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Gameday: Blue Jays (36-31) At Phillies (36-27)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Thu, June 18, 2009 11:49 AM | Comments: 323
Gameday 2009, Posts

jayslogo Toronto Blue Jays (36-31) at Philadelphia Phillies (36-27)
Brad Mills vs. Joe Blanton (4-3, 5.17 ERA)
Time: 1:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Cloudy, 67
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Joe Blanton and the Phillies will face off with Brad Mills and the Blue Jays for a Business Person’s Special today at the Bank.

Mills is making his major league debut against the Phillies. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 draft, ascending the Jays’ system quickly thanks to some high strikeout numbers. Mills went 3-2 with a 1.10 ERA for triple-A New Hampshire this season, getting the call to Toronto because Casey Janssen hit the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. The lefty has a weird delivery, throwing a lot of curveballs and changeups with his fastball to get his strikeouts.

The Phils will be without its best lefty hitter, as Raul Ibanez hit the disabled list today. In his place comes John Mayberry Jr., who will start in right field today. Jayson Werth goes to left field; meanwhile, Jimmy Rollins will lead off and Mayberry will hit seventh.

Your gameday beer: We’re feeling pretty crummy lately, so we need something hard and strong. I suggest Bigfoot by Sierra Nevada. This Barleywine is loaded with flavor and alcohol content, coming in at more than 9 percent. It’ll hit you like a ton of bricks. Get ready for the Gs. We sure need them today.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Miles

    This is a nightmarish outing by JC

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Romero looking awful

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Also, this team has trouble keeping one run leads. I am not a fan of Romero b/c he is too wild. Bases Loaded.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    That was so close at first. What in the world is Chavez doing turning around?!

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    romero has been REALLY wild lately…

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    That did not just happen? I need to pick me up some of that 9% beer.

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    jeez romero has a lot of luck

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Well he sure has the flair for the dramatic. Just can’t make it any easier on yourself can you JC…..

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    well mr. ump
    finally calling the corners?

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Let’s get some freaking runs

     
  • Posts: 0 The Dipsy

    Miles. You’re back. You got a little angry yesterday. Someone post under your name?

    The Dipsy

    “Always striving to make the Phillies a better team”

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Romero hasnt been the same since coming back and being “clean.” Romero has imploded completely and has been largely useless. Their needs grow by the day.

    They need help now. Starting, Relief…now. Like this weekend.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    @Dipsy: Yeah it wasn’t that that really bothered me though. Just general disrespect of everyone on here and just player bashing. I come on here to talk about the Phillies not fight with other posters and make ridiculous comments.

     
  • Posts: 0 Dennis of VA

    Last 5 batters have struck out…Where is the discipline?

     
  • Posts: 0 Philly Geoff

    Is that 5 KOs swinging a row by our top 5 hitters?

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    That was a quick inning

     
  • Posts: 0 The Dipsy

    Do you think player bashing is ever warranted?

    The Dipsy

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Jayson Werth’s strikeouts look like Howard’s but just from the right side

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Geoff you have been saying Romero was going to be ineffective since before he came back so I think you are a little biased. Let’s move on from the suspension please. His ERA is almost right at 1.00 so I don’t think that’s a problem. He’s always been wild so that’s nothing new.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Romero has not been the same since the first year with the team. I do not like him in our bullpen. Very hittable. God this is Toronto. Not the yankees or boston. They are average at best and will be out of the race soon enough…

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Dipsy…Honestly, what does me or you bitching going to solve? What we say has NO relevance to what Charlie, Ruben, the players will do. Thats why im with Miles. Bashing players over and over is worthless because it solves NOTHING

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck P

    Clay needs a good outing… been on a downward trend lately.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    @Dipsy: I just think there is a difference between being critical of someone and saying that they are totally and completely useless. I also think player bashing should be put on hold for a year after someone wins a WS. You can’t be successful everyday in baseball.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    It’s because Romero is being used more against RH batters than the usual LH on LH situation.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck P

    so much for that idea…

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Ouch Pedro.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Wow, Feliz.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    The whole team seems to be out of it. The Youkilis play where he stole 3rd on the drop by howard. The Scutaro play earlier, then the Rolen base running play. Rollins and Feliz errors.

    The Phillies NEVER give those plays up, and for some reason are lately..

     
  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Well this sucks.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Crappy starting pitching, disappointing offense, disastrous bullpen and now shoddy defense. Yup, all the ingredients for a sweep are now in place.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    BURNED-OUT. RED ALERT! The Pitching staff is in need of help…NOW.

     
  • Posts: 0 rivlez

    Condrey sucks?

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    take condrey out!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Geoff, thanks for stating the obvious….over and over again..

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Scott Rolen reminds Philadelphia that they still haven’t replaced him.

     
  • Posts: 0 rivlez

    Rolen is loving playing the Phillies LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Yes, the WHOLE team is totally scuffling right now. Total meltdown this week.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I don’t know what is happening with the Phils. They are just not playing good basesball. Ugh, what a bad series for them. Everything has been fallen apart lately.

     
  • Posts: 0 Steve-o

    this game is over.

     
  • Posts: 0 Justin

    Wow Clay you are just awesome, 2 games you’ve now killed us in this series how bout you tell MLB Network all about it, bum.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Do you need me to say it again just in case?

     
  • Posts: 0 Dennis of VA

    This team needs pitching like the Eagles needed recievers! Better get it before its too late! Oh and Ive been reading everyones comments since i got back from Iraq and I have to agree with Dipsy Moyer is done he is no Randy Johnson or Nolan Ryan pitching at this age! My 5 year old son even says Moyer looks older then his grandad!

     
  • Posts: 0 rivlez

    The Little Guy, remember what I said before? Get ready for a ton of that right now!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Alright, lets go Orioles..

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    the 8th inning always seems to be a disaster every game lately…bases loaded and 0 outs – phils aint winning

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Our bullpen goes BOOOOMMMM…..This team is not going anywhere this year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    We can all hold hands and pretend that everything is great since we won the World Series last year!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Dipsy

    Fair enough. What should one say if they think that Jamie Moyer is not performing well or Jimmy Rollins has not hit all season, or blah blah? We’re Philadelphians. We boo. We rag. Its in our DNA. But I agree with you for the most part. I can’t critcize Moyer. He’s trying. I can criticize the management for keeping him in the rotation. I’m very unhappy with Moyer, Rollins, and Howard’s incessant wild swinging. I mean….you oughta be able to bitch sometimes if you want to…..ought’n you? Personally, I think your rag comment to constructive comment ratio should be about 1:6. I think that’s about right. I’m tellin ya, math explains everything.

    The Dipsy

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    after watching these Jays, I can say their amazing start was no mere fluke…they’ll be in it with the Yanks and Sox, so no more delusions about Hallady in red pinstripes…not gonna happen

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    The seasons not over…come on man thats stupid!

    Meanwhile, they need to release Jamie Moyer.

     
 
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