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Gameday: Phillies (58-41) At Giants (55-46)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Thu, July 30, 2009 09:37 PM | Comments: 153
Gameday 2009, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants

Rodrigo Lopez (3-0, 3.09 ERA) vs.
Jonathan Sanchez (3-9, 4.92 ERA)

Time: 10:05 p.m at AT&T Park
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 58
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies open up a four game series against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are a better team than in previous years.  They are well over .500 and lead the National League Wild Card by a half game.

This is most likely Rodrigo Lopez’s last start because of the additions of Cliff Lee and Pedro Martinez.  A great outing would make a tough decision for the Phils.  He is pitching for his job so he has not choice but to step it up.

Jonathan Sanchez threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on July 10, but he barely became a starter.  Moved from the rotation to the bullpen, he found himself back in the rotation due to injuries.  Other than the no-no, Sanchez has struggled with an ERA close to 5.

Shane Victorino will  not be in the lineup due to a knee contusion.  Tonight’s lineup: Rollins (SS)/ Utley (2B)/ Werth (RF)/Howard (1B)/ Ibanez (LF)/ Francisco (CF)/ Feliz (3B)/ Ruiz (C)/ Lopez (P)

GuinnessYour Gameday Beer – Guinness
I don’t need to tell you about Guinness. I’m sure you’re familar with its dark creamy goodness and fun fluffy head. This stout is one to savor, not the least of which because you have to wait those extra 2 minutes for the bartender to finish the pour. Since a Guinness is a meal in itself, skip the dinner and have some chocolate ice cream.  – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 David M.

    Should be interesting. I’m sure Lopez will put on a stellar performance tonight to make people scratch their heads thinking, do we really wanna get rid of this guy in our starting rotation? hehe. I’m looking forward to seeing how Francisco does tonight. Get well soon Victorino. We need ya. Cliff Lee is pitching tomorrow — so much to look forward to.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Let’s go Phils, stop the losing streak!

    In all seriousness, I’m excited to see Francisco.

     
  • Posts: 0 CZ

    Francisco gets his first chance to shine!

     
  • Posts: 0 jennyc

    Get better soon Shane!! Lots of Phils phans at this game, nice!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    i do love the SF announcers.
    Luckily I cant get Wheels tongiht.

     
  • Posts: 0 boxage

    wow i can’t wait to get joe morgan’s swing trainer

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Krukow and kuiper might be the best in baseball. I’m a big fan of them as well. But I do like the Phils announcers too!

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg B

    What happened to Vic? I missed it

     
  • Posts: 0 boxage

    wow blown call. great great great

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Blown call that just cost us a run. Argh. Well, we’ll have to score enough that it just won’t matter.

     
  • Posts: 0 jennyc

    Greb, Vic hurt his knee during that amazing catch last night.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Oof, Werth.

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Vic bruised knee, day to day. They said it swelled up pretty good. Wheels said it looked like a “grapefruit”

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    David M. – he is right handed and was advertised as sinker, GB pitcher though he has 40% GB outs to 30% FB outs…Anytime i here groundball pitcher i like it, but wouldn’t call him a sinkerballer, so other than that he’s right handed…maybe we can package him for another whatever…Sherill went to Dodgers (don’t know if this old news)

     
  • Posts: 0 PGD

    definately last start for lopez

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    A David Akers field goal and we regain the lead!

     
  • Posts: 0 nm

    i just dont get how the ump thought that runner was safe. j roll tagged him way before he was even close to the base and was so obviously out

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Feliz is home again. Ah, the memories…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Is saturday still a 9 pm our time start?
    I am very suprised fox doesnt want game of reighning cy young award winners.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Wheels says “Cliff, don’t take any tips from Lopez” Ouch, that’s harsh. This is Lopez’s first weak night.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Not sure. No worries though. Cliff Lee will get plenty of nationally televised starts with his new team. Especially in October/November.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    To be fair to Lopez, he gave up a bunt single and a blown call and a misplay by Wertfh led to 2 runs.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg B

    Thanks for the Vic info, jennyc and Pat Gallen

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Tracey, I think he meant with the bat. That would be harsh.

     
  • Posts: 0 CZ

    Lee is starting Friday not Saturday

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Not a “weak nite” yet my friends. The night’s still young.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok guys, we got a game with the Giants tonight. And that only means one thing. Bad News for the Giants.

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Yeah Tracey, I thought that was a harsh comment by Wheels, he didn’t have to say that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    True, Repeat, true.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ow, ow, look at that ankle…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Ah… good to see you, Morris!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Big Dipper

    When Wheels said “Cliff, don’t take any tips from Lopez” he meant about hitting. Lopez has only 2 hits in 50+ ABs. He was not commenting at all about his pitching only his hitting skills.

    The Big Dipper

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    JROLL!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    J-Roll

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Let’s go Chase!

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    It looks like the Pirates are just trading away and major league player that was there during the Dave Littlefield years of 67-win teams. Theyre assumbling a decent farm system actually…..meanwhile Im SO fired up for the Lee debut tomorrow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Extra bonus..Its a matchup of the two reigning Cy Young winners: Cliff Lee vs Tim Lincecum. That could be a memorable night tomorrow night.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Whew!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Yea, we know Wheels, never make the first or third out at third.

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    alright lets not waste 0 outs with m an on 3rd

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    The Pirates are w-hores!

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Come on Jason get’em in!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Looks like Werth is back to being ice cold.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Big Dipper

    Get your facts Geoff – Timmay is going on Saturday vs Blanton. Nice try though.

    The Big Dipper

     
  • Posts: 0 Thunder Lips

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: the Phillies will get burnt by the end of the year if they can’t get guys in from 3rd with less than 2 outs.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Save us Howard!

     
  • Posts: 0 j reed

    okay maybe a pass ball as we look like though RISP = RIP

     
  • Posts: 0 Thunder Lips

    That inning was disgusting. I’m fuming

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Looks like it is time to start bunting.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Disgraceful!

     
 
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