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Gameday: Marlins (87-74) at Phillies (92-69)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, October 04, 2009 12:31 PM | Comments: 111
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Florida Marlins (87-74) at Philadelphia Phillies (92-69)

Josh Johnson (15-5) vs. J.A Happ (12-4)

Time: 1:35 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 64
TV: MY PHL 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation

This is it.  Game number 162.   The final game of the regular season.  It will be the Phillies final tuneup before facing the Colorado Rockies in the National League Division Series on Wednesday.

J.A Happ will make his final campaign for the Rookie of the Year Award, but he may also be pitching for a spot in the postseason rotation.  “When I think about it, you want him in [the rotation] because he is a starter, but missing [J.C] Romero … if [Happ] pitches one inning in three days, he could come back and pitch on his regular turn. I’m not saying we’re going to do that, but that does enter my mind,” Charlie Manuel said.

It is unlikely Happ will pitch more than six innings today.  He’ll pitch long enough so he doesn’t become rusty, but short enough to avoid an injury.  It will also allow relievers to audition for a spot on the playoff roster.  Happ pitched seven shutout innings when he last faced the Marlins.

Happ will be opposed by the Marlins’ ace, Josh Johnson.  Johnson is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA against the Phillies this year.  In 18 innings, Johnson has struck out 24 Phillies.  Phillies hitters are batting .212 against him.

It is Fan Appreciation Day at Citizens Bank Park.  The fans would really appreciate a win, ending the season on a positive note.  Being swept is not a good way to enter the postseason.

Today’s Lineup: Cairo 2B, Dobbs 3B, Werth RF, Stairs LF, Francisco CF, Tracy 1B, Bruntlett SS, Bako C, Happ P

Birra MorettiYour Gameday Beer – Birra Moretti
We’re going with an easy drinker for what hopes to be an easy Sunday. This Italian Pilsner has a crisp golden pour and similarly light flavor. It’s both bubbly and hoppy and since neither are overwhelming it makes for a nice party in your mouth. Keep it going with your favorite hoagie. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 ralph wiggum

    my dr says i wouldn’t have so many nose bleeds if i kept my finger out of there

     
  • Posts: 0 The dog

    woof

     
  • Posts: 0 homer simpson

    Lisa, if the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn’t, it’s that girls should stick to girls sports, such as hot oil wrestling and foxy boxing and such and such.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mighty Mouse

    Here I come to save the daaaaaaay

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    anyone else listen to the marlins idiot broadcasters talk about some record gload just set?
    LOL
    I tune in for 2 minutes and see that crap.
    Back to monitoring my fantasy team in the nfl.
    Go phils in the playoffs.
    If I am home for games I will post into game night threads as we march to the world series.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Well, that ad for the book “Honey, It Won’t Come Off” on here got me intrigued, so I googled it, it’s about the old almshouse which became Phila. State Hosp, which led me to websites and pics of Byberry Mental Hosp, wow, what a creepy place that was. Did any of you locals ever explore in there before they tore it all down? Yikes! Very interesting stuff, though.

    Oooo, tie game!

     
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  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Georgie, I remember my mom would say, “you are driving me to Byberry” when we were driving her crazy. It was full of crazy people who were eventually released thats to even crazier do-gooders so many of the poor people who lived there became homeless.

     
  • Posts: 0 Rockies fan

    sorry to say we will know you out..Just like a couple of years ago. Oh no we should be afraid of Hamels and Lee. LOL. They stink. My pitching is not much better but I have a feeling we win this series. Lidge in the 9th Im shaking. Your so scary. Cant beat the Marlins, Stros, LOL LOL LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Eyre is doing a great job…. and the fact that they’re throwing Escalona out there a lot probably means that Happ would get to start against the Rockies….

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    HK – are you talking about myers…i didn’t see him pitch…I’m in and out. Building some stairs for my moms. If it is then that’s a good sign

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Rockies fan – kiss the ring

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    How about a walkoff to end the regular season?? It’s been awhile since we last had one of those…

     
  • Posts: 0 Rockies fan

    ok j reed- kiss my ass

     
  • Posts: 0 homer simpson

    BOOBIESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    what is going on?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ray

    Aww jreed he really got you with that one…..how about winning the world series instead of just the NL…..RED SOX 4-0

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    joedad, I missed most of the game, I got so caught up in the Byberry story, just unbelievable. I’m trying to find some books on the subject, I’ve now become obscessed with it.

    Walk-off, that would be nice.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    The Beard with a walkoff??

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    rockies fan – when we got to the world series we won….you did couldn’t even win a game

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Finish it Feliz!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    let’s not forget the Rox play in the weakest division in baseball for the past decade

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    francisco looked safe…these umps must like helms.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Last thing we need right now is an extra inning game, crap.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Oh well… at least the bullpen can get some much-needed work!

     
  • Posts: 0 Rockies fan

    Yea and J reed your division is so tought. The Nats are the laughing stock in baseball. The Marlins and Braves. Please. The Mets. LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I think we should pinch-hit Howard to finish this thing off!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Wow now we know why Francisco isn’t an everday player….he makes some of Vics. brain farts smell good

     
  • Posts: 0 Rockies fan

    You played the RAYS. So stop. We played a much tougher team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ray

    don’t just be satisfied with your team beating the phillies rockies fan, hope they try and win it all dope…i know you’re obsessed with us or you wouldn’t be here
    of course maybe beating the phillies is like winning the world series for them

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Rox – what about the last decade.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ray

    The RAYS who beat the same RED SOX team….what an idiot

     
  • Posts: 0 Rockies fan

    red sox were not the same team last year you homo ray. go play with mommy and daddy. when we knock you out and we will, i will come back to this room and blast you. your team is just horrible right now. we are playing you at the right time. i cant wait.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ray

    they weren’t? that’s how much you know dumbass. you mean the 2008 red sox with 95 wins as opposed to the 2007 red sox with 96 wins and 4 teams well over 500 in that division..go back to your hole and stop being obsessed with the WORLD CHAMPS…come back when you when it all

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Uuuuu … an extra-inning walkoff? These guys love the drama.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ray

    2008 had 4 teams over 500 and one game difference

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    You know what, after reading Rockies fan’s careful analysis of the upcoming playoff series, I now realize that the Phillies have no chance at all. What was I thinking?

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    oh boy i see the rockies fans are coming out of the woodworks…they did the same thing and 07 and were nowhere to be found last year.

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    I smell a Werth walkoff

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Cairo is about to knock Bruntlett off the postseason roster….

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Werth absolutely NEEDS his 100th RBI

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    LEFTY KILLER UP NEXT!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Disgusting…

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    big difference Rox fan we don’t crap ourselves under pressure you did…13-1 game one of the 2007 World series….you didn’t even give the NL an ounce of respect. 4-0 sweep

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    dame marlins walking him.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    hoover we only need a base hit not a HR

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    WE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 joedad

    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVER

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    YIPPPPEEEEEEE!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    happy day and how fitting…wes helms thank you

     
 
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