Author Topic: Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)  (Read 10002 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Senators2005

  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • Posts: 12263
  • Go Natsssssss!
    • http://nationalsnation.spaces.live.com/
..vs..
Tony Armas; 8-9 5.05 ERA............Brett Myers; 9-6 4.23 ERA

Quote
MORTON GROVE, Ill. (AP) -A visit to the nation's capital could be just what the suddenly-struggling Philadelphia Phillies need as they continue a push for a playoff spot.  Having lost three of their last four games, the Phillies open a three-game series with the last-place Washington Nationals on Tuesday at RFK Stadium.

Philadelphia (65-65) fell 15 1/2 games behind the New York Mets in the NL East by losing two of three games at Shea Stadium including an 8-3 defeat in the series finale on Monday - delayed one day after a Sunday rainout. However, the Phillies remain in serious playoff contention trailing Cincinnati by only one game for the NL wild card.

''We made a couple of little mistakes, but little mistakes have been hurting us and they did today,'' manager Charlie Manuel said after Monday's game, in which the Phillies went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and an error by catcher Chris Coste led to two unearned runs.

Ryan Howard provided a bright spot for the Phillies in the series, homering in all three games to increase his NL-leading total to 47 on the season. Howard has 12 home runs this month, tying Mike Schmidt 's club record, set in 1975, for homers in August.  The Phillies have also hit 38 homers as a team this month, one shy of the franchise's August record of 39, set in 2004.

Brett Myers (9-6, 4.23 ERA) looks to follow up one of his strongest outings of the season and continue his road success for Philadelphia.  The right-hander improved to 6-1 in 12 road starts this season by defeating the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, allowing just one run and four hits in eight innings of the 2-1 victory while striking out nine and issuing one walk.  Myers has won his last four road starts, while going 0-3 in his last four outings at home.  He is 1-1 with an 8.79 in three starts versus the Nationals (55-75) this season, including a terrible outing Aug. 18 at Citizens Bank Park, when he yielded six runs and nine hits in 3 1-3 innings of a 6-4 defeat.  Ryan Zimmerman and Alfonso Soriano homered off Myers in that outing, and Zimmerman is 5-for-10 with the homer and two doubles lifetime versus the right-hander.

Tony Armas Jr. (8-9, 5.05) opposed Myers in that contest, and will do so again Tuesday. After allowing the Phillies three runs in 5 1-3 innings, Armas endured his worst outing of the year last Wednesday at Florida, giving up eight runs - five earned - and 10 hits in a season-low 1 2-3 innings in a 9-7 defeat.  The right-hander fell to 1-4 with a 7.43 ERA and a .350 opponent batting average in his last six starts, with the win over Myers and the Phillies his only victory during that span.  Armas is 7-5 with a 4.80 ERA in 15 career starts against Philadelphia.

Washington will need a longer effort out of Armas after its last two starters - Pedro Astacio and Billy Traber - each lasted only 2 2-3 innings in losses to the Atlanta Braves , 10-1 on Saturday and 13-6 on Sunday.  Soriano went 4-for-5 with three doubles, two stolen bases and a run scored on Sunday.

''It means nothing, because we lost the game,'' Soriano said.

Washington leads the season series 7-6, and took three of four meetings at RFK from June 8-11.


PHILADELPHIA
1.  J. Rollins SS .274
2.  S. Victorino CF .278
3.  C. Utley 2B .317
4.  R. Howard 1B .294
5.  D. Dellucci RF .314
6.  P. Burrell LF .256
7.  M. Lieberthal C .250
8.  A. Nunez 3B .189
9.  B. Myers P .042

WASHINGTON
1.  A. Soriano LF .294
2.  F. Lopez SS .277
3.  R. Zimmerman 3B .278
4.  N. Johnson 1B .286
5.  A. Kearns RF .264
6.  J. Vidro 2B .295
7.  R. Church CF .246
8.  B. Schneider C .244
9.  T. Armas P .077

Offline The Chief

  • Posts: 30151
    • http://www.wnff.net
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #1: August 29, 2006, 06:35:19 PM »
With Armas pitching, you almost wish for a rainout :?

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #2: August 29, 2006, 07:03:21 PM »
Come on, Let's play spoiler.  Philly is only 1 game out of the Wild Card.

Offline Senators2005

  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • Posts: 12263
  • Go Natsssssss!
    • http://nationalsnation.spaces.live.com/
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #3: August 29, 2006, 07:04:29 PM »
Quote from: "The Chief"
With Armas pitching, you almost wish for a rainout :?
No such luck...looks like the rain has moved out of the area.

Offline Senators2005

  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • Posts: 12263
  • Go Natsssssss!
    • http://nationalsnation.spaces.live.com/
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #4: August 29, 2006, 07:10:29 PM »
Tony wants to get out of this game quickly.  Leadoff batter on.   :roll:

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #5: August 29, 2006, 07:10:30 PM »
of course Tony gives up a leadoff hit after throwing a lot of pitches to J-roll

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #6: August 29, 2006, 07:13:16 PM »
another hit.. Looking good Tony

Offline Senators2005

  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • Posts: 12263
  • Go Natsssssss!
    • http://nationalsnation.spaces.live.com/
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #7: August 29, 2006, 07:14:21 PM »

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #8: August 29, 2006, 07:14:50 PM »
Nick fails to get the DP.. His D has flat out sucked lately

Online PC

  • Posts: 44139
  • And then there were six...
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #9: August 29, 2006, 07:15:06 PM »
Our first intentional walk of the game...

Online PC

  • Posts: 44139
  • And then there were six...
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #10: August 29, 2006, 07:17:24 PM »
Come on Tony.  Walk in that first run!

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #11: August 29, 2006, 07:18:18 PM »
Tom hit the nail on the head.  Armas is throwing in the 80-90 range.  Either a fastball or slider.  That's all he throws.  He needs an offspeed pitch which would also make his fastball seem faster.  Thank you Delucci!

Offline Senators2005

  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • Posts: 12263
  • Go Natsssssss!
    • http://nationalsnation.spaces.live.com/
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #12: August 29, 2006, 07:18:31 PM »
crap that...that was ball four.  I'm not celebrating that  :roll:

Online PC

  • Posts: 44139
  • And then there were six...
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #13: August 29, 2006, 07:20:16 PM »
Quote from: "sportsfan882"
Tom hit the nail on the head.  Armas is throwing in the 80-90 range.  Either a fastball or slider.  That's all he throws.  He needs an offspeed pitch which would also make his fastball seem faster.  Thank you Delucci!


If he had better pitches, he wouldn't be Tony Armas.

Offline Senators2005

  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • Posts: 12263
  • Go Natsssssss!
    • http://nationalsnation.spaces.live.com/
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #14: August 29, 2006, 07:21:54 PM »
we are RETARDS for following this team into September.   :x

Philadelphia 2
Washington 0

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #15: August 29, 2006, 07:22:03 PM »
DAMN YOU TONY ARMAS.. TOM AND EVERYONE ELSE KNEW IT.  BURRELL'S BAT WAS SLIDER SPEED.  HE COULDN'T HIT A FASTBALL SO TONY THREW HIM A SLIDER

Offline Senators2005

  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • Posts: 12263
  • Go Natsssssss!
    • http://nationalsnation.spaces.live.com/
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #16: August 29, 2006, 07:23:03 PM »
Randy St. Claire to the mound in the first inning.  What could he possibly be saying?

Online PC

  • Posts: 44139
  • And then there were six...
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #17: August 29, 2006, 07:24:36 PM »
Quote from: "Senators2005"
Randy St. Claire to the mound in the first inning.  What could he possibly be saying?


God, YOU SUCK!

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #18: August 29, 2006, 07:25:36 PM »
Bob and Tom are spot on tonight. They aren't holding back anything.  They are letting Armas have it for continuing to throw sliders.

Offline Senators2005

  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • Posts: 12263
  • Go Natsssssss!
    • http://nationalsnation.spaces.live.com/
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #19: August 29, 2006, 07:26:14 PM »
Quote from: "PC"
Quote from: "Senators2005"
Randy St. Claire to the mound in the first inning.  What could he possibly be saying?


God, YOU SUCK!
That's got to be it...I mean, what do you tell a pitcher who is having trouble when he just got out there?  I mean...he just spent half of the pre-game with Randy during warm-ups!   :roll:

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #20: August 29, 2006, 07:33:24 PM »
Nice job Ryan, way to extend the inning and make Myers throw more pitches

Offline Senators2005

  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • Posts: 12263
  • Go Natsssssss!
    • http://nationalsnation.spaces.live.com/
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #21: August 29, 2006, 07:42:14 PM »
well the 2nd inning didn't go so bad thank God.

Online PC

  • Posts: 44139
  • And then there were six...
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #22: August 29, 2006, 07:43:30 PM »
Quote from: "Senators2005"
well the 2nd inning didn't go so bad thank God.


If teams only had #8 and #9 hitters in the lineup, Armas might be an All-Star!

Someone should petition MLB!!!

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #23: August 29, 2006, 07:45:55 PM »
AK got under it with that uppercut swing.  He does look like a changed man though compared to what he played like the first month or so here.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 89744
Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #24: August 29, 2006, 07:49:23 PM »
Good swing Ryan.  opposite field double