Gameday: Phillies (95-64) at Braves (90-69)

Posted by Michael Baumann, Fri, October 01, 2010 05:47 PM | Comments: 288
2010 Gameday, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (95-64) at Atlanta Braves (90-69)Atlanta Braves

Kyle Kendrick (10-10, 4.76 ERA) vs. Brandon Beachy (0-1, 2.89 ERA)

Time: 7:35 p.m., Turner Field
Cloudy, 78
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Remember that playoff atmosphere from the last Braves-Phillies series? Well, with the Phils hell-bent on emptying the bench and the best record in the National League locked up, there’s not really a whole lot for La Furia Roja to play for. Of course, you could say that knocking the Braves out of the playoffs would be reward enough, but the Wild Card (to say nothing of the NL West race) will be decided in California this weekend.

For the past two months, the Braves and Padres have been stumbling like two drunks toward the finish line, and it looks like Atlanta has been the less incapacitated of the drunks leading up to this weekend. Any Atlanta win or San Diego loss will guarantee the Braves at least a one-game playoff for the Wild Card.

Kyle Kendrick will make his last-gasp case for a spot on the playoff roster tonight. Kendrick’s two starts in Atlanta this year were arguably his two best–eight innings of four-hit shutout ball on April 20 and seven innings, one earned run, five hits and four strikeouts on June 2. Of course, both of those starts turned out to be one-run losses, but I guess you can’t have everything.

Today’s lineup: Rollins SS, Francisco RF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth CF, Ibanez LF, Dobbs 3B, Ruiz C, Kendrick P

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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 biz

    Dobbs making the case to be left off the roster for a Rookie who has hardly played.

  • Posts: 0 BravoMan

    Andrew, you are such a freakin moron. I swear, I hope you’re just a teeny bopper with access to a computer because I’d honestly hate to think you’re the typical blind, ignorant Phillies fan.

    For what Bobby Cox has done for this depleted club is remarkable. #3 and #4 hitters in and out of the lineup all year, weren’t producing and now one of them (Chipper) is gone for good. One of our better starters (Medlen) is done for good. Prado (team MVP) is done for good. Yet, here they are fighting for a playoff spot. Sounds like a lot of people (outside of stupid, drunk Philly fans) wouldn’t mind seeing a resiliant team make it all the way, especially for a HOF managers final go at it.

    biz, no, I mean stomped and banged like what greasy mop Werth does to Utley’s wife. Is Utley mute or something? He acts weird like he has no pulse. I’d knock Werth stank a** out messin with my woman.

  • Posts: 0 biz


    You know that whole bit about Utley’s wife is a hoax, right? Unlike Chipper and Bobby stomping a mudhole in their wives because they don’t know how to act. Typical degenerate southern trash.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Do people remember how big an underdog the phils were in 1993?
    The Braves had won 104 games.
    Glavine won 22 Maddux 20 Avery 18 and smoltz 16

    They are in the discussion as the best rotation ever.


    The phillies led by Danny Jackson (12 wins) and Tommy Greene (16 wins) and Ben Rivera (13 wins) beat them.
    To me that sums up the guy.

  • DOBBS……………….

  • Posts: 0 biz

    Chooch > McCann

    Chooch > the entire Braves lineup

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    And the Phils led by Kyle kendrick and the B team hitting are again beating the Braves LOL

  • WTF…..LOL WHY DID THEY PITCH TO HIM?????????????????????

  • Posts: 0 biz

    Phillies beating Beachy like they were Bobby Cox coming home from the bar and Beachy was Mrs Cox.

  • JUST STUPID!!!!!


  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Remember Bravoretardo told us all how the Braves own oswalt and how great Derek lee is LOL

    Hes like some retarded clown prince of baseball blogs.

    The Braves dont deserve to make the playoffs but neither does San Diego. The NL is bad. Phils dynysty could be a very long one.
    not the losing kind of dynysty the Braveless had. I mean a winning kind.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Probably are more philly fans there. To watch a team starting scrubs that already clinched best record in the league.


  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf


  • MOYER!!!!

  • JIMMY 0 FER!!!

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    no whered you hear that?

  • just a while ago—-braves feed,chip said wheeler told him that jamie was going to try and throw a few innings in this series!

  • Also read about him trying to come back in a article somwhere earlier…….

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    KK walks the pitcher to lead off the inning

    Baseball is a funny game. Dont forget that.
    Watch Dobbs will be on the post season roster. And we will all say we cant understand it then he will get the winning hit in the 12th inning of some game. Thats baseball.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Good for Moyer
    hope he pitches next year too

  • geez kk…………………the pitcher????

  • kk really struck heyward out……..

  • they score andrew?

  • nevermind…lol

  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    Let’s get something straight about Bobby Cox…… First, he is a wife beater and a bully to women–always has been. Second he has the emotional maturity of a severely stubbed toe. I cannot think of any manager, except for possibly Larry Bowa, who is more obnoxious. Cox, with a Hall-of Fame pitching staff, won one World Series in more than a decade. Even rotten-luck Gene Mauch could have done better. Cox did not hold this team together. He has solid players who did that. Basically, he is a short-fused manager who grew from the ranks of utility player. He stunk as a player and never forgot how fortunate he was to be selected by Ted Turner to manage this exceptional team.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Walk the pitcher hes gonna score

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    3 Ks for greggy

    enough already

  • werth out of the game…….

  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Did I just see that correctly? Moyer will pitch in the next 2 games?
    Ohh, Greggy struck out.. for the 3rd time!

  • dobbs really sucks-i have had enough!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf


    I have heard nothing. It would highly suprise me. why risk it?
    But Jay knows more than I do

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    0-3 3 Ks
    vs Beachy?

    Thats enough dont even need him to play the next 2 games. Give someone a hance who can contribute in the playoffs

  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Nice situation for D Brown now

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    bad call on strike 1 for brown

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    ball 4

    RBI brown


    man hat braves pen is the best ! and the defense LOLOL

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    there is no case for dobbs as a LH bat over brown
    and brown can run the bases

  • hell of a job by brown-HELL OF A JOB!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Kate




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  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WOO HOO!!! Now THIS is the way I want to go into the post-season!!!

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf


  • Posts: 0 ChuckS



  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    I am so done with the trolls telling us how great the Braves bullpen is.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Talk to me more about that braves defense and bullpen ha ha
    what a joke
    can you imagine they are in a must win
    we send out our B lvel players
    and this happens

    all runs unearned

  • GRAND SLAM JIMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    I have respect for Bobby Cox, I really do. That being said,

    Very smart moving Jimmy over to the right side Bobby!

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