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Gamenight: Marlins (21-26) At Phillies (25-19)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Wed, May 27, 2009 05:44 PM | Comments: 189
Gameday 2009, Posts

marlinslogoFlorida Marlins (21-26) at Philadelphia Phillies (25-19)
Burke Badenhop (2-2, 5.75 ERA) vs. Brett Myers (4-2, 4.34 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Partly cloudy, 73
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Brett Myers can deliver a series win against the Marlins, as the Phils and Fish tangle for the sixth time in 2009. Florida will counter with Burke Badenhop, making his first start of 2009.The sinkerballer pitched 2.1 scoreless innings against the Phillies earlier in the season, but for his career has given up a Ryan Howard home run. Because Badenhop isn’t ready to make a full start, Hayden Penn will be ready for long relief. It’s the kind of night when the Phils should be wise to take some pitches.

Myers allowed three runs in six innings against the Marlins earlier in the season. He walked six in that game; since, Myers has been much more effective, capping with a strong start Friday night against the Yankees.

In the last rotation turn, the Phils’ rotation ERA dropped from 6.31 to 5.86. Myers is 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA in his last three starts.

Your gamenight beer: Creemore Springs Premium Lager is one of the better lagers you’ll ever taste. Loaded with malt flavor, it’s crisp and golden, easy to drink and intelligently refreshing. This American-style lager is, in fact, Canadian: further proof those up north make some damn good beer. Pair this lager with some honey-glazed chicken, rice and broccoli.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Rookies always own the Phillies. It’s like when the Eagles play a crappy team. You expect it to be a blow out but it’s always a fight to the death.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    ^ clown.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I hope Brett is fine.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hmm, it’d be nice to win a home series that isn’t against the Nationals

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    Yeah I’m not so sure that was Brett sucking right there as it was Brett was hurt. On that note, the Phils needs some runs BIG TIME!

     
  • Posts: 0 MIKE

    Brett Myers is horrible. Yes he has a game that makes you say Wow. Pat did that as well. Myers cant be a bad Marlins team. You butt munch. They cant win at home. Im done with this team. Waste of millionaires. GO HOME MYERS AND BEAT YOURSELF YOU PIG.

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    You’re right NJ. Just need to win 6 of every 10 to get to 96 wins.

    At times Myers is so focused and others he’s like a mental midget. Rollins called him out the other day and said on Myers…..

    “He was excellent,” Rollins said of Myers. “He’s been great his last two outings. Tonight even better than his last. Hopefully, this is the Brett we’re going to get the rest of the time. He has that type of stuff once he starts believing in it again. He’s definitely done that the last two times. His preparation going out there prior to the game — he’s focused. There’s no bouncing around, no playing air guitar. He’s trying to get the job done and tonight we got to see the effects of what happens when you do things the right way.”

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    I feel you Ed on the Eagles comparison.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Big Dipper

    This rookie is a sinker baller.

    Phillies always suck against sinkerball pitchers.

    Therefore the Phillies had a tough time with this rookie pitcher.

    They teach that in grade school folks.

    The Big Dipper

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Ok peeps, time to beat up their bullpen!

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    Bats have to come out and play at home. They have been a joke. I was down there Monday and it was such a letdown. Letting up big home runs and not scoring runs. Frustrating. Hey, at least our “dog” the Nationals are coming to town.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Um, yeah he looks like he tweaked something.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    wow Mike, u’re a terrible fan lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Where is the offense tonight?????

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Seriously, “MIKE” is ridiculous

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    waiting for the Nationals and the upcoming road trip :P

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Myers doesnt suck…he is what he is. hes a number 3 type guy.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Why is he a number “3″ guy Geoff?

    I’m not trying to be a dick, but seriously? When Myers throws some good games, “hes a great number 2.” When he throws in a bad outing, “thats just what he is, a number 3 type guy.”

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Why is he a number “3″ guy Geoff?

    I’m not trying to be a d!ck, but seriously? When Myers throws some good games, “hes a great number 2.” When he throws in a bad outing, “thats just what he is, a number 3 type guy.”

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    After your ACE or number 1, the rest of the numbers do not matter.

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    Geoff is correct again. Myers is a #3.

    4.00 era – 4.50 era
    30+ starts
    200ip

    He was awesome Friday at NY. Lame tonight. Thats about what you get.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hmm not a good night for Ibanez, oh well

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    So what constituts a number 2 guy?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    I wish the offense would actually show up like the fans continue to.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Myers left the game with right hip inflammation

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    #3 for myers is a label.
    every player has a label.

    Hamels is a #1
    We don’t have a #2
    Myers is a #3

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    I dont think anyone on here has said hes a great number two. I cant recall it. Hes a number three. “Ace material” sometimes, and then sometimes hes not so great. Thats a 3. A 2 is more consistent then that, a 4 is still good but less consistent, and a 5 has to be consistent or else they usually get removed pretty fast from the rotation. thats usually how it goes…Myers is a 3. An overall good pitcher who has stretches where he is elite but who sometimes does get hit around.

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    #2:

    3.50 – 4.00 era
    33 starts
    210ip

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    what is Brad Penny?

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Tonight though, the bats are quiet. not a good offensive performance. therye all bailing up there… in the words of sarge “what do you want to go to the pound and get some german shepherds and bring them to the plate with you? because you look scared up there.”

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    #1

    3.50 era or below
    35 starts
    220ip

    can do this year over year, not a one-shot wonder

    johan, halliday, beckett, peavy….not many of them out there

     
  • Posts: 0 Evan

    Rough night behind the plate. Chooch can’t carry the load by himself.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tim Malcolm

    Again: Why I’m sick of these lineups.

    And yes, I use adjectives.

     
  • Posts: 0 Evan

    cxl72

    You present an ideal lineup with your 1, 2, and 3 but how many teams actually have that kind of consistency in their top starters from year to year?

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    exactly cxl

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    I’d put a healthy penny at a #2

    2005 – 2007

    IP ~ 190
    Starts ~ 32
    ERA ~ 3.70

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I’m sick of it, too… Can’t we mix things up every once in a while? It’s getting kinda boring, actually… Why not let Mayberry play a whole game, for example?

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    Evan, you’re 100% correct. IMO most teams have a bunch of 3s and below.

    We won the WS because Hamels pitched like a #1 and we won all 5 of his starts. Heck, he started 5 of our 11 wins.

    If there are less than 10 #1s in the game….the fact we have Hamels is huge.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    I understand everything you guys are saying, but since they have the label as a “number 3″ or a “number 4″, does that allow him to pitch like crap from time to time?

    I say no, they’re all getting paid millions of dollars to all do the same thing, shut down the opponent. To me it doesn’t matter unless you have a #5 going against a Santana. Hamels gets lit up from time to time, and i dont hear anyone say well, hes a number 1, i guess we can allow it, because he’s so good.

    Myers is a capable number 2 pitcher. He has the stuff, and stretches when he’s un-hittable.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Well the Braves spent a decade with a solid 1-3.

    Penny is a number 2 when he is healthy.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Blanton is a number 3, Happ i guess #4, but i believe he is going to get a lot better and be much more consistent then most people will think.

    Happ has never got lit up, granted he hasn’t been pitching majors for awhile, but he always holds down the opponent.

    Moyer, well, he stinks.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hmm no hits lately

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    Personally, I set my expectations for a player based on his salary and label. Myers doesn’t disappoint me because I expect an outing like this every 3 turns or so.

    For example, I love our catchers….ruiz + coste make a combined $840,000….whatever we get out of them is pure profit because we spent the money elsewhere.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    I agree cxl on the catchers, i used to get so pissed when Ruiz would go 0-4 and what not. But honestly, his defense, arm, and clutch hitting (playoffs), is pretty damn good.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    at least we get to see a STAIRS homerun.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    You can’t put #2′s and #3′s in such broad simplistic terms. Myers is a ’2′ because he projects as a frontline pitcher who can handle the tough games, go deep into games and has plus stuff with 1 dominating pitch, like it or not that’s his billing so you can call him a failed ’2′ at times but he’s not the prototypical ’3′ who’s a guy who hasn’t got great stuff but makes his starts and eats up innings which is what a Blanton or a Garland is.

    Putting starting pitchers in such broad terms is how hack insiders like Ken Rosenthal get away with lazy reporting because most of the starting pitchers in the league are between a ’2′ and a ’4′ depending on the spin.

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    BFD, need to hit some HR with runners on base.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    btw is it just me or is Clay rocking it this year? I can’t tell if he’s the benefactor of easy innings or whether he flat out is just kicking ass and taking names…

     
  • Posts: 0 Evan

    Stairs you beast. I love it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    I wish Stairs would walk back to the dogout and just say “that’s how its done bitches.” and then go and sit down.

     
 
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