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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 Brian of CO

    I agree J Reed. It aint over till the fat man sings, and I aint singing yet. (I know its usually fat lady, but I didnt want to piss anyone off, so I figured I would bash myself.)

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Alright lets get a 4 game lead on the Mets and head back to Philly for 9 games against Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles!! At the game tomorrow!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Raul is the “I” in Team hahaha.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    MAD DOG. Keep this going baby!

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    I’m beginning to HATE Raul Ibanez Drugs or not.Lesson learned today,NEVER send in a Sushi Chef to do the job of a pitcher.Gary Cohen even went as far as saying the best free agent signing of the winter.INCLUDING Texiera

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Speaking of fans clearing out…not sure if anyone has seen highlights of any Rays games but it looks like they are back to their customary 1000 fans per game. Glad to see they are full of true fans.

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Ryan Madson in for his 4th save

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Too bad it wasnt against K-Rod, because everyone on here would have gotten a beer.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kimmy

    here we go madson! shut it down!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    So am I the only one who feels 100% better having MadDog in here? I’m not expecting at least 2 runners to get on anymore.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    no fooling around Madson

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    crap.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    had to come on and say Raullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    actually get to watch it on extra innings
    now it is time for madson to shut it down

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    As bad as it seems for the Mets,it wasn’t the worst case scenerio.Worst case was a sweep and Cy Johan prevented that from happening.But as sure as the Mets milked away the Division in 2007,we all know its far from over,and looking forward for the next 4 months of good baseball.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    I am confident in Madson Adam, not not that much more confident.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    okay, i don’t care whose winning or losing…i think its low brow when TV cameramen pan to a pitcher after something like that…unless he’s been throwing at your team or its Papelbond…how’d he hit that with that bloop hit ichro swing….those butthead bloggers will be busy tonight….let’s go mad dog

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason

    madson is calm for a closer. i like it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ryk

    You know it, Grrrumpy. This has been an absolutely fantastic series. If they meet in the playoffs, it’s going to be a classic.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    considering the Mets were like 13 games down at the All Star break last year and came back, its far from over.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    minor heart attack-pitchers throwing to second usually is a throw to the centerfielder

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason

    is that even true? were they 13 out? i thought it was more like 5 or 6.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    it worked out but I don’t like throwing to second there with 3 run lead, but it work. Brings back memories of Mariona against the d backs in ws

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Put this one in the win column!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ryk

    Game, set, match. Keep it up, boys.

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    NASTY!!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Mad Dog knows his stuffs on and gets it, nothing cute just throwing strikes.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Woot woot

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Phillies win :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    SWEET!

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    bullpen was phenomenal tonight, 4 innings 1 hit 0er

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Well,you took 2 of 3 from the Amazins on their home turf.Its still far from over.Four games can dwindle just as quick.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    take a seat mets

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Good night and game over.

    Let’s go home and win a series…or three.

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    What a win! What a series! What a roadtrip!

     
  • Posts: 0 Kimmy

    fabulous!!! and now on to the BoSox!! See ya’ll at the field sunday!

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    big save Mad Dog
    great series in shty field
    great bull pen
    Moyer pitched like moyer should pitch 6 innings 8 hits 3 runs kept us in the game and almost perfect pen outing today even Durbin dominated
    great 2 out of three
    Bring on the Sox

     
  • Posts: 0 Philsphan

    4 up in the division… first time this year I think right?

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    LOL@ THE METS TROLLS! PHILLIES WIN!

    RAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUL!

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    I would LOVE to see a Mets/Phillies NLCS.You would have to tear down the walls in this room.I would hope tho (likely won’t happen) fans of both sides act a little classiy.Excitable but classy and have a good view of the game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    Phillies win 6-3. Phillies now 35-23 and they have a 4 game lead over the Mets and I think 6 or 6.5 over the Braves. Eyre gets the win and is now 1-1. Madson records his 4th save. Bobby Parnell gets the loss. To be honest Phillies could have gone 10-0 on the road trip. But they still go 7-3 and raise their road record to 23-9. They now head home for a 9 game homestead interleague style. First up Boston for 3 games. Lester vs Blanton tom at 7:05pm. i’ll be at the game tom so see anyone there. GO PHILLIES!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    phillies hitters have their work cut out for them now, lester, matsuzaka, beckett, and halladay in 4 out of the next 6 games

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    well Mad Dog wanted to be a closer and he got his wish, and he is coming through. Raul for the Ashburn AGAIN.

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Phillies beat the Amazins in the series 2-1…..OK We move on next is a reeling Yankee team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lt.

    It was like watching a giant toilet flush, and Raul pulled the lever.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    Now we were 4 games up I think 2 weeks ago because we swept the Padres and the Mets were swept by the Pirates.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Bring on the Red Sox. Our nation will beat up your nation.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    I meant no not now.

     
  • Posts: 0 beta sigma shag

    Raul for Asburn obviously, he played left field like he lives out there another assist throwing Wright out at second great game, I guess once Felicty pitches they have no one to get phillies out except K Rod. JB against the sox Tomorrow,

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    now let’s take it to those Pink Sox!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    too bad he didnt hit that in the 5th to give Moyer the win.

     
 
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