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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
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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 shag beta sigma delta

    just like to say good timing on that JRoll article today, two for four not so bad, from 6 down not so good tonight but it is ok, those guys have been clutch all year lets get a few here to close the dooor

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    OK I am back to blue dot no out so good hit by Ryan now it is Raulllllllllllllllll time, I give those a little crap now they are going to come through

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    shag beta: don’t know the extent of his Condrey’s pain but it’s something you don’t want to push too much….

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Did you know that Rosie O’Donnell has lost weight too, doesn’t make her anything than what she is. I call it like it is. You don’t like it, thats fine. Never asked your opinion.

    For the second time, JC Romero is not the 8th inning guy. JC Romero is not the set up man, the 8th inning man or whatever you want to call him. This is according to Charlie, not me. Again, he and Condrey are both to be used in the 7th or 8th depending on match ups.

    If you have ever seen my posts on here you would know that I absolutely hold players responsible for their performance but at the same time, it is the managers job to put them in a situation to succeed. Putting Romero in when he would have to face, at minimum, not including the pinch hitter, 7 straight right handed batters before facing a lefty makes no sense. Especially when in the last three years righties are hitting 120 points higher off Romero than lefties are. That is the definition of not smart baseball as you put it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    when did Howard start filling his mouth with Raul-like chaw?

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    pb – if Halladay’s going anywhere it’s on the Yankee express….

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    Ok Mad Dog it is closing time can we make it simple please my heart can not take much more of this baseloaded one out up by one tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    I understand the matchup thing, but Romero has been in tough situations since he go to the Phillies. But the argument is moot since he handed the Blue Jays bases loaded, they didn’t hit him hard at all. This is the first year Condrey has pitched good in big situations, i would go with the player you know you can count on.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I can’t say I entirely disagree with your logic Little Guy but I myself prefer the matchup route. You are correct that Romero is more proven and fortunately for him Rios handed him a hold with a bow on it.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    hey ed to read anything but your own sht on here Condrey is not 100% think that might have something to do with it. now it is mad dog to do what he do

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    Maybe i should just go home and watch the ninth on dvr.

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Seriously, it it never easy!

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    it is funny MLB has madson with 5 pitches on his pitch count but only three pitches on the screen

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    dam in play no out, come on Mad Dog I am getting to old for this double play or strike out next would be nice

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Well, another bases loaded.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mazinman

    Gha… another game made to kill my heart….

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    this is begining to suck

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Phew!

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    are they playing for 2 and giving up the run or playing in

     
  • Posts: 0 Mazinman

    Once again, Rios is awesome!

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    nice K mad dog

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    overbay…crap where’d he come from

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    This ump might have the tightest zone I have seen in a long while.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    Maybe I am glad I am not watching this sometimes less stress full with all the delays on MLB.com

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    are you kidding me!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    how many strike calls did this ump blow

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    UGH UGH UGH!

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    dam 3-2 do not walk the run in Ryan

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    God I miss last year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    When you walk in the tying run in the bottom of the 9th, all of the tickets should be refunded.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    dont know if i like the curve 2-2 there

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    phillies do not need another extra innings game! cmon!!!!

    that intentional walk turned out to be not so good…

     
  • Posts: 0 Mazinman

    Game tied… ugh….

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    that is a joke i would rather see him hit something than walk the guy with bases loaded, lets go Ryan focus

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    in play outs no runs so it is a double play right

     
  • Posts: 0 Kimmy

    wtf is going on!!!!! AAAAAHHHH!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    This umpire’s strike zone is just weird

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    dam hoping for the DP ther ok Ryan on more out and the Ofense will save this one I believe

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    This is really bad four our bullpen. All these extra inning games.

     
  • Posts: 0 tk

    basically whats happening is madson is throwing strikes and pitching well…the ump is just not calling them

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    not extra innings yet Terri, the offense will pull us through you gotta to believe lets get one more out here

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Anybody know anything about the Jays bullpen?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I agree with TK. The ump has really not called anything on the corners. Not granted he has been like that pretty much all night but still, the corner’s is still part of the strike zone.

    Let’s hope(and pray) that our offense scores a run in the bottom of the 9th.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    If we go into extra innings again, I may have to do a little primal screaming.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kimmy

    this is painful, i’m watching on gamecast! thanks for the info TK, atleast i can know madson is getting screwed, not letting us down. LET’S GO O!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I’m starting to get sick of extra innings.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    OK at least he did not give them the lead, and after all three bases loaded situation in the last three innings with 1 or no outs and only giving up one run, is a nice consilation. I am going home to watch the bottom of the ninth talk to you all tomorrow.
    GO Phils
    Ruiz STairs? JRoll will get the run in I know it

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike C.

    Good Job FATSO CHARLIE FOR PLAYING THE LINE. YOU DONT IN THAT SPOT. DOUBLE PLAY YOU STUPID PEACE OF NOBODY. GO TO THE MINORS. COME BACK LIDGE WE NEED YOU. MADSON SUCKS.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    ed r. -
    yeah…and considering the strike zone height was supposed return to
    what was originally, arm pits to the tops of the knees…

     
  • Posts: 0 Kimmy

    why is extra innings a topic yet? we still have the bottom of the 9th to get a run….

     
 
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