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Gameday: Phillies (56-47) at Nationals (45-58)

Posted by Kieran Carobine, Sat, July 31, 2010 06:15 PM | Comments: 192
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Philadelphia Phillies (56-46) at Washington Nationals (44-58)washington-nationals-logo

Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.85 ERA) vs. Ross Detwiler (0-1, 0.00 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Nationals
Weather:
Partly Cloudy, 83 Degrees
TV:
CSN Philly
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The Phillies will look to start a new winning streak after the dropping the series opener last night against the Nationals. Newly acquired Roy Oswalt never really got into a groove against the last place team in the NL East.

Oh the hill for the Phightins will be Joe Blanton. Blanton is coming off one of this strongest starts of the season giving up only two runs throwing six innings and picking up the win against Colorado. It was only his third win in his past eight starts. Kentucky Joe has struggled on the road going 1-4 with a 6.51 ERA.

Ross Detwiler will take the ball for the Nats. Detwiler is coming off his first start of the season against Milwaukee after having surgery on his hip this past offseason. Despite his 0.00 ERA he did take the loss giving up five runs; all unearned.

The Philly bats will look to heat up again. They only scored one run last night courtesy of a Jayson Werth home run; his 15th. Werth is 11 for his last 24 with two homers. He will be batting 4th in the lineup tonight as Ryan Howard has the night off. Domonic Brown, after going 2-4 last night, is in the lineup again batting 6th and playing right field.

Lineup: Rollins 6, Polanco 5, Ibanez 7, Werth 8, Ransom 3, Brown 9, Ruiz 2, Valdez 4, Blanton 1

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Your gameday beer: Woodchuck Cider Granny Smith

Woodchuck is tasty, fairly priced, and won’t dry you out. And one good thing about playing in the Nation’s capitol is that most bars in the area probably carry this Cider. Make it your gameday and celebratory beer tonight. So drink up and cool down. -KC

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Joshua

    I would rather have Brown in RF than have Francisco striking out against a lefty 3 out of 4 times…Brown can hit lefties just as good as right handers..

     
  • Posts: 0 Tortilla Fats

    Brown needs to see lefties. He is not and will not be a platoon player.

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    Alright- PHILLIES TIME TO FORGET ABOUT LAST NIGHT-LETS START A NEW WINNING STREAK!!!!NEED YA TONIGHT JOE-BLOW………LETS DO THIS!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Another skell pitcher. that worries me.
    Nice to see d. Brown in vs a lefty.
    Now lets win this.

    Braves losing 5-2 in 8th to Cinn

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    WELL ANDREW I HAVE TO LISTEN TO NATS FEED TONIGHT LOL!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    If jimmy swings at the first pitch………..

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Braves lose

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    That Morgan kid robbed Werth….

    And now he’s on base/

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    just missed it!

     
  • Posts: 0 Tortilla Fats

    Howard will enjoy a night off. It gives him a chance to ponder his swing and mentally throw to second base many, many times.

     
  • Posts: 0 nyc billy

    Hey, you guys are getting better, Blanton waited three pitches tonight before starting your meltdown!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I think the Morgan kid had it the whole way and just wanted to make it look good.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Freaking Zimmerman OWNS Heavy B

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Does Blanton look skinnier? Or is it just me

     
  • Posts: 0 nyc billy

    Wow. You could go through a whole series against the Nationals and not lead for even a single inning. Kudos, Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Joe needs to go, he has been godawful all year long

     
  • Posts: 0 joe444

    At least Larry Anderson is providing some quality listening: “Either keep giving up hit after hit after hit, and hit hard, or KNOCK SOMEBODY DOWN!”

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    At least Atlanta lost already

     
  • Posts: 0 NYC Philly

    so tired of seeing the typical 3 runs sub 5th inning from blanton. i have the mlb package and a shiney new laptop, but when he pitches i dont watch for fear of needing to purchase another shiniy new laptop

     
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  • Posts: 0 Dylan

    Wow Joe Blanton sucks. I think the contract Ruben gave him was the dumbest thing he ever did, worst than letting Lee go. Let’s hope Raul’s fine, and let’s frickin score on the road and win.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    When will D-Brown go yard???

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    There is no quality listening on the nats feed thats for sure!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Last nights Nats starter came in with 2 wins. He dominated. Tongihts has 0 wins. I wonder what will happen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Blantons fine. I mean giving up 6 hits in a row doesnt mean anything? does it.

    The Phils should score at least 10 runs tonight. But we all know what will happen.

     
  • Posts: 0 mark

    Team CHOKE rears its ugly head.

    AGAIN,

    It’s groundhog year for this team.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    come on hitters.
    this is a joke

     
  • Posts: 0 nyc billy

    Holy cr*p, a buddy of mine works at the Post and he just called to tell me that a warrant is going to be issued for Chase Utley’s arrest on Monday. It’s for solicitation, get this, with a MALE prostitute in Times Square. I can’t believe it, but he swears it’s true. Check the Post tomorrow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    If they had done something then you get a rightie in and bring in Howard. This team isnt the same without RH

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    NYC BILLY
    Thanks for the humor. Mongotard

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Of course Ruiz hits.

    I swear he shuold be hitting second for somany reasons.

     
  • Posts: 0 nyc billy

    @Andy He swears it’s true. The guy’s not even really a sports fan, he wouldn’t make it up, he doesn’t care. We’ll see tomorrow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Utley is with the team in DC. I amonly humouring because its kinda slow here.

    Ruiz and valdez get the job done. Typical

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    nice job wilson!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 nyc billy

    @Andy It’s from an incident on a trip to NYC in June.

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    getting owned by another garbage pitcher…this is getting old I mean come on…

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    God, why the hell are Wheels and McCarthy so boring and so negative?

    It’s like another knife in the heart everytime they open their mouths. We need new announcers who actually LIKE the Phillies. Even when they’re doing well, those two boneheads (along with Sarge) find SOMETHING to complain about.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Good to see Blanton bounce back from his usually terrible 1st innings..

     
  • Posts: 0 nyc billy

    @Manny Yeah, it was nice they had those deck chairs so neatly arranged on the Titantic, too.

     
  • Posts: 0 NYC Philly

    pretty sure even dykstra is available at his current default rate of 10 cents on the dollar

     
  • Posts: 0 Tortilla Fats

    Wheeler needs to go. He stinks, He’s an ass. He wears a cheap toupee that looks like a dead squirrel on his head. And, he is a real aggressive drunk around women, especially. Overall, a complete disgrace and a boor. Otherwise, a decent fellow.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    my god this team is so friggin frustrating.

     
  • Posts: 0 Tortilla Fats

    It would be a real shame if we lost two of three or we get swept by the worst team in our division that stands 13 games below 500.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    prepare yourself Tortilla

     
  • Posts: 0 mark

    What a SHIIIteChoke team .

    Detweiler.

    Are you KIDDING me?

     
  • Posts: 0 "PHILLYBOY"

    Got them right where we want them…….only 2 runs!!

     
  • Posts: 0 jt

    Nobody like’s wheeler,but he’s been with this team forever I think if they were gonna get rid of him they would of by now…

     
  • Posts: 0 L.B.

    Sweep imminent. 2010 Offensive Slump, version 2.0 is in full force.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Chooch is the man

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Homer for Ruiz

    Heres the bad news the Nats starter tomorrow also only has 2 wins for the year.
    Already been dominated by 2 starters with a combined 2 wins so far this series. Could get ugly.

     
 
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