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Gameday: Phillies (38-42) at Dodgers (36-42)

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Fri, June 28, 2013 09:17 PM Comments: 1

h0nfugriltr5dhm3f5snfff9uPhiladelphia Phillies (38-42) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (36-42)

John Lannan (0-2, 5.84) vs. Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.09)

TIME: 10:10 PM
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 80′s, sunny
Media: Facebook and Twitter

The Phillies will look to John Lannan to stop Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers tonight, who have won six in a row. Last night, Puig won the game for them with a 2-RBI single in the seventh off of Justin De Fratus. He’s been a sensation so far this year, and he’s batting .500 against lefties (13-26). Lannan, a lefty has a cool 5.84 ERA this year, and is coming off a poor outing against the New York Mets, and has battle an injury already in 2013.

Chris Capuano, the Dodgers starter tonight, has also spent some time on the DL, and he will make a third appearance since being activated as well. He hasn’t given up a run since he came back, which has been 11 innings.

Lineup: M Young 3B, Utley 2B, Rollins SS, Brown LF, D Young RF, Mayberry 1B, Revere CF, Ruiz C, Lannan P

tl-horizontal_mainYour Gameday Beer- Port Brewing Co. SPA (summer pale ale)

You’ll need something to refresh you, and that won’t be easy on his hot evening. That’s why we present to you a refreshing summer pale ale from Port Brewing, from Southern California. SPA is a largely citric and piney blast of hop aromas that greet you. It has a very dry finish, but will refresh you nonetheless. Some corn on the cob, sweet potatoes, and filets on the grill would kindly go with this brew. -By Pat

GO PHILLIES

 

 

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

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

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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Gameday: Phillies (37-41) at Padres (39-39)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, June 26, 2013 09:00 PM Comments: 1

Philadelphia Phillies (37-41) vs. San Diego Padres (39-39)padres-logo

Cole Hamels (2-11, 4.50) vs. Robbie Erlin (1-0, 4.15)

TIME: 10:10 ET, Petco Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 70, cloudy
Media: Facebook and Twitter

It is no secret that Cole Hamels loves facing his hometown team.  Tonight could be exactly what he needs, as it has the potential to be a confidence builder for Hamels.

The fact is, Hamels has been a Padre-killer throughout  his career.  He is 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA in 88 career innings against the Friars.  He dominates in pitcher-friendly PETCO Park.  In 42.2 innings at PETCO, Hamels  is 4-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 0.82 WHIP.

What will it be tonight?  The beginning of a turn-around for Hamels?  Simply just a solid start?  Another disappointing outing?  Another bullpen explosion?  Or a continuation of a lack of run support for the starting pitcher?

GO PHILLIES!

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Gameday: Phillies (36-41) vs Padres (39-38)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, June 25, 2013 08:55 PM Comments: 0

Philadelphia Phillies (36-41) vs. San Diego Padres (39-38)padres-logo

Kyle Kendrick (6-4, 3.56) vs. Jason Marquis (9-2, 3.59)

TIME: 10:10 ET, Petco Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 70, mostly sunny
Media: Facebook and Twitter

Can the Phillies find a new way to lose tonight? After a gem from Cliff Lee through the first eight, they once again blew it in the ninth last night in the opener with the Padres.

They’ll have to hope tonight is different, but if it’s not, you’ve been warned. Kyle Kendrick aims for his seventh win, against Jason Marquis. Somehow (perhaps it has something to do with the huge Petco Park) but Marquis is 9-2 with a 3.59 ERA. Looks like another low scoring game on the horizon.

But again, you’re used to it.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Utley 2B, M Young 3B, Howard 1B, Brown LF, Mayberry RF, Revere CF, Ruiz C, Kendrick P

download (1)Gameday Beer: Sam Adams Light

The same old light beers are tired. Sam Adams Light promises to be different, and is. It’s one of the tastiest light beers available.  It features a crisp and smooth roasted malt finish without any lingering bitterness, leaving you yearning for that next sip. If you’re trying to watch your girlish figure, it does contain 119 calories per beer, which is slightly more than a normal light beer. The 20 calories are likely worth it. – PG

 

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Gameday: Phillies (36-40) vs. Padres (38-38)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Mon, June 24, 2013 09:00 PM Comments: 13

Philadelphia Phillies (36-40) vs. San Diego Padres (38-38)padres-logo

Cliff Lee (9-2, 2.53 ERA) vs. Eric Stults (6-5, 3.25 ERA)

TIME: 10:10 ET (7:10 PT)

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Weather: 70, mostly sunny

Media: Facebook and Twitter

The Phillies will turn to their ace tonight to try to take game one of a three game series against the Padres, which also kicks off a nine game road trip. The Phillies are down to four games under .500 and have lost three of their last four, including a dismal blowout/shutout at the hands of the Mets yesterday.

The good news for the staggering Phillies is that Cliff Lee is on the hill, and he has been unstoppable of late. Lee has won seven straight decisions and the Phillies have won eighth of the last nine games he started. Lee has allowed just two runs in  each of his last two outings, and has walked only one batter while striking out 15 over that span.

Opposing Lee is the fellow southpaw Eric Stults, who has pitched very well for the Padres this season. In his last three starts he is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.61. He has only had one career start against the Phillies, and he was chased from the game early after allowing four runs in the first three innings.

Ryan Howard has been on a tear lately, hitting .476 in the last week with three home runs, but he is not in the lineup against the lefty Stults tonight due to a sore knee. Domonic Brown moves up to the clean-up spot and the red-hot Frandsen gets the nod at first. Here is the rest of the lineup tonight.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Utley 2B, M. Young 3B, Brown LF, Frandsen 1B, D. Young RF, Mayberry CF, Ruiz C, Lee P

download (1)Gameday Beer: Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier

This strange beer brings out the classic blackberry flavor with hints of citrus. The blackberry flavor is fairly strong and very unique, especially paired with the fact that it is not brewed with traditional hops, but with coriander instead. When the team isn’t going too well maybe it is time to shake things up and try something unconventional.

 

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Gameday: Phillies (33-35) vs. Rockies (35-33)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Sat, June 15, 2013 03:36 PM Comments: 2

Philadelphia Phillies (33-35) vs Colorado Rockies (35-33)colorado-rockies-logo

Jonathan Pettibone (3-2, 3.70) vs Tyler Chatwood (3-1, 2.14)

TIME: 2:10 (4:10 ET), Coors Field

TV: Comcast SportsNet

WEATHER: 76, partly cloudy

MEDIA: Facebook or Twitter

The Phillies will look to win their third straight game and second straight against the Rockies on Saturday, after a dramatic come-from behind 8-7 win on Friday night.

Right-hander Jonathan Pettibone will be on the hill for the Phillies. He struggled a bit against Milwaukee his last time out, going 5 1/3 innings while allowing six runs on four hits. Pettibone has pitched pretty well for the Phillies overall, however, and in ten starts he has allowed three runs or less in eighth of them. He will be facing Tyler Chatwood, who has allowed just four runs over his last five starts with Colorado.

Despite the Rockies missing start shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Pettibone will still have some tough customers in the Todd Helton and the red-hot Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez was 4-for-4 in last night’s game with a home run, and reached base five times.

For the Phillies, Freddy Galvis is coming off a huge game in which he had two-run triples in back-to-back innings, and finished the night with four RBIs. He is back in the lineup again tonight, hitting seventh. Rollins is also back in the lineup after missing a game with a sore foot and hip. Here is the full lineup:

Lineup: Revere CF, M. Young 3B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Brown LF, Mayberry RF, Galvis 2B, Quintero C, Pettibone P

ShockTop-Belgian-White-155x300Gameday Beer:

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to make the switch into a true summer brew, and Shocktop Belgian White is a perfect summer beer. This wheat ale is brewed with lemon, lime and orange peels to give it a refreshing taste and subtly sour finish. It’s the perfect beer for relaxing and watching the ballgame on the weekend.

 

 

 

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Gameday: Phillies (31-33) vs. Twins (27-33)

Posted by Alex Lee, Tue, June 11, 2013 07:12 PM Comments: 22

minPhiladelphia Phillies (21-23) vs. Minnesota Twins (27-33)

LHP Cole Hamels (2-9, 4.56 ERA) v. RHP P.J. Walters (2-1, 3.00 ERA)

TIME: 8:10, Target Field
TV: 
Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 78, broken clouds
Media: Twitter and Facebook

For the optimistic Phils fan, watching this team in 2013 has been torturous.  The Phillies were unable to put together anything more than a three game win streak for two months.  They had their fair share of two and three game runs, but would immediately give any ground they made up right back.  Last week, with Domonic Brown in the middle of a historic hot streak, the Phillies broke through the .500 mark that had eluded them since they were 6-6 in mid-April… which, of course, cued three straight losses in Milwaukee and a serious knee injury to Erik Kratz.

For the pessimists, this latest downturn is the ultimate evidence that it’s time to close the window on this version of the Phillies roster as legitimate contenders.  One thing is for sure, if the Phils don’t want to go into sell mode come July, they need Cole Hamels to be significantly better than he has been this season.  Hamels was brilliant in his last start against the Marlins, fanning 11 in only seven innings for his second win of 2013.  In Minnesota tonight, Hamels will try to replicate that effort against a Twins lineup that ranks 10th in the American League in runs.

Lineup: M. Young 3B, Revere CF, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Brown LF, D. Young DH, Mayberry RF, Galvis 2B, Quintero C

3498868847_cdfdc0e2edGameday Beer: Smithwicks Irish Red Ale

Smithwicks has been around forever yet it never gets old. This red ale is one of the most common Irish brews and is perfect if you are in that Irish mood and want something lighter than a Guinness and a bit more than a Harp lager. It might not jump out at you, but you know that you are going to get a consistently solid beer, and a lot of times, that is enough.

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PNTV Interview: RHP Prospect Colby Shreve

Posted by Jay Floyd, Sat, June 08, 2013 08:00 AM Comments: 0

Righty reliever Colby Shreve entered his 2013 campaign with a 19-14 record, six saves and a 3.54 ERA along with a 7.25 K/9 mark and a 3.24 BB/9 mark in 110 games at three levels, but hasn’t been as sharp this season. In 15 games (14 with Class A Advanced Clearwater and one with Double-A Reading), the Las Vegas native has a 0-2 record, a 4.44 ERA and has struck out 19 and walked 16 in 26 1/3 innings pitched.

The 6-foot-5 210-pounder was sidelined with an elbow injury and required Tommy John surgery when he was selected in the 6th round of the 2008 draft by the Phils and did not make his pro debut until 2010.

Shreve, 25, altered his arm angle a bit last year and improved the velocity of his fastball which was clocked at 95 MPH during his time with Reading in 2012.

Last month, I talked with Colby, during his most recent stint with Reading, for Phillies Nation TV. He spoke about working to climb the developmental ladder, getting drafted by the Phillies and his impression of the rebranding in Reading. This segment went unused on the TV program, but I definitely wanted to bring it to the viewers anyway.

Check out the interview in the media player below and be sure to tune into PNTV every Tuesday at 6 PM on The Comcast Network. The program also replays throughout the week on TCN and Comcast Sportsnet, so check your listings.

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Gameday: Phillies (29-30) vs Marlins (16-43)

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Wed, June 05, 2013 01:01 PM Comments: 5

marlins-miami-new-logoPhiladelphia Phillies (29-30) vs Miami Marlins (16-43)

Cole Hamels (1-9, 4.86) vs Jacob Turner (1-0, 0.00)

TIME: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: 
Comcast Sportsnet
Weather: 75, Partly Cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Today is a perfect opportunity for Phillies starter Cole Hamels to turn his season around. The Phils are coming off a big win last night thanks to a walk-off grand slam by John Mayberry Jr, and Hamels gets to face a Marlins team that he’s had success against this year. In three starts, he has a 2.25 ERA and 21 strikeouts. He’s coming off another rough start, however–a 5 inning, six run outing against the Brewers. Hamels hasn’t pitched all that bad this year, either.

His high ERA is (in my opinion) a mix of some sub-par pitching and shoddy defense behind him. I think he’s been better than his 4.86 ERA suggests. Still, though, Hamels has to be feeling the frustration of not getting any run support, along with his defenders making it even tougher for him to pitch well and win games. This is why today is perfect for Hamels. He is facing MLB’s worst team, who were on the receiving end of a gut punch last night.

For the Marlins, Jacob Turner will get the start, and he’s coming off his season debut against the Mets where he pitched seven scoreless innings against the Mets. He only has 14 career starts, so he’ll be new to the Phillies.

Lineup: Revere CF, M Young 3B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Brown LF, Mayberry RF, Kratz C, Galvis 2B, Cole Hamels P

Whirlwind WitbierYour Gameday Beer – Whirlwind Witbier
Tonight we have a gentle offering by Victory. This classic German Witbier is supremely drinkable on any evening, especially a rainy one like today. The flavor is comprised by wheat malt and yeast with notes of orange zest, coriander, and clove. Essentially, it’s another more sophisticated version of Blue Moon, if you fancy those. If you can find some fresh shellfish, like a bushel of crabs, have that with it. – By Brian

GO PHILS!

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Gameday: Marlins (16-42) vs. Phillies (28-30)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, June 04, 2013 05:56 PM Comments: 30

Milwaukee_Brewers_Alternate_Logo.svgMiami Marlins (16-42) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (28-30)

Ricky Nolasco (3-6, 3.69) vs. Jonathan Pettibone (3-1, 3.64)

TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV:
Comcast Sportsnet
Weather: 72, Clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook

It’s an amazing night for a game here at Citizens Bank Park. Absolutely perfect conditions.

Onto the matchup, which is Nolasco/Pettibone. Jonathan Pettibone got knocked around a bit by the Red Sox, but if he’s learned anything from that start, he should do just fine tonight against a Marlins offense that was squeezed by Kyle Kendrick last night. Can Pettibone continue his overall success at the major league level?

Against Nolasco, Ryan Howard is 10-for-36 with four homers, and they could use some of that tonight from the Big Piece. His struggles are apparent and while all the eyes have been on Dom Brown, Howard needs to get going, too.

It’s Carlos Ruiz bobblehead night, he could start a rehab assignment soon.

Look for Domonic Brown to get plunked tonight. According to Joe Capozzi, the Marlins beat writer for the Palm Beach Post, some on the Marlins thought Brown celebrated a little too much on his HR last night. “We won’t forget,” said one. Here is the bat flip they didn’t like. Too much? Or are the Marlins being babies?

(thanks Crashburn Alley)

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

GAMEDAY BEER: Sol

Sol is the lesser-known version of Corona. And, admittedly, not as good. I consider myself a Corona fan, especially in the summer time. If you’re going to a BBQ and you don’t want to waste your money being a big shot, go for this instead. I think you’ll save a few bucks. -PG

GO PHILLIES!

 

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