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Gameday: Braves (67-61) at Phillies (74-52)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, August 29, 2009 06:15 PM | Comments: 88
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Atlanta Braves (67-61) at Philadelphia Phillies (74-52)

Derek Lowe (12-8, 4.48 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (12-9, 2.63 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Fair, 68
TV: MY PHL 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Don’t be surprised if a pitcher’s duel breaks out tonight.  With Derek Lowe and Cliff Lee on the mound, it’s probably going to be a low scoring game.

Lee will be aiming for his sixth win in as many starts with the Phillies.  Since joining the Phillies, he is a perfect 5-0 with a 0.68 ERA.  In 40 innings, he has struck out 39, walked six and hasn’t allowed a home run.  So far it has been guaranteed as to the type of start Lee will provide: go deep into the game and dominate.

In two starts against the Phillies this season, Lowe is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 14 innings, including  an eight inning shutout on Opening Night.  Lowe has been streaky this season.  He had a 6.13 ERA in an eight start stretch, followed by a 5-0, 2.91 ERA seven game run.  Currently, he his in a cold spell allowing 20 hits in his last 8.2 innings.

For a change, the Phillies would like to get to Lowe.  Lowe is 5-1 with a 2.64 ERA in his career against the Phillies.  The offense is struggling and relying on the long ball, so it may not be easy for them to get to Lowe, a ground ball pitcher.  But it isn’t going to be easy for the Braves to get to Lee either.

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  • Posts: 0 DawkinsINT

    Great info on Lowe that I wasn’t aware of. Hopefully the Phils continue the hit parade against him via the long ball variety.

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Lowe is part owner of the Phillies along with Jurrjens, Santana Maine, Johnson, Redding, Volstad and Nolasco.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    So is this game going to start on time?

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Oh really… Is that so?… 2008 NLCS Game 1: Utley 2run bomb. Pat bomb… Lowe got beat… Jurrg… Utley 2run hr… Braves loose…. Santana… J-Roll lead off homer…. Santana lost…… Santana out for season… Why? The Omar effect! He’s such a *uking gensis….Santana will never be the same….Thank you Omar! Redding…who gives a bleep….. I mean really. Maine…. What the bleep happened to this guy? Oh yeah , Maine is just another victim of the Mutts magical medical unit….. I’d spend more time on this, but it’s almost game time.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    I have a feeling Lidge is going to be OK
    Someone had to call the old man and say you cant use him 3 days in a row let alone 4.

    Just a hunch.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    re: the mutts

    I havent been watching them or following them since they became a disgrace. But tuned in for todays game since it was the only game in town on fox. I do not like mccarver but I actually enjoyed him making fun of and ridiculing the mets today. It is a shame they are so bad that we havent been able to enjoy it as much.

    They also said the Wilpons lost 700 million to Madoff and thats why they havent been buyers for a long time. Apparently the Wilpons will be looking to sell within the year. Thats actually bad for us if the Mess decided to get a competant GM and manager they could be formidable. They did have the second highest pay roll in the majors this year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    rain delay

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Tom McCraty.= The Amazing Mumford………. 1,2,3.. A la peanut butter sandwiches… hahaha…..

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Those pitchers DOMINATE the Phils lineup.
    Not just contain it.

    In Lowe’s case it’s because they will nver change the approach-swing for the fences.

    Usual result? Ground out-a-thon.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Bleep the Mutts….

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Lowe got the Braves for $60mill… Now that’s gangsta.. Do the Wilpons own the Toma Hawks too?

     
  • Posts: 0 Stan

    Is the 2009 Phillies the best Phillies team ever? State your case!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Stan

    I enjoy watching Cliff Lee. I am still in shock that the Phils made such a great trade at the deadline.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Let’s wait ’til the Parade next year for that one…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    The Braves announcers are so bad I am forced to watch Wheeler tonight. He makes me feel a little sick to my stomach. Especialy with all the mcdonalds crap they do.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Jimmy do this more often….

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Agreed Repeat. Even though Jimmy didn’t get on base he battled and forced Lowe to throw pitches. Exactly what a lead off hitter should do.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    I have lowe in fantasy
    Hes sucked for awhile now

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Chase Utley is the man…

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Rollins knows this…. He better starting making this a habit… Howard… so close…

     
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  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    jimmy take that the other way and it’s a 2run single… he does this all the time.

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    that’s why lowe owns them.These guys NEVER change their approach.

     
  • Posts: 0 MOphan

    Well, 40 pitches in the first three innings for Lee translates to 80 for six innings and approximately 120 for the complete game. Chances of seeing Lidge tonight for second game in a role? I place it at 50/50 unless Phils’ bats get some more runs on the board, then I think O’ Man will let Lee finish the game.

     
  • Posts: 0 MOphan

    role = roll, sorry

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    We can’t score.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Lowe is handing us runs and we are not taking them. There is a magnet in front of the plate. AMAZING

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    phils are a joke with risp…rauls terrible slump continues.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    ugh, I still blame the offense.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    poor defense by howard. not scoring early. lee is human. game over.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Time for the crybabies to whine about Wheeler and / or McCarthy

     
  • Posts: 0 Craig

    raul is a waste. like my buddy says. He is off the PEDS. Thats why he was out. He is aweful. get rid of the bum…

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    this game should be like 6-3 phillies,but the offense must want to lose.

     
  • Posts: 0 MOphan

    Ugh, Lee has allowed more than three runs. This is a travesty!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    It’s not just Raul though. Shane has cooled off too, so has Jimmy. And then there is Pedro who really hasn’t done anything, and we also have Bako.

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    i’m not one that wants to believe raul was on PED’s but it is kinda strange he’s accused of possibly taking em,after that he goes on the DL and come off and has been a joke.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well Lee was bound to get hit hard eventually. Kind of sucks its against the Braves but what are you gonna do? This one isn’t over but you can’t win them all.

    Ok Diaz just hit a home run…now it’s over.

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    oh boy the phillie killer comes up with yet another big hit.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    ok, i was expecting him to give up two HRs

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    wasn’t*

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    6-5 Phils!

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    i have a feeling the phils come back tie it,go to extra inning and howard hits a walk off home run,just a wild prediction.

     
  • Posts: 0 Colorado Joe

    They need to take Bako’s lack of offense out and put Ruiz in. Let Lee pitch with Ruiz behind the plate for a few innings. I don’t like Bako as Lee’s personal catcher. He stinks. His lack of offense should not be acceptable.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Just got home from dinner… turn on the TV, check the score… WTF????

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Lee is gulp, human.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian the Braves fan

    Sorry Phillies fans. Not tonight. I agree Lee is a very good pitcher but really. Who has he beat so far. Terrible offenses. Now you go up against a much better team. 5 runs. I like the Phillies. They should of walked Diaz in that spot with a base open. Your closer is a mess. You guys cant score with runners on base. How many runs have you had in the last 6 games. You win the divison but will get knocked out. sorry…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Ugh, turn off the Announcers EgoCam and show me the friggin game!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Brian the Braves Fan: You look really familiar. Are you related to Mike the Mets Fan?

     
  • Posts: 0 Radi0

    Lee was due for a bad outing, even the best pitchers get roughed up every once in a while. The horrific offense remains the problem, they’re not helping the guy at all.

    Home run or bust. Yet again.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Shame about those Mets getting their butts kicked by Chicago. What was the score, 11-4?

     
 
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