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Gameday: Phillies (39-34) At Braves (35-40)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Tue, June 30, 2009 05:45 PM | Comments: 338
Gameday 2009, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (39-34) at Atlanta Braves (35-40)

Joe Blanton (4-4, 5.06 ERA) vs. Derek Lowe (7-6, 4.53 ERA)
Time: 7:00 p.m at Turner Field
Weather: Sunny, 90
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies are happy interleague play is over after posting a 6-12 record against the American League.  They head to Turner Field, where they were a perfect 9-0 last season.  They’ll have to extend their win streak against Derek Lowe, who shutout the Phillies in eight innings back in April.

Joe Blanton was roughed up by the Braves earlier this year.  In 12 innings, his ERA is 9.75 and Braves hitters are batting .321 against him this season.

Jimmy Rollins is back in the starting lineup, and out of all the Phillies hitters, Rollins has the most success against Lowe.  He is batting .304 against Lowe in his career. On the other hand, Brian McCann is 6-for-7 with 2 home runs and six RBI against Blanton.

With Rollins back in the lead-off spot, the rest of the lineup looks like this: Rollins (SS)/ Victorino (CF)/ Utley (2B)/ Howard (1B)/ Werth (RF)/ Dobbs (LF)/ Feliz (3B)/ Ruiz (C)/ Blanton (P).

Red Rocket AleYour Gameday Beer- Today’s beer is Red Rocket Ale.  Careful, this Amber/Red Ale is on fire. Its deep cinnamon color makes for a beautiful pour so be sure to release it from the bottle. Its hoppy, caramel malt flavor comes from a complex recipe of five different grains. If you can, roast a chicken with all the fix-ins. -By Brian

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  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    dam big Joe settle down and get these guys out please

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    I dont know about that, IBB the guys is hitting 130 you can not get this guy out and let the pitcher lead off next inning it is way to early for this move with two outs what is up with that

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    That’s the inning. Shag: when you watch it on DVR, you should pull up the blog comments and read along with the plays. :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    Why the hell did he walk Diory Hernandez? He’s got a lower average than Lowe?

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    they did not score so that was good, but any disagree with me

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Blanton is wearing out their pitcher. :D

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    still a good ab from mighty joe

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    poor Rollins

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Seriously Jimmy?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    SHANE!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    keith-yeah, an ex-AL pitcher has a better AB then JRoll.

     
  • Posts: 0 Myers' Liars

    Jeez Jimmy

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    The plate is the other way, Derek. Let’s move ahead.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Whoosh! I didn’t think Utley was going to get a hit. OK, now it’s time for RYAN!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    alright Howard! :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Woo hoo! Phillies get first blood!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Good Job Howard!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Ah well. Phils are winning. I have to run an errand, but I’ll be back.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mostone

    At least we got one.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    61 pitches through 3 for Lowe.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    ugh a triple.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    right on scheledule… seems like Chipper gets injured around this time every year

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    that’s how to hit a sinkerballer -good hitting Feliz

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    glad to see feliz remembered how many outs there were

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Sheesh, can’t I leave the Phils unwatched for a MINUTE without them giving up a run???

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    poor Rollins lol, better AB though

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Boy Rollins is on fire…Please put him down to the 6th spot uncle charlie or just bench him again. LOL…Doesnt work.

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    Who’s injured?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    UTLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Chase!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    YES!!!! CHASE!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    Dave, Lowe had an injury delay but he’s fine.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    aww it’s tied again

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    WTF?? We can’t keep a lead.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mostone

    This game is killing me.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Cant you hold a dam lead

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (hangs head in shame) I left the room again.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ut oh

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    oh boy, bases loaded

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (sigh)

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    That’ it! I’ve had it with Rollins! He’s hopeless! He’s done! Trade him, waive him, cut him, etc….I don’t care!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    as Keith said, ut oh.

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    J-Roll is not hopeless. if we traded every player who has problems we’d be the Pirates

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    that might be it for Blanton

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Whew. OK, now we have to score a few runs and get a real lead that sticks…

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    ugh…rollins looks horrible, blanton is overpitching but getting out of jams and chase utley continues his great hitting.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (ew… I wish they wouldn’t play that Geico commercial with the Michael Jackson music in it…)

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Bench J-Roll until the all-star break though. Hate to say it… I almost don’t care if we lose first right now. Even if we win, we won’t win it all playing like this. As long as it isn’t the Mets.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    @ Dave- i was joking about Chipper Jones…during an earlier AB he looked like he tweaked something…took a slow walk back to dug out after striking out. He just always seems to get hurt around this time…Obviously he wasn’t that hurt to score that 3rd run but i wouldn’t be suprised if he was put on the DL or sat tomorrow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Blanton has 93 pitches already. He may be due for a trip to the showers.

     
 
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