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Gameday: Braves (86-65) at Phillies (77-74)

Atlanta Braves (86-65) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (77-74)

Mike Minor (9-10, 4.31) vs. Roy Halladay (10-7, 4.03)

Time: 4:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Clear, 85
Media: Twitter and Facebook

What a huge win for the Fightin’ Phils on Friday night.  They have to continue the momentum all weekend long.

This hasn’t been Roy Halladay’s best season, struggling with injuries and consistency for most of the season.  Regardless of his performance this year, it’s always good to have a guy like Doc pitch in a big game like this.  Even with his struggles, Phillies fans still have faith in Roy Halladay.

Ryan Howard has a reputation for being Mr. September, but he hasn’t quite lived up to that name this year.  But could he slowly be starting to heat up?  The Big Piece has 3 home runs in as many games.

Beck'sYour Gameday Beer – Beck’s
Beck’s, a classic German Brewery, provides tonight’s beer like a present wrapped neatly in tin foil. It’s certainly not the best German beer but it is popular and widely available. Like similar mass-produced pilsners it has that traditional rice and corn beer taste, though not has strong as a Bud or Miller product. It of course goes well with Wiener Schnitzel otherwise known as veal cutlets. – By Brian

Go Phillies!

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  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Marmeold blew save for Cubs.

    AFW is lending his support to the Cubs game as it is equaly important.

  2. Ken Bland

    September 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Cub rally in PROGRESS B9.

    The curse ends right here, right now.

  3. Manny

    September 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Ugh, Doc. Not reliable anymore.

  4. Ken Bland

    September 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I don’t know about it having to be this inning, but I don’t think it’d work to well letting Minor settle in too long. Let alone you have to be concerned about the Braves scoring more, but I’d hate to go to the 5th or 6th down like 3-10, 4-1.

    Maybe they can come right back now.

  5. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Ken Bland is the anti AFW luck wise.

    Going to the 10th in chicago.

    I am channeling the ghost of Harry Carray.

    Trust AFW

    Best Harry video on youtube.

  6. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Oh wow 3-0 Braves.

    Going forward the biggest issue the Phillies will have to overcme is that in 2011 Halladay was the best pitcher in baseball.

    He isnt even top 25 in 2012 and I dont knwo if it will improve in the future.

    Should have won a title in 2010 or 2011.


    September 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm


  8. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    @ Bart these are people.
    Even Halladay is a human and the total amount of career innings is going to take a toll.

    Ditto with Lee.

    Roy is such an all time great thoguh that there is a chance for an adjustment this off season. Although it is less likely than likely.

  9. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Cards take 5-4 lead

    Not looking good for fightins.

    If Cards win and they lose even the idle talk is over.

  10. Manny

    September 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Wow. Doc. WOW.

  11. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Doc looks old

    Cubs down to last out in Chicago.

  12. ncphilliesphan

    September 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    . . . and there goes any hope for the wild card.

  13. Ken Bland

    September 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Hell, I was thinking they were gonna have to PH for Doc this early, and he didn’t even have it to get through 2. Tough, tough day.

  14. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    WTF??? What is wrong with Doc?

  15. Whatthephuck

    September 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I cant stand when women write sports articles I can read it and tell if a woman wrote it, they suck at it, on another note… Roy halladay has become Jamie Moyer, he should just go home and wait until next year to take his team out of the game in the first inning, sac of shit

  16. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Cards win in 10.

    Its officialy over unless fightins come back.

    Ill see you guys for opening day 2013.

  17. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    September 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Rushed home from work to catch the start of the game…I’m speechless. Never thought Doc would spot the Braves a six run gain for the SECOND time this year, nor be the one to drive in the final nail on our last ditch run. Ugh!!! A six run hole is too much to ask to overcome.

  18. Whatthephuck

    September 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    In the midst of writing my post halladay gives up 4 more runs, stop calling him doc he’s more like a nurses aid now, somebody shoot this asshole

  19. betasigmadeltashag

    September 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I really think Dock needs some kind of surgery this off season, or maybe just needs to adjust his work out. Great pitchers do not just lose it this fast, I am thinking he is hurt or there is something wrong with him. The game is not on extra innings so I am just following it on line, did not see him pitch but this is just bad bad bad.
    I will have some phath that he figures something out this off season, or hoping it is just some sort of injury. and hope for a mircle come back for today

  20. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    1-2-3 inning for Horst. What the hell was wrong with Doc???

  21. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    OK, Horst stopped our bleeding, now let’s start theirs… GO FRANDSEN!!!

  22. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Whee, Ruf finally gets an AB!

  23. Manny

    September 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    We cannot afford to fall 4 games back at this point. Offense needs to come up HUGE in this one. Doc was just terrible.

  24. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Argh. Well, at least we’re on the board. Progress is being made.

  25. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Yikes… they’re bringing in Rosenberg…

  26. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    That was terrible. He should have caught that.

  27. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Unbelievable… crappy-ass Rosenberg did better than Doc. The four batters he faced, Doc put them all on base twice!

  28. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm


  29. Manny

    September 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    No. 300!! Congratulations to Howard!! What a milestone.

  30. Ken Bland

    September 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    You would look ridiculous predicting a comeback from 7-2 against a very good pen, but if the Phils can hold ’em at 7, I actually think they have a chance. And I don’t mean just to make it interesting. That’s based on do or die time, and at least fighting to the end. We’ll see. But first order of business is hold the Braves at 7.

    Nice job by RyHo to hit the 300 mark. That’s a helluva number that 4,5,and 600, let alone 7 make look small, but it’s still a tremendous achievement.

  31. Ken Bland

    September 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    So ya have the top of the lineup next inning, with the idea to be to go through the lineup twice.

    Well, that’s the goal, anyway.

    Putting RyHo’s 300 in some kinda perspective, Thome came back today, 1-6, but a key double in still another Oriole extra inning win. That club’s made a lot of experts have to order new business cards with no expert on the new one.

    Things have worked out well for Jim, though he missed a lot of time, but he said he wanted to play for a winner, and never pushed to go to the O’s in recent years when he’s bounced around. Funny how that’s worked out, even to this point. Easy club to root for. RyHo has half the homers Thome does.

  32. schmenkman

    September 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I believe Howard is the 2nd fastest to 300 in history (in games played). Hea was fastest to 100, 200, and 250.

    • Ken Bland

      September 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      I don’t care, but Kiner in 1087 games, V RyHo 1093.

      We’ll see if Howard can match Kiner’s Korner after he stops playing. That’s a more important standard to match.

  33. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I hate to agree with Beta. I think this is a first.

    But since the season is over now even for the most optimistic fan (AFW)

    Id sit Doc the rest of this year. For get about his last start or 2.

    And id look into whats wrong.

    and maybe him easing up on his body and workouts might help.

    The Braves and Nats will not win a WS.
    Of this I am sure.

    anything else in the playoffs IDK

  34. Ken Bland

    September 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Boy, did Charlie just get killed by walking Prado now. Look who’s up.

    • Ken Bland

      September 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      maybe Larry waits for the Hall induction til the Old Timers Committe votes.

      Or Luck be a Lady tonight.

      That warrants Bob Ryan level SHOCKED!

  35. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    WHEW!!! So they’re still holding at 7. We just need 1 or 2 runs an inning for the rest of the game. This can be done…


    September 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Andrew From Waldorf —- But these are just people. Everyone is entitled to a bad day. Please, Andrew, Doc needs to take the rest of the season off, like you suggested. And, now do believe that even you have more confidence in Kyle Kendrick that you have in Doc. Let’s hope he gets better for next year. Old pitchers never die, they just fade away.

    • Ken Bland

      September 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Personally, I’d like to take in some post game info before having a view on if Doc should not pitch again, but you can’t really contest Dr. AFW’s prognosis.

  37. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    crap crap crap…. No runs an inning is NOT going to get us caught up!!!

    • Ken Bland

      September 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Impressive math skills, young man.

      2 hits in 6 innings ain’t gonna get it done, either.

      • Tracey

        September 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm

        Well, we got one in the third and one in the fourth. If we continued to get one an inning without giving up any more, we would have tied it up in the 9th and won in the 10th. But now we’ve gone two more innings with no runs. The offense needs to get serious, and the defense needs to stop loading up the bases.

    • Ken Bland

      September 22, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Careful in trying to explain yourself, I got me a calculator right by my side.

      For sure, We need RUNS!!

      • Tracey

        September 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

        On that, we can agree!!!

  38. Ken Bland

    September 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Okay, here’s the deal, and I know the Phils’ll prolly lose, 7 (more?)-2 and all that, but you talk about “Why I Love the Phillies” writing material.

    Circa 1963 or so, Saturday afternoon Phillies baseball, down to the Cards, 10-2, headed to the bottom of the 9th, Phils got singles with ’em loaded at a better clip that the other night in the Apple, and cut it to 10-9, and of course, lost.

    Excellent drama, cheap thrill that it was.

    So ya hope.

  39. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Well, the good news is: Charlie has finally learned how to pull a pitcher.

  40. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    (though I’m not confident that Lindbomb will be an improvement…)

  41. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    WHEW!!! OK, time for the offense to show some signs of life.

  42. Ken Bland

    September 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Geez, if they could somehow win this game. What a fantasy. Cincy’s winning, Crew lost. Cards prolly lost Yaddie for a few days, and it’d still be 3.

    I love revisionist history.

  43. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    crap crap crap… signs of life don’t do any good if they don’t end in RUNS!

  44. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    AWWW!!! That was almost amazing… almost.

  45. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    OK, that’s definitely NOT helping

  46. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    OK, not a problem. All they have to do is get 7 runs in the 9th inning. They did that against the Mets the other day.

  47. Ken Bland

    September 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    So for the Phils in the 9th, they get 7 runs, they do it on 5 base hits, there were 3 Atlanta errors, and 2 base on balls, part of a 7 run inning that saw Ryan Howard start it with a walk, and end it with a 2 run triple.. The Phils win the ball game, 9-8, they lead the series, 2 games to none, and remain 3 games behind St. Louis, which beat the Cubs, 5-4 in 11 innings.

    If this is the only comment you are reading in this thread, my suggestion is quit while you bees ahead.

    • Tracey

      September 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Happy thoughts, happy thoughts.

  48. Tracey

    September 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Well, if you don’t count Doc’s two-inning crapfest at the beginning… Phils win 2-1!

  49. sevenseas

    September 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Doc is clearly hurt. He should not pitch again for the rest of this season. Sorry to say, today was the nail in the coffin. I appreciate the Phillies’ effort in making a run at it though! Just not our year.

    • Double Trouble Del

      September 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Just read this post after posting the identical message on the Halladay thread. Agree with you 100 percent.


    September 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    unfortunately, taps are playing at Citizens’ Bank Park this evening. Our wildcard hopes are escaping, but we are going to finish above 500. Lots to cheer about despite disappointment.

  51. Lefty

    September 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    “Halladay saw doctor yesterday. said he had mild spasms in his shoulder. no mri. believes he can finish”


  52. sportsphan

    September 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, the wild card race is now officially over. I want to thank the Phillies for making this month more exciting that I ever thought would be possible back on Labor Day weekend, but I have to finally throw in the towel. This month HAS shown me that next season is in good hands, but we just started our run too little, too late. And, by the way, if a miracle happens and I’m wrong, I will gladly dance in the streets while being pelted with Phanatic dolls! See you in April!

    • sportsphan

      September 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      I must add that next season is in good hands if everyone stays healthy and we don’t start out with two huge holes in the lineup for the first three months!!

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