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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 Ed R.

    Well Ibanez playing out of his mind was fun while it lasted…hopefully he can keep his average above 300

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    man, cant hit redding, he would probably win the cy young every year if he got to face the phillies every time

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Back to Victorino’s at bat. I cant see it, but was it smart to swing at a 2-1 pitch which appeared to be outside the strike zone? Again I cant see if it really was outside the strikezone.

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    If the Mets release Redding, the Phils should pick him up just so he doesn’t pitch against them anymore. For some reason he seems to always do well against them.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    did I hear a go Phillies chant?

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Jamie is better off walking Wright…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    and Wright gets another hit

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    We may never retire David Wright again….

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    yea no kidding he keeps pumping 88mph fastballs by the hitters, very frustrating

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    DP!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Double play hos!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Wright is hitting 667 this series…anyone going to figure out that maybe you should pitch around him? Just wondering.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    Haha! This reminds me of the Vladimir Guerrero days when he was with Montreal and the Phillies NEVER got him out!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Ed R.- looked at Raul’s stituational stats. from 2003 to 2008…he slows around this time but not drastically..Looks like July and Aug. is when his stats. get a little ugly.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Brian it looked like it was in the zone to me, but the real problem is that it was offspeed and not the pitch he should have been looking for. Gotta find a way to hit one hard there.

    Nice DP btw, although once again a blown call at first. Do these umps ever get disciplined for consistent bad umpiring?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    who will be the first Phillies starter to get their 5th win? they keep failing

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    solid outing for moyer cant ask for much more than he gave the phils tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Nice DP but DAvid Wright is no doubt a “Single” machine. Moyer has pitched past 100 pitches. 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER. Quality start. Hopefully he doesn’t get the loss. Moyer reduces ERA to 6.14.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    He definately pitched his kind of game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Well Jamie has certainly had starts where his line was worse then how he actually pitched but I do believe tonight was the opposite.

    He could have very easily given up 4-5 runs in this game but kudos to him for at least getting outs with guys on third so that those two runs were at least traded for outs. That kept it close. Now let’s go out there, get a couple of runs, and get the old man a W!

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Yeah, not a bad outing at all from Moyer. Pick him up!

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    9 more outs for Phillies. Cmon.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Wow Redding doesn’t even have 80 pitches….

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    I would use Stairs here if I were Charlie but I guess he disagrees. They don’t have a lefty up so there is no way they could burn him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice double Coste :D

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    STAIRS!! PLEASE CHARLIE

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    pgd: okay-no dumb ABs, just need run

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Yes Charlie….I am very pleased with your change of plans.

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    i know man all i want is a flyball, not dobbs and his pop ups against the dodgers in this situation

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Ok, so 1 out, 2nd and 3rd for stairs. Can we at least tie this damn thing up.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    pgd: that wasn’t directed at you, forgot to delete your name from another comment about Moyer with which I agreed

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    happy day

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Stairs

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    o gotcha ill take the groundout no complaints

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    I’ll take that in a heartbeat….I would have been sweating bullets with Rollins up and the bases juiced.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    great another phillie killer in the mets pen.

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    ROLLINS no damn discipline at the plate take a walk once in your life

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ah well. tie is good. we made it work last night.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    a quality start for Moyer, will Geoff give him any love?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    oh no! i didn’t see the last out …was it a good jimmie swing or evil (gonna hit it to Canada) jimmie swing?

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    good point Miles, Had Stairs walked and Rollins done the same thing, we may not have scored at all. So what we are looking at is a no decision at best for Moyer. Scared to see Condrey up but Moyer only gave up 3er in 6 IP. Not ideal, but still not a bad start really at all.

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    j reed is was a very evil swing, swung at ball 4 up 3-1 in the count

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Brian: It’s a respectable performance for Moyer, and improves his ERA for the season. Still, I’d like to see him get his 251st W

     
  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Well done Condrey.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice inning Condrey

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    I agree Tracey, and I am very glad to not see a bunch of Moyer bashing on here. Ive been supporting him this whole time, and normally, most games he pitches, whether he gives up 2 or 10, its nothing but “here we go again” and “geezer need to retire” Glad to see a quality outing, and glad to see levelheadedness tonight toward “the teacher”

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Shane has had a terrible series offensively. I would have loved for him to get something going there with the lefties coming up.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    pgd: can’t we just brainwash this guy to be a contact hitter?

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    AH bad call on that outside slider….give those to us too Dan!

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    i wish man his .260 obp is really killin me

     
 
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