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Gameday: Phillies (36-31) At Rays (37-34)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Tue, June 23, 2009 05:35 PM | Comments: 318
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Philadelphia Phillies (36-31) at Tampa Bay Rays (37-34)

Jamie Moyer (4-6, 6.35 ERA) vs. David Price (1-1, 3.46 ERA)
Time: 7:08 p.m at Tropicana Field
Weather: Dome
TV:Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies road trip starts with a World Series rematch against the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Phillies look to turn around their struggles on the road where they are a Major League best 23-9.  They will turn to Jamie Moyer tonight.

Moyer struggled in his last outing, allowing six earned runs in six innings. However, in Game 3 of the World Series, Moyer had some success against the young Rays’ lineup.  He allowed five hits, three runs, and struck out five in 6.1 innings.

Moyer will be opposed by the Rays’ best prospect, David Price.  Price started the year in the minors, mainly for arbitration reasons.  In his last start, Price allowed five earned runs in seven innings against the Colorado Rockies.  In two relief appearances in the World Series, Price gave up two runs, one earned, in 3.1 innings.

Moyer will also see a familiar face, Pat Burrell.  The Phillies better hope he doesn’t crush the Phillies like he crushed the New York Mets throughout his career. 

Hopefully all the offense comes from the Phillies lineup, which will include Ryan Howard as the designated hitter.  In addition to Howard, the starting lineup will include Chris Coste at first base.  John Mayberry Jr. will be playing left.

Your Gameday Beer: Tonight’s beer is Holy Mackerel’s Special Golden Ale…as in “Holy Mackerel, the Phillies need a win!” This strong golden Belgian-style ale is brewed on the east coast of Florida in Fort Lauderdale. It was the winner of the Sam Adams sponsored World Homebrew Contest and weighs in at a hefty 8.5% ABV. Our friends at Barely Dine recommend a toasted Italian sandwich loaded with salami, prosciutto, provolone and Italian hot peppers. -By Brian

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  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Price: 1IP, 4H, 6R, 5ER, 1BB, 1K, 1HR, 9 batters faced, 40 pitches (30strikes, 10balls)

    In one inning, Price’s ERA goes from 3.46 to 5.00.

    Moyer just needs to pitch a solid/ok game.

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    i guess all the phillies needed was a road game to get the offense going again, cmon moyer!!

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    I am an idiot forgot about the DH bad fan bad fan, 9 batters in the first and JRoll leading off in the second, good inning for the boys

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    I am sorry but I love Jamie 80 mph fastball it is a hoot watching him on MLB.com one out

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Shag: Yeah, the big guy is DHing tonight. Fresh out of the hospital, not ready to bat *and* field yet.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Coste playing first base?

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    dam jamie throw strikes you have a 6-0 lead, walks will kill you,

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    The 80mph fastball is no big deal; check out his 50 mph changeup. :)

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    hopefully moyer can atleast throw a quality start

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    tracey it is 70 according to MLB.com

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    DP!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    DP woo

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    blue dot outs a DP maybe would be nice

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Nice DP

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    Nice Job Pops, 12 pitches first inning, lets score 6 more cause i am greedy lol well back upstairs to work for a while will be back soon

     
  • Posts: 0 DJ

    Im so happy that they look like their righting the ship! Maybe CBP is cursed now? Hopefully we don’t end up like the cubs

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    just really hope the Phillies sweep the Blue Jays in toronto and shut out Barajas and Rolen, especially Barajas.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oh… so close…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    aww almost Jimmy

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    quick 2 outs here for the Phillies in the 2nd. Cmon Chase!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    God I was waiting for this team to explode for some runs…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    S’okay. We don’t need any more runs; we just need to contain the Rays.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mazinman

    Ok, seriously, why can’t the Phils have a start like that at home? Oh well, not going to complain.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I hope we dont just score 6

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    You heard it here first. The curse at CBP is due to the fans throwing back opposing teams homeruns. That is what happens when you emulate the fans of the most cursed franchise in sports.

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    After a 40 pitch and 9 batter faced 1st, Price throws 9 pitches for 3 outs in the 2nd.

     
  • Posts: 0 DJ

    Is it me or does it seem like Mayberry rips it when he starts? The 2 times he pinched hit he couldnt get a hit but he rips it when he starts every time! Do you think he might challenge Werth for the job? He proved he had the arm

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Pat’s looking a little tubby. Or is that Rays uniform just not very flattering?

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Thank goodness the Phillies did not resign Burrell.

     
  • Posts: 0 DJ

    Pat Burrell- .240 avg, 1 hr and 18 rbi’s

    RAUUUUUUUULLLL!!!!!!!- .312 avg, 22 hr and 59 rbi’s

     
  • Posts: 0 Evan

    I don’t like seeing Pat play against the Phils.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oh well, there goes the no-hitter.

     
  • Posts: 0 DJ

    Karma- Marlins and Mets losing and Nationals playing the redsox with more redsox fans then Nationals hahaha

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/double_booked_tropicana_field

    Still my favorite article about the World Series last year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Aw… that was almost AWESOME!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    We don’t need to badmouth the Mets when the Mets fans aren’t here being jerks. We’re better than that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    YES! Still a shutout

     
  • Posts: 0 DJ

    Not bad mouthing just saying Karma since they have been on here the last week saying they will be in first by today!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mazinman

    B.J. Upton is a very welcome sight against the Phillies.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    hehehe. This is familiar. Are we off to another 6-run inning?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Mayberry and Coste plus Tampa’s errors!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Nice baserunning by Mayberry. He spotted the bobble very well.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Freaking J-out

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    woo another run, 8-0!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    hee hee hee! Ahh… I’ve missed this…

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    nice in play run(s) for Vic, HR maybe or just a rbi single ohhh the tension

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    UTLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oh… wow… Phillies up 10-0!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mazinman

    The Phillies don’t seem to want to pass up any opportunities tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    wowoo MLB.com sucks looks like a single by vic now chase in play run(s) HR for Chase or a double what i can not contain the excitment

     
 
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