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Phillies Home Schedule Ends with Loss to Mets

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sun, September 22, 2013 08:31 PM Comments: 9

It was a fitting end to the home schedule. Another loss for the Phillies.

They fell to the Mets 4-3 and were swept, despite eight strikeouts over seven innings from Cliff Lee. After 81 games at home, the Phillies finished the year at 43-38.

On offense, Domonic Brown finished the day 1-for-2 with two walks, but the rest of the offense was unable to provide much as the team finished 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

As the old adage goes, there’s always next year. Over 3 million people watched baseball at Citizens Bank Park here, meaning interest in the team is still high. In just a week, the fun begins.

Once the remaining games on the road are done, Ruben Amaro Jr’s. job is to fix what ails this team. Can it be done?

 

 

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Gameday: Phillies (71-83) vs. Mets (70-84)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, September 22, 2013 12:31 PM Comments: 18

new-york-mets-alternate-logo-2-primary_display_imagePhiladelphia Phillies (71-83) vs New York Mets (70-84)

Cliff Lee (14-6, 2.95) vs. Carlos Torress (3-5, 3.39)

Time: 1:35Citizens Bank Park
TV: 
PHL 17
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 70′s
Media: Twitter and Facebook

It’s the last home game of the season: fan appreciation day!  Fans might not appreciate the 2013 Phillies club that much compared to the teams in recent years, but one thing they can appreciate is today’s starter, Cliff Lee.  Lee has been unbelievable this season, as his ERA has dropped below three.  Lee has made the season bearable, with his impressive starts every five days.  Yes, he did have a rough patch during the mid-summer months, but he has truly been unstoppable as of late.  It’s a shame Lee is having such a magnificent year while the rest of the team struggles, but the fans will take any positive they can get at this point.

Soak it in: after today there will be no baseball played at Citizens Bank Park until 2014.

Go Phillies!

 

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Gameday: Phillies (71-82) vs Mets (69-84)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, September 21, 2013 06:34 PM Comments: 5

new-york-mets-alternate-logo-2-primary_display_imagePhiladelphia Phillies (71-82) vs New York Mets (69-84)

Tyle Cloyd (2-5, 5.06) vs. Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.47)

Time: 7:05Citizens Bank Park
TV: 
CSN
Weather: Chance of rain, 70′s
Media: Twitter and Facebook

With last night’s loss, the Phillies will officially finish the season under the .500 mark.  They haven’t had a losing season since 2002.  It has been quite awhile since the Phillies found themselves in this position, but these losing seasons allow the fans to be more appreciative of the winning seasons.  And for the young kids who have yet to experience the  misery of their favorite team losing, they will get a taste of what we all grew accustomed to when we were young.  Losing is all part of the Philadelphia fan package… but we love our sports teams no matter what.  That’s why we’re here today watching a meaningless baseball game: our passion for the team and the sport.

Now onto tonight’s matchup: Tyler Cloyd gets the start for the Phillies.  He’s struggled in his past two starts, not making it past the fourth inning.  Cloyd will be opposed by Dillon Gee, who has stepped up since Matt Harvey got injured. Gee has a 2.45 ERA in his last 10 starts.

Go Phillies!

 

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Gameday: Phillies (71-81) vs Mets (68-84)

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Fri, September 20, 2013 06:17 PM Comments: 11

new-york-mets-alternate-logo-2-primary_display_imagePhiladelphia Phillies (71-81) v New York Mets (68-84)

Cole Hamels (8-13, 3.48) vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3, 6.12)

Time: 7:05Citizens Bank Park
TV: 
CSN
Weather: Partly cloudy, 70′s
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Tonight, the Phillies and Mets will begin a three game series at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels will pitch for the Fightins tonight, with Daisuke Matsuzaka getting the ball for the Mets. Hamels has been stellar this year after struggling early on. Dice-K has been a shadow of his former self this year, and is a painstakingly slow on the mound. Tonight might be a long game time-wise. As noted earlier on the site, Michael Stutes has been activated for tonight’s game. David Wright will play for the Mets for the first time since early August.

Lineup: Hernandez CF, Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Ruiz C, Brown LF, Ruf 1B, Asche 3B, Mayberry RF, Hamels P

donnybrook stoutYour Gameday Beer: Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers

What better place to brew a beer for a ballgame than Cooperstown, N.Y.? This dark, malty, quadrupel is based on the heavy ales of the Trappist monks of Belgium. Hints of cherry and chocolate accompany a beer that not only tastes good, but will make you feel sophisticated drinking it.. -By Michael

Go Phillies!

 

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Gameday: Phillies (71-80) vs. Marlins (55-96)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, September 18, 2013 04:43 PM Comments: 4

Philadelphia Phillies (71-80) vs. Miami Marlins (55-96)

Zach Miner (0-1, 3.72) vs. Nate Eovaldi (3-6, 3.80)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV:
CSN
Weather: Sunny, 61
Media: Twitter and Facebook

No Kyle Kendrick tonight, he’s been replaced by Zach Miner after an MRI on his shoulder showed tendinitis. It doesn’t sound too serious, he could make his final two starts.

Other than that, things pretty much remain the same. Two baseball teams finishing out the string.

Lineup: Hernandez CF, Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Ruiz C, Brown LF, Ruf 1B, Asche 3B, Bernadina RF, Halladay P

download (2)Gameday Beer: Rogue Voodoo Maple Bacon Ale

Wow, not sure what to do with this. It sounds like it could be the worst thing ever or the greatest thing ever. Whenever bacon is involved, I’m usually there. According to Rogue, this unique artisan creation contains a baker’s dozen number of ingredients including bacon and maple syrup from one of Voodoo’s signature doughnuts.Never had a voodoo doughnut, but I’d imagine it being pretty good. How’s it taste in beer form? If you can find it, let me know – PG

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Gameday: Phillies (70-80) vs. Marlins (55-95)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, September 17, 2013 05:50 PM Comments: 6

Philadelphia Phillies (70-80) vs. Miami Marlins (55-95)

Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.28) vs. Bryan Flynn (0-1, 10.13)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV:
CSN
Weather: Cloudy, 58
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cliff Lee, one of the few true bright spots of this Phillies team, looks for win #14 tonight. With 1/3 of an inning, Lee will hit the 200 inning plateau for the sixth straight year. He’s been one of the steadiest pitchers in baseball during that time, yet he sort of flies under the radar because of how this team has taken a nosedive.

I know Monday Night Football is on, but do yourself a favor and flip between the Phils and the Bengals/Steelers game. Who knows how much longer Lee will be in his prime and we should take in the fact that he’s still pitching at a supreme level.

Last night, I wrote that. And Cliff Lee certainly did not disappoint. Tonight, can Roy Halladay find at least a shred of his old-self as he takes on the Marlins? It hasn’t been pretty for Halladay, although post-DL has been better than pre-DL. It’s hard to know what to expect exactly.

And will this be Halladay’s final start in Philly?

Ryne Sandberg joked that he wished he had a jersey for Maikel Franco to put on. Franco is visiting the team again today after accepting the Paul Owens award yesterday. I think I’m with Sandberg.

Lineup: Hernandez CF, Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Ruiz C, Brown LF, Ruf RF, Frandsen 1B, Galvis 3B, Halladay P

download (2)Gameday Beer: Rogue Dead Guy Ale

With a hint of chill in the air, go for the thick, chocolaty stuff that reminds me of a cold, winters night in December. Rogue stays as tonights beer, but we move to the Chocolate Stout. Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bitter-sweet finish. Sold. -PG

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Gameday: Phillies (69-80) vs. Marlins (55-94)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, September 16, 2013 05:34 PM Comments: 4

Philadelphia Phillies (69-80) vs. Miami Marlins (55-94)

Cliff Lee (13-6, 2.97)vs. Sam Dyson (0-0, 4.50)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV:
CSN
Weather: Cloudy, 63
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cliff Lee, one of the few true bright spots of this Phillies team, looks for win #14 tonight. With 1/3 of an inning, Lee will hit the 200 inning plateau for the sixth straight year. He’s been one of the steadiest pitchers in baseball during that time, yet he sort of flies under the radar because of how this team has taken a nosedive.

I know Monday Night Football is on, but do yourself a favor and flip between the Phils and the Bengals/Steelers game. Who knows how much longer Lee will be in his prime and we should take in the fact that he’s still pitching at a supreme level.

Lineup: Hernandez CF, Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Ruiz C, Brown, LF, Ruf 1B, Asche 3B, Bernadina RF, Lee P

download (2)Gameday Beer: Rogue Dead Guy Ale

In the style of a German Maibock, Rogue Dead Guy uses Pacman ale yeast. It’s deep honey in color with a malty aroma and a rich hearty flavor. It’s really good, too. As Edgar Allan Poe once said, “Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” Gotta love that. Spend it drinking a 22 oz. bottle of this. -PG

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Gameday: Phillies (67-78) vs Padres (66-78)

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Thu, September 12, 2013 06:23 PM Comments: 12

Philadelphia Phillies (67-78) vs. San Diego Padres (66-78)

Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.19 ) vs. Tyson Ross (3-7, 2.79 )

Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: 
CSN
Weather: Cloudy, stormy
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Roy Halladay is coming off a start in which he only allowed one run over six innings, but had some serious command issues. He’ll look to fix those issues tonight, as long as the weather holds up. There’s storms in the area, as a cold front moves in, and we could be looking at a delay of some sort tonight.

Opposing him will be some guy named Tyson Ross. I’ve honestly never heard of him before, but he’s got some pretty good numbers this year. He’s made 12 starts this year, but has appeared in 31 games. He has an ERA of 2.79 in 103.1 IP. He’s thrown 2 2/3 scoreless innings against the Phillies this year in relief.

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

Gameday Beer: Shock Top Belgian White

The Phillies aren’t making many fans happy lately, so why not make up for it with a tasty beer to go with tonight’s game? Shock Top Belgian White is a great choice if you’re looking for something smooth and delicious. It’s sure to put a smile on your face. – Jon

GO PHILLIES!

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Phillies Nation TV: 2014 Rotation, Dom Brown Interview and Parking Lot Challenge

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, September 12, 2013 11:25 AM Comments: 2

Phillies Nation is back in full effect after a relaxing Labor Day hiatus.  Pat and Corey start off by giving their predictions for the 2014 Phillies roster – see what they think the future holds for guys like Roy Halladay, Kyle Kendrick, Miguel A. Gonzalez, Jonathan Pettibone and Jesse Biddle.

Ryann meets up with Domonic Brown at the Sports Vault in King of Prussia and talks to him about his breakout season this year.  She asks what made the difference this year compared to previous ones.  She also brings the guys viewer questions and comments including what to do with Ethan Martin and which former Phillies outfielder would have been best to keep.

Finally, Johnny Goodtimes returns for another hilarious edition of Parking Lot Challenge outside Citizens Bank Park.  Fun!

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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

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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