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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 Andrew From Waldorf

    Not good

    Cant go off on Madison

    Cant do it

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    you
    FING MORON

    dont reach over

    some one tazer him

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    How do you reach over there bartman??????????

    If anything if its hit to you in the stands you knock it back in just in case they dont call it a homer

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    what an IDIOT
    and hes smiling

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    my internet gameday just hosed after the back to back – whats happening?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Throw him out of the park please

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Idiot reached over so the second was a double

    Break for the phils i guess

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    have the phils scored since Jimmy 3 run bomb?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Phils win it here

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    The phils have one pitcher left

    Herndon, David

    Need to win it here really

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    UPdated – wow, that was exciting

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    And the cubs have thier pen pretty much intact

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    no fight in the fightins left

     
  • Posts: 0 HotDogs

    I hate to bring it up but Madson gave up a homerun to Uribe in SanFran. Wheels and McCarthy keep saying he hasn’t given up a homerun since July last year and it is driving me nuts!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    5 hits through 9

    isnt it ironic
    dont ya think

    And in comes herdon

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    say goodnight gracie

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    arsonist
    a person who destroys property by fire, for revenge, insurance, etc.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Still hanging on Tracey?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    The Cubs are a punchless group themselves

    Ramirez has 3 homers

    Soto was a 1 year wonder

    Soriano wishes he had Utleys legs

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Carlos Pena, .218 hitter about to draw a walk from our boy Herndon

     
  • Posts: 103 buffy08210

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    We got no Pen depth tonight, so I’m more pessimistic than usual. We really need another bat to make this team whole. To bad the fans can’t pony up the money and get one directly. It really feels like this year is the Phils last hurrah for a long time.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    No brooks he hit a single

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    And theres another

    gee im shocked

    2 on 1 out

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    wicked stuff there Herndon

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    2 outs
    first and third

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    20 pitches for herndon and there is no one else lol

    Valdez I guess

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    the phils play so many close games instead of Martinez carry anohter pitcher for situations like this

    Herndon with the big
    KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    now wait, Hamels had 2 men on in both the 7th and 8th last night with 1 out and is a hero – Herndon??? what a man!

     
  • Posts: 103 buffy08210

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    10 hits to 5, we are lucky to still be in it. Lets hope its not another 260+ batters until our next jack.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    and is the heart of the fightin Phils lineup – you know Chicago fans are worried!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    The phillies have 0 hits since the 3rd inning

    Need to drop the fightin part

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Utley and Howard KKKKKKKKK

    I am shocked

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Unreal – these guys play like they dont give a Sh*t

     
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    Shane needs to pop one…

     
  • Posts: 538 Morris Buttermaker

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    Ok guys, we got a game with the Cubs tonight. And that only means one thing. Bad News for the Cubs!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I thought my rant earlier today might motivate them

    wrong

    Nice Shane walked

     
  • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

    Shane is stealing right now…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    No chance herndon gets another scoreless

    need to do this now

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Shane isnt even taking a lead LOL

    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    first and third

    I guess its a hit

     
  • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

    Alright… 2 out rally, hit it in the alley

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Pena just throws his glove out there

    and the ball falls into it

    herndon has to bat here?

    WTF

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    D Brown, when will he come through? Lots of chances – its time

     
  • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

    Holy crap… Let Valdez hit and stay in the game to pitch.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    If herndon gets a friggin hit here

    Ill fall over dead

    so ill say it now

    Winner winner
    chicken dinner

     
  • Posts: 538 Morris Buttermaker

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    The great thing about baseball is that a hero can be born at any minute.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    who is going to bat for Herndon? Gload? Valdez?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    ball 1

    take a walk or wild pitch

    or HBP here

     
  • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

    Come on Herndon, take one on the thigh!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    And thats it

    kind of sad

    Phils need to have a long reliever
    have to

    they go extras all the time

    when you get 5 hits every game and have great pitching its going to happen

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    the epitomy of playing not to win but playing not to lose – that was a surprise to me

     
    • Posts: 103 buffy08210

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      No They are playing to lose. They had to sieze the opportunity given that they can’t create them. Any starter would have won this one.

       
 
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