Gameday: Mets (60-67) at Phillies (82-44)

Posted by Michael Baumann, Tue, August 23, 2011 06:27 PM | Comments: 4
2011 Gameday, Posts

New York Mets (60-67) at Philadelphia Phillies (82-44)

Jonathon Niese, LHP (11-10, 4.05) vs. Vance Worley, RHP (8-1, 2.76)

Time: 7:05 p.m., Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 80
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Turns out that Jonathon Niese, tonight’s starting pitcher for the Mets, is from Lima, Ohio, which, as you might know, is where Glee is set. That’s in no way important to tonight’s game, but in case you’re going to the game and feel like jeering Niese, there’s some extra ammunition.

Despite the earthquake this afternoon, tonight’s game will go on as scheduled. Despite the recent demise of Cole Hamels and Jimmy Rollins, we do have some good news for you fans of mohawks, spectacles, and flop sweat. Vance Worley takes the mound tonight, and while he’s been proven mortal in recent starts, he is regressing to the mean rather more slowly than we had originally feared. In other lineup news, Ryan Howard has been given the night off against a lefty, Raul Ibanez continues his convalescence, and Carlos Ruiz will sit in favor of Brian Schneider, Worley’s preferred catcher.

Lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B,Pence RF, Mayberry 1B, Francisco LF, Valdez SS, Schneider C, Worley P

Your Gameday Beer – Lionshead Lager

This is essentially your local alternative to Bud Light. Its defining quality as a beer is its price (cheap), and it’s brewed in Wilkes-Barre.  – By Michael

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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 Andrew from Waldorf

    What a throughly enjoyable game to watch in every aspect. :)

  • Posts: 0 Phil

    This is one of those few and far between moments where I am happy living in Brooklyn rooting for the Phillies. No disrespect to wheels and sarge, they are fine,but Keith hernandez and Ron darling are phenomenal commentators and they have plenty good to say about the Phillies. Them, kruk and mark grace are probably my favorite commentators.
    On a phillies note mayberry needs to play every game unless he cools off. He is ridiculous right now.
    Worley’s body language on the mound bother anybody? I think its amusing but I can picture it bothering dubee.

  • Posts: 0 Frank Riccard

    I’m pretty sure I heard on the radio before the game started that Mayberry actually played some 3B in the minors.

    Polly’s eventual successor?

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Jebus Stutes is regressing

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