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Gameday: Phillies (94-48) at Brewers (85-62)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, September 11, 2011 01:00 PM | Comments: 28
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Philadelphia Phillies (94-48) at Milwaukee Brewers (85-62)

Vance Worley (11-1, 2.85) vs Yovani Gallardo (15-10, 3.71)

Time: 2:10 pm, Miller Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 77
Media: Twitter and Facebook

“From the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Do we have closure? No. No, the heinous acts of terrorism last Tuesday will be with us for as long as we all shall live.” — Harry Kalas, 2001.

The Phillies are enjoying their success this season and are aiming for a four-game sweep of the Brewers.  Vance Worely, today’s starter, is having a phenomenal rookie year.  Chase Utley received good news on his ImPACT test, and could return later next week.

But let’s put baseball aside for a minute and remember those who lost their lives ten years ago. The tragedy on September 11, 2001 put America’s pastime on hold, however, baseball eventually started, and helped, the healing process.

The Phillies were the first team to resume play, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-2. The most memorable moment from that game was a fan who carried an American Flag throughout Veterans Stadium.

Here we are today: ten years later.  We will never forget what happened on that horrible day, and we will never forget those who lost their lives.

Today’s Lineup:Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Pence RF, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Orr 2B, Schneider C, Martinez SS, Worley P.

Brooklyn LagerYour Gameday Beer – Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Today’s beer is Black Chocolate Stout by the Brooklyn Brewery (famous for its lager). As the title implies, it’s a dark sweet brew. The chocolate flavor is nearly matched by the coffee, vanilla, toffee and roasted malt undertones but is certainly the centerpiece in the 10.6% stout. This dessert beer is heavy enough, so have it in place of coffee after dinner along with a biscuit of some sort. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    I am sure that I speak for all my fellow commentors in saying that our thoughts and prayers are with all of those that were affected by the events of that very dark and horrible day.

    Life does go on. But let’s all pause and realize that today’s game, while important and hopefully entertaining, should and will take a backseat to remembering and reflecting on what is TRULY important in life.

    Peace to all.

     
  • Posts: 522 Morris Buttermaker

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    Ok guys. We got a game with the Brewers today. And that only means one thing. Bad News for the Brewers!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    How things have changed since 2001. I remember telling somebody, “I don’t know why they’re cancelling the Phillies game. There aren’t enough people there to make it a worthwhile terrorist target.” Phillies games at the time drew 18-20K people into a 67K seat stadium.

     
    • Posts: 522 Morris Buttermaker

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      The other week I was at a game, and had a 10 year old sitting next to me. And I was talking to his dad about how strange it is that the kid knows nothing about going to a Phillies game, sitting in the 700 level and looking down into the 500 level for what seats you were sneaking into during the 3rd inning. And then into the 300 and 200 level eyeing up what seats you were moving down to in the 7th inning.

       
  • Posts: 0 Dark

    Tie game!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    How about a nice HAWAIIAN PUNCH!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Dark

    And now we have the lead! WOOOOOO!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    BIG BROWN DELIVERS!!!

     
  • Posts: 522 Morris Buttermaker

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    I’ll take 2 solo homeruns. Works for me. Nice sequence for the Phillies not to allow a run in the bottom of the 5th, and then come back and take the lead.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    I was just looking at some interesting stats. You want proof that the Phillies’ success this year is due to pitching, rather than hitting? The Phils are the only team in MLB that has given up less than 500 runs. They’ve given up only 461. The next best is the Giants, with 510. So we’ve given up almost 49 runs less than any other team, almost 10% less. That’s tremendous.

     
  • Posts: 522 Morris Buttermaker

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    Nyjer Morgan needs a pitch to the ribs.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    aw crap….

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Nyger Morgan is going for the Jose Reyes Modesty Award.

     
  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    Ok. Worley is giving me chest pains.

     
  • Posts: 0 Dark

    Dammit…

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    crap crap crap

     
  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    Listen, everyone….can’t put too much stock into this game. I don’t think that anyone on this site would have been unhappy with a split in this series. And we did more than that!

    3 of 4 against the Brewers….a VERY good team……in their park …

    I’ll take that every. single. time.

     
    • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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      true, true. In fact, on Friday I was talking to co-workers about this series, and I predicted we would take 3 out of 4. My coworkers said they would be happy if we split the series. So there’s nothing to be disappointed about.

      But I still want to see my boys sweep. :D

       
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    WHEW!!!

    OK, now it’s time to get those two runs back!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLL!!!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    oops… that was replay. Never mind.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    rats

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    3 outta 4 ain’t bad.

     
    • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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      Like I said…..Every. Single. Day.

      3 of 4 against a damn good team…in their park where they have played very well all season long. Brewers are for real. Give Gallardo props, too. He pitched a good game.

       
  • Posts: 5232 Lefty

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    Can’t win em all. 6 out of 7 from the teams with the 2nd and 3rd best records in the NL.

    I’d say we passed the first test.

     
    • Posts: 5232 Lefty

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      Disclaimer, the second and third best records entering the two series. Our pounding of the Braves have caused them to fall below the D-backs now.

       
  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    A very good game. Braves lost, and we lost nothing. Worley pitched well until the end. Overall, a great series.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Phillies Magic Number is down to 6. At their current winning percentage, they should clinch the division within a week. At this rate, they would end the season with 106 wins. Yeah, I’m a happy Philles fan. Now pardon me while I go to bed with my Philly Phanatic Pillow Pet.

     
 
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