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Gameday: Phillies (40-33) at Reds (42-34)

Posted by Kieran Carobine, Mon, June 28, 2010 06:46 PM | Comments: 92
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Philadelphia Phillies (40-33) at Cincinnati Reds (42-34)

Kyle Kendrick, RHP (4-2, 4.71 ERA) vs. Johnny Cueto, RHP (7-2, 3.97 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Great American Ballpark
Weather: Sunny, 77
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: @philliesnation

The Phillies head into Cincinnati for a three game series to face the NL Central leading Reds.  The Phightins just finished up their interleague schedule yesterday against Toronto in Philly playing a rare road-home series.  They were 10-8 against the American League this season.

The Phils come into today’s game winning 8 of their last 12 thanks to the offense getting a heavy dose of smelling salt.  Chase Utley andJayson Werth have led the offensive charge hitting .381 and .400, respectively, in their last 11 games.  Ryan Howard has also been on a tear in the month of June hitting over .300 with seven homers.

On the mound for Philadelphia will be right-hander Kyle Kendrick.   In his last three starts away from Citizens Bank Park, Kendrick has only allowed two runs in 20 innings pitched.  He is 3-0 against the Reds in his career despite having a 6.61 ERA.

For the Reds, Johnny Cueto will try and continue his great start to the season.   Of his 15 starts this season, Cincinnati has won 10 of those games.  However, Cueto is winless against the Phillies.  In his last start against Philly in 2009, Cueto only lasted two-thirds of an inning giving up nine runs.  The Phillies ended up winning that game 22-1.

The Phillies will most likely be without third baseman Placido Polanco for a third straight start.  He was supposed to receive another cortisone shot in his elbow yesterday.  He could be back in the line-up tomorrow.

Shane Victorino and Howard have homered off Cueto in their careers.

LINEUP: Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Schneider C, Valdez 3B, Kendrick P

Konigshoeven Blond Trappist Ale Your Gameday Beer- Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Named one of the best beers in the country by several publications, Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is a blend of French and toasted oak chips, which infuses a subtle oak and vanilla character into Yeti’s already intense chocolate, roasted coffee malt flavor and hugely assertive hop profile.  Tasty. It probably won’t quench your thirst on this hot day, but if your indoors in the AC, open up a few of these and enjoy as the Phils smack the Reds around. - By Pat

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Let’s Go Phillies!

    On a side note: Where the heck have all the regulars gone?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Well, I can’t speak for anybody else, but I was at the game Friday and Sunday! :D

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WOO HOO! Shane gets a hit!

     
  • Posts: 0 NJ Phils Fan

    Lets have a replay of last year against Cueto!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    I don’t recall: did we have him by the cuetos last year?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    @ Tracey…9 runs in 2/3 of an inning, so yes we did.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    hehehe. Well, I guess we won’t do that well. But I’ll settle for 9 runs in 2 or 3 innings. :)

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Uh, Scott Rolen at bat. Those former Phillies always seem to kill us.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Whew!

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Good start Kendrick. When he’s off, it’s usually apparent right away.

     
  • Posts: 578 Brian Michael

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    Yea, good bunt by Kendrick also.

     
  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    Is a FIFA guy behind the plate? Victorino got jobbed. Twice.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Phillies should be able to handle the Reds. I dont care about the Reds record, they are average. You have to remember the NL is so watered down with talent. No team scares me. If the Phillies are playing there game nobody can win. I do laugh at some of the pitchers we are looking to sign. 5 to 6 million dollar players. Lee was 9. 4 walks this entire year. God I do love watching him on MLB extra innings.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillyboy

    KENDRICK LOOKS LIKE CY TONIGHT LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Utley or Howard go long this inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    SAFE

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Thats ashame. Utley scores if he stays at first. YIKES

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WOO HOO!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    RAUUUUUUUUL

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    First off these umps s u c k. Utley was safe and so was Raul. Why did Raul swing at that high 3-1 pitch. Walk baby. Umps killed the Phillies. They have to be the worst in any sport. Unless your playing Kobe and you breathe on him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Yeah, seriously, remedial umpires.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    What in the world is the ump looking at on that play. That was worst then the perfect game blown call. Start suspending these umps or bring a challange replay to the game. I cant watch this garbage with calls like that.

     
  • Posts: 0 charlie

    Ibanez off his roids is a RALLY KILLER. Mr. DP. HE SUCKS and he is a weak link with Chooch and Polanco out of the lineup. Dominic Brown – you can’t get here soon enough. BENCH IBANEZ.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    we should have first and third with 2 outs. CB is a pig.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    i agree charlie but he was safe at first.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    why the heck are stealling third with 1 out. watered down baseball with a manager that is aweful. retire dusty. barry was on roids.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chris

    Ibañez is the worst

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Kendrick is back. Welcome we missed you. He stinks. Send his A S S to AAA were he belongs. He stinks

     
  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Ouch. Told ya the former Phils kill us.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Kendrick getting touched up during his 2nd trip through the line up…predictable.

    Rolen being the one to smack a home run…expected.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillyboy

    ONLY 2 RUNS GUYS!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 phils

    is it me or do you feel we’ll get shut out to an awful pitcher tonight?

     
  • Posts: 0 Tom

    You just knew that Rolen was going to do some damage. Ex Phils always are tough on us. Kendrick served up a sweet one. No suprise.

     
  • Posts: 0 phillyboy

    I DONT HAVE THAT FELLING AT ALL!!we will score atleast 5

     
  • Posts: 0 charlie

    Get rid of IBANEZ he is the WORST #6 hitter in the NL

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Well considering Cueto is 7-2 with a 3.76 era I would say no, we will not get shut out by an awful pitcher. Probably shut out by a good pitcher.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    god was I right. I said after seeing Meet the Fockers, they would make Meet the little Focker. Coming this summer. No Hoffman. Can Ben Stiller make some different movies.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Ed I hear you but he is an aweful pitcher. Do not be fooled by the NL.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Come on Chase. I love you but the bad baserunning and now this. Get your head into the game baby.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    this is not looking good for the phillies. god the reds are not very good.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Error number 9 for the Golden Boy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Jeff the Reds are a very good hitting team. Probably the best in the NL. But pitching is not their strong suit.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    LOL. Goodbye Kyle. No way he gets out of this inning. 6-0 when it ends.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Ed how can you say that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    get kk out of the game. my god. he is aweful. 3 more runs coming.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Maybe even a granny

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    4….2 more coming.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    and of course chase utley who i love can make a little league play on the pitcher. yikes

     
  • Posts: 0 Ed R.

    Jeff how can I say what? That the Reds are a very good hitting team? Or that they are probably the best hitting team in the NL?

    How about the fact that they are:
    5th in Home Runs
    5th in Average
    6th in RBI
    4th in Hits

    As compared to the Phillies who are:

    11th in Home Runs
    16th in Average
    11th in RBI
    23rd in Hits.

     
  • Posts: 0 phils

    well game over and we’ll be back to 3 1/2 behind the braves tonight :(

     
 
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