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Gameday: Nationals (62-84) at Phillies (86-61)

Posted by Kieran Carobine, Fri, September 17, 2010 04:42 PM | Comments: 0
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Washington Nationals (62-84) at Philadelphia Phillies 86-61)washington-nationals-logo

Jason Marquis (2-8, 6.60 ERA) vs. Roy Oswalt (12-13, 2.94 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather:
74 Mostly Sunny
TV: Comcast
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It’s September.  The Phillies are in first place and on a tear.  Tip your hats to the visiting Nationals coming into town after taking two of three from the Braves.  The Phillies, on their current four game win streak, are now three games ahead of said Braves in the NL East.

The Phillies will look to stay hot against a pitcher who has yet to warm up this season.  To say Jason Marquis (2-8, 6.60) hasn’t lived up to his role would be an understatement.  He was brought in this past off-season to be an inning eater and lead a rotation of young pitchers.  He has pitched just over 46 innings in 10 starts this year.  And though he is Jewish, he decided to take his spot in the rotation and pitch tonight, the start of Yom Kipper.

The Phillies should be greatful as well.  Against the Phils, Marquis’ ERA is over five in 91 innings pitched.  This season, Marquis is 0-3 with a 8.78 ERA against the Phillies.  Chase Utley has 12 hits in 25 at bats in his career against the righty.  Along with Utley, Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth have all homered of Marquis.

Roy Oswalt (12-13, 2.94) will be on the hill for the Phillies one day earlier than his scheduled start for tomorrow.  The bump will allow Oswalt to pitch against the Braves next week.  This move also allow the Phillies to have their big three or H2O (Halladay, Hamels, Oswalt) go against Atlanta.

Since the beginning of August, Oswalt has been untouchable.  He is 6-0 with a 1.56 ERA and holding opposing hitters to a .177 batting average.

UPDATE, 5:50 : The word on Jimmy Rollins is he may be ready for the Atlanta series. He did take grounders in bp and looked to be moving pretty well. There is no timetable yet, but looks like within the next week, according to Charlie Manuel. -Pat Gallen

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

Your gamenight beer: Today’s offering is from Harpoon, and it’s Harpoon Munich Type Dark Beer. It’s your typical brown ale: Hoppy, malty, roasted. Toffee-like. Coffee-like. A nice beer to have, and definitely fitting with some ribs. - By Tim

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Oh the cuban
    He isnt that much of a skell
    was good in world baseball classic
    Tomorrow is zimmermann then that guy is sunday

    Maybe the old man is learning
    nice pulling Oswalt

    Now dont use Madson and Lidge
    and I goto bed happy
    yse Romero and lets try to get him going right

     
  • GJ ROY2!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    A few more runs would be nice , nats won’t quit especially with Roy coming out

     
  • BRAVELESS STILL WINNING?

     
  • NOOOO WALKS DURBIN….GEEZ

     
  • NICE PLAY VALDEZ!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Al

    Hopefully we can get Bastardo or Romero some work tonight.

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    yo philly-boy , is it me or is it quiet here —-echooooooooooooooo

    I guess all this winning is just boring people theyre waiting for October

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    1. the site may not be letting people post.
    It did it to me alot until they put my nae in something so i am always allowed to. But I cant with another name.
    Lost alot of people here with the technical stuff.

    2. It actually gets busier when its bad. People like to complain.

     
  • WHERE ARE THR RALLY TOWELS?

     
  • YES MIKE VERY QUIET,BUT IT IS FRIDAY NIGHT!

     
  • ANDREW-DO THE METS GOT A CHANCE TONIGHT!!!IF YOU ARE STILL WATCHING?

     
  • MAD DOG IS UP IN THE BULL PEN…..LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    Charlie did the right thing taking Roy out . The middle relief has to step up , TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS AND GET THE JOB DONE !

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Madson has been in 37 games since all star lol
    Next closest is 32

    I hope he does everything else with his left arm

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    OK NICE job pen , Philly-boy here on local tv wheels went into his usual over complimenting of the other team as soon as nats got 1st n 2nd no outs. I swear one of these nites i’m gonna lose my mind , i know wheels is a nice guy a philly lifer and knows his stuff but the over analysis and complimenting makes me nuts sometimes.

     
  • I’M WATCHING TONIGHT TOO……..

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Pades losing 8-2 in the 3rd
    Maybe the braves can sneak in. I doubt it though.

    Wheeler is a bad broadcaster

    BOMB by the
    MVP MVP MVP

     
  • JUST ON 2-MINUTE DELAY

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    please no madson or lidge old man

     
  • IF THE WIND WAS NOT BLOWING IN………

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    Jeff must of split , i even wished hate smurf happy new year. No other scoring in the brave/met game for 4 innings now mets have 3 more outs. Box score shows mets with only error i wonder if that error contributed to the 6 run inning for the braves.

     
  • RUIZ CONNECTED ON THAT 97 MPH FASTBALL……….

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    Chooch gets no press nationally , he is the most underrated player on the phils , especially nationally. When do you hear him brought up ?
    Maybe when he wins ws mvp this year he’ll be on the wheaties box

     
  • YEP IT WILL BE J.C. IN THE 9TH!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    all 6 were unnearned so it must hav been an error on the 3rd out

     
  • IS IT A DAY GAME TOMORROW?

     
  • ARE YOU TALKING NOTES JIMMY????????

     
  • LOL-TAKING

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    Victorino .451 obp in sept and 15 runs scored and that was before his 4 times on base tonite ! His obp is gonna approach .500 after this game.
    Andrew/Philly ———- I don’t care how unhappy jimmy might be about hitting down in the order shane has to stay there. Jimmy’s been hurt so he should understand , i dont want shane moved as long as he’s doin what he’s been doin , he’s close to getting on 1/2 his at bats in sept thats sick !

     
  • I HOPE SO MIKE!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Hey PN – comon Mets you freaking pansies!

    “High hopes, we have High hopes…”
    Sing everyone!!!!!!!

     
  • YEA-VIC STAYS AT THE TOP!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Chooch had a good night, Shane had a productive night.

    Will you guys give me 1.5 for 2?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I watched a good deal of that Mets game Brooks.

    They are a complete disgrace. all 6 runs unearned.

    Dont think it matters much though

    Phils win

     
  • GOOD JOB KATE!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    “So any time your feelin’ bad
    ’stead of feelin’ sad
    Just remember that ram
    Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam”

    “So any time your gettin’ low
    ’stead of lettin’ go
    Just remember that ant
    Oops there goes another rubber tree plant”

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    If JC cant throw strikes with an 8 run lead he blows , i dont want to see a single walk ! Were gonna need everyone to contribute to win a WS
    he needs to builds some confidence he was great a couple years ago.
    I started this when he went 0-2 to the 1st hitter since then he got the ground out and the k so nice job , we really need him back imop

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Braves elimiination number reduced to 12

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    i meant to say 2-0 to the 1st hitter , oops —- nice job jc game over

    mets/braves over too

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    the old man will be using romero in the playoffs
    So lets see him get the work and hope he does well

     
  • GOOD WIN-SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW NATION………..AND……….HELL YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    WHoooooooooooHoooooooooooo!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Mutts won’t help us, but tiiiiiiiiime is on our side, yes it is

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Latos allows 8 runs in 1 and 1/3 tonight should vault Doc back into second place in ERA- I feel a CY coming soon to a local pitching ace.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    26 freakin games over .500 now. Holy moly – see you down there tomorrow PN!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I have Latos n fantasy :(

    Mets will get 1 of the next 2 at least.

    Phils will have to score with KK and cheeseburger going the next 2

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Sorry about your fantasy league Andrew.

    We’ll score, this train is rolling and can’t be stopped.

    Last series the Mutts had Santana to stop the braves, not this time-but the E# goes down every day anyway, so it’s okay.

    Oh and I agree totally with your MVP#2 and MVP#1 Shane gets it started at the top, Chooch at the bottom, we already knew about the middle guys.

    Did you hear the Nats announcer say “the Phillies never have to give up hitting to make defensive substitutions”? He’s right, and that makes us very tough. Especially up the middle, and we lose nothing with Valdez. On the radio, LA says he’s the MVP!

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    hope kk can calm down n pitch well he just doesn’t have much confidence. I would be happy for him if he got some playoff mop up time
    so he could say he pitched in the playoffs I just dont think charlie would ever use him. If he doesn’t pitch well this time he may not see the mound again this year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Ive said it before the reason this team wins is the players in the middle of the diamond. My MVP could never be anything but a C SS 2b or CF

    People way underestimate it. You will have to look hard to see me bad mouth Jimmy. Some of his ABs are frustrating. Especially leading off but you put up with it all for the glove.
    You put Mccann or Piazza on this phillies team and take away Ruiz. It doesnt make the playoffs. You have to be like the ankees to make it with a bad defensive catcher.

     
 
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