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Philadelphia Phillies (24-33) vs. Washington Nationals (29-28)

Starting Pitchers:
PHI: Kyle Kendrick (1-5, 4.21)
vs.
WAS: Doug Fister (3-1, 3.44)

Time: 4:05, Nationals Park
TV: CSN
Weather: Sunny, 81
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Tonight: The Phillies are trying not to get swept. They need to salvage a game from their NL East rival.

Lineup:  Revere CF/ Rollins SS / Utley 2B / Howard 1B / Mayberry RF/ Brown LF/ Nieves  C / Brignac 3B / Revere CF / Kendrick P

33 Comments

33 Comments

  1. Tracey

    June 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Rival? The only rival we have at this point is the Mets, competing to see which team sucks the least. And the Mets are winning.

  2. lefty

    June 5, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Yesterday I commented that Burnett was pitching pretty well, I won’t curse Kendrick today.

    • Bob

      June 6, 2014 at 6:45 am

      Burnett blows.

  3. Jeff

    June 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    If anyone is going to bat twice in the order, shouldn’t it be Utley, not Revere?

  4. Tracey

    June 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    (sigh) here we go again…

  5. Mike in NJ

    June 5, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    WOW I get home from work after running a couple errands, and it’s already game over at 4-1. We’ll be 11 games under .500 already after tomorrow

  6. Tracey

    June 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    OH BABY!!!

  7. Tracey

    June 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    So glad we held on to Dom Brown. He just got out so fast I didn’t even see it.

  8. lefty

    June 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    He’s safe IMO

  9. lefty

    June 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Nice job Diekman

  10. lefty

    June 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Utley Howard Mayberry in the 9th , here we go

    • c. schreiber

      June 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      Here we go, ?? Where?? I know to the clubhouse and eventually the bus.

  11. lefty

    June 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Uggggh- again

  12. Ken Bland

    June 5, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    As if before the Met series wasn’t challenge enough to feel good about things, the yuck just permeates through your baseball appreciation. Countless is how many ways this just sucks.

    But, the next Phillies news will at least offer a glimmer of feel good. Some kid will be excited to be drafted by the Phillies. It’ll be good to hear, even if it’s just a small step away from the grasp of the gravity sucking baseball and Phillie love out of your very heart.

    Only numbers note I have to pass along is prior to the Met series, skewed by early season scheduling though it ,might have been, the Phils had the 2nd best divisional record in NL East. Now, that record, like so much else for this club is the poorest in the division. Just brutal.

  13. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    June 5, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    …and (insert Phille player here) strikes out swinging…
    I do not know what is more pathetic: them or the fact that I keep watching and hoping for a decent effort.

  14. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    June 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Recently, Pete Rose ripped Rollins in an interview, and now Brandon Moss gives the world his take on the Phillies organization….and we got swept by the gNats. When it rains, it pours.
    http://mobile.philly.com/blogs/?wss=/philly/blogs/sports/phillies/&id=261984991

  15. lefty

    June 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Looks like it’s gonna be Freeland, at least I hope so.

  16. Andrew from Harrisburg

    June 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Can’t wait for Nola’s first no-no!

    In 2019…

    • Hogey's Role

      June 5, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Nice no-no Nola… I like it

  17. Chuck A.

    June 5, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Larry Anderson actually said today on the radio ….in the late innings when they were already down 4-2 and were poised to lose again…..that the Phils were only a “modest winning streak” away from getting back into this thing.

    Not really sure what mood-altering substance he was influenced by at the time…

    • Hogey's Role

      June 5, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Maybe he considers 15 modest?? Lol

    • schmenkman

      June 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      If the Phils win 8 in a row, and the Braves go 4-4, the Phils are within 3. That’s stretching it a bit, but could be what LA meant

    • Lefty

      June 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Just a company man doing the job for his employer I guess. A little of out of character for L.A. though isn’t it?

      • Chuck A.

        June 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm

        Yeah, usually he’s a little more blunt and realistic. That’s why he’s so good.

  18. DavidE

    June 5, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Crazier things have occurred. Remember the Mets in 73 were in last place on Labor Day and rallied. I doubt there will be a run by this team. In 2012, it was Frandsen, Kratz, Aumont and Horst who really helped the team get to the brink of contention.

    Just think how bad the Blue Jays were last year and how good they are this year. It’s a crazy game. The Tigers were 27-12 and now they are 31-25. All of a sudden, Verlander is struggling. I don’t know how things will play out. In 2006, they started dumping stars and then went on a tear. In 2012, they started dumping stars and went on a tear.

    Maybe Aaron Nola comes up in 2014. Remember how we were all down on Manship and then he has that spectacular relief appearance against the Mets.

    Suddenly John Mayberry is showing signs of life. Asche will be back. Cliff Lee will be back.

    • Lefty

      June 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

      “like”

      Not “likely”

      But “like” just the same.

  19. teejayvee

    June 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Utley’s average continues to plummer.Knees maybe?

  20. Tim in DC

    June 6, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Nice to see the philthies team playing baseball worthy of their crappy, front running fan base…

    And, thanks to your management, the suckage will continue for a long time….

    • Chuck A.

      June 6, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Right..because you Nats fans have such a great history of being so dedicated …

    • wbramh

      June 6, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Occasionally, trolls are accidentally funny – like the ones who misspell every other word and accuse someone else of being stupid. Funnier still s the troll who misses the irony behind his own crude claim.

      For the sake of our DC trolls, let’s first establish the mathematical constant that American metropolitan areas containing millions of citizens are not significantly different statistically in how they relate to their sports teams at any phase of their teams’ successes and failures. To believe differently is equivalent to believing men in Montgomery County put on their pants differently from men in Bucks County.

      The irony inherent in “Tim in DC’s” comment may be found in this second fact; that of all the sports cities in this country boasting pro franchises, the one most pointed to (right or wrong) as having a mercurial and “front-running” fan base is Washington, DC.

      One frequently offered reason for why DC’s fan base can’t hold onto its baseball franchises yet alone love them, win or lose, is generally associated with the fact that much of the population (particularly those can afford the luxury of season tickets) is in a state of flux, moving in and out of the area with each change of government, or sooner. It’s a city populated with subletters from elsewhere – the ultimate sports band-wagoners and the first to abandon the team when it stinks.

      Hence, Washington has a history of only renting its baseball team and history shows that their baseball franchise only rents Washington. Vestiges of their franchises’ limited historic glory may be found in storage trunks in Minnesota and Texas and few of those defunct teams’ fans are either still alive or still living in the MD/Northern VA area. Aging Minneapolitans will pass on stories about the great Harmon Killebrew to their grandchildren since most folks in Washington have never heard of the guy.

      Yes, the Phillies’ suck this year and may suck for a long time, but I fear Tim in DC won’t have a team in DC in not so long a time. If he’s a “loyal” Washington Nationals fan, perhaps he should start looking for sublets in San Antonio. Remember the Alamo… and forget the Nats.

      Like their predecessors, the “Washington Nationals” will someday become a trivia question.

      • Chuck A.

        June 6, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        Eloquently put!

      • Tracey

        June 6, 2014 at 10:26 pm

        I think Cincinnati just out-did us for crappy fans. Their team losing 7-0, they booed their team for getting the last Phil out by a fly ball (instead of a strike out), because the 11th strike out would have earned the people in attendance a free pizza. Classy. But you won’t be hearing that one on the news 40 years from now.

      • Andrew from waldorf

        June 7, 2014 at 12:19 am

        Dc fans are the absolute worst in sports.

        Every year the Redskins are winning the super bowl and now every year the Nationals are winning the WS.

        They even employ horrible announcers to play to the stupidity of their fan base.

        I am very rough on the Phillies and have been for years.

        But I live in DC and I know these fans.

        They are the lowest in America as far as understanding their sports.

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