2010 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (26-17) at Mets (22-23)

Philadelphia Phillies (26-17) at New York Mets (22-23)

Jamie Moyer (5-3, 4.30 ERA) at R.A. Dickey (0-0, 3.00 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Citi Field
Weather: Clear, 74
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: @philliesnation

Before we get to tonight’s game, the first NL All-Star Ballots have been counted and the Phillies are kicking ass and taking names so far.  Five Phillies lead their respective positions, with Chase Utley leading everyone in the National League with over 687,000 votes.  He leads Rickie Weeks at second base by over 500,000! Ryan Howard is well behind Albert Pujols, but is in second place. Carlos Ruiz sits behind Yadier Molina at catcher.

Jamie Moyer won’t be making the ASG this year, but he’s pitching pretty well, all things considered. He’s going for his 6th win of the season tonight at Citi Field. In actuality, he’s been a bit of a savior. No one believed he would be as good as he’s been so far, and rightfully so. Moyer was awful a season ago and with all the injuries to the rotation/bullpen, his innings have been much needed and appreciated.

Another knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey, goes up against the Phillies this evening. It’s the first time that the Phils will face knuckle-throwers back to back since 1983 when they went up against Phil and Joe Niekro. Sunday was an ugly attempt at hitting as Tim Wakefield made the Phils bats look foolish over eight strong innings. Perhaps seeing a knuckleballer already will help this time around.

Tonight’s Lineup:Victorino (CF), Polanco (3B), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Werth (RF), Ibanez (LF), Ruiz (C), Castro (SS), Moyer (P).

Your gamenight beer: Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55

A baseball-themed beer? Yes, please. Brooklyn Pennant Ale is a honey-colored pale ale, right up my alley. It’s aptly named for the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Championship team, a very cool homage to a city that lost its team to the west coast unfortunately.  It’s 5.0% ABV, so not too strong, not too light. It should be paired with some BBQ ribs or a plate of crabcakes. Oh yeah. Whether or not you despise New York, Brooklyn Brewing Co. makes a damn good beer. –By Pat

GO PHILLIES!

119 Comments

119 Comments

  1. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    phillies offense needs to be more consistant. to streaaaaakkkky. ra dickey is a players the phillies might have problems with. we just dont hit well against these guys. lets go phillies.

  2. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    moyer will get rocked tonight. just a baddd feeling

  3. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    thats what we need a guy like reyes. gets on and scores very quickly. very aggresive. thats why he should bat 1. manuel the mets manager is just stupid.

  4. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Oh, goodie… between the Mets trolls and the Moyer haters, looks like I’m going to have to use my troll filter tonight…

  5. joey in NY

    May 25, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Mets will sweep Phillies 🙂

  6. Jason B

    May 25, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    With Moyer batting my expectations are not high here.

  7. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    mets stink. bases loaded. we need to score some runs. howard is horrible on the base paths. be aggresive.

  8. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    you cant win when you have castilo, barajas, frency on your team. they are pathetic. need to put an average pitcher away there.

  9. NJ

    May 25, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    How do you walk with runners in scoring position, two outs and the pitcher on deck?

  10. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    chooch has been aweful since the injury. howard runs the bases like poop in his pants.

  11. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    moyer just does give you a chance. so easy to hit off of

  12. NJ

    May 25, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I love watching Howard run the bases! It’s comical but he’ll make it home 9/10 times a ‘good baserunner’ would

  13. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    for the love of god get rid of jaime. give us a chance man.

  14. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Howard’s a lot less comical than he used to be. Granted, he’s no Shane Victorino, but that significant weight loss has done him well.

  15. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Whew! OK, back to the top of the order, time for some catch-up.

  16. pheeling it

    May 25, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    jeff, no one likes you or cares about your opinion

  17. NJ

    May 25, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I think Howard has improved to at least average in every area of the game he was criticized, genuinely think he’s the second best all-around 1st basemen in the game above Teix because he isn’t a half a year player and above Miggy because he’s healthy, runs the bases fine and though he makes mistakes he plays D.

  18. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    you have to put the mets away when you have them loaded nobody out. i know we will win this divison but we have to start hitting. the mets wont even finish in third. they are that bad of a team. braves, marlins are better. much better. the mets have to be the top five worst teams in baseball. god when is the last time they won a championship. i cant remember. just a classless team with slime from ny.

  19. NJ

    May 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Jamie ‘gets hit like Whitney’ went into todays game with a WHIP of 1.05 and will probably finish the game 2nd in innings pitched…

  20. Jason B

    May 25, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    That was a break for the Phils…

  21. NJ

    May 25, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    We are hitting, we’re hitting like crazy, problem is there are a handful of games we won’t hit but if we did hit more consistently we’d win 115-120 games which is just unrealistic.

  22. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    BS call

  23. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Aw, come on, we need to score one here…

  24. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    should be 3 outs already

  25. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Go-ahead run at the plate; let’s make it count.

  26. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    hahahah

  27. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Argh.

  28. Matt

    May 25, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Please don’t let this offense go into a can’t get a key hit slump, come on guys.

  29. Jason B

    May 25, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I guess we’ll see who’s laughing in October, troll.

  30. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    “Hockey-style mask”: A tribute to the Flyers? 😀

  31. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    1-2-3… That’s more like it!

  32. Phuh Cube Itches

    May 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Doesn’t matter if the Mets can’t beat the Philthies. The Philthies can’t and won’t beat the Yankees. Maybe if Philthadelphia wasn’t such a shithole, it might be able to support two teams and maybe have one that can compete with the Yankees… but who am I kidding. If it ain’t New York, its shit.

  33. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    the met fans , most of them here are trash. slimebags who never win. they just call mike the fat man on wfan and cry all day. the yankees are the only team in ny. rangers stink. flyers all the way.

  34. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Phillies fans are trash…go throw up on some kids

  35. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    nice try howard hhahah

  36. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    WOW

  37. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    lets meet kid phuck the phillies. where, when, what time.

  38. joey in NY

    May 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Mets play better now . they won yankees 2 out of 3 on the weekend ,they can sweep phillies easily.

  39. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    haha where you from Jeff

  40. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    your mother

  41. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    where you from

  42. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    NICE catch!

  43. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    oh good one….pathetic philadelphia trash

  44. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    im from nj slimebag

  45. Phuh Cube Itches

    May 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    In Philthadelphia, Jeff is actually funny… but the guy who puked on the little girl is high class, too.

  46. Jacob

    May 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    @PHUCK THE PHILTHIES – we are philthy, douche-nozzle. just like how your mom likes to get down.

  47. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    thank you…i try to be. please dont tell me your from ny.

  48. Repeat!

    May 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Phillies playing like straight up p*ssies! Can’t watch anymore of this. The hell with the trolls. They actually bev that taking 2/3 from the Yankees makes them the “team to beat.”

  49. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    the phillies are just playing bad baseball. moyer really needs to go. i realize once in a blue moon he has a good outing but we need someone else in there. happ will help. our offense are not scoring. the only team im afraid of is us. we will win this division easly. the mets are going to play the padres and brew crew. some losses there.

  50. Phuh Cube Itches

    May 25, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    What was your mom doing under Ryan Howard? They just said he came off the bag.

  51. Jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    reyes just loves baserunning against the 50 year old moyer.

  52. joey in NY

    May 25, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Phillies are in slump? they didn’t play good baseball now

  53. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    HAHAHAHA…. hey jeff im from NJ you puss****… whats the score?

  54. Repeat!

    May 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    what place are the Mets in again???

  55. Phuh Cube Itches

    May 25, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Charlie Manuel is upset they can’t see the plate through the binoculars from the visitor’s bullpen.

  56. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 25, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    wow its getting very bad
    i admit i am little scared

  57. philsgirl

    May 25, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    What’s with the trolls?

  58. Phuh Cube Itches

    May 25, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Trolling implies I am looking for an argument. I’d much rather you shut up.

  59. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 25, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Reyes is a turd now
    As bad as the Phils are playing now the Mets arent a threat or a rival. On mets broadcast they call it a rivalry to us the Mess are a joke. Plain and simple.

  60. Repeat!

    May 25, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Mets are upset that they still could’nt win the WS despite the roid lab their clubhouse had become late 90’s/early 00’s. The Mets are the Yankee’s little play thing. Mets fans love to brag about series wins vs good teams in May/June/mid-July. Funny thing is, Mets fans can’t do the same come August/September. And certainly not in October. I wonder why??

  61. Phuh Cube Itches

    May 25, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Meh… in all honesty, Philadelphia is pretty cool to visit. I dunno anything about living there. People I’ve met in Phila have been nice and anyone I’ve had business with has been helpful and professional. Its all in fun. I’d curse at you if your team was winning and buy you a beer for putting up with me…. you bunch of frontrunners!

  62. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    @PhilsGirl: It’s a game against the Mets. Mets games tend to attract morons to Phillies blogs. Ignore them and maybe they’ll get bored. I’ve got my troll filter on, and it helps.

  63. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  64. Scott in D.C.

    May 25, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Jamie usually gives up four all at once. At least he’s spreading them out.

  65. joey in NY

    May 25, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Mets play well now . they always choke at the end. see how it go this season

  66. Phuh Cube Itches

    May 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    No one talks about the roidfest in Philadelphia because no one talks about Philadelphia. Period. Its America’s dirty little secret. Really… unless your mayor is bombing city blocks to hell, you’re rioting in the streets to celebrate a win, puking on a kid or tazing some moron who runs on the field, no one cares. Maybe if someone cared, some towel headed camell jockey would try to bomb Philadelphia… but they’d probably improve it if they did.

  67. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL!

  68. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    uh oh… I don’t trust Dobbs…

  69. glutenous

    May 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Once strasburg is called up the mess are the worst team in the nl by a longshot.

  70. glutenous

    May 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Nl east*

  71. Repeat!

    May 25, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    ah… somebody just got their little feelings hurt. bringing up the bomb on “Move” includes the innocentpeople that got hurt, died and lost their homes who had nothing with Move but lived in the area. That’s like a Phillies fan or anyone else bringing up 9/11 as a cheap shot. I lost the little respect I had for you. Come October when the Phillies are back in the playoffs again no one will even be thinking about the Mutts. No even Mets fans.

  72. Keegan

    May 25, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Tracey – it’s not just games played vs. the Mutts. It’s games vs. the Mutts that we’re losing. That’s the only time they show their faces.

  73. Jason B

    May 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    With a win tonight, the Mets get to .500! What a team!

  74. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Well said Phuh Cube Itches….couldnt of said it better myself

  75. Red Sox Rule

    May 25, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    You know…you guys DID lose 2 games to my Sox. And you had Halladay one day who is supposed to be your “ace”…and I realize he’s been in the AL East for over 10 years but still…PHILLIES SUCK!!!!

  76. Red Sox Rule

    May 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    You guys can’t repeat with this pitching staff. Line it up to the Rays, Yanks or Sox and you’re finished.

  77. Phills fan

    May 25, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Not only are they losing right now, they are unwatchable as well. Already turned to watch the basketball game.

  78. Scott in D.C.

    May 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Going to bed.

  79. Philly Phanatic is Not Cool

    May 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Philly Phanatics are G@Y

  80. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Don’t give up yet — Mets pitcher just threw a 4-pitch walk!

  81. letitrain

    May 25, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Why would anyone be concerned about the Sox how they are going to make the playoffs in 4th place.

  82. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Whee!

  83. Jason B

    May 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Sox are a good club in a superior division.

  84. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    sit down

  85. Morris Buttermaker

    May 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Pathetic.

  86. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Barajas looked surprised it was in his glove! hehehe

  87. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    pathetic is right

  88. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    @Morris: Agreed. We’ve left way too many on base tonight.

  89. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Or were you talking about the bottom feeders that have invaded PN?

  90. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    2nd and 3rd 0 out = 0 runs

  91. SHITARINO

    May 25, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Can I get a score?

  92. Morris Buttermaker

    May 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Horrible at-bats by Utley, Howard and Werth. The whole team needs a kick in the ass. Who cares about the trolls, they’ll be gone once their moms tell them it is bed time.

  93. ChuckS

    May 25, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Do Mets actually have any fans or are they all front runners?

  94. philsgirl

    May 25, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    @ Tracey: Oh, okay. I figured it was all in fun and games. It’s just I’d never slum to a Mets blog, let alone tell a Mets fan to shut up on their own site. And trashing the city is just plain silly.
    A slump sucks, but as someone said, I guess we wouldn’t be seeing these guys if they weren’t winning today.
    We have played better, though, if we’re even losing to the Mets. Bats need to wake up again.

  95. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Howard’s 2 for 4 tonight. Utley’s the one who has been a mess.

  96. jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    The mets are a bad team.at .500 with thatpayroll.

  97. SHITARINO

    May 25, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    hey Jeff what month is it?

  98. Brooks

    May 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Benny, auto out…

  99. SHITARINO

    May 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    You have 4 more wins than us now….3 more after tonight and your payroll is 11 million more than us…know what you are talking about before you speak

  100. Manny

    May 25, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Jesus, this offense is looking like crap! 0 runs against who? So streaky, but I’m not even get mad about it.

  101. PHUCK THE PHILTHIES

    May 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    this is a laugher

  102. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    This is embarrasing . But probably for the best
    If I similar tomorrow ill be back to throw a fit.

  103. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Well, maybe as the Phils so often do, the Mets will use up their offensive allowamce fpr tje weel

  104. mg52

    May 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    How about if we talk baseball here and not mudsling each other? This blog is about Phils baseball, and Mets fans and others should come on here only if they say credible, respectful stuff. I don’t know what satisfaction anyone can get from these childish insults.

  105. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    R A dickey
    it could be nothing else

  106. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    OK, can we at least not get shut out?

  107. Pol

    May 25, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Phillies are currently in one of their patented funks were they can’t get a run home to save their lives.

    UGLY.

  108. joey in NY

    May 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    what happen to phillies? they have been shut out last 3 games

  109. jeff

    May 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    We win moron. Two trips to the show. U punk

  110. Tracey

    May 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Bleh. Oh well, maybe we’ll have a better night tomorrow.

  111. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    the entire team should get the jeltz

  112. BurrGundy

    May 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    They stunk tonight. No offense. No fun watching them. Stunk. The last three games show the roller coaster of professional baseball.

  113. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 25, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    joey in NY, if the Phillies lost 8-3 in the last game is that a shutout? Didnt think so. I guess math isnt a taught skill in NY.

  114. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    oh and jeff, I have not problem losing to the Mets now Moron, because in September and October…You know when the Phillies are playing in the PLAYOFFS, you will be sitting miserable in your mothers basement. LOL. Taunt all you want idiot, just like you did in 2007 (NL East Champs) 2008 (WS champs) and 2009 (NL Champs). All of which the Mets were sitting at home. LOL. DUH.

  115. joey in NY

    May 25, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    i watch the game and i know Boston use bad pitcher and gave u free 3 run at btm of 9 inning on sunday

  116. Adam

    May 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I am getting very sick of Ryan Howard going 2-5 with two singles and two strikeouts. We can pay David Murphy to play first base if our firstbasemen is going to hit singles. He needs to go back to the old Howard. Hit 45 bombs, stand further from the plate and unload on pitches. A stat that should be discovered: Howard’s batting average against lefties after the 7th inning. Aside from his grand slam against the feared Jack Taschner, I can’t remember him even making contact outside of hitting a weak ground ball to the first basemen. Pathetic game tonight, pathetic last three games. Never been so please to not see a knuckleball pitcher. As a final thought are we witnessing the demise of Ryan Howard? Did we just give a 25 homerun hitter 125 million dollars?

  117. Jay

    May 26, 2010 at 12:20 am

    i so hope so, adam

  118. Repeat!

    May 26, 2010 at 1:40 am

    adam what??? the demise of Howard?? a hit’s a hit. yet you still cruse him to h*ll for going 2-5? you didn’t even mentioned that Chase is in a slump. Or that he has been swinging at the 1st pitch lately and pitches way out of the strike zone. What about his rep for blowing taylor made double plays. Or about that pop-up? Tough play but he had time to adjust and make the catch. Bashing Howard for a 2-5 nite while not mentioning Chase is very shady. Yes the deal is high. I’d chop a couple of yrs off sure. Howard is widly unpredictable. But he carries this team on his back in Sept. Take away his 2out 2run double in Game 4 and the phils may have been one done Chase and Rollins always slid off come the dog days. But so is just about everyone else in that lineup. Your post has a “hateful” tone. Go off on Chase like u just did with Ryan. I bet you won’t.

  119. Jay

    May 26, 2010 at 8:48 am

    oh, repeat, I agree, Utley and his disgusting greasy hair sucks as well

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