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Gamenight: Phillies (11-10) At Brewers (12-8)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Wed, April 23, 2008 06:13 PM | Comments: 54
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Over .500 and loving it!

The Phillies got over the hump yesterday with a three-run ninth inning, thanks to Pat Burrell and his golden stick. Now it’s Cole Hamels’ turn to keep the wheels running as the Phils open a two-game set with the Brewers at Miller Park. They’ll face Dave Bush, who is the emergency starter since Ben Sheets went down with an injury. (What else is new?)

Geoff Jenkins returns to Milwaukee for the first time since leaving the only team he played for his entire career.

Phillies: Cole Hamels (2-1), 1.86 ERA
Brewers: Dave Bush (0-3), 7.02 ERA

Gametime: 8:05 p.m.
Weather: 58 degrees, sunny
Lineup: Werth/Dobbs/Utley/Howard/Burrell/Jenkins/Ruiz/Bruntlett/Hamels

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Your gamenight beer: Yetserday we recommended Miller Lite, and since tonight the Phils are in Milwaukee, we have to go with Miller High Life. Don’t ever mess with the champagne of beers, it’s a quality macro. Brewed in Milwaukee, you know what it works with: a nice, hot brat.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Mike W.

    I played little league with Bush (a conestoga grad), and interestingly enough, he was just a slightly above average little leaguer. In fact, he was pretty easy to hit. So when he strikes out Howard tonight, I will seriously laugh.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    Miller High Life? Ugh, another headache beer. It is pretty funny that you have a photo of a 40 oz. bottle though.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    You have to give in to bad beers once in a while — it’s natural.

     
  • Posts: 0 Grant P.

    It really worries me how negative Philadelphian’s are. Same with the sports in the city. For cryin’ out loud, the website asks which broadcaster really gets to you. And then you read what’s with Ryan Howard? It kills me. I grew up in Philly, went to high school their – and now I live in Florida. I have changed. Philly has not. Would you people say something decent to each other.

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob Cowie

    Beware of the Utley shift

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Tough. Probably should’ve plated one there.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    WTF, Cole?

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    That makes 6 first inning runs for Cole this year. More than any other innings combined.

     
  • Posts: 0 park

    Don’t you mean Miller Low Life? Christ, my stepfather used to drink that, and I wouldn’t even steal any from him it was so bad.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    God DAMN he is awesome.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    And then there’s Ryan Howard: Still a piece of shit.

    I said not to mess with the High Life.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Dobbsie baby! Woo!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    Is it just me, or did Prince put on about 20-30 lbs. in the off season?

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    The Brewers announcers just said Hamels is a guy who won’t win any Cy Youngs because he plays at CBP.

    STFU, idiots. He’ll win a Cy yet.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    MACHINE!

     
  • Posts: 0 Danny

    Grant P-

    Where in Florida? I’m in Orlando. This place sucks for sports. It’s unreal. Magic fans are lame. I’m pretty sure The Connecticut Sun (WNBA team) have a better fan base.

    PAT STRIKES AGAIN!

     
  • Posts: 0 Danny

    The sixers have CUT THE LEAD TO 19!

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Woo. Hamels turned it on after the first. Awesome work.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Danny, they probably do. Funny you mention the Sun — my roommate/best friend covers them.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    HUGE mistake by Werth – may come back to haunt us.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    Should be 6-4 after the Utley single — I’m going to be pissed if that Werth mistake gets us… really pissed.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Let’s not get crazy here — hopefully Cole goes at least one more and then we can turn it to JC, who should close tonight (unless they want to go to Flash).

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    I’m going to turn the game over to LA and Franzke — I can’t watch this.

     
  • Posts: 0 erik

    once victorino is back, forget jenkins he sucks, vic in center and keep werth in left

     
  • Posts: 0 erik

    right excuse me

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Horrible move by Manuel keeping Hamels in the game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    Horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible – the fat piece of shit already has one homerun off of him tonight, and Charlie leaves him in the game to face him again??? Horrible, horrible move. I’m going to give this loss to Uncle Charlie. Absolutely horrible.

     
  • Posts: 0 Danny

    what? he only threw 120+ pitches……………..

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    I cant fault cole for that homerun. hung it up there but he shouldnt be in the game. when he has shutout to no hit stuff you can let him go 8+ but if you have someone in the pen to put in then put you dont leave him in there. thank pat gillick too. chad durbin did a nice job there but hes been overworked too. him, romero, and lidge are all he really has. you dont know what youll get with gordon, seanez is iffy and madson is also iffy. and i cant watch clay condrey pitch even when he pitches well.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    Agreed on the poor decision by Uncle Chuck to leave in Hamels, but I like that it seems like a Lou Brown “gut-feeling”. I think I would have pulled him after the lead-off double. Werth mistake was huge. Nice freeze by Taguchi. Let’s atone, Werth.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    whoa gator.

     
  • Posts: 579 Brian Michael

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    Gordon has pitched well since his Opening Day meltdown.

     
  • Posts: 0 Danny

    It was a 1-2 pitch too… Jesus, Charlie! WHAT THE HELL??

    This team wins in spite of the management.

     
  • Posts: 0 Danny

    Werth you better come through you jerk off

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Thats what youre supposed to do. pull hamels when he gives up the double in the 8th. thats the typical move in that situation. but charlie is not conventional as we know.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    jayson werth cost the phillies the game twice tonight. Once by getting picked off and not scoring on the Utley single and then by failing to even make an out with CONTACT in the ninth… man oh man

     
  • Posts: 0 Danny

    Turnbow and his smooth 9+ ERA don’t want any part of Utley. Better get Perdo Sarano out there, T-Bow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    This team will continue to be mediocre because they cant get their pitching and hitting going at the same time. and their pitching has been pretty good so far. wait until moyer melts down and is done. wait until seanez and gordon lose a little over the course of the year. its nice to have benson and kline as bodies to throw in there. but do we know what were getting really? if benson is healthy hell be allright. but all im saying is were lucky the pitching has been what it is. because without it and without chase utley and burrell and some contributions from a few other guys this is a bad baseball team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Danny

    The only thing that’s worse than Werth’s performance this game is his disturbing facial hair.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    this L is on Werth and Chuck.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Worst loss of the year, to me. We should’ve won it; Hamels should have been pulled after seven; Werth can’t screw up on the basepaths. Etc. Etc. That was a win. And tomorrow their righties will likely tee off on Moyer.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    in terms of who has been performing well and who hasnt. the talent is mostly there but theres no consistency from most of the lineup and most of the rotation and most of the bullpen. inconsistent..mediocre. thats the base way to describe this team so far this season.

     
  • Posts: 0 Danny

    MOYER TIME! Fielder may hit 8 homeruns tomorrow night and take over the league-lead from Utley.

    I agree, worst loss of the year.

    Glad I could be here with you guys for it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Danny

    Seriously, striking out with 1 out in the 9th inning with the tying run on third… does it get any worse?

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    moyer is done. my dad bet me he wouldnt make it to june. in fact he said hell get one more start before its obvious hes done. now that will probably be wrong because thats tomorrow and i think theyll give him a few more but it may not be far off. my belief in the bet and my belief now is that hell be done in june and benson will take his place. if benson isnt healthy then who knows who will take that spot.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    lets not forget to mention Ryan Howard’s ugly at-bats tonight going 0 – 4 with 2 strikeouts dropping his average to .181 and upping his strikeout total to 32. i love getting nothing out of the cleanup spot.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg

    oh, wait I forgot to also assign blame to the only guy who let in any runs, Hamels. Him and the Breeze-machine…no mortal man strikes out 40% of the time.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Is it obvious now that a move needs to be made? or is that just me. im not sure exactly what. could be an upgraded bullpen arm or just someone to get moyer out of there now. howard cant be moved now because his value isnt where it needs to be to get a valuable return package. id like him to be moved now but he isnt worth enough yet

     
  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    A loss is a loss… is a loss… is a loss… is a loss… they are all alike to me; none worse than the other; all ELEVEN of them. Oh well, tomorrow is another day as the Phillies will try for a SIXTH time to go above the mediocre mark.

    Put away your crying towel and wave the “rally” towel to support the Phillies tomorrow. As mentioned so often, the season is a marathon, not a sprint.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    no loss worse then another??? your an idiot bruce…the moral in the clubhouse after a loss like this is a little differant then a game they played well but just got beat by a better team…this type of loss could rollover. give werth the jeltz award…decent managers win a few games for a team and lose a few…this is one for the latter

     
 
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