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Gameday 2009

Gameday: Marlins (57-53) At Phillies (61-47)

Florida Marlins (57-53) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-47)

Josh Johnson (10-2) vs. Jamie Moyer (10-8, 5.55 ERA)

Time: 1:35 p.m at Citizens Bank Park 
Weather: Rain, 81
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The Phillies need to avoid the sweep against the Florida Marlins.  A loss would cut their lead in the division to just four games.

The offense has struggled, especially with runners in scoring position.  It will not be an easy task against Josh Johnson.  In his last start, Johnson had one bad inning against the Washington Nationals.  He gave up four consecutive hits before recording an out and the Marlins ended up losing. Overall he has a 3.66 career ERA against the Phillies.

The Phillies have their fisherman, Jamie Moyer on the mound. Moyer pitched seven shutout innings against the Fish in July.  While the rotation and Moyer’s future remains up in the air, Moyer is 13-2 with a 2.83 ERA against the Marlins in his career.

Old Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner
Your Gameday Beer– Old Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner
We’re back in America for tonight’s beer, Dover, Delaware to be precise. It’s the perfect ending to a tour of European brews. It’s a Czech-style Pilsner that’s perfect for summer – hoppy, earthy character with citrus notes. Some fresh sushi goes well with this one. – By Brian


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