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Gameday: Phillies (40-51) at Dodgers (48-43)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Tue, July 17, 2012 09:25 PM | Comments: 115
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Philadelphia Phillies (40-51) at Los Angeles Dodgers (48-43)

Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.98) vs. Stephen Fife, RHP

Time: 10:10 PM ET, Dodger Stadium
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Weather: Sunny, 72
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The Phillies put together a three game winning streak!  Can they make it four in a row?  The return of Roy Halladay gives the Phillies a decent chance.

Doc is back!  Halladay will be making his first appearance since May 27, when he suffered from a right lat strain.  Halladay will be under a tight pitch count, but it’s always nice to have the ace back in the rotation, even if he only lasts five or six innings.  Halladay has had success at Dodger Stadium, posting a 2.15 ERA.

The return of Halladay comes at a perfect time: the Phillies are riding a three game winning streak.  Halladay’s return certainly gives the Phillies a boost, and hopefully they can carry the momentum.  They need all the help they can get if they want to turn the season around.

Stephen Fife will be making his Major League debut.  In 18 starts in Triple-A this year, Fife is 7-5 with a 4.53 ERA.

Your gameday beer: Any beer that calls itself “Entire Butt” is good in my book. But Entire Butt Porter might be the greatest beer ever created. Full of taste, it goes down like water that was magically sprayed by the gods. So godly water, really. That’s the general focus of the discussion. What do you eat with this? Something with mild spice. Something that makes you want to run to the beer and enjoy every last sip. Something … well, something warm, is the gist of the explanation I’m making. Go with beef and peppers. –By Tim

GO PHILLIES

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  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    Go Doc. Hope the Phils provide some sock !!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    I guess that’s called respect. Doc’s pitching, so Charlie has Vic bunt after Jimmy’s double, playing for 1. I’d have rather seen Vic hit, and try to get the roung righty on the ropes early, but it’s a nice start. here we go, Doctor, here we go!

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    Ken, this is how the Phils need to play, one run at a time. Small Ball all the way. Hit, move the runner over and score. 1 hit, 1 run.
    I love it. Now if Doc can hold them

     
    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      I just liked the idea of trying to put the kid on the ropes. It wasn’t a bad move, just preferred letting him hit away.

       
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Doc, 1st inning….

    17 pitches, 10 strikes, nice mix of cuts, splits, number 1′s and a couple curves. Got one out at 92 mph. Looked a little rusty for 3 pitches, but the Doc is the Doc. 2K’s, and a 3-2 well hit fly to left by Kemp.

    Looked like he caught a break on strike out pitch to Abrieu, but that’s what baseball is all about…the umps making sure the Phils get close calls.

    Now, the object is what does he do after sitting, for an encore. You never know, but we’re talking Doc.

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    Nobody out. Not giving up yet.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Well, this is disappointing with the 4 straight hits. Even after the 1st couple hits, I thought the matchups presented a decent chance to wiggle through. Velocity is certainly not a problem. He’s probably a little ahead of schedule on that.

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    It looked for a moment like the inning that wouldn’t end
    Odd

     
  • Posts: 0 JohnMatrix

    Doc is a bit rusty, but great to see him back.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Everytime a Phillie walks the leadoff hitter, I die 1,000 deaths. Gawd, I hate that. So now that RyHo walked, on 4 no less, THEY BETTER DO WHAT OPPONENTS SEEM TO! Esp[ecially since a little mopre offensive support thrown Doc’s way would be nice.

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    Move him over choochie!

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    Stranded on second -

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Course, the Dodgers are dying to get into the Phillies pen, even though they are doing okay against Doc. Conversely, the Phils would probably love to keep making contact off Fife, and find holes. But he’s settled in pretty nicely to this point.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Doc owns Ethier. I mean, you’re only as good as your last at bat.

    Ethier and Chipper will probably roll over with laughter when Doc gets in the Hall.

    They are both hitting over 1.000 each against him. They’re both good, but that’s amazing.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Very tough call coming up.

    Pinch hit for Doc?

    63 pitches.

    I might be inclined to make the move. One more inning wouldn’t be the end of the world, but he seems to have worked hard tonight.

    Wonder what others think.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    I guess Doc’s glare if you think of taking him out is in mid season form.

    One more inning shouldn’t be too bad.

    A freaking run would help.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Brooksie do shot every time the Phillies commit an error or the big contract Ks.

    Thats why I am always loaded.

    3 hits?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    @ Ken Bland the Phillies need Pete Rose to come light a fire under thier ass.

    Brooks do a shot every time Rollins doesnt hustle.

    No
    wait
    Dont
    I dont want you to die from liver failure before augusts pennant race.

    we have to enjoy it.

     
    • Posts: 877 schmenkman

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      Tell you what — just do a shot every time Rollins doesn’t hustle and it matters, and you’ll stay stone cold sober.

       
    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      I don’t know if Pete could do that with this group. he had a fired up Larry Bowa to help orchestrate the fireupedness that seems to be missing this year.

      But it’d be fun to activate Pete, and give it a shot. But don’t tell Uncle Selig I said that.

       
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Well, that was funner. I’d say Doc’s night, for its purpose, getting back to form was a real good start. A little rusty, a little off on command at times, but overall, pretty good, and conditioning wise, the 79 pitches should continue a nice foundation that we’ll see how he is compared to his curtailed first half, which may have been injury effected the whole way through.

    Looking at the game through rose colored glasses, if the Phils are to have a nice second half, however nice it might be, one thing we’d like to see is some ability to come from behind to win games. They’re in it, and they can win it. It’d be a nice story to finally score a late game comeback in Doc’s first game back. The 0-8 w/ RISP tonight is valid, but early game news.

    Should he have made another rehab start? personally, I think this way worked out pretty well, and look forward to him having a nice between starts routine, and coming back and building strength next time out.

     
  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    Why are they not pinch hitting for Howard here?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Dolores Nutmaker

    Waiting for me to post.

    Do a shot Brooks.

    Is 2 walks a career high for Howard?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    schenkman there was a play tonight he didnt hustle.

    Its the point.

    And this team would be served well by a Charlie Hustle.

    It is great having a little community going for these late night games.

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    Stranded on second, again

     
  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    Damn. Ty Wigginton would have been safe there.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    No comment

    BTW

    I do wish he had scored.

    in MLB 2013 he is solwer than sid Bream.

     
  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    They should have had Wigginton bat. He probably would have hit one of those inside the park grand slams that he hits 2 or 3 times a game. I’m not sure why Charlie does not play him more.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    dolores just about any player including almost all pitchers and catchers would have been safe.

    Can Howard score from 3rd on a triple?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    No Dolores

    the play is obviously put Kratz in to run for him.

    then take over at first

     
  • Posts: 0 glutenous

    Safe by a legit mile…

     
  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    You know what. I usually don’t respond to you. But why don’t you just shut up, you little prick?

    Seriously nobody likes you. It’s amazing how many fewer people comment on this page since you came along. There used to be a good 20 people that were always on here for the game threads. It was always a real good time. And there has been a sharp decline since you came around.

    We all know you are friendless pathetic loser who gets his jollies by annoying people on line.

     
    • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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      Hahhhaaahhaaa!
      Morris really?

       
      • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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        Seriously. He adds nothing to the site. He just annoys people.

        And then in his mind he thinks he is some legend. Just an annoying little internet troll. They are a dime a dozen.

        He’s the “You’re gonna lose” kid from League of Their Own.

         
      • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

        Yes really.

        From a guy who only posts when im on here.

        Pretty classic.

         
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    I just flipped on CNN, and they reported the Phils plan to take the statue of Schmidt outside the Bank down. it will be replaced by a statue of a runner in scoring position.

    The caption will read “Save your money. Watch this staue for free, and you’ll see the same thing here for freeas you would inside.

    0-9. But as I suggested, it’s got nothing to do with next time.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    LOL
    @ Dolores.

    The statue has a greater range than Howard though.

     
    • Posts: 155 therookie300

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      Howard has more range than your comments.

       
  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    Schwimer and Pence working together to keep the Dodgers off the scoreboard. Don’t expect to see that everyday.

     
  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    Andrew, give me a call the next time the administrators send you an e-mail asking why you don’t comment more often.

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    Horst replacing a sharp looking Schwimmer – Cholly is truly trying to lose this game

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    P

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    Poly pitiful lately

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Dam it’s a stupid blog and you guys getting nasty chill bro. Also it’s
    a stupid baseball game

     
  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    Yea, I post during the game threads most of the time. As I have been doing for the past 4 years. I either have work or school during the day. I occasionally post during the day time. It all depends.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I never call people names just tell it like it is with the team.

    Some like Dolores cant handle the truth.

    You are in good hands with KK

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    Which KK will we see tonight? Should not take but a few minutes to determine who showed up

     
  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    Andy, the reason I don’t respond to you is that during the day I get paid to work with 5 to 7 year olds. I don’t feel like doing it during my free time as well.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I could never be angry with anyone else who is watching the game and posting. Ever.

    I do get angry at teh Phillies coverage.

    I have the baseball package and watch ther teams broadcasts alot.

    No other franchise jocks thier players like the phillies do.
    and it is part of the overall problem

     
  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    Kendrick has not been too bad out of the pen.

    It’s a sad state of affairs when Kendrick is seen as a positive addition to the bullpen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    I guess we are all Internet trolls.

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    I have one 5, another 8, another 10 and one more 18 – we don’t do spitting wars

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    0-38 when trailing after 7

    magic 8 ball says

    not likely

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    can we get a little something somethin going here?

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    This is kinda like the last playoff game V the cards last year now. There was no excuse not to manufacture 1 single run then, and now, relatively healthy, and top of the lineup to kick off the 8th, the Phils simply have to score at least 1 stinking run.

    It hasn’t been done this late.

    It can.

     
  • Posts: 2002 Brooks

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    The heart and soul of this lineup – going down like weak kittens, again

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Theres a walk

    another would be nice

     
 
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