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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 A.J.

    Morris, kind of – he is a field reporter right now, but sometimes does PBP

    I wish he would come to the Philles in a year or so – as I want him to be Todd, not Harry’s son.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Escalona is pitching

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    OHHHH, #53, not 63 as I said. I Escalona. but killed his name I just use #53 now

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Walker is 33

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    I’m sure Wheels would love to rock around the c**k. What an idiot.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    no one annoys me when I am this bored, yes I am at work watching the stick men on MLB.com on the phillies game and just looking at the scoreboard on that screen,

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    That sounded like a 3rd grader, what I meant was I always killed the spelling. I am tired, forgive me

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    age wise

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    I have the Rays feed tonight, so I don’t get to hear Wheels. rays feed on XM too, so no LA or Frenske

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    When you don’t have the Phillies feed, you begin to appreciate T-Mac and Wheels

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I would really hate to be stuck in an elevator with Chris Wheeler.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Though I cannot stand Wheels, he entertains me

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    I will try that one, I have extra innings at home, so when I am work and bored I come down to the office and watch the stick men play, I have my sisters, password for the Audio, but I get a perverted joy at watching the stick men, plus I flip back to this page when I see the blue dot and you guys usually let me know what is going on

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Morris, armed or unarmed

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Morris –

    Yeah, he’s be rocking around your ****.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Ballgame

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Phillies win!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Can we attack Citizen’s Bank Park to make it impossible for the Phillies to play there this year?

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Let’s go cardinals now. I have just become a fan of Puljos for about 3 innings

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Morris, we can make them play at the old Baker Bowl, I think it is still a parking lot LOL

    Is that still so?

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    game over phillies win it is great to be on the road again, just for shits and giggles can we give the Ashburn award to Moyer for the win, or does it have to go to Mayberry for his home run, or chase for his awesome offensive outburst

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Joel Pineiro has only thrown 69 pitches through 7. The Mets have only one hit.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Moyer deserves it, last time, everyone BUT him got the Jeltz, so he deserves the Ashburn

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    stress free win, i don’t have to spend the evening in my head writing a book on the phillies’ problems…

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Might I have to go to Boston for New Years?

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    I think Moyer deserves the Ashburn. 6 innings and only 1 run.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    j reed – yes, and I can actually sleep tonight. Provided the Cardinals don’t give this up. Let’s go Prince Albert!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Chase went 3 for 5… with 4 Rbis! Definitely THE MAN of the match..

    …btw, Jimmy went 0-5. Holla.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    I am going to Turner Field next week, so make it a trip Morris

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    It was really nice to have laugher. Even the games they have won, they have been a little too close for comfort.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    wow that’s exciting for the Flyers, hmm

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Yes, for the first time, I did not get into it with an enraged Met fan or phan1. I won’t have to change my name again.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Manny – we need to let Bastardo bat and DH for Jimmy

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Ashburn to Moyer? Seriously? It’s not like he pitched 7 shutout innings… are our expectations for him so low that if he goes 6 innings with 1 ER, he’s instantaneously the player of the game?

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I was considering heading down to Turner next week, but just can’t make it. Might head out to Pittsburgh for the Phillies in August.

    But there is a rumour- Flyers-Bruins at Fenway on New Years.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I wouldn’t object to that, AJ.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Manny – 99% of the time I agree with you, but we disagree about Moyer. He is 46, I agree, but he did great. I think he deserves it because it was a great outing. Had he actually had that one inning shortened, he would have gone 7. But I like you! We agree on most other stuff!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Moyer pitched a fantastic game and deserves the Ashburn. He was never in serious trouble except for one inning, and it felt like he was in control. I did not have that “waiting for the other shoe to drop” feeling i normally have when he pitches.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Yeah, I may go back to MP now that I shook the enraged Met fan and phan 1

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Morris-I have to go to Pittsburgh for a wedding this August when the Phils are there, it’s a Thrusday game.
    really, like the red wings vs. blackhawks, that would be cool…Do you think we can get that defenseman from the Panthers?

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Morris, yes, no Tums or Metimucil for me tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oops… dozed off for a few minutes, , but we pulled it of, and it looks like the Mets won’t. Whee!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Fine.. but forget how old he is for a second, and what he means to this organization.

    Now compare the following two players’ performance today and tell me who you think is the man of the match:

    Player A: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 Ks

    Player B: 3 for 5, 2 R, 4 RBIs (including a 2-run HR)

    I’ll take Player B. Why? There’s nothing THAT special about a 6 inning performance… but a player that goes 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs is definitely a bit rarer and unique!

    Props to Mayberry too for his 3-run bomb.

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Tracey shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Bottom of the 9th… two outs… I can wait until that ends to go to bed…

     
  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Manny – I do agree with that. But in this case I think Jamie just did a turnaround and I HOPE it stays for 2009. We need him the way he was.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Mets lost, always fun

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    It’s final! Phils are now up 2.5 games!

    Good night, all!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    If you are going to Pittsburgh for a game, go to the Pirates website and search for the Birthday promotion. If you sign up, you get a free ticket to any game. You just have to choose your game.

    I will actually be in Pittsburgh a few weeks before the Phillies go there, but I am looking to make a day and half trip for the Phillies.

    The Flyers have almost no cap room, they will need to do a lot of dealing to free up space, but I would not be surprised if they signed Boumeester. Ed Snider does not screw around when it comes to the Flyers. The Sixers on the other hand…

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Yea Jamie looked very good today… he’s been pretty solid lately.. hopefully it’s a good sign for the rest of his season

     
 
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