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Gameday: Phillies (83-46) vs. Reds (67-66)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, August 29, 2011 05:53 PM | Comments: 48
2011 Gameday, News, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (83-46) vs. Cincinnati Reds (67-66)

Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.62) vs. Homer Bailey (7-5, 4.44)

Time: 7:10 p.m., Great American Ballpark
TV: CSN/ESPN
Weather: Sunny, 72
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Thank God, some effing baseball…finally! The Phillies now hit the road for the start of a seven-game road trip and will do so with a healthy Cole Hamels, who starts tonight.

He threw a bullpen late last week which Rich Dubee called “fantastic.” That’s always a good sign. Hamels has also been fantastic against the Reds during his career. They just can’t hit Cole; he’s 7-0 with a 1.43 ERA in the regular season, having given up just 33 hits in 56 innings. Ridiculous. And that doesn’t even take into account his shutout in Game 3 of last years NLDS in Cincinnati.

But the circumstances here have changed, slightly. Hamels hasn’t pitched in 16 days, so rust could be a factor.

Bold Prediction: The Phillies will hit 4 home runs tonight as a team. I think they easily get to this Bailey dude, with Mayberry hitting one of them. Bombs away!

NL STANDINGS:

The Milwaukee Brewers are scorching hot, winners of 26 of their last 31 games, they haven’t lost back to back games since late July. They are now only five back of the Phillies, the Braves are six back. Arizona leads the NL West by 4 over the Giants.

Lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Pence RF, Mayberry, Jr LF, Ruiz C, Valdez SS, Hamels P

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Your Gameday Beer: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

This is odd, yet kind of cool at the same time. It was once a drink for lactating mothers way, waaay back when. Sam Smith makes a damn good beer and this one has a nice, silky texture, with a bittersweet finish. A four pack of this stuff will run you about $10-12 but it’s well worth it. It shouldn’t be served too cold either – the temp should be about 55 degrees. Eat it with Italian food or a nice Tuna Steak and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Thanks to @PaoliBulldog for his choice of Samuel Smith (even though he went with Nut Brown Ale) – By Pat

Go PHILS!

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  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    I almost forgot that there was a game tonight!

    LET’S GO PHILS!!!
    LET’S GO PHILS!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Geri Fiore

    Love Cole! I’m sooooooo glad to be seeing him pitch tonight! Go Phils! As a matter of fact love ya all. You’re the best!!!!!!!!!!!<3

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Bailey is really hit and miss.
    I guess at 13 games out its hopeless for the Reds anyway.

    Hope Coles sohoulder feels good

     
  • Posts: 0 Needa Wynn

    We need a win !!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    They allow first baseman to hit .325?

    I remember Coles debut. i played poker that night but had an eye on the game.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    WOW! Three up and three down; 10 pitches and 9 of them strikes; 2 Ks. Hamels is looking VERY well rested!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Did you know that in one game in 1974
    Nolan Ryan threw 257 pitches.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Did you know that when Pete Rose retired he was the all time NL league leader in home runs by a switch hitter?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    God Ryan Howard looks so bad against a crap pitcher. Big Planet of the

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    While we all cant be athletes

    We CAN all be athletic supporters.

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Cole looking good. Offense not so much.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Putting a *star by that play by the first baseman.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    double no hitter

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Double perfect game.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    WOO HOO! There goes Cincy’s perfection!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    LOLLOL
    Sarge says his problem isnt his foot his problem is not swinging at strikes

    Rob Dibble got fired in DC for telling the truth.

    I understand they are employees of the team but the Mccarthy Wheeler tributes get to be annoying.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Tch. Too bad we couldn’t do anything with it.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Did I mention yet that I had to unfollow Rollins on twitter? because of his 30 tweets last night about the VMAs

    Grown men watch that? Leaves me with only Hunter

     
    • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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      I’m too busy following the Michele Bachmann parody that many people (both right and left) think is real. Now THAT’S hilarious.

       
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Yikes… and there goes Cole’s perfection…

     
  • Posts: 137 sse01

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    How can that be a hit?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    97 walks

    i just pulled my pants down

     
  • Posts: 137 sse01

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    6 years 100 for Vick.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Argh. Cincy scores first.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    OK, now it’s time for the offense to show up.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    OK, offense is starting to get some traction. But can we make Cincy pay?

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    OH BABY!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Mayberry really does all the things needed to win.

    dont see how he is taken out of the line up.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Yeah, I know that should have been caught, but so should the triple that became Cincy’s run.

     
  • Posts: 137 sse01

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    Wow awful play by leftfielder.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    How about a nice Hawaiian PUNCH???

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    rats…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Can someone score me a Ruiz poster?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

     
  • Posts: 0 brainwashedfoxmoron

    Schmidt was hated the same way Howard is by a lot of morons when he was playing. How stupid they look now.

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Not watching game but we need a win…..

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Vick is not worth that money. We can only hope a pit bull gets a hold of him and well we know. The phillies are crushing the ball homer is a homo like andrew.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Schmdt walked 1509 times. 10 gold gloves at position where it mattered

    Apples and oranges.

     
  • Posts: 0 jefftheretard

    “We can only hope a pit bull gets a hold of him and well we know.”

    Does anybody ever understand what the F*ck you are talking about? Maybe it’s me, I just don’t understand idiot.

     
    • Posts: 161 therookie300

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      Good luck understanding comments on here anymore. It gets harder by the day…

       
  • Posts: 0 brainwashedfoxmoron

    Schmidt hit .236 in his career in the playoffs and world series. 4 HR’s and 16 RBI.

    Howard has a 278 avg 7 HR’s and 27 RBI. Howard did have a really good WS and a suck ass one. So did Schmidt. Schmidt had a great WS I’ll give you that, but that was it. He hit .050 in the 83 WS. Think about that…LMAO Overall, Schmidt was the definition of CHOKE in the playoffs. That team in the 70′s grossly underachieved, Schmidt was a good part of that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Why?
    Martinez needs to do better than that.

    this is how you lose games

     
  • Posts: 161 therookie300

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    Way to go Vic!!!

     
  • Posts: 220 The Dipsy

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    Nice homer. Getting back to Martinez. He can’t bunt. At all. He should be able to but he sucks at it. Charlie should not put a guy in that position. He should have sent Lee up there if he wanted to do that.

    The Dipsy

     
  • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

    Polly has to charge that ball…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I called Melwood and they are deciphering you for me.

    Will comment shortly

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    One more out and we can go to bed happy…

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    HI-I-I-I-IGH HOPES!
    WE HAVE… HI-I-I-I-I-IGH HOPES!
    WE HAVE … HIGH APPLE PIE IN THE … SKY HOPES!

     
 
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