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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 Tracey

    @Rookie: Stairs is pinching for Coste, so it looks like that’s what they’re planning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oops… nope, I’ve lost track. Ruiz is running for Coste; Stairs is PH for Madson.

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

    Yuk. good pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, JROLL: Let’s not waste those two men on base…

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Cmon Matt…that bounced like 5 feet in front of the plate. We should really be better at tacking runs on then we have been. You gotta put teams like the Nats away when you can because they will give up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    *SIGH*

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

    Ok, Brad, make it three in a row!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Do it for Jamie, BRAD!

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    0-5 for Jimmy….and he continues to slowly descend back towards the Mendoza line.

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

    If Lidge loses this one Jamie will personally kick Lidge’s rear end today behind the flagpole.

     
  • Posts: 0 therookie300

    Lets go Lidge!!!

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

    Ok, this strike zone tightened

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

    I take that back

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

    That got his attention

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

    Rauuul

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I bet 30% of the fans at the game don’t even know that Jamie is about to get his 250th career win…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, so far less tension than usual for Lidge this year, but still more tension than I’d like from our perfect closer…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    YES!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    WHAT AN OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!! NICE CHASEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS JAMIE MOYER!

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

    Congrats Jamie for #250….

    Good job Brad Lidge

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Finally #250 is in the books! I was very tired of hearing about it but I’m also very happy for Jamie that he finally reached his milestone. Jamie Moyer for the Ashburn Award!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    YAY JAMIE!!!
    OLD GUYS RULE!!!

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

    ANd excellent for Chase and Howard – WOW

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    It’s always hard to achieve those benchmarks, and once they’re passed it gets much easier.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    They’re playing Harry’s “High Hopes” on Phan-o-Vision

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

    I don’t want to hear a word for 30 days that Jamie or Costey need to go. We need to see how Bastardo does, then decide about what or whom we need. Good job Phillies.

     
  • Posts: 0 therookie300

    Lidge and Ruiz get it done. That’s the combo that works.

     
  • Posts: 0 R.Mac

    CHASE UTELY YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    I think that scruffy look is part of what makes him look old. The gray stubble makes him look like an alcoholic bum on a street corner.

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

    Tracey, #250 says he can keep it though and look like a bum if he can get 251-260 this season LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oh, if he keeps pitching like today, he can look any way he wants!

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

    You know what I hear from LA and Scott – One more win ties Jamie Moyer with Bob Gibson. Puts it in perspective.

     
  • Posts: 0 mikemike

    He is 46 years old when did Gibson get his. are you kidding. How many games did gibson pitch compared to moyer. I don’t understand people how could you ever compare moyer to gibson.

     
  • Posts: 0 mikemike

    Gibson has 55 less starts, and 16 less losses.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Big Dipper

    So is it Moyer’s fault that Gibson could not pitch into his 40s like he can?

    Moyer has done something very special especially in this era of baseball, pitching into your 40s and continuing to be successful so don’t try to tear down his 250 wins.

    The Big Dipper

     
  • Posts: 0 mikemike

    I can’t even answer that its too weird a statement, You can’t compare the era. there were no water down talent when gibson pitched, Right now there are so many teams who don’t have a number one. if you watch the game today sarge touch on it .There are how many more teams now then when gibson pitch. They have expansion and water down the talent.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    And tons of steroids, more Homers more RBI’s. Keep trying mikemike. The man has an OUTSTANDING outing, and you still hate him. Got find the Muts website or be a phan.

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

    Gibson – Retired at 39 /// record 251-174 /// 2.91 ERA /// SO 3117

    Moyer – Age 46 /// record 250-190 /// 4.73 ERA /// 2274 SO

    No doubt Gibson was a strikeout and much more rounded pitcher; so yes, we cannot capmare apples and oranges. But remember in Gibson’s day ball parks were much larger and all of the things Brian said are true today. Expansion had not much to do with it.

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka Philles Phan SC #54

    Should have read cOmpare sory…

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

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