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Gameday: Phillies (50-56) vs Giants (46-59)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Wed, July 31, 2013 06:00 PM Comments: 27

Philadelphia Phillies (50-56) vs San Francisco Giants (46-59)giants Kyle Kendrick  (9-7, 3.96 ERA) vs Chad Gaudin (4-2, 2.77 ERA) TIME: 7:05 Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: 86, sunny Media: Twitter and Facebook The Phillies ended their eight game losing streak on Tuesday with a 7-3 win over the Giants, and tonight they will have a crack at winning their first series since before the All-Star break. They will do so with Kyle Kendrick on the hill. Kendrick has been one of the Phillies most consistent starters this season, and despite earning a loss, he pitched well his last time out against St. Louis. The righty tossed six innings and allowed just three runs on five hits, marking his 15th quality start this year. Kendrick did face the Giants back on May 7, and earned a win after holding them to two runs over seven innings. The Phillies will be facing Chad Gaudin, who they have faced several times but have never seen as a starter. In nine relief appearances against the Phillies he has held them to three runs over 13 1/3 innings (2.03 ERA), and all three runs came in the same outing. He worked two scoreless frames against the Phillies earlier this year. Michael Young is the only Phillies player with any success against Gaudin, and he has done it over a large sample size. Young has seen Gaudin 22 times, and is hitting .455 with three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI against him. No other Phillie with more than three at bats against him has ever gotten more than one hit. Lineup: Rollins SS, M. Young 1B, Utley 2B, D. Young RF, Ruf LF, Asche 3B, Mayberry CF, Ruiz C, Kendrick P ShockTop-Belgian-White-155x300Gameday Beer: Shocktop Belgian White With summer in full swing, it’s a great time to crack open a true summer brew with a Shocktop Belgian White. 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 whether you are at the bar, relaxing at home or hanging out down the shore.


Gameday: Phillies (49-56) vs Giants (46-58)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Tue, July 30, 2013 06:00 PM Comments: 21

Philadelphia Phillies (49-56) vs San Francisco Giants (46-58)giants

John Lannan (2-4, 4.13 ERA) vs Barry Zito (4-7, 4.92 ERA)

TIME: 7:05 Citizens Bank Park

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Weather: 86, sunny

Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies return home Tuesday after a 1-8 road trip to start a nine game homestand beginning with three against the defending world champion San Francisco Giants.

The Giants, much like the Phillies, have struggled of late. They are just 3-7 in their last ten games and are in last place in the N.L. West.

Tuesday’s opener will feature a pair of left-handers on the mound. John Lannan will get the baseball for the Phillies, coming off a poor start against the St. Louis Cardinals in which he lasted just four innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. Lannan had pitched well in his two starts prior to that game, however, having given up just one run in 16 innings before his poor outing last week.

He has fared well against San Francisco in his career, holding the Giants to just four runs in 20 2/3 innings (three career starts).

He will be opposed by veteran southpaw Barry Zito, who continues to have a Jekyll and Hyde season with the Giants. In the confines of AT&T Park, Zito has been lights out, pitching to 4-1 record and 2.45 ERA in 11 starts. On the road, he is a whole different story. Zito has started nine road games this year and is yet to win one. He is 0-6 and has allowed 40 earned runs in 38 1/3 innings (9.39 ERA) away from home this season.

Over the course of Zito’s career, several Phillies players have had success against him, most notably John Mayberry Jr., who is 3-for-8 with three homers, and Chase Utley, who is 7-for-20 with four extra base hits and three RBI.

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

lat48_2_largeGameday Beer: Sam Adams Latitude 48

This IPA from Sam Adams is a nice, reddish colored ale with a smooth finish and earthy, somewhat bitter taste. The hops are strong but not overpowering, making this subtle IPA a top choice for both the avid and the casual beer drinker.





Gameday: Phillies (49-52) vs. Detroit Tigers (56-45)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Fri, July 26, 2013 06:38 PM Comments: 14

Philadelphia Phillies (49-52) at Detroit Tigers (56-45)

Cole Hamels (4-12, 4.16) vs. Doug Fister (8-5, 3.90)

Time: 7:08 PM EST, Comerica Park
Weather:  Cloudy, 73
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets

The Phillies head to Detroit after being swept by the St. Louis Cardinals.  They’ve been stuck on 49 wins for a few days now, and can’t reach number 50.  It’s going to be another tough series as the Tigers are in first place in the American League Central.

Like the Phillies, the Tigers have had bullpen issues.  The Tigers rank 26th in bullpen ERA (4.08) while the Phillies rank 28th (4.51).  Manager Jim Leyland has shown that he has little trust in his bullpen.  In multiple instances as of late, closer Joaquin Benoit was forced to pitch in non-save situations to avoid late-inning comebacks by the opponent.  On the other hand, the Tigers have a very strong starting rotation, which has the sixth best ERA in all of baseball.



Gameday: Phillies (49-52) at Cardinals (61-37)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Thu, July 25, 2013 06:05 PM Comments: 36

Philadelphia Phillies (49-52) at St. Louis Cardinals (61-37) 

Kyle Kendrick  (9-6, 3.94) vs. Lance Lynn (11-5, 4.13)

Time: 7:15 PM EST, Busch Stadium
Weather:  Clear, 81
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets

Wednesday night was ugly for the Phillies.  Very ugly as they were clobbered, 11-3.  The Phillies will turn to Kyle Kendrick, who is coming off a rough start where he allowed six runs.

Lance Lynn has 11 wins on the season, but that may be because he leads the National League in run support.  Lynn tends to get into jams, but manages to escape them.  Lynn will allow baserunners, and it is up to the Phillies’ offense to capitalize with runners in scoring position.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Young 3B, Utley 2B, Young RF, Ruf 1B, Nix LF, Mayberry CF, Kratz C, Kendrick P.



Gameday: Phillies (49-51) at Cardinals (60-37)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, July 24, 2013 07:20 PM Comments: 0

Philadelphia Phillies (49-51) at St. Louis Cardinals (60-37) 

John Lannan (2-3, 3.76) vs. Jake Westbrook (6-4, 2.88)

Time: 8:15 PM EST, Busch Stadium
Weather:  Partly Cloudy, 82
TV: PHL 17
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets


Bad news for the Phillies as Domonic Brown is out of the lineup with concussion-like symptoms.  According to Todd Zolecki, Brown is being tested for a concussion today, and could return Friday if the test goes well.  If not, he’ll be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list at the very least.

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Gameday: Phillies (49-49) vs Mets (42-51)

Posted by Brian Michael, Sun, July 21, 2013 01:35 PM Comments: 86

Philadelphia Phillies (49-49) vs New York Mets (42-51)

Cliff Lee (10-3, 2.97 ERA) vs Matt Harvey (7-2 2.34 ERA)new-york-mets-alternate-logo-2-primary_display_image

TIME: 1:10, Citi Field

TV: MyPHL 17

Weather: 88, Sunny

Media: Twitter and Facebook

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

Gameday Beer: Yards Cape of Good Hope

This rare summer beer is once again available at the Yards Tap Room on Delaware Ave. It’s a heavy hitting American Double/Imperial IPA clocking in at 8.10% ABV. If you can get some, have it with BBQ or some pungent cheese.


Gameday: Phillies (49-48) vs Mets (41-51)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Sat, July 20, 2013 11:30 AM Comments: 13

Philadelphia Phillies (49-48) vs New York Mets (41-51)

Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.05 ERA) vs Zack Wheeler (3-1 3.54 ERA)new-york-mets-alternate-logo-2-primary_display_image

TIME: 1:10, Citi Field

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Weather: 93, cloudy

Media: Twitter and Facebook

Last night the Phillies jumped over the .500 mark for the first time since June 6, and today they will try to set their high water mark for the season at two games over in a Saturday matinee against the Mets. With the win last night, the Phillies passed the Washington Nationals for second place in the division, and are six and a half back of the Braves in the N.L. East.

Cole Hamels has pitched well of late for the Phillies, and he will get the baseball again today. In his last three starts he is 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 23 innings. His last time out against the Mets he suffered the loss after allowing four runs in seven innings of work, but back in April he did hold them to a run over six innings for his only win in the first two months of the season.

The Phillies will be seeing a new arm in Zack Wheeler, one of the Mets top pitching prospects. Wheeler has had his good outings and his bad outings since being called up in mid-June, but lately he has been pitching superbly. In his last two outings he combined to go 12 innings and allowed just two runs while striking out eight. He has never faced the Phillies or any of their hitters.

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

Gameday Beer: Otter Creek Copper Aledownload

This medium bodied beer is a very versatile and refreshing brew that goes well with all types of ballpark food, especially stuff off the grill. It’s got a sweet, toasty, crisp taste that is perfect for either a chilly night or hot summer day watching the game. With a day game today fire up the grill and kick back with one of these and you’ll be set.


Gameday: Phillies (48-48) vs. Mets (41-50)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Fri, July 19, 2013 06:00 PM Comments: 10

Philadelphia Phillies (48-48) vs. New York Mets (41-50)new-york-mets-alternate-logo-2-primary_display_image

Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.68 ERA) vs. Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.33 ERA)

TIME: 7:10

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Weather: 97, humid, sunny

Media: Facebook and Twitter

After a much needed break following three games in 24 hours, the Phillies return to action tonight in New York to kick of a nine game road trip with a three game series against the Mets. The Phillies, who finally reached the .500 mark right before the break, will look to get over that mark for the first time since early June.

Kyle Kendrick will get the ball for the Phillies in their opener tonight at Citi Field. He is coming off a terrific start against the Nationals where he earned the win after going seven innings and allowing just a run on five hits. It was Kendrick’s 13th quality start in 19 total starts this year. He last pitched against the Mets on April 26, where he tossed a complete game shutout for the only time this season, and allowed just three hits.

Opposing Kendrick will be Mets right hander Jeremy Hefner, who has been pitching extremely well of late. In his last four starts he has allowed fewer than three runs and five hits in all of them, and holds a 1.67 ERA over that stretch. Hefner did face the Phillies twice this season, yielding five runs in three innings back in April, but also holding them to just three runs in a Mets win on June 21.

Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Domoniv Brown have all fared well against Hefner throughout their careers. Rollins is hitting .415 (5-for-11) with two doubles and an RBI, Utley is 2-for-8 with a homer and three RBI and Brown is 4-for-4 with a homer, five RBI and two walks against the Mets right hander. All of them are in the lineup tonight, and here is how the remainder of the lineup looks:

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

SummerLove-BottleGameday Beer: Victory Summer Love

There is nothing better than a Philadelphia-brewed beer to keep you at home while the team starts 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.



Gameday: (Doubleheader) Phillies (46-47) vs White Sox (36-53)

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Sat, July 13, 2013 02:12 PM Comments: 7

fmxwhl7ths305rlknb3oqb8j8Philadelphia Phillies (46-47) vs Chicago White Sox (36-53)

(G1) Jonathan Pettibone (5-3, 3.84) v. John Danks (2-6, 4.31)
(G2) John Lannan (2-3, 4.23) v. Hector Santiago(3-5, 3.49)

TIME: (G1) 3:05, (G2) 8:15, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly  cloudy, chance of showers/t-storms
Media: Twitter and Facebook

After getting rained out last night, the Phillies and White Sox will face off in a day-night double header today. The first game, at 3:15, will have Jonathan Pettibone pitching for the Phillies and John Danks pitching for the White Sox. Game two will feature John Lannan for the Phils and Hector Santiago for the White Sox.

Chicago traded away Matt Thornton–who has been a solid left-handed bullpen arm for them–to the Red Sox yesterday. He was 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA this year. This move makes the last place White Sox, at least for this series a weaker team. It will surely be an advantage for the Phils, who seem to always have problems vs lefty relievers. Darin Ruf will play first base in at least the first game. He’s someone to keep an eye on. Chase Utley will get at least the first game off, with Kevin Frandsen playing second base.

(G1) Revere CF, Rollins SS, M. Young 3B, Brown LF, D. Young RF, Frandsen 2B, Ruf 1B, Ruiz C, Pettibone P
(G2) TBD

Your gameday beer: Corona

Why not celebrate the peak of the summer with an ice cold Corona. Nothing beats one of these on the beach, by the pool side, or while tending to a grill stacked with your favorite meats. Lime or no lime, it’s a refreshing reminder of the summer for many. Enjoy the next two months, because they’ll go by so quickly. -By Pat



Gameday: Phillies (43-46) vs Nationals (46-42)

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Mon, July 08, 2013 07:26 PM Comments: 0

adz8otx6xektaq3eszfoq5ecjPhiladelphia Phillies (43-46) vs Washington Nationals (46-42)

John Lannan (1-3, 5.15) v. Dan Haren, (4-9, 6.15)

TIME: 7:00, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 81
Media: Twitter and Facebook

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

Your Gameday Beer: Landshark Lager

Not the greatest brew in the world, but it’s probably better than your Millers’ and Coors’ of the world. And a case isn’t too expensive, so enjoy. -Pat Gallen

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