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Gameday: Reds (26-23) at Phillies (29-19)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, May 25, 2011 06:30 PM | Comments: 275
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Cincinnati Reds (26-23) at Philadelphia Phillies (29-19)

Travis Wood, LHP (3-3, 5.17 ERA) vs. Roy Halladay, RHP (6-3, 2.21 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m. Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, 81
TV: CSN, ESPN 2
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Friends, while you watch tonight’s game and scour the internet, please be sure to check out Tim Malcolm’s website as he travels the country. It’s RoadToHomePlate.com – he’s updating it every day as he travels from game to game, 11 in all, over 13 days. Give Tim your support!

Yesterday was a tough day for Vance Worley and the Phillies.  Bloop hits kept dropping in for the Reds.  With the score even in the ninth, Ryan Madson failed to escape a two-out, bases-loaded jam.  The Reds went on to win, but the Phillies look to take the series lead tonight.

Roy Halladay is on the mound for the Phillies, so there is no need to analyze tonight’s starter.  Everybody knows what he brings to the table.  In 4 career starts against Cincinnati, Halladay is 1-1 with a 2.84 earned run average.  He currently has an 18 consecutive scoreless inning streak against the Reds. Halladay also has a no-hitter on his resume against the Reds.

Travis Wood takes the ball for the Reds tonight, and he has struggled so far this year.  However, he pitched a near perfect game against the Phillies last season.  Wood lost his perfect game in the ninth inning as the Phillies sparked an amazing come from behind victory.  But with the way the Phillies bats have been going lately, don’t be surprised if Wood appears to be no-hittable again.

It’s worth noting that Ross Gload has a hip injury.  Ruben Amaro Jr. said that the injury is fairly serious, as it could nag Gload for the rest of the season.  Amaro mentioned that there is a tear, comparing it to Chase Utley’s injury in 2008.  Luckily, Gload will likely avoid the disabled list and should play soon.

It’s also worth mentioning that Jose Contreras will be activated from the disabled list tomorrow.

PHILLIES LINEUP:

Chase Utley and Domonic Brown are not in tonight’s lineup.

Rollins SS, Francisco RF, Polanco 3B, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Mayberry CF, Valdez 2B, Halladay P

Your Gameday BeerHoegaarden
This was Phillies Nation’s featured beverage almost exactly one year ago: the day Roy Halladay pitched his perfect game.  With Roy Halladay on the mound tonight, it seems appropriate to relive that memory.  In addition, with Memorial Day approaching, good beer is a must.  “I’ve always like Hoegaarden, which can be enjoyed in small sips with good food. It flows smooth and tastes like citrus. Have some barbecue chicken with it,” said former Phillies Nation writer Tim Malcolm.

GO PHILLIES

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  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    fran batting second…oh my god. not again. i realize utley is out but lets face facts there lives are not tough. he makes alot of money and we do not need to baby them. i was outside workiung 14 straight ours today building houses. all week on this project. i was sick with a cold and my back gone. my boss did not say you know what jeff take tomorrow off and rest. he said pick up the shovel and dig boy. your making 75 k a year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    @ Jeff
    Maybe Utley will come off the bench and limp around the bases with a game winning late home run
    Like kirk

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I guess the old man did it again

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Ben Fran with a rope. He likes fastballs for sure.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    He was and is definately due

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    My mom is 68 and uses a walker
    has had 2 knee and foot surgeries and needs another

    Id take her in a foot race vs Ruiz

    The phils just match up well with teams like the Reds
    Teams with mediocre pitching and good line ups they feast on

     
    • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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      YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!

      Gotta beat the teams you play and that’s what they’re doing.

       
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    No doubt Pat.

    If the Phils played OJ at second and Manson at 3rd and won every game. Id be very happy.

    They do match up well with teams like the Reds and Brewers and not so much with teams like the Giants and Braves

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I tried to get one of my obnoxious friends from the world of Pearl jam blogs to come here
    and he couldnt navigate the site.

    Thats bad

     
    • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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      What do you mean he couldn’t navigate?

       
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Update on Blanton – no surgery needed, he’ll start a throwing program in 3-4 weeks.

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Why is Ryan swining first pitch?

    Looks a little like last night, quick lead and quick brakes – nothing going on after the second.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian Michael

    We instituted a new rule a the game watching party…

    Halladay Strike – drink
    Halladay K – chug
    Phils run scored – shots

    Play along at home!

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    I like it B, I like it a lot!

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Leadoff triple – wow

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    M m m e e l t down?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Well this is it

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    man that was nasty

    if he gets out of this

    i might get that tingle up my leg

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    well damn

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    go get him charlie

    if he gets the L here

    ill be pissed

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Pick him up here

    get a few runs

    he deserves the win

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Wow, Jay Bruce = Phillie Killer.

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Yep, reminding me a lot of last nights game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    so who do we blame for this lose. YES lose. Doc was handed a 3 run lead. No good. The offense once again craps its pants. 2 runs off the bat in the first and 1 the rest. my god. raul on third nobody out. mayberry is not worth a diaper. just amaing. trade howard and utley for bruce and votto.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    This isnt a week ago Jeff where id agree this is a loss

    i think 70% phils win this

    unless Herndon comes in

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    And the reds wouldnt make that trade
    not a chance

    these are your players
    enjoy them

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Quick 3 up and 3 out – Come on Stutes – why cant Cholly leave him in for more than 1?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    andrew trust me its a lose. this offense is poor. love watching rollins run to first with his head up his a………….howard i would drive to the airport and watch him get on the plane. i would trade howie for pence. not kidding. i hate howie.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Jeff
    howard and his contract are not tradable
    so get over it

    Good job by stutes!

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Aaaakkkk Wilson

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I would like to go on record and bet vegas 1000 howie ks in the next frame. anybody want in.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I am definately thinking this is a win

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I wouldnt touch that money jeff

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    proud of howie for not k ing………wow. our offense is a joke 6 hits. come on man.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    who is coming in?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    get the win right here

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    homer chase!
    i feel it

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    here we go!

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    I might agree with Jeff. Who PH for Ryan? Chase?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    game winning hit chase utley

    wanna bet jeff?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    they walked utley!

    babies!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    and ball 1 is called a strike on jimmy

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    this is getting goooood!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    be patient d Brown

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    oh man

    too much pressure for DB

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    oh man

    maybe you are right jeff

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    keep dreaming andrew. this offense is pathetic. again with a guy on third. d. brown is a hall of fame AAA player. THATS ALL. SHip him out for pence baby.

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Thats just ridiculous. Loaded with 1 out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    jay

    f ing bruce

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    terrible! All that was needed a fly ball, slow hit grounder – anything

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Yes Pat said it, its official – Bruce is the philly killer…
    Although the Phils pretty much screwed themselves over and over again

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    LOL

    And wheeler says the system works

     
 
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