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Gameday: Marlins (6-4) at Phillies (7-2)

Posted by Jason Bintliff, Fri, April 16, 2010 05:30 PM | Comments: 131
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MarlinsFlorida Marlins (6-4) at Philadelphia Phillies (7-2)

Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 6.00) vs. Roy Halladay (2-0, 0.56)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park

Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, 68 degrees

TV: CSN Philly

Twitter: @philliesnation and below

Having a five game winning streak snapped yesterday, the Phillies look to start another as they take on division foe, the Marlins. In what will likely be the Phillies first true test of their team this season, the Phillies potent offense will see where they stand against decent pitching.

Oh, and a guy named Roy Halladay makes his Citizens Bank Park debut.

The moment we have been waiting for since December is finally here. Halladay comes home to Philly with a 2-0 record and a minuscule 0.56 ERA. In his first two starts, he has dominated hitters and notched a complete game against Houston. Although he is 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA against the Marlins in his career, there is no reason to think that Halladay won’t dazzle the hometown crowd.

Anibal Sanchez enters the game 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA. In his last start against the Dodgers, he pitched well despite getting tagged for four runs in the fourth inning. For his career, Sanchez has not fared well against the Phils, going 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA.

The Phillies bats struggled against lefty Scott Olsen in yesterday’s game, so seeing the right-handed Sanchez will be a nice break. Shane Victorino and chase Utley both have homers in consecutive games and the offense continues to click despite Raul Ibanez’s struggles.

HopefishYour Gameday Beer: Flying Fish Brewery’s Hopfish India Pale Ale

A citrusy pale ale, with a combination of American, German, and English malts, this bitter brew is balanced with a malty sweetness. Hopfish comes from local brewers, Flying Fish Brewing Company, located across the river from Philadelphia, in Cherry Hill, NJ. Try pairing it with fish, like a tilapia or Chilean sea-bass, I guess.  – By Jason

GO PHILLIES!

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Jason Bintliff is a Phillies season ticket holder and avid fan for 28 years. He was a former free lance writer and contributor to various baseball blogs. He is also the proud son of the owner of Lena Blackburns Baseball Rubbing Mud.

 
 
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Clearly, we brought Halladay in to serve as a bat off the bench…right?

    Pitching is over-rated anyway! ;)

     
  • Posts: 0 BurrGundy

    Hope we get this game in….raining hard. Halladay deserves win #3.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Is it too much to ask the announcers to PAY FREAKING ATTENTION???

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    The radio announcers are on a 15-second delay and they called that HR before the TV did!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    I’d say so, the Nats have guys that came with gloves and they’ve improved their roster defensively. The Marlins are strictly hitting and pitching and are always right at the top of the error charts, their prospects come up with gloves like hellboy.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    UGGAH OGGAH got a damn homer, but those bastards better savor it…that WILL be their only run of the night after all!

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Looks like they aren’t going to take Sanchez out until we score like 10 off him!

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    I think Ryan’s due for another homer.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    The Marlins LOVE Sanchez and still think he’s capable of throwing 200 innings at some point…

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    lol

    would be really awesome to see Jayson get his first homer of the year

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    What counts as a full game? 5 complete? 5 1/2? We are close

     
  • Posts: 0 Number 47

    Five for the away team. At least if the home team is ahead.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    We may actually want to pray for the game to be rain shortened, but long enough for it to count.

    At least that way, we wouldn’t have to use the Bullpen AT ALL today.

     
  • Posts: 0 BurrGundy

    Halladay is enormously efficient — Only 58 pitches for five innings. That is 11.6 pitches per inning — 104.4 pitches for nine innings. Damn good.

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Raul, meet Mr. Mendoza.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    it’s a bird? it’s a plane? nope! it’s RAUUUUUUUUUUUUL!

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    teejvee, meet Mr. Negative.

    He’s in that mirror over there, go have a glance.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Raul’s OBP is 118 points higher than his average right now, walks don’t matter?

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    I just hope we can score a few more insurance runs soon…

    with the way the Bullpen was last night, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Roy Halladay Over/Under 8 innings?

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    I’m guessing it stopped raining?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Chase Utley: You ARE the man!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    lol Utley with his SIXTH of the year!

    At this rate, he’ll homer more than Ryan this season!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Chase does it again!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    thats why carrying loogy’s can be a false economy!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    This team is an offensive juggernaut!

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Well, I guess here are those insurance runs I was hoping for!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    runs against a team not named Houston or called the Nats.. who’d a thunkit?

    = )

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    But i’ll say this: I do NOT want to see either Baez or Madson tonight.

    Bring in Herndon for the 9th, and that’s all I wanna see.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Problem with Herndon right now is he’s getting stats innings and were not seeing him pitch any tough outs.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    what happened to my 7??

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Castro again?? Holy moly

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Either Castro is better than we all thought, or the Marlins really suck.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    He’s a better hitter than Bruntlett or Feliz at least!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mulvi

    I think Castro’s nickname should be either Anti-Beard, or just simply Not Eric Bruntlett!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Halladay could conceivably finish the game with more ABs than Maybin at this rate

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Huge lead. Only 79 pitches thrown after 7 full innings – leave the master in!

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Roy’s first career Homer right here?

    wouldn’t that be badass?

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ

    can you imagine how pissed Lincecum’s agent must be now Halladays in the NL pitching like this…

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    lol… Roy’s gonna ruin Timmy’s chance of a third consecutive Cy!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    I see the Master has left 5 men on base tonight…
    8 >

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Roy’s at nearly 100 pitches, think he’ll pitch the 9th?

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Well, so much for keeping the fish to 1 run.

     
  • Posts: 0 Number 47

    Probably not… they want to give him rest. Plus, I’m not sure even our bullpen could blow a 6-run lead in 1 inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    he’sll probably finish it. They are at the bottom of their order.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    If they put in Herndon for the 9th, we should hopefully be fine…

    I really don’t want to see Baez or Madson today or tomorrow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    MLB says an on field delay – what’s up? more rain?

     
  • Posts: 0 Number 47

    Right now, I don’t think I want to see Herndon, either.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Ugh…maybe they should have left Halladay in

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    Wow, this is unbelievable.

     
 
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