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Phillies (12-12) at Braves (14-10)

Posted by Ryan Dinger, Wed, May 02, 2012 06:15 PM | Comments: 82
2012 Gameday, News, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (12-12) at Atlanta Braves (14-10)

Roy Halladay (3-2, 1.95) vs. Tommy Hanson (3-2, 3.00)

Time: 7:10 PM, Turner Field
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 85
Media: Twitter and Facebook

In case you haven’t noticed yet, the Phillies have owned the Braves lately. Dating back to last July, the Phillies have beaten the Braves eight consecutive times, including a season-ending sweep to close out the 2011 regular season and send the Bravos home without a playoff appearance. Last night, the Braves and Phillies got into a bullpen game, tied at 2 in the sixth inning. Usually, this is exactly where the Braves want a game–in the hands of their vaunted bullpen. But the Phils would have none of it, scoring 2 runs off of Johnny Venters in the eighth inning to pull out the late victory.

Tonight, Roy Halladay will look to make it nine in a row when he takes the ball for the Phils. Doc’s been his usual self this season, shutting down lineups and getting his team back in the dugout. He’s lost his last two decisions, however, despite allowing just five runs over 14 innings in those two starts. For his career, the Good Doctor has gone 4-1 against the Braves with just a 1.78 ERA. In three starts at Turner Field, that ERA drops to 1.13.

The Braves starter, Tommy Hanson, has been no slouch against the Phils either, posting a 1-2 record with a 2.23 ERA against them in seven career starts.

This match-up will pit the aces of two very good pitching staffs against one another, and has all the makings of a low-scoring game. Which of course means the final will be somewhere around 10-9, making me look foolish, as baseball tends to do to game prognosticators.

One thing to note: Aside from the pitcher’s spot, Charlie Manuel will send out the exact same lineup from last night–something he has done sparingly this season.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Polanco 3B, Victorino CF, Pence RF, Wigginton 1B, Nix LF, Ruiz C, Galvis 2B, Halladay P.

Whirlwind WitbierYour Gameday Beer – Dos Equis

It’s not hard to stay thirsty, my friends, in Georgia, which is where tonight’s game is. Dos Equis will not wow you, but it’s easy to drink. Its brewery is stationed in Monterrey, Mexico, which has a penchant for being quite warm, much like the state of Georgia. Fun fact: Heineken saw a 20 percent increase in sales after the acquisition of Dos Equis in just the first quarter alone. The power of the Most Interesting Man in the World. -By Pat

GO PHILLIES

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  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Wow! I hope nobody’s missing this game!

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    I just nested in – I heard Nix is on mark tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Halladay is on fire tonight too! Sweet – the only other thing I’d like to see is some lumber.

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Sweeet Chooch!.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Fred-DY
    Fred-DY
    Fred-DY

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    The Phils are a machine tonight!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Yup, things are finally starting to fall into place!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Yikes… Michael Bourne, AKA the one that got away…

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Doc is amazing – he can get out of this

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    What is up with Doc this year?

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    I think Michael Bourne has become one of the best lead off men in baseball.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    crap. crap crap crap.

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    McCann is one SOB

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    well, the last two games the Phils won, they started with an early lead, it tied up and then they won. So this is not necessarily a bad thing.

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    That really sucked – Cholly will keep him in, unless he keeps giving up more hits now

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    but Doc can’t blame this one on lack of offense!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    A 6 run lead. F u doc

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Whew… bout time that ended.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    OK, this is not a good time for the bats to go to sleep.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Doc is looking overheated.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Take him out you horrible manager

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Do it again Choochie!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    OK, there we go! Let’s keep this going, don’t let Doc take the loss!

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Chooch with the blast! wooooooooooooo!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Oops… I missed it, we’re already ahead. :) So Doc gets a no-decision

     
    • Posts: 0 brooks

      No way you missed the dinger!

       
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    I’m definitely liking this pattern … start out with a lead, get in trouble, and then roar back to win it! (OK, so the game’s not over yet, …)

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    WOW!!! What a catch!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Make that two!

     
  • Posts: 0 DavidE

    I was shocked to find the Philllies down 8-6 after a 6-0 with Halladay really looking sharp out there. But the real good thing is maybe some of the Phillies are starting to find their stuff. Good 1-2-3 inning from Antonio Bastardo. Maybe Charlies should keep him in for 2 innings tonight. Great hitting by Carlos Ruiz and Laynce Nix tonight.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Turn-about’s fair play. How about a Chooch GS?

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Or a 3-run double. I’ll settle for that. :)

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Wow, career night for Chooch! This is out of sight! We cannot expect this every night but if everyone takes a turn – this is great!

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Is anyone else getting tired of seeing Jose giving it up?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Get rid of Jose. 50

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    This is terrible

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I am beyond commenting now

    Does this count as my 1 for the day?

    Ill leave it up to Brooks

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Bullpen stinks.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    @ Brooks

    See game 4 1993 world series

    I was 21 and I cried

     
    • Posts: 0 brooks

      Totally different AFW – it was at the end of the season, everyone was gassed…

       
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Rollins and the pen

     
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Doc looked overheated like that time in Wrigley. Chooch is possessed tonight. Contreras is done and Schwimer is lousy. DAMMIT! DAMMIT!!

     
  • Posts: 11 chappdaddy

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    Let’s see if the Boys can put up a couple runs and get the Win

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    At least we know he wont put in Herndon – I suppose Schwimmer could have done worse?

     
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Im so angry at the way this is going down! Arrrgghhh!

     
  • Posts: 0 wxdavid

    cholly Manuel totally mis manages the bullpen going up 12-8 in the 8th innings brings in contereas who gives up 2 walks 2 singles 12-9… so cholly piulls him … brings in schwimmer who walks Bourne …12-10 then a single to make it 12-10 … thank you cholly the idiot manuel

     
  • Posts: 276 Jeff of Nova

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    Hey all,

    Just turned the game and was like WTF. We score 12 and are losing cause Contreras who has not pitched a good inning yet and Schwimmer is not a major league pitcher had to pitch tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 BobS

    Contreras and Schwimmer are more like the back end of a donkey than the back end of the bullpen. Schwimmer has taken over the mantel previously worn by Zagurski. i would rather take my chances with some of the Pigs and Reading arms

     
  • Posts: 276 Jeff of Nova

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    Manuel has mismanaged this bullpen for years what else is new, can we move on with him bring up Sandburg

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Comon Jimmy – doit!

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Jimmy – worthless….

     
  • Posts: 276 Jeff of Nova

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    Scwimmer was one of the arms LHV has, he isn’t horrible just not put in a good position.

     
 
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