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Gameday 2009

Gameday: Phillies (58-42) At Giants (56-46)

Philadelphia Phillies (58-42) at San Francisco Giants (56-46)

Cliff Lee (7-9, 3.14 ERA) vs. Ryan Sadowski (2-3, 4.81 ERA)

Time: 10:05 p.m at AT&T Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy and Windy, 60
TV:Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Tonight’s the night Cliff Lee will be making his much anticipated Phillies debut.  He’ll also try to halt the Phillies two game skid.

The reigning American League Cy Young winner is having a terrific season with a 3.14 earned run average and 1.30 WHIP in 152 innings with the Tribe.  He had a 7-9 record, but lacked run support.  The Phillies failed to support their pitchers over the last two games.  They’ve only scored two runs in last two games, very uncharacteristic for the Phillies.

Ryan Sadowski started his Major League career by throwing 13 consevutive scoreless innings.  Since, he has allowed 13 earned runs in the last 11.1 innings he has pitched.  However, he has pitched well at AT&T Park.  His ERA at home is 1.50 in 12 innings.

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Your Gameday Beer– Konigshoeven Blond Trappist Ale
Tonight’s beer kicks off our European tour and comes from the De Koningshoeven Brewery, a Dutch Trappist brewery. It is the only producer of Trappist beer outside of Belgium. Run inside an abbey, the monks get the water for the beer from five 200-metre deep wells on the grounds. La Trappe Blond is one of their many offerings. This Pale Ale is bitter and sweet like fruit candy, but less sweet by comparison to the more popular Leffe Blonde. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  1. baseballfan

    July 31, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I know tonight is all about Lee for you Philly fans ,but that Pedro outing was not encouraging,huh? He did well for like 4 innings, then blew up. That has been his problem the last few years. He also only pitched relief in the WBC. Maybe he just cant start anymore?

  2. baseballfan

    July 31, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Other than that, I am excited to see how Lee handles the change. From a baseball perspective, his life just got better. He is on a superior team. Who can easily repeat. I hope he handles pressure well.

  3. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    This will be a test for Lee. Coming off a loss and wanting to show his new team he was worth the price.

  4. boxage

    July 31, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    the moment we’ve all been waiting for. the world is watching

  5. Kramer

    July 31, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Clifton Phifer Lee in a Phillies uniform. Let the legend begin tonight.

  6. Georgie

    July 31, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    This is the most excitement I’ve had on a Friday night in a long time.

  7. Jim

    July 31, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    At this point, who really cares about Pedro? He was a very inexpensive shot in the dark. With a 6 game lead in the division the team has the luxury to bring him up, give him 3-5 starts and if he hasn’t impressed (I’d say average 6 IP, 4 ERA, 1.75 K/BB, 1.66 WHIP) then they’re out only a million (!!!) dollars and he joins the scrap heap with Chan Ho Park or they send him back to the D.R. and he works on his community projects.

    This game will keep me on the ESPN Gamecast until Lee’s done for the evening. Very excited for it. Hoping Lee comes out strong.

  8. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    side note: the next hot prospect in our system is gonna be trevor may. rookie ball college SP Matt Way is a good guy to watch next year too

  9. Bduns

    July 31, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I agree Jim, although Chan Ho has been dominant out of the pen.

  10. NJ

    July 31, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Was just looking at where Chase ranks in the majors in walks, turns out Jayson Werth leads the Phils in walks… Who woulda though it

  11. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Pedro could be useful out of the bullpen, thats what I would use him for. I mean, I cant see Moyer being with the Phillies next year, but until then its obvious its gonna take a lot to remove him from the rotation. He would have to give up like 18 runs in the next two starts to even consider it.

    meanwhile, the lineup looks poised to give Lee an early lead, need to get the runs in.

  12. Terri

    July 31, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    WTH was that Howard.

  13. The Little Guy

    July 31, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Utley much more agresseive than Werth, not really that big of a shocker

  14. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    The guy Im more interested in who is in the Phils’ system in the D.R. is OF Domingo Santana, just turning ONLY 17 – is a beast.

  15. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    2010 Rotation

    Hamels
    Lee
    Blanton
    Happ
    Drabek? Myers? Maybe even Savery? Its guaranteed that spot will be internally filled.

    Oh yeah baby its Cliff Lee time!!!!

  16. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Moyer is here next year unless he retires or implodes

  17. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Bastardo is clearly a relief pitcher because hes been shut down 2 years in a row now with the same injury. I think he should be used out of the pen as Scott Eyre’s successor in 2010.

    Fascinating day – The White Sox mortgaged their whole swoon of young pitching to go and grab the overrated basket case Jake Peavy.

  18. NJ

    July 31, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    The Venezuelan pitcher we signed a few weeks back is also meant to have a lot of talent

  19. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    wow, he really has good command

  20. Kramer

    July 31, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Three Pitches, Three Strikes, baby!!!

  21. NJ

    July 31, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I know there’s been a worry Lee’s another lefty but he’s so much more aggressive than any other pitcher we have in the rotation.

    Go Cliffy!

  22. ED8070

    July 31, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Ok, this guy is awesome!

  23. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Oh yeah I forgot that kids name. Theres also an 18 year kid on our DR team who pitched a CG Perfect Game only to lose in extra innings a la Pedro Martinez with the Expos due to no run support.

  24. Georgie

    July 31, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    hahahaha, that was funny!

  25. Kramer

    July 31, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Great first inning for General Lee!

  26. Terri

    July 31, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Wow, that was a pretty nice inning. Let’s just hope our offense do something tonight!

  27. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    aww man that was a smooth one, get the hype out of the way and settle in.

  28. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Now theyve given Lee a lead.

  29. Georgie

    July 31, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Rowand=Spiderman

  30. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    this might be classic…how many career AB’s does Clif Lee have?

  31. Georgie

    July 31, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I’m so giddy about Cliff Lee that I’ve driven my husband out of the room.

  32. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    32 career AB’s 2 career hits

  33. NJ

    July 31, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Pretty aggressive stance for a guy who can’t hit…

  34. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    he almost let the bat go on that swing…

  35. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    got the runner over…

  36. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    really?

  37. Terri

    July 31, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Wow, that was a good at bat.

  38. Geoff

    July 31, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    must induce double play.

  39. Terri

    July 31, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    DP!

  40. CZ

    July 31, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I really need the damn Indians to just lose already so I can watch this fricken game on Extra Innings!! They had a 2 run lead in the 9th and low and behold Wood blew it…unbelieveable…now we are looking at extras and I can’t watch!

  41. Jim

    July 31, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Could someone with better access to Philly area media explain why Victorino isn’t playing – still something to do with the contusion from yesterday or a sop to the new guys?

  42. Kramer

    July 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Jim,

    Vic his a badly bruised knee. I’d say its 50 percent resting Vic and 50% letting Francisco get comfortable.

  43. Kramer

    July 31, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    CZ, google JustinTV and the teams names. You may find a live stream… add that to the google search…

  44. CZ

    July 31, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    kramer, thanks but no luck…those links hardle ever work for me anyway. I have the radio feed but its frustrating when you pay good money for the baseball package and they can’t set it up so you dont miss any games.

  45. Georgie

    July 31, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I love that Lee doesn’t fart around, keeps the game moving.

  46. Kramer

    July 31, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I live in Florida and have the Directv package, and I can see the game. I’m not sure why you can’t. Sometimes the game can be found in the 600 channels instead of the 700 channels where it’s usually located (but we may have different numbered channel systems).

  47. CZ

    July 31, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    considering that I decided to stay in and watch the game tonight to see Lee’s first start over other more social options its even more frustrating…ok I’ll stop bitching. at least we have the lead!!!

  48. NJ

    July 31, 2009 at 11:06 pm

  49. maxhole

    July 31, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    sit em down. end of the week never felt so good. party time

  50. CZ

    July 31, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    just found it, I guess they added another channel option since that other game will never end

  51. j reed

    July 31, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Alright we can’t let Malcom in the Middle on the mound here beat us

  52. Georgie

    July 31, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Man, he’s even got a decent swing!

  53. Jim

    July 31, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Kramer: Thanks! Hope he gets ready to contribute cause he’s going to get a lot of ABs.

  54. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    just need to get a no hitter and all is fine with the world

  55. Fatalotti

    July 31, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Keep an eye on it. Cliff Lee steps over the baseline on his way to the dugout at the end of every inning his pitches. He’s got a quirk. It’s a good thing our rotation is Lee, Blanton and Hamels during this time when our bats have seemed to have fallen asleep.

  56. Kennedy

    July 31, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    NJ, that’s awesome. Is this always available? I don’t have CSN and spend fall out of Philadelphia, so it’d be great. I could totally pay or something.

  57. T Marty

    July 31, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    ah joedad, !?!

  58. Jim

    July 31, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    goddamn if he does not frustrate me to no end – the worst strikeouts 2-3 times per game and then he’ll launch a 3 run bomb in the bottom of the eighth with a 105 degree fever.

  59. Terri

    July 31, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    For the best offense in baseball, we sure are struggling. Do not like.

  60. Brian of CO

    July 31, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    This offense is in a serious slump. The long ball only so far. Getting some hits, but not hitting them in. This is why Lee left Cleveland. While its a good thing that Atl and the Mutts lost, Florida won. If we cant hold onto this one, the lead is 5 games.

  61. T Marty

    July 31, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    yeah Fatalotti, i noticed that when they showed highlights of him as an Injun. What happened to their pitcher, i stepped out and in, and he was gone?

  62. Adam C

    July 31, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    As much as I am loving watching Lee pitch…Its painful to watch this offense….

    Offense = offensive.

  63. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Too much jerking off the ball tonight

  64. Brian of CO

    July 31, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    What ever is up their butts the last several games, needs to crawl out.

  65. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Last Phillies no-hitter, I took my oldest 2 boys to the game…against the Giants

  66. T Marty

    July 31, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    if it comes, it comes.

  67. Georgie

    July 31, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    joedad, I think Sarge is the only one allowed to say that…

  68. Jeff

    July 31, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    What is with our offense. I really like this kid in center. Nice swings. Just missed one. Martinez got roughed up today. Please leave Happ alone.

  69. CZ

    July 31, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    joedad – most people are superstitious about these kinds of things…if it doesn’t happen, PREPARE TO TAKE THE BLAME!!!!

  70. Brian of CO

    July 31, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Why did we get rid of Coste to keep Bako? Wasnt Coste actually hitting the ball? I dont remember his BA being .168 like Bako’s.

  71. CZ

    July 31, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    FTR – Pedro cruised through 4 innings. I think he needs a few more starts in the minors to work up the arm strength. Too early to write him off. He was sitting in the low 90’s in the first few innings.

  72. mikeB

    July 31, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    The Phillies offense looks like it is a bit of a funk again.

  73. CZ

    July 31, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    THANKS JOEDAD!!! *&^%^&*$$^**&@@#

  74. Max

    July 31, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Had to happen sometime

  75. MOphan

    July 31, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    There goes the No Hit.

  76. boxage

    July 31, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    well i’m a little relieved. the tension was killing me. my heart was pounding

  77. Jim

    July 31, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    OK great, NH over, let’s get some stinking runs and not make this a nailbiter.

  78. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Its my fault, Lee must have been reading my comments between innings

  79. MOphan

    July 31, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Showing composure. Doesn’t let the first hit bother him and comes right back and strikes out the next batter.

  80. Terri

    July 31, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    We need some runs. Let’s go offense. They have to break out sooner or later.

  81. Georgie

    July 31, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Ok, they better get Lee some runs here or he’s going to think he never left Cleveland.

  82. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    OK, I will make up for it by predicting 3+ runs this inning

  83. boxage

    July 31, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    how many bats has he broken with those dynamite pitches?

  84. Jim

    July 31, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Kramer, I rescind my thanks.

    NJ, thank you for the link.

  85. CZ

    July 31, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Its just common knowledge that you never talk about a no-hitter. Baseball is very superstitious in that regard.

    No harm done though. Time for this offense to bang out some runs.

  86. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    PhilLee Power

  87. T Marty

    July 31, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    i gotta dig out my Travis Lee Jersey and change the number. Just gotta wait to see if they discard Hot Rod, and Cliff gets his old number, nonetheless, sewin’ the 3 now.

  88. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    The supersticino is within the dugout, not 3000 miles away. Come on now

  89. MOphan

    July 31, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    joedad, you must state the opposite of what you want to have done. That is also part of baseball superstition. What you mean is that they will not score three runs the next inning. It works great with me anyway.

  90. Grrrumpy Miner

    July 31, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Juan Uribe that BASTAGE! I am watching the Giantscast of the game via KNTV with Jon Miller and Mike Krukow.Cliff Lee is doing great so far for youse guys..I wonder if you guys are still clammoring for Roy Halladay? My watershed for the Mets was 10 games out July 31 and now I can say the NL East is out of reach for 2009,but I’m still looking wild card.I haven’t given up on my Amazins yet….only when 8 games out with 7 games left to play do I call it a season.As I said B4,I am silently rooting for Lee because he’s on my prime Fantasy Team.

  91. CZ

    July 31, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    I don’t want to turn this into an argument but if you noticed no one on the air said the words ‘no-hitter’, and when I flipped to MLB network at commercial and they showed highlights they were very careful to not say THOSE words. Just sayin. Obviously its not your fault but you may as well play along.

  92. joedad

    July 31, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Grumpy, unless they get some players off the DL very soon, they are DOA. I prefer to see the Mets in the race just so we can toy with them…but it aint happening this year

  93. CZ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Huge double steal

  94. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:01 am

    I guess Giants pitchers don’t have the “balls” to throw any strikes.

  95. boxage

    August 1, 2009 at 12:01 am

    the giants bullpen is handing us this game. seriously, let’s go phils. do something

  96. joedad

    August 1, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I talked about the no hitter with my young sons during the game Millwood threw against Bonds and the Giants on the Phanatics birthday because I wanted them to understand that history was about to be made. My talking about it had nothing to do with the no hitter that Milwood threw.

  97. CZ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Raul should have leaned into that one

  98. Terri

    August 1, 2009 at 12:04 am

    We have another run!

  99. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Come on, a strike to Raul. I dare ya!

  100. j reed

    August 1, 2009 at 12:04 am

    like the braves

  101. joedad

    August 1, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Joedad is 1/3 of the way there

  102. CZ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Joedad – no worries. We are all smart enough to know that what you or I says has nothing to do with the outcome of the game. Its just fun to play along with the superstitions is all. Did you call a bases loaded walk this inning? If so nice job!

  103. joedad

    August 1, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Thank your Joedad

  104. Terri

    August 1, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Finally!!

  105. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I called they wouldn’t score three runs. Let’s see.

  106. CZ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Now that is finally a hit with risp…geeeez

  107. Keith

    August 1, 2009 at 12:07 am

    woo the streak is over!

  108. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Does it work? Huh? Does it work?

  109. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:11 am

    CA, like you said, just having fun. It just spooks me out sometimes when the opposite I wish for comes true. It does more often than not.

  110. Georgie

    August 1, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Jimmy and Charlie having a meeting of the minds. I would love to know what they talk about, they both crack me up.

  111. Sam

    August 1, 2009 at 12:12 am

    at least jayson can get a clutch hit. Maybe it’ll spark the rest of the team for the rest of the weekend. The weather might be making it hard to hit, because they players arent used to playing this cold weather in july and the impact on the bat may be affected.

  112. Georgie

    August 1, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Jack the Ripper weather…

  113. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Well, I’m pulling a Cantanza and leaving while on top. I probably wouldn’t be able to call the last few innings as good as I called this one. GO PHILS!

    Lee, you are not going to have a complete game your first day as a Phillies.

  114. Georgie

    August 1, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Yikes, what happened, too cold? they said it’s in the 50’s out there on the bay.

  115. CZ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Figures the offense finally puts together an inning and that backfires on Lee’s control….

  116. joedad

    August 1, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Kung Fu Panda What? More like Fat BASTARD

  117. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I love Lee’s composure. Takes a no-hitter to the sixth – gives up a double – not phased – mows down the rest of the inning. Sits too long during the seveth, gives up a walk and throws a few more balls – not phased – closes out the inning like nothing doing. He is fun to watch!

  118. Sam

    August 1, 2009 at 12:26 am

    and he hits too!

  119. CZ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:26 am

    DAMN! That almost went!

  120. BrewTownPhilsPhan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Nice bat, too.

  121. Georgie

    August 1, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Are you freakin’ kidding me? I think I’m in love.

  122. NJ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Cliff Lee’s got wood…

  123. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:28 am

    I don’t care how cold it is San Fran. It sure is starting to get hot in the Phillies dugout.

  124. Mazinman

    August 1, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Talk about someone who did not disappoint. Cliff Lee has been increadible. LOL Fransisco driving in Lee, how great is that?

  125. Griffin

    August 1, 2009 at 12:29 am

    That was a sweet swing

  126. joedad

    August 1, 2009 at 12:31 am

    LOL @Lee’s got wood.

  127. NJ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Props to Francisco, he knows how to play this game right.

  128. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Hey Jersey, props to Amaro too. The man couldn’t have done any better as a rookie GM.

  129. joedad

    August 1, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Who can confirm that guy who wants to live to be 100 on the Jefferson hospital commercial is dead ? Its been the same commercial for years

  130. Sam

    August 1, 2009 at 12:36 am

    at least it looks like their bats are hitting a little better. A fortunate schedule quirk for me allows me to see tomorrow nights game against Lincecum… I hope they continue their pace, the phils need to chase him as early as possible. I do however think Zito is beatable, I talked to a giants fan yesterday who thinks zito has been pitching well enough to get the W vs the phils.
    Anyone notice Pedro’s bad inning today? Still pitched well for 4 innings though

  131. David

    August 1, 2009 at 12:37 am

    After seeing Lee hit tonight, there is no more need for Bruntlett.

  132. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Ugh, that sucks, there goes the shutout.

  133. Georgie

    August 1, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Does Lee pitch the 9th?

  134. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Lee’s at a hundred pitches. Wondering if Charlie is gonna let him finish the game. Why not?

  135. NJ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Hope Charlie at least gives Lee a chance to finish this one

  136. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:43 am

    No CG for Lee. HA! Let’s see.

  137. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Romo with a 6 era. I don’t think it will get any higher. That’s my call.

  138. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Well, didn’t work this time. can’t win ’em all.

  139. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Whatever else happens the rest of the season, Lee, you are truly an ace. No matter what anyone else has to say. Great job!

  140. Mazinman

    August 1, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Bravo sir Bravo! Wow!

  141. Georgie

    August 1, 2009 at 12:54 am

    That was AWESOME!!!!

  142. CZ

    August 1, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I think Jroll could run to second before Molina makes it to first….awesome win!

  143. Ryan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:55 am

    3rd cg in last 4 starts? what a beast

  144. Keith

    August 1, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Lee for the Ashburn!

  145. Mazinman

    August 1, 2009 at 12:55 am

    I love how he put away the ball from the final out as soon as he got it from Howard. Shows how much being in the Phils means to him.

  146. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Was that a complete game? I wonder, what more would Halladay had done, and for what price?

  147. I know Sal

    August 1, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Welcome aboard ACE!!!! Way to go Ruben, way to go!

  148. Mazinman

    August 1, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Mophan, Halladay who? LOL!

  149. Phil

    August 1, 2009 at 12:57 am

    you could not ask for a better debut for cliff lee, complete game with a no hitter thru 5 1/3, AWESOME GO PHILS!

  150. j reed

    August 1, 2009 at 12:58 am

    hotdog…good work by the new ace

  151. Griffin

    August 1, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Now that was impressive.

  152. Brian of CO

    August 1, 2009 at 12:59 am

    This guy is a freakin beast. Glad the Offense woke up, but with him in there, we only needed 2 runs. GREAT start in Phillies Pinstripes. Ashburn for Lee.

  153. Mazinman

    August 1, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Can’t wait to hear the ovasion he’ll get in his first Philly start.

  154. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Mazinman, what? Who’s Halladay? I don’t know who that is. Stop putting words in my mouth! LOL

  155. Brian of CO

    August 1, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Sucks that Florida won, would have been nice to go back up by a game. LOL. But at least everyone else lost.

  156. psujoe

    August 1, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Nice outing by Lee. In, out, Up, down. A pleasure watching him pitch. Man, Francisco was driving the ball. A tough one tomorrow, but that’s when this team comes up big!

  157. Geoff

    August 1, 2009 at 1:25 am

    That was so great. He can really move the fastball around and locate it. That was diesel. CG 4 hits 1 run, scored 1 run and got 2 hits of his own. No hitter into the 6th, shutout into the 8th.

    That was quite impressive.

  158. MOphan

    August 1, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Brian,

    Don’t worry ’bout Florida. Phils will play them in a couple of weeks. They’ll be behind by double digits by the time the Phils are through with that series. There’s not stoppin’ this train to the NL East Championship. Express all the way. Just have to take it one day at a time.

  159. Havoc

    August 1, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Got down to Chickie & Pete’s for the game tonight, loved getting to hear people cheer each strikeout & double play. I loved this deal when it first happened, and was trying not to get my expectations too high for his first start but man did he dominate.

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