Gamenight: Phillies (42-36) At Athletics (42-34)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Wed, June 25, 2008 09:36 PM | Comments: 255

Please, please, please.

The Phillies have now lost six straight games and turn to Kyle Kendrick to get them back on track. He didn’t pitch well his last time out against Boston, but he’s normally good for 6 IP and 3 ER, you know, a Kendrickian start.

Sad thing is the Phils may not get the three runs to match it. Smith is a rookie hurler and hasn’t been too bad this season. Small preview tonight: My friends made a dynamite Thai bouillabaisse.

But I have to note that Charlie Manuel is breaking out a completely new lineup, the lineup he should’ve had out there for a while now. Jayson Werth leads off; Chase Utley is at the two-hole; Jimmy Rollins is hitting third; Pat Burrell and Ryan Howard (DH) swap power positions; Shane Victorino is in the seven-hole to provide speed for Chris Coste and nine-hole hitter Eric Bruntlett.

Phillies: Kyle Kendrick (6-3) 5.06 ERA
Athletics: Greg Smith (4-5) 3.51 ERA

Gametime: 10:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 62, sunny
Lineup: Werth, Utley, Rollins, Burrell, Howard, Feliz, Victorino, Coste, Bruntlett

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Your gamenight beer: Tonight we need something hearty and strong. Go with Stovepipe Porter by Otter Creek. It’s hard as hell but fills you up. This team needs to fill up with offense. Weird transition? Sure. Eat some ribs with this.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Mark T

    No HR for Cust tonight.

  • Posts: 0 Phil

    I don’t like this very much…

  • Posts: 0 Phil

    What is a defensive indifference? An error? Stupid game day.

  • Posts: 0 Phil


  • Posts: 0 Mark T

    Defensive indifference counts as a stolen base but is not charged against the pitcher or catcher. Thank g-d that’s over with, and now I can get a good nights sleep.

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