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Gameday: Astros (73-83) at Phillies (90-66)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Tue, September 29, 2009 06:21 PM | Comments: 307
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Houston Astros (73-83) at Philadelphia Phillies (90-66)

Wilton Lopez, RHP (0-0, 8.44 ERA) vs. J.A Happ, LHP (11-4, 2.79 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Cloudy & Windy, 69
TV:Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Houston Astros always seem to torture the Phillies in September, but don’t jump off the bandwagon yet!  The beauty of baseball is that there is always a tomorrow.  After a painful loss on Monday, the Phillies will try to rebound.

Last night, the Phillies struggled against Yorman Bazardo.  Once again, they’ll be seeing a new face.  Wilton Lopez is making his first major league start.  In 10.2 innings in relief, the rookie has struggled mightily.  He has allowed 20 hits and his ERA is over eight.  Over the course of the year, the Phillies’ bats have been silent against young pitchers that they’ve never faced before, even if they own high ERA’s.

J.A Happ will try to help his case for the 2009 Rookie of the Year Award.  The left-hander is seeking his twelfth win of the year.  Opponents have batted .236 against him this season.  Happ has been the stopper.  He is a perfect 7-0 after Phillies losses.

Charlie Manuel did most of the talking during a closed-door meeting this afternoon.  Hopefully that will pump up the team and get them back on the right track.  Manuel later said to the media: “Ever since I’ve been in baseball, I’ve been a fighter and I’ve come to whip your [butt] every day.”  So let’s whip some Astro-butt tonight.

Tonight’s lineup: Rollins (SS), Victorino (CF), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Ibanez (LF), Werth (RF), Feliz (3B), Bako (C) and Happ (P).

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There’s a storm a brewin’ and only the Phillies will decide which way it blows. We’re staying local tonight with a full and flavorful stout from Victory Brewing Co. Dark and rich with roasted malts that do not overpower its Pacific Northwest hops, this beer is a lip smacker.a Storm King is best paired with the sweet taste of victory. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Whitey

    It smells like rain….

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Paul Bako can hit!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Braves have another rally going

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Braves just tied the game

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I just change the channel to check the Braves Fish game and freaking Matt Diaz hits a 3-run shot to tie it.. ugh

     
  • Posts: 0 DC

    Braves tied it up. Nothing is going the Phillies way

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    braves just tied the score…

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Charlie should of had Happ out of that inning. 116

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Wow! It’s 0-0 in Atlanta… Fish still win though…

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Mother f’ing Marlins blew it.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    DC, how about the Phils winning the game going the Phils way?

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    You’re right Jeff…

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Even more important that the phillies win…

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Did you see how many empty seats there were in Atlanta? What a bunch of frontrunners

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    tigers 5 twins 2

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    joedad i noticed that early and you hit it right on the head. we were packing in them in down the stretch the last two years

     
  • Posts: 0 DC

    Pence and Matsui. Phils make them look like all-stars.. WTF!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Seriously, the Braves should be selling out every single game this week… but oh well, that’s not our problem…

    LETS GO PHILS!

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    poop in your pants and jamie’s hurt

     
  • Posts: 0 Mostone

    Oh shit – what happened to Jamie?

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    oh goodness jamie is hurt and it does not look good

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Another Oops I Pooped My Pants Moment

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    that was probably his last pitch of the year folks, but he did a helluva job

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    wow. my heart stopped. thank god vic. moyer hurt.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    God Bless you Jamie Moyer!

     
  • Posts: 0 GWFightinsFan

    Moyer got hurt, wonderful….

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    No more Moyer
    You should all be happy
    haters

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    i thought jamie when down and put his head down because he though the had given up a home run

     
  • Posts: 0 cas

    Oh great…all we need is another relief pitcher hurt. Hope the Marlins can pull out their game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Braves fans suck the only team in our division wih a fan base of any real note is the mets fans and they are all from the short bus.

     
  • Posts: 0 Karen

    Geez, I really hope Jamie is okay.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    HK, I agree. Braves lose tonight and/or tomorrow

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    marlins man on third 1 out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Madson, then Lidge…. ?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie Moyer

    All, just wanted to let you all know I am really OK. I am faking my injury because I am a stand up guy and want to make the playoff off roster decision easy for my manager.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Is this game at the Vet…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Something is haunting the mound
    whats going?

     
  • Posts: 0 mikeB

    The pitching moind is cursed.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Marlins go back ahead!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Marlins score!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    I think Parranto crapped his pants when he saw Howard’s swing and pretended he was hurt

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Marlins up 1 baby

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    5-4…South Beach!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    jamie
    Jamie really is a good guy. If its a seriosu injury this isnt in good taste. Its what gives te on lne community an over all bad reputation

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    uggy up with 2 down and 2nd and 3rd

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Shame on the Jamie imposter. The whitey line was me, but not the one on Jamie…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tom McCarthy

    I’m a douche.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    bases loaded for baker the candle stick maker.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    the online community a bad reputation?

     
  • Posts: 0 Harry Kalas

    Brew Crew up 2-1.. Hey, I just wanna get in…by any means necc….

     
 
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