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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 Cole Hamels

    i want some milk and cookies….

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    Only way we’ll break out is if everyone gets a rash. We’re anemic this year!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    if lincecum gets one win after the age of 30 I will be very suprised.
    He is a freak at this point. but I dont see a 140 pound guy with bad mechanics lasting long term. Fun to watch now though.
    But get a haircut son.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Cole
    dont cry
    It will be OK

     
  • Posts: 0 phatti

    Cole needs a quick inning here. We want to see him out there for the 7th.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Is our outfield even trying today?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Wow its a good thing Molina is so big…should have scored on that.

    I say we walk Nate and then pitch to Timmy and pray for a GIDP.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    crap. crap crap crap.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    the team looks bad all the way around
    cole has pitched well
    bases loaded and timmy up
    lets see what happens

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    argh.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Can you say “Jeltz”?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    great pitching there Cole. Walking a guy in with the bases loaded.

    I’m thinking Renteria will get a bases clearing double here.

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    is he getting squeezed or what..umpire is horrible

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    The ump squeezed in a run… we can’t win.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    2 run single, bases clearing double, pretty much the same deal.

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    charlie doesn’t know when to take hamels out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, we’ve stopped the bleeding, but I don’t think we’re going to end our losing streak.

     
  • Posts: 0 CT Dave

    Gotta get the bats to wake up and start hitting

     
  • Posts: 0 joe

    cole hamels sucks.

    period.

    there is no way around it.

    he had torres 1-2…missed his spot 4 times allowing torres to foul pitches off and walked him.

    he sucks

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    dammit! I just remembered the game was on, and it looks like I turned it on just in time to see Cole do it again. Did he look good for the first 5 innings? Oh, crap, this pitching is getting a little unnerving….

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    I sure hope we can beat the Mets. They’re coming in with a lot of momentum. We’re coming home with our tails between our legs (and not much else there).

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    If you told me the Phillies would be in third place and the Mets and Nats would be in first and second, I would have laughed in your face. We have fallen hard.

     
  • Posts: 0 j

    he walked a guy on a good ab and then renteria hit a little ground ball through the hole. give him a break

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Touchdown 49ers! This game is over…. No chance of pulling a miracle on the W**d-mizter…. Met’s up 1.5…. F*ck!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    RYAN!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 phatti

    J–i agree that we are too hard on Hamels. But that’s not what happened. In a span of 6 batters, he intentionally walked one, retired the pitcher, and allowed the other four to reach base. Single, Double, IBB, out, Walk, Single. That’s a stretch that’s going to kill your team, and that’s what he did. Let’s hope our offense can do something in the last three innings, otherwise we’re going home swept.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    bleh

     
  • Posts: 0 j

    his pitch count was high. he should have been pulled after the pitcher

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    j –

    Stop deluding yourself. A better pitcher would have gotten the guy out (and it STILL would have been a good ab) or gotten a ground ball TO someone. I can give up walks and hits and you can cheer for me, too. Don’t need to pay Cole to do it.

     
  • Posts: 0 joe

    J….what are you talking about?

    a good ab? COLE MISSED HIS SPOT BY A FOOT about 4 times…

    he wasn’t even close…

    he’s awful.
    PERIOD

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I love how Baez looks solid in a non hold situation but when the game is on the line he craps the bed.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Cole pitched really well today. the Giants’ rally happn. inpart because our pitchers have no faith in this O. Pitchers are trying to perfect on every single pitch. Anyone with half a brain knows that this is the formula for dis. O is still lost in orbit. Stop bashing Cole for no reason.

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    How much of his overpaid salary is Cole paying you to defend him?

     
  • Posts: 0 BurrGundy

    Charlie manuel stayed with Cole too long. Stamina can be an issue in April, and Cole was over 100 pitches. Maybe Charlie lacks confidence in our bullpen, like many of us.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    If this offense wants to wake the F up anytime in the near future it wouldn’t be too soon.

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    Charlie Manuel is proof that a moron can look like a genius if you surround him with talent. But once the well runs dry, he’s just a moron.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Why is Schnieder catching? I missed it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I think moron is a bitch harsh but as I said before last year started, not having Jimy Williams is huge.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    you seem emotional. that skit they did on It’s Always Sunny… The one were one of the guy’s wrote a luv letter to Chase must have really been true. I guest they just switched it from Cole to Chase to protect your indenity huh? what a shame… I recomm you try a woman like the rest of us men on this board. They’re awesome!

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    How’d we end up with Schneider, anyway? Didn’t the suckage he put on display for the Mets make it abundantly clear that you’re better off putting a large sack of pig shit behind the plate?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    wow…I totally meant to type bit…I guess that is what happens when you try three doing things at once.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Edr. Spot on with the mention of Jimmy Williams… His presence was extremely under valued..

     
  • Posts: 0 NYphilsfan

    Stick a fork in this game. What’s the rotation for the next three games against the Mutts?

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    Maybe I am emotional. Its MY team! As for trying a woman, I have… several in fact. I’m not a lesbian, though… its just kinda fun every now and then.

     
  • Posts: 0 joe

    kendrick and moyer pitch two of the 3 against the mets..

    so yeah… there’s 2 more losses

     
  • Posts: 0 therookie300

    Why do I keep visiting this site? The negativity on here is ridiculous. Even when things are going good everyone still wants to find flaws. Maybe it’s just the Philly nature in all of us……..

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    my bad 2nd place… this losing is making us all a little nuts. i apologize.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    i’m sorry 2nd place… this losing is making us all a little nuts. again i apologize.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    First time in who knows how long where every pitcher in the rotation has a loss one time through? Halladay L, Moyer L, Hamels L…all we need is kendrick and the spot starter. I see it happening, no doubt.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    But hey, Polanco gets on base and Chase gets his 1000 hit AND a game tying homer?!

     
 
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