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Gameday: Phillies (11-9) at Giants (12-8)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, April 28, 2010 02:45 PM | Comments: 248
2010 Gameday, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (11-9) at San Francisco Giants (12-8)

Cole Hamels (2-2, 5.11 ERA) vs. Tim Lincecum (4-0, 1.00 ERA)

Time: 3:45 p.m at AT&T Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet/MLB Network
Weather: Cloudy with showers possible, 51
Twitter: @philliesnation

Ugh, Todd Wellemeyer.  That’s really all you need to know about last night’s offensive debacle in which the Phils could not figure out the veteran righty who sported a 8.16 ERA going into action.  He finished after seven innings, allowing two earned.  The Phils mustered just one extra-base hit.

On the bright side, this is the end of the Phillies nine-game road trip that spanned Atlanta, Phoenix, and San Francisco.  Cole Hamels will look to close it out with a win and at least hit Philly on a high note.  Hamels has been his usual consistently inconsistent self.  His ERA is above five, he has one very strong start, and three very-average starts mixed in.

On the other side is the reigning two-time NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum.  Not exactly what you want to see when you’re trying to leaving San Fran with a victory and some hope.  The Kid is 4-0 with an ERA of one.  That’s all, just normal stuff for him.  He’s the only guy in baseball keeping pace with Roy Halladay on the mound, and luckily enough, the Phils get him today.  He’s as nasty as they come, and he looks like your little brother.  If they can figure out a way to get to Lincecum, something they couldn’t do against the likes of Wellemeyer, Sanchez, and Benson, the could plant the seeds for a positive homestand starting Friday.

Since singing a $125 million contract extension earlier in the week, Ryan Howard has struggled.  He hasn’t homered since the Phils were in Houston (64-straight at-bats).  I feel one coming today.  Just a hunch, but damn does he need it.

LINEUP: CF Victorino, 3B Polanco, 2B Utley, 1B Howard, RF Werth, LF Ibanez, SS Castro, C Ruiz, P Hamels

Your gamenight beer: Cigar City Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale

Had this one the other night at the one and only Grey Lodge Pub and it was rather tasty.  It’s dark color is a bit of a misnomer; it’s much smoother than it lets on. It’s meant to be paired with a stogie, something I’m not into, so pair it with some quesadillas, something I did do.  It was a fantastic pairing. There are hints of toffee and caramel in it too, so if you’re a coffee drinker, it’s something you might enjoy as well.  - By Pat

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Since the Phillies suck against crappy pitchers, I think they will tag Timmy with about 20 runs tonight since he’s a great pitcher.

    Pat Burrell will make a special unannounced appearance as a pinch hitter(after being secretly traded back to the Phillies last night)

    Mike Schmidt will come out of retirement, and play 3rd Base and still be better than Pedro Feliz was.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I think Cole will give us a great start…

     
  • Posts: 0 PizzaBagel

    I’m calling it. It’s going to be an all-out pitcher’s duel, with the good guys in red coming out on top.

     
  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    I’ll have what you guys are drinking – but hope you are right.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike Schmidt

    I am the greatest third baseman in baseball history.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Steve Carlton will un-retire to pitch relief tonight in the 8th inning!

    and Ross Gload will pitch a scoreless 9th!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    This guy’s strike zone is all over the place. This is going to be fun (not)

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    A curve ball for a strike is always a positive sign for Cole…

    Nice first inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 j

    yeah he squeezed hamels on a few

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Scoreless first is good… let’s see how the second goes.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    We’re free swinging and we’re playing against the wrooooong pitcher for that line of thought.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Lincecum is a pitching monster, CAN HE BE STOPPED OR AT LEAST CONTAINED…for a game or so?

    Or at least when the Phillies face him….pleaaaaaase?

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    $hit… Lincecum just struck out Howard, Werth, and RAUUUL 1..2..3

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    Damn… Three straight backwards k’s.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    You know what though? I can’t hate Lincecum even when he kicks our asses. That’s just what he does, even if it’s at the Phillies expense

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Arghhh…another walk?

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    So much for a No-hitter now lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    LA is saying that the ump needs glasses. Based on what I’m seeing on Gameday At Bat, I have to agree.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Yeah Tracey, Hamels has pinpoint placement on his fastball today, consistently hitting knee high outside corner. But the ump isn’t giving him squat.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    lol can you imagine if LA was the Phillies pitching coach? He’d probably be ejected a lot…but the fans would love him for it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @WFC: Phils fans do love the arguing. I remember how much we used to love it when Larry Bowa would go all bobble-head on the ump.

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Sometimes I almost think Umpires have some conspiracy against the Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    Cole of all people…is making Timmy work!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Wow JW…wow.

     
  • Posts: 0 phatti

    How does that get scored a double? It was an easy pop fly that Werth ran the wrong way on…

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Stop that WFC…I hear enough of that with the Flyers.

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    Man, the ump is squeezing Cole.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Home town scorekeeper.

    57 pitches for Cole through 3.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK: we’re back to the top of the order. Time for the bats to start doing their job!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Wow Big Time Timmy Jim is gonna K 10 by the end of the 5th.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    LA was saying earlier that all the batters should just stand there and not swing at anything, the strike zone is so tight.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    GO POLLY!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    rats

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Tight for Timmy maybe. But Hamels is getting squeezed like a clam.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WHEW!

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    The obvious conspiracy by the umpires is yet another reason for the season being over. Its so obvious the strike zone is smaller for us and every close call is going against us! Its pathetic.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    THE BIG MAN! FINALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WHOA!!! Howard homered so fast on that one that they hadn’t gotten back from commercial yet!

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    Surprised the didn’t review and overturn it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    way to go $25 million dollar man!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ew

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    God Damnit Cole.

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    SONUVABITCH!!!!!!! COLE HAMELS SUCKS!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 CT Dave

    Why is it that every time they score runs for him, Hamels always gives up runs the next inning….have to bear down and protect the lead

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    I just said that ct dave. It’s frustrating. Same thing with Moyer too the other day.

     
  • Posts: 0 tim

    if the 25 million dollar man had some balls he would have thrown out the runner at second and hamels wouldnt have given up the run. Hard to get all over hamels for one run

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    Because Cole’s living off the rep he earned 2 years ago and is only out there because he’s too expensive to sit.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (sigh), well at least we kept it to a tie. Now it’s time for us to break out…

     
  • Posts: 0 CT Dave

    Way to limit the damage, Cole!

     
  • Posts: 0 Dave

    Yeah Cole’s terrible… 5 inning with only one run given up while being squeezed by the ump…. bloody awful.

     
 
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