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Gameday: Phillies (26-17) at Mets (22-23)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, May 25, 2010 05:35 PM | Comments: 119
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Philadelphia Phillies (26-17) at New York Mets (22-23)

Jamie Moyer (5-3, 4.30 ERA) at R.A. Dickey (0-0, 3.00 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Citi Field
Weather: Clear, 74
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: @philliesnation

Before we get to tonight’s game, the first NL All-Star Ballots have been counted and the Phillies are kicking ass and taking names so far.  Five Phillies lead their respective positions, with Chase Utley leading everyone in the National League with over 687,000 votes.  He leads Rickie Weeks at second base by over 500,000! Ryan Howard is well behind Albert Pujols, but is in second place. Carlos Ruiz sits behind Yadier Molina at catcher.

Jamie Moyer won’t be making the ASG this year, but he’s pitching pretty well, all things considered. He’s going for his 6th win of the season tonight at Citi Field. In actuality, he’s been a bit of a savior. No one believed he would be as good as he’s been so far, and rightfully so. Moyer was awful a season ago and with all the injuries to the rotation/bullpen, his innings have been much needed and appreciated.

Another knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey, goes up against the Phillies this evening. It’s the first time that the Phils will face knuckle-throwers back to back since 1983 when they went up against Phil and Joe Niekro. Sunday was an ugly attempt at hitting as Tim Wakefield made the Phils bats look foolish over eight strong innings. Perhaps seeing a knuckleballer already will help this time around.

Tonight’s Lineup:Victorino (CF), Polanco (3B), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Werth (RF), Ibanez (LF), Ruiz (C), Castro (SS), Moyer (P).

Your gamenight beer: Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55

A baseball-themed beer? Yes, please. Brooklyn Pennant Ale is a honey-colored pale ale, right up my alley. It’s aptly named for the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Championship team, a very cool homage to a city that lost its team to the west coast unfortunately.  It’s 5.0% ABV, so not too strong, not too light. It should be paired with some BBQ ribs or a plate of crabcakes. Oh yeah. Whether or not you despise New York, Brooklyn Brewing Co. makes a damn good beer. –By Pat

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    phillies offense needs to be more consistant. to streaaaaakkkky. ra dickey is a players the phillies might have problems with. we just dont hit well against these guys. lets go phillies.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    moyer will get rocked tonight. just a baddd feeling

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    thats what we need a guy like reyes. gets on and scores very quickly. very aggresive. thats why he should bat 1. manuel the mets manager is just stupid.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Oh, goodie… between the Mets trolls and the Moyer haters, looks like I’m going to have to use my troll filter tonight…

     
  • Posts: 0 joey in NY

    Mets will sweep Phillies :)

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason B

    With Moyer batting my expectations are not high here.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    mets stink. bases loaded. we need to score some runs. howard is horrible on the base paths. be aggresive.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    you cant win when you have castilo, barajas, frency on your team. they are pathetic. need to put an average pitcher away there.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    How do you walk with runners in scoring position, two outs and the pitcher on deck?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    chooch has been aweful since the injury. howard runs the bases like poop in his pants.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    moyer just does give you a chance. so easy to hit off of

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    I love watching Howard run the bases! It’s comical but he’ll make it home 9/10 times a ‘good baserunner’ would

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    for the love of god get rid of jaime. give us a chance man.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Howard’s a lot less comical than he used to be. Granted, he’s no Shane Victorino, but that significant weight loss has done him well.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Whew! OK, back to the top of the order, time for some catch-up.

     
  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    jeff, no one likes you or cares about your opinion

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    I think Howard has improved to at least average in every area of the game he was criticized, genuinely think he’s the second best all-around 1st basemen in the game above Teix because he isn’t a half a year player and above Miggy because he’s healthy, runs the bases fine and though he makes mistakes he plays D.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    you have to put the mets away when you have them loaded nobody out. i know we will win this divison but we have to start hitting. the mets wont even finish in third. they are that bad of a team. braves, marlins are better. much better. the mets have to be the top five worst teams in baseball. god when is the last time they won a championship. i cant remember. just a classless team with slime from ny.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Jamie ‘gets hit like Whitney’ went into todays game with a WHIP of 1.05 and will probably finish the game 2nd in innings pitched…

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason B

    That was a break for the Phils…

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    We are hitting, we’re hitting like crazy, problem is there are a handful of games we won’t hit but if we did hit more consistently we’d win 115-120 games which is just unrealistic.

     
  • Posts: 0 PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    BS call

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Aw, come on, we need to score one here…

     
  • Posts: 0 PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    should be 3 outs already

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Go-ahead run at the plate; let’s make it count.

     
  • Posts: 0 PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    hahahah

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Argh.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Please don’t let this offense go into a can’t get a key hit slump, come on guys.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason B

    I guess we’ll see who’s laughing in October, troll.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    “Hockey-style mask”: A tribute to the Flyers? :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    1-2-3… That’s more like it!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phuh Cube Itches

    Doesn’t matter if the Mets can’t beat the Philthies. The Philthies can’t and won’t beat the Yankees. Maybe if Philthadelphia wasn’t such a shithole, it might be able to support two teams and maybe have one that can compete with the Yankees… but who am I kidding. If it ain’t New York, its shit.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    the met fans , most of them here are trash. slimebags who never win. they just call mike the fat man on wfan and cry all day. the yankees are the only team in ny. rangers stink. flyers all the way.

     
  • Posts: 0 PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    Phillies fans are trash…go throw up on some kids

     
  • Posts: 0 PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    nice try howard hhahah

     
  • Posts: 0 PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    WOW

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    lets meet kid phuck the phillies. where, when, what time.

     
  • Posts: 0 joey in NY

    Mets play better now . they won yankees 2 out of 3 on the weekend ,they can sweep phillies easily.

     
  • Posts: 0 PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    haha where you from Jeff

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    your mother

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    where you from

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    NICE catch!

     
  • Posts: 0 PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    oh good one….pathetic philadelphia trash

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    im from nj slimebag

     
  • Posts: 0 Phuh Cube Itches

    In Philthadelphia, Jeff is actually funny… but the guy who puked on the little girl is high class, too.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jacob

    @PHUCK THE PHILTHIES – we are philthy, douche-nozzle. just like how your mom likes to get down.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    thank you…i try to be. please dont tell me your from ny.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Phillies playing like straight up p*ssies! Can’t watch anymore of this. The hell with the trolls. They actually bev that taking 2/3 from the Yankees makes them the “team to beat.”

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    the phillies are just playing bad baseball. moyer really needs to go. i realize once in a blue moon he has a good outing but we need someone else in there. happ will help. our offense are not scoring. the only team im afraid of is us. we will win this division easly. the mets are going to play the padres and brew crew. some losses there.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phuh Cube Itches

    What was your mom doing under Ryan Howard? They just said he came off the bag.

     
 
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