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2010 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (27-20) at Marlins (24-25)

Philadelphia Phillies (27-20) at Florida Marlins (24-25)

Florida Marlins

Roy Halladay (6-2, 2.22 ERA) at Josh Johnson (5-1, 2.43 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Sun Life Stadium
Weather: Scattered Storms, 86
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: @philliesnation

Although the Phillies scored just 3 runs last night, they escaped with their first victory of the week taking the opener from the Marlins. They look to continue the run-scoring carousel with a win in balmy Miami, where we’re likely to see some rain tonight.

Fortunately, the Phils have their ace starting, even though he is coming off his worst start of the season in which he coughed up eight hits, seven runs and two walks in just 5 2/3 innings. The silver lining however is that Halladay only threw 99 pitches, so he should be well rested for tonight’s game. Last season after throwing back-to-back complete games, he lasted just lasted 3 innings in an interleague match against the Fish – he left after 43 pitches with a sore groin. Roy boy beat the Marlins earlier this season, going 8 innings allowing two runs on eight hits.

Pitching for the Marlins will be Josh Johnson, one of the team’s most reliable starters. Johnson will be looking to close out the month with another low-scoring appearance. He has allowed just 6 runs in five starts in May and is riding a 18+ inning scoreless streak….Just what Phillies fans want to hear…and in case you haven’t noticed, the Phillies haven’t hit a home run since Russ Gload’s lame duck shot on Sunday.

It would be a bit of an overstatement to say the Phillies offense broke out of their slump last night, but they certainly showed signs of improvement. As was noted in the Mets series, the Phillies were not moving runners to help their scoring chances. Last night witnessed Chase Utley’s second stolen base of the season as well as well-timed double steal that helped secure the winning run. After leading the NL in swipes last season, the Phils currently sit 13th in the league; and there’s more to blame than just Jimmy Rollins’ injury.

After shifting around the lineup last night, here’s Charlie Manuel’s scorecard for tonight:

Tonight’s Lineup: Victorino CF, Valdez SS, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Castro 3B, Halladay P

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GO PHILLIES!

136 Comments

136 Comments

  1. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    “…we’re likely to see some rain tonight.”

    Yeah, welcome to South Florida. You’re likely to see rain every night of the summer. I lived in Fort Lauderdale for 4 years, so I speak from experience. It’s a good thing they’re building their new stadium with a roof.

  2. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Rats. Oh well, we got a hit in the first.

  3. NJ

    May 29, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    our 3rd string SS aint doing so bad is he…?

  4. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Yeah, that was a nice hit! Maybe I should stop pronouncing his name “Valdeez” 😀

  5. glutenous

    May 29, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Besides being the gidp champion, no he’s not.

  6. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Meanwhile, our 2nd string SS is playing 3rd tonight. And yet we’re still in 1st place.

  7. glutenous

    May 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Nice solid first inning from roy, hopefully an omen to the rest of the game.

  8. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    OK: what the hell is that Willy Wonka commercial supposed to be advertising?

  9. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Woo hoo! Another double! Let’s see if we can do something with this one!

  10. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    CHOOCH!!!!

  11. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Rats. Again.

  12. glutenous

    May 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Tough luck when the pitcher spot comes up runners on the corner and 2 outs. Oh well.

  13. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I get to rely on MLB.com and you guys Tracey, keep the updates coming please.
    Quite a few pitches thrown in the first inning by Roy – 19

  14. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    When I was listening on the radio on the way home, I know Roy had the first batter at a full count – here the first batter in the second inning same thing

  15. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Seems to be throwing lots of off speed stuff so far. Not a whole lot of fastballs but looking good (as usual).

  16. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Way to go Cody, first pitch swinging buddy

  17. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Wow, another hit for Valdez! It’s his night tonight!

  18. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Look at Valdeez! 2 for 2

  19. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    WHOA!!!! HE MISSED IT!!!

  20. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Yahoo!!!!

  21. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Utley hit it deeper than the CF realized, CF jumped up to get it, got some glove on it, but it bounced off his glove into the outfield!

  22. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Was Valdeez running all the way? How did he score from first?
    Did the ball go to the wall and bounce around –

  23. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Wow, intentional walk to get to Jayson

  24. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Utley got all the way to 3rd on that one. It rolled back to the wall. Now we’ve got runners at the corners (Howard intentionally walked) with 1 out. We should get at least one more run out of this inning…

  25. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Damn Jayson!?

  26. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Argh.

  27. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Tell you what, this site is a hell of a lot more palatable without the Muts around.

  28. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    They’re replaying that error by the CF. The ball bounced UP off his glove, out to the warning track, and he had to chase after it. That’s how Valdez scored. But hey, unearned runs count.

  29. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Marlins pitcher has 59 pitches already. Don’t know how long he’s going to last. (Halladay’s at 31, but only 2.1 IP)

  30. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Hell of a run by the Flyin Hawaiian. Two down.

  31. teejvee

    May 29, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Great at bat Jay. Take 2 strikes with a guy on 3rd.

    NExt week on LOST – Werth, Ibanez and Ruiz’s swings,

  32. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    9 up, 9 down, Phillies turn.

  33. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Bottom of the order now. Don’t expect much action.

  34. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Looked like CF might blow it again, but he got that one.

  35. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    CHOOCH!!! Also his second hit of the night!

  36. glutenous

    May 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    FOUND: ruiz’s swing.

  37. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Halladay is showing bunt.

  38. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    oops…. and struck out. Now let’s see if Shane can find his swing.

  39. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    (sigh!) Another LOB

  40. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Where is Shane’s consistency gone.. we need consistency

  41. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    He’s very consistent. He has popped out to the same location twice tonight.

  42. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Aw… ball dropped about 3 rows back.

  43. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    W00T! 12 up, 12 down, 6 Ks, and only 52 pitches.

  44. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Chase is 3 for his last 25 – and not showing any signs of improving

  45. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Well, that’s the first 1-2-3 inning against the Phils. Johnson’s up to 92 pitches. We’ll be facing their ‘pen soon.

  46. jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Where are the met trolls. Getting beat again 5 2

  47. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I think you’ve answered your own question, Jeff.

  48. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    15 up; 15 down; 64 pitches.

  49. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    (meanwhile, on NBC, the Flyers game is scoreless…)

  50. BurrGundy

    May 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Halladay is sharp as a tack….nice

  51. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    We are seeing superman tonight!

  52. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    @Burr: I dare not say precisely how sharp he has been for fear of jinxing it…

  53. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    We’re getting hits from all sorts of unexpected places! Too bad the expected places aren’t producing.

  54. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Six hits, and the only run scored was scored on an error. well, at least we’re winning.

  55. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Johnson’s at 110 pitches. He can’t have much left in the tank.

  56. DJ

    May 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Whoooo flyers scored first!! 1 to 0!

  57. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    like you said Tracey, a run is a run

  58. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Huh. They have Johnson on deck. They expect him to keep pitching when he’s at 110.

  59. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    WOW! That was close!

  60. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    18 up, 18 down, 7 Ks, 72 pitches.

  61. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    amazing!

  62. glutenous

    May 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Roy halladay you are the man.

  63. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Commercial: “why are these people driving through the desert while watching TV” … um, because they’re reckless narcissists?

  64. glutenous

    May 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Startbknocking on wood guys. Come on roy!

  65. jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Tracey the girl why would u be such a bushrob

  66. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    They’re replaying that error again… ball just squirted right out of his glove…

  67. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Uh Jeffy? dude, light another one –

  68. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Jeff: thanks for filling the void left by the lack of Mets trolls.

  69. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Do we have a steal??

  70. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    dooh!

  71. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    (oops… in Flyers news, Chicago is now up 2-1 in the 1st)

  72. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    (actually, that’s probably a fake Jeff — he knows how to spell, and it doesn’t include any slams against Howard or Moyer)

  73. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Yeah, that’s a fake Jeff. Thanks for clearing that up. And welcome to the troll filter.

  74. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Wow… 21 up, 21 down, 9 Ks… and TMac just jinxed it…

  75. Nick

    May 29, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Tmac is such an idiot, u can’t say “u know what on air” IDIOT!

  76. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    This is incredible – what a performance

  77. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Nice job by Johnson. Halladay, 92 pitches in 7 innings –

  78. The Real Jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Im so glad someone is pretending to be me. LOL Tracey that was not me. Glued to the Flyers game tonight. Now I see Doc has something special going on I have to switch. YIKES What happened to the Phillies offense.

  79. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Yeah, Johnson pitched a great game. We got a few hits off him, but the only run was that goofy error.

  80. The Real Jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    And yes tracey I have to kill Howard. 125 Million and his bat is nowhere to be found.

  81. DJ

    May 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    3 to 2 FLYERS! Flyers look like they are settling down and they own the 2nd period!

  82. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    We have to get some more runs, we can’t expect to have this continue like it has. More runs are a definite.

  83. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    hee hee. Thanks for proving your identity, Real Jeff!

  84. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    10 Ks … !!!! WOW !!!!

    … and there goes TMac, jinxing it again… argh…

  85. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Who’s getting excited??????????????????? Holy shit!

  86. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    24 up, 24 down, 10 K, 103 pitches. He could do it… and it’s not just the “n” word that TMac said… there’s more to it…

  87. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Starts with a “p,” and they haven’t said it yet, so maybe they haven’t jinxed it… but we could still use another run or two…

  88. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Argh – 3-0 swinging

  89. The Real Jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    no net for doc. 1 run

  90. The Real Jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    mets came back and scored some. 8 6 now

  91. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    OK… three outs left…

  92. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Huh. It sounds like the Marlins play the same song in the bottom of the 9th that the Phils do at CB Park!

  93. Brooks

    May 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    If I had any nails left, I’d chew them off now…

  94. The Real Jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    my heart just popped.

  95. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    ARGH!!! TMac just said the “p” word

  96. Brian Michael

    May 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    my heart just pooped

  97. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    11 Ks!!!!

  98. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Ugh!!! P WORD AGAIN!

  99. The Real Jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    oh mannn. come on doc

  100. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I think even the Marlins fans are excited about this…

  101. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    PERFECT GAME!!! HOLY CRAP!!! PERFECT GAME!!!

  102. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    HALLADAY THREW A PERFECT GAME!!!

  103. trini

    May 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    F*in A right!!!! woooooo hooooo. woooooot

  104. Brian Michael

    May 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. glutenous

    May 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    HE DID IT! ROOOOOOOOYYYY!

  106. Nunzio Scholeri

    May 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    YESSSSS!

  107. Brian Michael

    May 29, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Roy gives all the credit to Chooch. Classy.

  108. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I’ve been thinking “perfect game” since about the 5th inning, but I didn’t dare say it! I hated myself for even thinking it, for fear it might jinx it.

  109. Choo Choo Coleman

    May 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    This is absolutely fantastic! Don’t forget to also give Ruiz his due credit.

  110. TAR

    May 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I tinkled in my underpants.

  111. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    And when TMac started saying “no-hitter,” I thought, at least he’s not saying “perfect game.” But then in the 9th he started saying “perfect game” and I thought it was over…

  112. Terri

    May 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Congrats Roy!

  113. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    WHEE!!!

  114. ChuckS

    May 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Unbelievable perfect

  115. glutenous

    May 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Tracey same thing. After 5 I was like wow he might do this. I’m not very superstitious but I knocked on wood about every 5 seconds. But the way he was pitching I just had a feeling he was going to do it.

  116. The Real Jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    WOW…..He steals the spotlight on the Flyers. Maybe this will boost our offense,.

  117. BurrGundy

    May 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Wonderful performance….history making….move over Jim Bunning, Don Larsen….here comes Roy Halladay.

  118. Bart Shart

    May 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I hope this has a galvanic effect on the Phils’ offense. Simply superlative for Halladay.

  119. Katre

    May 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    The best!! What a great game. And to think it was the backup guys in the left side of the infield who made some great plays! Congratulations, Phils and Roy Halladay!!!

  120. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    @Jeff: Yeah, somebody on twitter wondered how tomorrow’s papers are going to cover this. Who gets top billing: Halladay’s perfect game, or Flyers winning (I hope…) the first game of the Stanley Cup finals?

    Either way, it’s a great day in Philly sports history!

  121. Scott in D.C.

    May 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Almost makes you forget they only scored one run 🙂

  122. ChuckS

    May 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    wow

  123. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Searched twitter for “perfect game.” Over 1000 tweets in the last 5 minutes, and rapidly increasing.

  124. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Wikipedia’s still having fun digesting the new info. It’s listed already in the entry on Perfect Game. Under Braden’s PG, it says, “This game [Braden’s PG] came 290 days after Buehrle’s, the shortest period between modern-day perfect games until Roy Halladay’s perfect game 20 days later.”

  125. The Real Jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    4 4 hockey. no d

  126. Grrrumpy Miner

    May 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I tip my Mets cap to Roy Halladay.GREAT performance with perfection.What next…the Cliff WHO chants? lol OH and my Amazins losing 8-6

  127. glutenous

    May 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Also have to thank marlins center fielder for the error.

  128. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I haven’t followed hockey in a long time — are these high-scoring games typical today? I remember hockey scores being mostly 1s and 2s.

  129. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    @glutenous: Good point. If it weren’t for that error, we might still be playing!!!

  130. The Real Jeff

    May 29, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    That was amazing to watch. Roy Halladay was just incredible tonight. Thank you Roy. I will share this day with my son when he gets older and understands. I just got to watch history.

  131. NYC Philly

    May 29, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I’m in NYC and had the gamecast up on ESPN. I thought to myself after the 6th inning, ya know if he keeps this up through 7 MLB channel will probably broadcast it. Sure enough, Halladay did his part, and MLB held up their end of the bargain and showed final 2 innings. awesome awesome awesome awesome

  132. Tracey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    @NYC: Glad you got to see some of it!

  133. Bart Shart

    May 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    My heart pooped, as well.

  134. Georgie

    May 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I missed it……watching the Flyers. I am SO bummed, I sent an e-mail to csnphilly BEGGING them to rebroadcast.

    Way to go Roy!

  135. Brian

    May 30, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Your wish has been granted !! They are replaying the game right now on Comcast !! I already set the DVR !!

  136. Georgie

    May 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Noooooo..I missed it again!

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