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Gamenight: Nationals (13-33) At Phillies (25-20)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Fri, May 29, 2009 05:45 PM | Comments: 179
Gameday 2009, Posts

natslogoWashington Nationals (13-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (25-20)
Ross Detwiler (0-0, 2.45 ERA) vs. JA Happ (2-0, 2.60 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Possible thunderstorms, 77
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

So the last one didn’t end well, did it?

Brett Myers might be lost for the season after a bad start against the Marlins and another series loss at home for the Phillies. Now good friends the Nationals come in for a weekend set. JA Happ will try and continue his strong pitching tonight against fellow youngster Ross Detwiler.

Your gamenight beer: Pete’s Brown Ale is a beer from the Bear Republic Beer Co. in California. It’s made with molasses and brown sugar, so it’s bitter, slow and thick. Eat a steak with a sweet potato with this one.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    They are looking terrible, yes, but our boys have had nights like that too.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I agree, Jeff.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    It’s wet out there — that can’t be helping their fielding.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Checking in with the game, but a friend of mine has Black Friday on VHS. Sure it ends badly, but it’s worth hearing a young Harry do his thing.

     
  • Posts: 0 R.C. Cowie

    Everyone w/ a social life is following us via Twitter right now. So, your all good locked in here too :)

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    I got a social life on time share. This isn’t my week.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Sure sure Tracey. It’s ok. You don’t have to pretend. Nothing wrong with being like the rest of us hahaha.

    Happ’s pitch count is kinda high. I wonder how long they will let him go.

    Know what I love the most about Happ? When he gets in a jam he doesn’t have that deer in headlights look that Kendrick used to get.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Ha, I can’t remember the last time I went out on a Friday night.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Adam Dunn is a horrible outfielder. Glad to see Happ get through that. A little wild tonight. I am excited to see our young talent come up. We might get another Hamels up…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Rollins with another double :)

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Jimmy’s having a good night!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    … and so is Shane! But you see they’re being conservative with the baserunning again. That’s a good thing.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Ow… OK, the Nats aren’t completely worthless in the field…

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    wow i guess willingham heard me. sorry dude

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Considering how bad they have looked on the bases, I’ll take conservative for alittle while.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Anyone else going out and getting their J.A Happ jersey?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Ed: I’m kicking myself for backing Park during the spring. Happ is such a breath of fresh air.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Don’t kick yourself too hard. Park did pitch his way into the rotation in spring training. He looked good then. Hell, he looks good now, but as a long reliever.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Blue Jays are losing again, send us Halladay ;)

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (applauding Happ on his way out… )

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Blue Jays are now winning 5-2….way to go Keith. Way to go.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    “You can’t say, ‘Pretty please, trade this player to us,’” Amaro said. “It’s just now how it works. It takes two or three — nowadays, four — teams to tango.”

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    Man, Durbin isn’t looking good the past couple outings.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    The one time Manuel doesnt leave his pitcher in. Why not leave Happ against the Lefty. Durbin is aweful…

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Nothing like giving up a double to a 171 hitter.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Bard is not a lefty, he is a switch hitter. Who happens to hit lefties better than righties.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well Happ shouldn’t have hit a guy then

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    should’ve left Happ in. Durbin’s been terrible lately.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well that was all a mess

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    GET DURBIN OUT AND BENCH WERTHLESS. Durbin sucks

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    WTF Durbin…not only is he getting hit he is getting hit by the bottom of the order.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    The Nationals are a horrible team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Happ didn’t pitch that great

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    They should have kept Happ in.

     
  • Posts: 0 therookie300

    Durbin gets guys to 0-2 then nibbles and then its 3-2. What seems to follow anymore is a hit or walk. He needs to stay aggressive against these hitters.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    How do we let that team back in…YIKES

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Happ was wild tonight but he did his job.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    the Nationals are a good hitting team, it’s not like they can’t hit. they can’t pitch.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Dam! I leave the room for a few minutes and the Phils give up three runs??? WTF???

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Victorino with another hit

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    I did the same thing Tracey, was Happ in trouble, why’d Charlie take him out? Or was it the dreaded pitch count?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    He was in a little trouble, but not three runs worth of trouble. I stepped out during the switch.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Eyre gets them out quick

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Thats what you like to see. Luckly that ball did not go over the fence. Good inning Scotty

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Happ wasnt in trouble. First and second with one out. He hit Willingham again. Manuel got pissed. Should of left him in against the Lefty and see what he was made of. Charlie is one manager I have never liked. The reason he won last year, the picthing was solid, Lidge, Madson, and a great offense.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    I would have let Happ try and get out of his own mess, at least finish the 6th. We’ve got to get our starters going at least 6 complete, seven would be even better.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Mike McDougal… I hope the Nats do as much for the homeless in DC as they do for those in baseball.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    We had a four run lead. Happ should have been allowed to work a little farther through it. Certainly, he couldn’t have done much worse than the relief

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Georgie normally I would agree but I think Charlie was hoping to pull Happ out, let Durbin get out of the mess and not ruin Happ’s confidence by possibly leaving Happ in too long. I can’t say I blame him this time.

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    Agreed that Happ should not have been taken out. yes there was someone on first and second with one out but happ threw a pitch that just unfortunately hit the guy. i feel like he could have gotten out of the inning though..(probably better than durbin too)

     
 
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