2010 Gameday

Gameday: Mets (74-78) at Phillies (92-61)

New York Mets (74-78) at Philadelphia Phillies (92-61)

Atlanta BravesR.A. Dickey, RHP (11-7, 2.92 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (7-6, 5.04 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather:
Partly Cloudy, 80
TV: CSN
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The interesting news from Charlie Manuel’s pre-game chat was that Jimmy Rollins could be ready to return on Sunday. It’s something we’ve heard before during this hamstring healing process, however, Manuel said he may even be ready to pinch hit before that. Rollins took part in a simulated game yesterday and by all accounts looked great. Let’s hope.

Today, I was interview by Mets Gazette Editor Frank Gray who asked me a few questions about the upcoming series. Here’s the interview in full.

Mets Gazette: How deep do you see the Phillies going in the playoffs? Why?

Pat –If the present is any indicator of the future for the Phillies, then they have an outstanding chance of winning the World Series for the second time in three years. However, I don’t want to jinx the team by looking too far ahead. Every single day, manager Charlie Manuel says we’re worried about today’s game, not tomorrow, not yesterday. It’s that mantra that has helped them succeed throughout a tumultuous season, even though it’s cliche as hell.

But since you’re asking me to look ahead (and assuming the Phils are in with a magic number of 4) I will say that at this point, they may very well have the best team in baseball. They are certainly the most dangerous. So with that said, I see them making it back to the World Series and I don’t think there are many people out there who would disagree.

Mets Gazette: Your team strengths and weaknesses?

Pat- For about two months in the middle of the summer, we were shown the Phillies weaknesses. They fell into a slump of epic proportions, something we haven’t seen around here in a few years. Amazingly, they’ve turned it around with a complete 180 and now it seems they have no weaknesses, only strengths. Here are a few of both.

Strengths: -Obviously, the rotation beginning with Halladay, Hamels, and Oswalt. As I outlined a few days ago, this triumvirate has a chance to become one of the greatest of all time with a solid October. This strength might be the biggest strength of any team in the hunt for the playoffs. And as we all know, pitching wins you titles, and the Phils have three of the absolute best in the game. Lucky them.

-Another strength is their “been there/done that” attitude. Most of these players have witnessed postseason baseball firsthand over the last few season, so they know what to expect. They understand the grind and how a new season changes things completely. All season, through thick and thin, this Phillies team has been as even keeled in the clubhouse as you’ll see out of a team, and that serves to help them once the playoffs begin.

-I’ll choose one more, even though they have a bevy of strong points. This one may come as a shock, but the back of the bullpen has been a real source of stability for quite some time now. Ryan Madson missed two months after kicking a chair in the clubhouse. He’s now back and pitching some of the best baseball of his life. He also has a relatively fresh arm, although since coming off the DL in early July, Manuel has used him the most out of any other reliever in baseball. Post All-Star break, he’s pitched in 40 games but has been ridiculously good, sporting a 1.14 ERA over 39 1/3 innings. Brad Lidge, who many left for dead after a lost 2009 campaign, has been nearly as beneficial to this team after the break. His ERA stands at 2.23 since the midsummer classic, and he’s saves 20 games in his last 22 appearances. What was once a beleaguered part of the Phillies has been a boon for a team that needs some stability in an otherwise up-and-down pen.

Read the rest here, at MetsGazette.com

Today’s lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Valdez SS, Blanton P

Your gameday beer: Yards Love Stout
Victory LagerAnything from Yards is a friend of mine. They just make damn good beers. My favorite is Yards ESA, but this Love Stout is intriguing. Right now, it’s cask conditioned at Grey Lodge Pub in Northeast Philadelphia, another enticing factor. Since I’v never tried the Love Stout, I can’t say first hand how it looks or tastes. But by all accounts, it’s a very dark beer with a dark head that has a chocolate and coffee aroma. For you java lovers, this could be gold. If your in Philly, get down to the Grey Lodge and order a burger med-well with one of these and enjoy the game. -Pat Gallen

GO PHILLIES!

322 Comments

322 Comments

  1. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I AGREE PAT,THIS TEAM IS BETTER THEN 2008,A HELL OF ALOT BETTER THEN LAST YEAR.I MEAN WE HAD PEDRO PITCH 2 GAMES IN THE WORLD SERIES…..LOL,IMAGINE THE BID 3 THIS YEAR……OH BOY!!!!!!!! LETS GET A WIN TONIGHT VS THE KNUCKLE BALLER!

  2. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    BIG 3….LOL SRY

  3. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    sup philly ! —- RA gives us trouble be curious to see if we hit him tonite

  4. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    WHATS UP MIKE,HOW OF YOU BEEN BUDDY?

  5. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I am starting RA in fantasy tonight but I also picked up blanton for a spot start.

    no matter what if say the mets win tonight and take 2 of 3 here. Which I dont think is happening. I am just saying relax and enjoy it nation.
    This is probably the best phillies team ever.

    Got guys on ESPN literaly predicting they wont lose a game in the NL playoffs.

  6. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Hey guys wonder if bravoturd will come by?
    Colorado is pretty muchdone Arizona knocked em out.
    Braves may back into it. Especially since the phils will be starting the AAA team those last 3 games

  7. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I WAS THINKING MAYBE CHARLIE WOULD REST SOME OF THE STARTERS BECAUSE OF R.A.,BUT I GUESS THEY ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT GETTING PUT IN A FUNK………

  8. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    WHATS UP ANDREW,I THINK THE BRAVES WILL BE LEFT OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS……..

  9. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Ha Jay
    Its really doesnt matter for the phils if they make it or not.
    With colorado out its good fo phils. SF is probably the hottest 2nd best team and they are making it.

    I do favor SD over the braves but the braves have a chance

    that the phils wont need any of the last 3 helps the braves chances

  10. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Brad Lidge since July 31:

    21 saves in 22 opportunities, 0.83 ERA

  11. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    been great philly —— wonder which joe will joe up tonite
    a—– burger with cchheesseee
    b—– or just plain burger

  12. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    the funks are over
    like i said last game
    I halfway expect Dobbs to hit now

  13. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Andrew, we can all relax now. It’s not over, but it’s close. We may only get 1 of 3, but I still think the Mets have all but quit. With a Magic number of 4 and 9 games left, the Braves can go 7-2 and we caqn go 2-7 and still clinch. Im feeling good.

  14. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Andrew, I almost want to see Dobbs spel Polly against this K-Baller. Give Polly a night off AND not mess his swing up. I think we should start 4 or 5 backups.

  15. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    the doucher mets scare me a little

    They havent showed up for a month for anything and watch them show up. The braves series they played was the worst fundamental baseball ive ever seen. It was a disgrace to MLB

  16. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    no way in hell this team doesn’t play over .500 rest of way unless they clinch real early and rest everyone

  17. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I HATE R.A. DICKEY!!!!

  18. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I HATE R.A.!!!!!!!

  19. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    grabbin some chow be back in a bit

  20. Bart Shart

    September 24, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I hope the Mets’ knuckleballer R.A. Dikki does not put our bats to sleep for several games and Cheesburger Joe gets a solid performance under his belt and doesn’t crap the bed in the first couple of innings.

  21. Manny

    September 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I was hoping that we wouldn’t send all our regulars out there tonight… because I fear that Dic*ey has the potential to throw us off our hitting groove

  22. Bart Shart

    September 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Biz — i agree with you 100%. It would be good to see Dobbs at third, Sweeney at first, Gload in left and Schneider behind the plate.

  23. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Bart – Yes, it would. I don’t want to see out regulars face him. I guess the brilliant Cholly Manuel sees it different. Who are we to question such intelligence?

  24. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Look jay
    doody is up to .184

    they actually say he is supposed to be good in the future

  25. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    LOL@ANDREW

  26. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Really how can you hate on the old man?

    It would be like hating on your mom for baking you a cake every day.
    Sure we can question some in game decisions
    But the guy is manager of the year and if they win it all this year hes a hall of famer.
    And then the statue is made in front of cbp

  27. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Watch doody get the game winning hit

    Id have tinkered a little with the line up tonight. But we all know charlie isnt that type. Hes gonna go hard till its clinched.

  28. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    NICE PLAY BIG MAN!

  29. bostonkate

    September 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Let’s go cheeseburger! A nice juicy one, plus a shake awaits if you pull this off!

  30. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    1-0 phils

    shane

  31. Kate

    September 24, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Victorino: “What slump?”

    Hey, everyone.

  32. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Thats a good way to start

  33. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    wheels says the phils came out lucy goosey LOL

  34. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    the Mets are dead men walking

    I wonder if they will even get anythign good back for Reyes?

  35. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    VICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(TO BE CONT.)

  36. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Andrew, a trained chimp could take this talent to the WS. I’m not hating on the old man, but I’m not going to give him credit for driving jet at mach speed. This team has won plenty of games despite the old man. I don’t know about you, but I remember all the games he cost us in 05 and 06. It used to drive me insane. The team got better (so has he) and has been able to overcome some of his blunders, like Dobbs PHing in the 7th the other night. Or the Robertson debacle. Anyway, you get my drift. No need to take this any further.

  37. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Votto is out again today for a mysterious sinus infection.
    He has a history of some mental issues.
    wondering whats really going on there.
    Probably resting him but 3 days in a row is long enough to effect your swing

  39. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I AM A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT THE BIG FELLOW…….

  40. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    history will look back on his record.

    I am of the opinion that other managers “geniuses” like larussa and Torre wouldnt win here. They would tinker too much. Torre would have lost Lidge and Hamels. Ibanez would have been benched or even sent to minors. He was the worst every day player in the majors for 2 or 3 months this year.

    I refuse to goto the hall of fame because of the Rose slight which I consider a disgrace. But if the Phils win another WS or 2 I will go when the old man is put in.

    The baseball HOF without Rose is like the Beatles for some reason not being in the rock and roll hall of fame.

  41. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    @ jay
    Blanton or the phanatic?

  42. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    and thats why the Mets are bad…

    I just hope we do not have a let down against this team. We need to get this done and give our three pitchers off.

  43. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    man how bad are the mets?

    Pagan is the one who put them in front of the phils at the all star break too. You can see that the overall patheticness of the franchise has rubbed off on him. Thanks Carlos Beltran.

  44. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    nats 1
    braves 0

    paging bravotued

  45. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    ANDREW-RYAN

  46. bostonkate

    September 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Hi kate numero dos!

  47. bostonkate

    September 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    @andrew

    It’ll be embarassing if the braves lose to the nats. Bravoturd wouldn’t dare show his face because there is no valid argument to make his beloved, always- can- produce a- sellout- crowd team look decent.

  48. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    The Nats are playing hard. their pen is good.
    Are way better than the Mets at this point. They try.
    if they lose the nats series. Hudson is going tongiht its very bad.

    Seems like no one wants to make the playoffs in the NL

  49. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Shane-o-mac

  50. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    2 rbi for shane

    the leadoff hitter

    the jimmy thing is the question mark at this point

    dont mess us up j roll

  51. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    NICE!!!!!

  52. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    YOU WANT TO GET A GOOD LAUGH,GO TO TALKING CHOP.COM…….LOL

  53. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    THE BRAVE FANS ARE IN OFFICAL PANIC MODE..LOL

  54. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    THAT WAS A HANGER JOE!

  55. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    They have fans?
    Really even if they make it doesnt matter.
    Its kinda funny though I agree

  56. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    i like valdez at short. can hit like jimmy but his glove is sick

  57. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I see the game I am attending tuesday has Oswalt pitching.
    Wonder if it will be the clincher
    Kinda wanted to see Cy Halladay but its OK

  58. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Ryan Howard has not been Mr. September as of late.

  59. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    we are now seeing the minus 125 million dollar man…lol

    how is the nfl not suspend this t h u g the beard for a dui. are you kidding me

  60. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I AGREE ,RYAN IS STRUGGLING AND I DONT THINK HE WILL GET ANY BETTER VS R.A.

  61. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Game is not over with .. still time for Ryan to shine.

  62. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    and joe is back. god he is baddddddddddddddddd

  63. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Pagan goes boom
    2-2

  64. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    mets will take 2 of 3 from us

  65. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    joe , joe , joe —- can’t hang a changeup like that , tie game

  66. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    the beard you mean braylon edwards?
    he sucks anyway who cares?

  67. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    angel the green card pagan.

  68. Kate

    September 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Ryno’s gonna have to step it up tonight.

  69. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    THAT IS TRUE,BROOKS!

  70. Kate

    September 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    @Jeff: Mets take ONE.

    If they’re lucky.

  71. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    pagan’s a nice player , one of the few bright spots for mets this year

  72. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    dunn another bomb

    nats 3
    braves 0

  73. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    we will see. with kk going and blanton. i dont think so. let down this weekend.

  74. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    The mets were ahead of the phils with Pagan in center for 60% of the year.
    Then beltran got healthy and their season was over instantly.

  75. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Adam Dunn again

  76. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    3-0 nats. dunn again.

  77. bostonkate

    September 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Oh cheeseburger….

  78. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    GLAD TO SEE YOUR UPBEAT JEFF……..

  79. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    @philly —- now thats its 3-0 i’m gonna take your advice and go check out talkin chop

    @jeff —– what does this team have to do to make you be positive ?
    come on dude , how many games have they won since the AS break ?
    10 in a row , on a pace for high 90’s win total , what do you want ?

  80. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Joe threw some tofu burger up there.
    Not good.

  81. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    MVP MVP MVP

  82. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    mike i have been a phillies fan a long time. they can rip your heart out just as quick. i just have to keep on them.

  83. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Chooch=Phillies MVP

  84. bostonkate

    September 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    CHOOOOOCHHH!

  85. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    bunt time

  86. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    MIKE YOU WILL LAUGH YOUR AZZ OFF….LOL

  87. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    blanton cant even get a bunt down. you fatso. i have never been a blanton fan. to many pitchers in baseball as good or better.

  88. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    LOVE THE RALLY TOWELS!!!!!!

  89. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    carmelo anthony traded to the nets. what a horrible trade. they gave away there point guard.

  90. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Shanes hitting right vs a rightie

    wheeler missed it lol

  91. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    why is shane batting from the right.

  92. charlie

    September 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Fatso Joe is great at giving up the 2 out dinger. He always brain farts with 2 out instead of bearing down like a real pitcher

  93. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    The nba is the WWE

    Do they trade in the WWE?

  94. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    @jeff — i was born in 63 so i know what your saying about philly sports heartbreak , but this team is a 180 from the usual drudgery .
    This Phillies team is like no other ever and should not be lumped in with past philly heartbreak , these last 3 years is what it feels like to be a yankee fan as far as winning goes , whole new world brother .

  95. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    no the wwe is the nfl. a bunch t h u g s.

    makes me laugh. also what the eagles are doing. well what the owner is. first you have the qb of the future and pay him lots. after one half he looks to be traded. now the t h u g dog killer is playing. he cant throw and will never win the big games.

  96. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    JEFF-NO COMMENT

  97. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Phils are gonna clinch by sunday,
    I laughed every time someone talked about that final series with the Braves. I mean come on really? Do you look at talent? and roster?
    Tonight its Hudson too

  98. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    except the yankees would of kept lee. lol

    can you imagine, doc, oswalt, hamels, lee, and myers. just dreaming

  99. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    The NBA is scripted though.
    Vut this is PHILLIES nation

    Joe is settled in like a cut of prime rib.

  100. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    But the yankees wont win the series this year or even make it

    theres more to it than buying players. Ask the mets

  101. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    i guess krod has had a rough year. he beat up his father in law. the juice is not flowing anymore. plus his crystal ball stopped working.

  102. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    If BIG Brown ks again I will screeeeeeaaam

    HOMER TIME

  103. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    GOD HE S U C K S AT TIMES. I know we have to live with this but this guy gets hot for a couple week and thats it. Never been a fan

  104. terri

    September 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    howard is killing us tonight. should have more runs on scoreboard.

  105. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Wertz and Howard are killing us tonight

  106. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    i can live without howie. i understand he will hit 30 homers but he strikes out more then any player i have ever seen in my entire life of living. swings at garbage. bonds was a juice head but the guy was great at the plate.

  107. bacardipr05

    September 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Wish Howard or Werth would of got a single….

  108. charlie

    September 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Ryan Howard is killing us.always in the hole in the count and he sucks with 2 strikes on him

  109. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    relax tommy. my grandmother could of made that catch.

  110. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    jeff , i’ll give you that , the only player i can remember that struck out as
    much as ryan was Dave Kingman , young fans might not remember him
    he was a met and a cub , i didn’t look anything up just goin by memory

  111. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    uhm… at work and not able to catch what is going on but I saw that Ryan came up with 2 on no outs… then Werth was behind him? What up, no change in the scoring??

  112. bacardipr05

    September 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    wow nice play ol man Ibanez still got it…next inning is where Blanton usually starts to implode get them runs in…howard been hurting us a lil lately…

  113. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    6 complete by JB with only a 66 pitch count.
    I’d have to keep him in but I also think its asking for trouble…

  114. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    like when beltran called time and the ump ran. the guys throws 50 miles…lol

    why do umps run away. wouldnt you hide behind the catcher.

    WHAT DOES METS STAND FOR???

  115. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I AM SO TIRED OF THE HOWARD BASHING,ALL THIS MAN DOES IS HIT 50 HRS,DRIVE IN 140 RBI’S A YEAR!!!I WILL LIVE WITH THE K’S…….BUT I GUESS YOU CAN’T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY!!

  116. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    yea jeff , but i heard your grandmom was an olympic athlete 1960 summer games

  117. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Nats up 3-1, Spanks getting spanked – looking pretty good.
    Any predictions when we’ll see a clincher? Saturday? Sunday?

  118. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    oh no the dreaded blanton 7th inning.

  119. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    1940

  120. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    philly , i love ryan and back him all the time referencing his slug perc.

    i’m commenting on the k’s , sometimes a k is better , dp’s worse

  121. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Kingman had a career avg of .236 though

    if howard had that hed have been run out of town already

  122. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Joe is in uncharted territory

  123. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    bobs big boy is always getting hit with 2 outs

    Wheeler likes pitching and defense. My guy.

  124. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    NICE PLAY BLANTON!!!!!

  125. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Double means nothing…

  126. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    joe is on like 80 pitches maybe will come back out
    yes he usually gets hit in the 6th or 7th

  127. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I’m thinking written on Ryan’s tombstone – “He couldn’t hit the offspeed stuff…”

  128. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Wow, Joe has been waay in control.
    Dare he start the 8th? Man this is a quickie.

  129. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    YOU THINK THEY WILL HIT CHASE NOW?????

  130. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    hit chase?
    we cant get into that stuff now

  131. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    philly does have a point though , maybe the rest of the country is right only in negadelphia could fans complain considering what this team has overcome and is ABOUT to accomplish (they are gonna win it again).
    I guess some people are amazed how much ryan k’s.
    If your old enough to remember though there has been alot of big hr hitters that k alot , ryans just at or near the top of the list. Give Andrew a few minutes he’ll tell us where ryan ranks in k’s per at bats so far for his career

  132. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    JUST SAYIN ANDREW………..I WOULD NOT BE SURPRIZED!

  133. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    The Phils atbats are going by too quickly too – but here comes the show stoppers for the month of September!

    Andrew? Are you praying yet? We will get on our knees with you buddy.

  134. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I dont mind the Ks.
    An outs an out. There are times you can have a productive out though and Ks make that impossible.

    Ryan is up there with the Mark Reynolds of the world.
    The thing is when he doesnt swing at the ball in the dirt hes so much better. I am also thinking his walk total is way to low.
    He is what he is. You make a mistake you will pay.
    Guys a winner. I pick him as my 1b of all in majors even over pujus.
    I do still think hes 20% over paid. No 1b is worth 25 million. 20 million max.

  135. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    big joe with only 2 er and 6 k’s , not bad kid — even though it was the mets theyre still pro’s

  136. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I have faith in Mad dog and Lidge now.
    But I can get a prayer if one is needed.

  137. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Debatable as to the mets being pros at this point.
    They are getting paid for performing I will give you that.

  138. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I WILL SAY RYAN’S K’S WILL BE DOWN ABOUT 40 OR SO K’S THIS YEAR!

  139. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    doody is my favorite met

  140. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    prayin —” hari hari , hari chrishna , chrishna chrishna , hari hari
    “can i give you a flower sir ?”

    MOW EM DOWN MADSON/LIDGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  141. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Nice Doody Luca –

  142. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    some cheese on the knees
    LOL
    macarthy

  143. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I see the moron, Howard hating, short-bus riders are out in force again tonight. An out is an out, idiots. Even the best hitters in the world make 7 of them per 10 AB’s.

    Let me remind all of you simpletons that no man has hit more HR in the past 5 seasons than Howard. No man has more RBI’s in the past 5 seasons than Howard. And no player in the history of MLB has gotten to 250 HR’s faster than Ryan Howard.

    Every one of you idiots should fellate a shotgun as soon as possible.

  144. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Braves still behind, Yanks getting rocked, Twins down – Phils with chance to pull ahead of best record race… I think the Twins had 1 less loss

  145. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    My name is luca
    i live on the second floor

  146. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    dookie , is my favorite green day album

  147. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    so, “Pass the dooby doody”?

  148. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    @ biz
    chill out lol

    and yes he got to 250 in the least games but not at the younfest age.
    just having some fun

    I beleive I said I pick him as my 1b over Pujos.

  149. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    LOL

    Can you fellate a shotgun? Is that logical?

    Loving the nation tonight

  150. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I think JB’s performance needs a little more attention – 7 complete, 74 pitches!
    only 2 runs, 6 hits, 6 k’s and 1 walk.

    Nice job JB (no one has said the &*$*#burger name yet..)
    Of course Mad Dog looking awesome – Phils looking in good shape here.

  151. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    MIKE-I AM A HUGE GREEN DAY FAN———–BIZ-AMEN BROTHER!!!!!!

  152. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    green day blows
    ill take suzanne vega any day

  153. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    FOR SH^T AND GIGGLES WHATS THE BRAVELESS DOING?

  154. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    @ Brooks if the phils had scored say 5 or 6 i think Joe woulda got to maybe complete the game.
    But dont forget he was facing the mets

  155. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    hey biz , how bout specifying who your calling an idiot

    just in case your curious my iq’s 115

    but then again i wasn’t bashin ryan

  156. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    OMG! Chase just K’d! I hate Chase. I’ve never been a fan. Get rid of him!!!!11!!

    See how stupid that looks? Buncha retards. Give us all a bad name with your constant ragging of super star players.

  157. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    LOL-ANDREW

  158. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    3-1 still but nats got bases loaded in 6th

  159. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    4-1 nats

  160. Kate

    September 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Without commercial interruptions, I’ll bet the game doesn’t make it an hour and a half.

  161. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Howdy Doody

  162. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Its great Kate! i love it

  163. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    # Miked63 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    hey biz , how bout specifying who your calling an idiot

    just in case your curious my iq’s 115

    but then again i wasn’t bashin ryan

    ________

    I thought it was quite clearly specified . If you weren’t bashing Howard and saying the following, then it doesn’t apply to you. Quoted verbatim:

    “GOD HE S U C K S AT TIMES. I know we have to live with this but this guy gets hot for a couple week and thats it. Never been a fan”

    “howard is killing us” X 3

  164. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    BOY I AM GOING TO TALKING CHOP RIGHT AFTER THIS…..LOL

  165. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    andrew , g/day not my favorite but they dont blow , what would a Miley Cyrus fan know about rock music anyway

    Suzanne Vega ? —- were you at that concert where all the butch chicks went ? whats it called ? —- Lillith Fair I think , were you the only dude there ?

  166. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    YEA MIKE AND ANDREW ARE NOT HOWARD HATERS,BUT THAT JEFF………….

  167. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    OMGZORZ! HOWARD SUCKS! 5 straight 30+ HR, 100+ RBI. I’ve never been a fan. He’s killing us. We would be sooooo much better if Sweeney started!!!!. ANd Utley just K’d! When Jimmy comes back Valdez should be our everyday 2 baseman!!!!1!1!

  168. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Lord, in the battle that goes on through life
    I ask but a field that is fair
    A chance that is equal with all in strife,
    And courage to strive and to dare.
    And if I should win, let it be by the code,
    With my faith and honor held high;
    And if I should lose,
    let me stand by the road
    And cheer as the winner goes by.
    Amen

  169. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I can’t believe this team is in 1st place. Howard sucks. Utley just K’d. We’re dooooooooooomed! OMG!!!!

  170. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Suzanne sang Luca.
    I am honoring Doody this series.
    Luca Doody the mans man.

  171. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    SEE ANDREW SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN THIS SERIES……..

  172. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Howard will be fine when locked in in the playoffs.

  173. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Thats cool biz , still though you came on a little strong .

    You have been here enough to expect it from jeff , he’s one of us so we let jeff be jeff ——- when he says something positive were all surprised
    I gave jeff a little grief earlier for being negative just didn’t insult him.
    But hey ” sticks and stones ” right .

  174. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    @jay
    the phils really cant. The suspensions wont mater so much
    but risk of injury in those things is so high
    wouldnt that be a pisser if one of the big 3 or a regualr hurt himself in a brawl?

    look up Bill Lee for more on this

  175. terri

    September 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    ughh

  176. Mostone

    September 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    6-1 nats.

  177. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    here comes trouble
    read the prayer

    i am putting on the vest now

  178. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    typical lidge here

    now worried about a pitch in the dirt

  179. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    why in God’s sake is Lidge not pitching???

  180. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Oh man , were getting an exciting finish , come on BRAD

    6-1 NATS

  181. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    lidge is pitching brooks

  182. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    BROOKS-??????

  183. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    ANDREW , RUB BUDDAS BELLY ! , DO SOME VOODOO , GOT A MET DOLL ?
    STICK A PIN IN IT

  184. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    WTF JSUT HAPPENED

    WTF

    OH MY GOD

  185. terri

    September 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    WTH

  186. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    WTF!!!

  187. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Hah,,, my MLB still shows Ryan Maddog!

  188. Mostone

    September 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Are you kidding me?

  189. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    OH MAN THAT SUCKS !!!!!!!

  190. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    THIS SHIT DOESNT HAPPEN TO OTHER TEAMS

    this Fer is callign time as hes in his motion

    this is a DISGRACE

  191. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    waaaaaaaat??

  192. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    reminds me of joe torre calling that time out from the dugout in the playoffs
    thats a F ING disgrace

  193. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    THAT UMP SHOULD NOT OK THAT TIME OUT IF PITCHER IS IN HIS WINDUP AND LIDGE HAD COME SET THATS BULLSHIT

  194. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    teh third bas ump called time as lidge was delivering the pitch
    the hitter hit it back to lidge

    it was a disgrace

  195. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Thats cool biz , still though you came on a little strong .

    ________

    Yeah, that was the point.

  196. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    STRIKE THIS F##KER OUT !

  197. Mostone

    September 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    HA!

  198. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    WooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  199. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    see we give the mets four outs. pig umpire.

  200. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Yyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaeeee! Screw that ump and the Muss!
    yyeehaa!

  201. terri

    September 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    man, imagine if they lost that game. would have been a riot at CBP

  202. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    its always something!

    11 in a row

    magic number about to be 2

    paging bravo turd

    see i told you so
    nanny nanny voo voo stick your head in doo doo

  203. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    sigh

  204. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    UNREAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  205. mary

    September 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    espn gamecast said madson was closing?

  206. jeff

    September 24, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    is anyone nervous we will cool off. that scares me

  207. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    FOR THE PEOPLE NOT WATCHING LOCAL , Wheels just said that Braves play day game tomorrow so —- they lose tonite and tomorrow we could clinch tomorrow nite !

  208. mary

    September 24, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    what did that ump do?

  209. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    the mets are crying about how Chase went into 3rd LOL

    Its called playoff baseball and caring you turds

    The mets. Meet the mets

  210. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    PELF-STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  211. Mostone

    September 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    The Atlanta game is the free MLB game on the at-bat app on my phone so I’m also watching them do their best to blow the WC too.

  212. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Great pitching, some timely hits , and stellar defense

  213. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    ITS GOING TO GET VERY INTERESTING WITH THIS UTLEY THING………..

  214. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    nats 7
    braves 1

  215. Mostone

    September 24, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    7-1 nats.

  216. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Willie Harris hits an inside the park homerun, thats great

  217. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    GREAT GAME NATION-SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW……….

  218. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    hey philly —- you know, church mice are really just rodents when you think about it ? Some of those little fockers really love baseball though.

  219. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    no way jay

    magc number is 2

    could even sit chase one of these games

  220. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Phils only 5 for the last 38 w RISP- but pitching and defense has been so spectacular we’re still 4-0 in that stretch.

    Now 7-1 Nats

  221. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    hey biz , have a great nite bro !

  222. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    lefty — where you been dude ?

  223. Bart Shart

    September 24, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    HOLY CRAP —- 32 GAMES ABOVE 500 AND A 7 GAME LEAD !!!!!! WOW !!!

  224. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    My predictions have been great. But I come from it with a gamblers mentality and an ability to analyze a situation. Gambling is an information game. like horse racing or Poker. I have much knowledge of baseball and an ability to analyze it. As a gambler would. Unfortunately my knowledge of the NFL isnt what it once was or id give out some winners here. But my knowledge of baseball is at the sick level at this point.

    The braves are done. May limp into playoffs but its moot.

    Phils are favored to win it all at this point. Dont need some brawl to mess with stuff.
    Series will be Rays and Phils take 2

    told you guys to nto worry. And dont even consider the last 3 games of the season.

  225. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Hey Mike
    Had to work late, heard the whole game, and caught the last inning here.

    This is the greatest Phillies team ever

  226. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    the phils all time win streak is 13?

    wow thats in jeopardy

    defence pitching and fundamentals

  227. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Andrew, I won big at poker the other night,

    Well as big as you can in a friendly neighborhood game. LOL

  228. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Did Jay leave without a HElLLLLLLL YEAH??

  229. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Lefty need to win the whole thing
    then its dynysty time

    and yes this is the best phillies team ever

    Making it to game 6 of the WS last year with Lee and Pedro as your 2 pitchers was amazing

  230. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Good deal lefty.

    Bravoturd is MIA whod have thunk it

  231. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Every nights a great night in my world mike! =)

  232. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    KK on the mound when the phls clinch

    OH MY!

  233. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    When you count on hitting, some times it just goes cold. Defense never does.

    Even Joe B with a belly flop ! LOL

    Defense is effort, these guys give it.

  234. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    It’s a shame Bravoturd is not here. He was starting to grow on me. Kind of like Algae grows on limestone.

  235. Kate

    September 24, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Wow, what a great night.

    Ryno will work it out. It’s nice that this team is at the point where it’d sure be great if he could produce every game, but he doesn’t have to.

  236. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Braves rallying a little
    7-2 no outs braves runners on 2nd and 3rd

  237. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Bravoturd was growing on me too. Like an anal fizure in a world wthout preperation H.

  238. mary

    September 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    that nats team can easily blow a game we seen that last weekend hopefully nats can hold on……………

  239. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Nats pen actually pretty good

  240. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Kate,
    This team is so good that every night someone different picks them up. Andrew is spot on, Chooch is our MVP this year.
    Ryno is having a bit of a down season, but his down season is better than most guys good seasons. Hope he gets hot in October.

  241. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    storren has struggled a little though yes

  242. Ryan

    September 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Twins losing 10-0, Yankees down 10-7…if things hold up, the Phillies will own the best record in baseball.

  243. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Ray Knight is way worse than Wheeler, that’s hard to do.

  244. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Poor ray
    he wasnt even hired for that job. Hes just filling in for dibble

    bob carpenter so bad though ray seems ok

  245. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    bravo was growin on me too , like the hairs that grow on my a$$.

  246. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Braves brign in billy the goat
    who jsut threw a ball away
    8-3 braves

    even I didnt think the braves would fundamentaly break down to this level
    they are a .500 team and not a threat next year

  247. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Mike did you know that church mice could get anal fissures?

  248. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    8-3 nats i mean

  249. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    got to spell it fizures lol
    Special Bravoturd spelling

    Everyone in NL but phils not playing well.

  250. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Andrew , we have to work on your self confidence , your too modest also. ha ha —- seriously though i gave you props for saying braves will drop off back in summer —– as far as your baseball knowledge your allright your almost at my level , ha ha . —– whats a rodent know about baseball anyway ?

  251. Ryan

    September 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    The Giants pitching has not allowed more than 3 runs in a game for their last 18 games and counting…that team really scares me.

  252. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Pat the bat hit a dinger off Lincecum last inning, 2-1 there now. Rox could be history soon.

    Rays win-

  253. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    yea lefty , can’t they do that gerbal anal thing too ?
    What was that news guys name , —- jerry pinacolli or something ?
    Remember those crazy rumours ?

  254. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I am just good at analyzing it comes from a being forced to win a bet at a horse race to eat.

    If we ever get this track opened here again will have a phillies nation night and Ill pontificate about my psychic abilities LOL

    The Nats are fighters this game and when they took 2 of 3 from them in Atl was not a suprise. They arent talented but for a team liek the braves in need of the hemlich manwuver they are tough.

  255. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    pat the bat is timmys teammate

  256. Ryan

    September 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    They have 6 solid starters to choose from for their playoff rotation: Lincecum, Cain, Zito, Sanchez, Wellemeyer, Bumgardner…or however you spell it.

  257. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    @ryan — good stat i didn’t know that , if you think about it the giants were the team everyone mentioned the last couple years as a real threat to phils in a short series they just fell short the last couple years.
    I dont think they could beat us in a 7 game series but 5 they could for sure.

  258. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Giants are pretty tough, could be trouble in a short series.
    Unless Andrew says different, cause I’m definitely betting on his horse from now on.

  259. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    SF is the second best team in the NL now
    could potentionaly be a problem because of thier pitching
    and Brian wilson is the real deal

    timmy is almost timmy again and hes as good as the big 3 when hes on

  260. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Mike, this is just disgusting LOL

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerbilling

  261. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Giants get the division so wont face is short series
    unless braves get in and they win division with less record then the reds. Which i dont see

    short series you dont want rockies or giants agree

  262. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Lee is a 0 for the braves
    thier lineup is so pedestrian
    who really thought theyd fight till the last series?

  263. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    DOH! Pat probably didn’t hit that one off timmy (embarrased smirk)

  264. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    and the braves lose
    magic number is at 2

    tomorrow is lowe vs maya

  265. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Now it’s 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

  266. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    HELL YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  267. ChuckS

    September 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    magic number is 2

  268. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Pat is the reason the giants turned it around

    nice story
    im happy for hm

  269. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    QUOTE FROM DAVID WRIGHT-“WE WILL HAVE TO REVALUATE THE WAY WE SLIDE INTO SECOND”

  270. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Johnny and Phil didn’t look quite ready for the camera.

  271. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    timmy 2 hits through 8

    and they go timmy cain as top 2 maybe sanchez game 3. Zito been bad lately

  272. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    david how about getting a meaningful hit sometime

    i already turned to the giants game lefty!

  273. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Timmmy needs to get a friggin haircut already

  274. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    man , 19-3 ! are u kidding me ? —— I listen to sports radio alot and i’ll tell ya it was probably 50-50 on how fans felt back before the allstar break. I had to call 610-WIP one particular day cause I was pissed at the negativity by some callers. I simply said , after what this team did the last couple years in aug/sept how can anyone count them out ?
    This is 3 years in a row now with this year being the most impressive.
    I know i’m stating the obvious but its truly amazing , I hope we get 3 or 4 more years of this dream i’m in after suffering for so long. I just wish my grandfather could have seen this, like most guys from that ww2 generation baseball was bigger than life to him. He didnt pass ti’ll i was 35 so we went to tons of games. He LOVED the PHILS , this team when its all said and done may be considered the best phils team ever (already are) and we can say we experienced it and tell our grandchildren
    and others when were old men and women how great it was to be a phils fan at this time.

  275. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    ANDRW-ITS A GIVEN NOW THAT THEY WILL THROW AT CHASE….YOUR THOUGHTS SIR????

  276. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I AGREE MIKE-ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A PHILLIES FAN!!!!

  277. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    The fish stories I’ll be telling about this team twenty years from now!

  278. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    lefty —– aaaahhhhhhh , i’m glad i read that though , it kinda confirms its an urban legend , i never believed anyone would do that anyway

  279. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    The phils cant really get into crap at this point
    They can lose a chance to win the world series messing with a scrub team like the Mets.

    Jay if they hit him. I will not forrget and next year I want head shots. Because they know we cant really get into it now. Too much to lose.
    We arent a disgrace liek they are. So if they try stuff Ill be pissed. But the phils have to turn the other cheek. Maybe even sit chase now.

  280. Ryan

    September 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Yankees and Twins both lost. The Phillies are now in sole posession of the best record in baseball!

  281. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    The phils really need to win it all this year. To solidify everything we are thinking and saying.

  282. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Thuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Yankees lose

  283. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    WOW ryan
    now thats amazing i was saying best record in NL
    not even thinking about all of mlb

  284. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    id love to play yankees again and win

  285. Ryan

    September 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Amazing. It seems like yesterday when we lost 6 of 7 since the all-star break and were 2 games above .500.

  286. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    BEST TEAM IN BASEBALL FOLKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  287. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    this brian wilson is a nother freaky looking SF Cali type of guy

  288. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Philly your scaring me a little , Andrew please tell me chase isn’t gonna get hit on the hand or wrist or ANYWHERE that puts him out !
    I’ll drive down there and wait in the parking lot for the culprit !
    That was a clean , hard , baseball play . Just cause the mets quit playing theyre gonna cry about real baseball ? Did wright really say that where did you read it or see it ?

  289. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Thats what i am worried about andrew,if they hit him,who knows how he will react…..or the team for that matter!!!I to don’t want it to get out of hand,but we ain’t no suckers either!!!!!

  290. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Rockies lose
    they are out

    Id sit chase tomorrow maybe

    if the mets get crappy now ill get mad. they obviously dont care or try so why bother

  291. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Lincecum,Wilson pitched a fine game.

  292. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    mike,yes lots of quotes from angry mutts players……..beat writers on twitter is where i read it!

  293. Ryan

    September 24, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    45-15 since that spot. That’s a .750 winning percentage right there.

  294. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Both freaky looking

    I used to have hair like timmmeehh in the early 70’s

  295. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    ALSO SAID CHARLIE WAS VERY HOT ABOUT THE WAY GAME ENDED……CAN’T BLAME HIM!

  296. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    pat the bat 2 run shot
    giants only 3 hits

  297. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    andrew i agree , anything but a world championship at this point would be tough depending on how it went down. Like losing game 7 in a WS is alot different then not getting that far. The journey is what its all about , all i know is we get to watch playoff baseball again , pinch me 4 years in a row ! — lefty your an old fart like me , 85 to what 2003 1 playoff apprearance , this is freaking awesome! WE gotta win it all , if we do i’ll organize a meeting place for the NATION at the parade.

  298. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Tim mccarver doing every game of the nlcs and world series

    oh the pain

    i am already feeling the pain

  299. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    meant 2006 oops

  300. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    MIKE-THEY HAVE A STORY ABOUT IT AT ESPN-NEW YORK

  301. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    That would be great Mike, a PN showing at the parade for the World F#$*kin champions.

    Just got to get through the short NLDS, it’s the only series someone could pull off a fluke.

    Oh god I starting to sound like jeff now.

  302. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    dick enburg doing the padres games
    pretty interesting

    matt stairs stole a homer lol
    wih the vertical leap

  303. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm

  304. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I TRIED POSTING THE STORY BUT COMMENT AWAITING MODERATION

  305. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    TY LEFTY!!!

  306. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    thanks for the link
    Chase just basicly slid into the bag
    the mets are a joke on every level at this point
    seriously. now you care?

  307. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    At the end Tejada says he had no problem with it, and Chase asked if he was okay.

  308. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    The Muts are just trying to do whatever they can to fire themselves up- they’ve lost six straight and their manager is a joke.

  309. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    the mets cant be bullied

    try winning some games clowns

    they are just jealous

  310. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    David Wright, on Chase Utley’s slide: “If he doesn’t mind guys coming like that after him, then everything’s good.”

  311. JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    September 24, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    OKKKKKKKKK-DAVID…LOL

  312. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    If the Phils had taken the junk series vs the Stros/Bucs – we would not be in this race right now, the Phils would be playing the seconds, already in possession of their 4th consecutive division title.

    Does anyone know if the Phils would receive any monetory award for having the best record in all baseball? A few days ago I recall Werth saying they are going for that record but I dont know if it means $$$ or just – phhttt! – prestige.

  313. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I dont think so brooks. There is a trophy for most points in the NHL by a team but thats it.

  314. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Andrew, I told ya the Rockies were bringing too little, too late. I couldn’t have been more wrong about the Braves, though. I said they wouldn’t fold. Woops! lol

  315. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I don’t think so Brooks, but damn it sure looks good

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/

  316. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Wheres forrest ? I know your out there , we knew he’d disappear and not have the kahoneys to show up and take his medicine.

  317. biz

    September 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    # JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    David Wright, on Chase Utley’s slide: “If he doesn’t mind guys coming like that after him, then everything’s good.”

    _________

    LOL. Who’s going to do that, David? You? LOL. You gotta have heart to do something like that. Currently, there are no members of your team who have any. So instead, the Mutts are going to try to bean Chase. Punks. Gutless punks. All of em.

  318. Lefty

    September 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    LOL biz

  319. Andrew from waldorf

    September 24, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    In the end the Rockies had too far to come.
    The game the phils took from them up there was huge for both franchises

    the Mets are a full on joke

  320. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    wow those standings look great ! I never doubted we could win the division but knowone could have predicted it would look like that a month ago , not even andrew predicted it would be 7 games up on 09/24. I cant believe the pirates are 53-100 how can a team be that bad for what , 20 years ! —– I wish they could get back to respectability they were a great franchise in the 70’s . I have family there and theyre beyond despair , they have the steelers though 6 rings and counting , they might win it again this year , theyre my pick , best D in the NFL again

  321. Miked63

    September 24, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Nite Nation , gettin up at 6am , see u guys tomorrow.

  322. Brooks

    September 24, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Night Mike!

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