Gameday: Marlins (63-78) at Phillies (69-71)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Mon, September 10, 2012 06:19 PM | Comments: 41
2012 Gameday, News, Posts

Miami Marlins (63-78) at Philadelphia Phillies (69-71)

Wade LeBlanc (2-3, 2.72) vs. Kyle Kendrick (8-10, 3.96)

Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 75
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies are coming off a huge sweep of the Colorado Rockies.  They’re six games out of the Wild Card, two games below .500, and 8-2 in their last 10 games.  The Phillies will play two last place teams in their next two series: the Marlins and the Astros.
The Phillies aren’t where we expected them to be, and some are counting them out, but for Phillies fans there is still that glimmer of hope.

I don’t know what has gotten into Kyle Kendrick, but he has been on a roll lately.  Since August 14, Krazy K is 4-1 with a 1.53 ERA.  He has 25 strikeouts and 4 walks during that span. Here’s another stat that Phillies Nation’s Corey Seidman tweeted: Kendrick is 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA in last six starts against the Marlins.

LINEUP: Rollins SS, Mayberry CF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Wigginton LF, Brown RF, Kratz C, Martinez 3B, Kendrick P

Red Hook ESBYour Gameday Beer: Innis and Gunn Rum Cask Oak Finish Beer

This excellent make from Innis and Gunn will knock your socks off. It’s not for the faint of heart at 7.4% ABV, but if you relax with a few you’ll enjoy it without the nasty hangover tomorrow. It has a deep red color with notes of fruit, spice, toffee, and oak. This beer was discovered accidentally – they set out to make an ale-flavored whiskey 2002 and instead came up with a Scottish beer. Funny how things work. - By Pat


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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Need this game.

    Kenny baseball and Chuck and myself are making plans for the parade.

    Haters need not apply here.

    You know who you are.

    • Posts: 0 Brooks

      You enjoy the parade – I’ll be in my seat at CBP perhaps with my last helping of Crab Fries for the year

  • Posts: 0 Joey Spagna


    • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

      Now we are talking baseball!

  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Where can you find this Innis beer? Scottish beer actually sounds good

  • Posts: 5283 Lefty

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    It ain’t gonna happen Andrew, but If for some strange reason your party is on, big Mike and I are crashing it dude. I’ll wear a mask, or phanatic suit, or something.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Why start Howard vs a leftie?
    When you have numerous right handed options?

    Sorry I want to win the game.

    Thats all and ghangis kahn or charles manson can play first for me if you win.

    Ill never get this esp with expanded rosters.

  • Posts: 0 DCmikey

    No AFW, you shouldn’t be asking about RH. But asking about the rest of our lineup!!! Where is Juan Pierre?? OUR BEST PLAYER THIS SEASON!!

    I don’t care of Orr is decent at 3B, start him over Mary Mart. And how much worse is anyone at LF compared to Ty?!?

    Sorry, I should be positive…..it’s frustrating now bc we are CLOSE!!! I believe…

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf


    Why would you play someone with a .350 sluging average?

    And furthur compoud it by hitting him 4th?

    Sorry Id like to win and dont care about stars or contracts.

  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    I really don’t want to jinx this game but KK with 6 strike outs and its not the end of the 4th?

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Positive Brooks!

    Utley may yet be salvagable but needs to be in left next year not 2b.

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Obviously, the Phils have to win this game, but the Reds aren’t helping. Bucs have ‘em, 3 zip.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Bucs are in free fall

    I am 100% discounting them like I did the mets when they had a 9 game lead.

    Dodgers Brewers Cardinals are the opposition

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Free fall’s not too far from precisely right.

      They REALLY need a win tonight.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Brown would have played every game of 2011 and 2012 if I was running the team.

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Why do I have this feeling that KK is now impossibly gonna pitch even better now with a lead.

    Because the guy can drive you to complete delusion.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    If the phils win

    I am watching the Cardinals padres game too

    Anyone else in?

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Doubtful for me, but thx for still another invite.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Ken if the phillies ever cut this to 2 games Ill do one of my long posts abotu why walks damage a pitcher more than a home run.

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Along those lines, sometimes I root for just an extra base hit instead of a homer because the pitcher has to continue to work harder. Like a double with ‘em loaded, as opposed to a grand dinger.

      2 games out is my new goal.

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    See if a little jinx works here, powerful jinx artist that I am. The Crew’s Willy Peralta with a no-no, top 3 V the Braves

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    @Brooks: Canals liquor store in Mt. Ephraim, NJ sells it. It is delicious.
    - Big Ed

    • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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      I’ll be at the one in Cherry Hill tomorrow (before the game). I love Scotch and love beer. Sounds like a good mix to me! Thanks Big Ed

  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    KK with a career high in strike outs too – as Howard continues to sink!

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Can you blame howard?

    Its poor managing

    Who hits a guy with a 325 slugging 4th?

    this is by far charlies biggest weakness

    And 99% of managers would indeed sit howard vs a left handed starter esp with expanded rosters

    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      Evidence, please, on the last sentence.

      • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

        I can’t believe people are bashing Howard… you project out what he has done right now over 162 and you’re talking about 120 RBI and +30 HR. That is what he is paid to do. Forget the batting average… you give me 120 RBI and 30 HR every year and I’m happier than a kid in a candy store. Short-term memory loss, I suppose… maybe you cannot recall the time not so long ago when runs were tougher to come by then Eagles Super Bowl rings.

        See ya at sea level… I like it. Keep the Phaith.

      • Posts: 3020 Chuck A.

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        Consider the source of the comment.

  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Good at bat Nate – way to make him work.

  • Posts: 0 DCmikey

    I agree w all of you especially AFW. RH DOES have 40rbi s though. And if anyone says we would be where we are now (improved play) without RH is being silly. But yes AFW he is frustrating. $25 million- WOWWW.

    And yes the Cards are not helping us, but if we win, that’s one game closer to .500.

    And last note: Cloyd pitching on Wednesday on 3 days rest, ummm…

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Think you mean Thursday, versus Houston.

      Maybe not, but that’s what I thought I read a couple days ago. Matter of fact, it has to be Thurs, he “pitched” Sunday, if we can call it that.

      He’ll be fine.

      Reds tied the Bucs. 3-3. Votto, Ludwick-Bruce part of the order Good as the Phils used to have. Braves remain scoreless.

      Hasn’t Paps pitched 3 in a row? Could Aumont get the 9th?

      • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

        “Could Aumont get the 9th?”

        That is thee stupid thought of the night. Totally forgot Bastardo.

        Put em down, Antonio. Let’s wrap this sucker up. Specially since Giancarlo can’t be the tieing or lead run.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I loved Shane and Pence.

    IMO Shane and Ruiz are the 2 most important players the Phillies have had the last 5 years.

    that said
    losing ANYONE from this stale line up was a positive.
    And something Ive been begging for since 2009

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Start chopping. Braves take a 1-0 lead, T5.

    Course the big game the Phils need help in is the Cards V SD, but every little bit helps.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf


    oh boy

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  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Mini playing a good game tonight.

    Everybody contributes the rest of the way, however far it might be…start of the parade, middle of it, or end.

    Hell, they grab the 2card, and there SHOULD be a parade.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Winner winner chicken dinner

    now lets go padres

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Next stop, sea level.

    Next goal, within taking care of the club’s own business, season high watermark of 4 over, which if memory serves, hasn’t been neighborly since 28-25, when they were 1.5 back of the lead wild card end of May.

    Hard to believe as inept as they were early on (9-14 in April) that they were that close, and then the bottom dropped out after Doc got hurt.

    But the change is solid, and it rools, and rolls, and rolls on.

    See ya at sea level tomorrow night.

    GO PHILS, and GO KK!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 DCmikey

    @ Ken Bland, yes sorry about that- Cloyd is going Thursday. You were correct.

    I love this feeling, at least it’s exciting!! Last year we were cocky at this time even though our bats were bad. This season we are HUNGRY and playing a heart. KK!!- wow wow wow

    • Posts: 0 Ryne Duren

      we’re like the water level creeping up the decks of the unsinkable titanic fellas. slow and steady! just hoping the bilge pumps don’t kick in! GO FIGHTENS

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