Phillies, Rays Return To Scene Of The Crime

It’s the first of two on-deck games against that team the Phillies defeated in the World Series: Phillies vs. Rays tonight. Game time is 7:05 from Citizens Bank Park.

Joe Blanton pitches for the Phillies; he’ll face Scott Kazmir. Blanton defeated the Rays in game four of the ALCS, hitting a home run off Edwin Jackson. Kazmir lost game one against the Phils at Tropicana Field.

It’ll be the first time the Phils take Citizens Bank Park’s field since Oct. 29, 2008. Expect some rowdiness.

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  1. Michael N.

    April 3, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    is this gonna be on tv.

  2. Fuhs

    April 3, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    No Utley tonight..

    Ruiz (DH)

    Meanwhile, Pat Burrell is batting 5th.

  3. TJ

    April 3, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Crime? What crime?

  4. Fuhs

    April 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Pat Burrell ceremony getting a standing ovation.

  5. Fuhs

    April 3, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    And the “EVA” chants are back

  6. Fuhs

    April 3, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    And Burrell gets an RBI.

  7. The Dipsy

    April 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Is this game on TV?

  8. Greg V.

    April 3, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    No it’s on the Big Talker 1210!

  9. CT

    April 3, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Pat just stole a base! WTF!

  10. Chutley

    April 3, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    hahaaahahhahaha if you see it in the box score, it’s not a mistake. Pat Burrell just stole a base.

  11. Greg V.

    April 3, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    His first since 2004

  12. ali

    April 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I could not, for the life of me, understand why was listing a stolen base for burrell. Is that an indictment of Coste, or did Burrell get rid of the blocks of cement he’s been wearing on his feet in place of cleats?

  13. Chutley

    April 3, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    don’t think they were really expecting him to go and he got a decent jump

  14. CT

    April 3, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    yeah i doubt they were putting any effort into holding him on

  15. Chutley

    April 3, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    heads up by cairo

  16. Fuhs

    April 3, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Hey Joel Maddon…


  17. CT

    April 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    haha did he actually try to do that again?

  18. CT

    April 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    nice, Jason Donald with the game winning single!

  19. Fuhs

    April 3, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Exact repeat of the WS game 3. Except Donald knocked it into the completely empty right field.

    From the sound of it, it could have been worth 3 runs, or even 4, if they played it out. Nobody even close to the ball up the line.

  20. Chutley

    April 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    nobody was close because they only had two outfielders. Awesome game great way to start a season

  21. Phil

    April 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    i was at the game. the end was epic. the beer selection at cbp got even better. jason donald is gonna be a stud

  22. jmus97

    April 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    you better believe matt stairs and the boys are taking pat out for a beer after that stolen base. im not sure which burrell jersey to wear tomorrow..phillies or rays.

  23. Joe

    April 3, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    The standing O for Pat’s first AB was really moving. It made Philadelphia fans look classy.

  24. MP

    April 3, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Tonight was aweseome. Could not believe Pat stole a base! Crowd (at least in the upper deck) was ELECTRIC during the bottom of the 9th. Donald is for sure gonna be a stud. I hope TB finally got the message tonight that the 5 man infield is not a good strategy. It was a great night back. It may sound stupid, but if tonight was any indicator of how this season is going to be, we are in for a hell of a good ride yet again!

  25. Havoc

    April 4, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Just got back from the game man that was a great night. I’m so glad baseball is back. I was getting tired of not losing my voice at these things. Just have to rest it up for opening night now.

  26. Keith

    April 4, 2009 at 4:32 am

    anybody have a video of the Pat Burrell tribute?

  27. Mike B.

    April 4, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Found this on youtube. Not sure if it’s what everyone’s referring to, but I can’t find anything else.

  28. MP

    April 4, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Yeah that was the end of the video.

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