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Gameday: Giants (73-60) at Phillies (76-54)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Thu, September 03, 2009 06:20 PM | Comments: 175
Gameday 2009, Posts

San Francisco Giants (73-60) at Philadelphia Phillies (76-54)

Tim Lincecum (13-4, 2.33) vs. Pedro Martinez (2-0, 4.50 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, 74
TV: Comcast Sportsnet, MLB Network
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Pedro Martinez will be glad to hear that there is no rain in tonight’s forecast. However, with Tim Lincecum on the mound, a long rain delay doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

The Phillies bats need to wake up for the rubber match of the series.  They’ve scored only one run during the entire series, and 11 in the last six games.  It will not be easy to manufacture runs off, arguably, the best pitcher in the National League. Like Brad Penny last night, Lincecum pitched eight scoreless innings against the Phillies this season.

Ryan Howard has two home runs in his career against Lincecum.  Randy Winn is 6-for-9 with 4 RBI against Pedro since 2004.

In case you have not seen David Wright’s ridiculous looking helmet that will be mandatory for all minor leaguers next season, don’t be surprised to see Shane Victorino sporting a large, “Great Gazoo” type helmet.  Todd Zolecki reports Victorino will be trying out the new helmet tonight.  As usual, Shane will bat second in the lineup.  Victorino is batting .267 with a home run in 15 at-bats against Lincecum.

Green Flash Le FreakYour Gameday Beer – Green Flash Le Freak
There is no coincidence in tonight’s selection, but it’s a great beer nonetheless. You might mistake Le Freak for a Tripel by the way it looks and its 9.2% alcohol content; however, it tastes and smells like an American IPA – it’s actually considered a hybrid of the two. Eat it with your favorite peaches dish, it will bring out the Belgian flavors of the beer. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    one of these games they will explode for ten runs. hopefully tonight they will destroy the freak.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Our father who art in Heaven, have mercy on the Phillies tonight. Please help their bats find the ball and those balls find the left and right field seats. Please do this for us, for the city of Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love. We take the bible seriously, love thy neighbor and all that jazz. Please, for us.

    Amen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well that sucks

     
  • Posts: 0 JasonB

    You know, I think it’s time to end the Pedro experiment. Seriously. The guy hasn’t looked good since that first start, and even that was questionable.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    he hasnt had to chance to have a long outing because of the rain delays you dont know what they have yet, and if it rains again you can always use moyer

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    He didn’t look good in the first start, or any of them but in fairness two were cut short due to rain so I don’t know if its fair to judge yet. I give him tonight to prove himself against an offense that really is not good.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    still don’t know why we just didn’t juggle the rotation and have Lee throw tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I am sorry but J-Roll should get fined 10,000 every time he swings at the first pitch. It is absolutely outrageous. He has to be the worst lead off hitter in baseball hands down.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    what is wrong with shane is he running out of spam?

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    I bet Wright would rather look a bit silly than get beaned in the head and die.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    did that inning just happen?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    6 pitch inning…way to go Phillies. Way to exercise some patience.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    who wouldnt you trade on the phillies for this guy ( Lincecom)?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Utley, Happ and Hamels.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    they should attach radio controlled electro-shock devices to all the Phillies batters who swing at the first pitch,,,,Sometimes aggressive ABs are called for but what will it take for these lunk heads to learn to work a pitcher?

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Rollins with one walk in his last 12 games.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    Nice inning by pedro

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    how many strikeouts by lincecom tonight?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    well f**k me running…maybe I was wrong calling for a Lee/Perdo switch with Perdo dealing tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    WERTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    YAY JAYSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Way to Werth. Way to show up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ****WOW*****

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Werth with the moonshot….I wonder what the distance was

     
  • Posts: 0 SpankyYankee

    Jeff s right San Fran will explode for 10 runs….should be tonight….you were already warned of Pedro…but Charlie like Andy Reid think you can find lightning in a bottle….not so…. you can turn your sets off now Lincecum… against “I should be riding donkey” Pedro….not happening tonight…..ya scored what 1 RUN in 18 innings the last 2 days….and Werth gets lucky,,,theres your 1 run.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    why cant Fransisco start mabye he will not strikeout every at bat

     
  • Posts: 0 JasonB

    Way to go Jayson!

    Yeah, maybe I’m not being totally fair to Pedro – but I just don’t have confidence he can get the job done.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    3 homers? I wonder if Ibanez will make contact 3 more times this year

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Lincecums hair is worse than Chris Wheelers

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    mabye Charlie should sit Ibanez until the playoffs?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    7 strikeouts in 3 innings? Pedro is on fire!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    not bad huh 7ks

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Holy crap! He’s striking out everybody!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    if you sit him till the playoffs then hes not on the playoff roster
    I would liek to see Sam francisco get a chance.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    7 Ks for Pedro!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    make that 8 Ks for pedro

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Wow… the way Jimmy was running, I thought he was going to take 3rd!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    wow jimmy finally hit something

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    shane what the hell!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Ibanez’s ABs last night didn’t yield anything but he had 2 hard hit outs after working 3-2 counts. At least we know he’s seeing the ball better.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    when is the rain going to start

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    If Howard continues to hit the ball well, imagine what will happen when Utley starts his usual September hot streak.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    well at least Ut made the kid earn that K

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Ed R. – let’s hope Ut’s streak starts tonite

     
  • Posts: 0 dodger fan

    I think the pitchers have the exact same line through 4?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    now this is a pitchers duel. if we can just get this win that will be BIG.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    agreed Jreed.

    8 k’s through 5 innings, 65 pitches. Well done Pedro. Keep it going.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    wow that Ibanez at bat didn’t even look like he was trying. I know he is but he just looks so lost its sad.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jessie

    if you noticed as soon as Ibanez starting to not hit Burrell started to hit

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    hang one for chooch timmy-boy

     
 
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