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Gameday: Phillies (41-34) at Reds (43-35)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, June 30, 2010 11:40 AM | Comments: 207
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Philadelphia Phillies (41-34) at Cincinnati Reds (43-35)

Roy Halladay, RHP (9-6, 2.29 ERA) vs. Aaron Harang, RHP (6-7, 5.07 ERA)

Time: 12:35, Great American Ballpark
Weather: Sunny, 77
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: @philliesnation

Game 1 of the Post-Utley/Polanco Experiment went about as well as it could go. Wilson Valdez played second base and hit a three-run bomb. The Phillies won the game, the Braves and Mets lost, and all is well with the world. Greg Dobbs went hitless, but we’ll give him a pass after the roller-coaster ride the team put everyone on. Dobbs tenure at third will be of the day-to-day variety, it would seem.

To today’s matchup, where Roy Halladay looks for double digits in wins for the sixth straight season. He’s faced the Reds twice in his career and has gone 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA. Who would you rather have on the mound with a series win at stake? Lets do it…

Aaron Harang is opposite the Doc and has been relatively sub-par this year, and for the previous two years as well. Over his past 71 starts, Harang has just 18 victories against 38 losses. The Phillies have shelled him over nine career starts, as he’s given up 32 earned runs over just 54 innings of work. After last night’s wild victory, an easier way to win would be to have Doc shut down a touch Cincy lineup and have Harang implode early. Seems possible given the circumstances.

LINEUP: Victorino CF, Dobbs 3B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Valdez 2B, Sardinha C, Halladay P
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  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Anybody heading out to Pittsburgh for the games this weekend? PNC is easily one of the best parks in the league. It’s a perfect stadium.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Second John

    Dobbs hitting the ball hard today. May at-bats was what he needed after all.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Been talking about it $$$ – decided I would work instead.
    Probably going to look for the Orioles hosting Seattle and see if we can get tickets to watch Lee pitch.

    Would you rate PNC better than Camden Yards?

    I still have CBP as the best – seeing the field from the concourse is tops – now, I haven’t been to many (this year Yankee stadium and the Nat’s nest).

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Buster Onley said the Mets and Twins will get into a bidding war for Lee. He said the Yankees will make a call but might wait and sign him after the season. Lets hope the Twins get him for there catching prospect. God just to dream of having Doc and Lee back to back. Oh well.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Beautiful 1-2-3 by Doc! An 8 pitch inning which followed a 19 pitch inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bobby D

    Just wanted to check in from the beach at 19th street in Wildwood. Listening to the game on my iPhone, drinking a beer. Not gonna lie, this is enjoyable.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    This is where Harang says goodbye

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in the outfield

    Nobody is saying not to voice your opinion. But you’re so consistently negative that it’s overwhelming, almost consuming. The regulars have a very healthy exchange of ideas, theories & opinions about anything & everything about the Phillies.

    Probably the only player who tends to be out of reach is Utley. Werth never has been out of reach, not for any reason, looks or otherwise. I’d say there are an equal number of people who beat him up b/c of his looks as those who do not beat him up b/c of his looks. And frankly I can’t believe this is even in discussion with a BASEBALL PLAYER. Wow this is stupid.

    In any case, let’s address it – it’s difficult to fault a guy with his baseball family (knowledge) & upbringing, as well as his history: the pretty intense injury (not his fault), overcoming being thrown on the dungheap, the hard work he’s put in & continues to consistently put in (he’s played no less than 4 positions), and becoming a much needed, under-paid 4 – 5 tool player on a team full of stars. In a city that loves to beat on its sports stars, Werth has turned out to be a well liked guy (as are Howard, Rollins, Victorino, and Utley). No small feat.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Yea, I do put PNC over Camden Yards. And I put Camden Yards over CBP just based on the fact the concourses at Camden Yards are so much wider. CBP gets a little jammed up at times, especially during rain delays.

    At PNC the second level along the 3rd base line is an amazing view of the field and the city. The exterior of the building is great. And I really like how most of the seats in the stadium are in the lower level, almost 2/3rds of the seats are lower level. And you can get tickets for less than face value from the scalpers.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    The other great thing about PNC. Attendence is so bad that everybody receives one free ticket a year just by signing up on the Pirates website.

     
  • Posts: 0 mark

    Would it kill one of the regulars to get a FRIGGIN CLUTCH hit ?
    Werth-CHOKE
    Ibanez-USELESS ( he got his weekly hit already last night)

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Morris, you put a winning team in either Pittsburg or Baltimore and those concourses will get skinnier.

    Every game here is a sellout. I have never seen anything like it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in the outfield

    They’re winning Mark & Keep the Ball. Bottom of the 6th and it’s 3 – 0. It IS a ‘team’ after all. Not every single one of them is ON every single day. And I don’t think you’re using the word “choke” and/or “clutch” under the right circumstances. However, it could just be me.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Dane put a charge into that one.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    This Votto is getting on my nerves

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Settle down Doc – settle

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Saying Dobbs should no way batting 2 is crazy. Why is that negative. A guy we were so happy to get rid of is now back up batting in the top. What about Rollins then Werth. Sticking Dobbs at 6.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in the outfield

    55 RBIs and 18 HRs – I hate that Votto. Great, now it’s 3 – 1. Jeeze, that should’ve broken his bat.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Original Chuck P

    Doc is going 9 innings today…

     
  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Jamie’s looking hot with his hair a little longer, not that anyone cares, but just sayin…..

    Bobby D from the beach…shut up, I’m jealous!

     
  • Posts: 0 phillyboy

    THAT IS JUST NASTY

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    I was at 2 games during the Torono series over the weekend. It was such a pleasant crowd. I am partial season ticket holder, and some of the people at the games drive me nuts. It is a very drunken and rude crowd at the games quite often. It was nice to see more familes at the game, and more people there to enjoy themselves at a baseball game instead of just being at an event.

    I have seen the Phillies play at Camden Yards a few times. And even with that many people the crowd flows better. I hate trying to walk through Ashburn Alley some games. I love CBP but the narrow concourses is the only thing I don’t like. And I hate the people who throw back home run balls from the opposing team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Alright Shane now take this base!

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    How come Victorino does not steal bases anymore?

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    I’m asking the same question Morris

     
  • Posts: 0 Keep the Ball, This ain't Wrigley

    The throwing the ball back when the road team hits a HR at Citizens Bank is pathetic. First of all, it is a Cubs tradition. Why would Phillies fans want to be like Cubs fans? That would be like LA Laker fans wanting to be like New Jersey Nets fans. Or Patriot fans wanting to be like Cleveland Browns fans. You might as well just wear a Cubs jersey to the game. Also, after you throw it, the ball girl just gives it to some little kid whose parents can afford great seats.

     
  • Posts: 0 mark

    attaboy Jimmy Popup. Way to come up big when you team needs you!

    Nice job. Keep swinging for that fence. With any luck you’ll have that average down to .250 by the end of the weekend.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Just seems like the Phillies no longer steal bases. They don’t even try or threaten to. Doesn’t make sense to me. I understand Rollins not going because of the bad leg. But what is the excuse for Victorino, Werth and Utley?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    sorry to be negative but werth has to make that catch. you want big money you make the catch. trade him for lee.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    I am only 5’8″, the first year at CBP I thought I was going to get ill walking Ashburn Alley – like the world was closing in on me!

    Quite used to the bustle now, I have had a few partial season plans every year at CBP, this year a FSP.

    Throwing back the opposing teams hr balls is a tradition down there. If I had a kid with me and got the ball, it would not matter to me one bit.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Strike out here would be nice or a pop up…

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    BRING BACK LEE…BRING BACK LEE. Doc is getting the hammer

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Stop the bleeding Roy – you can do it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Is that Ricky Watters playing right field for the Phillies today?

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Jeff are you 7?

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Damn its that Votto

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Joey’s depression is coming back. oh no. get him and vick committed.

     
  • Posts: 0 Morris Buttermaker

    Wow, that was a horrible called 3rd strike on Votto. It was not even close.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    a little bigger but thanks brook.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Another recovery sweet!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Rhodes again? Feeding time?

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Jeff …

    first, you really named your son Chase.. after Utley? So we found the one player in the organization that you don’t think sucks.

    second, why on Earth would the Mariners trade Cliff Lee for Jayson Werth, who is also a Free Agent to be …


    Your insightful, negative critcism, should land you a permanent spot on 610-WIP

     
  • Posts: 0 The Original Chuck P

    I’ll take it… questionable third strike to Votto, weak pop fly to Rolen to get out of the jam. Who closes today?

     
  • Posts: 0 phillyboy

    YEA HE IS REALLY GETTING HAMMERED U GUYS KILL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 mark

    11 hits- yeah , he’s getting around, but he usaully does.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Ugh!

     
  • Posts: 0 phillyboy

    SUPERSTAR PITCHERS GET THOSE CALLS

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Cmon Jay, we need some distance here.

     
  • Posts: 0 mark

    Howard-
    CHOKE

    Werthless -CHOKE

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    From what I heard, Rhodes was looking like this most of the season, before last night – he set a record for 33 straight innings without giving up a run

     
 
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