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
Weather: Sunny, 72
Media: Twitter and Facebook

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


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  • Posts: 2897 Chuck A.

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    NIce win. Nice couple of wins lately. But I still don’t think they make the playoffs. Too many teams to leapfrog over. But what the hell…. it’s nice to just enjoy good baseball for a change.

    • Posts: 0 psujoe

      Hopefully cole realizes the team isn’t far away and will be back next year. Hopefully he also sees the Dodgers suck, LOL.

    • Posts: 2005 Brooks

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      I certainly don’t disagree with you Chuck. But this was true grit Phillies baseball like we’ve been seeing since 2003. Who cares that the Dodgers virtually gifted that 8th inning to us with a walk and 2 hit batters – and that Pence hit the ball off his ankles (unreal) that somehow squirted through the middle – it was a come from behind win!

      Sit back for a second, Utley, Howard, Vic and Ruiz -and Pitiful Poly – I’ll say it, the “heart” of our lineup went 1 for 11 and the team only had 5 hits in all. The likes of Schwimmer, Horst (!?), Kendrick, Bastardo and Paps came in and shut the Dodgers down in the last 4 innings. It was gutsy, it was good watch, it was Doc doing his best Doc imitation and they won.

      Chuck, I’ll take good baseball for the remainder of the season, not this horsebleep we have been swallowing for the past month and a half and I will be satisfied enough to purchase another round of tickets for next year – playoffs or not (but if they play like this, they will be in the post season – just sayin’)

  • Posts: 2005 Brooks

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    On MLB I just watched the replay of Pence’s single. He swung at ball 3, that ball was at his ankles. Amazing dribbler right up the middle.

    • Posts: 0 c schreiber

      In that at bat, the Dodgers didn’t even throw a pitch that was a strike.

  • Posts: 0 SavannahPhilliesPhan

    It doen’t matter how we won…off the ankle or not….the fact that we are thinking win is great!!
    The team mindset has changed and you can see them slowly coming around and taking advantage of all the bad pitchers who walk, hit and otherwise give them a free passage to a base. We brought 2 of them in to win the game!!! Isn’t it better than the malaise we’ve been watching. And as I said on another post…..all the other teams who have been winning by our bad pitching, no hitting, and having all of our key players on the DL got alot of breaks at our expense. I am glad we finally took advantage of a gift that wasgiven to us due to their bad pitching!!! Go Phillies!!!

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