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Gameday: Mets (74-79) at Phillies (93-61)

Posted by Kieran Carobine, Sat, September 25, 2010 05:37 PM | Comments: 0
2010 Gameday, Posts

New York Mets (74-79) at Philadelphia Phillies (93-61)

Atlanta BravesDillon Gee, RHP (1-1, 1.80 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick, RHP (10-9, 4.78 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather:
Clear, 80
TV: CSN
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It doesn’t seem that long ago when beat writers and reporters were using words like ‘must-win’ and ‘crucial’ when describing upcoming Phillies games.  Now while the crown is still up for grabs, the Phillies are on fire.  Their magic number to clinch the NL East is two and they are showing no signs of slowing down.

It was hard to even think the Phillies would have a magic number back in July when they were seven games back behind the Atlanta Braves in the division.  However, the Phillies have completed flipped those numbers going 45-15 since July 22 and have built a 6.5 game lead heading into the last week of the season.

The Phillies can come one game closer to clinching by knocking off the Mets in the second game of this three game series tonight.  They will be looking to Kyle Kendrick (10-9, 4.78) to get the job done.  Kendrick could be making his last start of the season, depending how Charlie Manuel sets up his rotation for a likely playoff berth.

Kendrick has been your typical 5th starter all year long.  Inconsistency has troubled the young right hander in his last couple of outings.  He only has three wins in his last seven starts going an average of 5+ innings and giving up a little over three runs a game.  The offense will once again be asked to pick up the slack.  Something they have had no problem doing over this current 11 game winning streak.

Shane Victorino is hitting .385 against the Mets in 13 games collecting 12 hits and three homeruns.  However, those stats won’t mean anything going into tonight.  The Phillies will be facing Mets’ rookie pitcher Dillon Gee (1-1. 1.80).  Gee is making just his fourth start of his career and faces probably his toughest opponent yet.

The Phillies have the best record in all of baseball and have won 20 of their last 23 games.  They are streaking to a fourth consecutive NL East title and looking to represent the National League in the World Series for a third straight year.

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

Your gameday beer: Yards Love Stout
Victory LagerAnything from Yards is a friend of mine. They just make damn good beers. My favorite is Yards ESA, but this Love Stout is intriguing. Right now, it’s cask conditioned at Grey Lodge Pub in Northeast Philadelphia, another enticing factor. Since I’v never tried the Love Stout, I can’t say first hand how it looks or tastes. But by all accounts, it’s a very dark beer with a dark head that has a chocolate and coffee aroma. For you java lovers, this could be gold. If your in Philly, get down to the Grey Lodge and order a burger med-well with one of these and enjoy the game. -Pat Gallen

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Valdez is a spare part. He is MVP of spare parts though.

    In a normal year Utley would be up there and rollins up there too.

    Lidge probably deseves consideration too this year.
    Weird year.

     
  • MY LIST THIS YEAR 1.ROY1 2.RUIZ 3.VALDEZ

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Yes Ray that was nasty

    sometimes i wonder if they set this up to make philly look bad

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    I guess he won’t be sliding hard into Chase now will he?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    So the Mets talk all this crap and do nothing? Nice play Reyes

    hope·less
    1.
    a : having no expectation of good or success : despairing b : not susceptible to remedy or cure c : incapable of redemption or improvement
    2.
    a : giving no ground for hope : desperate b : incapable of solution, management, or accomplishment

     
  • LOL@METS

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    If the phils ever get as bad as this mets team is I will stop watching. does that make me fair weather?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    mccarthy jsut mentioned Oliver Perez
    LOLOL
    I forgot about him

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Valdez would be my best newcomer/ replacement player- Great athlete with a cannon. A year or two under the tutelage of the old man, he’ll learn to hit too.

    I have only two MVP candidates, I just think their body of work for the entire season is far ahead of the others. Great contributions by just about everyone else this year, that’s how we survived the injuries.
    Chooch
    Doc

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    wheres Jeff when you need him?

    I dont make negative comments

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    dammit

     
  • Posts: 0 terri

    here comes trouble

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Valdez is everything we could ask for
    thats what winners do
    Players liek Valdez and Moyer step up

    KK
    deserved better
    E3

     
  • RYAN,RYAN,RYAN……….

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    First error on the team since the last loss.

    Is defense important in baseball? ( he said preaching to the choir)

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Howdy
    doody

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    not lukey dukey please

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    cant win them all

    yea

    defense matters a little

     
  • Posts: 0 terri

    been some time since we lost a game.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    unreal

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I dont know if Durbin is in the circle of trust. Hes borderline.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    These should be un earned IMO

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    SUP NATION ! ——Just got home , Ryan put one in the CF ivy huh ?
    Heard it was a shot , did see Reyes get picked off , thats 2 in 2 games nice.
    Mets just scored here comes Charlie to get Kendrick. Since I missed most of the game I have a question , is this Dillon Gee kid good ? Looks like nothing since 1st inning.
    Durbin just gave up a bases clearing double as I type all charged to Kendrick , guess he pitched good before this inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Durbin delivered a meatball, hasn’t pitched in what- a week or so?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    The mess have no closer

    I think hes is sing sing

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    right here jay. ryan howard is a overrated piece of trash. that play ends the inning when you can field. he cant. he is stinks. still have to win two games.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    2 runs against this werthless team.

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    Been awhile since this team lost their due.z..bats need to wake up…

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    What an effort by Kyle totally flushed by Durbin. It kills me when these overpaid set up guys who get paid millions to get just 1 or 2 outs just implode.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    With the old man he either underworks or overworks
    not much in between

     
  • JUST HAVE TO DO A COMEBACK WIN TONIGHT,NO BIG DEAL!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    LOL @ Jeff

    I contend Howard is somewhere between the bashers and the lovers.
    Closer to the lovers in reality.

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    Does that answer your question Andrew ?
    Cant throw the ball right down the middle in this league

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    Wtf durbin looks like crap…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    @ Jay
    after all the fun we have had

    doody was due
    do

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Well we need someone besides Madson and Lidge inside the circle of trust. I dont know why he wont use Conteras

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    I do not like overpaid howie. never have never will. he is a average fielder. yes he can hit bombs but he strikes out way way to much. give me votto. see watch us get cold. we lose tomorrow. then win one against the nats. needing one more in atlanta and we get swept in atlanta. that would be funny. thanks howie you big punk

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    # jeff Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    right here jay. ryan howard is a overrated piece of trash. that play ends the inning when you can field. he cant. he is stinks. still have to win two games.

    ________

    When I think of what a miserable piece of sh*t you must be in real life, it makes reading your diarrhea a little easier.

    You should do everyone around you a favor and just end it all now. Try fellating a shotgun or other large caliber firearm.

    God forbid the Phillies lose a game once every 2 weeks.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    we just lost to a guy name GEE. GEE

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Aw, man, Kyle deserved better this time out.

    As much as I would like Durbin to not record the win, there’s not much time left to get four runs.

    Let’s light this little league opposition up.

    @Jeff: I guess you missed that two-run homer in the first.

     
  • JEFF-THAT MEANS ALOT COMING FROM YOU!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    Hey Biz we should meet sometime. god you have no idea. you punk.

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Phils without a hit for 4 innings?

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    really kate. did i miss that two run bomb. how bout the 15 ks in the last three days. you jersey girl.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    @Jeff: There’s still bottom of the seventh, bottom of the eighth, and bottom of the ninth. Against the METS.

    We’re pulling this one out, so go complain to your friends. Providing you have any.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    sorry kate snookie is much hotter. lol…peace

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    LOL
    @
    the nation

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    # jeff Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I do not like overpaid howie. never have never will. he is a average fielder. yes he can hit bombs but he strikes out way way to much. give me votto. see watch us get cold. we lose tomorrow. then win one against the nats. needing one more in atlanta and we get swept in atlanta. that would be funny. thanks howie you big punk

    __________

    You are the type of person who could ruin this blog all by yourself. We’ve won 11 straight, and here you are, crying like a Met. You give us all a bad name. You’re not a fan. You’re a miserable prig. Is there nowhere else you can go to spread your miserableness and negativity? We may lose a game and you now have us not making the postseason while we are 6 up on the league with 7 left? GTFOH. Kill yourself.

     
  • JEFF YOU ARE CLUELESS!

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    @Jeff: Born and raised in the Northeast. What are you, a Mets fan? You sure come across as one.

    Whining, check.

    Cheap shots, check.

    Refusal to give good players their due, check.

    You’re probably one of those jack@sses who wanted Raul gone by July. So you’re an idiot on top of being a miserable human being.

     
 
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