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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 j reed

    its like the Bulls vs. the Celtics series

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Figures it was Utley again. Someone else need to step up.

     
  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    Takahashi in the bullpen warming up??

    Good night, fellas.

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    swingin at ball 4…. again

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nah that was a strike

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Rollins gets ahead 3-0 but takes the next 2 for called strikes before popping out to Wright in Foul Territory. Started great and ended horribly.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    6 hole for rollins or the bench for a day….horrible at bat

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    well at least for this at bat, hes battling! From mlb.com I dont get how the 3rd ball was a ball, yet pitch 4 was a strike. They seemed opposite. Damn Rollins. Hopefully Victorinow or Utley does something.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    hit for Victorino!

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    really i thought it was a little high, anyways i know its a tough pitch to layoff but jimmy swinging at balls is just a constant theme

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Sweet. come on Now Utley. Double maybe?

     
  • Posts: 0 lm

    i hate when batters swing at ball 4. thats the most annoying thing to watch!…we could have had 1st and 2nd with no outs…good job jimmy!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Keith- i don’t know, has the ump been calling the high strike? looked like a ball to me

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    jimmy started swinging great in the 6 hole i dont know why charlie felt compelled to move him back to leadoff

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    one of those pitches that’s too close to not swing I’d say, oh well

     
  • Posts: 0 lm

    exactly PGD…i agree

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Utley

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Double Steal?

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    never mind, not with Howard up being a lefty.

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    agreed this guy has a slow delivery

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ah Howard goes down again

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    figures. God job Howard.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    not “the high cheese” again. agrh!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Raul is due

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I wonder what will be higher at the end of the year…Howards average or his Strike Outs?

    Now would be a good time for Ibanez to extend his 11 game hitting streak!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Well it seems, whenever you have a 1-2 pitch to howard, give him a high pitch out of the strike zone. gets hims every time.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL

     
  • Posts: 0 SJ Mike

    Yeah Raul!

     
  • Posts: 0 Joshua

    RAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    IN THE CLUTCH!!! AGAIN

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    was i right?

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    RAUULLLLLLLLLLL!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    RAUUUUUUUULLLLLLLL

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Is this man serious?

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Joedad, I like you, you can stay. LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    MVP! MVP! MVP!

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    wow that ball was at his feet

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    I agree SDO. MVP MVP MVP!

     
  • Posts: 0 SDO

    11 game hitting streak kept alive. he was due.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Raul = High Class, Hard working, CLUTCH

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    okay, let’s not piss off the baseball gods….it ain’t over yet.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    The Iggs may have kicked Javon Kearse to the curb but I think it’s time we can say The Freaks back in Philly!

    RAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLL!!

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    damn those mets fans really cleared out after that

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Raaauuuuuuuul baby baby

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Just when everyone is wondering what happened to him and if the blogger got to him. I really need to order the Raul Jersey.

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    .322, 21HRS, 58RBI now for RAAAAUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLL

     
  • Posts: 0 lm

    gotta love raul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    Is Raul the most clutch Phillie ever or what?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Raul was due and he delivered :D

     
 
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