Gameday: Phillies (72-51) at Pirates (52-71)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, August 26, 2009 06:30 PM | Comments: 181
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Philadelphia Phillies (72-51) at Pittsburgh Pirates (52-71)

Cole Hamels (7-8, 4.78 ERA) vs. Paul Maholm (7-7, 4.74 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m at PNC Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 76
TV:Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Losing a heart-breaker last night, the Phillies learned that they can not take the Pirates lightly.  The Pirates may be in last place, but the Phillies continued their struggles at PNC Park.

Cole Hamels has found himself slumping against many teams this season, including the Pirates.  In six innings, he gave up five earned runs against them.  The biggest problem for Hamels is his location.  If he has command of his pitches, he will be in complete control.

Hamels will be opposed by Paul Maholm who is 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA in his career against the Phillies.  Maholm, a sinkerballer, is able to get many hitters to ground out.

Golden CapYour Gameday Beer – Golden Cap Saison Ale
Tonight’s beer is from the New Holland Brewing Company out of Michigan. You can’t miss this one in the beer aisle, it has a huge flying monkey on the label. It’s a farmhouse ale with faint lemon and yeast flavors which go down smooth – a definite summer ale. I’m drinking one right now and recommend a savory crepe with it. – By Brian


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  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova

    Go Utley

  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    whats the score?

  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova


  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    1-0 bottom 1 with 2 outs.

  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    i hate having direct-tv…oh now wait a mintue no i dont cause direct-tv is accculy better than comcast but comast is so petty that direct-tv is way much better than them so they take away phillies flyers and sixers games luckly fox,cbs,nbc,espn and nfl netwok owns nlf telvison or we wouldnt be watching our beloved eagles now would we……

  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    so im geuss chase hit one out huh?

  • Posts: 0 george

    Yup 1-0 phils…yea I got directv too and hate how comcast don’t allow phil sixers or flyers on satelite…I got comcast internet and take the wire from the internet and hook it up to the tv to get the games.

  • Posts: 0 Stan

    Lets see a good outing from cole he needs it!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova

    Good to see Cole pitching out of jams here

  • Posts: 0 nate

    mlb gamecast on espn just had a ball right in the center of the strike zone listed as a “ball”. either crazy umping, or gamecast doesn’t know where the pitches actually are.

  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Yet another pitcher that DOMINATES the Phillies vastly overrated offense.
    Like last night.

    Happens far too often to consider this a great offense.

  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I have comcast and hate direct tv. no contracts to sign. i get phillies, flyers on comcast sportsnetwork. never any problems with weather. i pay 125 a month and have phone, hd, internet. also get hbo and showtime. direct is way more then that. i have had for years.

  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    overrated offense. are you smoking crack. one of the top 3 offenses in baseball. look at the number idiot.

  • Posts: 0 george

    Don’t know what it is with the phils and bad pitchers like petit redding and now another garbage pitcher shuting them down buy we hit guys like haren and beckett.

  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    numbers don’t always tell the story. They tend to pad stats in bunches .

    And I repeat.They are getting thoroughly DOMINATED right now by a pitcher with an ERA of 4.68.

  • Posts: 0 therookie300

    Where’s Cole finding some of this velocity at?

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    teejvee –
    if numbers don’t always tell the story they why did you use them to make your argument:
    ” They are getting thoroughly DOMINATED right now by a pitcher with an ERA of 4.68″
    You refuted your own argument

  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    so is your mother. yea and thats why we are number one…go enjoy your mets. loser…

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  • Posts: 0 Colorado Joe

    I am encouraged by the way Cole is pitching. We need some more runs though. Let’s go Phils!

  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova

    Cole is still throwing a lot of pitches

  • Posts: 0 MP

    Yeah Cole is certainly doing better tonight – but tonight would be the night to go deep into the game. While he hasn’t given up any runs tonight they are still running high counts on him and fouling a lot of pitches off him. 80 or so pitches through 5 innings is not encouraging coming from Hamels.

    But did anyone see him get the 96 MPH fastabll?

  • Posts: 0 george

    The phils need to be more patient with this guy and make him throw pitches.

  • Posts: 0 joedad

    The Nation is quiet tonight. Let’s hear some chatter.

  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    Never count your chickens, but with Norm Johnson on the DL the Marlins are pretty much done.

    great job Cole, let’s get some friggin run support!

  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Phils always suck against the skell pitchers

  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Did they say who was closer tonight?

  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Lidge illed the nation last night as to why its slow here.

    and thats my question too
    if it srays 1-0

    Who comes in?

    I vote chan ho

  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    norm johnson?

    From cheers?

  • Posts: 0 j reed

    go pedro go

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well it won’t be Lidge. Even if he didn’t blow it last night, tonight would be 5 days in a row. Charlie can’t be that stupid.

    I hope it is Chan Ho too. Or maybe Madson. See how he does in another save opp. Or Walker?

  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    walker ?
    your serious

    i am thnking its chan ho or madson. Knowing the old man and how he is I am betting Madson.

  • Posts: 0 vito corleone

    the mets just made a move thats going to greatly improve that team today…….they put oliver perez on the DL……..ha!!

  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    this pitcher does very well against lefties. well when you look at our lineup our big boppers are lefty. utley with the first homer this year for a lefty. not easy.

  • Posts: 0 mikeB

    No patience against sinker ball pitchers. Hard to believe only one run against this lowly Pirates ball club.

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Yes Andrew I am serious. Walker has closed before, with decent success. Better success than Madson and Park as Park has no experience.

    Walker has an ERA of 2.18. Clearly he can get people out.

  • Posts: 0 joedad

    I think you mean Norm Peterson

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well done Cole. Way to not crap your pants when two guys got on with 1 out.

  • Posts: 0 mg52

    The Pirates aren’t lowly against the Phils at PNC. It’s as if they save their best pitching for this annual occasion. I wonder if the hitters even watched video of Maholm before the game.
    Hamels has stranded runners and run up his strikeout total. That’s very encouraging.

  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Yet ANOTHER rollins oh fer. He has to lead the majors in oh fers for a leadoff.

    And big oh fers, too. 4. 5.

  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    Norm Johnson formerly of the Nats.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    park in the 8th
    madson in the 9th
    i wonder if people will pick up madson in fantasy if he succeeds?
    i will not
    I had him the last time he closed

  • Posts: 0 DJ

    HAHAHA his name is Nick Johnson!

  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    oh wait hamils 8th
    chan ho 9th?

    wouldnt that be awesome

    happ starts game 1 of playoffs and chan ho saves it

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    And I am would think that didn’t work out too well for you.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Norm johnson was an old kicker for the seahawks

  • Posts: 0 Colorado Joe

    Cole with one out in the 8th! Gosh I hope we score in the 9th… Lidge for a 5th straight day? I hope not!

  • Posts: 0 DeanH

    I have been on pins and needles all game listening on the radio. How is Cole doing in throwing strikes. Looks like the ump is inconsisent again. Any thoughts

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    San Diego just put up a 6 spot on the ATL and have a 6-3 lead. Top 6.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    So… you think Cole is still in there because he’s afraid to let Lidge in? “No, Charlie, please! It looks like I might actually win this one!!”

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