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Gameday 2009

Gamenight: Dodgers (22-12) At Phillies (16-14)

dodgerslogoLos Angeles Dodgers (22-12) at Philadelphia Phillies (16-14)
Randy Wolf (1-1, 2.95 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (3-2, 7.26 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Mostly sunny, 67
TV: Comcast SportsNet, ESPN
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Randy Wolf makes his second career start against his former longtime team as the Phillies meet the Dodgers for the second time in 2009.

The Phillies won game one yesterday, thanks to some slick clutch hitting by Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez, and some even slicker baserunning by Jayson Werth, tying a franchise record with four steals in the game including a swipe of home plate. Now the Dodgers will get Jamie Moyer, searching for his 250th career win yet again.

Moyer hasn’t faced these young Dodgers too much, but of those with experience, Orlando Hudson is hitting .250, and Casey Blake is hitting just .091 since 2004.

The Phillies .498 slugging percentage with runners in scoring position is best in the National League. And on the power note, last night and Sunday marked the first time since August 2008 there were no home runs hit out of Citizens Bank Park in consecutive games.

The Phillies lead all major league teams in total attendance, and are second overall in average attendance (Red Sox are first, inexplicably over 100 percent for the season).

Your gamenight beer: I’ve been needing one of these for a while: Coffee Bender. It’s a beer by Surly that – you guessed it – tastes just like alcoholic coffee. Who wouldn’t like this? Okay, besides non-coffee drinkers … For dinner, turn it upside down and make an omelet. Western.

Go Phillies!

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