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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 Jeff of NoVa.

    they are lighting this kid up and he is a lefty good work boys good to see them all back

     
  • Posts: 0 Evan

    Can the Phils hit against Price every night?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Boy are we making up for poor play. Hopefully Moyer can cruise a little tonight. Give our bullpen a rest. Hopefully the Mets lose and we get that game back..

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    nice job Chase hopfully this gets us back on track opposite of last year 20-2 drubbing of the cards then lose 6 straight this year blast Rays after losing 6 straight and we get on a roll

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    wow phillies have woken up! no more games at the bank!

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    Moyer only 37 pitches through 3 hope he can keep this up and go 7 or 8 maybe, just hoping and we can even bring in Trashner for the ninth

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Yeah, Moyer was less than 40 pitches in three innings. He could easily go 7 or 8.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Shag: Great minds think alike!

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    I am soooooo stupid getting ahead of myself such a dam idiot, lets get through the 4 inning without giving up a run, think shag you idiot think

     
  • Posts: 0 rtbamam

    Lets go Phils Mets still suck and wish they had a team

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Hmn. Oops.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Moyer will not go 8 innings….because he’s Moyer.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    3-0 braves over mets right now bottom of third man on second

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    bunting down 10-0 either a genius or idiot what do you think

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Mets are in a rain delay, but I know u meant the Yankees

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, let’s keep this scoreless…

     
  • Posts: 0 DJ

    shag their playing the yankees

     
  • Posts: 0 Eli

    Mets will win and keep up. This is a fluke.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Penny with 3 straight walks, bases loaded for the Nats…. Anyone still wants him??

     
  • Posts: 0 NateB

    wow can you believe Burrell has 1 home run this season??? no wonder the rays are struggling. so grateful for Rauuuuuuuuuuuuul.

     
  • Posts: 0 rtbamam

    Mets will not win they are choke artists

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Eli you are a putz

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    I never wanted Penny in the first place. I want Lannan, Cliff Lee, or Harang (sp? – I always screw his name up)

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    eli baby says it to get a rise. he knows down deep they are a bad team. not only wont they win the division but they want win the wild card.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    This was much needed tonight. Hopefully Moyer can go 6 or 7 and give the bullpen a rest. In the 8th and 9th, it’s Taschner time!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Aw rats.. I was hoping for a shutout…

    Come on, Jamie, settle down.

     
  • Posts: 0 Eli

    AJ you idiot, it is Aaron Harang. You are a moron

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Whatever

     
  • Posts: 0 DJ

    Moyers pitch count is soaring! He will be at about 70 after four. 10 to 1 he needs to let them hit the ball and rely on defense

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    I expected Jamie to give up a few runs, but at this point let him go 8; if he can! Yes it is Taschner time if it a 5+ run lead!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    This year, it is absurd to expect 7 innings from Moyer… 6 is right about his limit. Next year, expect 5.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    oh gees Moyer

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    that ring looks nice

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Yeah, this inning is killing his count. I am re-thinking what I wrote. I am a strong Jamie Moyer supporter…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    He can pull his way out of this. Come on, Jamie. OLD GUYS ROCK!

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    That’s 3 straight full counts by Moyer which have led to two walks, single and a run. Cmon Moyer. Just need that 1 out.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Gees – GIVE HIM A STRIKE and hope someone catches it or tags someone or something!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WHEW!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Just like that. I still say though if he has two more easy innings TRY and get him 7 then use Taschner and Esca- Es Oh hell #63

     
  • Posts: 0 ll

    once again inconsistent ump – moyer threw pitches in the same exact location that were earlier called strikes but then later weren’t called strike 3 by the ump

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Funny how Moyer (74pitches) has thrown more than Price(73pitches). I know it’s only one pitch but Phillies are leading 10-1. Top 5th: Werth, Feliz, Mayberry

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    74 pitches through 4 for Moyer

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Feliz, Ruiz, and Rollins the only three without hits

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    I still say we should dump Wheels and get Todd Kalas in a year or so. This way, he keeps the Kalas’ here and also have his own identity. Todd is a heck of a reporter/game caller

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Travis because most of Moyer’s are balls/fouls. Price’s were all in play somwhere.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Ummm Rollins was on base though

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Nice BB by Werth

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Ruiz has an RBI on a Fielder’s Choice

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Feliz is halfway to the golden sumbrero

     
  • Posts: 0 Pete

    Eli,
    You might as well start gearing up for Jets training camp or shopping for a new summer ribbed black wife-beater, because the Mets aren’t going anywhere this year.

     
 
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