Gameday: Marlins (63-79) at Phillies (70-71)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Tue, September 11, 2012 06:16 PM | Comments: 65
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Miami Marlins (63-79) at Philadelphia Phillies (70-71)

Nathan Eovaldi (3-5, 4.85) vs. Roy Halladay (9-7, 3.87)

Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 75
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.

Phillies baseball is exciting once again!  The Phillies have won five straight, and if they win tonight, they’ll be back at .500.

But let’s put baseball aside for a minute and remember those who lost their lives eleven years ago.  We will never forget the tragedy on September 11, 2001, and we will never forget those who lost their lives.

LINEUP: Rollins SS, Pierre LF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Ruiz C, Brown RF, Mayberry CF, Martinez 3B, Halladay 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


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  • Posts: 276 Jeff of Nova

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    Among all the fighting we love to do ….. good news

    San Diego is now up 3-2

  • Posts: 276 Jeff of Nova

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    Make that 5-2

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    just to give you some idea of the regression.

    He does have a career slugging percentage of .433 vs lefties.

    But you have to understand that that includes last years.347 in a full healthy season and this years .325

    His inability to hit left handed pitching is just the easiest part to see.

    Sorry these things jump out at me. I know they dont to everyone.

    And I am not hating or bashing either. I am analyzing.
    Big difference.
    Rollins not running to first I will hate on. This is not hate. This is watching the games for myself and seeing the obvious.

    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      Howard’s struggles against lefties are well documented. The fact remains that rightly or wrongly, a 30-35 HR, 120 RBI slugger is still considered a star, and I challenge you to identify ONE manager who would pinch hit for him to gain a platoon advantage.

      Also, I’m willing to chalk this year up to recovering from the achilles tear.

      Before this year, he had been fairly consistent since 2008. This is his OPS+, or OPS relative to the league, in 2008-11:

      125, 141, 127, 126

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Ok Schenk.

    Except the stats from last year before the injusry are eerily similar.
    Leyland would. And Morneau gets lots of days off and they always happen when there is a lefty on the mound.
    I am not in a need to prove anything to anyone though.

    But you guys can believe you want.

    I dont have favorites etc etc I just judge what I see on the field.

    Remarkably the Padres are winning 5-2 in the 5th inning.

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Kershaw and Wainright both pitch, and the Phillies gain ground on both. So much for baseball atheism. Tell me the baseball gods don’t exsist.

    The incredible thing, and this may well be true for other sports, is that I’m sure history is littered with contendersand late chargers playing .550 in September, but it is absolutely amazing how it feels like everyone of ‘em either plays .700, or .300 during the 9th month. Can’t anyone avoid streaks? It is WEIRD. At the rate things are going, the Phils will clinch early enough to set their rotation for the play in game. No, that’s not cockiness, or delusion, it’s a statement of fact…the club is getting exactly what it wants from everyone else. Save the Freaking Braves. Maybe they shock the world today, and cool Milwaukee, winers of like 17 of 22.

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