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Gameday: Phillies (66-78) vs. Padres (66-77)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, September 11, 2013 06:26 PM | Comments: 15
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Philadelphia Phillies (66-78) vs. San Diego Padres (66-77)

Cliff Lee (12-6, 3.01) vs. Eric Stults (8-13, 4.07)

Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV:
CSN
Weather: Hazy/Warm, 91
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cliff Lee’s quiet dominance continues, and with another solid outing, he can find his ERA in the two’s. According to my boy Corey Seidman, it would be the first time in the two’s since July. He’ll be dealing with heat and humidity; hittin’ weather as Charlie used to call it.

Chase Utley gets a night off with the lefty Eric Stults on the hill. Ryne Sandberg has mentioned that he’d like to get his veterans time off down the stretch.

Ryne Sandberg also told us today how he got his name. He was named after Ryne Duren, a Yankees pitcher in the 50′s. Did you know that?

Lineup: Hernandez CF, Rollins SS, Frandsen 1B, Ruiz C, Ruf LF, Asche 3B, Galvis 2B, Mayberry RF, Lee P

GAMEDAY BEER: Sly Fox Octoberfest

Had this Sly Fox version of Octoberfest last night and it was tasty. One thing that turns me off about the October brews is the spice. Sly Fox held off on that and made it drinkable.  -PG

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    Ryne is a very cool name…
    now that that’s outta the way, can we start playing Rupp to see if he’s ready to stay in the majors next year… these games mean nothing, play the kid!!

     
    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      Duren and Sandberg are in fact the only two Rynes in major league history.

       
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    I’ll say this about Cliff. This is tought to depict just from memory, but I swear, the only time I’ve ever seen him give up homers have been when he was up in the zone. When he’s down, NOTHING comes to mind that leaves the park.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Good. I hope we get this 200 thing overwith certainly by season’s end. Who’s to say, but it’s natural to think he’s been pressing to get it done just based on looking like he’s trying to pull the ball a lot, especially from the right.

     
    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      When he does get that next one, he will become just the 9th player in history (and the only shortstop) with 2,000 hits, 400 steals, and 200 home runs.

       
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    Probably/perhaps lost in the shuffle of lack of run support complaints is did the pitcher himself help his cause.

    Suffice to say Cliff getting one down here’d help. Otherwise, less room to complain.

    And he did. Good job.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    The onliest reason you might complain about Asche swinging away with 1st and 2nd would be because Babe Galvis, hotter than Mercury was up next. THEN, he takes advantage of Asche at least moving the runner up to 3rd by squeezing Galvis who driveds the insurance run home.

    That manager should sleep well tonight. That is some kick ass managing.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    The need to send everyone of these kid players back to Triple A.

    Three straight games over the weekend, one of their own is the hero, and 1 or 2 of the pranksters come out and douse Murphy and the player with shaving cream.

    Tonight, the seasoned vet earns star of the game honors, and those wimps are nowhere to be found.

    Shame on them. What a bunch of wimps.

    But at least they had a chance to douse him with the W, even if they probably call him Mr. Vintage.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Winner winner chicken dinner

    Ken E. Baseball

    Where are Donnie Baseball and the other fans?

    They seemed to be here but they didn’t like bad talk of Howard and Rollins et al.

     
    • Posts: 2896 Chuck A.

      Avatar of Chuck A.

      That’s because all the “bad talk” gets old and tiresome and is unwarranted in the way you present it… That’s why we don’t like it.

       
    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Say hey, Andrew. Lookin’ good on the Met bet. Lotsa baseball left though. Next year’s bet took a step forward with Alderson announcing Ike will not be non-tendered. How does a complimentary nickname like Donnie baseball, of which there is none other get associated with a poster of no appeal?

      I don’t even know who you mean. I know who I think of as Auntie M, but that’s as close as I could guess.

      I made a comment the other day I thought was pretty funny. In crystal balling one of many possibilities of Sir Sandberg’s future, I said he could win 6 divvys, 2 titles, and 4 Met bets….
      Gotta know what’s important in this life. My math teacher called me and asked how you win 6 divvys, and only 4 Met bets. I told her I had another call I had to take el rapido.

      Should I work in a photo of Omar Amaro in the revolving photo spectrum?

      Maybe see ya tonight. If not, keep a cool paw, maintain your cool, don’t be nobody’s fool.

      As always,

      E

       
      • Posts: 2896 Chuck A.

        Avatar of Chuck A.

        He’s talkin’ about Don M, who I haven’t seen on here in awhile.

         
  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    One of the wire services has a game preview for the Phils and Padres tonight.

    Their opening line says, “Former ace Roy Halladay”…..

    I guess that beats an alternative of current ace, and risking getting sued for libel.

    Didn’t nobody say the truth doesn’t heart. But the Doc’s not getting slammed around like he did in that 14-2 Sunday afternoon nonsense against Miami either shortly or right before exposing his shoulder to medical expertise. Batters more often than not make early contact, but once Doc settles in, he does okay. What he’s not doing okay with is his command straight through however long he pitches. He has 2 extra days rest, he has that in part because of flu symptoms since his last outing. Maybe we see some progress, maybe not.

    Coming off a night where Cliff Lee, Jose Fernandes, and Sonny Gray all pitched, this Padre pitcher tonight , Tyson Ross certainly offer the potential to watch with similar passion.

    Talk about a nice year over year flip. Last year, 73 innings, 96 base hits. This time around, 103 innings pitched, 82 hits. His walks are down (4/9 to 3/9), K’s are up (8/9 from 6/9). Last year, with the A’s, lefties hit .356 off the tall righty, this year, .230. His slider is his best pitch, control of his breaking ball not too hot. He does a better job throwing his slider in to lefties and away from righties than his other pitches, which include pretty rare use of a changeup. Don’t be fooled by his 9-25 career mark. Don’t be overconfident by his much improved 2nd half 2013 results. He pitched well (very) against the Rocks in his last start, but not so good in 2 starts before that which followed a real nice 5 game run. The Phils saw him in relief earlier in the year. It’s close to, but not quite total unfamiliarity.

    You never/seldom know when a pitcher will pitch well. Aaron Harang has 10K’s for the Mets today against Washington for example, but I don’t believe that Ross will throw a gem against the Phils like Fernandes did earlier this year. 3-5 runs over the 9 innings. We’ll see. And we’ll especially see if that’s enough for Doc and the pen. 60-40 that it is.

     
  • Posts: 5392 Lefty

    Avatar of Lefty

    If someone would have bet me the Phils would start an outfield this season of

    LF Freddy Galvis, CF Cesar Hernandez, and RF Darin Ruf- I would have lost that bet.

     
  • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

    I like what I’ve seen from Ruf. I like what I’ve seen from Asche. I like what I’ve seen from Revere (and Bernardina, to some extent) but my question is, is that enough? If we trot out and outfield or Dom, Revere and Ruf with Asche at third (with Utley, Rollins and Howard rouding out the infield… and non-impact catcher), is that enough? What can we do at this point? Where do we go for help? Are we committed to the youth movement to the point where we don’t bring in a big name free agent? Has the window been closed? I can tell you that Hamels and Lee are a great 1-2 but Halladay is probably not a reliable #3 and who knows what we’re going to have after that. Unless Howard comes back mashing, I think we’re in for more of the same next year… .500.

     
 
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