Gameday: Phillies (36-40) vs. Padres (38-38)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Mon, June 24, 2013 09:00 PM | Comments: 13

Philadelphia Phillies (36-40) vs. San Diego Padres (38-38)padres-logo

Cliff Lee (9-2, 2.53 ERA) vs. Eric Stults (6-5, 3.25 ERA)

TIME: 10:10 ET (7:10 PT)

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Weather: 70, mostly sunny

Media: Facebook and Twitter

The Phillies will turn to their ace tonight to try to take game one of a three game series against the Padres, which also kicks off a nine game road trip. The Phillies are down to four games under .500 and have lost three of their last four, including a dismal blowout/shutout at the hands of the Mets yesterday.

The good news for the staggering Phillies is that Cliff Lee is on the hill, and he has been unstoppable of late. Lee has won seven straight decisions and the Phillies have won eighth of the last nine games he started. Lee has allowed just two runs in  each of his last two outings, and has walked only one batter while striking out 15 over that span.

Opposing Lee is the fellow southpaw Eric Stults, who has pitched very well for the Padres this season. In his last three starts he is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.61. He has only had one career start against the Phillies, and he was chased from the game early after allowing four runs in the first three innings.

Ryan Howard has been on a tear lately, hitting .476 in the last week with three home runs, but he is not in the lineup against the lefty Stults tonight due to a sore knee. Domonic Brown moves up to the clean-up spot and the red-hot Frandsen gets the nod at first. Here is the rest of the lineup tonight.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Utley 2B, M. Young 3B, Brown LF, Frandsen 1B, D. Young RF, Mayberry CF, Ruiz C, Lee P

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This strange beer brings out the classic blackberry flavor with hints of citrus. The blackberry flavor is fairly strong and very unique, especially paired with the fact that it is not brewed with traditional hops, but with coriander instead. When the team isn’t going too well maybe it is time to shake things up and try something unconventional.


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  • Posts: 0 bacardipr

    Dom needs a day off maybe 2. I know Cholly philosophy is to hit through a slump blah blah.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I really have to watch this happen at 1 am?????????

    Why did the old man let Lee give up runners on second third and no outs?

    why why why?????????

    how bad does ti all have to get.

    Lee was not that sharp in the 8th.

    why why why

    Extra innings now

    its a joke

  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Jeez, Michael Young is killing me. Whiffing on 3 straight like that…with JRoll at 3rd. Crap.

  • Posts: 0 Mike

    Hey Charlie, you don’t what to do with your players?

    How about not putting Cliff back out there for another inning with over 100 pitches…

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Runner on third and 1 out and cant get him in in the tenth.

    Its bullpen time.

    Probably will be able to goto bed in a few.

    Thanks again Ruben.

    • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

      Took about 20 minutes.

      not bad.

      Way to go guys

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    They love to grab defeat out of the jaws of victory.

    Its really pathetic.

    I got to wonder how long Manuel makes it. Especially if this is like a 2-10 road trip.

  • Posts: 0 Big ern

    This is some baby back bullshit.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Oh well bases loaded one out.

    2 walks and a hit batter.

    really pathetic here.


  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    And its over.

    Nice to see rollins yucking it up at second.


    Leave Rollins and Manuel on the west coast please.

    didn’t take long.

    Again thank you Ruben you are a genius.

    Hope you get 10 more votes of confidence this week.

    Im off to puke.

    good night Phillies Nation.

    They really out did themselves tonight.

    All around.

  • Posts: 0 AC in NJ

    Another wasted game. This ones on Charlie I guess, although its hard to blame him based on how abysmal papelbon has been this week. I swear it seems like pap is almost trying to talk and play himself out of town…

  • Posts: 0 hot dog

    It was clear Defratus could not contol his fastball. get him out of there. I swear Charlie wants to get fired He could throw nothing but sliders disgusting.

  • Posts: 0 Me


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