Gameday 2009

Gameday: Phillies (8-8) At Marlins (11-6)

Philadelphia Phillies (8-8) at Florida Marlins (11-6)
Jamie Moyer (2-1, 6.35 ERA) vs. Graham Taylor

Time: 12:10 p.m. at Dolphin Stadium, Miami.
Weather: Windy, 79
TV: MyPhl 17, TBS
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Two ninth-inning comebacks, two wins over the Marlins. The Phillies can now sweep the Fish at Dolphin Stadium with a win today against a rookie. Jamie Moyer takes the hill, and his almost flawless record against Florida will be put to the test.

Moyer lost his first contest to the Marlins last season, but overall he is 11-1 with a 2.95 ERA for his career against Florida. Chalk that up to inexperience on behalf of the Marlins, but this team is the real deal offensively. And they have hit Moyer — Hanley Ramirez has scorched Moyer at .355 with four homers; Jorge Cantu is hitting .319 against him.

Meanwhile, Graham Taylor is making his major league debut. Taylor is a slow thrower with amazing control, a la Moyer. He attempts to paint corners and usually succeeds — he walked only 66 in 420.2 innings of minor league baseball. He’s the kind of starter the Phils might have trouble against.

One nice note: The Phils bullpen again was superb Saturday, as Chad Durbin, Scott Eyre, Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge combined for three innings of three-hit, two-walk, scoreless ball.

Your gameday beer: It’s summer, suddenly. We’re hitting 90 degrees on this Sunday afternoon, and the barbecues will be blazing all day. Meanwhile, our world champs will be on the tube, fighting for an over .500 record yet again. Drink down Southern Tier’s Hop Sun, their summer drink of choice. Light with a touch bitterness, it’s buoyed by a lace of citrus in the pour. It’s perfect with some grilled chicken. Get to it, sunshine, make us feel alright.

Go Phillies!

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  1. Georgie

    April 26, 2009 at 11:32 am

    The game starts at 12:10? Holy crap, that’s early, I gotta get my butt in gear, stuff to do outside.

  2. nick

    April 26, 2009 at 11:46 am

    no jimmy today

    CF Shane Victorino (.258/2/9)
    SS Eric Bruntlett (.167/0/2)
    2B Chase Utley (.322/5/14)
    1B Ryan Howard (.281/3/10)
    RF Jayson Werth (.292/2/10)
    LF Raul Ibanez (.269/5/11)
    3B Pedro Feliz (.269/1/9)
    C Chris Coste (.207/0/5)
    LHP Jamie Moyer (2-1, 6.35)

    http://www.delawareonline.com/blogs/phillies.html

  3. Griffin

    April 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    It’s hard to believe the Phils are going for a sweep today. I’m not sure how I feel about Bruntlett in the #2 hole. Why not hit Bruntlett 7th or 8th and just bump everyone up a slot?

  4. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    anybody know if the Phillies will replace Cairo on the bench? he’s kinda useless . . .

  5. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    anybody else psyched about the eagles gettin jeremy maclin… sry for goin off-topic

  6. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    liking the walks

  7. NEPA

    April 26, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    two walks to open the game. major league debut will do that to you.

  8. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    alright Howard, 1-0 Phils 🙂

  9. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    nice job howard

  10. Georgie

    April 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Tyler, probably not as psyched as #5!

    Whoo-hoo, we scored first again!

  11. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    we actually have a lead??!!

  12. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    haha… yea… cant wait for d-mac to j-mac all this yr

  13. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    lets go ibanez!!… show the clutch hitting we brought u in for

  14. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    yea ibanez… well take it!!! 2-0 phils!!!!

  15. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    4 walks in the 1st… come on coste

  16. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    jeez coste

  17. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    blah Coste

  18. christopher

    April 26, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    smart hitting to start the game, good patience at the plate to manufacture two runs. looking for jamie to pitch the fish well like he usually does and maybe they can get a non-comeback win for a change and sweep.

  19. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    let’s go Moyer!

  20. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    moyer wit 2 Ks??!! in 2 batters??!!

  21. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    IBANEZ!!!

  22. Phan in TN

    April 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    why is the game so early today?

  23. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    it’s TBS game of the week?

  24. Georgie

    April 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I am/was a big Pat fan, but I am LOVING Raul!!!!

  25. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    oo wow hit Moyer

  26. Corinne

    April 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    i love that moyer is still getting firsts 23 years into his career.

  27. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    i have to do hw so i turned off the game… moyer HBP or a hit for him, keith??

  28. Corinne

    April 26, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    HBP, first time in his career

  29. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I hate that stupid shift lol

  30. Tim C

    April 26, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Ryan Howard: .400 hitter without the shift this year

  31. christopher

    April 26, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    i hate this dude taylor’s perpetual stinkface

  32. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    nice hit Moyer

  33. Tyler

    April 26, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    nice hit by moyer

  34. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    whoa, they’ll be the Miami Marlins?

  35. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    ha Malins def.

  36. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Marlins*

    let’s go Utley!

  37. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    alright Utley!

  38. Jeff of NoVa.

    April 26, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Can we ship Coste to Lehigh now, I don’t care if we have a empty seat on the bench, he is awful atm and showing no signs of improving

  39. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    we should first get rid of Cairo, should have Jenkins instead of him.

  40. CT

    April 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    lucky call for Moyer on that strikeout on Hermida. it was definitely wide.

  41. CT

    April 26, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    running themes from this series game…

    phillies pitchers getting hits and scoring runs
    bats flying out of marlins batters’ hands

    anything else?

  42. CT

    April 26, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    incredible catch by ibanez there. he’s made 2 this game and maybe over a dozen this season so far. pat who?

  43. Georgie

    April 26, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Would that have been out in CBP?

  44. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    hooray for Ibanez

  45. Shawn

    April 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    So nice to have Raul there instead of Pat.

  46. christopher

    April 26, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    the pitch before should have struck hermida out anyway, not lucky at all, you can’t stand up there and watch borderline strikes go by all AB

    also not lucky when he should have struck out cantu with a picture perfect pitch that apparently missed when it got too much of the plate/strikezone?

  47. Tracey

    April 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    @CT: Yeah, what’s the deal with these flying bats? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before, but twice in one game?

  48. Jeff of NoVa.

    April 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    They are looking to turn the corner!!

  49. Tracey

    April 26, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    @CT: A theme for this game might be, “Everybody walks! Woo hoo!” Seven different batters hae gotten a free base in this game; only Ibanez and Coste haven’t, and it ain’t over yet.

  50. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    good outing by Moyer

  51. Griffin

    April 26, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Nice job by Moyer. I’m watching it on Gameday and it seems he got a favorable strike 3 call right there. Let’s score some more runs.

  52. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    ha Marlins def. again

    let’s get a run!

  53. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Hermida’s not having a good game at all lol

  54. Jeff

    April 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Good solid hit Pedro. Moyer loves the Marlins. A sweep would be so huge today. Mets are losing. Lets go Phillies..

  55. NEPA

    April 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Dear lord Hermida looks shaky out there.

  56. Georgie

    April 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I almost feel bad for Hermida, wasn’t that Uggla that did the same thing in the AllStar game?

  57. Jeff

    April 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Are the Phillies going to say, hey we have the lead. They are going to feel lost in the ninth. Hopefully we put this baby to bed..

  58. Tracey

    April 26, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Everybody walks! Woo hoo!

    Ibanez intentionally walked; Coste hit by pitch; that completes the set. Every one of the starting lineup got a free base in this game! And here’s Dobbs getting one too.

  59. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    this is a fun inning

  60. christopher

    April 26, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    LOVING this.

  61. NEPA

    April 26, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Yea, but Uggla is just a terrible fielder and that’s why he botted a few balls during the all star game. Hermida hasn’t been playing left field all season and is throw out there in a windy day game, thats rough.

  62. Georgie

    April 26, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    haha, there’s Moyer telling Dubee a thing or two!

  63. Tracey

    April 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    @Georgie: I think Moyer has the potential to be an excellent pitching coach, if he wants to stick with the game when he can’t pitch anymore. He’s been really good with the young pitchers — some of them aren’t much older than Moyer’s children!!!

  64. christopher

    April 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    durbin pitching very effectively so far this season

  65. Jeff

    April 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Boy does Moyer own this Marlins team. I think also he works to his advantage of them being young and impatient at the plate. If we can sweep this series that would be huge. Then come home and take care of the Nationals.

  66. Georgie

    April 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I absolutely agree Tracey, he also has the right attitude and work ethic, which he can hopefully pass along to younger guys.

    AND, he’s the first SP for the Phils this year to not give up a HR!!!!

  67. Tracey

    April 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    EVERYBODY WALKS!!! WOO HOO!!!

  68. Katie D

    April 26, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    thirteen runs in eight innings! Where has this offense been? I am absolutely loving this! Jamie Moyer earning win #249. One more to 250, against the Mets.

    It is rather insane how Moyer owns these silly little fishes….Not that I’m compaining at all=:)

    Katie D.

  69. cm

    April 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    The Phillies need to replace Cairo. He swings at the first pitch almost all the time and I haven’t seen him hit anything out of the infield this year.

  70. cm

    April 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Cody Ross coming in to pitch for the Marlins.

  71. vendor71

    April 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Methinks the Phils have started to get serious here…They have to be the most warm-weather friendly team I have ever seen.

  72. CT

    April 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Cody Ross is looking to pull a Nick Swisher and pitch an inning. This happened to the Phillies last year when they blew out St. Louis and Aaron Miles came in to pitch an inning.

  73. Tracey

    April 26, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Cairo is the only Phillie batter who hasn’t taken a free base at least once today…

  74. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    yea, we need to replace Cairo.

    2 outs until we can say the homerun streak will hopefully be over!

  75. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    THE STREAK IS OVER!

  76. Jeff

    April 26, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Does anyone think we should flip shane and jimmy in the lineup?????????

  77. Georgie

    April 26, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Jimmy who? hahaha, jk.

  78. vendor71

    April 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    May not be a bad idea for the interim, but you gotta get that one by Charlie, and I don’t think he’ll go for it. I’ll defer to his judgement…for now.

  79. Keith

    April 26, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    why did we get rid of Jenkins?

  80. Jeff

    April 26, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I will tell you this, I am a Rangers fan in hockey. I started watching the Flyers after moving to South Jersey. After what the Rangers coach did I am done with that team. So classless…

  81. Matt M

    April 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Yeah I never liked Tortorella. He did nothing but bitch during the ’04 conference finals and his actions in Washington show how much of a classless baby he is.

  82. NJ

    April 26, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    NO HOMERS SURRENDERED! Wasn’t pretty to get to this point but said it would take the starters nearing a dozen starts to really see where their at.

    Great weekend for a Phils/Iggs fan

  83. Tracey

    April 26, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I have always thought Victorino should be ahead of Rollins. Rollins is a very fast runner, but Victorino is faster. I’ve always had a suspicion that having Rollins in front inhibits Victorino’s base stealing somewhat.

  84. Jeff of NoVa.

    April 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Great game, great series, lets build off of this, Whether Jroll is leading off or batting elsewhere we need him for the team to be successful!
    Get back in the cage or off a tee Jroll get that stroke back!!

  85. shag beta sigma delta

    April 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I just have to say it is funny how there is no Geoff in here today, he seems to disappear when they Phils are playing well, anybody know what is up with that. Not that I am complaining he is on DB if you ask me.

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