Gameday 31: Blue Jays vs. Phillies

Posted by Pat Egan, Tue, May 06, 2014 05:08 PM | Comments: 21
2014 Gameday, News, Posts

Toronto Blue Jays (14-17) at Philadelphia Phillies (15-14)

Blue Jays

Starting Pitchers:
TOR: Drew Hutchison (1-2, 3.82)
PHI: Cole Hamels (0-2, 6.75)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, 64
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Tonight:

The Phillies dropped the first game of the series on Monday night to their old friend JA Happ. A lineup featuring Freddy Galvis, John Mayberry Jr, and Jayson Nix shockingly couldn’t muster any offense, and were shut out for the second time this year. Tonight wont be any easier for the Phillies as they face arguably Toronto’s best pitcher in Drew Hutchison.

Hutchison, a former top prospect, is back from Tommy John surgery and has had early success. in six starts this season he’s posted a 3.82 ERA, but when you take out his April 6th start against the Yankees (six earned runs in three and a third) his ERA is a mere 2.43. Since recovering from surgery Hutchison has seen his fastball top out at 95 MPH. His changeup is his out pitch, but he’ll mix in a good slider as well. He possesses great control and will pose a tough test for the Phillies tonight.

Jimmy Rollins will remain out tonight with a sore groin, so Phillies fans will get to see more of Freddy Galvis at shortstop. Galvis picked up a single last night, just his second hit of the season, which brought his average to .56 on the season.

Lineup: Revere CF / Ruiz C / Utley 2B / Howard 1B / Byrd RF / Brown LF / Galvis SS / Asche 3B / Hamels P

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  • Posts: 84 Dr. Dave

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    Galvis: that would be .056

    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      Yeah, he’ll never hit .56, but he will definitely heat up at some point.

  • Posts: 0 teejayvee

    .056 …isn’t that Utely’s average in the last 10 games? Howard’s?

  • Posts: 0 teejayvee

    And encarnacion takes a batting practice meatball 400 feet………..

  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    Is this a little league team out there? Come on!!

  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    Ooo 4-0 ball game, put this one in the loss column, I’m done following this one for the night.. Thank you very much

  • Posts: 0 teejayvee

    all kinds of empty seats. wonder why ?

    • Posts: 0 Dave

      Teejayvee…I know you’re being sarcastic, but the reality is there’s nothing exciting about this team. I think we have seen what we’re getting for the remaining 130 games or so. This is an average team at best that does nothing well.

  • Posts: 531 Morris Buttermaker

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    And Cody Asche just proved why you should watch every game.

    What a great moment for the kid.

    • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

      I agree. I am very happy for him. Great comeback. Maybe now they will just let the damn kid play. Both Galvis and Nix need to be sent down.

      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        Agree with you there big ed

  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    Asche 9 for his last 23 is he starting to heat up??? Hopefully

  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    Another good inning by diekman, things might be looking up

  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Dear Bastardo,
    Stop walking the f’ing lead-off man every time you pitch! Grrrrr!

  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Revere has a weaker throwing arm than most women. Bastardo is hideous.

    • Posts: 0 Scotty Ingerton

      Revere is better suited to play LF. Despite his speed, he’s really a liability in CF.

  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Not sure why Sandberg pitched Paps before Bastardo, but it but him in the ass. What a wasted comeback. F you Badtardo and your lead off walks.

    • Posts: 0 crow

      Minus the shift on Bautista, Bastardo pitched a routine shut-down inning. His lead-off walks are beyond irritating, I agree, but otherwise was he was just a victim of bad luck. In a normal alignment that guy is wiped out by Bautista’s double-play grounder to the second baseman. Who unfortunately wasn’t there.

      • Posts: 0 crow

        On second thought, there was no walk. Cabrera started the inning with a clean single.

      • Posts: 0 schmenkman

        Also, it’s by the book to pitch the closer in the top of the ninth in a tie game, and almost every manager would do the same thing.

  • Posts: 0 Chris

    And Bastardo proved why you should turn off the game once the bullpen comes in. Worst in baseball!!

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