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They Held ‘Em For Happ: Phils Win, 5-4

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Fri, May 29, 2009 10:19 PM | Comments: 79
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RollinsholdThey let the Nationals get close, but the Phillies sealed the deal, defeating Washington 5-4.

JA Happ got the win, going 5.2 innings and giving up three earned runs — two via Chad Durbin. Happ struck out five, walked three and hit two, showing mediocre control but only allowing three hits. Durbin brought the score from 5-1 to 5-4, but the rest of the bullpen (Scott Eyre, Ryan Madson, Brad Lidge) held the score. Lidge collected a 1-2-3 save with two strikeouts.

The Phillies scored three in the third, mostly thanks to a Raul Ibanez two-run single. Pedro Feliz, Carlos Ruiz and Chase Utley also collected RBI off pitcher Ross Detwiler, who allowed 10 hits. In all the Phils recorded 16 hits, but left 29 men on base. Not a recipe for success, but against the Nationals, it worked.

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  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Put it in the Books! Mets win in 11 2-1 Omir Santos does it again!

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Writing from my PS3 because I had to order a new laptop…encouraging to see Lidge get the smooth save tonight and punctuate it with a fastball. Happ still isnt stretched out yet, but he was good tonight. Chad Durbin was not on, but thanksfully the rest of the pen held it. Mayberry needs more PT..I think its not cool to bring him up and have him sit around all week. If he stays up he should get a start at least like maybe two days a week minimum. Thats just not enough PT to develop. Some guys are used to it but I can already tell hes not a pinch hitter despite having a good at bat.

    Myers decided to hve the surgery to hes out 2.5-3 months, much of the rest of the season at the very least. So its time to start getting to wok because the White Sox are sniffing around Roy Oswalt already. Not that I recommend getting him but the point iis the action is about to begin.

    Im taking a trip to Pittsburgh to visit some friends in two weeks, and ill bet by that time a few notable players are moved by then.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    gotta hate the Mets

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Omar has a HUGE decision on our plethera of catchers.With Schneider coming back tomorrow…….what happens to Omir Santos or Ramon Castro?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hopefully the Phillies sweep and the Marlins win the next 2 against the Mets

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Brett Myers decided to have the surgery so its time to sart making some offers here..hell be out 2.5-3 months.

    As for tonight, Happ isnt stretched out yet but he still pitched well. Good to see Lidge put an emphasis on the save with a fastball. You have to beat teams like this. Doesnt matter how ugly it is, you have to beat these teams.

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Keith….don’t hate on the Amazins! lol

     
  • Posts: 0 pb

    Hey Tim, Happ went 5.1 innings (Not that it’s a big difference)

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    oo I thought this was a Phillies site lol ;)

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova

    Yeah if the Mets are so Amazin why don’t you get your own site!

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Mutts fans, go back to collecting your banker friends’ TARP funds (which is all you leeches do), from which you can at least start your own site.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Hey Miner, you’ve been AWOL lately, nice to hear from you, even if you are talking Mets trash-lol.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    You will only hear from the NY frontrunners when they are ahead, which means not in September or October!

     
  • Posts: 0 ATOPTHENLEAST

    Is calling us the Mutts supposed to be offensive?

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    You are what you are.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    April and May champs! Or chumps, as the case is.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    JeffS, GrrrumpyMiner is an ok Mets fan, they may be few and far between, but he’s always been cool on here.

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    So, Paulino guns out a speedster like Vic but throws the ball into CF and lets 40 year old Sheffield steal on him?!?

    Actually Ugla was too blame too as he should have made an attempt to catch the ball.

    The Mets luck will turn soon as they are not that good. As long as we can keep playing these Nationals I like our chances!!

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Georgie,

    Never met such a creature. Usually they come down here and pour beer on my stepkids. I guess $6 beer is so cheap to the NY bankers that it is water to them.

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

    GrrrumpyMiner is indeed one of the ONLY Mets fan we like here. He is always welcome, as Georgie says. We don’t like many, but he is respectful when we lose so we cannot complain!

    Yes Muts is our Pet Name for the Mets. It is nice compared to what they call us.

    Back on topic before I get flamed for deviating (which is why I refused to post for a day), glad Brad Lidge did it. Again, I am keeping that 54 by my name for the season.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    anybody up for trade talk? ;)

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Driving back from Philly to H-burg after a Phillies/Mets game:

    No officer, I am not drunk even though you smell beer in the car and I only drank iced tea; I was at a Phils game surrounded by Mets fans, and the beer is on the kids’ clothes because they were cheering for the Phils.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Keith, any trade news?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    unfortunately no

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Rather try the kids unless we can get someone like Halladay fo half the farm. Having seen Bastardo last week, I’d rather keep him, though. Besides, I want a shirt with that name on it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    yea I’m hoping Bastardo pitches Tuesday.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    JeffS…you live in the Hburg area?

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    It’s a close call. I’m worried Carrasco is a head case, and will get Gavin syndrome if he comes up at the wrong time. Therefore, it’s Bastardo or Worley, I would guess.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Ed, yes, just north of Lebanon.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Work in H-burg. But grew up in Delco.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Cool. I grew up S.Jersey but I live in Lemoyne now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    No, no, Keith! Please don’t start that on this thread at such a late hour.
    ;-)

    By the way, read this report tonight after it became official that Myers will have the surgerty to repair a torn labrum:

    “Amaro said the team would replace Myers’ spot in the rotation with someone in the organization. He was scheduled start on Tuesday at San Diego. Long term, Amaro said the Phillies would look into trading for a starter.”

    “If there’s a deal to be made that makes sense, we’ll move on it,” Amaro said. “But it takes two to tango.”

    Since Myers will go on the DL and his season likely over, I’m fairly certain that Kyle Kendrick will get the call and be temporarily put in rotation. It will be his spot to lose. Mark my words. ;-)

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    I also work in H-Burg, off Radnor Ave.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Miner, the Mets just traded Ramon Castro to the White Sox for Lance Broadway.

    Nice job by the pitching staff tonight (except Durbin). I would have liked to have seen Charlie go with Madson in the 6th with runners on-always go with your best relievers in the most important situations, but a win is a win.

    Anything less than a sweep of the Nats is unacceptable, especially given the Phils upcoming schedule.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Bruce,
    You might be right, but I disagree with that decision. Two pitch pony!

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    They have the book on KK, I’d say let the kids get around league once and get them overvalued, while Rube works on a trade. He looked a little shell-shocked tonight on TV.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Ed, I work on 2nd Street.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Brett Myers is out for the season with hip surgery. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports spoke to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr., who said the Phillies don’t have the money to add multiple starters. Instead they’ll aim high, with names like Erik Bedard and Roy Oswalt speculated by Rosenthal. So, not a Brad Penny type. SI’s Jon Heyman wrote about Bedard’s appeal earlier today.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ^from mlbtraderumors.com

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Griffin,

    I’m amazed at how much better Clay has seemed than Durbin. Maybe it’s just perception, but Clay has seemed much more clutch.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    I would only want Bedard if Ibanez or someone like that vouches for him. Don’t want strange or abrasive attitudes in that clubhouse.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    so we’re only getting 1 pitcher, boo.

    that means Moyer needs to stop fooling around ;)

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    If you are going to aim high, aim for Halladay. Or maybe Oswalt. I’d give half of the farm, except Bastardo, Knapp, and Savery.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    if Moyer doesn’t get his win on Sunday, then I don’t know if he’ll ever get it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    Where at off 2nd? I usually take the Harvey Taylor into the city and then go down 2nd street for a while and bang a right onto Radnor.

    As for Bedard, like I’ve said before, everything I read is that he is not the best club house guy. He isn’t disruptive per say, like Jeff Kent but he is not the easiest guy to get along with. I guess he pretty much sits by himself and does his own things. I have no idea what Ibanez relationship was with him but if it was good and we could use that to endear Bedard into the rest of the team then I guess it’s ok. I don’t like the idea of Bedard being a rental though. I’d rather have an extension in place if I was going to give up solid prospects for him which is what the Mariners will want.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    There’s something about Moyer that makes me believe that everything he has left, he would give when it counts most. Hoping….

     
  • Posts: 0 The Big Dipper

    Halladay is not going any where. Oswalt is overrated.

    Carpenter will pitch tuesday. Obviously they do not have faith in Kendrick since they didn’t give him the doubleheader spot start

    The Big Dipper

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed

    I’d give up the farm and the John Deer for Halladay. And only Halladay.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Ed, b/t North and Forster.

    Dipper, I don’t see this level in Carpenter. Hope so, but I see him as a 5 or reliever long-term. We have to replace a 2.

     
  • Posts: 0 4daysrest.com

    By no means am I complaining about the win tonight, but Chad Durbin has to be better. This is the second straight appearance where he has come in during a dominant situation and has put more runners aboard and allowed them to score.

    Happ could have/should have went deeper into this game but I like the way he is acclimating himself into the starting rotation. We are going to continue needing solid starts from him.

    For those of you who don’t know – it’s official: Brett Myers is done for the year. He is electing to have surgery. Between the actual recovery time and the time it will take to get him ready for major league action, we are looking at about 15 weeks or 4 full months. That doesn’t put him back in game shape until the end of September.

     
 
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