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Gameday 92: Nationals at Phillies

Posted by Amanda Orr, Fri, July 11, 2014 06:37 PM | Comments: 80
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Washington Nationals (49-41)  at Philadelphia Phillies (41-51)

Starting Pitchers:
WAS: Jordan Zimmerman (6-4, 2.79)
vs.
PHI: A.J. Burnett (5-8, 3.92)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 88
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Today: The Phillies are coming off a four-game sweep against the first-place Milwaukee Brewers. They’ll now open a series against the National League East leaders.

Grady Sizemore was called up today from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and will be in tonight’s lineup. The former All Star has been plagued with injuries the last few years.

Lineup: Sizemore CF/ Rollins SS/ Utley 2B/ Howard 1B/ Byrd RF/ Asche 3B/ Brown LF/ Rupp C/ Burnett P.

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Nationals broadcast only

    I have the natitude

     
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    For chrsps sake Andrew. Why didn’t you make me go with Rollins tonight- It’s your fault!

     
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    An unfortunate slide for Brown there. Suicide McKannin keeps his rep..

     
    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      I like the gamble with two outs. Especially with the pitcher up next, I think you try that every time if you have any chance at all.

       
      • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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        I agree, it’s just a fun nickname.

         
      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        I love that nickname lol, makes me laugh every time

         
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    Oh Andrew, Why did you talk me out of picking up Rollins? Last time I listen to you- Uggh!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Did I miss anything? :)

     
    • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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      But seriously folks… yes, I was watching the game, but I had other irons in the fire too so I wasn’t commenting. I also popped over to Papa Johns for some of that half-priced pizza (but mostly the half-priced cookie pie)

       
      • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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        How Ii s that cookie thingy?

         
      • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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        It’s REALLY good, especially when it’s piping hot and the chocolate chips are gooey. I am convinced that Domino’s “mistake” with the cookie pie was not coming up with it first. (grin) It’s basically just toll house cookie batter in a thin 10″ pie tin and then sliced like a pizza.

         
      • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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        Papa Johns also has an apple pie thing that varies from store to store, sort of a hot Danish also in a pie tin. The one near my office was fantastic, but that PJ location closed last year and the one near my home makes it just so-so.

         
      • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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        Of course, these PJ discussions are relevant because I’m counting on the Phils earning us more half-priced pizza tonight…

         
      • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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        Sounds great, We’ll try it soon.

         
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    D.C. announcers just said that the Phils attendance is 8th in the league and the Nats are 7th. What’s wrong with that picture Nats fans?

     
    • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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      I think it says a lot about how much BS that Emory study on baseball attendance was. Phillies have been on a downward swing for years, and attendance is way down, but comparable to other teams with better records

       
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    Superior pitching Giles! Beautiful

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    WOO HOO! ! ! PHILS WIN!!!

    …. I just hope the Phils don’t follow this 5-game streak with another stinkfest like after the last five game sweep

     
  • Posts: 980 betasigmadeltashag

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    So if they sweep the Nats can they be buyers. That would be 6-7 games back at the break. And they are a 2nd half team.
    I think they can be buyers and sellers. Even though I like Tony No-Dad. If you can package him with say someone like Byrd to get a prospect and an almost major league ready guy

     
    • Posts: 0 Brooks

      There will be no sweep, aint happening

       
    • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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      Please- No no no no.
      IMHO- This is another illusion just like previous years. They must sell and can’t be lulled into this again.

      Don’t be fooled by this mini- run. Just a few days ago they were no-hit for almost 7 innings and then the reliever blew it. They ran into a Brewers team that isn’t playing well at all.

      They have had very few injuries to starting position players thus far, some are bound to happen. This is a grand illusion.

       
      • Posts: 0 Chuck A.

        Except that they DID sell two years ago…Vic, Pence, Blanton. And last year M Young in August. They haven’t been buyers at all and won’t be this year either.

         
      • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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        Reasonable point. But they did play well this time of yeae and may have held off of making some deals for others that may have been beneficial sooner. Oh and I’m really looking forward to that beer and cheeesteak.

         
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    The second half team thing probably doesnt apply to this crew at this point. Howard will need a major resurgence and Brown will have to pick it up. They do get back Ruiz who even though was struggling will be better than Rupp and the other guy. That slide going into the Brewers series really mucked up things for them. This current winning streak probably confuses things more at this point.

     
  • Posts: 0 DavidE

    I think the issue is how big the selloff will be. The Phillies are not in any position to part with future prospects. The Phillies have some veteran players who could be in demand including Papelbon, Bastardo, Rollins, Byrd, Lee, Hamels and Utley.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Gameday 93: Just got home and tuned in the game … another extra innings game. And the regular innings already took almost 4 hours. Fun fun fun.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    OK, they just showed Ben Revere in the outfield on national TV, and there was no sound, but you could very clearly see that he was saying “Are you ###ing kidding me?”

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    aw crap…

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    crap crap crap…

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    rats

     
  • Posts: 980 betasigmadeltashag

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    I love and respect Chase as a player. But those runs in the the 10th are on him. One man on first you have to get an out there. Maybe no outs you take that chance at the lead runner. But a slow hit chopper with a fast runner on first. You throw out the batter. Would have gone 11 if he just got an out.

     
    • Posts: 0 George

      Utley certainly figured into those runs, but he was not the entirely cause. Diekman was the one who walked the first batter and gave up the run scoring. And it was Sandberg who chose to let Diekman pitch to the right handed Zimmerman when it’s been pretty obvious all year that Diekman doesn’t do all that well against righties.

       
      • Posts: 0 Chuck A.

        I was absolutely dumbfounded when Diekman was allowed to face Zimmerman. There was no excuse for that in my opinion.

         
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    *****************************************************
    Gameday 95: Nationals at Phillies-

    They do this for absolutely no pay folks- no reason we can’t do it ourselves-

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    You see those ads that people can click?

    They are compensated when people click them.

    Me I do this for no pay.

    Another must win for the Phillies

     
    • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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      And in the six years you and I have been here, I’m gonna guess that between us, the total clicks are 1, that being the one time my mouse slipped. :-)

       
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Werth is against me in fantasy just FYI

     
  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    Kyle Kendrick, you suck!!

     
    • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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      Certainly does in the first inning. Schmenkmann, if its not an imposition, can you please provide any Kendrick first inning numbers vs the other innings pitched?

       
      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        24 earned runs in 19 first innings

         
      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        11.37 era in the first inning

         
      • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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        Yikes!

         
      • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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        Hard to believe he was such a good reliever a couple seasons ago. He was able then to come right in and get batters out.

         
      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        He even had that long run of really good starts last year as well, idk what is going on with him this year

         
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    cough-I have Werth-cough

     
    • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

      Werthquake

       
      • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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        Werth every penny he makes, sure wish he was making it in our lineup.

         
      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        I agree with you there lefty, he was a real stable piece of our lineup and outfield when he was here… He’s an impressive player for sure

         
      • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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        With all the money they have been willing to pay players, they went tight fisted on him. Hard to figure. Oh well, like I usually say “Don’t look back, you can never look back”

         
      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        I know, doesn’t make any sense… And he’s in his 4th year of that contract and still productive

         
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    Andrew disappears for the first few innings. It’s a great time to insult him, he’ll never know.
    Andwrew’s mother wears army boots!

     
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    Roark is getting a lot of pop outs.

     
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    I also wish we’d traded for Span instead of Revere. They got to Minnesota first.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I disappear when I am mad.

    I got debacle in fantasy last week too.

    I play the worst teams and they over perform.

    I have Zimmerman but its not him its Werth.

    Werths contract and what he does would make him an absolute bargain with the Phillies.

    And its still a bad contract.

    The Phillies just have ridiculously bad deals.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    You were right about FP being OK on fox.

    Then when he gets in the Nationals booth he dumbs it up for the stupidest fans in the planet.

    DC fans.

     
    • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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      Agree, I think Bob Carpenter just brings out the worst in everyone atound him.

       
    • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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      So was I right? One click in six years? Two maybe? They make nothing. The guys that post the “your blog is so imforative, purchase spaghetti sooons at…..” probably make more than these guys.

       
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Ive never clicked any.

    Out of a principal.

     
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    Hogey, since the first, KK has set down 13 straight. Go figure

     
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    Nice Cody!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Oh, the pain, the pain…

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Pardon me, I think I need to vomit…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    And now I turn to the world cup final

    Enjoy the game guys!!!!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    OK, 1 out, runners at 2nd and 3rd, we’d damn well BETTER get at least ONE run out of this.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    YES!!! NO SHUT-OUT!!!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    (sigh)

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    So here we go again, the Phils start to show some signs of hope, win 5 straight, then go into another tailspin

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Woo hoo!! Two runs!!! That’s slightly less embarrassing than 10-1!!!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Wow!!! 10-3!! That’s almost getting to the point of not embarrassing!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Game over. We go into the All-Star break on a down note with the worst record at the break in a decade.

     
  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    Tough to carry the memory of a game like this into the break. Ugggghhhhh, 5 days until a chance to wash the taste of this one out.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    I will wash the taste of this out tonight. With alcohol.

     
 
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