Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Game Time: Moyer vs. Jurrjens
Citizens Bank Park 7:05 PM
Philadelphia Phillies (0-1) vs. Atlanta Braves (1-0)
Career: 246-185, 3746.2 ip, 2248 k, 4.19 era, 1.32 whip
2008: 16-7, 196.1 ip, 123 k, 3.71 era, 1.33 whip
Spring: 1-2, 20.2 ip, 17 k, 8.27 era, 1.94 whip
*This is Grand Pappy's 23rd season, he started way back in 1986 as a Chicago Cub. He is 35-21 as a Phillies.
Career: 16-11, 219 ip, 152 k, 3.82 era, 1.34 whip
2008: 13-10, 188.1 ip, 139 k, 3.68 era, 1.37 whip
Spring: 2-1, 29.1 ip, 14 k, 2.76 era, 1.40 whip
*Jurrjen doesn't really serve up too many meatballs, as he's allowed only 15 homers in his career, but 3 of them have been by the Phils. Guess I'm hoping for a bit of reverse psychology following Sunday's impotent offensive attack.
Game 1 Recap:
Derek Lowe dominated all night long, and would have gone for the complete game shutout had it not been the first game of the season. He deadened the Phillies bats and sucked the supercharged energy right out of the ballpark. Of course Bad Myers didn't help matters. Remember Bad Myers from the 1st half of last year, the one that surrendered 24 homeruns in only 17 starts, yeah that's that one who pitched batting practice for Atlanta on Sunday night. His pitches were lifeless and nearly every ball put in play by the Braves was squarely hit. The first inning 2-run jack by Phillie-Killer Brian McCann (lifetime: .313/.916, 7 hr, 34 rbi in 54 gm) was all the runs the Braves ended up needing. The Phightins did attempt to fight back in the 9th, but Ryan Howard struckout looking and Raul Ibanez swinging with men on 1st and 2nd to end the game.