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Gameday: Braves (86-66) at Phillies (91-61)

Posted by Michael Baumann, Wed, September 22, 2010 05:30 PM | Comments: 0
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Atlanta Braves (86-66) at Philadelphia Phillies (91-61)Atlanta Braves

Tommy Hanson (10-11 3.62 ERA) vs. Roy Oswalt (13-13, 2.90 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather:
Partly Cloudy, 88
TV: CSN
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Five up with 10 to play. It’s amazing that the Phillies have made it this far, just a game and a half back of the Yankees for the best record in all of baseball and hotter than any other contender when it counts the most. Tonight is a chance to go up by 2/3 the number of games remaining in the season. Monday and Tuesday nights, the Phillies sent their two best pitchers out to beat up on children. One wonders if Bobby Cox will ride off into the sunset regretting his failure to set his rotation for the three most important games of the season.

But today, Tommy Hanson takes up Atlanta’s cause. Hanson was spectacular as a rookie last year and has built on that strong performance in 2010, posting 3.8 WAR, a 3.14 K/BB ratio, and a 3.39 FIP. However, he’s going against Roy Oswalt, who, since joining the Phillies has been so good it’s starting to get boring to talk about it.

After winning the first two games of the series, this one is not absolutely essential, but it would certainly make a  difference to go into the last nine games up six, rather than four.

Today’s lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Valdez SS, Oswalt P

Your gameday beer: Butterbeer

Victory LagerIn honor of the Phillies’ (hopeful) impending sweep this evening, we bring to you a beverage served at the Three Broomsticks in the Harry Potter series of books. Butterbeer is one of the few Harry Potter creations that we Muggles can enjoy. It’s one part butterscotch schnapps and seven parts cream soda. It’s certainly not that alcoholic, but it tastes, well, like magic.- Michael Baumann
GO PHILLIES!

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Michael Baumann has written 229 articles on Phillies Nation.

Michael is a graduate student at Temple University who lost his childlike innocence when, at the age of 6, his dad let him stay up for the end of Game 6 of the 1993 World Series. Unsettled by the Phillies' recent success, he has threatened over the years to leave the team he loves if they don't start losing again, but has so far been unable to follow through. Michael spent 4 years as an undercover agent in Braves territory at the University of South Carolina, where he covered football and soccer for The Daily Gamecock before moving back up north. He began writing for The Phrontiersman in June 2009 before moving to Phillies Nation in January 2010.

 
 
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    come on shane….stop killing us

     
  • Posts: 0 Hot dogs

    why dobbs???

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Atta boy Shane

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    polly needs a rbi

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    loyal too 2 pennants and a 3rd season with best record in NL so far
    he is what he is and it works
    thats why i back the old man and all his crazy stuff

    and does make you scratch your head alot of times

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    why use Dobber i would only use him in blow outs or if no other is available..

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Shane to steal?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    wow thats bad luck
    nice play there prado

     
  • Posts: 0 terri

    three straight innings to score. ugly.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    what happen to the pro AB’s by polly

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    PHu*k

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    are you kidding me. an army on the base paths tonight. this scrub catches that ball. amazing.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    That’s a shame for ROyO.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    the phils are screwing around – and will lose if they dont at least get someone hitting with RISP tonight.
    Roy in for the 8th?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    is gload hurt? id rather go with d brown at this point

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    dobbs hit for roy

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    LOL @ jeff
    when the playoffs come and i am not on here as much I will miss you
    and calling players scrubs and disgraces and fatsos

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    If not for a handful of hits and a few walks, both starters would have been heading for the perfect game territory tonight.

    The Braves didn’t scare Oswalt, even though according to the numbers they should have. BEASTLY, that Oswalt.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    wheres desi
    how you liking the pen so far?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    that has to hurt

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    lets do this right here right now

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    thanks. i will be at all the games this season. cant wait for the playoffs.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    theres my 125 million dollar man.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    you say it jeff
    i am not

     
  • Posts: 0 terri

    WTH is with our hitters tonight?? Do they want to win??

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    he was off the bag

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    bullcrap,. his foot was not even on the bag…

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Is Howard really done with? We all are expecting something out of our big man.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Madson for the ninth?

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    chuck — your boy werths gonna do it again

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Raaaaaauuuuuuuuullllllll!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUL AGAIN

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    IbanYESSSSSSSSSS!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    WERTH IS THE MAN

    BAD DEFENSE AGAIN BY BRAVES

    RAULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

     
  • Posts: 0 Al

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    IT WAS FOUL

    HERE WE GO

    WITH THE CRYING GAME

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    Werth had to get on to score — 3 walks for jason tonite

    RAUL DOES IT AGAIN —– WOW

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    McLouth is one of the worst outfielders in the league.

    Did that thing touch chalk?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    the defense is a disgrace braves fans

    thats all 3 games

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    looked foul to me lefty

    im sure will be hearing about it more with better angles

    so far only one shot of it

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    IT WAS ON THE LINE. NOT A FOUL

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I gotta give werth props and credit
    hope whoever is in rigth next year runs like that and takes walks

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    AIR MAILED THE CUTOFF MAN — NICE D BRAVES

    THATS ALL WE NEED —– LIGHTS OUT LIDGE TIME

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    ok jeff no high def here or dvr

    i come old school!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Chuck, why would you say Madson for the 9th?
    You know Lidge is coming in

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    thats 3 games with bad to terrible D
    staright up you cant win like that in the biggest series of the year.

    now lets go Brad

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    Andrew Im watching it on a 13 inch tv. I have dish. I have comcast interent split into my 13 inch to watch the games. lol shhhhhhh

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    chuck said madson for 9th before phils scored
    and that was possible for sure

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    even with hitting the cutoff man, they would of never got him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    not morgan freeman
    please

     
 
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