Philly vs. New York Day

August 30, 2007

Today’s Lineup
Rollins, ss; Utley, 2b; Burrell, lf; Howard, 1b; Rowand, cf; Dobbs, 3b; Werth, rf; Ruiz, c; Lohse, p.

Today is Philadelphia vs. New York Day.  The Phillies go for a four-game sweep of the Mets this afternoon and then tonight, the Eagles host the Jets in a pre-season game across the street tonight.

Kyle Lohse, who has a 3.15 ERA in three straight no decisions, gets the call to face the Mets.  Lifetime, he is 0-1 against New York

Nunez’ Gold Glove
Jamie Moyer picked up the win, the bullpen did its job, Jimmy Rollins and Pat Burrell delivered the long ball, Pat drove in the winning run and an interference call at second base gave the Phillies a 3-2 win last night.  The Phillies are now 3-34 in games in which they score three or fewer runs.  Not a good track record but a good time to start winning these type games.

The unsung hero was Abraham Nunez.  His defense at third base was of Gold Glove caliber.  Twice he took extra bases away from Luis Castillo with back-handed grabs of balls that were headed down the left field line.  One was a play in which Nunez dove to his right, gloved the hard hit ball, got up and nailed Castillo at first base.  For the night, Nunez had seven assists at the hot corner.

Fans Behind Pat
When Pat Burrell came up with the bases loaded in the fifth, he got a standing ovation.  His second swing just missed being a grand slam, hooking at the last minute and just missing the left field foul pole.  The standing-o returned when the count got to 3-2.  He then hit a sacrifice fly that produced the eventual winning run.

Heading South
The Phillies will leave after the game taking a 6 p.m. charter flight to Ft. Lauderdale.  They begin a three-game weekend series against the Marlins tomorrow night. 

Monday-Tuesday and Wednesday finds them in Atlanta for the last time this season, day, night and day games.

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