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Gameday: Phillies (71-57) at Padres (76-51)

Posted by Michael Baumann, Sat, August 28, 2010 03:02 PM | Comments: 174
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Philadelphia Phillies (71-57) at San Diego Padres (76-51)washington-nationals-logo

Joe Blanton, RHP (5-6, 5.32 ERA) vs. Jon Garland, RHP (13-8, 3.25 ERA)

Time: 4:10 EDT, Petco Park
Weather:
Cloudy, 64
TV: Fox
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When Jimmy Rollins slid past Yorvit Torrealba in the 12th inning last night, the Phillies achieved something historic. On August 10, the Braves beat Houston 4-2, while the Phillies went down 15-9 to Los Angeles in a wild game that ended with pinch-hitter Cole Hamels popping out to left. Until last night, that was the last time the Braves and Phillies had both played on the same night with different results. Now, the Phillies stand only two games back of Atlanta, ready to take another crack at the NL-leading Padres.

It’s truly remarkable that the Phillies won last night, considering that the Padres have far and away the best bullpen in baseball. No other bullpen has a lower ERA, more strikeouts, or a lower opponent batting average. You all know all-star closer Heath Bell, but four Padres relievers (of which Bell is not one) have a WHIP under 1.000. Bell is one of four relievers to post an ERA under 2.00 in more than 20 appearances. And for you Chase Utley/Ryan Howard/Raul Ibanez/Dom Brown fans, San Diego LOOGY Joe Thatcher’s WHIP is 0.671. That’s right, he allows roughly half as many baserunners per inning as starter Jon Garland. Better hope the Phillies get to Garland early.

Today’s lineup: Rollins SS, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B,Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Victorino CF, Schneider C, Blanton P

Your Gameday Beer – Brasserie de Rochefort 10

Coors  OriginalThe ultimate beer produced by one of the seven Trappist breweries in Europe. Rochefort 10 is a dark, superlatively smooth ale best enjoyed warm. At 11.3% ABV, it’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s not super-high-grav for super-high-grav’s sake: Beeradvocate ranks it as the sixth-best beer on Earth, making it the highest-quality beer I’ve ever tasted personally. -By Michael

GO PHILLIES!

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Michael Baumann has written 229 articles on Phillies Nation.

Michael is a graduate student at Temple University who lost his childlike innocence when, at the age of 6, his dad let him stay up for the end of Game 6 of the 1993 World Series. Unsettled by the Phillies' recent success, he has threatened over the years to leave the team he loves if they don't start losing again, but has so far been unable to follow through. Michael spent 4 years as an undercover agent in Braves territory at the University of South Carolina, where he covered football and soccer for The Daily Gamecock before moving back up north. He began writing for The Phrontiersman in June 2009 before moving to Phillies Nation in January 2010.

 
 
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    Whats up guys,game is on tv for me so i will not be posting today!I know my positive crew will hold the fort down today!!!Us regulars were getting hammered in the other threads,about are posting skills…….I say whatever,we know who the real fans are on this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!As always go phillies,need a good game from joe-blow today!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Original Chuck P

    Small ball tonight… 4 runs in the first four innings. I think we add one later and win 5-3.

    And Brad Lidge records a 1,2,3 save.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Original Chuck P

    Wow… the Phillies have a great track record against Garland. In 5 games against the Phils, he’s 0-4 with a 7.94 ERA. They’re also hitting .319 against him.

    Could be just what the doctor ordered…

     
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  • Posts: 0 Ryk

    That beer may be unbelievable fantastic, but I will never EVER drink beer out of that sissy-looking glass.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Original Chuck P

    Raul Ibanez has more AB’s against Garland than anyone else in baseball and he’s hitting .333 against him in 73 AB’s.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Original Chuck P

    Alright, I’m outta here. Have fun guys. Let’s Go Phillies!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 The Original Chuck P

    Second on the most AB’s list (behind Ibanez) is Sweeney, who is a career .293 hitter…. wonder if he’s on the lineup card today.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Certainly could use some runs today! Go Phils

     
  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    thank god this game is on fox, finally get to see a game. joe blanton complete game? hahaha jk

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Hey pheeling it hasn’t happened for a long, long time but, anything is possible B )

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    I see we’re taking LOTS of pitches here.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    You cant stop Joe Blanton.
    Can only hope to contan him.
    Just got back from the Glen Beck rally
    Thats a joke not going to say whether or not I even support it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Pheeling great time to see a game the phillies are scoring runs at will.
    I dont think ive ever seen the bats click like this before.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    Andrew please don’t bring politics into thissssssssssssssssssssssss…..lol….the question is..will joe give up a run or more in the first inning?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Politics or 2 or fewer runs?
    Ill go with pooping in my pants and falling back in it for 200$ Alex.

    Blanton is dealing

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    here it is pheeling, the last complete game thrown by Cheeseburger was in 2007 when he was with Oakland. he had 3 complete games back then and a shut out! you go Joe!

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Things are looking up! Joe gets out of the first without giving anything up.

    Come on, offense, rise and shine!

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Andrew I saw pics on Yahoo – it looked like a hell of a mob down there. Terrific weather too.

     
  • Posts: 0 nate

    oh god. i thought radio was the one place that was safe from chris wheeler. NOOO.

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    It sucks that we even know the name scott barry. I guess it’s easy to make a name for youself by being an a-hole

     
  • Posts: 0 ray

    i heard sarah palin almost put a whole sentence together without looking at her notes

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    That was a good hit from Howard. Good fielding on it as well.

    Come on, Jayson, get on base.

    @Nate: Wheels is on the radio? I’ll be listening to the second half at work. If it makes you feel any better, the FOX announcers are about as negative as he is.

     
  • Posts: 0 Diz

    Oh, wow it’s been a minute since I’ve been to Phillies Nation. Especially on a game day . But I’ve still been watching my Phils and keeping hope alive.

    Get a good game today. We have coffee, and for beer we have Pumpkinhead Ale.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Its not Joe Buck and Mccarver. Mccarver will make you long for wheeler.
    Mccarver will make you long for chris Berman.

     
  • Posts: 0 Diz

    Unable to watch the game, following it on the iphone, thanks to the ESPN app.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    8 pitches for the young jedi master

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    Read this morning thread , the original chuck p must be a pulitzer prize
    winning writer. He talks down to the posters on here like theyre not
    intelligent. This blog is for people to vent anyway they want, Its an open
    forum. Get off your high horse and don’t be so critical your highness.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    lead off double and bobs big boy deals out of it
    gotta love it

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Should’ve let Sweeney start today…

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Howard sucks. Start someone else for a while. Sweeney, anyone. He is honestly a buzzkill, a sure out when he comes to the plate anymore. He doesn’t have it and he isn’t gonna find it when he keeps getting out. Let him sit more. Can’t do anymore harm then he is at the plate right now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    I keep finding myself surprised at how good Blanton really is and then I keep asking myself why.

    After what I’ve heard from Wheeler and McCarthy’s performance on Tuesday night, I’m still not longing for those two bozos despite the heavy bias of the Fox announcers. I have a feeling I’ll be longing for Franzke and Anderson once I get to work, though.

    At least Howard’s making contact today. Now let’s move up to blasting line drives into gaps.

     
  • Posts: 0 Kate

    @Keegan: Add Utley to that list and give Brown and Sweeney a try in their places.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    joe blow is dealing!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    What up nation ? — hey andrew , i’m down wildwood nj , wifi workin !
    Just poured my 1st rum n coke of the day , rolled the tv out on the balcony. Lookin at the late afternoon sun go down over the ocean and
    watchin fox. Sometimes lifes good ! — ALL I NEED IS A WIN !

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Ryan Howard really mashing the ball right now. The guy has been all kinds of pathetic since coming back. What is our record with him in the lineup v. out of the lineup?

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    YO PHILLY —– you said above you weren’t gonna be on , thought you were absent bro.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    I wanted Sweeney because he has lots of ABs and good numbers against Garland… not just because Ryno is stuggling.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    mike just checking in………..you know i love the nation!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    take one for the team
    good job Jay dub

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    The Phillies are seeking the record for most ground outs to second base today. I think they have all conspired to see how many outside fastballs they can roll over.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    mike
    top shelf or bottom?
    got to go with crap in the plastic bottle for 11 bucks nowadays
    fits the team that doesnt score

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    nice job vic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I am under the table in the Fetal position

    The phils cored and Shane got a hit?

    Fetal position
    n.
    A position of the body at rest in which the spine is curved, the head is bowed forward, and the arms and legs are drawn in toward the chest.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    57 innings since scoring more than 1 run in an inning

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    bacardi andrew—— hey philly i read your openng post about the genious that was talkin down to some of the people on the board.
    Maybe that guy can indulge the rest of us commoners with his pulitzer prize winning writing style. Get of your high horse dude this site is for people to say or vent any frustrations they want. I don’t agree with alot of whats said , but thats the point of a blog right ?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Bacardi? sell out
    more than 11 dollars might as welll be wearing a dress

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Think Blanton’s ERA can dip below 5 this game if he keeps this up and goes 7+? It’s at 5.14 right meow.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    ha ha —- its not bacardi blue or black , its the white label cheapest bacardi —– we have the lead again ! wow , almost feels like old times
    ( almost )

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    joe hangs a pitch for garland to hit ! come on joe !

     
 
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