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Gameday: Cardinals (52-46) At Phillies (54-39)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Fri, July 24, 2009 05:45 PM | Comments: 192
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St. Louis Cardinals (52-46) at Philadelphia Phillies (54-39)

Joel Pineiro (8-9, 3.09 ERA) vs. J.A Happ (7-0, 2.68)

Time: 7:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 81
TV:Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies open the weekend series with the St. Louis Cardinals, who just acquired Matt Holliday.  Holliday will be in the lineup batting cleanup tonight.  It should be a very close series as both these teams lead their divisions.

There is a very confident feeling with J.A Happ on the mound.  Happ has one career start against the Cardinals.  He pitched 6.1 innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits and four walks.

Both pitchers, Happ and Joel Pineiro, do not tally many strikeouts, but have had very successful seasons by relying on their defense.  In three career starts against the Phillies, Pineiro is 1-0 with a 2.33 ERA.

The entire Phillies Nation staff will be in attendence, hopefully to witness yet another Phillies victory.

Your Gameday Beer - Yuengling Lager
Bartender, I’ll have a Lager. Everyone’s favorite hometown beer is on tap for tonight’s tailgate. We’ll be in Lot M having a liquid dinner… maybe a Schmitter later. -By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    Geoff what is Mad Disinfo?

     
  • Posts: 0 Walter

    0 runs, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 9 groundouts, 3 flyouts, 5 innings for Phillies

     
  • Posts: 0 The Dipsy

    I agree that we’ll be surprised in a good way:

    Knapp, Carrasco, Donald, Marson

    The Dipsy

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Dipsy I hope your right…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    nice Rauuuul, but I don’t like this inning

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    Okay I am really hating Holliday now

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ugh I hate bloop hits

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Well this is not good

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    This is one of those games were we wont score any runs. Lets get this deal done rubby. Get our Drabek and a 3rd pitcher out of here. Bye Mr. Happ.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I hope Happ gets a standing O after he gets lifted. Might not oh had his best outing ever but he has done a fantastic job for this club.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Bunch of bloop singles…ugh

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    ridiculous inning

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    Well maybe many should stop talking about where Happ stands in stats, cause his ERA is about to go over 3

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    take Happ out

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    This game is over. We are not scoring any runs and happ is being a number 3 tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Oh man what a horrible throw to home by Chase! CMon Happ!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    guess the rain delay didnt help JA

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Just curious…if we get Halladay without giving up Happ then our rotation looks like this…Hamels, Halladay, Blanton, Happ, Moyer, Pedro, Lopez….who goes? Lopez probably but then what? Pedro or Moyer?

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Wow this is ugly. I guess Happ has come back down to reality. jk He has pitched well until today.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    yeah unless the bats wake up tonight this one is not looking good

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    screw hitting the ball hard the new baseball philosophy is to get jammed

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    braves are hot. they will make a run at us. cardinals did a great job picking up some pieces. i wish we had albert and not howie baby. mr. k. thats all he does.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Remember Pedro has incentives as a reliever…

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Happ has pitched well, even this inning…its not like most of those hits are solid and hard hits…its mostly bloop singles. From time to time that will happen. Even against the best.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    “This game is over”.. seriously Jeff? 6th inning buddy

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright offense here we go

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    NLCS vs dodgers
    Halladay game 1
    hamils game 2
    happ game 3

     
  • Posts: 0 repeat!

    This game ain’t over! We still get 4 more chances. I never count the Phillies out until there last out. We’ll make this one a game. You’ll see.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    this is a make it or break it inning.

    Vic
    Utley
    Howard

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    There we go Vic

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Was it over when the germans bombed pearl harbor?

     
  • Posts: 0 pn

    happ pitched well…only a few balls were hit really hard, but he had one bad inning – a lot of pitchers do.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Ill bet Hallady is traded like tomorrrow or after the games tonight. the jays wanted him to make one last start to say goodbye – because he is an icon in that cit for baseball. after that hell go for a favorable price and hell come here.

    also, if hallday came here he would wear no. 33 or 34. ill go with 34.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    we haven’t been able to get that run in from 3rd

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    The offense has failed us tonight. The had a couple of chances to score.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    man our middle of the order has been horrible with runners in scoring position

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    blah

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Wow could the warning track be any more of an enemy to the Phillies tonight?

     
  • Posts: 0 repeat!

    f@ck!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    Why do that?

    Put Stairs in Left just so you can have a pitcher for maybe 2 innings.

    Stairs is as good as a fielder as I am

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Walker to give up a couple runs?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    I really question Charlie’s predictable moves like this one, now we will have a 6 run deficit and no protection for Howard and argueably one of best hitters on the bench

     
  • Posts: 0 boxage

    my heart stopped

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Just one of those games, Pinero’s having a pretty great year…

     
  • Posts: 0 repeat!

    Phillies play Cards a whole lot better in St. Louis then vice versa. Weird

     
  • Posts: 0 pn

    what’s up with walker?? can’t throw strikes…

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    Man Walker sux send him back down

     
  • Posts: 0 repeat!

    The D should blitz here. We need a turnover

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    Okay Manuel your decision was a bad one! now you have to take Walker out and you still have Ibanez out, makes no sense

    O sense

     
  • Posts: 0 Keeg

    Yeah I never got the move to put Ibanez down late in the game either…maybe just used to it from Burrell.

    it needs to stop…his groin is fine and doing it is just detrimental to the lineup.

    speaking of which…sucks tonight…no W for the phils. we’re playing terribly.

     
 
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