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2010 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (26-18) at Mets (23-23)

Philadelphia Phillies (26-18) at New York Mets (23-23)

Joe Blanton (1-2, 5.06 ERA) at Hisanori Takahashi (3-1, 2.53 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Citi Field

Weather: Partly cloudy, 86

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Twitter: @philliesnation

The conventional wisdom said the Phillies would be comfortably in first place in late May. It also said the Flyers would be on the golf course.

But in sports, the conventional wisdom is all too often wrong. Don’t believe me? Grab a copy of “The Wages of Wins” by David Berri, Martin Schmidt and Stacey Brook. The authors are all sports fans who happen to be economists, and they make compelling cases as to why many of the beliefs regarded as canon in sports aren’t borne out by the numbers. Their research is thorough, and as a bonus, the book is an enjoyable read, too.

While the last three games have been anything but enjoyable for Phils fans, with the team having been shut out twice and held scoreless in 28 of 29 innings, an economist would say that it simply can’t hold up. The silent Phillies offense (which has batted a mind-numbing .203 and scored 15 runs in the past seven games) will crackle back to life – it’s just a matter of when and where.

What’s not helping with that are ever-present injuries. In addition to Jimmy Rollins being back on the DL, Carlos Ruiz acknowledged today that his right shoulder has been bothering him for, oh, about five weeks. He’s not in the lineup tonight but hopes to return tomorrow. The question remains of when – or if – his shoulder will be right.

Joe Blanton takes the ball for the Phillies tonight, and if anyone has the credentials to pitch a gem in Flushing, it’s Big Joe, who is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in four starts against the Mets in his career.

Tonight’s Lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Francisco LF, Valdez SS, Schneider C, Blanton P

Golden CapYour Gameday Beer – Golden Cap Saison Ale

Lately, runs for the Phillies have been slightly rarer than flying monkeys. So while you wait for the offense to come around, grab one (or more) of these – it has a huge winged monkey on the label. It’s a farmhouse ale with faint lemon and yeast flavors which go down smooth – a definite summer ale. I’m drinking one right now and recommend a savory crepe with it. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

166 Comments

166 Comments

  1. joey in NY

    May 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Phillies are in slump now – Mets will sweep Phillies

  2. Mulvi

    May 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Phillies break out of the slump tonight and will destroy the Amazin’ Mess!

  3. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    this pitcher throws lots of strikes. we will blow him up like pearl harbor. oh babbbbbbbbbbbby. mets are just a pathtic team. we lost in philly then blew up them the next two. santana is off the juice.

  4. joey in NY

    May 26, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    people are tired of phillies winning NL east every year. it’s time for change – hope mets win NL east.

  5. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    mets are in last place. lol. something we would never be. lol they stink like joey in ny mamas house.

  6. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    we are in first without happ, lidge, madson, rollins. beltran is just dealing with the effects of getting off the juice.

  7. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    @joey —— phils ARE in a slump , they have had a couple of these slumps every year the last three years. You see unlike mets fans we don’t panic because were proven winners. I listen to wfan all the time
    and you guys jump on and off the bandwagon more than any fans in MLB. The phils played as bad as they can the last 2 weeks and look at the standings. When its all said and done we both know who’s winning the division , no matter what happens 2nite and tomorrow nite. Just have the balls to check in here as the season goes and you look up in september and see your 10 games back.

  8. joey in NY

    May 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    we willl see who stink at the end – phillies won’t even make playoff this year

  9. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    your funny joey the moron. mr. met choker. my best friend is a die hard mets fan. he goes to every game. he called today and said hahahah we won. then he said and you will the phillies will be in the world series. he said i can enjoy a few wins here and there. atleast he is honest.

  10. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    you would of won the nl east if you did not have a team of chokers. thats all. the phillies every year go into slumps, blow saves and they manage to win. for starters nobody in this division is good. the mets, marlins, braves are average at best. nobody scares anybody.

  11. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Hey joey check your grammar , ever heard of a plural ? ( we will see who stink at the end ) ( phillies wont even make playoff this year )
    ME TARZAN YOU JANE . Just what i would expect from a METS fan. We dont mind intelligent METS fans coming on here and having interesting knowledgeable baseball talk. The problem is when you make a statement like your 7:22 post you lose all credibility. Where were you the last 3 years ( 3 div. in a row ) 1 world championship , back to back world series appearances. If you don’t have anything good to bring to the conversation , please go away.

  12. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    oh baby. just missed. we will eat this pitcher alive. that ball was gone in any ballpark.

  13. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Citi field robs a homerun… awww…

  14. joey in NY

    May 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    mets have been choked for 3 years and won’t choke this year

  15. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I know Ruiz is in a slump and probably needs a day off, but really…Scheider vs a lefty? Makes total sense.

  16. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Ok well they just addressed my above comment, so I quess I can’t really complain.

  17. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    all the talk about the park doesn’t mean anything. whether its citi field or citizens bank park , both teams have the same advantages and dis-advantages. its just senseless whining.

  18. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    david wright just did what he does best. KKKKKKKK

  19. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Joey how old are you? I hope under 9 for your sake.

  20. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Kinda like how a team uses injuries as an excuse for a crap season and another team despite injuries is in first place? Like that kind of sensless whining?

  21. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    david wright with his 35th strikeout of the year already. He is the most overrated player in the NL. If he played in a small market nobody would know who he is.

  22. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    jerry manuels interview. ummmmmmmm…yea ummmmmmmm

  23. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    you cant let guys like pagan and rod beat you. they both are average. rod will come back down to earth and be just a bad catcher.

  24. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    @ ed r ——- i’m a phillies fan , i hate when mets fans complain when we hit home runs at CBP , like the dimensions are different when they come to the plate.

  25. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    i would love to see the phillies sit rollins until after the all star break. we wont need him to win this pathetic division. that injury is tough to go away. have him ready for the stretch run.

  26. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    these guys are just swinging at the first pitch with lazy flys. amazing. they have to get a little motivated. howard is making 125 million.

  27. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    how do you let this little t h u g hit a homers. greasy slime.

  28. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    blanton is average. how do you sign him for that money you should of given to lee. amazing.

  29. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    brian s has an arm like my sister. my god.

  30. BurrGundy

    May 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    We are like cold fish tonight. We are in a slump and cold. Ugly.

  31. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Brian has an arm like you jeff

  32. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    your mother did not mind my arm….

  33. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    jeff : blanton is our #4 starter when everyone is healthy , his contract has nothing to do with the lee situation. Blanton has done ok for us as the #4. I agree about Reyes , i hate that little greaseball , his attitude sucks. Everyone can relax what ever happens 2nite and tomorrow won’t matter come september.The Schnider signing i dont love he’s a backup at best. We traded away our catching prospects in some of the moves made the last couple years. Dont worry boy’s once everyone comes back this team will still end up with 95 wins give or take a few.

  34. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    chase is not himself. he would make this guy look like a chef at a hibatchi table.

  35. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    good one………

  36. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    hey mike my best friend is a die hard mets fan and hate reyes. what does that tell you. he said he would love to trade him off. get some more positive players.

  37. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    that made no sense at all

  38. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    boy howard got a hold of that one. our offense is just so bad. has nothing to do with this pitcher.

  39. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    worry about your own players

  40. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hey Guys I secretly wear phillies panties.

  41. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I love little boys

  42. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Werth is reminding me of Cornelius from Planet of the Apes with that scraggly hair all over his face.

  43. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    First off you moron I did not write that. Secondly you do not write something like that.

  44. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Cornelius. lol. Your mother looks more like Cornelius.

  45. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    to phuck the philthies : where was your punk ass the last three years ?
    i’ll remind you ( watchin the playoffs like your team ). Let me guess ? your on the mets bandwagon now cause you beat the Yankees 2 of 3 and won game 1 of a meaningless series against the phillies in may . I listen to you met punks all the time on wfan , you guys change your opinion of the mets from week to week. Just have the balls to show your face here in sept when your 10 games back. PHILS WILL WIN THEYRE 4TH DIV. IN A ROW. I’ve got some more bad news for you , phils will be favored to win this division the next couple years. Its gonna be like the Braves of the ninety’s. Just be happy competing for the wildcard for a while.

  46. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Awww… Jeff… Mommy jokes? That’s so 1970’s of you. You forgot to make funof my spelling or grammar, though. That’s the usual order of operations for weak minded fools.

    (Even I can admit that was a nice play by Valdez)

  47. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH….You philthadephia fans are ridiculous. you think you are the best team ever now. Congrats you went to two world series recently and won one of them. You sucked before that. You have the same amount of world series as the mets.

  48. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Jeff is like 18

  49. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    It would be nice to have real baseball talk with intelligent met fans. But with names like PHUCK THE PHILTHIES I guess thats a pipe dream.

  50. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    You know… I don’t care if the Mets OR Phillies are in 1st or last place when they play each other. The standings don’t matter when these two teams compete head to head.

    If you don’t understand that, ask a Phila Eagles fan how they feel about playing the Cowboys.

  51. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Mets have not won it since the coke team played. We will win this division very very easy.

  52. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    And THAT was a nice play by Reyes. Hate away. He feeds off your jealousy!

  53. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    REYES IS BACK BABYY!

  54. teejvee

    May 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    It’s groundhog day.

    Team Choke can’t score off scrub pitcher.

    Only a matter of time before Blanton blows up.

    The Mets should throw Perez out there tomorrow. Get him an easy win.

  55. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    yo PHUCK : who’s whining , were not . Your 8:30 post says it all. Only losers bring the history thing up . All that matters is recent history and the future. So untill the mets win something ; YOU GOT NOTHING !!!
    Just make sure you here in september so i can say i told you so. Secondly you bring up the last 3 years like its nothing , baseball is all about stats,and the phils were the 1st team in the NL to go back to back world series since the big red machine of the mid-70’s. After this year it will be 4 div. in a row , next year 5 , just accept it and you’ll get over it easier.

  56. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I thought Manuel was a guy who knew hitters…what is he and Milt doing? Seems like a whole lot of nothing.

  57. Brooks

    May 26, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    So Pat, Mike? Fellas? Any reason you let idiots especially with names like that on this site?

  58. Scott in D.C.

    May 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    That zero is starting to look permanent.

  59. Brooks

    May 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    JB has 4 walks, 3 hits – in less than 5 innings
    Missing badly tonight.

  60. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Brooks – I think they know we boost the post count. Do you realize how much more they can make in advertising when they can show THIS MUCH activity on the site? Its simple economics…. and smart, too. Not to mention that, if you look at all of us (Phils fans AND otherwise) objectively, some of this stuff is side-splittingly funny.

  61. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    YOU MET PUNKS CRACK ME UP , puffing you chest out on may 26th. Read my 8:43 post and get back to me when you have something to say thats relevent. We have owned your asses the last 3 years , and will continue to in the next couple years. Just ask yourselves this question : if you could swap the phils and mets rosters would you ?
    Thought so : I’ll say it again make sure your PUNK ASSES are here to talk in september losers.

  62. Brooks

    May 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    You may think its funny Pcube

  63. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    miked63 – Bear in mind that if our rosters WERE swapped, you’d still root for the Phillies… Franceur, Reyes, Bbarajas… ALL of them.. well… MAYBE not Perez. He’s universally despised.

  64. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Brooks – I do… to me, its all in fun. I don’t think I say anything TOO bad… and even if I get a little raunchy, its all in fun. I trade jabs like this with my friends. NY has rivalries that don’t involve other cities… Mets/Yankees, Giants/Jets, Knicks/Nets, Rangers/Devils/Islanders…

  65. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    AND… maybe unlike some others, I actually HAVE shown up here to congratulate the Phillies when they win a title. I did in 08 and 09. I don’t think I knew about this place in 07… and that was probably the most painful. 07 prepped us for 08. 09 was an injury-filled disaster we all expected it to be.

    I’m sure I’ll be here to congratulate the Phillies this year, too.

  66. teejvee

    May 26, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    for god’s sake- Howard get a friggin CLUTCH hit.Please.

  67. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    My money is on Howard walking….

  68. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    125 million waste. strikes out so much. my god. vic should of scored.

  69. teejvee

    May 26, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I had BIG money on a CHOKE job , weakass strikeout .

  70. Scott in D.C.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Can’t hit left-handed pitching. Disgrace.

  71. teejvee

    May 26, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I have bigger money on a Werth CHOKE job.

  72. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    There’s also that freedom of speech thing to worry about.

  73. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    what a waste. this game is over. vic should of scored. this team is just playing horrible.

  74. Keegan

    May 26, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    What the hell is wrong with this team?

  75. Scott in D.C.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    At least Werth managed to fly out. Howard could’ve sac’d in Victorino…

  76. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    One would think that when you are having issues scoring then you would be more aggressive on the base paths. I think that is the second or third time I have said this in a week.

  77. Greg

    May 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Geez – we have scored in 1 of the last 33 innings. How many times will we leave a runner on third w/ less than 2 outs?

  78. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    they are making me nuts ! enough already , it feels like we haven’t got a big hit in a year.

  79. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    howard is a waste. you can fight with me about this forever. he is a average fielder at best. he strikes out more then phuck the philthies at a bar. 125 million is crazy. should of let him play out his contract. we will be swept in this series.

  80. joey in NY

    May 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    what happen? Phillies got shutout everyday.

  81. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    brian is a horrible catcher. pagan should be in the mexan league.

  82. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    NICEEEEEEEEEEEE

  83. hot dogs

    May 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    they have to send victorino there, what is perlozzo thinking, we cant buy a run and he puts the stop sign up with our fastest runner. Know look whats happening.

  84. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Pagan is Puerto Rican you racist pos

  85. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    This team is playing like such garbage right now its incredible.

  86. Mets2010NLChamps

    May 26, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    LOLPHILLIES

  87. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Howard came off Jeff’s mom AGAIN!

  88. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Nice throw slime hair

  89. The Mets Will Choke When It Matters

    May 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    The Phillies have scored in one inning in their last 37.

    THEY HAVE GONE THEIR LAST 36/37 INNINGS WITHOUT SCORING A RUN.

  90. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    pagain is a pr. so are the rest of the mets.

  91. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    we’ll have to stay FLYERED UP for another week , hopefully by the time the stanley cups over the phils will get a hit with someone in scoring position. This slump is worse than what we usually see. I think CHARLIE needs to start doing something to fire this team up. Problem is all these guys are laid back like the manager. In times like these we need a pete rose type to do something to get this team going. —- IM GETTING PISSED OFF NOW ——- enough’s , enough —-they look like zombies ! GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASSES !

  92. BurrGundy

    May 26, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I do think Ole Cholly will soon be chewing some ass. The offense needs a wake-up call. This cannot continue much longer.

  93. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Yeah well you are ignorant jeff…look at your team

  94. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    JOSEEEEEEEEEEEEEE JOSEEEEEEEEEE JOSEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  95. The Mets Will Choke When It Matters

    May 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Great announcing moment during Magic-Celts game. As they go to commercial and replay Redick’s 3 pointer, Mark Jackson dramatically:

    “Great vision by JJ Redick”

    GREAT VISION!!

    I hate all sports announcers.

  96. Cheatin' Phils

    May 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Kind of hard to score runs and win ballgames when you can’t use binoculars, huh?

  97. Scott in D.C.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I realize I’m saying this now, with Howard flailing at the plate, and someone can feed it to me along with my hat if he’s hot come August: but I’d have kept Lee, given up Howard, and reoriented the offense around Utley and Werth.

    Having a streaky, if potent offense, is one thing if the pitching is there. But, I’m sorry, there’s just not enough depth on this staff.

  98. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    america baby

  99. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    i agree scott. i have been saying that along. kept lee and traded mr. k.

  100. joey in NY

    May 26, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    sweep sweep sweep ur ass tomorrow

  101. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Jeff you are making the rest of us look bad. Either go away and come back when you aren’t acting like this, or wise up. Stop with the racist crap.

  102. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    ed r i am not saying any of this. these morons are changing my name.

  103. The Mets Will Choke When It Matters

    May 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I think depth isn’t a problem. Your number 3 and 4 starters will often give up 4 or 5 runs. We’re just sitting in one of these legendary Fightin hitting droughts.

  104. Mets2010NLChamps

    May 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    This is the team fans are sending to the All Star game? I need to start voting everyday for Wright,Bay,Jose,and Barajas so that the Mets will have home field advantage at the World Series.

  105. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    please dont do that mets2010. we need to win for home field advantage in the series. sending those scrubs we lose

  106. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks Jeff. I believe you. I have never known you to go that route before. Pardon me for jumping on you but I don’t want to see any of that here.

  107. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    met fans will be calling mike the fat man on wfan when rod comes back down to earth. crying like they do. the mets will go right back into a funk soon enough. thats what they do.

  108. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Exhibit A of why fans should not get to vote for the ASG…Burrell 4th in DH voting…really? Ridiculous.

  109. Cheatin' Phils

    May 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Why is everyone knocking the Mexican leagues? There is a pitcher in the Majors named Raul Valdez who played in Mexico last year, and is a very effective innings-eather. Oh wait, Phillies fans know him real well…he shut their team down out of the pen for a three inning save last night.

    Kind of hard to score runs and win ballgames when you can’t use binoculars, huh?

  110. Later

    May 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    This is truly the worst in-game blog. A bunch of teenage TrollMets and no intelligent back-and-forth between Phillies fans.

    I guess I’ll try again next year.

    Off to one of the 100 other options.

  111. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    You didnt say Pagan should be in the mexican league?

  112. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    16 scoreless innings

  113. Cheatin' Phils

    May 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    @Ed R., Burrell is 4th in voting because most Phillies “fans” still think he is on the team.

    Love how you all hate the Mets, but still find the time to listen to their radio station.

  114. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Jeff why would someone post with you name and say that pagan should be in the mexican league? You obviously said that one

  115. Philly Texan

    May 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    We need J-Roll back in a big way. And it would be nice if Utley or the big man could get hot and pick us up during this stretch.

    I can’t wait for us to break out of this offensive slump. This is hard to watch.

    Are we headed for third shutout in four games?????

  116. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    yo mets 2010nl chumps ——- read my 8:43 and 8:51 posts and get back to me with something to say. They say it all . Let me give you a reality check. Whatever happens in this series your still looking at our asses. This is the worst stretch the phils will have all year and your still not in 1st place. Watch what happens from june on . Heres a little more history for all you mets fans. No matter what happens tomorrow the phils will have a better record this year on may 27th then they have had the last 3 years. Look up what this team does the last 3 years from june 1st to sept 30th —-oh and i would tell you to look up record comparisons past sept but you guys haven’t played many games past sept. sorry my bad.

  117. Philly Texan

    May 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Nice inning by Bastardo.

    That’s good to see, at least.

  118. Brooks

    May 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Tell you what, you could have scripted the 6th inning. I did. The runners allowed by JB, the hit Durbin allowed for another run – the top of the 7th – if there was not a WP, the Schneid would have hit into a DP but instead, we got to see Rauull make the final out.
    Scripted

  119. Brooks

    May 26, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Shane, 2 for his last 24

  120. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Hey Michael….What MLB team has the most losses in MLB history?

  121. Cheatin' Phils

    May 26, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    @miked63, Ive had plenty to say thats relevant since your two posts. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: Kind of hard to score runs and win ballgames when you can’t use binoculars, huh?

    Your two posts at 8:43 and 8:51 were so informative and well given,that you should really think about becoming a history professor or a baseball historian.

    If choking and history are your forte, look at Figgy, Schneider, and Wilson Valdez. If your history theory proves true, I’m sure glad they are now members of the team that you root for.

  122. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Pathetic.

  123. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    can ryan just give back that money. he is so overrated. should of traded him after this season. got a few players for him. amazing how bad he looks at the plate.

  124. Philly Texan

    May 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a Phils lineup look this lost — even during our offensive slumps, it hasn’t been this bad.

    I’m keeping the faith, though.

    A crooked number is coming…one of these innings they’re going to bust out for like seven runs.

  125. Scott in D.C.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    He’s got no clue at the plate right now. Swinging to protect, at best.

  126. SHITARINO

    May 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Well said Cheatin Phils

  127. Jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    the mets are in last place. my god. as bad as we are playing right now we are not in last place.

  128. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Maybe our fans will start a blog after tonight because we’ve sure been bailing on our team the last few years. Who knows? Maybe we’ll start winning and become frontrunners once more

  129. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Haha, I just made a comment about how we are not allowed to criticize Utley on these boards. And I went to post it. And it told me it could not be processed.

  130. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    yo phuck ……… come on dude thats all you got ? pitiful . I explained at 8:43 only losers bring up crap like that , read it again . You met trolls haven’t given me any good response to my posts yet. I’ve been smokin your asses all nite. Truth hurts brother , i want all of you to read my posts again. —— ok i’ll humor you with your little 9:51 post , phils have been around since the 1800’s , when did mets start 1964? Its a meaningless statistic nobody cares. —- I give you facts and all mets fans give me is childish little jabs.

  131. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    But mike isn’t my clever little blog name enough to hurt all you phillies fans? I come on here to insult and hurt feelings and i came up with this great name. Give me credit man.

  132. Scott in D.C.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Bullpen getting quick outs. Nice. Or does everyone just want to go home?

  133. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Of course we all know it’s possible for a catcher to lay down a sign, for the bullpen to call up to the dugout and for the dugout to flash the signal to the batter before the pitcher throws the ball. Keep in mind the pitcher has to have his eye off the pitcher throwing the pitch to get the sign even though the pitcher throws the ball mere seconds after the sign is flashed.

  134. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Actually they will be in 2nd or 3rd tonight after this laugher….but nice try…get your facts straight

  135. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Here’s a fact, mike…. how’s this game going for you? How about the last 3? Are they gonna add ant scores from the last 3 years to any of the last 4 games (including tonight) to give you a win? When we’re discussing recent team history, you may like to post your rant. This, right here, is a blog post about tonight’s game. Tonight, your team sucks llama sphincter.

  136. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Phuck the Philthies, I have just one question for you. Is your life that pathetic and empty that you have nothing better to do than go on message board and make bad jokes, mostly to yourself?

  137. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    PUT IT IN THE BOOKS!

  138. BurrGundy

    May 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Call it what you want, but this showing is foreboding and scary for this team. To completely fall off the radar offensively is reason for serious concern about this team. Do not kid yourself.

  139. Scott in D.C.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I’m gonna go watch a YouTube of Jimmy’s NLCS walk-off hit.

  140. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    well someone else is posting under my name

  141. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Well there’s no frontrunning mets blog yet, but if we keep winning we’ll get one, my dad told me that.

  142. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    The whole team has gotten big heads since beating Pittsburgh 12-2. They’ve scored about 12 runs since that game a week ago. They have a lot of lazy stupid at-bats. Nobody goes to the plate with a plan. They just go up there and hack away. Polanco seems to be the only guy who just tries to make contact and get on base.

  143. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Burr, its just a temporary swoon. Much as he’s kinda sounding foolish, miked63 brings up a good point: Phillies record at this point is better than the last few years and look how they ended for you. Phillies are a 2nd half team. They are notorious for slow starts. This year, they have gotten off to a better start than previous years but they aren’t a better team… so the law of averages had to come into play at some point.

    As a Mets fan, even after 2 consecutive shut-outs of your team, I am still as confident as ever that he Phillies will be on top of the divicion at the end of the season. I’ll go so far as to predict a repeat of last year’s World Series… and the Yankees are in about the same need to turn things up as the Phillies. Unfortunately (for you), I predict that repeat to run through the WS and I will unfortunately have to listen to Yankee fans (including my wife) gloat about #29…

  144. Cheatin' Phils

    May 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    @Miked63, I’ve said plenty in response to you, however you choose to ignore. You cant claim to be the best if you ignore the competition.

    PUT IT IN THE BOOKS!!!!

  145. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    good nite all , its been fun , see ya soon , ——- after all this is just for fun , i am a veteran and want to wish mets fans and phils fans a safe and happy holiday with your families. Please remind people this weekend what this holiday is about , like most of our holidays the true meaning is getting lost. ——– to all met fans , i’m smilin the whole time i write my posts , i don’t take none of this too seriously after seeing what i’ve seen , hope you guy’s have a good season , it would be great for us if were both in it t’ill the end ( we can insult each other all year ) ha ha ————– peace

  146. Philly Texan

    May 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    We’ll just let all the Met fans have their moment.

    You all know you’re getting lucky with the Phils in an epic offensive slump.

    You all know the Phils are going to bust out big time soon. And you’re all hoping and praying it’s not against your team.

    And you all know in your slimy, little Met fan hearts that the Phils are the better team. Deep down you know it.

    So we’ll lay low for now and let you gloat all you want — because it won’t last.

    And you all know it.

  147. Cheatin' Phils

    May 26, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    By the way, its really cute that you philly blog losers refer to met fans as Trolls. Met fans may be trolls now, but Philly Fans will always be front runners.

    Us NY’ers are having tons of fun with the fact that you are a Hockey Town all of the sudden. Ride the coattails of a hot goaltender who will have a GAA twice his weight next season. BlackHawks in 5.

  148. Cheatin' Phils

    May 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    You know us mets fans only come in when we’re winning. As long as we catch or pass you in the division we’ll be around. If we play like the chokers we’ve been in recent history we’ll slither away quietly like the slimy snakes that we are.

  149. joey in NY

    May 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    i can not believe how bad Phillies team is

  150. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    How’s that Rangers-Islanders-Devils golf tournament going? It’s been going on for like 6 weeks now.

  151. Cheatin' Phils (The Artist Formerly Known As)

    May 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Thats great!

    Its been fun Philly fans. Best of luck to you the rest of the way this season.

  152. Cheatin' Phils

    May 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Yeah you’re a hocky town now. Cause we all are wearing our rangers and devils and islanders jersey around our town right now. How many damn teams do we get to root for anyways? It’s nice to pick from all these different teams even in all our sports even if some of them play in jersey.

  153. teejvee

    May 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Wow. Just WOW.

    Isn’t anybody gonna comment on Blanton?

    It’s now become the norm. 4-5 good innings and then he blows up.

    5.63 ERA.

    Folks, that is BAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.
    Eaton bad.

  154. jeff

    May 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I love the games. I really only hate the yankees

  155. Ed R.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Cheatin Phils…I find it ironic that you claim Phillies fans are front runners yet the Met’s have the biggest ticket sales decline over the last 4 years of ANY team in pro sports. Look it up. It’s a fact. But Phillies fans are the front runners?

  156. joey in NY

    May 26, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    i can not believe how bad Phillies team is.
    Why do I type like I speak no english?

  157. Scott in D.C.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Kendrick, Blanton, Moyer — and a schizo Hamels.

    It amazes me, really, that the Phils have done as well as they have.

  158. miked63

    May 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    man i was trying to go to bed and sign off with a nice peacefull post at 10:19 —— to cheatin —— us flyer fans aren’t front runners bro , the flyers have sold out just about every game for 30 years. —— when it comes to winning teams in every city you will always have casual fans jump on , that happens everywhere. ——– and by the way with the flyers in the final now were the only city in the country with someone in the finals the last 3 years in a row.———good night all

  159. Cheatin' Phils (The Artist Formerly Known As)

    May 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Miked63, im glad that what you left us with, means something to you and will be relevant in actually helping the Flyers beat the Blackhawks.

    You all are really starting to sound like Boston fans now and that is the lowest of the low.

    Good Night all. It has been fun.

    Sincerely,

    The Real Cheatin’ Phils.

  160. Brooks

    May 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    heres dobbsy!

  161. Georgie

    May 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I think I must be on the wrong blog……what is going on here tonight? Who are all these strange people? I recognize Ed R. and Brooks, and Manny a while back….and of course Jeff, who sucks the air out of the room as soon as he enters.

  162. Phuh Cube Itchez

    May 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Ed…probably because they’ve coupled 3 years of disappointment with one of the largest price hikes in history… all while big-screen hd TV’s (like my 240Hz 1080p Sony Bravia w 7.1 Dolby II audio system) and an epic set of broadcasters make watching from home extremely pleasant…

  163. Brooks

    May 27, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Georgie, If you come back to this time slot – I did file a complaint. Too much kid-stuff going on for me to keep up on this site.
    There has to be a way to control the nonsense. Really, not that this may mean much to the caretakers of this site but, they go or I go. I cannot deal with the cursing, racist comments and really childish (I qualified that, we all sometimes spout) behavior.

  164. Georgie

    May 27, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Brooks, I absolutely agree….if I check in here early in the game and see this kind of crap, I’m outta here too!

  165. Sapnkyankee

    May 27, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    OH JEFFEY poooo “this pitcher throws lots of strikes. we will blow him up like pearl harbor. oh babbbbbbbbbbbby. mets are just a pathtic team”

    A quote from Jeff….guess that is another team you can’t beat….let alone score a run on….reality check please….one should remember …this too is not your year….your team is imploding ……like like like PEARL HARBOR lmao….I’ll tell ya here’s a way to get some luck going your way….tell all the female Filthy Fans to shave and maybe ya might win one ….where I sit, there are alot of women who try to look like Jason Worthless….so SHAVE GIRLFRIENDS…..

  166. Stacey Brook

    June 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks for plugging our book!

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