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Gameday: Phillies (56-46) at Nationals (44-58)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Fri, July 30, 2010 06:30 PM | Comments: 155
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Philadelphia Phillies (56-46) at Washington Nationals (44-58)washington-nationals-logo

Roy Oswalt (6-12, 3.43 ERA) vs. Craig Stammen (2-4, 5.50 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Nationals
Weather:
Sunny, 85 Degrees
TV:
CSN Philly
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The Phillies have put together a nice eight game winning streak, putting themselves ten games over .500.  It’s been awhile since the Phillies found themselves at that mark, but they are also closing in on the gap in the division and wild card (2.5 GB in the National League East; 1.5 GB in the Wild Card).  Now, they have another ace on the mound, and facing a very sweep-able last place team.  The Phillies even lucked out by not seeing Stephen Strasburg this series.  Things keep getting better and better.  Other teams should start to worry.

The last time the Phillies were in Washington, Roy Halladay made his Phillies debut.  Now, another Roy will be doing the same.  Newly acquired Roy Oswalt will make his first start as a Phillie, after waiving his no-trade clause in a trade that sent J.A Happ and two minor leaguers to Houston.

Oswalt is 6-12 this season, but don’t let that record fool you.  The Astros are not a good team, and failed to give Oswalt run support.  Hence why wins aren’t a good stat to use to determine how good a pitcher is.  Oswalt has a good ERA of 3.42 and WHIP of 1.11.  He averages about two walks, seven hits, and eight strikeouts per nine innings, having a respectable walks/strikeout ratio.  He does not surrender the long ball often.

Oswalt finished in the top 5 in the Cy Young voting five times in his ten-year career.  His repertoire consists of a fastball, curveball, changeup, and a slider.  His curveball is his best off-speed pitch.

On the flip side, Craig Stammen goes for Washington.  The 26-year old did not make it through six innings in his last five starts.  He has struggled heavily against the Phillies, having an ERA over 15 in two starts.

Nine in a row would be sweet for the Phillies.  Perhaps even sweeter because Roy Oswalt is a Phillie, and at a steal.

Your gameday beer: Yeah man. Here’s Dogfish 90 Minute IPA. The 90 Minute is a sterling beer, flavorful and not overly strong in taste. But it hits you, and it hits you hard. It’s 9 percent, so it gets you good after a few. Drink with caution. And eat some mussels with it. – By Tim
GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Who is pitching for the Phils? Never heard of ths guy.
    Called up from the minors?

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    ON A POSITIVE NOTE-WE GOT ROY FREAKING OSWALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I am nicknaming him Lee Harvey.
    D Brown betting 6th and starting in my fantasy lineup. havent had a Phillie in years.

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    I TOLD YOU CHARLIE WOULD PLAY BEN THE OTHER NIGHT!GLAD TO SEE BROWN BACK IN THE LINEUP!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    Lets hope that Big Brown and Dom Brown do some serious damage with the bats tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    YEA BART WE SHOULD LIGHT THIS PITCHER UP!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    No Chris Wheeler for me tonight. Live in DC so I am forced to watchthe Nats feed. the play by play guy stinks for them. But I like dibble alot.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    First pitch gives up a triple? Get rid of this bum.

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    Not a good way to start off,but you can’t judge him on first pitch…the nats announcer gotta be worst in mlb…I’d listen to wheeler over them anytime their terrible…

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    I swear I just saw Cole smirking a little.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    lets go phils, Lets get Roy#2 some runs

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Look at the phils offense imoressing the new pitcher already,

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    D Brown called out on a pitch 3 feet inside.

    Color wise I like dibble more than Wheeler. Dibble can be very tough on the nats. the play by play guy for the nats is the worst. But I have no choice the black out the non hometown feed. since I live 15 miles from DC I get the Nats feed only.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Somehow Peter Angelos the orioles owner owns the broadcast rights to the Nats. So I am happy to at least have Dibble.
    Angelos is the worst owner in sports.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Roy #2 is used to not getting any runs scored for him though.
    So it shouldnt be suprising.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    I get CSN and MASN, i can choose between both

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    The Nats announcer informed us that no that wasnt a hit when Oswalt got thrown out at first by the right fielder. Very Wheels like.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    And Dibble just called Roy Oswalt Roy Halladay
    Thats a quarter in the jar.

     
  • Posts: 0 joe444

    How is that a hit?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    WOW put dobbs at third. I questioned that as soon as I saw the line up.
    Dibble called that as bad a play as you will EVER see in the major leagues. i wonder is Wheels was critical.
    Roy O. welcome to the keystone cops I guess.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    I get the feeling Roy and Chooch are not on the same page yet.

     
  • Posts: 0 bureaucratist

    Great job, Ruben Amaro. At what point do the police investigate him for accepting a bribe to ruin the Phillies? Hello third place.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Dibble has a tendency to be overly critical, he gets on my nerves

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Braves beating reds 1-0

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    WAKE UP PHILLIES………….

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Geez Raul is up to .270 I think. Thats 2-2

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    what are you talking about bureacuratist. get your mom home before 10. we stole this guy. nerves tonight. better then happ. much better. plus 11 million. we wont have to pay him 20 plus million a year like lee.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    that pitch was at his feet. wow. the nats are aweful but play us hard. this pitcher should get rocked like burea…sis

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    looked like a ball to me Ryan

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    very bad call on the third strike vs Howard

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Ryan Howard needs a day off

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    TMac, would you PLEASE quit mentioning Cliff Lee? It’s like the 5th time he’s brought him up…knock it off!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Phils lead league in avg attendence. Deserve to have a big pay roll and big name front line guys.

    Memo to Roy Oswalt

    When the phillies face a skell pitcher like Stammen who has been demoted and brought back up again recently he is going to look good.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    Ibanez is the only Phillie who is hitting tonight. LET’S GO TEAM !!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Left handed batters step a few inches back the Umpire is giving this skell pitcher 3 inches inside.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    I don’t like this ump

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    thr strike zone this umps got is horrible and inconsistent…

     
  • Posts: 0 bureaucratist

    You’re dreaming, Jeff. I lived in Houston 2008-09 seasons, and Texas for a decade before that, following the Astros (second to the Phillies) that whole time. He’s a hick. He’s not mentally tough. How do you think the fans and media are going to react to this outing tonight? And then he’s going to crumble. I wish it weren’t so.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    Cmon Brown lol

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    reality bites.

    Yet another scrub pitcher-who can’t get anybody else in the league out- DOMINATINg the Phillies.

    Deja vu.

    Its happened how many times this year?

    too many.

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    The phils have a habit of making teribble pitcher look good like this guy who they should be rocking..

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Obviously this had a big chance to be a let down game.
    But still this is Craig Stamman. Lets get the bats workign guys.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    hey teejvee. how many have we won in a row. moron. and bur what do you do for a living? nothing with mlb. go back to walmart, your shift starts soon.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Greg Dobbs shouldn’t be allowed to play in the big leagues

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    LOL @ beauracrat

    Yea this should be the end of the Oswalt era. The trade deadline isnt for 28 more hours. Who could we land for Oswalt?
    How about JA Happ and a player to be named?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Dobbs shouldnt be allowed to start at 3rd in a game when a pitcher has just moved to a team.

    NOW SCORE SOME RUNS

     
  • Posts: 0 bureaucratist

    Oswalt is sure making you and Amaro look like geniuses, Jeff. And I’m way off. This was obviously a great deal. If you want the bullpen pitching in the fourth inning every fifth day, this was the right move, you couldn’t be more on it.

     
  • Posts: 0 bureaucratist

    Sorry. I know I’m overreacting. I just can’t tolerate this crappy play. It’s especially frustrating when Oswalt gives up hits on his slider and change, which are WAY inferior to his fastball and curveball.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    your a moron. the guy just got into philly. yea oswalt only pitches 4 innings. he is a innings eater. jerk

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Phillies —on the road. Not good.Can’t beat anybody.

    will end up being their waterloo. Mets and braves never lose at home

     
 
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