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Gameday: Royals (2-2) at Phillies (1-3)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, April 06, 2013 04:51 PM | Comments: 38
2013 Gameday, Posts

Kansas City Royals (2-2) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1-3)

Luis Mendoza vs. John Lannan

Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
TV: TCN, MLBN
Weather: Sunny/Wind, 48
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Yesterday’s performance from the bullpen was embarrassing.  The Phillies will try to rebound against the Royals tonight.

John Lannan will be making his Phillies debut. Lannan is 2-5 with a 6.49 career ERA at Citizens Bank Park.

Mendoza is a sinker ball pitcher, so expect a lot of ground balls from the Phillies’ offense.

GO PHILLIES!

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  • Posts: 0 CS

    Weak, post the line ups and give us a bit!

     
  • Posts: 0 CS

    Weak, post the line ups and give us a bit more!

     
  • Posts: 0 George

    It’s possible, perhaps even likely, that Manuel hadn’t announced the lineups before this had to be posted. Give Amanda a break.

     
  • Posts: 5064 Lefty

    Avatar of Lefty

    1. Ben Revere (L) CF
    2. Jimmy Rollins (S) SS
    3. Chase Utley (L) 2B
    4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
    5. Michael Young (R) 3B
    6. Domonic Brown (L) LF
    7. John Mayberry (R) RF
    8. Humberto Quintero (R) C
    9. John Lannan (L) P

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Love the way McCarthy reads the copy saying Mickey D’s will give a C note to whatever the lady’s name was if the Phils smack a homer in the designated inning.

    100 for a single would seem more economically commensurate with the way the last what, 7 innings now? have gone.

    And still another scoreless frame in da books.

    This too might pass.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    well, let’s see….3 Royals who have pitched no hitters.

    I’d put my chances of getting this before the Phils score at zero.

    But, that said, who don’t know Bret Saberhagen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    I’d say after that at bat that we now have a new definition of the Mendoza line. It’s now shorter tan Freddie Patek.

    Wonder if Dennis Leonard ever twirled a no-no.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    No, well, not as bad a shift, and RyHo still hits smack dab into it.

    Don’t it figger.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    See if that sparks something. Franly, this game to this point is evoking mass lethargy, and unfortunately, Jimmy flies out on the first pitch.

    Maybe lethargy was too kind.

    Revere at first, 2 outs, and the result is a first pitch flyout.

    Trend of the times.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Lannan is definitely up in the zone this inning. But I suspect he’s got a 2nd wind before calling it a night.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    A night at the plate to forget for Young Mike. Even with a base hit.

     
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Ken, the offense is tough to watch tonight. Like slogging through a bog filled with taffy.

     
    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      tough? what is this, understatement night at the old ballpark?

      Brutal squared.

      I personally feel a hangover, letdown, whatever is the right word from yesterday, and I’m not exaggerating my importance in the equation, but I wonder iof the ballclub feels it. Plus, Mendoza has pitched better than I expected.

       
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Lannan’s done. 1st pitch double by Francouer tells you all you need to know after last year’s up inning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    love Tejada in this matchup

     
  • Posts: 0 Chris

    This team stinks.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Course lethargy can turn on a dime, and the crowd could wake somebody up, so match that against the Royals pen, and there’s your sense for the rest of the game.

    I’m about hope tonight. The feeling’s not there. As always, we’ll see.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    That AL Central is modestly underrated. Juggernaut, weak sister, and 3 pretty decent ballclubs. They should have some fun competing this summer. I have a hard time seeing the Royals not being competitive this year. Not sure how to quite define competitive, but they’ve been fun to watch after they got untracked yesterday. .

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Up, but good movement, and Butler still s,macks a singleoff Adams. That’s a good matchup, terrific pitcher V terrific hitter.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Time for another in the never ending series of stranger things have happened, I just can’t name them.

    Two Phillie hits as we go B8, and the good guys trail by 2 massive digits.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Let’s play let’s pretend. Say you’re a beat reporter covering this game. You know the drill. Get your game story down, and take a chance on no turnaround late dramatics that kills your hard work. Take a chance.

    Two hit in the last 14 innings.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    And as they say in the trade., -30-/

     
    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Paraphrasing Horace Greely, “Go to the circular file, young man, go to the circular file.

      Gotta love it.

       
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Less than 40K tonight at the old ballpark.

    And those unappreciative fools that don’t be appreciating the 10 fold payroll increase over the last 10 years are screaming for a payroll to crack the lux tax.

    Business for Dummies.

     
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    …and Bastardo walks the lead-off hitter…(sigh). Hoping for a ninth inning 2008 type rally. (Feigns a smile).

     
  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    Let’s give our beloved Phillies offense a prescription for viagra. They just are NOT packing potent wood.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Miracle time.

    And do I mean miracle.

    Gonzalez, Callsion and Allen comin’ up, Phils trail by 2.

    Get after it now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Every single time the Phils walk a leadoff man, I have a heart attack, and the pother team hiots a 5 run homer.

    Watch the usual opposite happen here.

    Although at 2-0, maybe?

     
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    I am so happy The Man is healthy. Awesome at-bat Chase!

     
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Here we go, Ken, Howard just walked. The fate they may be changing…

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    on 3, HOOOOOO-TEN

     
  • Posts: 0 chuck schreiber

    If we can’t atleast tie this game up with the bags loaded& no outs, it will be a long season.

     
  • Posts: 0 chuck schreiber

    Looking good Brownie, Jesus C.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    What a time for a poor at bat. That is really a shame for Brown.

     
  • Posts: 0 chuck schreiber

    Berry man, nice look

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Well, I think the right guy is at the plate for the situation.

    Doesn’t mean he’ll do it here, but…

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Had em all the way.

     
  • Posts: 0 chuck schreiber

    Wow guess it won’t be a long season.

     
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Frandsen is the man!!!! Awesome! Awesome! Guy has continued to hit well and play hard since last year and through spring training. Way to win it Phils!!!

     
 
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