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Gameday 112: Phillies at Nationals

Posted by Brian Michael, Sun, August 03, 2014 12:45 PM | Comments: 88
2014 Gameday

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Philadelphia Phillies (49-62) at Washington Nationals (59-49)

Starting Pitchers:
WAS: Stephen Strasburg (7-9, 3.55 ERA)
vs.
PHI: Cole Hamels (6-5, 2.55 ERA)

Time: 1:35, Nationals Park
TV: CSN
Weather: Overcast, chance of thunderstorm, 81
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Today:  After Friday’s squeaker and Saturday’s blowout, the aces are on the hill for today’s rubber match.

Lineup:  Revere CF / Rollins SS / Utley 2B / Howard 1B / Byrd RF / Sizemore LF / Nieves C / Asche 3B /Hamels P

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Another must win game for the Phillies.

    If it was 2007 rollins Utley Howard hitting 2,3 and 4 would look nice.

    But its 2014.

    Is there anyone who values their own players more than Amaro?

    LOL

    I wonder what the moron told Paplebum about contending next year?

    Yea those guys are good.

    Close your eyes and tap your shoes 3 times and you will be in 2007.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    Well, we got through an inning without giving up a run. That’s an improvement.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    Cole is looking fabulous today, and I think the Nats used up their weekend allowance of runs yesterday, so LET’S GO PHILS!!!

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    Argh.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    OK, that’s not too bad, but we seriously need to get some offense going for Cole.

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    So who is the fifth starter? What’s that? They still don’t have one? Not possible! This is a major league ball club with a multi-level farm system right?
    But wait there is a new Hector someone here, another reliever- but hey he started one game this year so he’s all stretched out if Cole gets hurt. (God forbid)

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    I guess I just will never understand the strategy. All right get it started Jimmy.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Anyone know why the TV for DC last night had the Phillies broadcasters?

    We are still pretending like this is a major league team ( $180,000,000.00 pay roll not withstanding) ?

     
    • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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      I pulled the plug on the truck so they switched temporarily. It didn’t work for long but just having that short time without “Carp” was worth it.

       
    • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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      But seriously … they said on the broadcast that the DC station was having technical difficulties so they used the Philly feed.

       
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    Nice Jimmy. The only thing this club does well is steal bases. Gotta enjoy what we can.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    Argh the Sequel

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    Andrew I’m the fifth starter today if they need a long man. I live 90 minutes from the stadium if they need me for the sixth inning.

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    At my age I can still wing my fastball in there at – I dont know, maybe 59 mph.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Wow Carp just told me Howard is slugging .345 vs right handed pitching.

    I didn’t even know.

    amazing

    I do buy your theory about Amaro being a patsy.

    It is the only thing that makes sense.

    Its impossible for it to be him being this stupid and ownership being ok with it.

    Someone above him is making these moves.

    Has to be.

    Who else would hit a guy slugging 345 vs righties 4th?

    And its been years now.
    Years

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    But my 37 mph change up will have them way out in front.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    If you are pitching I want to play first.

    And the Phillies will suck about the same level as now.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    I’m thinking they need to pull Jamie down from the broadcast booth and use him as the fifth starter. Their moves during the off-season show that age is not an issue for the Phils.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    If I trained for 6 months could I slug .345?

    Buddy Biancalana slugged 293 career

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Lary Bowa Slugged .320 career

    Ben Revere is slugging 363 this year.

    OK I give up

    Thanks Carp

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    ok last one

    Manny Trillo

    .345 for his career

    Isnt it ironic

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    They could have paid Hunter Pence instead of Howard and taught him to play first. He’s killing it in SF and has a world championship to show for it too. Today he has a homer, a double, 3 RBIand two runs scored. Batting leadoff all year, slugging better than our clean up man.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Carlos Zambrano .388 career slugging
    Dontrelle Willis .376 career slugging
    Ken ( not George) Brett ,406 career slugging

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    It is simply inexplicable that Amaro has not brought a fifth starter in. In-freaking-explicable.

     
    • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

      You have a left handed first baseman slugging .340 vs Righites who hits 4th every day.

      How in explicable is that?

      I guess because of the great defense and the fine base running though it makes up for it.

       
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Guess who Pence is against this week I fantasy?

    the Phils have rubbed off on my fantasy team too.

    I am going to lose that bet and I lose it very seldomly

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    Early Thursday evening he knew he needed another starter. It’s Sunday and still no replacement. He’s the general manager of the ballclub and I ask every day- where is the fifth starter? It bit him in the butt last night and he still didn’t bring a legit stretched out starting pitcher from his multi- level farm system.
    Maybe he’s trying to get fired??

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    Im just asking the question. I wish Salisbury or one of them would ask. If you are a poor judge of talent or not good with finances that’s bad, but there is no excuse for being shorthanded and allowing what happened last night.

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    I dont like the way Revere turned that ankle.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I don’t think many people care anymore.

    When was the last time I had a Howard rant?

    I didn’t even know that happened last night.

    I give up on winning my Mets bet for the next few years.

    He cant even unload players.

    Its a disgrace franchise.

    My answer is no one cares.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    WHEW!!! Still 1-0. Still salvageable.

    (not likely, but possible)

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Byrd is a major league level player.

    So theres that

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    The other teams enjoy playing ( beating up on) the Philles too.

    So there is that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I am guessing Lefty has the Nattitude right about now

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    (sigh) We’re toast

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    Just finished my home PT. I didn’t see, Rendon just drove in a run? He’s really good, kid can play.

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    Why was Hamels pulled?

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    (sigh) What’s the deal with Giles? He used to be solid.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I had actually stashed Giles in fantasy.

    I mean he was going to be the closer when Paplebomb was dealt.

    How could paplebum not be traded?

    Its impossible for him to not be dealt?

    I did drop him last night luckily.

    You old guys tell me in the 69s when the team was the worst.

    Did the front office give effort?

    This front office does not.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    PT

    Phillies Trashing?

     
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    Had my knee replaced. That’s the reason I’m here for every game really.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    I’m a long-time Phillies fan. Suffering is second nature.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Bryce Harper will limit the Nationals.

    He never learned the fundamentals and he believes his own hype.

    I am glad he is not a Phillie

     
    • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

      I agree with you on this Andrew, I’m not real impressed with him at all

       
  • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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    Can’t do much of anything else. But I could be the fifth starter.(suuuuure)

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    Oh good grief.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I get the baseball package.

    It pays for itself with other games I watch and enjoy.

    I feel obligated to watch the Phillies.

    Its just amazing the level of bad though.

    I saw it coming for years.

    but to just keep all your players at the deadline?

    Its unfathomable

    180,000,000.00$ someone must want some of your scrubs

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    They cant even throw the ball to the catcher and have him catch it now.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    This is disgraceful. Hamels pitched beautifully, the only run he gave up got on base on an error, and now the Gnats score 3 runs with only one out.

     
  • Posts: 2978 Chuck A.

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    My first game in two weeks as I was put of the area and had zero access. It’s kind of like a soap opera…leave it alone for a time and when you come back to it the plot is basically right where you left it…

     
    • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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      Welcome back Chuck. Don’t forget that parade in 2029 that we’re going to.

       
      • Posts: 2978 Chuck A.

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        Oh come now….let’s be a little more positive. I’m thinking 2028.

         
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    If the Phillies go 50-0 the rest of the way they still wont win 100 games.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    (sigh…) 2 shutouts in a row.

     
  • Posts: 3034 Tracey

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    25 straight shutout innings

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Stub hub has tickets for the Astros series starting Tuesday for 8 bucks.

    I think if it goes under 2 dollars we should go Lefty.

    Preparing ourselves for the world series parade.

     
    • Posts: 5070 Lefty

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      I only got one working leg right now, so you may have to carry me from the parking lot to the seat.

       
      • Posts: 85 Dr. Dave

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        Lefty (my friend): My guess with the off day tomorrow, they can go with their 4 starters (Hamels on Friday) and bring up the 5th starter for Saturday’s game against the Metropolitans.

         
 
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