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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 Miked63

    andrew agree 1000% — its not baseball , they put it in like 1973 right?
    when was it ? —— pitching really dominated in the 60′s and early 70′s
    and they did it obviously to increase scoring , but did it have anything to do with trying to increase tv ratings ?

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Mike

    Yeah, I’m in Pa, but I’ve never lived in BucksCo.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    i cant imagine watching an AL team every day. what do they talk about? there is no strategy. Its like playing tic tac toe
    it was in 73
    i dont know if it increases attendence.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    NO LIDGE TODAY RIGHT???????

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    The Phillies fans have dominated this series. Like Braves fans who show up all of 15k strong for a first place team, the Padre fans should be absolutely ashamed that they are not selling out that stadium every night. MLB better hope that the Phils, Reds, Cards make the playoffs so stadiums are jammed packed with people. Imagine a Braves Pads series where the average attendance is 35k. They are pathetic sports cities.

    Howard continuing to be awful. Not sure why teams are not playing five men in the second base area for these guys. They are peppering the second basemen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    cant wait for lidge in the ninth!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Braves fans are pathetic but I thnk they do sell out the playoffs.

    Paging bravoretardo

    I told you. Marlins finish ahead of Braves I think. Or very close at least.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    took a shot biz , thanks —— man my connection keeps goin in and out down here in wildwood nj —- if i disappear for good don’t think i’m bein rude if i don’t reply to someone——lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    hawaii made llws final

    i am actually confident in lidge now

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Let Down Lidge is getting ready…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    hope gonzalaez is up first

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    3 hits
    LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    Hope your reading this bravo-a$$ ——– your absence is why we have no respect for you and never will. Real BASEBALL fans are not trolls.
    When i do go on other teams sites i represent my team with class and show up whether we win or lose. Your a coward and a punk !

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    hope fans understand also
    id rather gonzalez homer than walk here

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    homer clears bases still up 3-2

    walk messes up everything

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    SIT DOWN MEAT……LOL

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    that was definetely a strike ! ——- you can’t take that pitch with 2 strikes !

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    andrew / philly —- after the astro debacle i said 5 n 2 on the 7 game road trip was required to restore confidence ————– 1 more out here
    and a 2-0 start to my 5 n 2 road trip

     
  • Posts: 0 MikeW

    how the hell was the first pitch of this AB not a strike?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    im thinking the astros series was the aberation not the norm

    Mike i hope your pal comes around.
    Ill watch that game tongiht now

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    3 hits is an issue
    but a wins a win

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    BIG WIN………WE SAID WE WOULD PLAY BETTER AGAISNT A 1RST PLACE TEAM!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    beautiful win- exactly what you have to do in that balllpark!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Jay-
    Saw your comments – I stood up for you guys, I hope you saw that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    the bad news
    fox just said they are exclusive home of the NLCS and world series

    I play about putting wheeler down. I truly despise Mccarver.

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Nice win…..i think the Phils once an offensive power house…have turned more into a team that relies on pitching…now if they can combine the two…funny Shane just said the same thing in his post interview…i started typing before he said it…lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Andrew -didn’t Wheeler replace McCarver on our broadcast team when McCarver went national? I’m pretty sure, but can’t quite remember how that all went down. Anyway, I have to say that the only thing I like about Wheeler is his McCarver impression. It’s like listening to the guy that drives me crazy, impersonating another guy that drives me crazy

     
  • Posts: 0 MikeW

    Don’t forget the only alternative to Fox doing the NLCS is TBS.

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    HEY WE WON! WOHOO!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Remember I was born in 1971
    But i think your memory serves you here.
    When I was a kid Mccarver was one of my favorites. I dont want to dislike him but it is impossible not to.

    He began his broadcasting career at WPHL-TV (Channel 17) where he was paired with Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas, before co-hosting HBO’s Race for the Pennant in 1978 and working as a backup Game of the Week commentator for NBC in 1980.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Braves/Marlins getting underway. Tim Hudson hasn’t lost since July 17th- He’s due to lose one, tonight would be good!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    How bad are the braves announcers that I choose to watch the Marlins feed? Sadly the Mets have the best announcers in the division minus Hernandez. If we did sarge 6 innings and Wheeler 3 id be happy. I could handle wheeler for 3 innings.

     
  • Posts: 0 bsg

    anybody know whats up with L.A. he missed some games on the homestand i guess he was “sick?” sarge had to fill in…i know wheels was on with scott F. today… you know as a analyst he seems to being some games lately …hopefully everything is ok?…..too much time in the pool?

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Lefty, didn’t Hudson get shelled last start?

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    LEFTY-YES I SAW THAT,AND WE APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Biz, 7 hits-4 runs- But no decision

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    peace to philly nation ——hittin boardwalk 4 some serious grub after my awesome afternoon of bacardi and winning baseball
    ( drew/philly lol )————-bravo-man in case you missed it last nite

    KISS MY A$$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Lefty, Thanks. I guess that’s as close to a shelling as he sees….

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    I vote for that. Sarge for Six! Sounds like a campaign slogan doesn’t it?

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Andrew,
    Did you hear about Rob Dibble? Told Strasburg to suck it up-

    http://www.nationalsdailynews.com/columnists/post.cfm?blog=jim&id=101&story=debating-rob-dibble&s=rss

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I actually like Dibble. Have to remember the Orioles own the rights to Nats television.
    Angelos spent 15 years fighting baseball in Dc while his once proud team turned into the worst in baseball.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Yeah, Dibble is better than Wheels. I really don’t watch them that much. I don’t liek when he cheers things, like when one of their hitters hits a ball well, he yells “get up”- or “Get out” while the other guy is describing the play. But his analysis is good, and obviously he’s honest. That’s what got him in trouble on ESPN too I think.

    Why do they hire guys and then don’t let them speak?

    Most people think I’m nuts, but I really like Hawk Harrelson on the White Sox games. MERCY! Kind of cornball I guess, but for some reason I like it.

    Angelos is a brutal owner, Buck Showalter won’t be there long. Dude lost Davey Johnson, Pat Gillick, Mike Hargrove- many other talented baseball people.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Marlins score- “it aint over til it’s over”

     
  • Posts: 0 The Dipsy

    Wheels showed up, inexplicably, out of nowhere, in 1977. This gave the Phils a broadcast lineup of Richie, Harry, Wheels, Andy Musser, and Chris Wheeler. Chris Wheeler played little league baseball in Newtown Square, PA. Rob Dibble is infintely better than Wheels, as are most color guys. Wheels actually did play by play for 3 innings of Phillies games for years when Harry did innings 4-6 on the radio. He was not bad at play by play. The Dipsy’s all time favorite color guys:

    1. Richie Asburn
    2. Joe Garaciola
    3. Tony Kubek
    4. Garry Maddox
    5. Harold Reynolds

    The Dipsy

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    3 hits, 3 runs. That’s maximization.

     
  • Posts: 0 MikeB.

    Dipsy; do you remember Curt Gowdy?

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Wow didnt know Baez went on Dl….this will probably render him pretty much useless….since it will take him a month to get back his command which he never had in the 1st place….although lately he seem to be doing ok….Bastardo is brilliant in minors but struggles in Majors…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I really like dibble but the play by play guy Carpenter may be the worst play by play in majors. I love the Sf and arizona Tv guys. The worst are the Marlins and braves and yankees. Harrelson doesnt annoy me as much as one would think but I dont love him. I like mccarthy and sarge and Franzke and anderson. So I am not hating on phillie broadcasters.

    Baez wasnt going to be on the playoff raoster anyway. You know he had over 40 saves one year and was an all star.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Franzke and LA are my favorites right now, and as we discussed the other day, I really like Sarge. I think Scott and TMac fell into as bad a situation as possible when HK died. But IMO Franzke came through with flying colors, he’s terrific and the chemistry with LA is perfect, and some of his calls are epic. (09 NCLS Game 4 JRoll walk-off) TMac, I think I’m starting to get more used to him. I wish he’d increase his verbage. I can watch any phillies highlight and predict what he will say. (This one’s pretty well hit, gone!) But then I guess you could say the same about Harry Kalas, and in my world Harry is beloved as THE best ever.

     
 
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