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Gameday: Phillies (73-57) at Dodgers (67-64)

Posted by Jonathan Fogg, Mon, August 30, 2010 09:10 PM | Comments: 261
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Philadelphia Phillies (73-57) at Los Angeles Dodgers (67-64)

Roy Halladay (16-10, 2.22 ERA) vs. 
Hiroki Kuroda (9-11, 3.56)

Time: 10:10 p.m at Dodger Stadium
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 67
Twitter: @philliesnation

This is what sets 2010 apart for the Phillies.

Faced with a similar position the past two seasons – heading into a big road series in need of wins, the Phillies would have had one hot starting pitcher (Cole Hamels in 2008, Cliff Lee in 2009) and a grab bag (Brett Myers and Joe Blanton ’08, Hamels and Pedro Martinez in ’09) for the rest of the series.

But not this year. This is why they got Roy Halladay and then added Roy Oswalt. Not to slight Kyle Kendrick, a serviceable fifth starter, but with the ability to hand the ball to Halladay and Oswalt heading into a key series – whether it’s at Dodger Stadium or Yankee Stadium – you have to like the Phillies’ chances.

Tonight it’s Halladay’s turn, and if anyone can maintain the staff’s momentum after an overpowering series against the first-place Padres, it’s Halladay. He’s been so dominant since his Sunday night clunker against at Wrigley Field in mid-July, until last week it seemed he might not lose the rest of the season. But then a bloop single and the Phillies’ inability to score in the Astros series ended that bid (Amazing bonus stat: Halladay has failed to pitched at least seven innings only four times this season).

But no matter how well Halladay pitches, the offense has to score runs. And before their five-run “explosion” yesterday, the Phillies hadn’t scored that many runs in a week. The struggles of Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino from the left side of the plate – and from Ryan Howard and Chase Utley in general – are a major threat to the Phillies’ playoff hopes with each day they continue.

Your Gameday Beer – Philadelphia Original Lager

Philadelphia Original LagerBrewed by Red Bell Brewery out of the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia, this beer is a classic microbrew lager. It’s a bit heavier than Yuengling, with more of a roasted malt flavor and some sweet coffee and caramel hints. Its supreme drinkability coupled with a pour that looks like iced tea means you can sneakily house several of these bad boys. Have your favorite pasta with some marinara sauce and a few Philly Lagers. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 Terri

    offense has been non-existent for the past week. so I am not surprise by this no hitter.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    and the 3 pitch K

    LOL
    Only over your head Jimmy

    turning over to leno

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    So weak

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    I CAN ALMOST DEAL WITH A LOSS BUT TO BE NO-HIT…………

     
  • Posts: 0 Sam

    Polanco will get our first hit in the top of the 9th

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Who are these guys? I don’t recognize this team.

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Jimmy will get our first hit,………………… tomorrow

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    for real how about Werth back in center and Brown some action in right?

    And I am shanes biggest supporter. but enoughs enough

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Greg Dobbs will get the first hit for the Iron Pigs tomorrow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    OK 9 hits is alot through 6
    Its B level roy tongiht

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Might as well pull Roy now and save him the work. We aren’t going to score 4 runs.

    And can they please stop playing that stupid eminem song? My nerves are shot as is.

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    # Andrew from Waldorf Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    OK 9 hits is alot through 6
    Its B level roy tongiht

    ________

    B level Roy still gets a quality start. How crazy is that?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Eminem song where?

    Time to rally

    utley polanco howard werth!

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    WAS THAT ALMOST A HR BY BLAKE????GAMEDAY PUT A 4 UP THEN CHANGED IT BACK TO 3….

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    The only decision Roy can get tonight is a loss. Nice job Phils O.

    Did someone forget to wake this team up tonight?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I said it before all respect to Carlton (27 wins for a last place team). 2010 halladay is probably the best pitcher the phils ever had.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    no jay
    just a good solid double to left field line

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    we have not hit most of the year. utley has been nowhere to be found. rollins, vic have been bad. this team gets into a team that can hit we might lose. the dodgers can hit

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    why are the phils swinging at balls over thier head vs this guy?
    that makes 0 sense

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    way to be chase. this game is almost over.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Enigma? You betcha.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Listen to Wheels I tell you he wants the no hitter!

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    making pearl harbor look like sandy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Manny you know i posted the definition to enigma a few days ago and the guy stole my idea and gave 0 credit

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    This is sick

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    the phillies offense looks like they are just going through the motions. here comes another bad at bat my 25 million dollar man

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    haha Sorry about that Andrew… it’s still a blog, a forum for ideas..

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    howard down to 278

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    not you manny
    Pat and his enigma piece. I am just having some fun

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    howard s u c k s….second at bat in a row that he swung at that pitch. my god just put sweeney in,. he will atleast take that pitch.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    howard under 278 now

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    The Phils do not want to be here tonight. Obvious.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    SRY BUT EMINEM=G.O.A.T

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    they ALL suck right now Jeff.
    I am not a huge howard guy either but I am not singling him out. this is a team thing.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    god the phillies will hate that contract on howard in the coming seasons.

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    These guys should be ashamed of themselves. What happened to the team that used to fight and have heart?

    If we keep up with the offense we’ve had the last week we wont sniff the post season. We can’t even get a win with the best pitcher in baseball on the mound. How does a guy with a 2.22 ERA have 10 losses?

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    yes a team thing but he is our big man. he is the man that makes all that money. he is an average fielder and look at these pitches he swings at. does he scare you or the pitcher. NO

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    JEFF WE GET IT YOU HATE RYAN HOWARD!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    tonight is a disgrace
    Jeff to just make a point about howard. I agree 25 million is too much. But 20 million would be OK. Its not about contracts on the field though.
    so its nto that big a deal.

    Kurodas first hit of the year

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    Howard has, so far, been the fifth-least valuable first baseman in baseball, “costing” his team about $4 million. That means that if the Phillies had spent the money they paid Howard so far, minus $4 million, they could have found equivalent production on the free agent market.

    “The preeminent power hitter of our generation” is ahead of four other aging players awarded expensive free agent contracts or extensions. And over the rest of the 2010 season, Howard projects to be the third-least valuable first baseman behind Mark Teixeira and Todd Helton.

    It isn’t going to get better from here. Opposing managers are going to continue to utilize left-handed relief pitchers late in games to neutralize his bat, opposing pitchers will continue to throw him slop that breaks away, his bat speed will continue to wane, and as he ages he will become less mobile defensively and on the bases. If the chart above is depressing, then you better load up on the Prozac because Howard’s $125 million and declining production will begin to cripple the Phillies when it kicks in, starting in 2012.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Look at the retarded La fans who would normally leave in the 7th
    who are sticking around and finally cheering

    Please lets get some hits

     
  • Posts: 0 Terri

    umm, the pitcher got a hit against Roy. now it is funny.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    LETS GET A HIT DAM IT!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Jeff we got 5 years to discuss this.
    really? Every game night thread? And i am almost/kinda on your side.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    terri you realize the pitcher was 0 for 44 coming inot that at bat also?
    now thats funny

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    20 million, 25 million, who cares? It’s not your money and there’s no cap. You think the front office can’t afford it? Please. Howard has had a dozen or so bad games, but he’ll find it again. Chase? He hasn’t had it yet this season. I don’t think Chase is going to find it this year. That’s who concerns me.

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    tHIS IS BAD…..I WOULD PULL ROY AFTER THIS INNING SAVE HIS ARM…A GOOD HUMAN GAME FOR ROY….ROY KEPT US IN THE GAME HE DID HIS JOB….NOT EVEN ONE HIT…WHAT HAPPEN TO FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT…..DAM GET A BUNT HIT…

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Roy let Kuroda get a hit so he would be tired and give the phils a chance for a hit

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Anyone else getting the vibe Mccarthy and Wheeler want to see the no hitter?
    or is it just me?

     
  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    take the fastball down the middle

     
 
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