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Gameday: Phillies (37-48) vs. Braves (44-39)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, July 07, 2012 06:48 PM | Comments: 58
2012 Gameday, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (37-48) vs. Atlanta Braves (44-39)

Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) vs. Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70)

Time: 7:15 PM, Citizens Bank Park
TV: FOX
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 101
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies suffered another tough loss on Friday night. ¬†Tonight’s another scorcher, but hopefully it will be a different outcome for the Phillies.

In his starts, Joe Blanton has been either really good, or really bad. It’s hard to predict what Blanton will do for the Phillies, but if it is any indicator, Blanton tossed a complete game shutout in his only start against the Braves this season.

Tommy Hanson has had success against the Phillies throughout his career: posting a 2.93 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he’s been even better, posting a 1.20 ERA in 15 innings.

Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Ruiz, Pence, Polanco, Pierre, Mayberry, Blanton

Your gameday beer: Harp Lager

I was never crazy about the new label redesign–I preferred the old blue-and-cream label to the new electric green. This one recalls nothing so much as Bud Light Lime. However, I’ve always been crazy about the taste of this lager, which is lighter and than Yuengling without giving up anything in terms of taste, hoppiness, or machismo. -by Michael B.

GO PHILLIES

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  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    The game is in a rain delay. You know what they say: you have to play to win! But you also have to play to lose…

     
  • Posts: 161 therookie300

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    Down here at the game now watching the lightning show.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    The thunderstorm should cool things down a bit, which will certainly be welcome!

    And I hear it will be over soon. It passed through my area quickly.

     
  • Posts: 1135 EricL

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    Excited to see what new, interesting and heartbreaking way they manage to blow this one, you guys!

     
    • Posts: 1135 EricL

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      As it turns out, this is just going to be a garden variety loss.

      Although the Bourn steal of home was pretty slick, so there’s that.

       
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Hehehe. Yeah, Eric, I think it’s more exciting when the wins are a surprise, don’t you?

    And Blanton is off and running! A 1-2-3 first!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Whew! That looked like it was going out!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Ugh. And that one did go out. Way, WAY out.

     
  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    I think Kenny Albert is worse than TMac … if that’s even possible…

     
  • Posts: 161 therookie300

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    They seriously need to hit Mcann.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    CHOOOCH!!!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    So can we do something with a lead-off double tonight? Nah…

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    ooo… or maybe we can… maybe…

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Argh

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Yay, but WTF is up with Juan Samuel?

     
  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    Samuel needed to be decked like that. He’s pissed too.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Woo hoo!!!

    But did I hear that right? Did that idiot announcer call it a grand slam before it was out of the infield?

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    @Chuck: Yeah, not really Hunter’s fault. What was Samuel doing halfway down the path so close to the baseline?

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Ooo… this is exciting! Actual offense from the Phils!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Oops. Well, nice to see them trying to be aggressive on the bases.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Lol. Kenny I’m not my father said the all star game is the biggest
    Event of the summer. Lol. You piece of shit. It’s crap. Break a leg
    Howard. You waste of Tracey.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    (sigh) I went to clean the litter box, only to come back and see that the Phillies are also shoveling some crap out there.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Blanton has to be the worst pitcher in history of the game.

    Pence is the worst defensive fielder. He is so bad he makes Dipsy
    Look good

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    (sigh) And they fall behind. Do you think the Phils will be able to rustle up any more offense, or did they use it all up in the 2nd?

     
  • Posts: 0 JohnMatrix

    Pence fields like cat shit

     
  • Posts: 0 JohnMatrix

    I like you mccann, thats why im going to kill you last

     
  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    Reds looking hard at Pierre. They have a couple of quality SS prospects in the 22-23 year old range I’d take. You can definately get a good prospect for a .320 leadoff hitter who is 20-23 in steals with a low salary even if he only is a rental. He’ll bring a better return than Thome which was pretty good. Let Mayberry go full time in LF and let him sink or swim.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    You’re ready to have a fire sale, Joe? Pierre is one of the few things worth watching on this team this year

     
    • Posts: 0 psujoe

      I don’t want a total firesale, but I want RAJ to reposition the team for 2013. I’m one that still believes in this teams core. IMO, it’s just not their year. The BP is decimated and no way you buy this far out behind this many teams. It’s just an imperfect storm IMO. Here’s what I’d do if I were RAJ.

      1. Resign Hamels.
      2. Get value for every player on the last year of their deal. Reds like Pierre and what’s not to like. RAJ can get a good piece or pieces. Heck, I love the Thome deal.
      3. Find out what young players have it. Play Mayberry full time, Get Galvis back and get him in there. Hope Brown comes back healthy…
      4. Phils have the 6th pick at this point in what is suppossed to be a good draft?
      5. Lot of $$$ coming off the books to help the roster.

       
      • Posts: 1135 EricL

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        #1. TRADE HUNTER PENCE FOR A YOUNG, GOOD, 3B prospect (Olt from Texas, Headley from San Diego or Castellanos from Detroit are three examples)

        #2.a Have a Pina Colada now that Pence is no longer on the team

        #2.b – Re-sign Cole Hamels.

        #3. Sign Michael Bourn in the offseason to replace Victorino/Pence. If you can get Victorino back at a relatively competitive price, I wouldn’t even be opposed to that — he’s said he’s willing to take a Philadelphia discount (although not sure if he still would after being traded).

        #4. Look for next year’s Joe Nathan. Ryan Madson, perhaps.

         
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    That was a nice, clean inning, but Blanton is near 100 pitches.

    We need some offense. Now, if not sooner.

     
  • Posts: 0 JohnMatrix

    It is unreal that the nats keep winning. No way they can keep that pace up

     
  • Posts: 161 therookie300

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    They better find a way to win this game. I want a reason to sit here in this swampy weather.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Ugh.

    OK: Blanton pitched well in the 6th. I’d leave him in, even though his pitch count is high, but I’d pull him the second he shows a sign of weakness (first baserunner).

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    @therookie300: I don’t know how you manage it. It must be beastly hot out there and icky wet.

     
    • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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      (and also the Phils are sucking)

       
  • Posts: 0 JohnMatrix

    Asian stereo type!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    I’d have Blanton out by now, but Charlie will have him finish the inning, for better or worse.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    make that worse. Bleh. But it looks like Charlie’s going to pull him finally.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Has Diekman imploded yet? It seems like everybody else has.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    (sigh) that’s awful

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Lol. Nice play. They suck so bad. Th

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    OK.. .let’s try not to strand another lead off runner.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    That’s not what I meant by not stranding him.

     
  • Posts: 0 JohnMatrix

    I feel like biff tannon when he gets the sports almanac. I know the outcome of every game

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    @John: Well, yes, you know they’re going to lose, and if they don’t, nobody around here is complaining. :)

     
  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    The only thing that’s keeping me from being disgusted with the Bourn for Lidge trade is “48 for 48.” Christ, this guy knows how to get on freaking base.

     
    • Posts: 0 psujoe

      Lidge was worth it. Rings are hard to come by as we know. I’d sacrafice a solid young ball player to the Gods every 10 years for a title, LOL.

       
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    And he knows how to steal them too. That was a bad call. Not that it’s going to make any difference. Phils are going down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 9th.

     
  • Posts: 522 Morris Buttermaker

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    E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    (sigh)

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    @Morris: Ha!

    But I blame the loss on you, for not being here in a timely fashion to say “bad news for the Braves.” :^D

     
  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    No life at all. The minimum number of batters in 8 out of 9 innings.

     
  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    Eagles?? Yeah, ok. They’ll just piss us off and disappoint us, too.

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    8 out of the 9 innings the Philistless had 3 batters to the plate. Including the double plays in the 7th and 8th innings.

     
 
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