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

Posted by Michael Baumann, Fri, October 01, 2010 05:47 PM | Comments: 288
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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
Weather:
Cloudy, 78
TV: WPHL
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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

Victory LagerYour gameday beer: Sweetwater 420
This is the signature beverage from the best Atlanta-based bottler this side of Coca-Cola. Sweetwater 420 is a light, crisp ale. It’s not as hoppy as most IPAs, but while it’s not a particularly serious beverage, it’s from Atlanta and it’s pretty tasty. -by Michael

GO PHILLIES!

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Michael Baumann has written 229 articles on Phillies Nation.

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 Lefty

    Bocock is a great name, He can’t play at this level, he bails on “breaking balls”
    BATUM TUSS go the cymbals.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Ziggy, hit the showers.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Here comes Charlie… or he’d better be coming.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    OK nagurski is a honorary brave

    5 RBI for Derek lee

    have MERCY

    HE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Zigurski doesn’t see the playoffs.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I am suprised they allow us to say bocock on here

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    It’s like garbage time in basketball.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    LOL
    no kate sadly
    he probably never sees the majors again

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    OOOHHHH oh oh…. OOOHHHH oh oh.

    Nice last gasp for the Braves.

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    @Kate ——–I’m not even looking at his grand slam tonite. Experience means everything in the playoffs. Jimmys done it plenty of times when the lites are brightest.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    are they really doing the chant now, that makes me chuckle

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    lol. Zags stinks. Haven’t we seen enough of him over the last 3 seasons? He doesn’t have it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Andrew,
    Jimmy starts until he proves he can’t, He’s earned that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    The Padres are beating the Giants?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    nagurski
    to
    hernodon gotta love it

    ut oh

    padres up 4-0

    the NL is a straight mess

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    F*ck it, Herndon, come on. You’re better than this.

    Start warming Lidge up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Are you effing kidding me???

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    is there any scenario where the Mets back door into the playoffs?

     
  • Safe to say Mike Zagurski will not be on the postseason roster.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    I just heard my father doing the chop upstairs.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Getting exciting now, play-in games a real possibility

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    Charlies gotta give madson and lidge some work this weekend , I wish they got it tonite so it never got this close. This is annoying. I really wanted to see 11-2 final

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Want my Lidgie!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    are you kidding me?

    ok
    i am about to get pissed

    is herndon ok?

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Madson’s good too.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    madson up in the pen

    thats a disgrace too

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    would rather save madson and lidge for tomorrow and sunday

     
  • THIS SEEMS TO HAPPEN EVERY TIME WE GET A BIG LEAD!!LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Nice, Herndon, real nice.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    okay, leave Herndon, Zagurski, and Dobbs in ATL

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Any play in game is good for us

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    We may not know who we play until Tuesday, lots of strange combinations of things that have to happen, but if tonight’s results hold the play-in games are possible.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    FINALLY!

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    YES.

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Nice play by bocock to end it

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    BOCOCK!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Bed time now. Gnight all.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    KK over .500

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Kendrick gets over .500.

    Rollins’ defense is as great as ever and his swing and his eye are showing life.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    That was a NASTY play by Bocock. Completely awesome.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Think if SD doesnt get beat by the lowly cubs last night.

    Its really sad. I submit the gap between the phils and the rest of the league is the greates gap Ive ever seen since Ive been folowing the sport. League means NL not MLB

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    it was just end of season garbage time. No problem

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    I don’t think the Phillies should be carrying Greg Dobbs or Mike Zagurski into the play offs. We don’t need any weakest links!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Big Red Machine was pretty big gap. We played them and Morgan, Rose, Bench Perez et al tore us up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    i cant watch tomorrow
    its a national game on fox
    guess what? they are showing red sox yankees here

     
  • Ryan Madson shaved David Herndon’s head before the game. So, clearly, he is to blame for all of this.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Was big red machine that far over the dodgers?

    I was born in 71 so really starts for me in 80

     
  • ANDREW -YOU COULD WATCH ON COMPUTER!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    wow they had fireworks in ATL too LOL

    nice turn out
    and thats why some didnt leave

     
  • Posts: 0 miked63

    yo philly-boy —-ever since you mentioned talkin chop i check out what theyre sayin sometimes , wonder how it is over there now ? Think i’ll check it out a little.

    Channel 17 just said this is the 1st time since 1980 Phils starters have 70 wins — remember what happened that year ?

     
 
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