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Aug
18
2010
August 17 Game Recap: Phillies 9, Giants 3
Posted by at 12:16 am ET 164 Comments

Roy Oswalt and Carlos Ruiz helped spoil Pat Burrell’s return to Citizens Bank Park, as the Phils used 13 hits to drop the San Francisco Giants in the first game of the series to take sole possession of first place in the National League Wild Card.

After a nice ovation from the sold out crowd, Burrell promptly blasted a solo homer to give the Giants a 2-0 lead in the first, which would be the high point of his evening, as starter Barry Zito would give up four runs over five innings in the loss.

Jimmy Rollins started the scoring for the Phils with a two out, two run single in the fifth, followed by two more on the strength of a two run double from Shane Victorino an inning later to give the Phillies the lead.

They piled on five more in the bottom of the eighth, with the big hit coming from Carlos Ruiz, who lined a bases loaded double to put them up by three.

With this win, the Phils seized first place atop the National League Wild Card – their first sole possession of first place since May 29th, when they lead their division.

They’ll look to expand their lead on Wednesday, when Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.69) takes on Matt Cain (9-9, 3.11).

Roy Oswalt (W, 8-13) allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings, while striking out seven.

Jimmy Rollins went 2 for 5 with a run and three RBIs.

Placido Polanco went 4 for 5 with a run.

Jayson Werth went 1 for 4 with a double (39) and a run.

Shane Victorino went 2 for 4 with a double (18), a stolen base (23) and two RBIs.

Mike Sweeney went 1 for 3 with a run.

Carlos Ruiz went 1 for 3 with a double (20) and two RBIs.

Barry Zito (L, 8-7) allowed four runs on eights in five innings. He walked one and didn’t strike out a batter.

Pat Burrell went 1 for 4 with a homer (11) and an RBI.

Jose Guillen went 2 for 4 with a homer (1) and an RBI.

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  • TonyIsDynamic

    Awesome win. AND RUNS! LOTS OF THEM!

  • Jupiter’s Rings

    Good fucking game. Now we’re just one Howard away from our original line up. Sweet.

  • I went to K-Mart and saw Mike Williams and John Lennon looking at Pampers

    Yay!
    Now we have to beat somebody as big as Blanton!!!

  • I went to K-Mart and saw Mike Williams and John Lennon looking at Pampers

    Oh wait, 15 pounds less than Blanton.

  • Brian

    Why didn’t the Phils go Oswalt-Hamels-Halladay for this series?

    Hamels and Halladay can certainly handle going on 4 days rest for a series this important…

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    The Phillies are not about to start working their pitching staff like it’s the playoffs in mid August. Too many games yet to be played to be doing that. The sense of panic would be obvious to the players, and they still need Blanton and Kendrick to perform well the rest of the way so why give them any doubt in their abilities now?

  • James Fayleez

    @Brian – did you honestly suggest breaking up PEANUT CHEWS’s routine?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    if the bats are working, we can get through this with Sloppy Joe and 5th Starter.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AdamEaton21 Adam Eaton

    Are you serious Brian?

  • 85

    So glad they ended up pounding Zito. Man do I hate watching him pitch. If you want to pitch like Jamie Moyer, then gaddammit you had better be as old as Jamie Moyer. 90mph or GTFO.

  • Brian

    Are you serious Brian?

    Uh, yeah. Why exactly is that such a crazy question?

  • http://www.firerubenamaro.net Phylan

    @Brian – did you honestly suggest breaking up PEANUT CHEWS’s routine?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Hahahaha yeah he probably couldn’t handle it because he’s a girly man doggie backpack liberty two ad. Go back to 610.

  • Chief Zimmer

    “Uh, yeah. Why exactly is that such a crazy question?”

    Again…is that a serious question?

    Other than what has already been mentioned above, the Phils play 23 games in the next 22 days. Now is not the time for skipping starts. You hope you don’t have to have a sport starter come in and throw a game — and you want to skip a start?

    Even Adam Eaton knows that.

  • Chief Zimmer

    ^”spot starter,” not “sport starter”

    FAIL.

  • http://www.firerubenamaro.net Phylan

    Anyway, Brian, I see what you’re going for, but if they want to skip a start after an off-day, it should be Kendrick when they have the chance. Charlie clearly doesn’t want to do that, though.

  • spacecoyote

    Their numbers grow fewer every start, Phylan.

  • I went to K-Mart and saw Mike Williams and John Lennon looking at Pampers

    There’s a 220 innings, below 20HR allowed, sub 4 ERA still in Blanton………in his stomach.

  • http://www.firerubenamaro.net Phylan

    Joe Blanton ate Jared Weaver? nooooooo

  • http://www.twitter.com/AdamEaton21 Adam Eaton

    Chief Zimmer FTW.

    That’s too much to type Brian. Just read what he wrote.

  • Greenman!

    where the fuck is this website hosted at now?

  • stickaforkin’em

    it’s being hosted in meech’s basement, best i can tell

  • Brian

    Fair enough, fair enough. You are correct, and I’ve been summarily chastized!

  • Tyson

    Hopefully this server is more reliable than the last. Or at least more reliable than Danys Baez.

  • Greenman!

    I think they were running it off Danys Baez’ personally owned web server

  • http://www.firerubenamaro.net Phylan

    Lincecum is a pretty cool guy:

    PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Tim Lincecum(notes) went to extreme measures to please some autograph seekers.

    The two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner stood on a trash can, reached over the dugout and signed baseballs and other items for young fans before San Francisco’s 9-3 loss at Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

    Players inside the dugout who choose to sign autographs usually get items handed to them from a security guard standing on top of the dugout. But the 5-foot-11 Lincecum got a boost from the red can and spent several minutes signing for an appreciative crowd.

  • http://www.TheFightins.com Dash Treyhorn

    To come to the defense of Brian, it’s not a terrible idea to skip Blanton’s start in favor of having Oswalt, Hamels, and Halladay lined up for San Francisco. Really, the Phillies need to put themselves in the best possible position to win this series, which they accomplish by lining up their starters.

    This is one of the final few series of the season that will give the Phillies an opportunity to directly impact their fate in 2010. The only two come in the final two weeks of the season when the Phils play six games against the Atlanta Braves.

    Setting up the pitching for the series against the Giants would have been no problem at all, and there is plenty of opportunities (barring a rain out) between now and the end of September to stack the rotation against the Braves.

    Even though the Phils to play 23 games in 22 days, they won’t actually need a sixth starter until the September 6th double header against the Marlins. By then the rosters will have expanded, making it no problem at all to give a start to Worley or Carpenter or whoever.

    I’ll actually be making a post on this in the next day or so, and you fine folks were the impetus for that.

  • Brian

    Dash,

    I knew the idea couldn’t be that friggin’ crazy! Why waste a Halladay start against the Nationals when he can start the third game against the Giants, which could possibly be the series rubber match?

    Let Kendrick and Blanton throw against the Nats over the weekend.

    Where’s the problem there???

  • http://www.firerubenamaro.net Phylan

    Plus, it’s not like it would’ve put Halladay/Hamels on short rest, just not extra rest. I still say I’d rather skip Kendrick’s starts than Blanton’s when the opportunity arises though.

  • Giants Announcers said that wasn’t a balk….

    Every series is an oppurtunity to directly impact their fate. A month from now, yeah, I’d say line up the big guns. But not now. It’s not time for that yet.

    Cheeseburger Joe on the hill tonight….let’s hope he’s locating his Baconator.

  • Greenman!

    Well the Braves are trying to get Derek Lee, can’t say I’m too worried about it.

  • Fat Joe Blanton

    Don’t worry guys, I could phone this one in! Just wrapping up my lunch at Wendy’s…the usual…Triple Banonator with cheese, extra large fries and a coke. Just in line now to get my large Frosty — and another Triple Baconator with cheese — for the ride down to the ballpark.

  • 85

    If Blanton had one pitch that was actually working this season, I would find immeasurable joy in calling it the Baconator.

    One day…

  • spacecoyote

    I find it hard to believe this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_Explosion) isn’t your game day meal, Joe.

  • Kim Batiste

    Braves get Derek Lee. We got Utley back and soon Howard. I think we win.

    And it’s still too early to skip anyone. Team has 23 games in 22 days. That’s a rough stretch. Days off in September will give them a better opportunity to skip Kendrick and/or “The Big Round Man on the Mound”.

  • http://www.TheFightins.com Dash Treyhorn

    @Giants Announcers said that wasn’t a balk…. What I meant was that, against the Giants or the Braves, the Phillies can have immediate impact on their place in the races. Against the Nats or Mets or whoever else, they can only impact their place in the standings if the teams ahead of them lose. That’s not to say that the other series are less important, but given the fact that they were tied with the Giants for the Wild Card lead, it makes the most sense to throw the big guns at them.

    With just over a month to go, it is absolutely the time to get everything lined up to make a run. Again, there is plenty of time to get it set for the final six games against the Braves, but there is no reason for them not to set it up to pitch Oswalt, Hamels and Halladay against the Giants.

  • Undocorkscrew

    @Kim….

    Braves get Derek Lee AND Martin Prado, who went 3-4 in his return last night. And Lee’s been great since the All-Star break and the Braves aren’t giving up anything for him. Not much risk there. If his back gives out, just stick Glaus back at 1B. It’s not like they weren’t winning with him in the lineup already….

    I like the move. It’s looking more and more likely that both the Braves and Phillies make the playoffs, which would be awesome.

  • http://www.cranktexts.com Adam Eaton

    I like that baconator shit. “I want to go to wendy’s with Joe Blanton in Todd Herremans van with Lou Williams driving and Andy Reid navagating” is going to be the name of my new blog.

  • Kim Batiste

    Derek Lee has been on a tear but Raul did the same. Every player has good streaks. I still say the leadership that Utley brings is bigger than anything the Braves can add.

    And yes, both will make the playoffs. I’m loving the fact the Reds have a 2gm lead over the Cards as well. No Carpenter/Wainwright to worry about in the playoffs would be great. Do the Padres and Reds really scare anyone?

  • Crocks

    It sounds like the Braves and the Cubs are already past this point now with Derek Lee, but can someone please clear up the way the waiver process works for me?

    I know teams that are below the Braves in the standings can block them from getting players by simply claiming any of those players for themselves. Then they could either withdrawal their claim, or actually work out a trade to acquire the player/s. So my question is why wouldn’t a team in the Phils position block any and every player that the Braves could possibly be interested in? Is there any penalty for withdrawing a claim?

  • Kim Batiste

    The team that claims him could get stuck with the contract. They don’t have to work out a deal. Happened with Alex Rios last year. Toronto dumped contract on the White Sox

  • Undocorkscrew

    @Kim

    Yes, Lee could easily revert to his 1st-half play, but again, there’s little risk for the Braves. They aren’t giving up anything of value for him. I think Wren is banking on Lee being motivated playing for a contender mixed with the fact that this is a contract year for Lee.

    And getting Utley and Howard back is better for the Phillies than the Braves getting Prado back and acquiring Lee, most likely. I agree. But don’t underestimate what Martin Prado brings to this club, especially in a run-producing spot like the #3 hole. Infante is hitting over .340, and he’s Chipper’s replacement. Both these teams have improved over the past couple of days.

  • Kim Batiste

    Both are very much improved. Both are more than likely heading to an October NLCS showdown. Then who the hell knows…..

  • Crocks

    Oh so they can’t just withdrawal their claim; or i guess the Cubs would have to allow them to withdrawal it?
    Makes sense then cus the Cubs top priority probably isn’t getting something in return for Lee, but dumping his salary…

  • Bozo

    Domonic Brown in the header! Whoo!

  • Evergreenmachinery

    Howard/Polanco>Lee/Glaus

  • 85

    Lee was hot the past few days, then his back flared up for the 432nd time and he hasn’t played this week and likely won’t for the next few days. He’s an upgrade from what they have, but it’s not like they just swung the McGriff trade again.

    I’m still not worried. We haven’t played with a full deck in months and we’re still close enough to know what they had for lunch.

  • Tom P
  • Greenman!

    Derrek Lee is going to rip his back in half, fall over and crush Omar Infante.

  • Undocorkscrew

    @44…

    Why are you comparing the Phillies 1B and 3B combo to the Braves potential starting 1st baseman and backup 1st baseman?

    Shouldn’t it be Utley/Howard>Prado/Lee? If so, I agree.

    And the Braves wouldn’t bother with this trade if they didn’t think Lee’s back was healthy enough….

  • Bozo

    You guys remember when Glaus was getting his cock sucked and was being named MVP?

  • Bozo

    Undo is the master of passive aggressiveness

  • Undocorkscrew

    @Bozo….

    I prefer it to the senseless ‘My team is better than your team based on some idiotic generalization about the city your team plays in and their fanbase’ arguments. Those are pretty boring.

    And no, I don’t remember that.

  • Evergreenmachinery

    I was making the assumption that Glaus would be moved back to third if the Braves got Lee… not that it would matter if it was Glaus or Infante at third…

  • Undocorkscrew

    @Evergreen….

    No way in hell Glaus is moved back to 3B. Guy can barely walk. If the Lee trade is completed, Glaus will likely be DL’d until September. There’s an outside chance he can be productive if given some extended time off.

    And Infante will be playing 2B, Prado 3B. And don’t act as if Polanco is better than Prado….Howard is clearly better than Lee, but I’d take Prado over Polanco any day. Also, Infante even has a higher OPS than Polanco does.

  • James Fayleez

    C’mon Phylan, “go back to 610?”

    Do you think Charlie will bust up Cole’s routine? Really?

    You saw when the ball came flying towards his gonads how Charlie, Dubee, two cops, a firefighter, six EMT’s and a St. Bernard ran out on to the field to see if he was okay?

    You saw that, right?

  • Greenman!

    Polanco is really shitty with his 325 BA, SO TERRIBLE!

  • Evergreenmachinery

    And leading the NL in BA…

  • Morandini’s Triple Play

    Greenman, you should know better. I’m sure there’s some Sabermetric stat that will tell you how meaningless BA is. All those hits are offset by the extra money the team spends on extra large hats or something.

  • will.H

    the time to skip starts is mid september, not mid august. Only way Charlie skips Blanton is if he pitches horribly the next few weeks.. and really, are we rooting for that? I’d love if they skipped a start.. believe me i want to maximize hallidays potential.. but we really want the 2 best phillies of 2010 pitching on 4 days rest with 40-some games to go?

    I hate babying major leaguers.. but let’s keep it as is until it’s a necessity rather than a luxury.

  • Undocorkscrew

    @Greenman….

    Seriously? I merely said that I’d take Prado over Polanco at this point. I’m not saying Polanco isn’t a good player or not having a good season.

  • TonyIsDynamic

    Just noticed the awesome Oswalt graphic on top of the page.

  • Greenman!

    I do think the extra large hats increase their batting average, Polly needs a really big one after all.

  • Adamr14

    and the Dom Brown one

  • will.H

    polanco is a gold glover competing for the batting title. prado is having a season out of the thin blue sky. prado is good, but i can’t see your clear cut decision for prado over polanco. i guess we’re all homers at heart.

  • lulz

    What the fuck is a polanco? Lol

  • http://www.twitter.com/swiftonsports Swift

    Derrick Lee to the Braves for three pitching prospects. Ken Rosenthal reports it’s a done deal.

  • Ken Rosenthal

    I EAT COCK

  • Eric

    Yea you don’t skip starts in this kind of stretch. It only is debatable because of the opponent, but you just have to roll with what you have. Idea is to win series, and if you can take the 3rd game with Blanton pitching, great.

    GO SIXERS

  • Greenman!

    Ew sixers? don’t bring those bad vibes in here

  • Blantons BPIP

    Shut the fuck up, Eric!

  • Greenman!

    by the way any one remember that NLDS game between where Lee went like 2-17? have fun with that

  • Greenman!

    between Cubs and Dodgers that is, 2 years ago

  • Bozo

    Two and a half men as pregame brings smiles, laughs, and erections.

  • Crocks

    Well he’s obviously gonna improve their team (D. Lee). He’s had stretches where he’s been unstoppable at the plate although it hasn’t been that way lately… and he’s still an excellent first baseman.

  • Chipper Jones

    Ryan Howard> Lee
    Chase Utley> Infante
    Jimmy Rollins > Gonzales
    Placido Polanco>Prado
    Chooch>McCann
    Raul Ibanez> Hinski/Diaz
    Shane Victorino>Cabrera/Ankiel
    Jason Werth> Heyward

    Phillies>Braves

    This is why I quit and went home early.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Why would Blanton and or Kendrick be a better choice to pitch against Wash.?

    Doesn’t Wash. at least have somethinf resembling an offense?

    SF has been struggling to score runs all year and will continue to do so.

    No keep the rotation stable and play like everygame means something.

    Win 2 of 3 from here on out and we’ll all meet on Broad Street come Oct/Nov.

  • TonyIsDynamic

    Not feeling too good about this one.

  • TonyIsDynamic

    Chooch > McCann

    Yeah. I love Chooch but….no.

  • Undocorkscrew

    @will….

    It’s actually not out of the thin blue sky. He’s always been a good player, just recently got a full-time position. Look at what he’s done since the break last year when handed the 2B position. His numbers were solid prior to that, although with strictly utility playing time.

    @Crocks….

    The .900+ OPS since the break for Lee is encouraging, although I’m not expecting that the rest of the way through. But this is a contract year for him and he’s now on a contender, so Wren is banking on him using that as motivation I suppose. Little risk, as the return wasn’t anything special. Lopez has upside, but the Braves have plenty of depth in the minors with starting pitching.

  • Bozo

    Morgan, Zimmerman, Dunn, Desmond, Willingham, and theres a few other good offensiveplayers the Nats have. Probably better than the Braves lineup.

  • Undocorkscrew

    Morgan is having a bad year. Zimmerman is great. Dunn is having a great year. Willingham is likely going to the DL, Desmond only hits against the Braves, and there are no other good offensive players they have, unless you’re scared of Morse and Willy Harris.

  • TonyIsDynamic

    God fucking damn it Blanton.

  • Bud

    He threw him the ole baconator

  • TonyIsDynamic

    Also, anyone else sick of the Braves talk on this blog, even if it’s a non-troll like Undocorkscrew? We’re in the middle of a cotdamn pennant race. I don’t want to hear about the dynamics (hur durp) of the Braves pitching staff, or Alex Gonzales’ OPS.

    I DON’T. CARE.

  • JAL88

    and Blanton gives up the lead off homer

  • Undocorkscrew

    @Tony….

    Well, tell your fellow Phillies fans to stop bringing them up then. Unless that is what you’re doing here….

    ‘We’re in the middle of a cotdamn pennant race.’

    Uhh……with the Braves, correct? So it’s only natural they’re brought up…..

  • Joe Blanton

    I survived the thirst inning! Now to take care of the hunger inning….

  • Bozo

    Mainly sick of the Braves trolls trying to suck their cock

  • Crocks

    Yeah I just enjoy rational baseball talk. Undocorkscrew usually brings that to the table. Besides the Braves just made a pretty serious trade. Don’t worry Tony, it’s still a Phillies blog…

  • http://www.twitter.com/swiftonsports Swift

    Wasn’t an absolutely terrible inning from Blanton… only one run surrendered. Maybe he’ll settle in now that he’s past the first. Still, people will blame BABIP for every struggle he has. “Baaaaaabip” go the Sheeple.

  • Ryan

    GO NATS!!!

  • fuck espn

    yeah, let’s talk some more about how polly doesn’t strike out…
    fuck you guys

  • Ryan

    Damn overeager crowd/announcers…

  • Milksteak

    Tom McCarthy literally NEVER knows if the ball is a homerun or an out. NEVER.

  • Bozo

    Werth just missed that

  • TonyIsDynamic

    IT’S HIGH AND PRETTY DEEP, HE LOOKS BACK AND YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT THAT IT’S GONE!!!!!!!

    I mean caught and it wasn’t even on the warning track.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    I know this is going back to a much older post in the day, but I made the Bacon Explosion once and IT. WAS. FANTASTIC!

  • Bozo

    How do you eat it? Platter or sandwich?

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    I also have to say that the D Lee trade does cause an eyebrow to raise. It just means that now they have Glaus off the bench (not great, I know, but dude can still hit) and Lee is no slouch. I wouldn’t wish injuries on any team with what we’ve gone through this year, but I can still wonder if Lee’s back problems could lead to a backiotomy.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Platter. You cut that fucker up and good lord. Takes forever to make, and weaving the bacon was probably one of the more disgusting things I’ve done with food….

  • Bozo

    What the fuck Blanton. Take some pitches.

  • Philly Phever

    OMG Huff is stealing!! oh…uhh..nevermind that was the final out…

    man between listening to tmac and wheels or espn…theres just no good choice

  • Bozo

    Hey Undo, how about that Nats lineup

  • game5

    Yea Jimmy!

  • Bozo

    Good job getting J-Roll in, gotta score with a man on 3rd less than two outs.

  • Bud

    CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH!
    I love how that is his nationally recognized nickname now

  • Frank Lucas

    My man.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Chooch. Are you for real man? Seriously? I may have to get my Ruiz jersey order in now….

  • will.H

    phillyfaninchi, i’ve had one for a while now. I have chooch and charlie. my chubs

  • Frank Lucas

    My man!

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    JIMMMMMYYYYYYY

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    @ will.h- “my chubs”…….I’m not sure really what to think about that considering I only have one “chubs” in my life…

  • Bud

    Its been said before but please Jimmy hit a double so I can stop hearing about David Frickin Bell!

  • Bozo

    CHOOOOOOOOOOOCH

    Jimmy making a statement.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    @ Bud – If he hits another HR then he’d have the Joe Morgan cycle. I love how every time there is someone close to the cycle Jim Miller will ask Joe Morgan if he ever hit for the cycle, and Morgan always get’s pissed and says how he missed the cycle because he hit too many home runs and how it’s better.

    IMO, I could care less about the cycle. It’s such a singular stat that really has absolutely no outcome on a game.

  • will.H

    phillyfaninchi,

    my chubby pals

  • Jon Weeks Booth

    Holy fuck, Werth. Swing at everything, why don’t you?

  • will.H

    hopefully Jess doesn’t marry him

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Benjie Molina hit for the cycle nuf said.

    It’s just interesting cause it doesn’t happen all that often yet often enough that there’s always a chance. If that makes ant sense at all.

    @ Dash Treyhorn= save those pearls of wisdom my Phillie fan friend. Why would we want to waste a perfectly good Halladay outing when we got a seriously “HEAVY” B dealing baconators?

    Alright Burrell your treading on Barajasville, no more HR per game avg against the Phillies.

  • Eric

    118 I disagree with your entire post. Don’t know what Molina doing it has to do with anything. Nobody is claiming it to be relevant to anything, it’s just fun. Also, why can’t we laugh and applaud at a Burrell dinger when we’re up 5-1? He’s not on the Mets terrorizing us 18 times a year. If the dude wants to hit a meaningless dinger here and there, I’ll always get a kick out of it. And since some of your assholes are gonna point it out: I know the game isn’t over, but a dinger in a 5-1 game is harmless at that time anyway.

  • Bozo

    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuurbin

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    @119 What a coincidence I disagree with your entire post as well.

    If Benjie Molina can do it how hard can it be to do?

    No comment on my second point so ….

    No comment on my third point so….

    The Burrell comment was posted in jest take breath and have fun.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Glad to see Uts learned not to slide head first while he was out.

  • KGB

    What the hell was Lincecum just doing?? Good lord that was disgusting!

    RAAAAAUUUUULLLL!

  • Morandini’s Triple Play

    Comparing Barajas and The Bat is not cool. Don’t make Pat come over there. He’ll take your wife and screw your dog…..or something like that.

  • Bozo

    Insurance

  • will.H

    dubbes, the cycle happens a few times a year.. it’s rare. I don’t care if clare danes hits the cycle.. its tough. bobby estelella hit 3 homeruns in one game.. but we get boners if Ryan Howard does it. Mark Whitten hit 4.. so did Babe Ruth. All get credit.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    KGB I was this close to asking that same question. He appeared to blow his nose into his hand then gave it a look to see if there was anything there he lked. Then he licked the whole hand clean. Well they don’t call him the freak for nothing.

  • Adamr14

    Zimmerman struck out, and he and Riggleman were ejected…. I’m just gonna assume the Braves got a call

  • pat’s bat

    Barajasville, hmmm……. isn’t that near Helmsburg?

  • Morandini’s Triple Play

    I’m warning you……don’t rile Pat up.

  • http://www.inphillywetrust.blogspot.com joe wade (IPWT)

    did pat just call that ump a “butt fucker”?

  • Morandini’s Triple Play

    And Pat would know. He would know.

  • Ryan

    @Adamr14
    Good Lord, go to Gameday and look at the second pitch in the at-bat McCann just had. The Braves must have lucked out on a call if the ump’s gonna screw up that badly.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Pat doesn’t scare me I’ve got pictures of him naked with Aubrey Huff’s mom.

  • Bud

    Holy shit!

  • Morandini’s Triple Play

    If you ask nicely, he’ll autograph them for you.

  • KruksLeftNut

    Now thats some Brownian motion!!!

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    HAHAHAHA SARGE couldn’t even talk!!!! Unreal. Congrats Dom B

  • Jon Weeks Booth

    BOOM!

  • will.H

    d.brown strong like bull

  • epiphany1

    @KGB I thought I was seeing things cause I have been drinking./ But it snotted in his hand and licked it. I guess thats why they call him freak.

  • KGB

    Gimme a ‘B’! Gimme another ‘B’! Gimme another ‘B’!

    What’s it spell?

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    will.H I happen to enjoy watching players go for the cycle the oppurtunity arises a few times a year, and yet it’s still rare enough to be cool. I was having fun with fat belly benjie

  • Bozo

    Awesome win

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    This shit is getting boring.They pound the ball top to bottom.
    They pitch strong through the rotation.
    They shut down with their bullpen.

    I miss the good ole days when we could count on a 3 game shutout sweep and a collapsing starter chased by the 3rd throw in a bullpen with an era over 10.00

    They were fun game threads.

  • Milksteak

    OMG MY PHL 17 POST GAME SHOW ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT NOT A SUNDAY AFTERNOON THIS SHIT IS GETTING SERIOUS

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    I think I’ve watched the replay of that D Brown HR about 20 times now. That ball just got smacked. I love the sound it made when he connected. I’ve only seen 2 other HR’s that I thought were hit harder and they were both Ryno blasts….Damn that was a Domb.

  • Bud

    Billy the rat just struck out the side, hitting 97mph – Pudge was pissed

  • I went to K-Mart and saw Mike Williams and John Lennon looking at Gatorade

    He strikes out or hits bombs. Sounds familiar.

  • will.H

    yeah yeah yeah, skip blantons start!!

  • Greenman!

    Braves fans are pathetic, I’m watching them their stupid chop. None of them have a problem chopping like that?

  • stickaforkin’em

    the braves are being watched by like 1,000 fans

  • stickaforkin’em

    Thanks for nothing, Nats.

  • Adamr14

    big deal Heyward… Dom Brown would have hit a walk off bomb into Savannah

  • Greenman!

    oh well, they are pretty terrible. I’m sure Braves fans have to be crapping themselves a little after watching us get back in a rhythm.

  • will.H

    16,000 braves fans at the ballpark last night. 18,000 tonight, says the paid attendance. Isn’t this sad for a first place team?

  • stickaforkin’em

    man, that is horrible. i can’t believe the stands are that empty…in first place and what by all accounts looks like it will be an exciting pennant race! going to sell-out #100 tomorrow night, hopefully to see a sweep of the Giants!

  • game5

    Fuck the Bravos

  • Chutley’s Impressed by Mac’s Speed

    Dear Chase,

    I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so much alike. I would love to meet you someday, it would be great to have a catch. I know I can’t throw as fast as you, but I think you would be impressed with my speed. I love your hair. You run fast. Did you have a good relationship with your father? Me neither. These are all things we can talk about, and more. I know you have not been getting my letters because I know you would write back if you did. And I hope you write back this time and we get to be good friends. I am sure our relationship would be a real home run.

  • Greenman!

    Chutley!

  • Adamr14

    You’re kissing Chase Utley and that’s it.

  • Chutley’s Impressed by Mac’s Speed

    Whatup, Greenman!

    Tried to post earlier, but my computer yelled at me for assuming the Fightins would be up and running.

    I’ve also been a little afraid to since the last ESPN game, when I got back from NY, signed in to see what the shit was up and instead had my soul stolen by Joe Morgan’s velociraptor eyes.

  • Greenman!

    Someone sabotaged Meech and took the database, the Joe Morgan picture was used to deter Braves fans from commenting here I think.

  • Chutley’s Impressed by Mac’s Speed

    Not a bad idea, but I think it might be like New Zealand bringing in Mongooses to eat the rats and save the birds, only rats are nocturnal and mongooses are not, so THEY ate all the birds.

    In other words… BACKFIRE.

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