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Gameday: Phillies (26-20) at Marlins (24-24)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Fri, May 28, 2010 07:17 PM | Comments: 126
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Philadelphia Phillies (26-19) at Florida Marlins (24-24)

Kyle Kendrick (2-2, 5.66 ERA) at Chris Volstad (3-5, 4.31 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Sun Life Stadium
Weather: Scattered Storms, 78
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: @philliesnation

UPDATE: The game will start late because of inclement weather. They have an estimated start time of 7:35.

Well, what can you say. The Phillies are futile right now when it comes to their offense. It’s been three games, 27 innings, since the Phils have scored a run.  It’s been since Sunday for God’s sake!

On to the pitching. Cole Hamels was very good yesterday, now it’s Kyle Kendrick’s turn. He’s just 2-2 on the year with an ERA in the fives, so they’re best isn’t going.  As it stands, he’ll need to do all he can on a muggy evening on South Florida to keep his team in the game.  KK has uninspiring numbers against the Fish in his career. He’s 2-2 with an ERA above six.  Let’s hope he finds a way this evening.

Chris Volstad has some pretty good numbers against the Phils (2-2, 3.21 ERA in 6 starts). The last thing the Phils need is another hot pitcher getting to them.  Volstad has been so-so this year, but fares better against lefties than righties, somehow. Lefties hit just .225 against him, righties go .258. The 6’8″ righty has shown signs of brilliance, but can also be had.  Let’s see if the Phils can smack him around this evening.

Tonight’s Lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Valdez SS, Hamels P

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Enjoy your holiday weekend with some Imperial. It won’t knock your socks off, but it will refresh you a bit. It’s a Costa Rican import, so think of the sun and sand while guzzling this brew tonight.  Hot dogs and Hamburgers on the grill with it.– By Pat

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Ace Ho

    can not wait to watch Phillies kick some marlins ass tonight

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK: Let’s make those Marlins pay for that HBP!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, Ryan: Let’s end this run drought!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mulvi

    I thought for sure that was another double play.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    ugh

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Mulvi: yeah, they were talking on the radio this afternoon, what do the Phils need to do, and all I could think was, less GIDP!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (sigh) here we go again.

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Paging Dr. Heimlich. Couls you please deliver a house call to the choke kings.

    Choke Utley and Ryan Howchoke,

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @teejvee: I wouldn’t include Utley in that, but I would include Ibanez.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Don’t worry Greg Dobbs in the lineup, we will be okay

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Whee! Well, at least we’re shutting them down!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    @Chuck: you’re funny! :D

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    didn’t Gload score the last run?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, we’re real good at getting men on base, but can we get them home?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (sigh) LESS GIDP!!! MORE GIDDYUP!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    Wow Dobbs Sucks

     
  • Posts: 0 Mulvi

    WTF happened to Greg Dobbs?

     
  • Posts: 0 Art

    When is that idiot Manuel going to learn to bunt runners over with no outs. He always plays against the odds. He is a total idiot and deserves to be fired.

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    I can see dobbs getting released reallll soon

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Release Dobbs sign Burrell

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Nice to see a DP go our way for a change.

     
  • Posts: 0 QU Sam

    OK let’s get a Vegas line for the next time the Phils score a run:
    tonight: 4-1
    this weekend: 3-1
    next week: 3-2
    any takers?

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    tonight, definitely, in the third inning

     
  • Posts: 0 Mulvi

    How come teams are lazy in thinking just adding “Los” gives it the Latino support? The least they could do is translate their team name in Spanish instead of just adding the Spanish word for “the” on their jerseys

     
  • Teejvee posts on blogs too??? Guy is a troll on the Phillies message board. KK looks good but we need to hit!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ace Ho

    Maybe Phillies need to get a better pair of binoculars.
    so they can get some tips from marlins pitchers and hit better :)

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Valdez in the two hole can’t be a good sign

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Chuck: I hope you were right about the 3rd inning…

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I understand we need a change but Valdez batting 2. Dobbs should not be in the lineup. The only way these guys are going to hit is keep at it. Just dont understand Manuel.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Rats. Maybe the 4th.

     
  • They have to score tonight…right?..

     
  • Posts: 0 Jason B

    Yawn.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Magic eight ball says phillies score in the 4th, this time for sure

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    QU-

    Odds are good on scoring tonight.The choking will continue but
    they will behind big by the 6th inning with KK going.
    Then, they might pick up some garbage off a scrub bullpen guy.
    Now, if Kendrick keeps it close-they won’t score tonigh.

    Then tomorrow is out as well, Johnson. Forget it.

     
  • Posts: 0 QU Sam

    ChuckS, you lose.

     
  • Posts: 0 QU Sam

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m P****ed off the Phils aren’t scoring. It’s like I don’t need to watch them bat, since I know what the result will be anyway. It’s a matter of how many they lose by.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    just ignore the slime bag teejvee. thats what he wants. we have been to the show two years in a row. the mets. LOL LOL LOL. Like Jerry M. would say…MUMM MUMMM MUMMM

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    right now we all lose :(

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Ok guys. We got a game with the Marlins tonight. And that only means one thing. Bad news for the Marlins.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    aw crap

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    owie…

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    ouch

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Nice jinx T Mac.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    (sigh)
    Here it goes, here it goes, here it goes again
    Aw here it goes again…

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Way to be a jinx TMac you fool.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    kendrick cant throw a ball to first and ryan making 125 million cant get in front. good job hanley by running hard.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    What did TMac say? I don’t pay attention to him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ace Ho

    please, don’t get shut out again

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    “Kendrick will get out of this inning as long as he makes a good throw.”

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Blech. OK, now we have to score. We have to. Now.

     
 
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