Gameday: Nationals (62-86) at Phillies (88-61)

Posted by Michael Baumann, Sun, September 19, 2010 12:30 PM | Comments: 0
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Washington Nationals (62-86) at Philadelphia Phillies (88-61)washington-nationals-logo

Yunesky Maya (0-2, 6.55 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (7-6, 5.00 ERA)

Time: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park
Partly cloudy, 72
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With their win last night, the Phillies clinched a series victory over the beleaguered Washington Nationals, ensuring at least a modicum of momentum for their most important series of the season, this week’s three-game tilt with the Atlanta Foam Rubber Tomahawk Wielders. With a three-game lead on the division, the Phillies can put another nail in the Braves’ coffin in this afternoon’s getaway game.

Opposing La Furia Roja today is Yunesky Maya. I had never heard of him before taping the latest Phillies Nation Podcast on Friday. Since then, I’ve learned that he’s 5-foot-11 and will be making his third major league appearance this afternoon. I also discovered that he’s a Cuban, which must surely mean that he’s full of pork, mustard, and Swiss cheese and is very tasty with a glass of iced tea and some potato chips.

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

Spaten OktoberfestbierYour gameday beer: Budweiser Select 55
Today, the English fashion model Twiggy turns 61. In her honor, today’s beer is designed not to taste good or get you drunk, but to give you something to hold while you’re too busy worrying about your figure to actually engage in social activity. At 2.4% ABV, Bud Select 55 is so wussified, it’s taxed as a non-alcoholic beer in some states. And yes, that dress does make you look fat, sweetheart. –Michael Baumann


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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 Terri

    That was amazing!!!

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    We all knew we would win, I had no doubt in my mind!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it


  • Posts: 0 pheeling it


  • Posts: 0 Lefty


  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    Have a nice bus ride down the pike Braves, should be proud of your sweep. WE ARE!!!

  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    I AM SOOOO HAPPY !!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    Vance Worley gets the W

  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Mikee you still there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHere’s the Bravoturd??

  • Posts: 0 riccaboni

    7 in a row. It will be 10 come early Thursday morning!

  • Posts: 0 miked63

    yea lefty i’m here , just read the earlier posts we were goin at it earlier.
    He’s a pu$$y i just wish we lived near each other so i could beat him like a red headed step child.—— HEY BRAVO I’LL SAY IT AGAIN KISS MY A$$ PU$$YBOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 BravoMan

    I’m so glad y’all are so arrogant and beside yourselves. It just makes the letdown even more disheartening.

    See you tomorrow!

  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    I was reading them, seems pu$$yboy has run away.

    This was a big one buddy, this one I’ll remember for a while.

    Another junkballer that can’t throw an 85 mph fastball, looked bleak for a few minutes.

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    HAHAHAHA mike, you and me had him! Have a nice night Bravo.

    MCCARTHY IS GROWING ON ME, he has a fantastic walk-off call. I like his, “on the outside corner, called strike three.”


  • Posts: 0 BravoMan

    miked, I can picture you as a fat 300 lb obnoxious yankee. So typical for the world that is the north. And they say the south is full of rednecks? I say rednecks because rednecks are just white trash. I’m so tempted to put my freakin phone number on here so we could meet up. I will knock your fat yankee ass out! BOOOOOOM….. right on the side of your face boy!

  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    This is the problem with Phillies fans, he is merely supporting his team. As fans, you must respect that, or else you are all ignorant.

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    Bravoman can you just quit and go away, let us celebrate a 4 run comeback in peace and quiet.

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Simply Amazing Win…dam Mutts cant do crap dayum….

  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    See ya tomorrow Bobby Boucher- can you count to potato?

  • Posts: 0 BravoMan

    miked, I tell you what…. I’ll be at Turner Field the last series of the year and hope to have you in the house. I really do. Then we can discuss where to meet up sice you’re so tough.

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    He’s out of his element, as soon as the Braves won and we were losing he came over to poke some fun, he even told me. Now he should go away instead of crying and trying to fight, that’s the problem with the south.


  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    Pheeling give it a rest.

  • Posts: 0 Scott in D.C.

    That’s what I get for turning the game off.

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    Turner Field? Sure I’ll come too, I hear they’re paying people to go to the game now-a-days

  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    Let the teams speak for themselves tomorrow, how about we do that?

  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    @Ryan- Uh no- he can support his team on the Braves board. He’s here to antagonize, and for no other reason. I don’t respect that, do you?

  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    LMFAO @ hypocracy from Lefty….If any of you knew of any Braves blogs, you would all go there and talk shit as well.

  • Posts: 0 BravoMan


    So do northern chicks. YUCK!

    By the way, as soon as I came on here talking about the Braves and Phillies as teams a month ago, I got smashed left and right with, “GET THE FU** OUT OF HERE”, “The Braves SUCK”, “FU**** REDNECK!”. That was well before I even started ribbing y’all.

  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    Think before you speak, Lefty. There are far worse antagonists in this world than Bravoman.

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    We’ll we werent going to give you a cookie. We already said it’s all good fun but now someones getting their face punched in? That’s when it wasn’t just rooting for your team. We had a nice convo earlier and I told you we would win.

    But ryan is right, we’ll see what happens tomorrow.

  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Keep laughin dikweed- What do you think the Braves boards are hidden, like we can’t find them if we wanted? Who the hell wants to go to a board where there is no intelligent life to be found.

    And by the way, what is your reason for being here?

  • Posts: 0 BravoMan

    Ryan, they already do. Dave O’Brien’s Braves blog has been getting hammered with Phillies fans. One of them is cool and the others call us every name in the book. US and our Braves. Believe me, what I say here is mild compared to some of the trash they talk. Mercy! And it’s just ME here. Not one other Braves fan except that one girl DesriBrave, or whatvever she called herself.

  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    What do you expect though Bravo?

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    Hahaha Lefty, your 100% right. I enjoy talking about my team, not theirs. Bravoman told me earlier he believes his karma is coming for trash talking, he gives Braves fans a bad name. Ryan where are you from

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    Do we really have 89 wins already? We had the worst year of injuries ever!

  • Posts: 0 BravoMan

    I’ll give a quick rundown as to what your team will be facing tomorrow:

    Jurrjens – he’s been inconsistant, but is way over due for a good outing. His changeup has always been his best pitch, but it’s been batting practice for hitters lately. If it’s up, he’ll get hammered all night again. Most of us think he’s hiding an injury, maybe his right shoulder.

    Our offense is up and down, but Derek Lee seems to be coming around. So is Mclouth.

    Phillies – well, they’re as hot as can be and will be a huge challenge, especially going against their top three.

    It should be a good series.

  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    Anywho…can’t wait till tomorrow. It’s gonna be one hell of a battle I hope…and I’m staying far away from this chat after the games, no matter what the outcome.

  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Pheelin, it’s unbelieveable that we have this many wins. This is a team we can really be proud of. We might even end up with more wins than the twins,Yanks and rays. (not that it means anything)

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    I can’t wait either, sorry to scare you away Ryan.

    What a game though, man. This team…

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    How many did we have in 93, my favorite year ever? Will we pass it?

  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    Haha Yankees lost…can’t wait to break the news to my rommates when they get back.

  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    pheelin if you’re still on I’ll catch you later.

  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    Scare me away? I’m still here. I don’t know why you’re mad at me exactly. I guess I got you butt hurt somehow.

  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    Hahaha nah I’m not mad, I thought you were disgusted with us ripping on Bravoman and I didn’t mean to fall into the bias of annoying Philadelphia phans. I hate the rep we have too but when people say beat your face on our page I had to one-up him with the sweet tea sucks line. It really does suck if you ever had it.

    I root against the yankees too. It doesn’t matter, they’ll still get the wild card but everyday my buddy talks smack and I love it when they lose. I truly want to play them again because they DO NOT have the same team they did last year.

    We don’t either, I think Cole is back to 08, the rotation may be the best of all time, we have the same bats except Polly and even our bullpen looks a little less lost. Minus Baez and Romero today

  • Posts: 0 ray

    BravoMan Says:
    September 17th, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    Oh well. The Braves look to be about done. No life on the team whatsoever. Sad, but it’s only a game. I just feel for Cox in a way. It looks like they’ve given up on him.

    Andrew is probably inflated with a huge head. Hey, if it makes you feel good about yourself (how pathetic) then feel good about your prediction my man.

    Didn’t you pack it in already like a typical braves fan? Why did you come back.

  • Posts: 0 Land Shark

    I only have one word to say about Polonco, Utley, Howard, and Werth in the 9th…Amazing!!

    I bet Braves fans were watching pitch by pitch on Mlb.com on their computers, Ipods and Iphones in the 8th and 9th inning, all happy, thinking…Were coming up on them Phils, only 2 games out now..Than next thing ya know ”Boom” walk off homerun puts them right back to 3 games ha ha. Gotta love it


  • Posts: 0 Kate

    I was in New Hope today with some friends, we were watching up till the sixth and then walked around for a bit. When I got a call in the middle of the renaissance in the ninth, we double-booked it back to the car just in time to hear Andersen and Franzke calling the Werth bomb.

    I was happy to hear that Polanco was in the middle of the great stuff in the ninth. He’s been playing hurt and he finally got going in this series.

    My buddy Andy: “It makes me happy to think of the Braves getting on their bus assuming they were two games out and then getting nauseous when they heard the final score.”

    Bring on the Braves.

  • Posts: 0 PizzaBagel

    Just a note to fellow phans. My dad and I decided to go to the game yesterday and we heard from a friend who works in security that you can go up to the willcall window and ask about player’s family and friend tickets. Players have tickets reserved for family and friends, and if they are unable to attend the tickets can be resold to fans. We got 2 tickets for 60 bucks a piece, section 126 right behind home plate, and sat behind Ryan Zimmerman’s aunt and cousin and Willie Harris’ father. Give it a shot some time if you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks.

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