Gamenight: Phillies (34-23) At Mets (31-26)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Thu, June 11, 2009 05:45 PM | Comments: 369
Gameday 2009, Posts

metslogoPhiladelphia Phillies (34-23) at New York Mets (31-26)
Jamie Moyer (4-5, 6.27 ERA) vs. Tim Redding (0-2, 6.97 ERA)
Time: 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field, Queens, NY
Weather: Rain, 64
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

It might be raining, but if the Phillies and Mets hook up tonight, it’ll be a storm of a different kind brewing at Citi Field. So far in the three-game series we’ve seen two one-run games, one extra-inning game, a bunch of home runs (including three from Chase Utley), great pitching, bad pitching, great defense, bad pitching, clutch hitting, bonehead hitting and plenty of noise. Just your typical Phils and Mets tussle.

Last night Cole Hamels couldn’t survive long, while Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets a solid start. But while the Mets couldn’t solve their own problems against the Phils bullpen, the good guys got theirs. In extras, the Phils escaped every Mets rally until Utley could post his second longball, winning the game. Tonight there might be more longballs: Jamie Moyer and Tim Redding – owners of ERAs north of 6.00 – hook up.

Of course, Redding is known as a certified Phillie Killer. For his career he’s 5-3 with a 3.29 ERA against the Phils. Last year he was mixed in five starts – one dominating (shutout) and one horrid (seven earned), but then three pretty normal starts. Hopefully the Phils can do more than normal against Redding.

Moyer had trouble last time against the Mets, giving up a couple home runs and being lifted early. This season he’s 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA against the Metropolitans.

Your gamenight beer: Citi Field has something good going for it: Big Apple Brews, a nice centrally located kiosk in the centerfield midway. Among the good beers in bottle there were Leffe (a Belgian blonde) and Goose Island IPA. This complex brew has the potent hops, but also contains sweet tastes of citrus. You’ll find it enjoyable, even if you’re at Citi Field (which, as I’ll post tomorrow, is actually a nice ballpark). Chow on some fried shrimp and Basmati rice with this.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    I think you mean bad defense instead of bad pitching timmmmay.

    Lets Go Phils

  • Posts: 0 Mark B

    Probably the Mets need this one a little more than we do, but I’d sure love to see the Phils come out on top. Taking 2 out of 3 would be sweet.

  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    will be watching this one on MLB.TV on my brand new 24″ IMac in super HD goodness. i’ll be able to freeze that 59 MPH fastball and rewind all of the line drive and broken bat home runs.

    oh goody

  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    One have to give credit to the Mets for putting up a good fight in this series. Their manager, Jerry Manuel, was on a merry go round of personnel changes in creating a makeshift lineup minus their two key players, Delgado and Reyes.

    Let’s go Moyer and Phillies!

  • Posts: 0 pb

    Pablos Ozuna gone for 50 games

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    The Pen!

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Sh*t I’m out of Basmati rice tonight!!

  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    getting home from work and will turn on the game and pause for about an hour so I can try out Punch Out for the Wii.

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    how’s the MLB game for the Wii?

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Phillies Lineup Tonight:

    1. Rollins SS
    2. Victorino CF
    3. Utley 2B
    4. Howard 1B
    5. Ibanez LF
    6. Werth RF
    7. Feliz 3B
    8. Coste C
    9. Moyer P

    Mets Lineup Tonight:

    1. Castillo 2B
    2. Cora SS
    3. Beltran CF
    4. Sheffield LF
    5. Wright 3B
    6. Tatis 1B
    7. F, Martinez RF
    8. Santos C
    9. Redding P – Just of note, in 201AB for Redding, he is hitting .149 with 0HRS and 10RBI.

  • Posts: 0 deanno

    Tim says on the mets telecast the phils don`t care how many their down 10-15 games in sept the phils will win. The mets booth called phils fans a little cocky after that. Just remember WFC not chokers……

  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    So no Ruiz tonight, even though he didn’t play the whole game yestarday, does Moyer like Coste or something he seems to catch him alot. Anyone know if it is raining in Flushing right now it looks like on the radar it is storms all around but not over the ball park any help on this would be appreciated

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    From ESPN.com:

    Tim Redding has pitched well against Philadelphia, with a 3.29 ERA, and the Mets have been scoring 4.6 runs per game at Citi Field over their past seven at home.

    David Wright, 3B, Mets: Will the scoreboard crew be playing “Jamie’s Crying” on Thursday? It will if Wright continues his Moyer mastery, .421 with three home runs and nine RBIs.

    Jimmy Rollins, SS, Phillies: Usually, Rollins plays well in the Big Apple, but historically, he’s struggled against Tim Redding. Seven strikeouts in 32 at-bats and a .156 batting average give us pause.

  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    If my wife lets me I will actually get to see a game live tonight home early from golf not a bad round 81, so I hope it is not delayed cause I got to be in bed early and asleep late. Long day at the restaurant tomorrow

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Looks like there might be some light showers during the game. Thunderstorms according to Weather.com Hour by Hour are supposed to be near midnight.

  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok guys, we got a game with the Mets tonight. And that only means one thing. Bad news for the Mets!

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    very true Morris

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Cmon Rollins!!!

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Marlins and Braves both lost today. Nationals losing by a run in the 8th.

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Wow…great idea…let’s bunt to start the game…way to go JRoll.

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    poor Rollins

  • Posts: 0 Miles

    This should be an interesting GameDay thread cause Jamie is throwing. That means that either all of the haters come out and say that he should retired a month ago or people come out of the woodwork and say they have stuck behind him the whole time. I’m going to thoroughly enjoy the rants either way, but I would prefer the ones about him still being good.

    Damnit Jimmy! Really, you had to do that again tonight?!

  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    Two controversial points for you Phillies fans:

    1. Jayson! Look at me! / Phillies Fans

    While Kevin Burkhardt interviewed Jayson Werth about his “spectacular” catch last night in the Mets pregame show, Werth wouldn’t even look at Kevin; what disrespect! Jayson’s demeanor was antipathetic and he seemed very distracted. Such disrespect is indicative of the attitude that most Mets fans presumably dislike in Phillies fans. I acknowledge that such an assessment of all Phiillies fans is unfair, but that’s the stereotype that prevails about Philadelphians in New York. Personally, the fans that I’ve encountered at Shea Stadium, Citizen’s Bank Park, and now Citi Field have been drunks that are overly rambunctious. I’ve met Phillies fans that have been very courteous and amicable, although few. It may be my dumb”luck.”

    2. Redding? Oh boy. Jamie? Oh boy.

    I have a feeling that Tim is going to get rocked by the potent Phillies lineup. I’m sure that not one Phillies players is frightened by Tim and his weak stuff. I honestly believe that I can probably tee off Redding if I tried. I also believe that Jamie Moyer will perform a lot better than he did his last time at Citi Field. I was actually present at the aforementioned game, and was surprised that the craft lefty got shellacked. I do understand that he was squeezed though.

  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Let the Moyer bashing begin. Wont even matter if he only gives up 1ER in 7 innings.

  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Iassogna is behind the plate. He is renowned for hating the Phillies, especially because him and Bowa got into numerous shouting matches. He was also god awful on numerous calls at first yesterday.

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Not a good start by Rollins and Vic. First pitch Rollins bunts and is out. Vic grounds out. what was rollins thinking?????

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    not the best of innings

  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    That’s an interesting point you make, Miles. I wonder if Iassogna will have a tight strike zone for Moyer tonight.

    Redding struck out Utley? Er?

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    1-2-3 Phillies go down in first. Bunt out, Ground out, Strike out

    Only 10 pitches for Redding.

  • Posts: 0 Miles

    David, you should have seen his post game interview with the Phillies media people last night. He looked like he had just woken up. I just don’t think he is very good with the media and I don’t think it has anything to do with disrespect.

    And I will continue to point out that we have done nothing in the first few frames since we lit up Peavy. Just cannot get out of the gate.

  • Posts: 0 Keith


    ^I always play this before Phillies game, thought I’d share

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ut oh Moyer

  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    David, the Mets fan from Queens, Ironic how you say Philly fans are “drunks that are overly rambunctious.” LOL We Philly fans think the same of Mets fans, The difference is, I havent met a Mets fans that at the games that arent that way. Either way, your saying its rude for Jayson Werth to be focused on the game during Pre-Game. WOW. Get a clue, it was during the PRE-GAME as you say, why interview during PRE-game? Because they dont damn well that the Phillies are focused on the game, and NO MATTER WHAT HE SAYS YOU WIL HATE HIM. You post was uncalled for on this site.

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Double to lead off for the Mets

  • Posts: 0 Paul

    The Phils should pound on Redding. But I remember him shutting them down before when he pitched for the Nats…

  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    Dan I. seems to be giving Moyer the wide strike zone that he needs in order to be successful, Miles. We’ll see if he shifts the strike zone around throughout the game. I believe that umpires need impeccable memory in order to have a fair strike zone, and I think that most umpires today probably lose concentration. Umpires cannot suffer from ADD, although some of them seem like they do!

  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    When Moyer pitches I do not watch. He is that bad. He will be pounded tonight. Why put Rollins back into a spot when he is struggling in it. He was hitting at the 6th hole. Just another case of miss managed team. Good job Charlie. Now go away and let someone else take over. Just like Lidge.

  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Jeff, how soon you forget that Manuel won a World Series last year…

  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    David, the Mets fan from Queens, the Umps for the last several years have progessivley been going down hill fast. ADD or not, they have been sucking it up for the most part more and more each season.

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    wow Jeff maybe u should go away and be replaced by a better Jeff

  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    Brian of CO,

    It’s presumptuous of you to say that I’d hate Werth regardless of what he says. I don’t hate a player because of his efforts to help his team win. I wouldn’t say that I hate anyone. “Hate” is a strong word. It sounds asinine to say that I hate a baseball player.

    In regard to your opinion about my post being “uncalled for on this site,” you’re entitled to your opinion. I’m entitled to say what I please, regardless of how you may feel about it. I’m sorry that you feel the way that you do.

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Mets score the first run on a Beltran ground out.

    16 pitches for Moyer in first inning.

    Howard, Ibanez, Werth in 2nd inning

  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I love when people say the manager won the world series. He did not. Do you know why we won. Lidge did blow a save. The pitching held up and we have the best offense in baseball. Nothing Charlie did except put the lineup card up.

  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    I dislike the fact that the Mets are so sensitive! Our guys are dropping like flies! I do credit Beltran for playing this ball game, regardless of his sore knee.

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nah Charlie did a lot more than that, sorry Jeff

  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Oh man….I should just not turn the game on until the 4th. At least Werth decided to work a count.

  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    David, the Mets fan from Queens, was it really needed to come on to a Phillies website and your very first post was “what disrespect! Jayson’s demeanor was antipathetic and he seemed very distracted. Such disrespect is indicative of the attitude that most Mets fans presumably dislike in Phillies fans. I acknowledge that such an assessment of all Phiillies fans is unfair, but that’s the stereotype that prevails about Philadelphians in New York. Personally, the fans that I’ve encountered at Shea Stadium, Citizen’s Bank Park, and now Citi Field have been drunks that are overly rambunctious.” Do you really think that is going to do anything but set off Phillies fans and start something like that? That is why it was uncalled for. If you left it at the 2nd part is one thing, or even just about Werth, but instead you had to add the BASH about why you “dislike” us? That is what set me off, such a generalization. FYI, the word “dislike” is a politically correct was of saying “hate”

  • Posts: 0 Travis

    6up, 6 down with 2Ks for Phillies.

    Wright, Tatis, Martinez for Mets

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    happy bday Spanish broadcaster

  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Jeff I don’t really take too kindly to you coming in here and bashing our first place team (assuming you actually are a Phillies fan). If you want a different manager or someone else on the mound, go root for another team.

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