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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
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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 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    The song in the commercial is a remix by Mysto & Pizzi, but the original is by Rockwell

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    well hes pretty much useless now so who ever ponies it up can grab him. change of scenery would help

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    1st ab this 1/2 inning….Kotchman — picks it clean

    1st ab last 1/2 inning….Rollins —- picks his a$$

    if you hit .209 you have to field it clean jroll

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    FELIZ!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Mets 2; Brew Crew 0

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @MP: Rockwell wrote the song and sang the verses, but the “somebody’s watching me” refrain was sung by Michael Jackson.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    no trading Rollins

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Ah, they play it at CBP all the time on the Phanta Vision phan camera

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Blanton night is done.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    bye Blanton, his ERA goes up 2 points: 5.08 now

     
  • Posts: 0 Bear

    I’m hungry for some Phillies runs

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Keith – Geoff and Greg V. would trade their own family if they did not perform

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Coste PHing? Really?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I know the bullpen is tired but pinch hit charlie, you old geezer. two men on and blanton is worst then my uncle teddy

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Mets 2 Brew Crew 1

     
  • Posts: 0 timb

    and Rollins still won’t admit anything is wrong… steroids must have made him crazy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bear

    I’m hungry for another Wild Pitch

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Coste likes the ball low, so this may work… The wild pitch helps.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    argy

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    now we have to pray that durbin holds the score.

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    timb – perhaps steroids would make you a better writer

     
  • Posts: 0 Bear

    I didn’t get fed this is upsetting

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    M.P.- yeah the pirates were at it again:
    according to MLB.com “The Nationals traded reliever Joel Hanrahan and outfielder Lastings Milledge to the Pirates for reliever Sean Burnett and outfielder Nyjer Morgan on Tuesday afternoon.” However, I don’t think they will give up any of those SPs without starting a riot among Pirates faithfull and esp. with only 5 behind the NLC leaders.

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    j reed – I listened to XM the whole way home. Theor GM is saying they want to rebuild with a championship team. So they took two of the Nats problems and traded some veterans.

     
  • Posts: 0 Myers' Liars

    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Cris Coste is an awful major league player.
    I don’t want to come across as purely pessimistic, but why on G-d’s green Earth would you trust Cris Coste to knock in the game-tying run. He looks awful with his stance, has 0 balance, and looks like he has no clue what the next pitch is.
    I hate Chris Coste

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well we got Rollins to start the next inning :)

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Keith – at least he won’t be up at a critical point. I’ll take my chances with Coste there

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Santana is struggling, but keeping at 2-1

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    web gem by Feliz!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    whoa feliz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Pedro!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    NICE PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    I do not feel like going to the game on Thursday now

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    why M.P?

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    But nice play by Feliz, doesn’t help though with the 3-2 deficit

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    I am just disgusted with the way they are [not] playing

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    ugh another 1 pitch Rollins AB, poor guy :(

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    M.P. – yep…rebuilding for the last 17 yrs.

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Plus I am forced to watch the Braves feed because I live down here. And now this… At least it was the top of the inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 cxl72

    brand new pitcher, could be tight, brain dead jroll swings at the first pitch and pops up

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    ugh Jimmy. He is horrible. We might have to start looking for another SS

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    Oh, well done for Jimmy. Another 1-pitch out!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    j reed – Yup, started in 1993. Sad for the Pirates fans, not the Pittsburgh sports fan, but the PIRATE’s fans

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    well this inning sucks

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    We don’t need a SS, you all have me defending Jimmy and I am not even a Jimmy fan!

    We need Dan Haren

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Jimmy obviously learned nothing in his time off.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    two 1 pitch outs . . .

     
  • Posts: 0 M.P. aka A.J. #54

    Mets still 2; Brew crew still 1

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    bad inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    did it occur to the 2 fastest guys on the team to maybe, i dunno …lay down a bunt seeing we have a one run lead

     
 
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