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2011 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (31-19) vs. Mets (23-26)

Philadelphia Phillies (31-19) at New York Mets (23-26)

Roy Oswalt (3-2, 2.77 ERA) vs. Chris Capuano (3-5, 5.36 ERA)

Time: 7:10 pm, Citi Field
Weather: Sunny, 77
TV: CSN
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Here’s a bit of cool news.  The hat Wilson Valdez wore during the Phillies 19 inning win against the Reds on Wednesday night – the win that Wilson Valdez got for them by throwing 1 inning in relief – is headed to Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Congrats to Wilson, that’s a pretty incredible honor. Now onto the game…

Uh-oh, a lefty. The Mets will send Chris Capuano to the mound to try and toy with the Phillies, a team that looks to be on the brink of a nice explosion on offense. Capuano has struggled this season, but has tamed lefties, keeping them to a .630 OPS.

That could mean bad things for Utley, Howard, and Rollins. Or, it might not. Either way, enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!

PHILLIES LINEUP:

Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Polanco 3B, Howard 1B, Francisco RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Mayberry CF, Oswalt P

Your Gameday BeerCorona Light

We’ll be enjoy Corona Light’s all weekend long on the beach and we soak up the rays and wait for the Phillies game to start. That’s livin’ right there. Corona light is surprisingly smooth and won’t fill you up. Most beer advocates look down upon Corona, but I’m of the many that believe it’s a great beer. I’d much rather drink it than Miller or Bud – but that’s just me. Enjoy the weekend! – By Pat

GO PHILLIES

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  1. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Was expecting Utley to sit.
    He seems to be making a difference even if hes not hitting yet.

    I like the move

    I need to enjoy Wheeler tonight.
    As I have Tim McCarver tomorrow night.
    Already dreading it

  2. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I wish people would stop putting Lidge on the list of injuries like its a hardship.

    The Phillies have benefited from his not being able to play.
    No doubt about that.

  3. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Also I sat Reyes in favor of Jed Lawrie tongiht at SS
    Thinking/ hoping Reyes will struggle vs Oswalt

    Wheeler just mentioned the jersey shore. He cracks me up

    I wish he had a reality show. Be so much better than that reality show they had on the phils pen a few years ago.

  4. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Cy Capuano is dealing
    Whats the all time strikeout record?

    Youd think the Braves and Marlins would start hoarding mediocre LH pitching just to play in the 18 games vs the Phils.

  5. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Adjusting living space tonight. I see Ruiz had a walk, sac by Oswalt and Jimmy knocked him in?

  6. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    AFW, in the earlier post today about disdain for the Muts or the Braves, I left out 1969.

  7. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Comon choochie!

  8. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    The Media always builds up NY things

    Youd still think 86 and 69 ertr the 2 greatest championships ever

    I prefer to think about how they have never had a no shitter and traded away Nolan Ryan

    And Cone and Gooden throwing no nos for the Yankees

  9. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I typed shitter

    and it was an accident i swear

    Ibanez home and road splits are amazing.

    like he cant see on the road or something

    2 RBI on the road 23 at home

    when its better than 10-1 somethings going on.

    Literaly on the road he is the worst player in baseball and at home an MVP candidate

  10. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Mayberry has deserved these last 8 starts

  11. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I think 69 was the absolute worst actually. How could the upstart Jets beat the Colts who basically won that year by just showing up?
    How could the Mets, who came from nowhere win the WS from one of the greatest teams every (the 69 O’s were 109-53 that year)?

    Burned in my mind forever, first bets I ever placed and my first lossess.

    That streak by Ibanez has to be an anomole – with a man on 3rd an nobody out – we have got to score here.

  12. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    this site is not conversation friendly! Nice to see our pitchers coming through – sweet!

  13. Tracey

    May 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Some nice baserunning there by Mayberry! And what’s up with our pitchers hitting?

  14. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I’ll take it!

  15. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    utoh

    Utley showing the rust there

    that was bad

  16. krukdriver

    May 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Good thing Reyes lollygagged.

  17. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    until he scored anyway

    Jimmys reaction to chase messing it up wasnt good either

  18. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    What did Jimmy do? No tv here, just MLB updates

  19. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    It seems to me that Ryan Howard needs to sit this one out. Let Gload take over first base tonight.

  20. Jeff

    May 27, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    its amazing how an error kills you. roy was going along great then that. with two outs the pitcher holds a little anger inside. loses focus. you can tell. then the run. amazing.

  21. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    What’s going on PN!

    Late as usual on Friday.

    I couldn’t hear much on the radio due to thunderstorms. How the f could Chase and Jimmy collide?

    Feel bad for Gary Carter, I hated his ass as a player, but this is awful.

  22. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Chase ran into Jimmy
    it was the SS ball 100%

    Jimmy looked pissed and just walked away from Chase they didnt speak after

  23. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Awful throw by Ibanez

    Tie game. Things not really going well or the way they shuold have for little Roy

  24. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Jeez frustrating watching our outfielders throw, we’ve got a bunch of noodle arms.

  25. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Very bad news for Carter
    A gamer.

    A great catcher. A true hall of famer. Probably top 5 all time

    I am sure Piazza sports a better WAR though

  26. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    He’s right Raul and BenFran both have below average arms.

  27. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Actually Carters WAR is 66 to Piazza 60

    They got it right in a way. Kinda
    But there is no way piazza was 90% of Carter. Actually those of us who watched both of thier careers would say they dont even belong in the same sentence or discussion

  28. bacardipr05

    May 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Missed the error darn it..

  29. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Piazza just barely a better WAR, but skewed mainly because of one season 9.7

    Embrace the technology, you will be assimilated- The Borg

  30. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    They don’t belong in the same Thesis.

  31. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    This one could go 19

    Unless there is another dropped pop up.
    Reyes didnt run out the one Chase dropped and ended up only on first.

    Jeff Conaway from Taxi and Grease passed away today
    RIP
    Lefty and I are Tazx fans

  32. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Something is wrong with little Roy

    Just the way hes carrying himself. Running to first etc etc

    His back is hurting him

    hope it isnt DL coming

  33. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    What was that pitch Reyes hit? Wheels called it a fastball away, but it was only 83.

  34. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I read about Conaway, he’s the guy saying s-l-o-w d-o-w-n right?

    This is not good, 10 hits for the Mets, and their best (surprising) young prospect up

  35. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    whats is going on here

    was that on utley too?

    this is getting bad

    reyes sucks too

  36. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Did they spend the day getting drunk?

    I knew turner was trouble

  37. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I really dont feel like seeing that K-Fraud who beats up old people dance tonight

  38. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I am sure the Phils wont tell us but I am guessing utley was supposed to be coveing second

    if so thats 2

    tonight

    Nice throw Carlos

  39. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Izzy warming up, when do Pulsipher and Wilson come back?

  40. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Stutes not so good this evening

  41. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Yeah Stutes doesn’t have command. Mayberry, Francisco and Chooch got us out of that.

  42. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Nice, Brown has to steal a bag here now.

  43. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    And there ya go.

  44. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    KK up, better score this inning

    Nice jump Dom

  45. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Nice call sse 01

    way to go jimmy

    PLEASE I dont wanna see the senior citizen abuser get the save

  46. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I really like what Mayberry and Brown bring to the table

    Athleticism

    Nice job Chase

    Get this run in Howard

  47. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    No more KK, Tony Bastard will be in.

  48. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    or polanco first 🙂

  49. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Polanco fails

    so it is up to Howard

  50. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I mean its up to ben Fran

  51. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Ben Fran needs to come up big here.

  52. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    He didnt

    As you watch on your 6 minute delay 🙂

  53. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I think my feed is about 30-40 seconds behind you.

  54. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Ibanez has a .923 home OPS and
    .379 away

    Honest thats almost impossible

    I say sit him on the road and play him at home

  55. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Bastardo just threw his first pitch

  56. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Paulino is the Stubbs of the mets

    beware

  57. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I love Raul, but his arm is not good no matter where he plays

  58. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    im on paulino

  59. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    That Asian guy is awesome.

  60. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    nice catch mayberry

  61. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Do they have a Bruce?

  62. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Mayberry really play a nice CF.

    • Lefty

      May 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      True, I’d prefer a more traditional catch, but he gets to them.

  63. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Yes the phils should sign him as the conditioning coach

  64. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I meant Bruce not stubbs

    Bruce an rbi again tongiht vs atl

  65. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    This at bat is ridiculous.

  66. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I fell asleep

    Here come Doobie

    I bet hes talking about a china grove

  67. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Come on guys

    lets win this thing here.
    Gonna go play some poker

  68. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I don’t mind when Bruce gets them v the Braves.

    He stewed all winter about that error in the NLDS, on the redemption path now.

    Bastardo is a tough guy, Tejada worked him hard. In the end Antonio battled and got them out. He has matured, couldn’t have gotten through that when he first came up as a starter a couple years ago.

  69. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Just watch the tape recorder in Rerun’s coat.

  70. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Andrew, I’m not going to complain about McCarver this time. Fox had like 5 other games to choose from, they could have blacked us out.

    Here’s your favorite guy!

  71. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Charlie Manuel better be careful K-Fraud here likes to beat up older gentlemen

    Wait.
    the old man would lay some whip ass on this punk. I am sure of it

  72. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Did someone just allude to Fred Berry and Whats Happening on the phillies nation?

    niiiice

  73. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    In a tie game, Charlie’s using up a lot of guys early

  74. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Gload AB means using 2 guys if he can’t play the field

  75. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I was married to Shirley Hemphill in the 70s
    But I keep it hidden

  76. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Seems like every time you scratch your head it works out for charlie

    Mini mart coming in to run

  77. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Gift

  78. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Meet the Mets

    Thank god for the mets

  79. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    D Brown comes through!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Whoops there goes another rubber tree plant

  81. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Against Frod – couldn’t be sweeter

  82. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I hope Wheeler never meets K Fraud
    I dont think wheeler would fair as well as charlie

  83. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    and mini mart serves a purpose

    and theres Beltout and that wonderful WAR being worthless again!

  84. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Good call Sammy, Martinez showing some wheels.

  85. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    the Mets make me embarrassed for them

    they embarrass the sport

  86. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Charlie does it again, and I’m still scratching my head

  87. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Did Beltout think he was at a bowling alley and tried to roll that in?

    oh my this is a
    DISGRACE

    this is not a major league team

  88. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Nice too see outfielders on other teams also have no arms.

  89. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    4 singles in the ninth

  90. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Krod doesn’t finish the game, his agent won’t be happy. Nice hustle on that play at 2nd by Chase.

  91. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Can you imagine this is your team

    that doesnt even function at all

    At no point with no lead in games 9-12 any of the last 4 years did I ever respect them or give them credit.

  92. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Can we rest Madson now? Let someone else clean this up.

    • krukdriver

      May 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      I think they had Kendrick up earlier, maybe he can finish them off.

  93. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    KRod’s agent. LOL

  94. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    still a save situation

    and even if howard homered here

    the old man tends to use them once they are warmed up

  95. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    K Fraud
    has a clause

    finish 55 games and some 13 million bonus pops up for next year

    lots of disussion about them not letting him reach it

  96. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Yeah I’m sure we’ll see Madson.

  97. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    As badly as we played, Mutts are pathetic.

    Going to call my brother soon!!!!!!!

    Guess it’s Madson

  98. sse01

    May 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Thought it was more like $17.5 for KRod. Ouch

  99. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I read about the clause, I call it the Ponzi clause.

  100. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    no chance anyway

  101. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Its a player option for another year
    not a bonus and it may well be 17.5 million

    im guessing no way he gets there

    they wouldnt let it happen

  102. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    The Phils tend to win these kind of games against teams like the Mets and Senators.

    It really is nice and really helps win you 5 straight divisions

  103. Tracey

    May 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    WTF???????? Martinez, you suck.

  104. Jeff

    May 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I have been saying for ever. Madson is not a closer

  105. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Scratching my head again.

  106. Jeff

    May 27, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    mayberry should be in there

  107. Tracey

    May 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    WHEW!!!! That was a little more exciting than expected!

  108. Tracey

    May 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Mayberry is looking great. Brown is getting there. When Victorino comes off the DL, Martinez needs to go. That was awful.

  109. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    That was close LOL

    And Jeff Madson is a really good closer

  110. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Nice that Jimmy didnt throw Chase uner the bus there.
    The chemistry of this team si so huge. Maybe reason #1 they win

    If they option Martinez they have to offer him back to the Nationals
    I say I hope they take him

  111. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Chit, my feed cut out early.

    What did JRoll say, did Sarge have the balls to ask him about the pop up

  112. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I would have let Martinez go last week and kept Orr. But I guess they didn’t know that Mayberry could play CF so well.

  113. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Yes sarge asked him about the pop up
    Saying to let the kids know how to play it

    Jimmy stood up for chase. While you could tell and we all know it was Chases fault

    I am starting to come around on this team.

    Love what Brown and Mayberry being. They both need to continue to get some playing time. Brown every day and Mayberry when needed

  114. Brooks

    May 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Once again the starter did not look his best but it was good enough for a W.

    • Lefty

      May 27, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      Better than last year when they looked great and lost, right?

  115. Lefty

    May 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks, Yeah that was the right move on Jimmy’s part.
    I agree about Brown and Mayberry, speed, size and athleticism. You can teach them to hit, throw and catch, but you can’t teach raw ability.

    But when Vic is back., Mayberry may not get the PT?

    Poker tonight?, good iuck.

  116. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Yea

    Thanks for teaching me that 3-5 suited is a premium hand.

    Id like to see Mayberry in left vs lefties
    just saying

  117. Jeff

    May 28, 2011 at 1:00 am

    roy looked great. errors.

  118. Jeff

    May 28, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I just read the news on espn regarding gary carter. As I write this with tears in my eyes. All the men, women and children who fight this dreaded disease everyday, my heart and prayers go out. my friend and grandmother passed on from cancer and its just horrible. gary was such a tough ball player on the field now the fight will begin off the field. get well soon..

  119. bacardipr05

    May 28, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Mayberry an Brown are bringing some enthusiasm an speed to this club. If only we can get Mayberry to hit more we might have something here.

  120. bacardipr05

    May 28, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Funny how Dobber (Gregg Dobbs) is playing like he is Wade Boggs. The last 2 years he couldnt a pitch thrown by Betty White.

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