Gameday: Phillies (32-29) at Yankees (40-23)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, June 15, 2010 05:48 PM | Comments: 112
2010 Gameday, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (32-29) at New York Yankees (40-23)

Roy Halladay, RHP (8-4, 1.96 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia, RHP (6-3, 4.01 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Yankee Stadium
Weather: Clear, 70
TV: MyPHL 17/MLB Network
Twitter: @philliesnation

World Series re-match? Check. All-World pitching duel? Check. Two of the best teams in baseball going head-to-head? Wait…

We all believe in our heart of hearts that the Phillies are one of the elite teams in all of baseball. Now’s the time to show it. What better way to do so than to send Roy Halladay out there to slap the Yanks around.  After all, Doc owns the Bronx Bombers over his career. In 35 career starts as part of the Blue Jays, Halladay has an 18-6 record with a 2.84 ERA.  He’s worked his magic over NYY in 247 career innings. But as we all know, shutting down the opposition hasn’t really been a problem.

Perhaps the Phils have a case of run-scoring amnesia. They’ve straight-up forgotten how to cross home plate.  They’d better un-forget quickly or this could be another lost series, just as the Boston set was.  New York can score with the best of ‘em.  The three teams at the top of the AL East lead the Majors in runs scored (NYY-355, BOS-353, TB-333). The Phils rank (GASP!) 20th in all of baseball. I know we all keep talking about them breaking out of this slump, but this is seriously getting rather old.

CC Sabathia will be the man in charge of making the Phillies look foolish. Can they buck the trend against their old foe? Sabathia is familiar with the Phils, but it’s Chase Utley who has given him nightmares.  In Utley’s 5-homer World Series against New York, three came off of Sabathia. It’s not a dream matchup for Chase, however, his track record speaks for itself against the Yankees ace.

He’ll get to prove he’s the same guy from the World Series last year in the second spot of the Phils lineup. Charlie Manuel has shifted the order a bit, check it out below:

LINEUP: Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Polanco 3B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Francisco DH, Castro SS, Ruiz C (Halladay P)

Your Gameday Beer: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

This is odd, yet kind of cool at the same time. It was once a drink for lactating mothers way, waaay back when.  Sam Smith makes a damn good beer and this one an has a nice, silky texture, with a bittersweet finish. A four pack of this stuff will run you about $10-12 but it’s well worth it.  It shouldn’t be served too cold either – the temp should be about 55 degrees.  Eat it with Italian food or a nice Tuna Steak and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. – By Pat

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 The Second John

    Hopefully the Phills can win tonight, and win 2 out of three, after they ended Boston on a relatively high note.

    Here’s a comment I read on CSN Philly:
    “I would trade Werth for Lee OR Oswalt so fast it’s make your head spin. I really thing Mayberry can give them what Werth is. Brown too, but he’s another LH bat. I’d like to see Brown replace Raul. I read somewhere, that last yr this time he had 22 homers to the 4 he has now. Wow, what a dropoff.”


  • Posts: 0 Chris

    DAY 25:

    It seems like it may never end. I’m hopeful since Halladay has always played well against the Yankees, and the Phillies have always hit Sabathia. 1 hour 10 min. til game time…we’ll see…..

  • Posts: 0 The Second John

    BTW, please ignore the trolls that will be coming our way tonight.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    I like the Utley 2nd, Polanco 3rd shift in the batting order …. make Chase concentrate on just making contact and playing small ball if needed

    Polanco already does that, so against a lefty (hopefully with Victorino on 2nd).. Polanco can try to drive a ball into the gap and get the offense going again!

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Didn’t Chase hit 5 homers (not 6)? Can’t remember right now, but 5 is the number stuck in my head.

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Ditto Don.

  • Posts: 0 Brian Michael

    I’ll be on patrol.

  • Posts: 0 phillyboy

    manny 5 seems like the # i remember

  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    If the Phils hit, they should beat Sabbathia. They have had decent luck in the past. Let’s see if the slump is over. In my mind, this is a really big series for the Phils.

  • Posts: 1376 Pat Gallen

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    5 was the number I switched it. Thanks for noticing the error.

  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    Good point Don, call Charlie.

    Price vs Kawakami in the the Braves/Rays game tonight. I like that matchup.

  • Posts: 0 miked63

    @ second john : i would trade werth for lee in a second if i could. I know we have all beat the Lee thing to death , but lets face it , theres no way even if the bats come around we can win the world series with just roy and cole ( unless roy pitches 3 games in a 7 game series ). The other thing is , the METS are gonna go after LEE hard. Thats our worse nightmare! Enough salary was coming off after next year to keep LEE. This was the best chance of a dynasty this team ever had. Pitching , Pitching , Pitching ! With HALLADAY , LEE , HAMELS we would have had best 1,2,3 in baseball. I apologise to everyone for beating this dead horse but i”ll never be over it. At 47 years old i’ve seen enough Phils baseball to know it was a one in a lifetime chance of dominance for years. IF THE METS DO GET HIM I’LL LOSE MY MIND !

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Winning this series could be the thing that wakes this team up. We got a solid chance with Doc on the mound. LETS GO PHILLIES

  • Posts: 0 phillyboy

    LETS GO PHILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 yankeesrule

    and the offense starts off with a bang. fire cholly, fire milt, get rid of the big piece and the new beard. they have no heart…cheaters.

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  • Posts: 0 yankeesrule

    there you go howie baby. you waste of 125 million. ENJOY HIS CONTRACT.

  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    another weak nothing popup and another triple brutal k by Howard

  • Posts: 0 yankeesrule

    lol….jason you are just so scary without cheating. waste.

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Just curious…why can’t the Phillies win the World Series with just Roy and Cole? In 08 we won with just Cole, last year we lost because we had just Cliff. Two guys might be enough to get it done, it should be, especially with the way Cole is pitching.

    But that is all assuming this team gets back to hitting the way they used too.

  • Posts: 0 phillyboy


  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    And ballgame.

  • Posts: 0 yankeesrule

    whoooooo babbbbby., you guys stink. you and your overrated doc

  • Posts: 0 Pol

    With the way the Phils are hitting, the channel will probably be changed when the basketball game starts.


  • Posts: 0 yankeesrule

    you got that right eddy babby. no more cheating no more winning.

  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Those bad calls at the plate really hurt.

  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    @yankeesrule dude, do you have issues? if you want to say something at least say something that makes sense.

  • Posts: 0 yankeesrule

    Phillies are just plain horrible. Makes sense.

  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Face it Roy. You are pitching for the WOM.

    Worst Offense Majors.

    This is how ERAs balloon as pitchers lose their focus when they know it’s a done deal already in the second.

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Cheating has nothing to do with why they aren’t winning but whatever. Go back to being an uneducated front runner it suits you.

  • Posts: 0 Terri

    we can’t even count on Roy

  • Posts: 0 yankeesrule

    doc stinks. lol

  • Posts: 0 yankeesrule

    front runner. lol yankee fan all my life baby. kendrick and moyer. oh my

  • Posts: 0 Terri

    WTF? Is Jamie Moyer out there??

  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well at least now I can find something entertaining to do for the next two hours of my night.

  • Posts: 0 Dave

    Game over. With Kendrick and Moyer up next, I’m thinking the Phils get swept.

  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    phils get no hit as well?

  • Posts: 0 miked63

    @ yankeesrule : what exactly is there to be proud ? Whats so hard about buying a team of all stars. You dont see them grow through the organization ( except for a few exceptions , jeter of course ). I want to have mature discussion about this ( hopefully your an adult , we’ll see ).
    The yankees of the late 90″s had alot more homegrown players. I had alot more respect for them. I’m not saying a team shouldn’t have a few free agents if they can afford them , our payroll is like #5 i think , but we watched this team grow up. When u look at your roster and see who was bought the last 5 years , whats so hard about just writing checks? And i’m tired of the title bragging , 20 of those titles came before 1962 , most when theyre werent that many teams , and the yankees paid the most back then too. I’m just saying if my team had the money advantage the yankees have i wouldn’t complain , but i would acknowledge the playing field is not even close to even , and admit we bought our success instead of earning it through drafting and finding diamononds in the rough like the phillies , rays , braves of the 90′s etc. If the PHILLIES had yankee resources we would have kept cliff lee , but we dont. I hope one day MLB gets a salary cap , then we’ll see what the mighty yankees do when they cant just buy a team of allstars.

  • Posts: 0 scott in d.c.

    Cellar, here we come.

  • Posts: 0 Chris

    Yankees own the shit phillies. Bandwagon phillies fans WATCH A REAL TEAM PLAY! without their best player on the field!!


  • Posts: 0 tim

    where is cliff lee when you need him????

  • Posts: 0 AGH

    Good try, Roy! Get ‘em next time, fellas. Orange slices for everyone!

  • Posts: 0 Glutenous

    A sweep is definately on the horizon. We will be lucky to take one from the twins. Last place is coming quick. Hurts. So much more when you don’t see it coming. At least it used to not be a dissapointment because we knew the phils would be bad. Its just plain hard to watch or even listen to right now. Shut off my radio after that last homerun.

  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    to all my fellow Phillies fans. please don’t write anything else until the scum that is with us leaves (that means you yankees dude)

  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Oy, vey.

    There’s still time for the bats to wake up.

    If Halladay was a prima donna like half the Yankees, he’d be wanting to murder the home plate ump right now. But Halladay owns his stuff.

    Lucky break, Chase.

  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    does anyone else not care if Swisher’s bat broke?

  • Posts: 0 Terri

    at least this won’t be a no hitter

  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Way to hustle, Utley.

    Was Sabathia nuts trying to catch that ball like that? He’s lucky he didn’t do some damage!

  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    I don’t know if I can take this run not scoring.

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