Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Phis @ Bucs at 7:05

Joe Blanton and the Phils take on Ross Ohlendorf and the Pittsburgh Pirates (51-71)Tuesday night. The Phils (72-50) have won 8 of 10 on the road and also 8 of 10 overall. The Pirates are in the midst of another rebuilding season. Oh'Dorf (11-8, 4.15)has been the Buc'os best pitcher as of late, winning his last 3 decisions. Joe Blanton (8-6, 3.86) has been a horse for the Phils since June. Lineups after the jump.

The Phillies trail L.A. by percentage points (.02)for the best record in the NL, and home field advantage in the playoffs. The Pirates are 21.5 games behind in the race for home field advantage.


J. Rollins SS .243
S. Victorino cf .313
C. Utley 2b .300
R. Howard 1b .268
R. Ibanez lf .286
M. Stairs rf .210
P. Feliz 3b .277
C. Ruiz c .232
J. Blanton p .100

A. McCutchenn CF .284
D. Young 2b .312
G. Jones rf .299
A. LaRoche 3b .256
R. Doumit c .222
L. Milledge lf .233
S. Pearce 1b .211
R. Cedeno ss .261
R. Ohlendorf p .061

Go Phils!


  1. 2 pitches 2 bombs for Rollins

  2. Pearce 2-run HR - pirates up 2 bottom of 6

  3. Ben Francisco is clutch! RBI double knocking in Ruiz, who doubled. tied up with Rollins up - i out

  4. Victo triple over McCutchons head! Phils up 1

  5. Pirates win - McCutchen homers.

    Lidge doesn't record an f'n out

  6. you can't be serious - I turned the game off after victo's triple. What the hell Lidge?