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Gameday 27: Phillies vs. Nationals

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Fri, May 02, 2014 05:00 PM | Comments: 58
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Philadelphia Phillies (13-13) at Washington Nationals (16-12)Nationals

Starting Pitchers:
PHI: Cliff Lee
vs.
TEX: Stephen Strasburg

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: CSN
Weather: Partly sunny, 66
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Tonight:

Friday’s opener with the Nationals is the first game the Phillies have played since Tuesday, and their altered rotation has created what shapes up on paper to be a terrific pitcher’s duel. Cliff Lee will take the mound for the Phillies, coming off a less than stellar start against the Diamondbacks in which he allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits in six innings. Lee has pitched well against the Nationals in his career, going 6-4 in 11 starts with a 2.87 ERA, and he averages a strikeout per inning against Washington.

Lee’s counterpart will be power right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who has scuffled at times this year but is coming off a seven inning shutout performance against San Diego in which he punched out 11 batters. Strasburg has had some success against the Phillies, pitching to a 2.65 ERA in six career starts against them. Against current Phillies players, however, he has yielded only two homers and five RBI in 53 at bats.

Lineup:

Revere CF/ Rollins SS/ Utley 2B/ Howard 1B/ Byrd RF/ Brown LF/ Ruiz C/ Asche 3B/ Lee P

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  • Posts: 992 betasigmadeltashag

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    I think Marlon might be on a hot streak. With a little help from our friend Jason. Nice 2 out rally

     
  • Posts: 992 betasigmadeltashag

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    What the Phils don’t play in a week and no one is watching tonight. The Flyers aren’t even playing

     
  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    I’m still not sold on Marlon Byrd, but I’m glad he jacked that three run bomb!!

     
    • Posts: 0 lefty

      I like him Hogey, always have, and thought it was a great pickup.
      PS. Could you change your name? , my phone always wants to auto correct it to “honey” and I don’t go that way. (Not that tthere’s anything wrong with that)

       
      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        Lol now that was funny, honey’s role… Hmmm idk if that rolls off the tongue quite as well

         
  • Posts: 0 PaMikeyDC

    @Hogey, maybe not. But who else was there?? Huge upgrade over Delmon.

    Nats players took so many pitches in the 1st. Phils- revere and JRoll 1st pitch Rollins- not so much. But what at bat by CHASE! And RyHo comes through.

     
    • Posts: 872 schmenkman

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      Mikey, fyi, that’s way off base. Rollins has swung at the first pitch far less than the average player for most of his career:

      MLB average: 27.8% of first pitches are swung at

      Rollins since 2006: 18.2%

      Rollins this year: 15.9%

       
  • Posts: 0 PaMikeyDC

    Oh yeah, I have been wondering all season- what does the “CB” on the Phillies uniform mean?

    In DC and I finally get to watch a game live.

     
    • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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      CB is in honor of Claire Betz, an owner nobody ever heard of before the patch. She died in the offseason. I guess they were desperate to come up with something to put on a patch.

       
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    That’s the first time I’ve ever seen a bench-clearing chat.

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Disagree with this move and don’t care about “righty lefty” . If this thing goes extras, they’ll pay for burning Gwynn like that in a close game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jacob Muran

    The OVER MANAGER strikes again!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Uggggh.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jacob Muran

    Who didn’t see this coming

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Ditch the slider Diekman, just give him the gas.

     
  • Posts: 0 PaMikeyDC

    Wow!!! Not only may we lose. But no W for Cliff, No L for Stras and that idiot Span may get the last laugh. Have to win this game!!

    And thanks Tracey for the CB note. Appreciate it buddy.

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Well that advice didn’t work.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Diekman????????????????

    Really

    need to win games like this if you want to contend.

    Maybe they don’t want to.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    (sigh…)

     
  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    It’s all over

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Still no outs?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    See Ruben instead of a bunch of old guys who you are over paying for past performance.

    you pay a couple of young hungry guys.

    I wish the Phillies would publically state a loss number that would mean Ruben is fired.

    So I would have something to root for and some excitement with this brutal roster.

    the 3rd highest paid n baseball mind you.

     
    • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

      You really can’t blame this on the “old” guys Lee pitched well both Utley Howard Byrd all scored, yes Adams was a mess by diekman was worse

       
  • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

    I question the diekman should have been Bastardo this game is done the Nats pen is money

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    For those of you that have the luxury of getting the home broadcast, you have no idea what a horses ass the Nats play by play man is.

     
    • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

      I don’t think any other cities fans would put up with this crap.

      They fired Dibble because he told the truth.

      But remember this is a city where every year they think the Skins are great.

      Ovechkin is 875th in the NHL in plus minus and they think hes great.

      They are the dumbest fans in all of the country.

      I get the package and I like watching all the different broadcasts.

      This guy for the Nats is the worst.
      F.P. seems to play into the stupidity too

       
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    If you live in northern Virginia you have to listen to these National broadcasters too.

    They are the worst in the entire sport.

    Every play is a great one. Every player is a hall of famer.

    the Senators have very real problems.

    But this division is so bad I guess they win it my osmosis.

    If braves hadn’t had all the injuries they would have won it.

    It wont be the Phillies. Of that I am sure lol

     
    • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

      Yup Bob carpenter is a schmuck and FP sux

      That made me sick watching Byrd look foolish and Brown has no idea where is swing Is….they should have ph for him oh wait we have nobody to do that

       
  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    Well if you live in ny you get the updates on your phone or tv so be thankful you get to see the game…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I pay for the baseball package.

    To enjoy this great team LOL

    I am a seam head though and I will watch a west coast game after this.

    For me the package is great for more than just the Phillies.

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Will the Nats go to a lefty?

     
    • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

      Why ?

      Its Howard

       
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    It’s nice to see Werth playing for the Phils again.

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Guess they didn’t have to.

     
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    Yet another bullpen implosion.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    First and second no one out.

    Senators have them just where they want them.

    Middle of the line up coming up

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

    Bastardo should have been last inning

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Fan from Germany

    Brown Really Looks terrible. His OPS is now 30 Pointe below cosy asche’s. Amazing.

     
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Not sure where last year’s Dom Brown hibernated to this year. Sigh.

     
    • Posts: 0 lefty

      Yeah, doesn’t look good lately

       
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    I agree that other east coast cities fans wouldn’t put up with it Andrew. DC fans just have no clue.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

    This team missing a young piece that is exciting and you think will go after it every at bat. Brown is not it he needs to call Joyner to fix his swing

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

    Ruiz Asche Nix/Galvis then the top let’s all bow our heads and pray…

    God I hate Ray Knight

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Yeah Jeff, it’s comforting to know we have Galvis and Nix on the bench.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Ruiz the best player on this team the last 8 years.

    Bar none.

    And Id rather have Werth and his contract over every single one of Rubens big deals.

    Bob Carpenter doesn’t even remotely understand the sport at all.

    Its like hes never seen a game

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Why didn’t he slide???

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Galvis hitting .033

    Someone give him some magic pills

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

    What a bad play for ruiz

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    LOL
    Slide?

    He might hurt himself lolol

    Cant fault Ruiz though hes entitled. Wish he had been up with runners on first and second no outs instead of Howard.

    This is just a butally poor team that is poorly constructed.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

    I mean all I have to say is this one is on the lack of options we have after Lee. RAJ has killed this team. He did absolutely nothing to fix the pen….forget the big contracts, if we are in it to win it with this core he need to add solid bullpen arms not pray people come back from injury or the young guys mature over night

     
  • Posts: 0 Scotty Ingerton

    With their thirdbase situation, they basically have a lineup with two pitchers batting.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

    Be honest with you Howard got fooled on a good piece of pitching by Mr 4-eyes. Brown should not be hitting 6 Ruiz should

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff of nova

    I know it may be early but let’s bring up Franco, although Asche played well tonight off a very good pitcher

     
  • Posts: 0 wbramh

    Well, this is why I wanted to trade Brown and Asche to the Dodgers for Matt Kemp BEFORE the season. started. Now, the Dodgers wouldn’t trade us even up for their 3rd string catcher in single A.
    I used to just worry about being stuck with our old guys. Now I fear we’re stuck with the young ones, too.

     
  • Posts: 0 wbramh

    The Nats may have a better team than the Phillies this year but their logo sucks.
    Somehow, knowing that makes me feel marginally better.

     
  • Posts: 0 Double Trouble Del

    I hope that Adams can put some sort of string together so that they can unload him for a bag of balls at the trade deadline. Oh and its still not too early to fire Bob McClure, even Dubee had some success with this staff. It looks to me that there is constant regression with this pen.

     
  • Posts: 0 c. schreiber

    Why oh why do I have to listen to the Nats broadcast crew. Absolutely horrific…always spouting batting average, eras, numbers, numbers, numbers. Over and over same data and the Phillies field is a band box and they hit alot of homers there etc. etc. Of course they forget they also are playing there. THEY REALLY SUCK.

     
 
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