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Gameday: Phillies (72-57) at Padres (76-52)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, August 29, 2010 03:15 PM | Comments: 187
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Philadelphia Phillies (72-57) at San Diego Padres (76-52)washington-nationals-logo

Cole Hamels (7-10, 3.47 ERA) vs. Clayton Richard (12-5, 3.55 ERA)

Time:4:05 EDT, Petco Park
Weather:
Partly Cloudy, 65
TV: MY PHL 17
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The Phillies have rebounded quickly after being swept by the lowly Houston Astros.  Now, the Phillies are on the verge of sweeping the first place San Diego Padres.  This series has been about pitching, as both teams haven’t gathered too many runs.  That’s usually how PETCO plays out anyway.

Cole Hamels, a San Diego native, always has success when facing the Friars.  Hamels has a 3.18 ERA against the Padres in his career, but a more impressive 2.18 ERA at PETCO Park.  Hamels keeps improving as the season progresses, however the problem seems to be run support.  The lack of run support for Hamels is getting extremely tiring.  Hopefully that changes today.

Overall, Clayton Richard has solid numbers for the season.  His repitoire includes a two-seam fastball, a slurve, and a changeup.  He typically keeps the ball down, forcing many ground balls.

Your gameday beer: For the slumber party, try a Coronado Golden, a blonde ale from the Coronado Brewing Co. of San Diego. It’s an average beer, but blonde ales tend to range wildly in the expert line. Pair this with a late-night order of pizza. Do it. – By Tim

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    FISH6-BRAVLESS1 IN THE 5TH…….

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    IF MARLINS CAN HOLD ON…”JOSH JOHNSON IS PITCHING”PHILLIES NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE!!!!

     
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  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    Cards are down 4-0 against the Nats as well, but we know about the Nats bull pen.

    Petco really helps Cole because he doesn’t get hurt as much by the long ball.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    “Friars”? Try Pods as in PA-dres. ;-)

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Something about Hanley Ramirez having a head injury. Anybody??

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    CHUCK-I HEARD SAME THING…….HAVE NOT FOUND OUT ANYTHING YET.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Those mighty Braves. This was too predictable.
    Paging bravomorono
    If the Phils dont win the division it will be the Marlins.

    If the Phils can win this its a sweep at SD. The team with the best record in the NL. I was saying before the astros series that best record in the NL was my personal goal for the team. IMO the back end of the pen is now solid. Friday night not withstanding. Now before the year is over both howard and Utley are going to get hot. This is possible. Need to keep rolling though.

    How about 8 hits and 4 runs minimum today? Just saying

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    He just felt light headed.
    Probably out to late last night. At an atlanta club.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100829&content_id=14065896&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    BRAVOMAN ONLY SHOWS UP WHEN WE LOSE…………..

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    Osawalt should be happy he chose us. The Cards are the same every year. Pitching good offense is ok. The Padres do not scare me. No offense. The Braves will fall apart. They are not very good. That leaves us. We will take over and these guys will start to hit. What I like about these games against good pitching, we are winning. Thats playoff baseball. You wont score ten runs when you get in.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    NATS ARE BEATING THE CARDS……VERY NICE

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    No Howard again. I realize he is struggling but when you make more then 15 heart surgens together you have to suck it up baby. get out there and play

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    wheelers hair hat just made me bust out laughing out loud.
    I guess it doesnt travel to well.

    Lets do this guys

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    JEFF-ITS CHARLIE’S CALL-HOWARD WOULD PLAY IF IT WAS UP TO HIM!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Halladay goes tomorrow vs Kuorda. Then Kendrick vs a skell (could be a problem) then the marquee matchup of oswalt vs Kershaw. I like the pitching matchups.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    charlie is doing his best to WIN a game.
    Howard will come around 100% chance. Lets hope he gets realy hot from about sept 15-november 4th.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    GIVE COLE A LEAD…..PLZ

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Think the Phillies are morally against scoring first inning runs? When was the last time they scored a run in the first inning? When was the last time they got a hit in the first inning?

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    TEJADA OWNS COLE………..LIFETIME THAT IS

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    C-MON COLE YOU CAN GET OUT OF THIS!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    They have scored 2 or fewer runs 44 times this year.
    Hard to do that when you score in the first. At least they are consistant.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    Braves putting rally caps on………

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    I understand that but if Howie is the superstar of this team there is not sitting down. This is down the wire baseball. Please child. I heard Wheeler say Charlie said they have a good pitcher in there and Howard will sit. Then why dont they sit him everytime there is a good lefty. My God. There is a chance he can hit a homer with his pwer.

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    27 pitches for Cole…scary

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    6-4 marlins LOL
    Come on fish bravomorono will be here if the Braves win. I am sure he has already read he jsut wont post unless the braves win.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Jeff hes not pulling his weight and is hurting the team. You play to win the game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    I actually agree with you, jeff. Howard needs to play. There’s no way he’s gonna find his stroke unless he faces live, game pitching.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Nats just beating the Cardinals senseless.
    I dont get them. Pitching and the best hitter in baseball.
    maybe larussa is over rated?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Ii guess Cole is going to have to get a hit for himself. The pitchers have been one of our better hitting slots lately.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova

    okay Cole we need some outs that require fewer pitches 40+ pitches already is not good

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    3-2 to the pitcher

    i hope the pen is ready
    thats 50 pitches through 2

     
  • Posts: 0 jeff

    I would take Howard and all of his ks with one arm tied around his back. A beer in the other hand playing ps3 then have sweeney play over him. you need your 25 million dollar man in every game down the stretch. THIS HUGE PEOPLE.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Flippin Marlins blew it

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    And Atlanta ties it up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Westport Johnny

    Darn- braves just tied it in bottom of 9th

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Damn you Marlins
    Josh johnson even

    They are a pretty crappy franchise that certainly doesnt deserve a new stadium. Should be moved to a place that supports baseball.

     
  • Posts: 0 Westport Johnny

    Jimmy!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Nice job by the bottom of the line up and j roll

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova

    Dam Marlins… just finish them please

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    its over mccann just homered.
    So much for the marlins hanging around the wild card race.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Damn dude. Atlanta pulled that comeback out of their asses. That sucks.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    very nice jimmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Infield hit, error, ground ball, single- That’s how you have to score at Petco.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    We will have to take care of the Braves ourselves.
    I am a betting man and Id bet the Braves do not make playoffs.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    marlins closer is awful!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova

    Closer is awful how about their pen….. 5 runs in the 8th and 9th innings

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Leo Nunez
    LOL
    Hanley feels light headed.
    Was reading an article about how messed up this season has been for the Marlins. I actually hope the Braves would get the WC. Playing them in an NLCS would be the easiest playoff series ever.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    ANDREW I HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT ALL ALONG….WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM OURSELVES!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    It’s a must win now. Cole needs some quick innings.

     
 
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