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Gameday: Giants (60-44) at Phillies (65-38)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Thu, July 28, 2011 06:35 PM | Comments: 54
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San Francisco Giants (60-44) at Philadelphia Phillies (65-38)

Tim Lincecum, RHP (8-8, 2.90 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick, RHP (5-4, 3.45 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network
Weather: Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain, 89
Media: Twitter and Facebook

With the series even at one, the Phillies have their fifth starter going against the Giants’ ace.  Tim Lincecum, who just recovered from food poisoning, will finally make his start after being pushed back a few days.  Lincecum will be opposed by Kyle Kendrick, but the big story for tonight’s game is Carlos Beltran‘s Giants debut.

The Giants sent top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to the New York Mets in exchange for Beltran.  The Phillies were rumored to be after Beltran,  but he will be in the opposition’s uniform.  Beltran is no stranger to the Phillies, playing five years on the rival Mets.

It will be questioned if Lincecum is feeling one-hundred percent, but he is always a threat on the mound.  In his career against Philadelphia, Lincecum is 2-1 with a 3.17 earned run average and .199 opponent’s average.  If Lincecum is a late scratch, the Giants will go with Ryan Vogelsong, who is having a career year.

Kendrick may be the underdog in this pitching matchup, but he has a hot hand, going 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA in his last seven starts.

Tonight’s Lineup: Rollins SS, Martinez 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Victorino CF, Ibanez, Brown RF, Ruiz C, Kendrick P.

Orval Trappist AleYour Gameday Beer – Orval Trappist Ale
I’ve said it before, monks know how to brew beers and this Belgian Pale Ale is no exception. First it hits you with a apple/pear scent then a complex taste of citrus, caramel, and earthy yeast – all in a creamy buttery consistency. Wow. I hear it goes well with Thai food, but this is certainly one you can drink alone. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

    I Feel ya Andrew… Gamedays are esp brutal. Nice discussions here tonight. I think everyone is a little to antsy around here. Lets give these guys the credit they deserve- they won 4 NLE titles and earned 2 WS berths. Why isn’t that enough? Why can’t we get behind them and be a little more positive- I mean, we do have the best record in baseball. We just lost two games in a row for the first time in a month… That’s pretty good. We need to have a little more pride… Stop being GMs and start being fans.

     
 
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