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Gameday 2009

Gameday: Marlins (86-74) at Phillies (92-68)

Florida Marlins (86-74) at Philadelphia Phillies (92-68)

Anibal Sanchez, RHP (3-8, 4.10 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels, LHP (10-10, 4.25 ERA)

Time: 4:10 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather:  Cloudy, 69
TV:  FOX
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The regular season is quickly coming to a close.  The Phillies already clinched, but it will still be an intense series at The Bank.  In game 161, the Phillies continue to fight for home field advantage.  The Phillies dropped last night’s game to the Marlins, so this is a “must win” in order to win to keep their home field hopes alive.

Cole Hamels will make his last tuneup before the postseason.  Hamels would like to end his roller coaster season on a positive note.  Against the Marlins this season, Hamels is 0-1 with a 4.67 ERA in 17.1 innings.  Marlins hitters are batting .254 against him.  Chris Coghlan is 4-for-7 with two home runs against Hamels.

Hamels will be opposed by Anibal Sanchez.  In the second game of a double header, Sanchez tossed eight scoreless innings against the Phillies.  If Sanchez is on, he can be really good.  However, if he is off, he can be very wild.

Today’s lineup: All the regulars are in.  On a side note, the Phillies added some pitching depth, recalling Antonio Bastardo.

Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Werth RF, Feliz 3B, Ruiz C, Hamels P.

Bud Light Golden WheatYour Gameday Beer – Bud Light Golden Wheat
I just picked up a six pack of this new offering from Budweiser out of sheer curiosity. It’s not often you see variations of a light beer. This one is intended for a mass audience so it’s not as strong a Wheat as Pyramid’s, Leinenkugels or even Blue Moon. I would say it’s like Bud Light with a little more flavor – the packaging says coriander and citrus peels but it’s hard to pinpoint them among all the bubbles. Today have dinner in front of the TV, a Phillies win and spaghetti and meatballs sounds like a plan. – By Brian

GO PHILLIES!

111 Comments

111 Comments

  1. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    ….the drunk games….

  2. Colorado Joe

    October 3, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Charlie must be ticked they lost the last two games if he is playing all the regulars. If the Brewers hold on (5-4 in the 8th) then the Phillies clinch home field in the NLDS before the Phillies game starts. The only way Phillies get homefield in NLCS is if the Phillies win their last 2 and the Rockies beat the Dodgers in the next 2.

  3. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    lets hope for some plate patience if tinkerbell sanchez is dealing

  4. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I think so too, Joe. He wants to win this game

  5. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    We get T-Mac. Please say it ain’t so…. The sand-man had 16 ks against the Braves??? WTF?

  6. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I want these last 2 games….

  7. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    throw him a yakker

  8. hotstove

    October 3, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Fox sucks can we have a radio feed over top of the fox game just sync them up on tv. They suck stupid graphics and marc grace is a idiot and tmac well hes annoyng

  9. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    when is the last time the starters didn’t give up a run in the first inning

  10. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Gold glove this year for Rollins and Victorino. Anyone else? Utley? Werth?

  11. Keith

    October 3, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    runs in the first inning again, gees.

  12. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    get the toilet paper…cole’s crapping the bed again.

  13. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Rolins and Utley gold glove years

  14. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    3run 1st?

  15. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    1..2..3… This is getting very hard to watch…. I’ll give them thru 5 to show some life, and then I’m done til Game 1 of the playoffs..

  16. Keith

    October 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Phillies clinch 2nd place!

  17. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Phils have homefield now. Time to rest up for a night of drinking

  18. Georgie

    October 3, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Gotta love some good polka music….

  19. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I can’t anymore. This bleep is really bleeping me off. Our starters look like drunk trash. Chase is garbage. If Howard was playing like this he’d running for his life….. I’m done til the playoffs.

  20. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    and lederhosen

  21. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    howard your my hero

  22. winks tidley

    October 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Cole Hamels is damaged goods. He must be hurting badly as he is simply mediocre at best.

  23. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    51 rbis in 49 games …un-frickin’-believable!

  24. Georgie

    October 3, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    The guy who goes to the Reading Phils games with us wears lederhosen when he plays in his German band, they look rather uncomfortable.

  25. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    yeah it means leather pants in german.

  26. Manny

    October 3, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    WHY IS FOX SHOWING BRAVES – NATS??? AGHHHHH

  27. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    actually it’s “leather trousers”

  28. winks tidley

    October 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    we should try to field an all-Amish team. They may be able to beat the Phils of today.

  29. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    yeah but leather trousers sounds a bit risque for the amish

  30. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    where are you Manny….I’m watching the game on Fox and I’m in the philly area

  31. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    “The appearance of the the Law must be upheld. Especially while it’s being broken!” -William M. Tweed

    Charlie is trying to do the same. God bless’em. Those drunk bastards!

    That was harsh. Chase isn’t garbage… Far from it. Why was he pulled?

  32. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    cairo better make the play off roster

  33. teejvee

    October 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Utley is mendoza for the past month.
    OUCH.

  34. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    HK – cause the cards lost so we by default get home field advantage for the first round.

  35. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    HK, have you seen him play lately? It is a rest day I think, nothing more. He could use tomorrow off too.

  36. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    that’s what happens when you overtrain

  37. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    i’d prefer to seeing the fraulines in the lederhosen

  38. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I was sure we’d tie it up there….. This 1 or 2 run thing is driving us all a little nuts….

  39. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    bret watch it with uggla…he owns you

  40. Georgie

    October 3, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    hahaha, I thought she was going to throw it back!

  41. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    CAIRO BABY….Do we nedd Brunt anymore?

  42. Georgie

    October 3, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    j reed, girls don’t wear lederhosen, unless they’re hirsute!

  43. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Fill thine horn with oil and gooooo……

  44. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    myers look a bit better but his curve isn’t myers-like yet

  45. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I was thinking more like heidi klum in lederhosen

  46. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    jayson get something started

  47. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    we suck……all we need to do is win two games….the dodgers could easily loose thier final two…our shaky bp would benefit heavily from home field advantage. Charlie said he wanted this game… One run thru 6 at home?? Pretty sad…..

  48. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    that’s why we need to get Chone Figgins, a legit .300 contact guy…someone consistent. Too many streaky hitters in this line-up

  49. Georgie

    October 3, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Plus, that is a REALLY cool name.

  50. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    alright let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth

  51. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I hear ya jreed….I’m trying to stay positive, but we haven’t played a good game really since the 1st game of the Marlins DH…. The clincher was a lot of fun, but those Houston(and Brew-Crew) pitchers were all garbage…I thought after we clinched that we’d relax a little and start swinging the bat….. How about dem Twins?… They could tie the Tigers tonite.

  52. pmartinez

    October 3, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    hey, let’s swing at every first pitch with two men on

  53. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Georgie-
    yeah isn’t it? Plus he’s all hustle which he’d love in Philly, has played every position but catcher and first base, base stealer…what’s not to like

  54. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    that’s “which we’d love in philly”

  55. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    WTF?? %&%$#%&*

  56. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Pmartinez – making my point for Figgins in the lead off. Neither Jimmy or Shane have the head or consistency for lead off spot

  57. winks tidley

    October 3, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Chone Figgins should be our starting third baseman next year. We should trade Cole Hamels (he will always be brittle and we just might be able to get someone for him — perhaps Roy Halladay for Cole). We should trade Jason Werth, as he is getting older and will never be worth more than what he is now. We have two studs down in the minors, as well. We should NOT sign Brett Myers unless he will sign for around $4 million. We should look at possibly Ben Sheets, as well. We desperately need an overhaul of our bullpen. PREDICTION: We will win just one game in the post season. And yes, I do love the Phils, I am just being realistic. Say goodbye to Matt Stairs, Pedro Feliz and Eric Bruntlett.

  58. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    1st pitch Rollins and ground ball choppers Victorino…. What’s better than that??

  59. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    HK – sanchez isn’t a slouch but the others….zoils….here’s my theory about that. Scrub pitchers throw alot of balls because their not as good. We don’t have the plate disclipine to let these guys hang themselves. Consequently, we swing at pitchers pitches which are only that because the scrub was trying to throw a strikes but can’t. That is, they are not legit pitchers pitches but just failed attempt to throw a strike. Which makes it more painful now that i think about it

  60. Georgie

    October 3, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    winks, I’ve always thought Cole wouldn’t remain here too long, think he’s a Cali boy at heart, no offense meant.

  61. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    hk – zoils=zoiks

  62. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Trade Cole? We just signed him to a three year deal. He drives me crazy at times too, but not enough to trade him. Roy? Not gonna happen dude…. Our best chance passed(there still maybe a 1% chance we’d get’em during the off season) . Trade Werth?? The peace pipe speaks…. Ben Sheets? Maybe, but for how much. Garcia move still gives me nightmares… Pedro has 80 rbi dude with a couple of game winning slams)… I like Figgins, but of we don’t get him….Feliz stays period…I’m not predicting anything for the post season…. One win means we’d still have a chance to win 2 or 3 more to win a 5 or 7 game series….

  63. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Lidge is warming up! Yayyyyy

  64. hotstove

    October 3, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Report: Rockies vs Phillies game 1 TBS 1:30
    Dodgers at Phillies game 1 TBS 6:30

    Thursday Same choice

  65. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    The Big Tease….

  66. DC

    October 3, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Phils are showing us that they will get bounced from the first round in three. This is pathetic. They are going to have lost four in a row going into the playoffs. They just want time off.

  67. ed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Forget the feliz talk pedro is one of the most productive 7 hole hitters in the nl as far as rbi’s and homers and he is one of the best defensive third baseman as well.

  68. DC

    October 3, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Holy crap. Could this be a 1-2-3 inning for Lidge? Oh wait…its not a save situation

  69. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    interesting, a 1-2-3 inning.

  70. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Figgins is a free agent and Feliz’s contract is over theis year …no need to trade for him…buy him. Hamels is having an off year in what promises to be a very good career. If we bailed on him we’d be the laughing stock of the league. Ben Sheets has the same stuff as Myers.
    Hamels has had some back problems but brittle?…are people concluding that because he had an increased work load he some how damaged his arm and can’t perform as well. The only damage he could have done is either nerve impingement or laxity of the ligaments. Both of which would probably at this point in the season landed him on the DL. Perhaps the league has adjusted him and he failed to adapt. How long can a starter in today’s game get away with a 92+ mph 4 seamer and a change-up esp. with the league gunning for you. He needs to develop his 3rd pitch.
    Good news JP Ricardi got canned. He should have taken Rueben’s 2nd offer. Ha!

  71. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Chone Figgins would score 150 runs as the leadoff hitter on this team.

  72. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    My apologies Mr. Lidge. Great job! Now it’s time for a walk-off.

  73. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    now suddeenly the marlins are playing gold glove offense

  74. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    you lucky f*uck

  75. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    oops offense = defense

  76. ray

    October 3, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Home field is not really a big deal. Even if the dodgers get it, we’ll probably be playing the cards in the second round and we will get home field. Of course we have to get by the rockies, but dc said we’re getting swept so I guess we should concentrate on the eagles fully now

  77. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    damn rollins!

  78. hotstove

    October 3, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    shit no home field.

  79. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    joedad – yes figgins….we can dream…or what do you think is it possible?

  80. ray

    October 3, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    if rockies win the next 2 and we win tomorrow yes home field, just unlikely

  81. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    ray – my concern about home field is with the closer issue…at least we’d have more games with the last AB in case we blow the save

  82. ray

    October 3, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    That’s true but what i’m saying is that if the dodgers get home field then they will play the cards. It’s probable that the cards would be able to beat them, and we would retain home field if we beat the rockies. Like last year when the cubs had home field and the dodgers beat them giving us home field

  83. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    no home field in the 2nd round. The Braves should have won the division. Hell, I would rather have a season like the Mets so that we get a better draft pick. They should trade Howard because he had an out today. Trade Werth because he is skinny and made an error earlier this year that he shouldn’t have made. Hamels was a one hit wonder for 5 postseason games last year. Trade him for Rios if you can get him. Amaro is terrible as a GM, they should hire Riccardi. It is time for rebuilding around that kid in AA and hope to compete again in 2013.

  84. Andrew

    October 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Yes trade cole and his 10-11 record
    especially if he pitches poorly in the playoffs.
    Eaton or moyer can go 10-11 next year.
    Sell while there is value. If he sucks post season. If he steps up like last year. Build a statue to him.

  85. ray

    October 3, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    joedad the sad part is, andrew is behind you on everything you said. dc also…lol

  86. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    j reed, I think it is unlikely. Figgins will cost alot because he is a good player. Feliz is still a solid player and will be much less expoensive. Some players will get hefty raises next year making it unlikely that they will make a splash in the FA market.

    BUT, they suprised us last year by spending some money and eating some big contracts.

    Yes, we can dream though.

  87. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Joedad – Ricardi in place of Rueben…it is in the works as we speak. Just give me afew days. And i hear there’s a magic beans sale tomorrow. Werth should fetch a few extra bags.

  88. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    ray, I forgot to mention they should have Lee become a switch pitcher so that he can save his arms and pitch more innings.

  89. Andrew

    October 3, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Your ace is 10-11 and sucked all year. Why isnt there talk of him not being in the playoff roster or rotation?
    Obviously I am joking but he needs to put up now. Period.

  90. karen

    October 3, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Not to sound whatever but I really think the Phillies need to win tomorrow. Forget rest or whatever, they need some momentum going into the postseason…..

  91. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    there is actually a switch pitcher out there in the farm system of some team

  92. ray

    October 3, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    maybe they should cut off all their heads and cryogenically freeze them ala ted williams and we can just bring them back at a future date

  93. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Andrew – cause he’s pretty.

  94. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    yeah that pitcher will need Tom John Surgey in both arms…. It’s not just the loss Karen… It’s the lack of fundamentals that has us all very frustrated. J-Roll is not a lead-off hitter. I mean that 3-0 pitch was high and outside. Take the walk and extend the game… Steal, passed ball, wild pitch, catchers inf, balk ,hit batter, error all put him in scoring position for the game tying run even w/o a hit from Vic. If Charlie gave him the green light then he’s a bonehead too. Even if he did, take the bleeping walk Rollins…

  95. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    strike outs get you NADA

  96. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    forgot philly’s favorite canucks are playing the NJ Brodeurs

  97. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I an’t too excited for the Flyers in game two of the season. They looked good last nite though….

  98. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    still it somethin’ to do

  99. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    sox and tigers, mlb network –

  100. keeg

    October 3, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Yeah how is hamels 10-11…gotta be one of the worst records for a pitcher coming off winning the NLCS and world series mvp…to be under .500…terrible

  101. hotstove

    October 3, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    OK so the Phillies are gonna win the NL this year its a definate with Lidge inning today its appenrent he’s better now and is gonna be the closer in the post season

  102. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    keeg, Since it is so rare for a player to win NLCS and WS MVP’s, there aren’t many out there. However, out of curiousity I checked Orel Hershieser was the last one. His record the following year was 15-15, not much better than 10-11, is it?

  103. joedad

    October 3, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    OK,off to a beef and beer to chug mass quantities for a few hours.

  104. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    ..scratch that… I using only get into playoff hockey, but this team is fun to watch!

  105. Harry Kalas

    October 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    that’s usually

  106. j reed

    October 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    …but that VS commerial with Crosby at the end. makes me flat out sick

  107. Jeff

    October 3, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Just pathetic. Could of had home field all the way through. I blame this on the old man. go away already you piece of trash. hate you. never liked you. bet you the phillies will be knocked out in the first round. then i come back here and laugh. LOL….

  108. billy

    October 3, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    princess hamels. he is a joke. just an average pitcher with a good playoffs last season. nancy boy.

  109. Karen

    October 3, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Does anyone know the starting pitcher or anything about Sundays game? I sorta don’t feel like spending time and Money on a aaa level roster

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  111. Virgil Branciforte

    June 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Good advice and waiting for P.II

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