic wand to plug all those holes with with a makeshift lineup. I think their success has more to do with pitching..both the rotation and that bullpen.

    The Phillies must duplicate the series sweep by the Mets over the Nats earlier in the week.

    Let’s go Jamie Moyer and the Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 mikemike

    I think the mets have solved there bullpen problems. which makes them a lot stronger, there top of the rotation guy Santana is better thans ours and showing it, after them, they have better starters than us , but that is because we have nothing relieable to send out there.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffR

    Would have liked to see Mayberry get a start unless he’s on his way back down to Lehigh.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    But the Mets are missing heart, which makes a bigger difference over the course of the season. You can have a bunch of prima donna all-stars, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to win. Take a look at the Yankees over the past decade.

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    woo, close call by the umps there. glad it went the right way.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    What, you mean that’s not an out? Tag him with an empty glove, then pick up the ball?

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    mikemike, its only May 31st. There is still a little more than 4 months to ago. We can’t make presumptions already but I do agree that the Mets are better than last year and the Mets currently have a 1-0 lead on the Marlins after 3 innings. CHASE UTLEY DELIVERS!! after rollins grounds, vic walks and utley hits his 8th double of the year to bring in vic. Utley’s 33rd rbi. Utley now 4 for 6 with 2 homers vs Lannan this year. As good as Adam Dunn is at hitting homers the more woeful he is at playing defense. Next year he should play in the AL as DH so he can only focus on his hitting. Full count on Howard and he is called out on strikes. Ibanez up now. He’s struggling lately. His BA has now dropped to .333 and he is now second in NL in hrs and rbi. Lannan gets ahead 0-2. Ibanez’s struggles continues as he strikes out swinging. So after Utley doubles in Vic Howard and Raul both strike out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R. (formerly just Ed)

    The Mets are not only missing heart, but they are selfish. Their biggest issue though is injuries. 4 of their starting 9 have spent time or are on the DL. Their rotation is not better than the Phillies but they are currently pitching better than ours. Our bullpens are pretty even, and I think would be in our favor if Lidge got his stuff under control and got back to even close to what he was last year. They have Putz, Feliciano and Parnell, we have Madson, Condrey and Eyre…with Romero on his way back. I think at the end of the day, all things being equal, the Phils are clearly better.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    How about Jayson Werth having a day today? The lefty is out there for him. It looks like Raul is starting to have a little trouble seeing the ball so we need Jayson to step it up and knock a few out of the park.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Really the whole Mets vs. Phillies argument is so hard to even discuss at this point because both teams look great the Nats and look to be about .500 against everyone else. Aside from us each taking 2 out of 3 from the beasts of the AL East I don’t think either team has been very impressive.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    great against* the Nats, sorry

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WOO HOO!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Nice to see the bottom of the order bringing the bats!

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Unbelievable Costey! Are you kidding me?! I was just about to comment how I feel bad for the guy because he was starting to hit and then Ruiz got hot so he hasn’t been playing, but it obviously hasn’t bothered him. Turning the lineup over, too! YES!

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. AKA Phillies Phan SC #54

    I don’t want to hear anyone now say Coste should be traded or released for 30 days LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffR

    Prototype Werth at bat. Take 2 strikes and then swing and miss at a ball. Why can’t anyone tell him to swing before he takes 2 strikes.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Jeff I find it funny that fans like us watch game after game and continue to say that and no adjustment has been made. It is most definitely his biggest problem. Most of those pitches that he is taking are fastballs too which is an even bigger problem. So frustrating.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Wow Jamie looked like an 80 year old right there.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R. (formerly just Ed)

    Is it just me or does Moyer look sickly? He looks really really skinny to me. I know he has never ever been a big guy but something just seems a bit off. Maybe its just me.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK Jamie: I want to see that 250th win, so let’s leave the fielding to Howard!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    @Ed: agreed. They seem to be out for themselves…at least some of them.

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. AKA Phillies Phan SC #54

    He looks fine to me.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Ed I think it might have something to do with his haircut he got….he looks a lot different.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    He’s given up one hit and no walks in 3 innings. If that’s the work of a sickly 80 year old man, then we could use a few more of them.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R. (formerly just Ed)

    Might be it Miles.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    I totally agree Tracey, i was just referring to him tripping over himself at first. Wasn’t exactly graceful…haha.

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. AKA Phillies Phan SC #54

    Yes, it is the haircut, I noticed that. We are used to him having a lot of “side-hair”.

    @ Tracey – agreed. This is a great outing and I hope we can see at least 3 more innings from him with the same results.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Rats. Well, one run in 4 innings isn’t so bad…

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Ahhhhh brutal pitch

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Cmon you gotta give him that curveball….

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oof… settle down, Jamie…

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. AKA Phillies Phan SC #54

    Oh well, only one…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (looking at Jamie’s hair during this long at-bat…) Yeah, that’s a bit short, and it is making him look old, but it will probably be a good thing in the hot, humid Philly summer.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I think the haircut makes him look younger… he’s definitely feeling younger today with a good performance so far.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL triples!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    BEAUTIFUL!!!
    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL!

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. AKA Phillies Phan SC #54

    Rauuuuuul

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Cmon Werth you gotta get Raul in!

     
  • Posts: 0 phils phan

    Does any1 remember the stump the phan question…. Was it the 3 phillies pitchers to throw a 9 hit shutout in the last 30 years or for the whole history of the team?

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. AKA Phillies Phan SC #54

    Nice comeback by Werth

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    God bless you John Lannan….I was so close to cursing Werth’s name for blowing it again but that walk bailed him out

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Werth needs a fly ball right here.

    On a separate note, John Maine just left the game due to injury for the Metsies.

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. AKA Phillies Phan SC #54

    Unfortunately, I am on Extra Innings and on the DC feed. I have the XM on with Larry and Acott, but they don’t ask it there….

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    HEYO Nationals defense!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Woo hoo!

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. AKA Phillies Phan SC #54

    I meant Scott^

    Nice defense

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Hernandez comes up huge again for the Nats.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Yeah I don’t think the Maine injury will hurt the Mets today at least. The offense for the fish is nowhere to be found. They will most likely shut it down with Putz and KRod.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Yeah, the Mets offense has done nothing all day as well. They got a walk, sac bunt and a double inside the bag to score their one run. The Marlins hit a double off the top of the wall and another double a few innings later and had 1st and 3rd one out and hit into a line drive double play. I’m watching both games.

     
 
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