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.

    Nice, I had to give Chpper my money as I live in SC, but it is my step-dad’s not mine!

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    morris- yeah the Sixers….well the NBA in general…you have to throw a season if you want to rebuild to draft the guy, the next superstar you seem to need in the NBA to win…Cool thing is I hear is that they are going back to the ’83 uniforms. Thanks for the info on the Pirates promo. I guess they are that desperate for fans…Too bad they traded McClouth… I think it angered the diehards enough that trading one of their pitchers will throw those remaining pirates fans off the deep end. With Penny looking more and more off the market (or at least you’d be over paying for him) as well as Marquis and Cook looking less viable, I was looking to the pirates….wait and see i guess

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    The Moyer line is so far removed from reality that Im going to go ahead and say that was either fake or that was a secret robot ninja out there instead of Jamie Moyer.

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    I feel bad for Pirates fans. I could not imagine how it would feel every time they get a good, established player, he is traded for prospects. At least we ship our prospects before they’re proven so we won’t know they’re future Hall of Famers (Ryne Sanberg, Schilling – as much I could not stand him, etc.)

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Watching the Rangers/D-Backs game. Kevin Millwood – another person I would take back. Rangers are not trading though obviously…

    If we trade, we need to seriously look at Cliff Lee, or a team in the AL near last place who is willing. Since Oakland doesn’t have anything, I think the Indians would deal. At what cost; no clue…

  • Posts: 0 Jamie Moyer

    I don’t want to be too positive on a night that was so positive for me and the team but I just wanted to send out a big SUCK IT to Jeff and the other cronies for ripping me mercilessly and specifically pointing to this game and saying I was going to get raked. Again, suck it.

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    But that wasnt real. The Phillies did score 10 runs, but Jamie Moyer didnt do that. It could have also been a hologram with a fake baseball.

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    AJ- as a baseball fan yeah i feel bad for them, but they do have the Cup and the Lombardi trophy to comfort them….Actually, I think the success of those teams has let the poor policies of the Pirates management fly under the radar because except for the generation who can recall the Pirate’s past glory, most of Pittsburgh has been placated with 6 superbowls and 3 Stanely Cups. I HATE THOSE PENGUINS. I still haven’t recovered from that game 6 nightmare.

  • Posts: 0 Brian Michael

    Todd Kalas does the in-game reporting on Fox. I just saw him on the Rays telecast on mlb extra innings. He was like T-Mac, chilling in the seats talking about twitter. He’s pretty good.

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Brian – I commented on TK a bit ago. I wish the Phillies would snag him in abuot a year. Enough time that he would be Todd and not known as Harry’s son. It would just be nice to have him, but again, not too soon or he will never have his own identity.

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Whoever posted as Jamie above – Priceless. Love it, I defended him and Brad Lidge – so I say the same who ripped mercilessly. I also STILL defend Coste. laugh at me if you will.

    j reed – Good point. Let me rephrase it this way. I love the Phillies more than life, but I don’t follow football, hockey, etc. hence, I feel for the BASEBALL fans that love the Pirates. Not the ones that have every trophy in every other sport. I mean Pirate fans have not seen a winning team in a while.

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    AJ- i’ll add Gavin Floyd, Ryan Franklin, and Kyle Loshe to the list. Check out this link regarding Loshe and tipping pitches. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/nl/cardinals/2009-05-04-duncan-cardinals_N.htm
    I’ve been saying this has been Lidge’s problem (so did HOF joe morgan when he had trouble in Houston). Once I read this, it strengthen my opinion that Lidge has been either tipping pitches or has altered his mechanics so that batters are picking up the slider’s rotation to early and know to lay off it.

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    AJ- not a football fan either, just want the Eagles to win well…cause they represent Philly but mainly so Eagles fan will stop their incessant hand wringing and complaints. I was born here, left when I was a kid in ’80, lived in DC area, moved back to philly in ’08…In DC there is only one team, the Redskins, so when I came here and we won the WS and ended the championship drought, I thought I’d finally be living in a baseball town. Then when the Eagles went to the play-offs, well, I realized the town really bleeds green more that red. And then there were those Eagle chants during the WS games which really pissed me off since well…the birds have yet to seal the deal. The Cup however must return to us espcially when the Flyers have the best winning percentage after the Habs.

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I hate the Eagles, but I sure love the Phillies and Flyers :D

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    mlb. highlights – Zumaya of DT. was clocked at 104 mph. Whoa

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Keith – i’m not a football fan but I hear about the Eagles endlessly on sports radio….just curious, any reason for hating the Eagles?

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    j reed/Keith,

    I was born there and moved in 2003, so I understand. I am in Braves Country, but obviously I bleed Phillie red. I know what you mean about the Redskins. I always thought DC was a bad place for the Nats. I was thinking North Carolina or Tennesee for a baseball team when the Expos moved.

  • Posts: 0 tt


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