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Gamenight: Marlins (20-25) At Phillies (24-18)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Mon, May 25, 2009 05:45 PM | Comments: 237
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marlinslogoFlorida Marlins (20-25) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-18)
Chris Volstad (3-3, 3.64 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (3-4, 7.62 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Partly cloudy, 77
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies are coming off an 8-2 road trip, and will set shop in the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park, where they’re merely a 8-12 team. Luckily they’ll play the Marlins, a team they’ve swept already this season.

Jamie Moyer, having a poor season by anyone’s standards, gets to face a team he’s dominated in the past. This season he’s already defeated them — his best start, a six-inning, one-run performance on April 26, came before his worst stretch, which he made up for slightly with an OK outing Wednesday night against Cincinnati. Career Moyer is 12-1 with a 2.84 ERA against the Marlins, an ever-young collection of free swingers.

Chris Volstad pitches for Florida. He had a good start last time against the Phillies — a seven-inning, three-run outing that drove him to a season-high 105 pitches. He has pitched at least six innings in his last six starts, though his last two have been among his worst this year (both four runs allowed).

After an 11-inning affair against the Yankees, it’s possible Clay Condrey and Brad Lidge might be unavailable. Ryan Madson didn’t throw too much Sunday, so he could be good to go. Chad Durbin, too. Bottom line: This could very well be a Chan Ho Park night if Moyer doesn’t throw too well.

Driving the empty wheelbarrow is Jayson Werth, hitless in his last nine at bats, which were, ironically, against primarily left-handed pitching.

Your gamenight beer: Cue the foghorn. Coming in from sea is this beauty from Anchor — Old Foghorn ale. An American barleywine, it’s intensely strong and laced with bitter and fruity tastes. It’s a fantastic session beer, and on this the day we fete and honor our troops, it’s a nice way to tip the cap: Celebrate on this glorious Memorial Day evening with a strong brew that recalls the old sea (My family has Naval influence). Happy Memorial Day.

Go Phillies!

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

    Looking forward to a good game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Just saw on ESPN…Charlie Manuel has stated that Brad Lidge is still the team’s closer. I hope Lidge uses that and realizes his team still has confidence in him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    Me too.

    I thought I pass again this explanation from Moyer on his past struggles:

    Moyer revealed what may be the root of his recent struggles on the mound. Moyer says that he left spring training feeling good, but has not been comfortable with his arm slot. Moyer believes he may have corrected the problem when he held the Cincinnati Reds to three runs over six innings Wednesday night.

    That should give fans hope that Moyer is on track and what better team than the Florida Marlins tonight for which he has continued success against.

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Phillies Lineup on Memorial Day Today:

    Rollins SS
    Utley 2b
    Ibanez LF
    Howard 1b
    Werth RF
    Victorino CF
    Feliz 3b
    Ruiz C
    Moyer LHP, going for win # 250

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Phillies entered today with a 1.5 game lead on Mets and Braves, 5.5 on Marlins and 11.5 on Nationals. Around the NL East Today:

    Braves 2 at Giants 5 Bottom 6th

    Marlins at Phillies 7:05pm

    Nationals at Mets 7:10pm
    Lannan vs Maine

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Marlins Lineup Today:

    Coghlan LF
    Hermida RF
    H, Ramirez SS
    Cantu 1b
    Helms 3b
    Uggla 2b
    C, Ross CF
    Paulino C
    Volstad RHP

    Two former Phillies in Lineup with Wes Helms and Ronny Paulino. Wes Helms hitting .212 with 0hrs and 6rbi. Ronny Paulino hitting .232 with 1hr and 5rbi. John Baker, Ross Gload and Emilio Bonafacio sitting for Marlins today.

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Have a feeling a great game on hand for Phillies offense and Moyer. Offense went a little quiet durin last 2 games in Bronx. Moyer looked better last start and he says his arm slot is better than before. Look for Howard, Vic and Utley to have nice games against the righty. Good weather today with a sell-out crowd. Kane Kalas son of Harry Kalas will do Memorial Day Traditon today. Homeruns on tap for Phillies I have a feeling. Currently 81 degrees Farenheit, Partly Cloudy and Wind 5mph SE. Really think about it.

    Right-Hander on Mound for Opposition + Good Weather + Sell Out Crowd + CBP + Home Crowd + Come back after 8-2 on 10 game road trip including take 2 out of 3 in Bronx + Offense a little quiet past two games + Howard and Werth due for some damage = Generally a blowout win

    But again you never know. It’s baseball

    Go Phillies

    Be back around 7pm

    Update: Braves 2 at Giants 5 Bottom 7
    David Price making first major league start in Cleveland. In first inning
    for him: allows a walk, then a double, then strikes out the next 3
    without allowing a run. Price so far: 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 3K.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey Green

    I am all for showing Lidge we have confidence in him, but I don’t want to give up on the rest of the team by doing it. We went through this type of closer in 93 with Wild Thing. I guess I better get out a white towel and have it at the ready tonight. Let’s go Phils and I hope Jamie finally gets 250!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    True but in 93 we went to the world series. I would be happy with that. Would prefer back to back titles but getting to the world series in consecutive years hasn’t happened since the Yankees of the 90′s.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    let’s go Phillies! :)

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

    I am supporting Lidge tonight. I do hope they blow this thing wide open though first LOL. Seriously, this should be a W tonight. If not for Brad, for Jamie and #250

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

    Speaking of the Word Series, Jow Maddon is now there until 2012

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

    Joe Maddon rather

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

    As they said in Makor League, “Strike this M************r out”

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Rollins’ arm is amazing, we must keep him after next year.

     
  • Posts: 0 matt

    helms was safe but works for me

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

    Keith, we HAVE to keep the core Feliz-Rollins-Utley-Howard. make THEM the longest running infield like Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey of the 72-81 Dodgers

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

    Matt – hard to tell but we’ll take it. No one argued – that’s how close it was!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Where the hell was the 1B coach on that? How can he let JRoll take off for second when the catcher is standing over the ball?

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

    I NEVER thought I would say this, but after hearing two weeks of away announcers it is soooo nice to hear T-Mac and Wheels. Never thought I’d say that.

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

    Ed, no clue what the devil he was thinking.

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

    Rauuuuuuul

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    HOWARD!!!!!!!!!!

    2-0 Phillies :D

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

    Yup, keep the core

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Braves lost at the Giants 8-2 today so right now there 2 games back of us. If we win today there 2.5 back, if we lose there 1.5 back

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    M.P…how do you see/hear the games? MLB tv?

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    I told you Howard was due for some damage!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Good call Travis. That stuff almost landed in another zip code.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice double Feliz

     
  • Posts: 0 bassmanlee

    Tuned in just in time to see Howard’s blast. Nice that it came just after TM’s recap of his road trip, as we are thinking, “OK, is he going to carry that back to the Park…” Sweet. BTW, what’s up with the red Marlins hats. Does everybody have to wear red now that the Phils won the Series?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    every team is wearing red hats for Memorial Day

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Does Moyer really need a jacket?

    Next their going to bring out motorized cart for Moyer to go around the bases on.

     
  • Posts: 0 bassmanlee

    Ah, thanks. I guess we get a free pass on that one. Come to think of it we had blue hats on the Fourth last year, no? I thought maybe red is the “new black”. It seems every year another team goes to red – Texas Rangers, Arizona, others?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    lol he’s not the first to wear a jacket, but a motorized cart would be funny.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    All pitchers wear jackets when the are on the bases. It helps to keep their arms warm.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Moyer will get hit next time through this lineup. Meanwhile, it was nice to enjoy Ryans Homerun off the bricks.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    yeah thats right

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Keith, Ed, i know why they were jackets lol. But its 80 Degrees, haha

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ut oh Moyer

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    I hate it when a player makes Geoff look smart.

     
  • Posts: 0 therookie300

    What crap on that non-strike call……….

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Quite the bullshit home run there.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Geoff has a huge woody right now

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Oh no, I just came in, I jinxed poor Jamie, maybe I’d better go back out.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Granted Jamie can’t walk two straight batters, but that was an out, damnit.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Yes it was…that was also a meatball that he served up to Wes friggin Helms.

     
  • Posts: 0 Evan

    I wanna know where little guy gets his info on the size of Geoff’s woody. I’m sure its there after moyer gave up that shot, but I don’t know about “huge”.

    Man its rough that he didn’t get that call. I think the 2-0 strike probably was a ball but you can’t just make non calls to make up for it.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Haha Good call Evan…

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    And the former Phillie strikes!! Wes Helms with his first homer of the year and that too against the Phillies in CBP. Attention: Somethin happened to Moyer after the 3rd. He lost his control. Walks on Ramirez on 4, walks cantu on 5, full count to helms who then hits a 3run bomb. A line out then a K. Here comes another former pHillies Ronny pauLino. Fly out.

     
  • Posts: 0 nate

    mitch was pretty livid on mlb when they showed it.

     
 
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