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Gameday 2009

Gameday: Phillies (69-50) At Mets (57-65)

Philadelphia Phillies (69-50) at New York Mets (57-65)

J.A Happ  (9-2, 2.66 ERA) vs. Tim Redding (1-4, 6.53 ERA)

Time:7:25 p.m at Citi Field
Weather: Scattered T-Storms (40% chance of rain), 84
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As shown in game one of the four game series, the Mets aren’t a team to take lightly, even though they are 13.5 games out and depleted with injuries.  It’s a true rivalry, and both teams want to beat each other.

The Phillies Nation crew took a bus trip to Citi Field with 250 of our closest friends.  We bring the rain with us.  During our bus trip to D.C, the game was shortened due to rain.  At a game we attended at Citizens Bank Park, there was a rain delay.  Now,  it’s been raining most of the day in New York, with a chance of rain during game time.  Let’s hope we can get this one in.  The Phillies have enough double headers scheduled as it is.

Speaking of rain, Happ’s last start started two hours late because of it.  In that outing against the Braves, Happ pitched 7.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, but walked six.  No Phillies starter has walked a batter since Happ on Sunday.

Happ will be opposed by Phillie-killer, Tim Redding.  In the last two seasons, Redding is 3-1 with a 3.50 earned run average against the Phils.  That ERA is high– he only had one bad outing against them.  He has shut them out twice, including a one-hitter against them.

SchaeferYour Gameday Beer– Schaefer
Today is not for messing around – we’re kicking it old school on the bus ride to New York. After World War 2, Schaefer was the main beer in the NYC area and if you’re old enough, you’ll remember its jingle, “Schaefer IS THE one beer to have when you’re having more than one…” Nowadays it’s owned by Pabst and has a similar classic American lager taste. Have a few hot dogs with it. – By Brian


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