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Phillies (38-41) vs. Dodgers (35-42)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Thu, June 27, 2013 09:00 PM | Comments: 10
2013 Gameday, Posts

Philadelphia Phillies (38-41) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (35-42)images (1)

Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.14 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (4-2, 3.79 ERA)

TIME: 10:10 ET (7:10 PT)

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Weather: 80, mostly sunny

Media: Facebook and Twitter

The Phillies will try to extend their win streak to three games and improve to 3-1 on the road trip tonight when they open up a four game series with the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. The Phillies lost five of their seven games with the Dodgers last season, but their two wins did come in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Pettibone is on the hill for the Phillies, coming off a strong outing against the Mets where he allowed just a run on five hits in six innings of work. It was his first outing of six innings and one run since May 3 against the Marlins.

The Phillies will have to work through tough right-hander Zack Greinke tonight, who is coming off his best outing of the year (eight innings, one run, eight strikeouts). It was his first game of eight innings pitched this season. Greinke has pitched well in three career starts against the Phillies, going 1-1 with a 2.40 ERA, and 16 strikeouts in 15 innings.

Of all the Phillies, Michael Young and Delmon Young have by far the most at bats against Greinke. Michael is 9-for-36 (.250) with two RBI, but is not in the lineup tonight, and Delmon is 7-for-28 (.250) with two doubles, a homer and six RBI. Here is how the lineup looks for tonight:

Lineup: Revere CF, Utley 2B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Brown LF, D. Young RF, Frandsen 3B, Quintero C, Pettibone P

SummerLove-BottleGameday Beer: Victory Summer Love

There is nothing better than a Philadelphia-brewed beer to keep you at home while the team is on a long road trip. This summer ale has a nice floral, citrus taste with medium hops to bring a very lightly bitter and refreshing taste. It’s tough to go wrong with any local brew, and one that has a baseball surrounding the name (and I think a silhouette of Ryan Howard) is the perfect summer beer for the game.

 

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WCU class of 2014 majoring in communication with a journalism minor.

 
 
  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    There is not enough Vaseline in the world to heal the screwing that delmon young puts on this team…. unbelievable

     
  • Posts: 0 wbramh

    Why give Howard a green light on a 3-0 pitch with a hot-swinging Dom Brown coming to bat?
    Did Charlie think taking a strike would hurt Howard’s feelings or did he get confused and think it was 2008?

     
    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      Howard has actually hit better in June than in 2008.

       
      • Posts: 0 Phillies fan from Germany

        But I assume you would be the first to know that being “hot” has no predictive value…

         
      • Posts: 0 schmenkman

        Sure, and he should have taken. I was just pointing out that if you let him swing in 2008, than you would let him swing in June 2013.

        fyi, he’s seen 18 3-0 counts this year, and that was only the 3rd time he has swung.

         
  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    I like revere and Utley batting1&2… I don’t like Rollins hitting third… I understand why he is today but I’d rather see him hit sixth

     
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    God dammit DeFratus! And in one quick inning Utley’s homer and the lead are gone. F$&k!!

     
    • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

      second that… two walks will come back to bite you

       
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Runners on first and second 1 out.

    3-0 count and you swing and meakly hit a ball and ground into a double play?

    This is tolerated and accepted.

    Started saying this in 2010 and it still goes now.

    You cannot win a WS with that attitude and approach hitting clean up every day.

    Then of course they leave him in vs a lefthander next time up.

    Was never a chance there to get a hit.
    Another lose for a team with very deep issues.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Id like to see Rollins hitting for the Royals.

    Will never understand why he was resigned.
    No other team wanted him.

    But I guess when you have a GM who is on a level with fans on a blog.

    You get stuff like hoarding all your old players.

     
 
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