Philadelphia Phillies – Moyer Chummed The Marlins

Tonight the ageless Jamie Moyer pitched 8 innings allowing only 2 hits and 1 walk while bedazzling the Marlins into a Phillies victory.  Moyer was able to clinch his 7th win of the season improving his record to 7-3 which ties him for 8th place with the likes of Johan Santana and Kyle Lohse in the N.L. for wins in 2008.  The Phillies offense tonight started to show signs of life once again with 11 hits, but they left 10 runners on base (L.O.B.).  The Phils were able to capitalize 2 runs on a pitch thrown in the dirt in the 6th inning by the Marlin’s starter Scott Olsen with the final score being a shutout 3-0.  Brad Lidge was able to record his 18th save with a scoreless 9th inning while improving his ERA to 0.93.  I would also like to thank the Marlin’s fans on brightorangeseats.com , waxheaven.com , and fortheloveofbaseball.com for dealing with my banter over the past several days.  The Phillies are now headed off to St. Louis to play the Cardinals in a 3 game series with Kyle Kendrick (4.87 ERA) taking the mound against Todd Wellemeyer (2.93 ERA).

Don’t forget to vote for Pat “The Bat” Burrell at MLB.com or Phillies.com.  Let’s not forget to also talk up Jamie Moyer for the All Star game remember he is 45 yrs old with a lot of heart . . . . . .

 

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Philadelphia Phillies – Swimming With The Fishes

The Philadelphia Phillies lost tonight 6-2 against the Florida Marlins by a walk-off grand slam issued by Tom Gordon.  Cole Hamels recorded a season high record of 13 strikeouts, but was denied a win due to the longballs and Tom Gordon’s inability to shutdown the Marlin’s offense.  He entered the game in the 9th inning and surrendered 2 walks along with 2 hits including the monsterous drive by Florida’s 2nd baseman Dan Uggla whom currently went 0-3 against Hamels.  Gordon has now raised his ERA to 5.19 as the set-up man in Phillies bullpen.  The Phillies offense tonight was silenced by the young Florida southpaw Andrew Miller who gave up 4 hits over 7 innings and only 1 earned run.  The Phils did make a run for it in the top of the ninth inning were they tied the game and had a opportunity to seal the deal until Jayson Werth put on a squeeze play with 2 outs and bases loaded.  Unfortunately he was unable to place the bunt closer to the 3rd baseman and was thrown out at 1st base ending the game by Kevin Gregg the Marlin’s closer.  Tonight the Phils crafty left hander Jamie Moyer (4.56 ERA) will take the mound in search of his 7th win against Florida’s Scott Olsen (3.44 ERA).  Next the Phillies are headed off to St. Louis to have a 3 game series against the Cardinals whom are missing Albert Pujols.

Philadelphia Phillies – Scalping the Competition

The Philadelphia Phillies finished up a 3 game series at Turner field in which they tomahawked the Atlanta Braves into submission.  Ryan Howard went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI’s by clubbing 3 doubles on Sunday’s game.  Shane “the Flying Hawaiian” Victorino also went 3 for 5 with 1 RBI allowing the Phightins to win over the Braves in a 6 to 3 decisive victory.  The Phillies left their boomsticks in the dug-out and putting to rest any question of their ability to manufacture runs without the longball.  Adam Eaton pitched well giving 6 full innings, but Chad Durbin received the win.  Brad Lidge was also able to achieve his 17th save since moving with the Phillies which ties him for 1st in the National League and for 4th in MLB for 2008.  The Phillies have the day off tomorrow and then they move onto Florida for the 2nd stage of their road trip.  The Phillies will be looking to fill their stringer full of wins against the Marlins to increase their 3.5 game lead.  Brett Myers (5.13 ERA) will be starting on Tuesday in search of his 4th win of the season.  He will be facing against the right-handed hurler Ricky Nolasco (5.05 ERA) while the Phils are looking to draw closer to Jimmy Rollins’ 100 game prediction.  Go Phightins !!

Philadelphia Phillies – Dancing with Destiny

The greatest show on Earth has just rolled into town.  No, I am not referring to the circus, but the endearing Philadelphia Phillies.  Tonight the Phillies once again claimed their righteous spot on the throne on top of the N.L. East chart ahead of the floundering Florida Marlins.  The Phils trebbled their way through to claim 2 out of 3 from the Marlins with help tonight from Jenkins and Utley’s longballs.  Pat Burrell also contributed with a 2 run double which clinched it for the Phillies in the 7th inning.  Jamie Moyer claimed his 6th victory of 2008 by keeping the Phils in the game long enough for the clinch hitting offense to kick into gear.  Brad Lidge was his usual “Light’s out Lidge” tonight claiming his 13th save for the Phightins.  The Phillies are going into tommorow with a 4 game series against the Reds to finish the 10 game homestand at Citizen Bank Park.  Go Phils !