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Gameday: Phillies (27-20) at Marlins (24-25)

Posted by Brian Michael, Sat, May 29, 2010 06:10 PM | Comments: 136
2010 Gameday, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (27-20) at Florida Marlins (24-25)

Florida Marlins

Roy Halladay (6-2, 2.22 ERA) at Josh Johnson (5-1, 2.43 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Sun Life Stadium
Weather: Scattered Storms, 86
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: @philliesnation

Although the Phillies scored just 3 runs last night, they escaped with their first victory of the week taking the opener from the Marlins. They look to continue the run-scoring carousel with a win in balmy Miami, where we’re likely to see some rain tonight.

Fortunately, the Phils have their ace starting, even though he is coming off his worst start of the season in which he coughed up eight hits, seven runs and two walks in just 5 2/3 innings. The silver lining however is that Halladay only threw 99 pitches, so he should be well rested for tonight’s game. Last season after throwing back-to-back complete games, he lasted just lasted 3 innings in an interleague match against the Fish – he left after 43 pitches with a sore groin. Roy boy beat the Marlins earlier this season, going 8 innings allowing two runs on eight hits.

Pitching for the Marlins will be Josh Johnson, one of the team’s most reliable starters. Johnson will be looking to close out the month with another low-scoring appearance. He has allowed just 6 runs in five starts in May and is riding a 18+ inning scoreless streak….Just what Phillies fans want to hear…and in case you haven’t noticed, the Phillies haven’t hit a home run since Russ Gload’s lame duck shot on Sunday.

It would be a bit of an overstatement to say the Phillies offense broke out of their slump last night, but they certainly showed signs of improvement. As was noted in the Mets series, the Phillies were not moving runners to help their scoring chances. Last night witnessed Chase Utley’s second stolen base of the season as well as well-timed double steal that helped secure the winning run. After leading the NL in swipes last season, the Phils currently sit 13th in the league; and there’s more to blame than just Jimmy Rollins’ injury.

After shifting around the lineup last night, here’s Charlie Manuel’s scorecard for tonight:

Tonight’s Lineup: Victorino CF, Valdez SS, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Castro 3B, Halladay P

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GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    We are seeing superman tonight!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Burr: I dare not say precisely how sharp he has been for fear of jinxing it…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    We’re getting hits from all sorts of unexpected places! Too bad the expected places aren’t producing.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Six hits, and the only run scored was scored on an error. well, at least we’re winning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Johnson’s at 110 pitches. He can’t have much left in the tank.

     
  • Posts: 0 DJ

    Whoooo flyers scored first!! 1 to 0!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    like you said Tracey, a run is a run

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Huh. They have Johnson on deck. They expect him to keep pitching when he’s at 110.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WOW! That was close!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    18 up, 18 down, 7 Ks, 72 pitches.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    amazing!

     
  • Posts: 0 glutenous

    Roy halladay you are the man.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Commercial: “why are these people driving through the desert while watching TV” … um, because they’re reckless narcissists?

     
  • Posts: 0 glutenous

    Startbknocking on wood guys. Come on roy!

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    Tracey the girl why would u be such a bushrob

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    They’re replaying that error again… ball just squirted right out of his glove…

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Uh Jeffy? dude, light another one -

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Jeff: thanks for filling the void left by the lack of Mets trolls.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Do we have a steal??

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    dooh!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (oops… in Flyers news, Chicago is now up 2-1 in the 1st)

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (actually, that’s probably a fake Jeff — he knows how to spell, and it doesn’t include any slams against Howard or Moyer)

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Yeah, that’s a fake Jeff. Thanks for clearing that up. And welcome to the troll filter.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Wow… 21 up, 21 down, 9 Ks… and TMac just jinxed it…

     
  • Posts: 0 Nick

    Tmac is such an idiot, u can’t say “u know what on air” IDIOT!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    This is incredible – what a performance

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Nice job by Johnson. Halladay, 92 pitches in 7 innings -

     
  • Posts: 0 The Real Jeff

    Im so glad someone is pretending to be me. LOL Tracey that was not me. Glued to the Flyers game tonight. Now I see Doc has something special going on I have to switch. YIKES What happened to the Phillies offense.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Yeah, Johnson pitched a great game. We got a few hits off him, but the only run was that goofy error.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Real Jeff

    And yes tracey I have to kill Howard. 125 Million and his bat is nowhere to be found.

     
  • Posts: 0 DJ

    3 to 2 FLYERS! Flyers look like they are settling down and they own the 2nd period!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    We have to get some more runs, we can’t expect to have this continue like it has. More runs are a definite.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    hee hee. Thanks for proving your identity, Real Jeff!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    10 Ks … !!!! WOW !!!!

    … and there goes TMac, jinxing it again… argh…

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Who’s getting excited??????????????????? Holy shit!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    24 up, 24 down, 10 K, 103 pitches. He could do it… and it’s not just the “n” word that TMac said… there’s more to it…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Starts with a “p,” and they haven’t said it yet, so maybe they haven’t jinxed it… but we could still use another run or two…

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Argh – 3-0 swinging

     
  • Posts: 0 The Real Jeff

    no net for doc. 1 run

     
  • Posts: 0 The Real Jeff

    mets came back and scored some. 8 6 now

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK… three outs left…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Huh. It sounds like the Marlins play the same song in the bottom of the 9th that the Phils do at CB Park!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    If I had any nails left, I’d chew them off now…

     
  • Posts: 0 The Real Jeff

    my heart just popped.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ARGH!!! TMac just said the “p” word

     
  • Posts: 579 Brian Michael

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    my heart just pooped

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    11 Ks!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Ugh!!! P WORD AGAIN!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Real Jeff

    oh mannn. come on doc

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    I think even the Marlins fans are excited about this…

     
 
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