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Gamenight: Blue Jays (34-31) At Phillies (36-25)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Tue, June 16, 2009 05:45 PM | Comments: 258
Gameday 2009, Posts

jayslogo Toronto Blue Jays (34-31) at Philadelphia Phillies (36-25)
Ricky Romero (3-3, 3.71 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (4-2, 4.62 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Mostly sunny, 67
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Sixteen years later: Revenge!

Okay, so Interleague play means some really hackneyed matchups, but the Phillies and Blue Jays are both good teams with high-powered offenses. They begin a three-game series tonight at the Bank.

The Blue Jays walked into Philly last year and took two of three in a series where Jayson Werth clubbed three home runs in a game and Roy Halladay pitched relief in a rain-delayed game that went to Toronto. This year the Jays are 34-31, but were much more potent earlier in the season, when their powerful offense bashed teams en route to baseball’s best record. Their pitching is scuffling now that Halladay will miss his start (which was supposed to be this week), so this set provides the Phils a chance to get some necessary home victories.

Cole Hamels brings his sub-5.00 ERA back home after having a tough outing against the Mets. Wednesday he only pitched five innings, giving up 11 hits but earning a no-decision. This will be his first start ever against Toronto, and he’s had very little experience against their hitters. Toronto starter Ricky Romero has never faced any of the hitters lining up against him tonight.

Your gamenight beer: “An honest beer makes its own friends” is the old slogan for Molson Canadian. I don’t know about you, but there’s a bar near my home, and sometimes I go in just wanting an honest lager. Seriously. And sometimes I’m jonesing for a Molson. Absolutely. So grab a Molson, partner, and drink it with ham and baked potato, a decent northern dish.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 j reed

    thank you Barjas… just a dp anyway

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    .556 AVG with bases loaded

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    genuflect

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    YES!!! OK: it’s great that he’s getting out of these jams, but seriously, he needs to *STOP* getting *INTO* these jams!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    That dude in the stands yelling at Barajas is THE man haha.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    ok finally slowed down at work, what is up with this sht Cole has to go one more inning with no hits to make my perdiction come true, any way we can discount that run, cause I said 1 run on 7 hits, guess we need to score some runs now

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    YES!!! YES!!!! That’ll do it!! GO PHILS!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    WERTH!!!!! I told you guys this is gonna be his month!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mazinman

    What a turn around! Near disaster avoided at the top of the inning and we get the lead back in the bottom.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    WERTH!!

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    way to jayson, sorry I had to run upstairs, think his slump is offically over

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    i do have a man crush on your Raul, but three strike outs tonight, does he look bad at the plate or should we never give him a day off again

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    How many pitches did cole have he is batting 3rd next inning right, why not trot him out there see if he can come back for one more

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    ok I see 110 pitches, I guess he should sit, not a bad line for the guy 110 pitches 73 for strikes 37 balls, 6 innings 7 hits 2ER I will take that now it is time for the pen to shut this game down

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    Wow pretty quite tonight in the nation is it because it is the Jays or what

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    anybody home tonight or what

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    I’m catching up on some emails while watching the game; not much time for typing unless something exciting happens.

     
  • Posts: 0 nate

    nice bunt single. i’ve been calling for him to try that for weeks

     
  • Posts: 0 pb

    would’ve brought Madson in here with 3 RH hitters coming up, then went with Romero in the 9th if we didn’t score runs in the bottom of the inning

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Why didn’t fat Charlie go with Condrey in the 8th? You know, to face the righties?

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Fat Charlie?

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Ed R. are you 12 years old?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Yeah in case you didn’t notice he isn’t the most fit guy ever. Physically and mentally apparently.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Romero can’t find the dame strike zone!

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    dammit romero, this stinks

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Another bases loaded with one out? (shudder!)

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    romero…what happened?!?!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    problem has nothing to do with what side of the plate they are if you throw 14 balls and only 6 strikes

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Do me a favor little guy, shut your mouth and don’t act like you know me or try and be funny, because in both cases you fail.

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    cant believe they’re leaving romero in…ugh

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    come on JC three f in walks throw strikes

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Just because you disagree with his decision to bring in Romero, who is their 8th inning guy now, you call him names like some upset school boy?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    shag beta sigma delta:
    although the bull pen’s beat up…Condrey complaining of back problems, Park has forearm tenderness, Eyre + Lidge on DL, plus the epic series with the Mets and Bsox. I’d of brought him out for the 7th and if hitters were working counts on him or fouling off alot of pitches, then I’d pull him. Could have been a quick 1-2-3.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    lets get a DP

     
  • Posts: 0 Mazinman

    Alex Rios is awesome! Thank you very much sir!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    What ever you say bud, you have your opinions and I have mine. Leave it at that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    YES!! Great catch Raul!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    This is really more excitement than I can take!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    madson time soon!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    nice work Romero

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    And for the record, no one has said that JC is the 8th inning guy. Charlie said, repeatedly that Madson was the closer and the rest of the set up would come based on match ups. Putting a lefty in to face a a slew of righties makes no sense. Especially when Condrey is fresh.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    praise to thee, baseball gods

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Thank you for the present Rios.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Woah JC got lucky there!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Did Charlie think Romero was going to walk the bases loaded? He is the 8th inning guy now with Madson as the closer.

    So its Charlie’s fault that Romero couldn’t find the strike zone? Now that is just plain dumb. So you would rather have Condrey in the 8th over Romero? Thats just not smart baseball. Romero has proved he can pitch in high leverage situations, and has succeeded in it.

    Calling Charlie fat is laughable, do you know over the last 3-4 months he has lost over 40 lbs!?

     
  • Posts: 0 pb

    Alex Rios “Do’h!!!!”

    After a play like that your telling me the Blue Jays shouldn’t be seller???? Come on Jays trade Doc Halladay!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    wow nice come back JC nothing like making it interesting was the fly ball real shallow how did they not score on that

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    glad were gonna miss Hallady

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    Madson is the closer, so no he won’t come in in the 8th, JC is not a bad call if he throws strikes and plus he got out of it so it is cool, How bad is Condrey is he next to the DL

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Shag… Rios went half way on the line drive, why? I have no idea, you have to tag up as a runner on 3b, even if it splits the gap, Rios strolls home, and they take the lead.

    Also the 3B coach started waving him home, bad baseball.

     
 
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