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Gameday: Braves (85-56) at Phillies (65-77)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, September 08, 2013 12:34 PM Comments: 18

bmgndhhvp8d9dllfh3vnf8g5uAtlanta Braves (85-56) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (65-77) 

Paul Maholm (10-10, 4.41) vs. Cole Hamels (6-13, 3.50)

Time: 1:35 ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: 
PHL17
Weather: 75, mostly sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies are going for the sweep!  You heard that right.  The Phillies are in position to sweep the first place team in the National League East.  I wouldn’t say the Phillies are playing spoiler since it is inevitable that the Braves will clinch a playoff spot, but it certainty will push back their champagne celebration.

Cole Hamels is on the hill today.  With the way he has been pitching lately, it’s almost hard to believe that he had an ERA well over 4.00 at one point during this season.  Hamels left in the seventh inning during his last start because “he didn’t feel right.”  It’s said not to be an issue, but today will prove if there is anything affecting him.

Go Phillies!

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Gameday: Braves (85-55) vs. Phillies (64-77)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, September 07, 2013 06:00 PM Comments: 37

bmgndhhvp8d9dllfh3vnf8g5uAtlanta Braves (85-55) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (64-77) 

Alex Wood (3-3, 3.15) vs. Kyle Kendrick (10-12, 4.51)

Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: 
Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 75, mostly sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cliff Lee pitched a gem last night, and Cody Asche provided the big hit to propel the Phillies to a 2-1 victory.

Tonight, Kyle Kendrick will be opposed by Alex Wood, who is coming off a rough start.  Wood, just 22 years of age, was drafted out of the University of Georgia in the second round of last year’s draft.  He dominated his way through the minor leagues, posting a 1.74 ERA in 24 starts on all levels.  Since his callup in May, he has faced the Phillies a few times, including one start, and fared pretty well.  It will be interesting to see how the rookie rebounds after an awful start against Miami, where he allowed seven runs  in less than three innings.

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

Go Phillies!

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Gameday: Braves (85-54) vs. Phillies (63-77)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Fri, September 06, 2013 06:43 PM Comments: 16

bmgndhhvp8d9dllfh3vnf8g5uAtlanta Braves (85-54) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (63-77) 

Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.09) vs Mike Minor (13-5, 3.08)

Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: 
Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 72, clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook

With 84 wins, the Atlanta Braves have the best record in baseball.  First place is safe for the Braves, as they have a significant 14-game lead over the Washington Nationals.  Their magic number to clinch the National League East is set at ten, which is the lowest in the majors.  Atlanta is getting ready for a postseason push, but first they have seven games left against Philadelphia.

September Phillies baseball might not be as meaningful as it has been in recent years, but it gives us a chance to see what the younger players can bring.  Fans also get to enjoy Cliff Lee, as he rarely disappoints.  Lee hit a little bit of a rough patch in the middle of the summer, but he has improved over his last five starts, posting a 2.91 ERA.

(Stats as of 2:00 PM Thursday)

Go Phillies!

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Gameday: Phillies (63-76) vs Nationals (70-68)

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Wed, September 04, 2013 05:56 PM Comments: 18

Philadelphia Phillies (63-76) at Washinton Nationals (70-68)

Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.94) v Jordan Zimmerman (15-8, 3.33)

TIME: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: 
Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 70′s, Clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook

To tell you the truth, I’m pretty nervous about Roy Halladay’s start tonight. He’s coming off a game against the Cubs where he gave up five runs in as many innings, but it could’ve been much worse. I fear that it might be worse tonight.

Opposing him will be Jordan Zimmerman, and he’s been pretty good this year. He’s sporting a 15-8 record with a 3.33 ERA.

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

Your gameday beer: Anchor Steam Liberty Ale

A special top-fermenting ale yeast is used during fermentation and is responsible for many of Liberty Ale’s subtle flavors and characteristics. Carbonation is produced by an entirely natural process called “bunging,” which produces champagne-like bubbles. Enjoy with some steaks on the grill for today’s game.
– Pat

Go Phillies!

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Gameday: Phillies (63-75) vs Nationals (69-68)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, September 03, 2013 05:21 PM Comments: 21


Philadelphia Phillies (63-75)
at Washinton Nationals (69-68)

Ethan Martin vs. Gio Gonzalez

TIME: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV:
Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 78, Clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Tonight’s game in two sentences: All you have to do is look at the lineup for tonight’s game. It’s like the Iron Pigs got on a bus and all came down together.

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

 

Gameday Beer: Bud Ice

If you’re going to watch that lineup, you need to find one of the most powerful aphrodesiacs available to man. That would be Bud Ice. Hell, I’m not even sure if they still make it, but if they do, go get it. It does NOT go down smooth, and does NOT taste good, but who cares. -PG

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Gameday: Phillies (62-73) at Cubs (56-78)

Posted by Ryan Dinger, Sat, August 31, 2013 03:15 PM Comments: 17

39212-cubsPhiladelphia Phillies (62-73) at Chicago Cubs (56-78)

Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.07 ERA) vs RHP Chris Rusin (2-3, 2.64 ERA)

TIME: 4:05 ET, Wrigley Field
TV:
Comcast SportsNet, MLBN
Weather: 80, Isolated Thunderstorms
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies are back at it again today after a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Cubs yesterday in Ryne Sandberg’s return to Wrigley. That’s the seventh win for the Phils in their last ten games. If only they had done this all season, right? Oh well. It’s still been fun to watch them since Sandberg took over the helm.

With Cliff Lee on the mound, you’ve got to like their chances of winning again today. Lee, perhaps the streakiest pitcher in Phillies history, struggled out of the gate after the All Star Break. But he’s pitched well in his last starts, allowing six earned runs over 23 innings. Lee has dominated the Cubs over his career to the tune of a 1.77 ERA. They’ve never beaten him. You’ve got to like the Phils chances against Chicago when Lee is on the mound.

Throwing a wrench in the plans for victory could be Cubs starter Chris Rusin. The rookie pitcher has been great since getting recalled to the Majors in early July. Worse, he’s never faced the Phillies. Traditionally, that has been kryptonite for the Phillies lineup. But, with a bunch of fresh faces, maybe they’ll fair a bit better today.

Lineup: Young 3B, Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Ruiz C, Ruf LF, Mayberry RF, Frandsen 1B, Bernadina CF, Lee P

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Gameday Beer: Smithwicks Irish Red

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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Gameday: Phillies (61-72) at Mets (59-72)

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Thu, August 29, 2013 11:50 AM Comments: 31

new-york-mets-alternate-logo-2-primary_display_imagePhiladelphia Phillies (61-72) vs New York Mets (59-72)

Ethan Martin (2-2, 6.33) vs. Carlos Torres (2-2, 2.96)

TIME: 1:10, Citi Field
TV: CSN
Weather: 73, overcast
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Game notes:

Here’s how the Mets week has been going. Their star young pitcher Matt Harvey went down with a pretty serious injury. That put in motion some trade talks and they traded Marlon Byrd–on Marlon Byrd t-shirt night. They’ve lost six of their last seven. In short, even when the Phillies stink, the Mets are there to make us feel better.

Today will feature a matchup of two relatively inexperienced pitchers in Ethan Martin and Carlos Torres. Between them, they have just fourteen starts. Torres has mostly been a relief pitcher for the Mets this year, but is making a spot start today for the injured Harvey. In his last start, he gave up eight runs in three innings against the Nationals.

Ethan Martin will be on the mound for the Phillies, and the young righty has struggled thus far. He’s given up 15 runs in 21.1 innings this year, with a WHIP at 1.78. He did not make it out of the first inning in his last start against the Diamondbacks.

Darin Ruf is someone to keep an eye on today, he’s been hot lately–hitting .310 in his last 16 games.

Lineup: Young 3B, Frandsen 1B, Utley 2B, Brown LF, Ruiz C, Ruf RF, Mayberry CF, McDonald SS, Martin 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 (59-71) vs. Mets (58-70)

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Mon, August 26, 2013 06:15 PM Comments: 13

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0807/play_e_mrmet_400.jpgPhiladelphia Phillies (59-71) vs. New York Mets (58-70)

Cliff Lee (10-6, 3.16 ERA) v. Zack Wheeler (6-2, 3.49 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Citi Field
TV: CSN
Weather: High-70s, chance of rain
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets

Just hours of receiving the news that ace Matt Harvey has a torn UCL, the Mets will tangle with our Phils in a battle of the “Virtually-Tied-For-Third-Place” teams. The Phillies send ace Cliff Lee to the mound, who has not been on the winning side of a decision since July 5. Lee looks to gain a measure of revenge on the Mets who sent an injured Lee packing after putting up five earned in six innings pitched on July 21.

Zack Wheeler gets the call for the Mets. Wheeler was chased early in his only start against the Phillies, going 4 2/3 IP, not factoring in the decision of a 5-4 Mets win.

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

Orval Trappist AleYour Gameday Beer – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

A beer so nice, we’ll use it twice. Ryan chose this beer for the start of the Arizona series and it kept the Phillies good vibes going. I’ll copy what he said in hopes the Phillies continue their winning ways under new manager Ryne Sandberg.

The Phils welcome a visitor from the American Southwest this weekend. When it comes to southwestern brews, California’s Sierra Nevada produces some of the best. This pale ale selection is highly-rated, with a prominent bitterness that doesn’t overpower the malty taste. There is a citrus undertone that finishes off this smooth and delicious sip. -By RD

Go Phillies!

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Gameday: Phillies (57-70) vs. Diamondbacks (65-61)

Posted by Ryan Dinger, Fri, August 23, 2013 05:35 PM Comments: 62

Philadelphia Phillies (57-70) vs. Diamondbacks (65-61)

Cole Hamels (5-13, 3.61) vs. Wade Miley (9-8, 3.56)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: CSN
Weather: Mid-70s, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets

Tonight, the Phillies have a chance to do something they haven’t done in nearly a month’s time–win three games in a row.

On the bump for the Phils will be the red hot Cole Hamels, who has dazzled since the All Star Break, posting a 2.30 ERA over 43 IP. That mark gives him the 11th best ERA in the NL since the second half started.

One of the pitchers ahead of Hamels in ERA since the All Star break is the man he’ll be facing tonight–Wade Miley. Miley ranks 10th in the NL in post-All Star ERA, posting a 2.25 mark.

Hamels lost to the D-Backs when he faced them earlier this year, though he only allowed two runs over six innings. In that game, he uncharacteristically walked five batters. For his career, he’s gone 4-2 against Arizona with a 3.42 ERA.

Miley has not faced the Phils this year, though he did shut them down for six innings in his lone career start against them.

Lineup: Young 3B, Frandsen 1B, Utley 2B, Brown LF, Ruiz C, Ruf RF, Mayberry CF, McDonald SS, Hamels P

Orval Trappist AleYour Gameday Beer – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

The Phils welcome a visitor from the American Southwest this weekend. When it comes to southwestern brews, California’s Sierra Nevada produces some of the best. This pale ale selection is highly-rated, with a prominent bitterness that doesn’t overpower the malty taste. There is a citrus undertone that finishes off this smooth and delicious sip. -By RD

Go Phillies!

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Gameday: Rockies (59-69) vs. Phillies (56-70)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Thu, August 22, 2013 05:00 PM Comments: 27

Colorado Rockies (59-69) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (56-70)

Chad Bettis (0-2, 5.30) vs. Kyle Kendrick (10-10, 4.42)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: 86, chance of rain
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets

A win tonight would give Ryne Sandberg his first series win as manager of the Phillies.  A loss would give the Phillies and Rockies a split.
 

Go Phillies!

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