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Gameday: Phillies (41-51) at Dodgers (48-44)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, July 18, 2012 02:00 PM | Comments: 57
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Philadelphia Phillies (41-51) at Los Angeles Dodgers (48-44)

Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.92) vs. Clayton Kershaw (7-5, 2.84)

Time: 3:10 PM ET, Dodger Stadium
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The Phillies are going for the sweep this afternoon.  It’s been awhile since they’ve whipped out the old broomsticks.

Clayton Kershaw continues to be one of the best young pitchers in the National League.  As of Tuesday, Kershaw is tied for second in the National League in innings pitched.  He is fourth in strikeouts.

The Phillies have seen Kershaw on several occasions.  In seven starts against Philadelphia, the lefty is 0-4 with a 4.95 ERA.  While Kershaw has struggled against the Phillies throughout his career, Lee has had success against the Dodgers, posting a 0.90 ERA in 30 innings against the Dodgers.

Lee is coming off a quality start against the Rockies, but he still received the loss.  Lee’s 1-6 record doesn’t reflect his performance, although he has had several shaky outings.

On paper, Lee versus Kershaw should be a pitcher’s duel, but it could have the making of a high scoring game.  The Phillies have smacked Kershaw around in the past, and Lee has struggled at times this year.  However, if Lee and Kershaw pitch to their capabilities, a low scoring game is extremely likely.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Ruiz C, Pence RF, Wigginton 1B,  Polanco 3B, Mayberry LF, Lee P.

Your gamenight beer: I’ve been needing one of these for a while: Coffee Bender. It’s a beer by Surly that – you guessed it – tastes just like alcoholic coffee. Who wouldn’t like this? Okay, besides non-coffee drinkers … For dinner, turn it upside down and make an omelet. Western. –By Tim

GO PHILLIES

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  • Posts: 516 Morris Buttermaker

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    Ok guys. We got a game with the Dodgers today. And that only means one thing. Bad news for the Dodgers!

     
  • Posts: 1190 Manny

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    CHOOOOOOOOCH!

    Is he human?

     
  • Posts: 0 Cs

    Why does mayberry still start

     
    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      Because he’s much better than Pierre against lefties.

       
  • Posts: 516 Morris Buttermaker

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    My friend has a 4 foot tall dog. He has a 3 foot tall fence surrounding his yard. Over the past 8 years the dog has never once figured out that he can easily jump over the fence. That’s what I think about every time they show Mayberry “trying” to catch that homerun.

     
  • Posts: 120 Dave P

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    84 pitches through 7 innings, Lee is doing a great job.

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    This I find pretty amazing. They are intentionally walking Utley to pitch to Choochie arguably one of the most feared batters in the league this year.

     
  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    Crazy year. Screw the WC, Go for the Division, LOL.

     
    • Posts: 0 chuck schreiber

      Really?? I think you meant go for the retooling for next year..Right

       
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    6 in a row?

    And the next game is against Lincecum who has been stinking.

    Schedule definately is way tougher the rest of the way.

    Charlie with the great pen management. Like always :)

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    @Brooks: That’s exactly what I was thinking when I heard it on the radio! I mean, seriously, Chooch is a better hitter than Utley in any situation, and he’s especially good in the clutch!

    But seriously guys… let’s not blow this…

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Yuck. Terribly played.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Utoh

    Abreaboo

    Walking utley was baisc righty lefty stuff
    Glad they did it though as needed that run

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    WOW

    Nice jjob letting a 70 year steal a base in this situation

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Ruh roh.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    For the record my charlie managing the pen comment was before the start of the bottom of the 10th

    this is not good

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    I went for a dinner break and look what I walk into.. holy crap Papelbum

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Stinking SOB

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    He was safe

    This sucks.

     
  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    paps is gased.

     
  • Posts: 0 Stuart

    I cant watch the game but have been following the gamecast. what are these two infield singles that have happened?

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Paps, you make me gag buddy

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Brooks who is left for the fightins in the pen?

    I am missing Krautheimer tongiht this sucks!

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Here comes a 1 2 3
    Pitiful Poly, Junior and maybe Fontenot as a PH?

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Looks like Freaky Deakey is available – last pitched on the 14th

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Paps- overrrrrrrrated

     
    • Posts: 0 chuck schreiber

      Please, do you even see the bullshit lucky inning. Get a replay of the inning and then make your comment

       
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    What is Poly, 2 for his last 20?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    the nly really crappy think Paplebum did waslet Abreau steal.
    The other stuff was seeing eye hits and things.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Jimmy pop up will be trying to be the hero and hit it 900 feet

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Sigh

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Its Diekey time!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I guess Jose Mesa is not available tonight.

    Nationals game starting.

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Diekmany does have decent velocity

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Louis Cruz is a .230 hitter.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    wow… flashback to last inning… came out better this time, though…

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    first pitch swinging – thank you

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    I love it

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Just a base knock, that’s all, just a base hit

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    (sigh…)

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Comon Juan, you eat pitchers like J Wright for breakfast… spit them out by lunch – bleh

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    I dont have much confidence in Diekey going more than 1 inning -

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Its getting past my nap time.

    Come on phililes.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    And thats it.
    Nap time

    At least the games have been intersting lately.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Bleh.

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    And there you have it

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    2 of 3 from the Dodgers, I’ll take it anytime.

     
  • Posts: 3113 Tracey

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    Yeah, they’re not looking deflated lately. They’re allowed to lose occasionally. I wasn’t expecting them go go 72-0 to finish off the season. 70-2 will be fine.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Brooks stop old man. With that 2 of 3 shit. We had a two run lead with
    Our ovverated closer. Should of been a sweep. When you are
    In last you need every game with leads you pig

     
    • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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      Awe jeffy honey need a hug?

       
    • Posts: 5126 Lefty

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      Wait, let me get a picture of you two!

       
  • Posts: 0 DavidE

    Certainly a good road trip but the story of this season has been losing these extra inning games.Close play at 1st on Kemp’s hit.

     
  • Posts: 5126 Lefty

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    Tracey I’d even settle for 69-3.

    Papelbon is making me sick. I get that he’s just going through a little mid season- whatever- right now, but I really don’t care for his style, even when he is on. That gunslinger act, or whatever it is he’s trying to do is when he peers in is wearing thin. It takes him forever to throw a pitch, and doesn’t keep the fielders engaged. I know he had a little bad luck there too, but when your fielders are falling asleep it doesn’t help.

     
    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      “Papelbon is making me sick. I get that he’s just going through a little mid season- whatever- right now, but I really don’t care for his style, even when he is on. That gunslinger act, or whatever it is he’s trying to do is when he peers in is wearing thin. It takes him forever to throw a pitch, and doesn’t keep the fielders engaged. I know he had a little bad luck there too, but when your fielders are falling asleep it doesn’t help.”

      If you were asked how to spell cat, and replied c-a-t, I wouldn’t agree with you more. That keeping fielders engaged observation is excellent insight.

      The funny thing about Papelbon is I used to watch Al Hrabosky’s drill, and rather enjoy it. Papelbon’s was cool to a point with limited Red Sox viewing. But now? I look back on the Hrabosky enjoyment and just figure I’m more mature than almost 40 years ago. Geez, I’d hope so.

       
      • Posts: 2981 Chuck A.

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        Too bad you feel that way. You’ve got 4 more years after this one to watch it.

         
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    I was studying for an exam and only had access to game cast. I, like all of PN, wanted a sweep today. Quickly getting tired of the multi-personality Papelbon. Liking this surge of the Phils!

     
 
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