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Gamenight: Rockies (20-31) At Phillies (29-24)

Yesterday the Phillies scored their most single-game runs in almost a decade. The offense is heating up now, so hopefully they can continue the pain when Ubaldo Jimenez lines up against the good guys tonight. He has fared well in his past three starts, going into the seventh in each. Kyle Kendrick, meanwhile, hasn’t pitched much in the past two weeks (5 IP his last start, a rain-shortened inning and change before that).

Pedro Feliz has raised his average 50 points in a week. Ryan Howard and So Taguchi are the last Phillies to climb over the Mendoza Line, with Taguchi doing so last night with a 3-for-5 effort. Geoff Jenkins returns to the lineup tonight, and Greg Dobbs starts in left field for Pat Burrell, however, as a right-hander takes the hill.

Phillies: Kyle Kendrick (3-2) 5.19 ERA
Rockies: Ubaldo Jimenez (1-4) 4.61 ERA

Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 76 degrees, possible storms
Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Dobbs, Jenkins, Feliz, Ruiz, Kendrick

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Your gameday beer: Truly one of the best beers in the world, Rodenbach Grand Cru, a Flanders red ale, is an absolute treat. Brewed with aged malt and yeast and then mixed with other old ales, it’s a fine collection of flavors — all natural flavors. Has a distinct cherry taste. You can get it at Monk’s in Philly. I suggest it. Drink it with some smoked halibut.

Go Phillies!

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  1. Mike T.

    May 27, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Tim, do you actually eat any of the food you recommend pre-game?

  2. Mike W.

    May 27, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Was Howard safe there? sure looked like it…(watching the game on mute, w/ mlbtv)

  3. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Howard was safe, and Mike, I have had a couple of the dishes I’ve recommended.

  4. Mike T.

    May 27, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Howard was absolutely safe. I love Halibut.

  5. Giuliano

    May 27, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I gotta say, I’m loving every minute of this. I want Colorado absolutely stunned, and rocked when they leave. To be on a tear like this, and having the Marlins coming to town….good things are starting to happen.

  6. chris m

    May 27, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    just got home look at this o-fence

  7. chris m

    May 27, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    our teas been playing well and there hasnt been much chatter lately…comments have been down…we needa talk it up…i see all these other blogs not all phillies but they got hundreds of comments

  8. NC Jason

    May 27, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Look at the rising batting averages! This is the lineup (besides Burrell and Coste – although Dobbs is on fire) we have been waiting for! I also really like seeing the Phils scoring runs without hitting a lot of homers – even last night to hit only two and still score 20 runs! Hopefully we can keep this up!

  9. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Well I’m watching the game on my computer, so I don’t comment too much. Also, I just got in from my nightly run. Also, I’m trying to write some other things.

    Also, yeah, halibut is fantastic. I love broiled fish.

  10. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Lost in this nice offensive showing is the fantastic, possibly career-best start by Kendrick. He’s been smooth, even dominant.

  11. Brian Michael

    May 27, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    They should call this game and end the Rockies’ misery.

    Call tomorrow’s game too…

  12. Gnomicide

    May 27, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Rockies don’t have half their team as well. Something to remember.

  13. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Hey, who cares — they had to pound this team with their situation, and they are. This is what great teams do.

  14. chris m

    May 27, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    i dont care whether they got there team or not..u kidding me!!!!! we didnt have rollins and victorino at one piont and last year we had tons of injuries and no one felt pity for us. this is baseball not schooyard dogdeball. these guys are professionals that sub for the injured. lets get real. worst comment ive ever heard

  15. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Yay! It’s Flash’s twin brother, Flush Gordon!

  16. Brian Michael

    May 27, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Should we worry about that homer Flash just allowed?

  17. Brian Michael

    May 27, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    How about that double?

    Come on, Tom mop this game up!

  18. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    No, but we should worry about the double he just allowed.

  19. Chris L

    May 27, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Maybe he feels Lidge deserves to be the league leader in saves….

  20. chris m

    May 27, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    why bring him in a 7-1 game anyways? did he need work? madson could have done better and im sry i said that but i had to no matter how sick that makes me

  21. Chris L

    May 27, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    when was the last time the back end got some work? Did Lidge pitch Friday?

  22. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Woo. Wee.

  23. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    No, Gordon needed work. These guys haven’t pitched in a few days. It was the right move.

  24. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Ugh, just call the game.

  25. Chris L

    May 27, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    In St. louis, last call is the first pitch of the bottom of the eighth. Is it the same at CBP? If so, weren’t the umps kind of cruel?

  26. Mike T.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    This is ridiculous, it’s not even raining that hard.

  27. Geoff

    May 27, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    nice to see kendrick pitch well and nice to see them jump all over jiminez. just call the game already and get the win.

  28. Clare

    May 27, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I loooooooooooooove Monk’s!!! Those fries and that mayonnaise are so so so so good!!

  29. Tim Malcolm

    May 27, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Finally, a win.

    And yeah, I can’t wait to come back to Philly and hit up Monk’s.

  30. Geoff

    May 28, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I think Kendrick took our advice and has started to develop some kind of an out pitch. His changeup looked better than Ive ever seen it look. If he can keep improving that pitch and improve a breaking pitch then hell be much more effective. He pitched pretty well last night.

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