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 A.J.

    j reed – I hope you are wrong. Just remember this – last June 13 we lost it for a month and the Mutts took first. We came back, but it too 2 months. We are WFCs and we can do it again. Why do I feel a repeat though

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Anyway… I’ll be at the game tomorrow night, so I won’t be here. Maybe see y’all Thursday.

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    The fans are good people, Tracey. I remember when the Phillies stunk, and I do not mean tonight, I mean last place stunk. I posted a nice note to nats fans, if they fix their pitching, all of us better watch out, they CAN hit.

  • Posts: 0 Mike D

    Eaton was released by the Os, methinks. I’m sure Eaton would somehow make the Phillie Phanatic suck if he were hired as the fanatic.

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    I did not mean make him the Phanatic, I meant make him Adam Eaton the mascot. Like the Phantic’s toy or choffer (sp?) or even bell-boy.

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Ohhhhh, Eaton WAS released. He is in the minors for the Rockies.

  • Posts: 0 Mike D

    Eaton would probably suck as the Phanatic’s chauffeur. Yet the Phanatic would win the Mascot World Series, because he knows, no matter what, he can’t suck as much as Eaton, so there’s less pressure there.

  • Posts: 0 Vic

    Tim, do you really drink beer every single night watching the Phillies game? And is it a different beer as indicated in the previews every single time?

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