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Gameday: Mets (60-68) at Phillies (83-44)

Posted by Michael Baumann, Wed, August 24, 2011 11:34 AM | Comments: 24
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New York Mets (60-68) at Philadelphia Phillies (83-44)

Mike Pelfrey, RHP (6-10, 4.61) vs. Kyle Kendrick, RHP (7-5, 3.24)

Time: 1:05 p.m., Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: Sunny, 81
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Benedick: That [Kyle Kendrick pitches], I thank h[im]; that [he wins], I likewise give [him] most humble thanks. But that I will have a recheat winded in my forehead or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all [Kendricks] shall pardon me. Because I will not do them the wrong to mistrust any, I will do myself the right to trust none. And the fine is, for the which I may go the finer, I will live a bachelor.

Prince: I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with [Kendrick].

Benedick: With [Halladay], with [Lee], or with [Hamels], my lord, not with [Kendrick]. Prove that ever I lose more blood with love than I will get again with drinking, pick out mine eyes with a ballad-maker’s pen and hang me up at the door of a brothel house for the sign of blind [Kendrick].

Prince: Well, if ever thou dost fall from this faith, thou wilt prove a notable argument.

Benedick: If I do, hang me in a bottle like a cat and shoot at me, and he that his me, let him be clapped on the shoulder and called Adam.

Prince: Well, as time shall try. In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.

Benedick: The savage bull may, but if ever the sensible Benedick bear it, pluck off the bull’s horns and set them in my forehead, and let me be vilely painted, and in such great letters as they write “Here is good horse to hire” let them signify under my sign “Here you may see Benedick the [Kendrick fan].”

Claudio: If this should ever happen, thou wouldst be horn-mad.

Prince: Nay, if [Kendrick] have not spent all his quiver in [Coors Field], thou wilt quake for this shortly.

Benedick: I will look for an earthquake too, then.

Lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Pence RF, Mayberry, Jr LF, Ruiz C, Martinez SS, Kendrick P

Your Gameday Beer – Pinnacle Vodka

Let’s face it: if you’re drinking at 1:05 on a Wednesday, you’ve probably either got a serious problem or you’re in college. So let’s not fool ourselves by recommending beer. Here’s today’s drinking game:

Do a shot if you see Mike Pelfrey’s mouth guard.
Do a shot if Hunter Pence swings at a pitch out of the zone.
Do a shot every time you catch yourself staring at Tony No-Dad’s bubble butt.
Do a shot for every out Exxon makes on a ground ball (two shots for a double play).
Do a shot every time Sarge makes you think about food.
Do a shot  for every W.B. Mason commercial. Not because it’ll be fun, but because it’ll help you dull the pain.

– By Michael

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About Michael Baumann

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: 79 branderson925

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    oh jeez. after coming down on you about your article about Pence I almost feel bad but this is pretty bad.

    I don’t see where quoting Much Ado About Nothing is funny. I doubt that most of the readers of the site will appreciate it, or even bother to finish through the whole article.

    sorry man but this is another garbage article.

    GO PHILS

     
  • Posts: 0 delaney

    crappy article but the vodka things funny. unfortunately i have a field hockey game later, so it looks like ill be taking gatorade shots :/

     
  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    Howard hits two today.

     
  • Posts: 0 Holy Diver

    Eh. Kind of lame, but good effort. Anything with Vodka is better with Gin. Vodka is for Sallys.

     
  • Posts: 993 betasigmadeltashag

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    I was going to say something, but Pelfry takes soo long to throw the ball I fell asleep. oh yea any of you super stats guys find out what team leads the majors in two out runs. It seems to me that the Phillies score 90% of their runs with two outs.

     
  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    While studying statistics I came to this ironclad conclusion:

    David Wright is a better all-round third baseman than Ryan Zimmerman — higher batting average, more home runs per year, more RBI’s and both are gold glove caliber fielders.

    I hope Andrew From Waldorf looks at the numbers and realizes how full of horse pucky he really is.

     
  • Posts: 222 tavian

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    I feel that the Phils will win this. They better. The Braves are creeping up. We do not want them to gain confidence. Also, this is gut-check time for Kyle Kendrick. Let’s hope he mucks it out and goes at least seven innings, for the win.

     
  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    The Phils should win this, and have a good scoring day. Hope Kendrick holds up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Kendrick has one thing in common with this site. Both s u c k. I hope the braves catch us. Money can’t buy wins.

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    One of your retro Kendrick starts – no help from the D, some ugly pitches, etc. Should really be like 3-3, but what can you do.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I love how even if I dont post or read I am mentioned. Much obliged.

    Wright gets hurt too much. He is hurt by being a part of the Muts and if/when he leaves IMO he will really flourish.

    Be careful Bart or you may be put in a figure four leg lock.

    Nice to see that finaly the LFer is permantly replaced.

     
  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    Look at the stats AFW. Zimmerman was hurt this year, as well. I vote for Wright. Better all around.

     
  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    OH CRAP !!!! LIDGE !!!! By putting Lidge in the game, the Phils throw in the towel Bring Wilson Valdez in for an inning. He may hit a couple of Mets, but he will be entertaining and he won’t be Lidge.

     
  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    I might be able to throw harder than Lidge and I am old and crippled. He has no velocity left.
    A shell of his former self. Sort of like me. Only I don’t lose baseball games.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Sarge says thats why these guys lose they are a bunch of cry babies.
    amen. I knew that Beltran and the rest didnt have a chance with that team. They need a psychologist on call 24/7 The players dont matter with the mets.
    Although they have cleaned house and maybe in the future have a chance. But had to blow things up.

    Lidge is painful to watch. Some hitters seem to want to swing. Wrights AB vs Ledge was pathetic!

    Zimmermann is a franchise player. I do not think wright is not with the Mets.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Next year. New catcher and third baseman.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Ruiz is your team MVP

    Shanes play is why he is GG. He does everything the right way.
    Not as flashy as some of you would liek im sure.

    To beat a dead horse. Of course TBC is called out on a ball. With his pitch selection why would the umpire give him the benefit of any doubt?
    So swing away. You want to anyway.

     
  • Posts: 161 therookie300

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    New catcher for who?

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Dam i just checked the score…..We need the dam fracking Braves to loose Loose Dam it…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    So the mets actually care now and are making good defensive plays?
    shocking

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Great AB by chase you walk down 3 leading off the 9th

    Wheeler gets it a homer is a rally killer.

    Up to Pence and JMJ. like always

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Mayberry walks. He understands the sport. and situational hitting too

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Can someone remind Mr. Howard about his late season streak we have grown to love and expect? Oh Ryan….

     
  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    Well….Howard DID walk twice today. So I would say that he understands the sport as well.

     
 
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