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Gameday: Cubs (24-36) vs. Phillies (37-25)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, June 09, 2011 05:27 PM | Comments: 154
2011 Gameday, Posts

Chicago Cubs (24-36) at Philadelphia Phillies (37-25)

Randy Wells (1-1, 5.74 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (3-4, 3.78 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny/Hot, 96
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Jimmy Rollins returns. He’s back at the top, although he said the knee isn’t yet 100 percent, so don’t look for him to be stealing many bases this evening. Chase Utley also returns.

Otherwise, nothing newsworthy really happening today. We shift the attention to how ridiculously hot it is going to be, and how that might be a factor. Obviously, Kyle Kendrick has a short leash as it is, so with the temperatures near triple digits at gametime, he’ll have to manage. His delivery doesn’t appear to exert much energy, so that’s a good thing. Charlie Manuel said Kendrick could go 100 pitches tonight, he’s stretched out enough to go deep if he can. But that’s the question; can he?

Randy Wells shut the Phillies down last year at Wrigley (7 inn, 0 ER), but he’s nearing 6 in the ERA category this year. With “hittin’ weather” in the air, lets see if they can take advantage.

PHILLIES LINEUP:

Rollins SS, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Victorino CF, Ibanez LF, Brown RF, Sardinha C, Kendrick P

Your Gameday Beer: Pacifico

Cerveza Pacifico Clara is the real name for this beer which was brewed by three German men in Mexico in 1900. In 1954 it was purchased by Modelo (you’ve heard of them, yes), which is now owned by Anheuser Busch. Seems like they own every beer. So I guess Pacifico is like the Bud of our neighbors to the south. I think it tastes much better. I think you like it, too. – By Pat

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    We never know as always which Kyle is going to show up. This year he seems to be worse when he starts than the previous years. I think he was doing a good job as a long arm in the bullpen. The Phils have given Kyle plenty of chances to become a MLB starter i dont think he has it in him to be a fifth starter on a contending team at this point. Hopefully he can manage to keep them 3 or under for six innings an the offense awakens. Thats all we can really ask for from Kendrick.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Not a good feeling about this one. OK, I said it someone had to.
    Look, if the Phils were scoring some runs lately, I might think different but if Kyle cannot keep the Cubs to 4 or under (what are those chances?) the Phils will probably lose this game.

    Said – and hope I’m wrong.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    KK will throw a great ball game tonight. He will go 6 innings and only give up 2 runs tonight. we are going to be very happy until his next start. phillies win this one 9-2

    you heard it here

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    I wish I had a bottle of pacifico on this warm night. But I would take 6 innings/2 earned.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    1 perfect inning by kk in the books. 5 more to make me look good

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Quick first for KK, but man him and those fly balls.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    chase or ryan will go boom in this inning

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Good thinking Jeff, but Howard just has no plate discipline. I feel like his home runs are accidental anymore. He just guesses anymore, its sad.

     
    • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

      If I posted that Id be in trouble. But I agree.

       
  • Posts: 0 TheDipsy

    Sweet 80 foot throw to the cut off man Raul. That was a seed. A regular LFer would had it to 2nd so soon that Ramirez would have be caught in a run down.

    The Dipsy

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    well so far my prediction on kk is going good. hold my breath

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    more and more opportunities for runs here…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    have the phillies ever hit a 3 run homer before?

     
    • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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      Andrew, your good!

       
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Weehooooo Jimmy!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    JRRRRRRRRRRRRRRollll

    9-2 im on par baby.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Im at work in Princeton NJ and its like a monsoon.

    Is it raining at the game

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I do this act most days here Brooks.

    @ Jeff I always knew you were Ivy league material

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Not here in Merchantville – 20 minutes away

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I do believe Blondie Purcell hit a 3 run shot for the 83 quakers

    thats 1883

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/1883.shtml

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    @ andrew maybe a janitor at princeton…lol

    boy so far kk through 3. my prediction of 6 is looking good. hold your breath

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Will Wheelers hair do an entertainment special during the rain delay?

    I bet you could train it to do tricks.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    the rain stopped in princeton….

    kk better comeback. i need him to make me look good.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Turned over to fox news

    the weiner
    the scandal of it all

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    It hasn’t even begun to rain but it did get ridiculously dark here. Should any minute.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew The Weiner

    testing

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    These clouds look to be tornado type clouds – if they were moving more rapidly, find shelter!

     
    • Posts: 0 Andrew The Weiner

      If it comes to it everyone get behind Wheelers hair.

      Even after a nuclear war. Only 2 things would survive. Cochroaches and his hair,

      And the world would be a better place. For you and me.

       
      • Posts: 0 Lefty

        Haha! – Please promise me you’re not going to show us a picture of your junk.

         
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    I was thinking they looked like tornado clouds too. Were there any watches or warnings up there?

     
  • Posts: 0 tracey

    I’m at the game. We are in a hurricane delay.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew The Weiner

     
    • Posts: 0 Lefty

      Alright so I looked!

      That and cockroaches will make it. LOL

       
      • Posts: 0 Andrew The Weiner

        guess what the wall paper on my laptop is

         
  • Posts: 0 tracey

    The wind started blowing and garbage was all over the field. My cap blew off. They delayed the game before the rain started. I stayed in my seat. Rain and high winds started suddenly and everybody made a run for it.

     
  • Posts: 0 tracey

    Rain is easing but crazy lightning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    If only Jeff was a meteorologist and predicted the rain, he’s perfect so far.

     
  • Posts: 0 tracey

    Tarp coming up.

     
  • Posts: 3295 Tracey

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    @Andrew: your weiner?

     
    • Posts: 0 Andrew The Weiner

      Is it dollar dog night?

       
  • Posts: 3295 Tracey

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    Tarp is up, but still thunder and lightening

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew The Weiner

    I am having this great day

    Learning about Cuba. Changing my last name to Weiner

    And then they put Baez in.

    And i get tense

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew The Weiner

    Could I see herndon and Romero too?
    oh the joy

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew The Weiner

    3-0 to howard

    does he have the take sign?

     
  • Posts: 3295 Tracey

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    Players on the field

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew The Weiner

    The phils would do well to put a few on the board here

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Ok We’re official. now we just have to hold on.

    How many games do the Central teams play each other with six teams- 14?

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Marlins fired their hitting coach? I thought anyone that could get Dobbs to hit .300 was a miracle worker.

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Plunk!

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Sardhina is terrible

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Just in case I’m not talking to myself, does anyone know when Schneider is due back?

     
  • Posts: 5482 Lefty

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  • Posts: 5482 Lefty

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    That was a big moment for Glorious, he did well.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Anyone concerned about Stutes? Last few outtings been shakey

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Boring game again

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Posts not showing up lol

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Not boring now Brooks

    strap in might be here till 4 am

     
 
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