After last nights horrible 5-2 loss the Phillies are right back at it this evening to play game two of this three game series against the New York Mets, first pitch around 7:05 Pm EST.
Last nights game was one of those game where you finish the whole bottle of rum off, when Roy Halladay is on the mound you just don’t expect him to walk away from a game with a no decision. You also don’t expect your 50 billion dollar closer to give up a three run home run to a guy that has never hit a home run in the major leagues, let alone a hit. Anything that could go bad for the Phillies last night went bad, the good thing about this sport is that there is always a game the next day.
That guy who hit the home run last night was Jordany Valdespin, and yes he is the starting lineup tonight.
The Phillies bats were hitting the balls hard in the first couple of innings but after that the bats went into hibernation and could never push across another run.
The Phillies are going to keep all of the bars in business at this rate.
Joe Blanton will take the hill for the Phillies tonight and in his last performance he probably pitched the best of any Phillies pitcher so far this season, the Phillies also really needed that outing from him. Last time out for Blanton he pitched a three hit shutout in Atlanta, the Phillies lost the night before in eleven innings so the Phillies really needed an outing like this because the bullpen was on their last leg. Phillies got the win that day and the bullpen was granted a much-needed rest.
Veteran righty Miguel Batista will pitch for the Mets, over his eighteen year major league career he has been on twelve different ball clubs. Career record of 101-113 and an ERA of 4.49 in his lengthy career.
A cool rainy 60 degrees around game time tonight at Citizens Bank Park, 50 percent chance of rain at game time.
This game is not on ESPN tonight so I will not get blacked out, ESPN just has horrible announces, and they like to have make out sessions with a certain player throughout the game. Especially if your name is Bryce Harper. If you had to take a shot of tequila every time ESPN mentioned Bryce Harper’s name you would probably die quickly of Alcohol poisoning.
And on that very positive note the picture down below represents my reaction tonight if the Phillies lose. I apologize to my house.
Phillies lineup (14-16)
1. Rollins SS
2. Pierre LF
3. Victorino CF
4. Pence RF
5. Ruiz C
6. Polanco 3B
7. Mayberry 1B
8. Orr 2B
9. Blanton P
New York Mets (16-13)
1. Torres CF
2. Nieuwenhuis LF
3. Wright CF
4. Duda RF
5. Murphy 2B
6. Davis 1B
8. Nickeas C
Phillies please win this game so you can save the city from jumping off the bridge