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 GWFightinsFan

    Why anyone throws Howard anything other than low and away sliders is beyond me…..but, hope springs eternal, come through Mayberry!

  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    What a crappy, crappy series. Swept by the mediocre Jays without Halladay.

    Let’s go Orioles.

  • Posts: 0 Chuck P

    Are you guys still talking about Vic trying to steal with 2 outs? Gimme a break!

    C’mon Big John Stud…

  • Posts: 0 ShameLooserino

    I dont know why yu guys give up to early on your team whne they won the WS just last year.

  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Tough, better bounce back for the Os.

    I’m pulling for the Orioesss tonight against the Metrapolitans.

  • Posts: 0 Chuck P


  • Posts: 0 Terri

    I know we can’t win them all, but what a frustrating series for the Phils! I hope they play better against Baltimore

  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    And if I’m in the mood for more torture, I can actually watch the game being replayed on CSN @ 7:00 which is exactly when I get home for work. With my gameday beer.

  • Posts: 0 Blue Jays Fan

    Phillies are a mediocore team this year, better luck when Halladay comes to play in the next series.

  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Can the Phils please go on the road now? Oh, and interleague can end anytime too…

  • Posts: 0 mg52

    Little Guy, you’re right: Conine was up there. So were/are Vladimir Guerrero, Mike Lowell, Tim Redding, David Wright, Carlos Delgado, many others. But at least none of those guys had been on the Phils as so-so players and then came back to trouble them.
    I don’t like the swing that Mayberry took there. I appreciate the effort he has put in and think that he has potential, but they called up a power bat when they probably should be aiming for a contact hitter. There are many lessons to learn from this subpar series, and while we have seen them emerge from many slumps and likely will see them emerge from this, it might be time to shake some things up. So far, it seems that all parts of their game are struggling.

  • Posts: 0 ShameLooserino

    well said Blue jays fan

  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    TMac’s upbeat attitude is getting on my nerves.

  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Savery should pitch in Reading this weekend? I know he pitched Monday this week.

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    Little guy – although, throwing out shane is another Barajas moment arghhh!

  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Phillies pitching is very good.

  • Posts: 0 mg52

    And yes, Helms is indeed in Barajas’s class.

  • Posts: 0 ShameLooserino

    i’m sorry I couldn’t catch that homerun guys I’m a LOSER

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  • Posts: 0 Dave

    I’d like to point out that Madson wasn’t pitching in a save situation. So, this is more of a “you suck, Madson” situation than “you suck as a closer, Madson” situation.

  • Posts: 0 MOAB

    it wasn’t madson’s fault. it was coste’s bad call. watch the replay; he hit the target.

  • Posts: 0 Shitarino


    you guys have trouble winning at home

  • Posts: 0 phanman

    oh man

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