Gameday: Phillies (54-62) vs. Marlins (52-65)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, August 15, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments: 12
2012 Gameday, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (54-62) at Miami Marlins (52-65)

Roy Halladay (6-6, 3.80) vs. Mark Buehrle (9-11, 3.80)

TIME: 12:40, Marlins Park
Weather: Lower 80′s, mostly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Do me a favor, and don’t look at today’s lineup. You’ll think you’ve jumped in the hot tub time machine back to March. It’s a Clearwater lineup, and an ugly one at that.

Can anyone tell me why Domonic Brown is hitting behind Ty Wigginton AND Hector Luna? Brutal. At any rate, the Phillies still go for a sweep of the bottom-feeding Marlins. Pretty odd the Marlins have actually been worse. I picked the Phillies and Marlins to make the playoffs before the season (although I was far more skeptical of the Marlins) and we all know that ain’t happenin’.

Roy Halladay will look to make it three shutouts in a row for Phillies pitching. The odds of that happening aren’t great, but Halladay has looked very good recently, so you know he’ll be gunning for it. And if the top’s down on the ballpark, we don’t have to worry about Doc getting all red-faced and heat-stricken.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Frandsen 3B, Utley 2B, Wigginton 1B, Luna LF, Brown RF, Mayberry CF, Kratz C, Halladay P

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This big-aroma’d SOB is considered a Zwickel/Keller/Landbier. If you know what that means, by all means, let me know. I have no idea. It goes through a lager process, so it sounds like a mix of all different beers. I’ll try anything and this one intrigues me. Drink it, if you can find it.  -By Pat


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  • Posts: 1110 Manny

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    It’s not AS bad.. Utley, J-roll, Kratz, and Brown are still in there. Though I agree with you in that it makes little sense to have Wigginton and Luna ahead of Brown… very weird. However, a case could be made : Buehrle IS a lefty and Wigs has a ton of at-bats against him. And Luna is 6 for 8 against him.

    We’ll see.


  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    Looks like Rollins was jealous of not getting the day off.

    • Posts: 0 schmenkman


  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Looks like the Phils cant function without the .733 OPS of the big contract hitting 4th.

    Glad Dolores Nutmaker is here though to keep the site rolling.

    He always gets action.

    Rolling rolling rolling

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    I get the logic of having BJ Rosenberg pitch the 8th.

    Some might say use someone else and keep it with 1.

    Heath Bell, baby.

    You do the math.

    Within 5 runs, you have a shot.

  • Posts: 1110 Manny

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    The mistake today was to have Brown bat 6th. He should’ve bat 2nd, in front of Chase, instead of Frandsen… who ended up grounding into DP twice today.

  • Posts: 1110 Manny

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    Luna playing LF makes me wanna puke.

  • Posts: 0 Double Trouble Del

    More of the same lies in store for us next year. You can’t bring in five new bullpen arms, a new third baseman (please don’t tell me Jimmy is the answer), a centerfielder and left fielder with what this team has to spend and what the free agent market has to offer.

  • Posts: 543 Morris Buttermaker

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    Seeing Luna in the lineup lets you know that it’s ok if you don’t watch the game today.

  • Posts: 0 Double Trouble Del

    This loss rests solely on Halladay’s shoulders. Really a home run to Greg Dobbs?????

    • Posts: 0 George

      Greg Dobbs is actually a pretty decent hitter and has some power. Besides, even useless batters like Michael Martinez sometimes hit them out against good pitchers.

      I’ll put the loss more on the pathetic Phils offense. 2 lousy runs off a guy who came in with a 3.79 ERA?

    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      3.79 is actually not bad, but yeah it’s on the offense — when you only give up 3 runs, you should win the game.

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