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Gameday 29: Nationals vs. Phillies

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Philadelphia Phillies (14-14) at Washington Nationals (17-13)Nationals

Starting Pitchers:
PHI: Roberto Hernandez
vs.
WAS: Gio Gonzalez

Time: 3:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: CSN
Weather: Partly sunny, 64
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Tonight:

Cole Hamels has been scratched because of the flu as the Phillies try for the series win over the Nationals. This may seem like a small victory, but all wins are big against divisional opponents. With Hernandez, however, it means that the bullpen will likely be involved for at least a few innings today.

Lineup:

Revere CF / Rollins SS / Utley 2B / Byrd RF / Howard 1B / Ruiz C / Mayberry LF / Nix 3B / Hernandez P

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Tracey

    May 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    JRoll’s triple: I’m glad it worked but… YIKES!

  2. Tracey

    May 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    You know, I’m not crazy about this replay thing because it slows the game down.

    But I like the fact that it’s forcing the umpires to get more clear definitions of things. Does the ball have to be all the way in the glove for an out or doesn’t it? I don’t think rules like that were ever clear before, but they’re getting there.

  3. Tracey

    May 4, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Ruh roh… bullpen is threatening to blow another one…

  4. Tracey

    May 4, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    WHEW!!!

  5. Tracey

    May 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Crapelbum to the rescue?

  6. Tracey

    May 4, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Woo hoo! Phils win!!! Play them off, Harry!

  7. Hogey's Role

    May 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Whew nice job papelbon!!! Go phillies!!!

  8. DavidE

    May 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I guess you weren’t expecting Hernandez to pitch a shutout with the help of the bullpen. Although I think Amaro has made a lot of bad moves with the team, he seems to have made some decent moves this winter in acquiring Burnett, Byrd and Hernandez. I am actually pleased with the 15-14 record as I wasn’t optimistic about the team after last year and after the Grapefruit League. This team looks like it may be able to compete for the NL East.At this point, I see the Phillies as a 15 to 1 shot to win the division but that’s a lot better than it looked when the season started.

    • loupossehl

      May 4, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      I’d add one more name to your list of Burnett, Byrd and Hernandez — Ben Revere. Granted it’s going back a year to do so — and it’s way too early to project a year’s performance over the encouraging but early results from the other three. Nevertheless, when you consider that right now the four of them look like bona fide “players”, and you factor in what the Phillies gave up to acquire them — one is tempted to “go heretic” (at least around here) and say that the front office has done a really good job, working as it has to with almost no trading “chips” to play.

      The runaway Braves have come back down to earth. If Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez were to shape up, you’d have to give one more “attaboy” to Amaro, and the NL East, from the Phillies’ perspective, could get pretty interesting.

  9. PaMikeyDC

    May 5, 2014 at 9:11 am

    @Lou, I def agree w you about MAG- wouldn’t it be awesome if he can pitch this season for us. Thank Goodness we reduced his salary. What a dumb mistake that would have been (his orig deal).

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