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Gameday: Nationals (62-85) at Phillies (87-61)

Posted by Brian Michael, Sat, September 18, 2010 06:06 PM | Comments: 0
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Washington Nationals (62-85) at Philadelphia Phillies (87-61)washington-nationals-logo

Jordan Zimmerman (0-1, 5.29 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (9-9, 4.85 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather:
72 Clear, Sunny
TV: Comcast
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It’s Saturday night and and the mood is right. Hopefully the faithful fans visiting Citizens Bank Park will be treated to another victory as the Phillies seek to put further distance between themselves and the Braves; and inch closer to another division title. Heading into tonight’s game, the Phils are riding their fifth winning streak of five or more games this season.

Kyle Kendrick will take to the mound for the hometown nine in what could be his last start of the season. With an off day in each of the final weeks, Charlie Manuel may opt to go with a four-man rotation leaving Kyle as the odd man out. Still, a win tonight could mean Kendrick finishes the season with a winning record despite going 1-4 in his last 5 starts.

Meanwhile, Jordan Zimmermann will throw for the Nationals in his tenth start of his career. In four starts this season, Zimmermann has amassed a total of just 17 innings pitched. If the Phils can jump on him early like they did to the Nats pitcher last night, the fans should be in for a treat.

Don’t forget to listen to the latest Phillies Nation Podcast between innings.

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

Spaten OktoberfestbierYour gamenight beer: Spaten Oktoberfestbier
In honor of the first day of Oktoberfest, we’re going with Spaten’s seasonal offering. It’s a typical lager for a beer hall – or on a day like today, a biergarden – so it goes down smooth with some roasted flavors. Of course drink it alongside your favorite wurst, Knockwurst, Bratwurst or whatever as long as it’s got some sauerkraut.

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Prediction:
    Kyle Kendrick pitches the 3rd perfect game in phillies history tonight.

     
  • LOL…..TO FUNNY ANDREW……..BUT BECAUSE OF KK THIS IS THE ONLY 1 OF THE 3 I AM WORRIED ABOUT!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    I hope Kyle does a decent job. He seems like a good guy. He is a Jamie Moyer type of pitcher doesnt over power doesnt have a good strike out. He lives on painting the corners and control. I feel he is just that a fifth starter. However maybe some minor improvements will make a good fifth starter. I just dont know if he can improve any at this point. His role might be better as a fill in guy a sixth starter sorta to speak. Do you go with him or Worley into the playoffs. We havent seen much of Worley and neither has any opposing teams. This will be a tough decision for Cholly/RAJ.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Jerry Manuel should be fired today. I can’t believe how bad a manager he is.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I am watching too Lefty
    The Braves need to thank thier stars for these Mets series. They are the only series they are winning.
    Its a disgrace.
    Jerry is gone and so is Omar. thats bad for the Phillies though.
    Could never win with those 2.

     
  • [...] Phillies Nation [...]

     
  • NO WAY KK OR WORLEY WILL START A GAME IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Bunting in that situation is just basic baseball, and combined with the Wright error last night leading to 6 unearned runs, I have to question whether these guys are being paid off. I’m really pis-ed!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    I’ve turned it off for my sanity. Heading out tonight, go Phillies!!!!!

     
  • GUYS-NO NEED WATCHING AND HOPING FOR HELP FROM THE MUTTS………….THAT TEAM IS JUST A MESS!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Good luck Lefty

    And it is very bad. I think they are too incompetant to be paid off though.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Jay i thnk he means making the roster not making a start.
    I dont think KK or worley make a post season roster.

     
  • YEA I AGREE

     
  • RICKY BO IS A RIOT-”MOVE ON”

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Talk is Joe Torre to the Mets.
    Id LOVE that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Well there goes the perfect game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    there goes the shutout

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    there goes the not hitting any batters for the game prediction

     
  • UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • C-MON KK!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    theres the walk to load the bases

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Walks, triples, hit batsmen

    Balk to come?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    way to limit the damage!
    Cy Kendrick

     
  • IMPRESSIVE…….

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Shane the lead off man of the future.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    Here is where that bum Kendrick hurts the Phils. He stinks.

     
  • Posts: 0 bostonkate

    KK seems like a genuinely good guy and just….nice. I really can’t hate on him no matter how badly he pitches.

     
  • YEA VIC IS HOT!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    till he got thrown out jay!

     
  • LOL…..YEA RALLY KILLER

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Wow. Those first 2 strikes were questionable. The first was borderline, the second was a half foot inside.

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    KK on pace to throw 6,483 pitches thru 7 innings….

     
  • IF HE MAKES IT 7 INNINGS BIZ…………

     
  • IF YOU THROW THE SAME PITCH 5 TIMES IN A ROW,EVEN THE PITCHER WILL HIT IT KK………

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    Kendrick is garbage why don’t charlie just consider a 4 man rotation they have days off to where they would pitch on normal rest…..

     
  • WELL JT WE WON’T HAVE MUCH LONGER OF SEEING KK THIS YEAR…..THANK GOD!

     
  • J-DUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    please don’t tell me he is hurt

     
  • GOT SOMETHING COOKIN HERE BOYS!!!!!!

     
  • VALDEZ BE OK PLZ!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 bostonkate

    what happened to valdez? (at work, just reading the posts)

     
  • STAYING IN THE GAME!

     
  • GRABED BACK OF HIS LEG ROUNDING 1RST……………

     
  • Posts: 0 bostonkate

    yiiikes ouch!

     
  • WOW——A 1-2-3 INNING,PINCH ME!!!!

     
  • BK-I THINK HE IS GOING TO BE FINE!

     
  • MR SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 bostonkate

    RYYYYYYAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Howard and Ibanez opposite field taters!

     
  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    This team is way to hot..

     
 
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