Sunday, September 21, 2008

Phils Hold On In Florida



“The bullpen as a whole was outstanding,” Lidge said. “I’m a little biased, but I think that’s what won the game tonight.”

I couldn't agree more. It helped that the molten hot Florida lineup went 1-12 with RISP an struck out 16 times on the night. Props to chubby, much maligned starter Joe Blanton who K'd 9 Marlins in his five innings.
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Elsewhere
Brewers - Holy crap, this team is in the shitter. The game yesterday marked the end for the them. They had their big gun on mound in Sabathia, but lost to the Reds thanks to a bases-loaded, two out single by pinch hitting pitcher Micah Owings. Owings is a really good hitter, but it still says "P" next to his name, so it has to sting the Brew Crew that their ace got beat by a pitcher's bat. They are now 4-15 in the month and have gone from 5.5 up in the Wild Card, to 2.5 down. Stick a fork in them, they're done.

Mets - It's about time the Braves beat somebody. The loss puts the Mets behind the Phils by 1/2 game, but with a game in hand, and 2.5 ahead of the Brewers for the WC. Hopefully the Braves can pull another out today against Mike Pelfrey before returning to their losing ways...
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Magic Number Watch
Wild Card - 5
NL East - 8

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Today's Game
Jamie Moyer looks to continue his absolute dominance of the Marlins. Moyer is 5-0 with a 1.60 ERA in his career at Florida. His opponent is fine young pitcher Chris Volstad. Volstad has thrown nine innings against the Phils this year and has only allowed a single run.

Game time is 4:05, the same time as the Eagles-Steelers game. Why the hell couldn't they throw the first pitch at 1:05 like every other freakin' Sunday game on the east coast. Now the "Last" button on my remote is going to get worn out. Television is local, so cross your fingers for a high def signal...

Corey

16 comments:

Nick said...

"Why the hell couldn't they throw the first pitch at 1:05 like every other freakin' Sunday game on the east coast."

I'm guessing because one of those games is Fins-Pats. Not that anyone in Miami will be caring about either one of those games.

GM-Carson said...

Dolphins suck nuts and the Marlins blow goats. F' Florida and that dumbass rapper Flor-rida too.

By the way, Moyer is 10-1 with 3.07 era lifetime against Florida.

GM-Carson said...

Holy cow, just looked at the box score and between the 2 teams there were 28 strikeouts (Phils 12/Marlins 16).

Los said...

Last year's Mets think the Brewers are choking.

I'll be making full use of my remote control today. I think my thumb may get carpal tunnell...

BloodStripes said...

Lets win it Phils. Mutts bullpen blew it again so make it count boys. Put out the fire J.C. C'mon!!!

Aaron said...

I can't F'ing stand Charlie Manual....Why the F did he take moyer out after only 93 pitches????

you suck manual!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aaron said...

Jebus Christ Phils could maybe have 1 inning that I don't have to sweat out????

I can't take this shit.

Aaron said...

I love Lidge....but god damn does batter he face have to have a 3-2 count and hit like 16 foul balls?

He really just isn't happy unless the tying run is at the plate is he?
Tommorow he needs to take a mandatory day off....he has thrown WAY too many piches the last few days

Maria said...

Aaron, Madson had a relatively easy 8th inning- but knowing he's coming is enough for a heart attack.

Brad Lidge certainly makes it interesting. I swear I'm going to have a stroke before this season's over. 1.5!!!!!

BloodStripes said...

Wooo! Good win Phils. Take the division from here.

Maria said...

Oh and the Mets start a 4-game series with the Cubbies!

SirAlden said...

Let's put another one in the Win Column for the Phightin' Phils!!!

88-68 The Phillies are in First Place atop the NL East. 1/2 Game Lead with 6 to play.

86-69 Mutts lost to the Braves.1 1/2 games back (1 in the loss column)with 7 to play.

85-71 The Brewers finally won a game against the Reds! 1.5 behind the Mutts, 3.5 behind the Phillies with 6 to play.

Phillies Magic Number 4 for the Wild Card

Phillies Magic Number 6 for the NL East Crown.

Magic Number 6 for the Wild Card, for the Mutts. GO BREWERS!

NE Phillies Phan said...

The bullpen's smoked but we won another one.

Go Phillies!

SirAlden said...

If the Phillies go 3-3
the Mutts have to go 5-2 to tie.

GM-Carson said...

I would have left Moyer in to start the 7th inning, but that's just me. Charlie flirted with disaster, but it all worked out. Madson is actually becoming quite reliable in the 8th now. Lidge is still perfect despite his need to have men on base. Great win Phils!

SirAlden said...

Let's put another one in the Win Column for the Phightin' Phils!!!

89-68 Matching Last Year's Win Total of 89. The Phillies are in First Place atop the NL East. 2 1/2Game Lead with 5 to play.

86-70 Mutts lose to the Cubs. 6 to play.

85-71 Brewers had the night off. 1 game back of the Mutts, 4 games behind the Phillies with 6 to play.

Phillies Magic Number 3 for the Wild Card

Phillies Magic Number 4 for the NL East Crown.

Magic Number remains 6 for the Wild Card, for the Mutts. GO BREWERS!