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Gameday 2009

Gamenight: Nationals (13-33) At Phillies (25-20)

natslogoWashington Nationals (13-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (25-20)
Ross Detwiler (0-0, 2.45 ERA) vs. JA Happ (2-0, 2.60 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Possible thunderstorms, 77
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

So the last one didn’t end well, did it?

Brett Myers might be lost for the season after a bad start against the Marlins and another series loss at home for the Phillies. Now good friends the Nationals come in for a weekend set. JA Happ will try and continue his strong pitching tonight against fellow youngster Ross Detwiler.

Your gamenight beer: Pete’s Brown Ale is a beer from the Bear Republic Beer Co. in California. It’s made with molasses and brown sugar, so it’s bitter, slow and thick. Eat a steak with a sweet potato with this one.

Go Phillies!

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  1. Tim Malcolm

    May 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Apologies for the lack of posting today. Baaaad sick day.

  2. Caleb

    May 29, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    It’s cool man. Go Happ!

  3. pb

    May 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Any word on the lineup? Gotta figure Mayberry is gonna start either tonight or sunday vs one of these LH pitchers

  4. Woodman

    May 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    It’s “gut check time” Phillies. Let’s see that WFC grit and sweep these bottom dwellers from DC!

  5. Steve

    May 29, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    According to Andy Martino via Poppa Myers, Brett is opting for surgery. Lets see what Worley or Bastardo can do!!!

  6. Steve

    May 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Brett has now confirmed it. Surgery it is! So long and thanks for all the fish!!

  7. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Ibanez, Werth, Feliz, Ruiz, Happ

  8. Morris Buttermaker

    May 29, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    We got a game with the Nationals tonight… and that means only one thing… bad news for the Nationals!

  9. Bill

    May 29, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Hope your feeling better Tim! Its going around!

  10. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Feel better Tim. I hate being sick but its a fact of life. You do a great job with these postings. I love coming here. Come on Phillies lets get going and put the Muts in the rear window. We still have a great team. The pitching will work it self out. I have faith in Jr.

  11. Georgie

    May 29, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Sorry Tim, feel better.

  12. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    After feeling great about the team leaving the Bronx, I’m definitely starting to wonder what the next month or so will be like. Raul may be starting to cool down, and that means its time for Jimmy, Chase, Ryan, and maybe even the recently horrific JWerth.

    Another huge start for Happ considering the injury to Myers and the series loss to the fish.

  13. Manny

    May 29, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Rauuul OWNS the Nats… lets hope the trend continues!

  14. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    eww a walk on 4 pitches in the 1st inning

  15. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Good first inning for J.A…it would be nice to see six out of him again. Hopefully he will be able to throw something along the lines of 90 pitches today.

  16. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    As Keith notes, he was missing some spots though. Fingers are crossed.

  17. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    nice SB Jimmy

  18. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Ah cmon Chase. We cannot get back in this habit of not getting guys home from third. It killed us with Raul’s double play yesterday and it would be great to have this run. DAMN.

  19. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    oh well

  20. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    well thanks Happ

  21. Morris Buttermaker

    May 29, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Ehh Detwiler is a pretty good pitcher, you should not expect the world’s most potent offense to get a cheap run off of him. Good thing Vic, Utley and Howard all went after the 2-run homer.

  22. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Morris you may be forgetting that Shane lined one the other way, exactly what he was supposed to do.

  23. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Just like that a 1-0 lead that we should have had turns into a lead for them. We just don’t look comfortable at the plate at home…I really wish I could figure it out.

  24. Manny

    May 29, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Is that J-Werth’s new song? Sex on Fire? ha

  25. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    anybody else think we’re at the start of a cold Raul streak? hopefully not.

  26. Manny

    May 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Why did Charlie put the 3 lefties in a row against a LHP???

  27. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Why does Werth take so many fastballs? He always takes two fastballs before he decides to start swinging.

  28. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Because he has no choice Manny. Generally you would stick Werth in there but he has been so so bad that I don’t think he had the confidence in him to hit 3rd or 5th right now.

  29. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Cmon CHOOCH. Get this run back. Knock it in the gap.

  30. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    alright Ruiz, 1-1 😀

  31. Morris Buttermaker

    May 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    God Bless Adam Dunn.

  32. Miles

    May 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    YES! Dunn is so bad at playing the outfield! I love it!

  33. Manny

    May 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I’d still rather see Werth in the 5th spot today, though… it’s not like Howard, Utley, and Ibañez are KILLING the ball right now!

    Man, Dunn is pathetic on the field! That’s the only reason I’m not voting for him for the All-Star game… he could lose the game with one of those bonehead plays… he still is pretty much Awesome offensively.

  34. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    idk, losing home field for the all-star game wasn’t bad at all last year.

  35. Manny

    May 29, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Besides, Dunn is competing with Rauuul for one of the OF spots.. so no way I’d vote for him!

  36. Morris Buttermaker

    May 29, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Steve Carlton had a theory about hothead young hitters. He would let them hit doubles with nobody on base and solo home runs early in the game because he knew the guy would get some full of himself that he would not get another hit the rest of the game. I sometimes see that in the Phillies hitters.

  37. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    J-Roll needs to start putting the ball on the ground. Ever since his MVP season he has been trying to hit it out every at bat.

  38. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    nvm about my comment before

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUL

    nice, 3-1

  39. Matt

    May 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    RAAAAAAUUUUUUULLLLLLLL

  40. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Ra-UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLL!!

  41. Manny

    May 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Ibañez is no human.

  42. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    The boards here are slow tonight. I guess most of the regulars actually have a life and are out on Friday night…boy am I pathetic hahaha

  43. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Feliz!

  44. Manny

    May 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    FELIZ!

    These Nats fielders can’t catch a ball to save themselves!

  45. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    nice triple Feliz, 4-1 😀

  46. Manny

    May 29, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Watch Happ homer

  47. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Kinda goes along the theme that they give up a ton of runs…terrible defense will do that. Bad pitching doesn’t help. But we wouldn’t know anything about that.

  48. Dave

    May 29, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Is it just me, or are the coaches being fairly conservative when it comes to waving runners home?

  49. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    @Dave: I was thinking the same thing. It’s not a bad thing, though.

  50. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Those ball were crushed but is it me or are the Nationals outfielders terrible. Each one took turns making it look bad..

  51. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    They are looking terrible, yes, but our boys have had nights like that too.

  52. Manny

    May 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I agree, Jeff.

  53. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    It’s wet out there — that can’t be helping their fielding.

  54. Tim Malcolm

    May 29, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Checking in with the game, but a friend of mine has Black Friday on VHS. Sure it ends badly, but it’s worth hearing a young Harry do his thing.

  55. R.C. Cowie

    May 29, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Everyone w/ a social life is following us via Twitter right now. So, your all good locked in here too 🙂

  56. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I got a social life on time share. This isn’t my week.

  57. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Sure sure Tracey. It’s ok. You don’t have to pretend. Nothing wrong with being like the rest of us hahaha.

    Happ’s pitch count is kinda high. I wonder how long they will let him go.

    Know what I love the most about Happ? When he gets in a jam he doesn’t have that deer in headlights look that Kendrick used to get.

  58. Georgie

    May 29, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Ha, I can’t remember the last time I went out on a Friday night.

  59. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Adam Dunn is a horrible outfielder. Glad to see Happ get through that. A little wild tonight. I am excited to see our young talent come up. We might get another Hamels up…

  60. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Rollins with another double 🙂

  61. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Jimmy’s having a good night!

  62. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    … and so is Shane! But you see they’re being conservative with the baserunning again. That’s a good thing.

  63. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Ow… OK, the Nats aren’t completely worthless in the field…

  64. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    wow i guess willingham heard me. sorry dude

  65. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Considering how bad they have looked on the bases, I’ll take conservative for alittle while.

  66. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Anyone else going out and getting their J.A Happ jersey?

  67. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    @Ed: I’m kicking myself for backing Park during the spring. Happ is such a breath of fresh air.

  68. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Don’t kick yourself too hard. Park did pitch his way into the rotation in spring training. He looked good then. Hell, he looks good now, but as a long reliever.

  69. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Blue Jays are losing again, send us Halladay 😉

  70. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    (applauding Happ on his way out… )

  71. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Blue Jays are now winning 5-2….way to go Keith. Way to go.

  72. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    “You can’t say, ‘Pretty please, trade this player to us,'” Amaro said. “It’s just now how it works. It takes two or three — nowadays, four — teams to tango.”

  73. Dave

    May 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Man, Durbin isn’t looking good the past couple outings.

  74. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    The one time Manuel doesnt leave his pitcher in. Why not leave Happ against the Lefty. Durbin is aweful…

  75. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Nothing like giving up a double to a 171 hitter.

  76. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Bard is not a lefty, he is a switch hitter. Who happens to hit lefties better than righties.

  77. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    well Happ shouldn’t have hit a guy then

  78. CT

    May 29, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    should’ve left Happ in. Durbin’s been terrible lately.

  79. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    well that was all a mess

  80. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    GET DURBIN OUT AND BENCH WERTHLESS. Durbin sucks

  81. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    WTF Durbin…not only is he getting hit he is getting hit by the bottom of the order.

  82. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    The Nationals are a horrible team.

  83. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Happ didn’t pitch that great

  84. Dave

    May 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    They should have kept Happ in.

  85. therookie300

    May 29, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Durbin gets guys to 0-2 then nibbles and then its 3-2. What seems to follow anymore is a hit or walk. He needs to stay aggressive against these hitters.

  86. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    How do we let that team back in…YIKES

  87. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Happ was wild tonight but he did his job.

  88. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    the Nationals are a good hitting team, it’s not like they can’t hit. they can’t pitch.

  89. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Dam! I leave the room for a few minutes and the Phils give up three runs??? WTF???

  90. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Victorino with another hit

  91. Georgie

    May 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I did the same thing Tracey, was Happ in trouble, why’d Charlie take him out? Or was it the dreaded pitch count?

  92. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    He was in a little trouble, but not three runs worth of trouble. I stepped out during the switch.

  93. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Eyre gets them out quick

  94. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Thats what you like to see. Luckly that ball did not go over the fence. Good inning Scotty

  95. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Happ wasnt in trouble. First and second with one out. He hit Willingham again. Manuel got pissed. Should of left him in against the Lefty and see what he was made of. Charlie is one manager I have never liked. The reason he won last year, the picthing was solid, Lidge, Madson, and a great offense.

  96. Georgie

    May 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I would have let Happ try and get out of his own mess, at least finish the 6th. We’ve got to get our starters going at least 6 complete, seven would be even better.

  97. NJ

    May 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Mike McDougal… I hope the Nats do as much for the homeless in DC as they do for those in baseball.

  98. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    We had a four run lead. Happ should have been allowed to work a little farther through it. Certainly, he couldn’t have done much worse than the relief

  99. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Georgie normally I would agree but I think Charlie was hoping to pull Happ out, let Durbin get out of the mess and not ruin Happ’s confidence by possibly leaving Happ in too long. I can’t say I blame him this time.

  100. tk

    May 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Agreed that Happ should not have been taken out. yes there was someone on first and second with one out but happ threw a pitch that just unfortunately hit the guy. i feel like he could have gotten out of the inning though..(probably better than durbin too)

  101. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Well, we’re still looking at a potential Happ win.

  102. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    But the Marlins aren’t doing our work for us with the Mets.

  103. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Here comes MAYBERRYYYYYYYY

  104. Dave

    May 29, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Dobbs? Dobbs!!!?? No! Not with the bases loaded. Give him his practice out when the bases aren’t loaded.

  105. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    i SHOULD manage this team…

  106. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    ha k

  107. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Woudn’t it be nice if Mayberry’s first AB in Philly was a Grand Slam? I’m jes sayin…

  108. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    About time Mayberry gets some swings.

  109. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    …or an RWI (Run Walked In) … yeah, I’d settle for that…

  110. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    or a K 🙁 oh well

  111. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Aw… well, welcome to Philadelphia, Johnny…

  112. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Aw well…can’t fault a guy too much when he never gets any at bats.

  113. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Ugh . What a waste of hits…

  114. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    well no runs there

  115. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    This is one of those games where you know the Phils are going to lose because they keep pissing away their chances.

    not sure if any of you are Sixers fans but they hired Eddie Jordan as their new coach.

  116. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    ONLY THE PHILLIES. Bases loaded 1 out and 0 runs. 14 HITS and 11 Stranded. WOW

  117. mikemike

    May 29, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Mayberry nice at bat, great player what else postive can I say let’s see it was ball four, oh way out of the zone and the guy you faced was at about 87 , lets see great job,

  118. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    3-for-15 with RISP tonight.

  119. Keith B

    May 29, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    well if nobody was paying attention to the minors tonight Kyle Drabek pitched his first career 9-inning complete game shutout with 5 hits and 7 strikeouts and only one walk

  120. Georgie

    May 29, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    How the hell did this become another nailbiter?

  121. tk

    May 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    so happy that they left a ONE run lead for lidge to face the top of the order in the 9th

    bases loaded with 1 out?!?! how can you not score a run?!

  122. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    (shudder)

  123. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    big K 🙂

  124. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    WHEW!!!!!

  125. CT

    May 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    insurance runs now dammit, we need insurance runs!

  126. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Meanwhile, it looks like Marlins and Mets are going to have a long night.

  127. tk

    May 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    i bet they’re regretting taking happ out and putting durbin in right about now…

  128. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    @CT: Yeah, we need enough insurance runs that Lidge won’t blow it…

  129. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Good job Madson, way to turn that lineup over. Why in the world are we having problems with this bottom part of the lineup

  130. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Victorino with another hit, we can’t trade him.

  131. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    OK, that’s a good start…

  132. Jeff

    May 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Also good job by the Sixers to hire a werthless Eddie Jordan. That is a bad choice. I guess when you spend all that money on softy Brand you are a horrible team.

  133. Keith

    May 29, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Werth is worthy of being on the team

  134. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    ugh. dp.

  135. Keith B

    May 29, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    well they had to take happp out cuz he isnt stretched out enough and he was at 95 pitches, and you cant blame a loss on the pitching cuz come on we have had 15 hits. Also still would like to point out the Drabek performance because he def is looking like the type of guy that could be a number 1 for us in about two years or number 2 behind hamels

  136. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    woo hoo! Thank god for lousy Nats fielding!

  137. Tracey

    May 29, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    OK, time for RAUUUUUUL!

  138. Ed

    May 29, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Drabek is going to be a stud. Which is great cause Carrasco pretty much sucks at this point.

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