2013 Gameday

Gameday: Mets (29-41) vs. Phillies (35-39)

New York Mets (29-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-39)

Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56) vs. Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40)

TIME: 4:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: CSN
WEATHER: 84, sunny
MEDIA: Facebook or Twitter

After another disappointing loss last night, manager Charlie Manuel was heated in his post-game press conference.  He expressed that he doesn’t know what else he can do with his lineup, acknowledging the lack of run support.  Could these words fire up the offense?  Does it give them something to prove?  We’ll find out.

After an impressive start to his major league career, Jonathan Pettibone has struggled as of late.  In his last three starts, Pettibone is 0-2 with a 6.91 ERA.  He only lasted three innings in last start against Colorado as he allowed seven runs.  Pettibone will try to get back on track today against the Mets.

Dillon Gee, today’s starter for the Mets, has horrible career numbers against the Phillies.  He has a 7.49 ERA in 39.2 innings against Philadelphia.  It may look good on paper for the Phillies offense, but they have been so  unpredictable at times.

Lineup: SS Rollins, 2B Utley, 3B M. Young, 1B Howard, LF Brown, RF Mayberry, CF Revere, C Ruiz, P Pettibone.

GO PHILLIES!

40 Comments

40 Comments

  1. Mike

    June 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    If they want to avoid a sweep, it’s a must win today. I don’t see them having success against Harvey tomorrow.

  2. sarge

    June 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Two garbage teams fighting to bottom of the scrap heap. Somebody get Dom Brown some more press.hasn’t hot a ball hard in weeks. Oh and petitions, teams done scoring for the night good luck

    • G7

      June 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Huh..This may be Sarge..need a translator..

  3. Manny

    June 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Well looks like Howard is definitely HOT right now. Great to see!

  4. G7

    June 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Atta boy Benny..manufacture with ur legs..

  5. Tracey

    June 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Oh please don’t let the bullpen blow a great start by Pettibone…

  6. Tracey

    June 22, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    unbelievable… un-effing-believable.

  7. Manny

    June 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Geeeeeeezzzzuuuuuuuussssss

  8. Tracey

    June 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    And the go-ahead run comes to the plate… the inning started 7-1 … un-EFFING-believable…

  9. Tracey

    June 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    WHEW!!! Now all we have to do is survive two more innings… yikes…

  10. DavidE

    June 22, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I believe Howard hit two homeruns off Edgin last year, one of them to win a game in the 9th inning when the Phillies were trailing.

  11. Phillies fan from Germany

    June 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Just checked the play by play data and am wondering why Pettibone grounded out to end the bottom of the 6th and then was relieved in the top of the 7th. Anybody knows why?

    • Manny

      June 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      He got injured (lower back tightness).

      • Phillies fan from Germany

        June 22, 2013 at 7:10 pm

        Serious injury or just something precautionary?

    • Tracey

      June 22, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Yeah, he would have had an easy single if he hadn’t injured himself, but he practically walked down the line. The fans booed him after he got out. He was coming out in the 7th, but they pulled him before he threw a pitch, and the fans cheered him when he left.

  12. Manny

    June 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Alright Papelbon. No more BS. Let’s finish this one.

  13. Manny

    June 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    WTFFFFFF. Ugh. 7-6 now. 2 outs to go….

    • Phillies fan from Germany

      June 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Man, every win always seems to be a struggle. And it shows in their run differential…

  14. Tracey

    June 22, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    OK Pappy: Tell me again how it’s all Charlie and the other players’ fault… tell me again about fundamentals…

  15. Tracey

    June 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Unbelievable. Un-effing-believable.

  16. Tracey

    June 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Pettibone pitched a beautiful game, and Pappy just took the win away from him.

    • G7

      June 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Benny helped with that..

  17. Manny

    June 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    YOU GOTTA BE EFFIN KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THAT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE WORST PLAYS IVE SEEN IN MY LIFE. THE COMPLACENCY. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.

  18. Phillies fan from Germany

    June 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Terrible. What happened exactly.? Can’t watch the game on TV today.

  19. hk

    June 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    This no doubles defense has to lead to more runs than it prevents. By the way, why isn’t Galvis playing 3B?

  20. Manny

    June 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    It all starts with Papelbon giving up a HR. That’s bad.

    Then M Young forgets how to field and allows Wright to reach first.

    Then a grounder goes past the infield for a single..but Dom Brown and Revere take forever to get to it.. and Wright scores from 1st on a SINGLE. Yea. Fundamentals.

  21. Manny

    June 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    FRANDSEN I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE WINS IT!!!!! I swear I was about to call it!! Hell yea!!!!!!! God. This team.

  22. Tracey

    June 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    OH BABY!!! Pinch hitting Frandsen pulls this one out of the fire!!!

  23. DavidE

    June 22, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Frandsen!!!!

  24. Phillies fan from Germany

    June 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Holy shit. Don’t know what to say about this team. It never comes easy. But FRANDSEN!!! What not to like about that guy. He always seems to get it done. Just a SOLID player!!!!!

    And today’s winner: Jonathan Papelbon. Yeah, I sure like those W-L records a lot. One of the worst stats in the sport…

    • Manny

      June 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      A true team player. His post-game comments were a breath of fresh air.

  25. Tracey

    June 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    @Phillies fan from Germany: It started with a disasterous 7th inning after Pettibone left the game with back stiffness. Stutes came in. Started with an error on Young, then Stutes gave up a walk, hit, another walk… bases loaded for DeFratus, who gave up a double. Diekman finally managed to shut the thing down but the Mets had brought the game from 7-1 to 7-5. It -was a quiet 8th, then Pappy gave up a HR to the second batter to bring the score to 7-6. Then another error on Young got Wright on base. A fly out brought it to two outs, but Murphy got a single and Wright ran all the way, scoring from first, tying the game.

  26. Phillies fan from Germany

    June 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks for the infos, guys. And good night to eveyone. Its 1:30 in the morning over here.

    • Tracey

      June 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Yikes! Now, that’s a loyal fan! 🙂

    • Manny

      June 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      12:30 in London. But gotta study for an exam… ugh. Good night!

    • c. schreiber

      June 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Fan from Germany: Where are you stationed in D…land? Retired Army here.

  27. teejvee

    June 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Let’s just say the NL East is the worst division in baseball . Wow .Mets, Phils, Nats, Marlins…gar BAJJJJJJJJJ

  28. loupossehl

    June 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    When Stutes came in I knew they had no chance.

    I just wasn’t sure who “they” was.

    What about Zambrano. I know he’s said he’s interested in a starter role only … well, I want to spend my weekends with Megan Fox only … so what. The MLB option should be presented to him as, “Do you want to pitch up here or not?”

  29. Mac

    June 23, 2013 at 2:22 am

    “Pettibone injured himself while batting early in the game. He drew boos when he didn’t run out a weak grounder, but clearly there was something bothering him as he clutched his lower back on his way back to the dugout.”

    Piss poor environment for a young player

  30. Double Trouble Del

    June 23, 2013 at 9:58 am

    On the contrary the fans expect hustle. They didn’t know that there was a physical problem. next time out they will embrace him.

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