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Gameday: Mets (63-80) at Phillies (81-60)

Posted by Brian Michael, Sun, September 13, 2009 07:30 PM | Comments: 71
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New York Mets (63-80) at Philadelphia Phillies (81-60)

Tim Redding (2-5, 5.78) vs. Pedro Martinez (4-0, 3.64)

Time: 8:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Clear, 75
TV: ESPN
Twitter: Phillies Nation

One down, one to go.  After barely surviving another ninth inning scare, the Philllies look to take the series against the “rival” Mets and sweep the Sunday doubleheader.

Phillie-killer Tim Redding will trot out for the Mets tonight sporting a .161 opponent batting average and a 2.00 ERA at Citizen’s Bank Park. In his last start, however, he was a little wild throwing 48% of his pitches for balls. In his words, it was “probably the worst day I’ve ever had with command of the fastball.” (Let’s hope he spoke too soon with that quote.) Chase Utley has had success against the right-hander going 10-for-22.

Opposing Redding on the mound for the Phillies will be Pedro Martinez who is coming off a 119-pitch performance last week against the Nationals. The Phillies are 6-0 in games Pedro has started, and he got the win in his one start against his former team. In that game, he went six innings allowing 4 earned runs on 7 hits including 2 home runs while maintaining a decent groundball-to-flyball ratio (6/14), which he has done all season (26/62). Pay close attention for his matchups against Angel Pagan who has hit 2 home runs in 3 career at bats against Pedro.

With Shane Victorino’s home run in game one, the number of Phillies with double-digit home run tallies now stands at 7. Carlos Ruiz can add to that number with a homer tonight.  Also worth noting: the Phillies last five losses have all been by a single run.

The nightcap will be nationally televised on ESPN with Jon Miller and Joe Morgan calling the game.

Double Dog Double Pale AleYour Gameday Beer – Double Dog Double Pale Ale
We’re doing a daily double of Double beers today with Double Dog Double Pale Ale. This is another beer from the Flying Dog brewery in Maryland which features those gonzo illustrations by Ralph Steadman. Being a Pale Ale, it is naturally infused with hops which give it a citrus aroma and flavor. There are also sweet notes of caramel malts and dark fruit alongside bitter spices which hit you towards the end. Despite its 11.5% ABV, it is fairly drinkable beer. Have it with those leftover steak fajitas.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 charlie

    Sorry I was wrong we lose again in the 9th. Ryan Gopher Ball Madson is coming in.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    seriously anyone know how many days in a row for madson?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    j reed not you at all

    I am talking over all tone of fans on this site

    Ruiz is probably MVP every night.

    People who dont understand the game dont understand about catcher.

    I the same way Rollins is also great. I jsut dont knwo that Rollins shouldnt be batting 8th. But his defense is great.

     
  • Posts: 0 Harold

    will we be batting in the bottom of the 9th tied or losing?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    so if he blows this…he’ll be too much of a head case to be of any use

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    That was an all time bonehead play by Murphy. He should be benched for that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Madson pitchd
    the 8th 9th 11th 12th and now the 13th

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    please don’t do this again

     
  • Posts: 0 DC

    Folks…I can’t take this anymore. Madson and Lidge are driving me crazy.

     
  • Posts: 0 charlie

    This BOZO a-wipe gets ahead of a hitter and then collapses. He NEVER gives you a 1,2,3, inning . MADSON SUCKS

     
  • Posts: 0 DC

    Enough with the blown saves Madson. Get these guys out already!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    That pitch-by-pitch analysis of Madson’s fastballs by ESPN was probably the best analysis I’ve seen from them in a longgggg time.

     
  • Posts: 0 DC

    Okay one more please

     
  • Posts: 0 Radi0

    To quote Joe Morgan — “Why did he throw that pitch? That’s why he is not a good closer.”

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    One more to go Mad doggggg!! You got it!

     
  • Posts: 0 DC

    Focus Madson. Get this guy out! For heaven sake.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    charlie: You’re clueless.

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    Guess even a blind, crippled squirrel with no sense of smell finds a nut every now and then.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    and the best part is…no one else wanted Pedro.

    Phillies 1 Everyone else 0.

    Way to go Pedro. Nice job Madson. Way to totally bail out Charlie’s piss poor management yet again. Madson on 3 days rest and for the 5th time in 6 days. Apparently Charlie does not like his bullpen because he is trying to get all of them to blow out their elbow.

     
  • Posts: 0 BS

    Ed, you’re being ridiculous. Who would you rather have Charlie put in? Taschner? And if that other pitcher had blown the save, I’m sure you’d be first to call Charlie out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    How am I being ridiculous? By not wanting a reliever to pitch 3 days in a row? You have no idea what it takes as a pitcher to warm up and pitch the way these guys do day after day. If it was so simple then why do starters only throw every 5 days? Madson has thrown in the last 6 days as many pitches if not more than most of the starters did their last turn with the exception of Pedro. Warming up and coming into a game is not so simple as taking your jacket off and throwing some pitches and then walking out to the mound.

     
 
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