Sunday, August 16, 2009

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #68 Jamie Moyer

Tonight's game will end too late for this post.

5 Inning Summary: In a game delayed an hour and 45 minutes by rain, the Phils and Braves were knotted at one run a piece after five innings. Ryan Howard started the scoring in the second inning with his 29th home run of the year and the Braves' Matt Diaz answered with a home run in the fourth inning.

Prediction: At 4:07 in the morning, in the 18th inning, Jamie Moyer's first career home run will give the Phils a 3-2 victory. Jamie will pitch 7 innings of shutout relief for the win and his home run will come off the Braves' back-up first baseman, Greg Norton. Brad Lidge will pitch a 1-2-3 bottom of the 18th for his 23rd save. Eric Bruntlett, who will enter the game in the 10th inning as part of a double switch, will fall a home run short of the cycle.

Actual Results (UPDATE, August 17):
I was a little off with my prediction. The Phils won last night by a final score of 4-1. Ryan Howard drove in all four runs, adding a 3-run home run in the 6th inning to add to his solo shot from the 2nd. J.A. Happ picked up his ninth win of the season, holding the Braves to one run on three hits.

3 comments:

JLP2009 said...

Very interesting prediction! I think my favorite part is Bruntlett being a home run short of hitting the cycle.

Cool card of Jamie.

deal said...

Cloes enough prediction. Interesting Box score - No Lidge to start the 9th, and good to see that Ryan Howard heating up!

JLP2009 said...

I should have turned on the TV when I was up with Doug at 4AM! I would have seen the home run! :)