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Gamenight: Nationals (13-34) At Phillies (26-20)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Sat, May 30, 2009 05:45 PM | Comments: 196
Gameday 2009, Posts

natslogoWashington Nationals (13-34) at Philadelphia Phillies (26-20)
Shairon Martis (5-0, 4.86 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (2-2, 4.86 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Sunny, 75
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

JA Happ threw an OK game against the Nationals, and though Washington made it close, the bullpen kept them down for the win. Now ace Cole Hamels comes to the mound to secure a series win.

Hamels pitched well against the Nationals April 28, but had to leave the game early with an injury. Since, however, Hamels has been close to dominant, going 2-0 with a 2.88 ERA.

The Nationals bring Shairon Martis to the mound. The Phillies know him plenty already, giving up nine earned runs in 11.1 innings. His first outing was very good; his second outing was horrendous. Martis has been good in the month of May, going 3-0 with a 4.05 ERA.

With his four-hit game Friday night against Washington, Shane Victorino lifted his average to .293. He was hitting .262 just a week ago.

Your gamenight beer: The Trippel Belgian Style Ale from the New Belgian Brewing Co. of Colorado is a nice American version of the tripel. There might be a little too much banana flavor in it, but it’s worthy of a drink or two with its sweetness. I’d enjoy some barbecued chicken and corn on the cob with this.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Love the look on the pitcher’s face. He knows as soon as Howard hit that thing that it was gone and he was dead.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ew… that was ugly

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hmm, ut oh

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    Hammels is struggling here

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

    I wonder if Hamels even lasts 5 innings tonight. This is absolutely pathetic. I wonder if we can just trade the rotation…not seriously, but thats kinda how it feels right now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Hamels isn’t hitting his spots at all.. he looks very hittable…

    On the other hand, HOWARD IS A MONSTER

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Hamels is getting squuezed but giving up hits to Alberto freaking Gonzalez? Ugh, we may need double digits tonight boys.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    I say play the infield in against the pitcher.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, back-to-back Ks in the bottom of the order, but let’s see how he does against the top…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WHEW!

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Nice job by Cole there. Let’s get some more runs.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Hamels

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

    Well that could have been a lot worse. Way to go Cole.

    I’ll say this for Cole, at least you know with him that he is pissed every single time he gives up a hit. He wears his emotions on his sleeve, could be bad for most but not for him. It’s just motivation.

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

    Let’s get that run back…and maybe 3 more.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    So good to see Feliz still hitting over .300

    and Chooch hitting .299 (hopefully also over .300 after this AB)

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Ruiz has been great this year

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Yes! Chooooooooch!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Hamels double!

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    Hamels helping his own cause! Good to see.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Cole with an RBI double! WHAT WHAT!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (giggle) OK, when even the pitcher is getting an RBI double, you know the Nats aren’t fielding well…

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

    Chooch is currently batting 308…second highest on the team.

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

    Well there you go slugger…way to help your own cause.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice Rollins, and good baserunning Hamels

     
  • Posts: 0 Caleb

    If we subtract that rbi Hamels just got from his ER, he only gave up three runs. He can pitch a CG somehow and be 3.00! (Sorry trying to be optimistic here)

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    They are beating this dude up.

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

    Optimism is always appreciated Caleb.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    The radio broadcast mentioned that after last night’s 3-16 with runners in scoring position, the Phillies are now 5-7 tonight.

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

    Well thats certainly a good thing to hear. Thanks Griff.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Cole’s changeup is looking better now…!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLL!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    But really, that was a gift from the Nats…

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Oh no, IbaƱez average is below .340 :(

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    solid DP

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Shit.

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    yikes Cole. wtf…

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

    So much for Cole being ready to be the “Ace” of the staff.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    eww, bad game for Hamels.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice play Utley, now for some runs

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Tch, I need to stop leaving the room in the middle of games. The game gets too close when I do!!!`

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    what is going on with hamels??? he has really really good numbers against this team. i think they said going into the game he had an era under 2 against them and plus they stink anyway. i thought this game was going to be a sure win

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

    Something is wrong when the 7, 8 and a PH are beating you and the 2-4 hitters are 1-9…how does Cole get rocked by the Nat’s garbage?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Victorino

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

    tk…the Nats do stink, their hitters however do not. Pitching is their problem.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Don’t forget their fielding, Ed.

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

    True…their pitching suffers because of awful fielding…namely the 3 lumberjacks posing as outfielders.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Take a base, Chase, and let Ryan hit another grand slam. :)

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    hee hee hee….

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Utley walks

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    There’s no way he’ll hit another grand slam today… is there??

     
 
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