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2012 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (81-79) at Nationals (96-64)

Philadelphia Phillies (81-79) at Washington Nationals (96-64)

BJ Rosenberg (1-2, 6.86) vs. Tom Gorzelanny (4-2, 2.90)

Time: 7:05 PM, Nationals Park
Weather: Rain, 68
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Washington Nationals clinched the National League East in an interesting fashion.  The Phillies did all they could by beating the Nationals, but the Braves lost, giving the Nationals the division.  With last night’s win, the Phillies are guaranteed a .500 record, but it would be nice to win the next 2 games and finish over the .500 mark.

Tonight is going to be a bullpen game, as the Phillies will start B.J Rosenberg.  Expect to see a lot of minor league call-ups, on both sides.

It’s basically a meaningless game, but there is only two games left for the Phillies.  Enjoy Phillies October baseball while you can take it.

Victory Lager

Your gameday beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest
Not only is it now October, but today, as it happens, is the 34th anniversary of the Bucky Dent home run. So in honor of a time when we felt bad for Red Sox fans, let’s throw back a seasonal Sam Adams offering. A couple interesting notes about that game: Dent only hit 40 regular-season home runs in his 12-year career, including the three-run jack off Mike Torrez in that one-game playoff. Torrez, for his part, is most famous for 1) giving up Dent’s homer, and 2) beaning Dickie Thon in 1984. However, he was the first of only four starting pitchers in the division play era to be traded and win a World Series game in the same season. The last two men to do it? Joe Blanton in 2008 and Cliff Lee in 2009. –by Michael


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  1. DCmikey

    October 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Almost went to this game. Bad weather in DC and a minor league game. Meh!!

  2. Tracey

    October 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    WHEW! I didn’t think they were going to squeak out of that one.

  3. Tracey

    October 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    WOO HOO!!! This Ruf is looking good!

  4. Billy Bob

    October 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    NA NA NA NA! NA NA NA NA! PEACE OUT LAHOOOOOOOSAHS! Tho we didnt win the division we goin to the ship! we goin to the ship! BRAVES are playoff bound while da *smirk* pills are stuck on da golf coarse! HAHA! Cant wait to win it all!!!! wasted money on ray holliday, cliff lee, bryan howard, and the rest………..HOTLANTA BABY

    • Tracey

      October 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Sorry to disappoint you, troll boy, but hardly anybody reads the gameday blog comments any more. Go troll the Facebook page. You’ll get more attention there. I know your pathetic little ego needs more attention than I can give you alone.

  5. Tracey

    October 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm


  6. Morris Buttermaker

    October 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    If you just had to choose one to cut from next year’s team, do you choose Martinez or Lindblom?

  7. Brooks

    October 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Nice response Tracey gal!
    Start with Martinez, then Lindabomb, then Mayberry…

  8. Brooks

    October 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Any more word on how much effort the Phils might put into making Ruf a legitimate outfielder? So far, this is fun to watch. This guy has a lot of power and doesnt he look like a you Bull (faster and more of a neck though)

    • Ken Bland

      October 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      as I said earlier, Luzinski should be flattered by the comparison. 🙂

    • schmenkman

      October 3, 2012 at 4:41 am

      Brooks — “Any more word on how much effort the Phils might put into making Ruf a legitimate outfielder?”

      I don’t know if anybody else mentioned this but Ruf will play in the Venezualan winter league.

      • Brooks

        October 3, 2012 at 7:25 am

        I just reviewed his minor league fielding percentage in LF – pretty darn abysmal

  9. Morris Buttermaker

    October 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    If Martinez is still on the team next year, the Phillies have not done enough to revamp their roster.

    • Ken Bland

      October 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      If Martinez is alive next year, the government hasn’t done enough work on population control.

      No offense, Mini, but that was a good setup. And you’re a bad ballplayer!

      • Morris Buttermaker

        October 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm

        Have you looked at his stats? They are atrocious. He has 18 hits on the year. 18!

  10. Lefty

    October 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Brooks, Please send me a private message. I have something for you.

  11. Brooks

    October 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Bastardo goes on that list morris

  12. Brooks

    October 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    What an F’n mess

  13. Morris Buttermaker

    October 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Yea, totally forgot about Walk-stardo. I kind of blocked him out of my mind somehow.

  14. Brooks

    October 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    OK, so Sox go up 3-1 in the top of the 9th and the Orioles won 1-0 on a Davis HR.

  15. Brooks

    October 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    This is one of the things that drives me crazy about Cholly – sometimes the leash is so short, and sometimes he just lets whoever is out there (Walktardo) just hang and hang..

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