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Gamenight: Blue Jays (35-31) At Phillies (36-26)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Wed, June 17, 2009 05:48 PM | Comments: 200
Gameday 2009, Posts

jayslogo Toronto Blue Jays (35-31) at Philadelphia Phillies (36-26)
Scott Richmond (4-3, 3.90 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (4-5, 6.11 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Rain, 64
TV: Comcast SportsNet, ESPN
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Probably should’ve been a win last night, but you know …

It’s okay, because tonight Jamie Moyer will take on a bunch of guys he hasn’t faced much. Oh wait, he has. The following batting averages against Jamie Moyer since 2004: Marco Scutaro (.379), Lyle Overbay (.462), Aaron Hill (.375), Vernon Wells (.350), Alex Rios (.474), John McDonald (.444), Scott Rolen (.333).

Meanwhile the Phillies have never seen Toronto starter Scott Richmond. There are literally two kinds of results you see when the Phils face a new pitcher: Either he completely dominates them or they thrash him up and down. Richmond is a fastball-slider pitcher who gets killed by lefties (1.055 OPS), so if the meat of the order can do work tonight, it should be an easy victory. Of course, Raul Ibanez is hitting just .220 in his last nine games, and Ryan Howard is hitting .216 with 17 strikeouts in his last 11. Both span back to the series in San Diego.

Clay Condrey’s back still ails, so consider him unavailable tonight. The same might be said for Tyler Walker, who allowed a two-run double in the 10th last night.

Your gamenight beer: Budweiser Budvar. Wait, a good Budweiser? This one is a Czech pilsner, so good luck finding it. But hey, it’s a cool summer lager you can enjoy with any summer fare. I’d go with pizza tonight.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 j reed

    make that 8

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    8 K’s through 68 pitches… Horror to watch

     
  • Posts: 0 shap

    Can they swing at any more balls out of the zone tonight?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    GREAT JOB JIMMY, 3-1 COUNT AND YOU SWING AT BALL AT YOUR HEAD. Move him down old man. maybe we should just keep playing ping pong with our minor league teams. Bring Kendrick up again or hey maybe someone else. This team has no clue what they want. stop grasping and come up with a plan.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    NJ – really 68 pitches….when all else fails just blame Canada

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    A career minor leaguer is making a star studied offense look like minor leaguers… Milt?

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Jimmy really made the most of that 3-0 count. His pop-ups are looking better. Getting them a little bit deeper.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

    Avatar of Tim Malcolm

    Come on guys, don’t post under other people’s names. Keep doing it and I’ll take action.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    At what point are we allowed to admit that Milt Thompson is a horrible hitting coach? Let me know when it is ok. Because I will admit it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok, it’s the 6th inning, the Phillies will start hitting soon.

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    So I was getting tired of all the “get rid of moyer now!” talk…have we all taken a step back from the ledge? Our #5 pitcher now has 6 innings and 4 ER…exactly what you expect from him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Isn’t Moyer our 3rd starter? Or are we just claiming to have 3 #5′s?

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Id say we have a 1, 3, two 4′s, and a 5. If we still had brett, then it would be evened out

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Just thinking that Blanton is our 2, Moyer is our 4, and then Happ and Bastardo are 4 and 5 made me realize how much the Phillies do need to trade for a starter.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Moyer our 3 I mean.

     
  • Posts: 0 Eli

    I love this new Dipsy.haha

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    I hope I’m not perceived as one who just bitches and moans but I just don’t get how Milt and Charlie as a former hitting coach can let so many nights of bad fundamentals just slide. What happens in each at bat is one thing but night after night poor plate discipline is being ignored. There’s so much good and boy would it be something special if some of those bats started using a little more baseball smarts.

     
  • Posts: 0 cm

    moyer’s pitch count is pretty low so hopefully he’ll be able to go the 7th …but this rain sucks!! can there ever be nice weather for a phillies game??

     
  • Posts: 0 The Dipsy

    Tim, how dare you threaten to take action against The Dipsy, you need me on this site, you want me on this site, you can’t even enjoy the site without me and my snarky signature and catch phrase. This is like Fight Club and I say and do everything you wish you could.

    The Dipsy

    “Always striving to keep people coming to PhilliesNation.com”

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    The Phillies are looking like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Milt Thompson is a career .274 hitter. A hitting coach should at least be a carreer .300 hitter, or at least .290.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Your right Adam about Moyer. BUT GUESS WHAT. Giving three runs up in the first makes some hitters put there heads down. The other pitcher also take a little pressure off.

     
  • Posts: 0 Joshua

    PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Eli

    Morris thats not true, “those who can’t, teach”

     
  • Posts: 0 The Big Dipper

    I’m with you CM, it seems like everytime the Phillies come in for a homestand the rains follow and stick around until the Phils hit the road.

    I was at all three Sox games over the weekend and it was a tough weekend Phillies and weather wise.

    The Big Dipper

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    “If I need directions, I’m asking the guy with one leg. He knows the best way to get anywhere! And you know you wont be jumping over any fences or anything.” One of my favorites from Dave Attel.

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Its only 4-1 top 7,far from over

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    The Phillies are looking like a toothless tranny in a miss america contest…

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    your right Adam once again. 6-1 doesnt look so bad..RIGHT YOU LOSER

     
  • Posts: 0 cm

    yikes…just went from bad to worse

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    LOL They are a joke. I cant wait for Moyer to pitch again against Tampa. Thats so much fun. NOT

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    even my mom is pissed….ouch

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Just ask the Phillies, it is hard to hit homeruns in this weather.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Hey Phillies its easy when your playing pathetic National league teams. See what happen when a good hitting teams come in. YOU LOSE

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok, I am on the bandwagon. Wheels and T-Mac do suck.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    I been trying to watch this game while at work, and for all you Moyer haters, the phillies need to score more than on run on this AAA pitcher to take a little pressure of Moyer sht just saw he gave up a 2 run dinger in the 7th, anyway if this game was 5-4 going into this inning he would not even be out there. 6 innings four runs is not great barly good if you are some people on this site. But the guy is going to give you 3 out of 5 good starts.
    and back to he has won in 6 starts guy earlier, wins is the worst stat for a pitcher, you lose a game 3-2 and it was a bad game. The guy is your 4 -5 pitcher, he gives up 3 or 4 runs even 5 with what this offense is suppose to do that is keeping you in most games. This game was lost by terrible at bats by Ryan, Chase, and yes even Raul. These guys should be smoking this guy.

    Not that it is over we can score 6 -7 runs in an inning so I still believe but you Moyer haters really need to get a grip.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    I’m really feeling for Moyer, the guy hasnt been given anything to work with all year. Sure he’s not lights out but a potential Cy Young winners going to look just as bad in the situations he’s finding himself in.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    The Little Guy Says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    7-1 win tonight for the Blue Jays…i know, but thats my gut feeling.

    Damnnnn what i tell you?

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    I shut this one off. Great time to catch up on some pornos I have lying around.

     
  • Posts: 0 Eli

    What is this weather talk? PEople realize that both teams are playing in it, right?

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Yea, who cares about wins. We need fake stats like quality starts and VORP.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Worst Stump the Fans ever.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Big Dipper

    Hey Jeff, are you a phillies fan? or do you just enjoy whining about them?

    The Big Dipper

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    is it me or do ex-phillies come here and bitch slap us.

     
  • Posts: 0 John Fire

    I know it’s not true, but it looks like these guys aren’t even trying anymore. Hard to watch… Nine k’s? Against THIS numb nuts?

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Apparently Jeff likes to whine.

    I guess he hasn’t seen the stat about american league teams OWNING the NL, so i guess its an abberation that the Phillies continue to struggle against AL teams. (I mean, except that WS, didn’t they take 4 of 5? Oh yeah, right, they did, and they won a big Trophy, called the World Series Championship)

    Front running fans like Jeff are a disgrace :] YATE

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    And some of you wonder why JRoll called you band wagon fans, maybe really not the right word. But some of you on here are really crazy after every 2 or 3 bad games. You need a little more faith, and stop being so negitive. I am not saying everything is rosy in philyland, this is Moyer’s first bad start in his last 4 starts, and even if he did not get those wins, he keep them in the games

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Sweet! A pop-up!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    shag! I said that earlier hahaha, right on chief.

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    Our offense is on its annual June vacation. I hope its comes home soon and is well rested with a nice tan.

     
 
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