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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 Repeat!

    fri : kendrick vs lefty Nei(something) he’s been pretty good so far. sat: roy vs pelf(4-0 invisible era so far), sunday-nite moyer vs santana

     
  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    I am kinda getting used to seeing a new Jeltz award winner every day…

    The sad part is I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Mets sweep us either.

    Just be thankful that April isn’t every month for Baseball season.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Howard?!

     
  • Posts: 0 joe

    it’s okay guys..
    cole really pitched well today….you know..except for the fact he gave up 4 runs in 6 innings and had a pitch count over 100 in those 6 innings…

    that’s good right?

    cause your #2 freaking starter should give you those kinds of outings…6 innings 4 runs…with an era almost to 5..

    I MISS CLIFF LEE

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Utley gets hit #1000! Woo hoo!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    Congrats on 1000 hits Chase

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, Jayson: here’s your chance to be a hero…

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    YEEEEE HA!!!! WOO HOO!!! JAYSON: YOU’RE A HERO!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    oh sh*t!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    we waited for that
    yelling so loud the dog is hiding now

    YES!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mulvi

    That was awesome!

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    yeah linceum doesn’t get the win either now

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew

    i was like howard has to score doesnt he? LOL
    he did

     
  • Posts: 0 Second Place

    OMG!!! YAY!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    Yes!Yes!Yes!Yes!Yes!Yes!Yes!Yes!Yes!Yes!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Jaw dropped.

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh

    When is rollins back?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Wow. Oh wow. I did *NOT* see that coming.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    Lets go Castro!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Now hopefully we didn’t just set it up for them to walk off. Can’t take another Atlanta heartbreaker.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Seriously, when is J-Roll back? Castro has been solid so far but I miss J-Roll, and Blanton and Happ.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    who is this guy….

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Whoa! Nice…..I would be so ticked off if I were Lincecum.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    It sickens me that we have to bring in Hendron in the bottom of the 9th of a tie game with the heart of the line up coming up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Wow, was that the first time a Phils pitcher has gotten a called strike tonight?

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    one down two to go. Let’s go Herndon!

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    wtf ump… the 1st 2 pitches were strikes

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    kung fu fighting! hu!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    10th inning, let’s go!

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    they hit popeye with the pitch plus the sac bunt…

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    damn popeye…. why u slow dude?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    I think Hamels got a few Tracey.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Popeye scores for a case of tasty cakes!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    Whoo Hoo!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mulvi

    Polanco plunked

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    hahaha, here we go!

    Lincecum is lurking around the corner with a bat waiting for the manager to walk by.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    Sarge is sleep on the team airport shuttle…. he’s missing a great comeback

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    Who’s gonna pitch the bottom of the 10th?

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Do I need to ask who will be pitching the bottom of the 10th?

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Will it be mmmmMadson?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Madson.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    I have confidence Madson will lock this win down….

     
  • Posts: 0 BurrGundy

    Let’s go Madson !!!! Close it out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Have it noted that I will have an anxiety attack before this inning/game is over.

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    Same here, Keegan

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Oh, brother….

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    And it’s started.

     
  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    howard should’ve had that one

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    Aaaargh!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jamie's Babies

    this has the potential to be a huge momentum swing..
    1.Top half of the lineup performed well against the reigning cy young
    2.Much-needed win
    3. Injured players returning soon.

    Never know with this team, but an (almost, not yet) comeback win with a depleted roster in early season…ill take that

     
 
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