Gameday: Phillies (9-12) vs. Pirates (11-9)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, April 24, 2013 06:54 PM | Comments: 25
2013 Gameday, Posts

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R2yHiPgsajA/Si048xOKYNI/AAAAAAAABg0/Zr2Ct92C2ok/s400/pirates+logo.gifPhiladelphia Phillies (9-12) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (11-9)

Wandy Rodriguez (2-0, 0.56) vs. Roy Halladay (2-2, 6.04)

TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Comcast Sportsnet, home of Phillies Nation TV
Weather: 55, cloudy
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Roy Halladay has been much better in his last two starts.  He’ll try to keep it up tonight against the Pirates.  In his last two starts, Doc has posted a 1.80 ERA and limited opponents to a .143 batting average.  Doc also has career success against Pittsburgh, as he has a 4-1 record with a .098 ERA against them.

The Phillies offense has been lacking, and that may continue tonight against Wandy Rodriguez, who is off to a great start in 2013.  Rodriguez was scratched from his last start due to a strained hamstring, however.  Could his injury be a factor in tonight’s game?

Lineup: New look lineup with Utley 2nd and Young 3rd.

Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Young 3B, Howard 1B, Mayberry RF, Brown LF, Revere CF, Quintero C, Halladay P.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I forgot this guy is a leftie

    Vegas just moved the line from 3 to 2 on phillies total hits

  • Posts: 0 Rudy Canoza

    Just looking at some Phillies splits for the season so far:

    Team batting vs. RHP .264/.315/.397 14 HR 61 RBI
    (The NL average vs. RHP is .250/.316/.397)
    Team batting vs. LHP .182/.239/.280 0 HR 7 RBI
    (The NL average vs. LHP is .245/.313/.379)

    Infielder’s batting: .275/.321/.414 8 HR 42 RBI
    (The average NL infielder is .253/.321/.396)
    Outfielder’s batting: .208/.278/.296 3 HR 15 RBI
    (The average NL outfielder is .262/.331/.421)

    Team batting 1st time facing SP in game: .294/.352/.458 5 HR 22 RBI
    Team batting 2nd time facing SP in game: .253/.295/.382 4 HR 11 RBI
    Team batting 3rd time facing SP in game: .242/.312/.323 0 HR 9 RBI

    Obviously, the team’s ineptitude against LHP and the total absence of production from the outfield are major issues so far this season. They are the only team in the NL without a HR against a LHP. It’s also interesting how they actually do worse against an opposing pitcher the second and third time through the order. Maybe it’s case of opposing pitchers making better adjustments than the hitters.

  • Posts: 155 therookie300

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    How’s that for a quick inning???

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    7 career on the trivia question would prompt a confident answer of Smokey Burgess.

    Now 7 in 1 season, that’s a tough one.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Ken it seems to me that the phillies offene has really sucked since the Brett Myers Houston binocular debacle.

    I kind of think that may have been real.


    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      That was before the game in which they beat the Reds 22-1 one night at the Bank I think. If it was after, ya never know.

      Howard just won the way over portion of the o/u.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Kent Tekulve or Jose Mesa

    Better career?

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Chuck Tanner just rolled over in his grave.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Foot race

    Ryan Howard vs Sid Bream

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      I did not have a sip of water progressing thru my digestive system when I read that, so there was no harm in asking that.

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Halladay is having one of the better years at the plate for the Phils, so this is optimism time.

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Still true after K 11 in 11 AB. Certainly having oen fo the top 5 offensive years to dte amongst all his fellow juggernautteruans, Thank you spell check. Love that red.

  • Posts: 155 therookie300

    Avatar of therookie300

    I’m still trying to figure out how Kratz gets a commercial.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    the phillies are just a bad team

    can lose 95 games with galvis at SS

    After this loss if Jimmy is in the line up tomorrow I am going to be angry.

    The Pirates announcers roasted him

    I am gonna guess Wheeler and Mccarthy so no fault.

    I BEGGED before last year to let him walk.

    But nope

  • Posts: 271 Jeff of Nova

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    I wanna know who leads this team in DPs….. ridiculous

  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Young leads the Majors

    But for revere to have what 4 now?

    how does that happen?

    Maybe they will score on grilli

  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    forget that

    its 2 runs now

    thats a couple of games for the phils

    look Marte HUSTLES

    I guess the phillies cant learn from another team

  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    jimmy pop up!

    I got a feeling Charlie doesnt get through this homestand.

  • Posts: 271 Jeff of Nova

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    This team sux, never thought I would say that but it is hard to say otherwise

    • Posts: 0 Glutenous

      You certainly are right. The only teams that you can look at and say the Phillies are better than are the Cubs, Astros, Padres, and Marlins.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    I love Charlie too

    When I die he will be my favorite phiillies manager ever.

    But he has to go.

    I blame this teams state 100% on Amaro though

  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Wow. That sucked a lot. Another impressive starting pitching performance down the drain, and some offensive punch (3 runs, woohoo!) wasted.
    @Schmenkman: Where do the Phillies rank in GIDPs? I’m just curious because it seems like they are more abundant than ever this year! Thanks in advance.

  • Posts: 0 G7

    Another must loss.might as well cancel the rest of the season!!

  • Posts: 0 Rudy Canoza

    A 25 pitch first inning usually means the bullpen will be called on fairly early.

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    I know your adept at those mid season moves. Last year, you had Chuck and Brooks conned into buying you liquid at the parade, and added me to the list. Apparently, Brooks did not make the list this year. In the early going

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