2010 Gameday

Gameday: Red Sox (22-21) at Phillies (26-15)

Boston Red Sox (22-21) at Philadelphia Phillies (26-15)

Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (2-1, 7.89 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick, RHP (2-1, 5.24 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Few Showers, 71
TV:  FOX
Twitter: @philliesnation

These aren’t the same Boston Red Sox that we’ve seen in recent history, as witnessed in the Phillies’ 5-1 win last night.  At this time of year, we’re used to seeing the Red Sox towards the top of the American League East, but instead they are quickly falling to the .500 mark.

Today, Jacoby Ellsbury will be coming off the disabled list for the Red Sox.  Ellsbury will need to be watched on the base paths, but the speedy outfielder missed a significant amount of time due to broken ribs.  On the other hand, Jimmy Rollins was placed back on the disabled list.  Rollins re-injured his calf by running out of the batter’s box in last night’s game.  The grade one strain is not said to be worse than the first injury, however Rollins is still expected to miss two weeks.  Wilson Valdez was recalled to take his spot.

Daisuke Matsuzaka will take the hill for the Red Sox.  Dice-K has had high expectations since coming over from Japan in 2007, but struggled last year and to this point this year.  Dice-K faced the Phillies once in his career, and gave up four runs in as many innings.

Dice-K will be opposed by Kyle Kendrick, who is coming off a great start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Kendrick has been up and down all season, so it’s always a mystery as to what kind of performance the Phillies will get out of him.  Kendrick is 0-2 with a very high ERA in his career against Boston.  Kendrick would like to continue the Phillies’ recent success on the mound.  In May, Phillies starters are 11-4 with a 2.96 ERA.  Starters went at least six innings in 18 of the last 19 starts, including 13 quality starts.

Tonight’s Lineup:Victorino (CF), Polanco (3B), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Werth (RF), Ibanez (LF), Ruiz (C), Castro (SS), Kendrick (P).

Your gamenight beer:  A spring seasonal from Flying Dog, Garde Dog is a worthy Biere de Garde entry. It’s a bit tart, loaded with malts to create a toasted body. But why Garde Dog? Because tonight we protect our house. This is Phillies Nation. Let’s keep it that way.  –By Tim

GO PHILLIES!

306 Comments

306 Comments

  1. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    OK: Am I the only one who looked at that Red Sox pitcher’s name and thought it said “Daisy Duke”?

    (take another drink, Tracey…)

  2. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Tracey, I sure hope he pitches like Daisy Duke! Tonight may be a little closer of a game seeing how JRoll is out AGAIN, and Jacoby Ellsbury (up now) is back in the line up for the Sox. Not sure what we are going to get from Kendrick. He has been good overall, but inconsistent. We could see a gem, we could see junk, but to start the game with an out right away is always a good thing!

  3. HotDogs

    May 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Not a good evening here in NEPA. I have both Comcast and Directv to be sure I don;t miss a Phillies game. Guess what…my Fox channel on both are showing the stinkin’ yankee game.

    Any ideas???

  4. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    on different note, I HATE having to be a Yankees fan for a series. LOL. Some may ask “why the hell am I a Yankmees fan today? They are playing the Mets. LOL. 14 pitches, no one on base, 1,2 3 inning, That is a good start to a game.

  5. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    @Brian: Also, anything that knocks the BoSox down is a plus for the Yankees fans.

  6. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    HotDogs, I feel your pain. I am in Colorado (obviously seeing the username) and even out here its Yankmees and Mets. I am so tired of the Yankee Love. Im guessing the only place Fox has anything but the Yankees must be in those individual cities. Im stuck trying to watch mlb.com.

  7. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Yikes, HotDogs. Well: I think MLB online is doing a trial of MLB TV online, for subscribers to the audio. I assume you’re out of the blackout area if you can’t see it!

  8. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Tracey, that is very true. one of My co-workers is a DIE HARD Yankmee fan (needless to say we didnt get along very well last October) and he is a huge Phillies Fan this weekend. LOL.

  9. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Oh, bleh! It says it’s blacked out nationwide! And they wonder why nobody pays for this crap…

  10. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I must say it is annoying that we have to play a pretty decent AL team as the Tomahacks (thanks Ed R! for that one) play the freakin Pirates.

  11. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Well, the audio is like $20 a year, and you get the video highlights when they happen. Not as good as watching, but not bad.

  12. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I’m surprised Fox decided to put NY on for everywhere not local. You’d think that Red Sox Nation would provide an incentive to show the Phils game in at least some other parts of the country.

  13. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    At least Polanco is driving the pitch count up! No hopefully Chase is patient. At least take the first pitch.

  14. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Number 47, you are talking about the Yankees. Red Sox nation does have enough “incentives” to override the ANNOYING Yankee love.

  15. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    oops. hell of a catch

  16. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Damn. Well, again, drive up the pitch count! If they can continue to show that type of patience at the plate, and drive up the pitch count, whether taking first pitch, or fouling off a crap load of balls, that usually helps the offense. All depends on the day for Howard, Werth and Ibanez. With those three you may get a crap load of runs, or 3 pitches. I hope for the first one overall right now.

  17. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Yeah, Daisy Duke threw 17 pitches at 3 batters.

  18. HotDogs

    May 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks all for your support……
    I am in a blackout zone for MLB.com so I don’t think I can watch that either. Guess I will just grin and bear the Fox game and watch the Phils on gamecast.
    Tonight I root for the Mets even though they are the enemy. The dislike I have for that other team that ruined my night is much more overpowering. In my area, the Phillies Triple A was sent packing to accomodate the Triple A Yankees team…I think that really is the root of my disdain!

  19. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    That was almost bad. Ruiz had it, and Howard called him off.

  20. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Ok, well the patience by the Red Sox may do the same for them. Oh well. I am learning one thing today. Even a blind deaf squirrel (Mets) find nuts (runs) every once and a while. LOL

  21. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Practically ran Ruiz down.

  22. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    HotDog: is that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton?

  23. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    That sux HotDogs, I dont think could stomach the Fox game cast, I usually stick with the MLB.com “gamecast” is I cant hear the audio, or watch the game. I usually trust the pitch count and Strike Zone on MLB.com more. Could be my disdane for Joe Buck.

  24. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Hello party people. Anyone else excited to watch Papi on the base paths?

  25. jeff

    May 22, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    What’s up guys. At the game tonight.

  26. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    So I am curious, where have all the trolls been saying how great the Mets might be if they werent injured? Could they be staying away because they are more healthy than the Phillies, yet still in last place? So much for injuries ruining a season.

  27. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    WOW!!! Hell of a catch by Werth

  28. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I think Papi might want to change his name to Molasis.

  29. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    ok well that was a crap load of pitches for the 2nd inning, but at least they didnt score.

  30. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    (turned on the Spanish audio for amusement…)

  31. jeff

    May 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Ryan is going deep

  32. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Mets fans only troll when their team is sniffing at 1st place…but seeing as how that won’t happen again for the rest of this season I guess we should be ok.

  33. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Zero patience.

  34. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    @Brian: still (slightly) less pitches-per-inning than Daisuke.

  35. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Now now Jeff, don’t get greedy.

  36. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    (the Spanish broadcast has so much fun with Raul’s name … hee hee)

  37. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Ibanez is putting one in the seats…

  38. teejvee

    May 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    cmonnnnn. This guy has a friggin 7+ era .
    How bout a big lead early? Hasn’t happened in forever….Well ain’t happenin tonight after those two pukeworthy ABS by howard and wer

  39. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Ed R. True. I find it amusing that they blame last season on Injuries ALONE, but have nothing to say about the Phillies being in First place, with JRoll, Blanton, Lidge, Happ, Madson, Schneider (a few more I believe) all on the DL at some point. Thats a pretty significant amount of starters on the DL to still be in first. Not a very good second inning overall. What is this do far, a 9 pitch inning? not even a baserunner.

  40. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    teejvee, remember the Phillies have a bad habit at making very good pitchers look bad (Santana, Sabathia a few others) while make bad pitchers (Daisy Duke, and a few others) look like Cy Young winners.

  41. jeff

    May 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Sorry. Crush dice k. He is overrated

  42. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Well at least we got another walk.

  43. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    The Phillies are AWESOME are driving up LOW ERA’s and lowering HIGH ERA’s. Dont know why. LOL.

  44. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Actually, it’s two 17-pitch innings in a row. But the PHils need to work him harder.

  45. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Our #3 and 4 starters, set up man, closer, starting SS and back up SS, as well as back up Catcher were all on the DL at the same point, at one point in this season.

    And yet, here we are…26-15.

  46. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Giving up hits to Dice K is pretty terrible.

  47. jeff

    May 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    How do u let him hit

  48. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    The pitcher singled. The bloody American League pitcher singled.

  49. jeff

    May 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Tee is just bored how bad the worst franchise mets are. They are so baddddd

  50. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    YES!! Way to turn the DP!

  51. Manny

    May 22, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Fu*k Fox.. can’t even watch the game..

    Even in Fox in Spanish, they ALSO have the Yankees-Mets game.

  52. HotDogs

    May 22, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    @Tracey…yes I am in the Scranton/WB area.

  53. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I lived in Wilkes-Barre for a year, near the VA hospital that overlooks the old Red Barons field.

  54. Heather

    May 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Anybody know where you can listen to the game online for free? I have been able to in the past but the one website I usually get on to appears to be down.

  55. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I’m watching the MLB At Bat, and this umpire has a very wide strike zone.

  56. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    @Heather: Not free, but MLB has an online audio that’s only $20 a year.

  57. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Gee I stepped away for a few minutes to grab dinner and the most eventful thing I missed was Daisy Duke grabs a hit. Gee. Honeslty I dont care about Daisy getting 1 hit. not a big deal, like I said earlier, even a blid squirrel can find a nut.

  58. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Yea, score’s still goose eggs.

  59. jeff

    May 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Ryan has to make those plays. Then he almost throws it away

  60. Eric

    May 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Hey #47, what does your name refer to? Just curious…

  61. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Raul really needs to play closer to the line. There’s too many hits getting through there.

  62. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Heather if you find that free site again, fill us in!

  63. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Is Ortiz really THAT freaking SLOW! Beltre hit a double, and he is stuck at 3rd? Or was it a near catch?

  64. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Argh

  65. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    PTB would have gunned him down.

  66. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    So much for the goose eggs.

  67. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Hell Ed R, isnt Pat the Bat available again? Wasnt he released from the Rays?

  68. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    College lore at my school holds that 47 is the most commonly occuring number in the universe. And it’s within the range for player numbers, so it’s usable.

  69. jeff

    May 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Raul has no arm. Big steroids looked safe. Howard did costs us

  70. Eric

    May 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Haha, I was wondering if that was it. Go Sagehens (’02!)

  71. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Kyle is throwing a lot of pitches early on. I dont mind the 1 run, we should overcome that but his pitch count is nearly in the 70s and its not quite the 5th

  72. Heather

    May 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    For the free games I go to http://www.freebaseballradio.com/PhiladelphiaMay.html

    I’ve had success in the past with WEJL and WMID but WEJL isn’t connecting for me today and WEJL is playing music, not the game.

    I know the MLB audio is only $20 but I already get the MLB extra innings on the TV and XM in my car…so I’m loath to shell out extra money for the odd Saturday when most of the time I’m covered.

  73. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    His velocity does not look to bad though

  74. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Ugh. We’re out of the inning, but the pitch count is way high.

  75. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Pomona College?

    And yes, Brian…PTB is available.

  76. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Time for the bats to get to work!

  77. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Look at the bright side, at least we arent losing 3-0 to a BAD team like the Yankees, who are under .500 for the month of May.

  78. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Funny meeting a fellow Sagehen here. 🙂 (’14)

  79. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I shell out the MLB money for the odd day game when I’m at work. Also, I like the At Bat to see the pitches, etc.

  80. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks Heather – I wonder if I will be able to pick it up at work – they ban high broad band & traffic.
    Cannot even try to listen now, have some music on in the background to soothe the ailing bats.
    Hits anyone???

  81. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Oh, and Kendrick’s pitch count is 71.

  82. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Same here Brooks, I cant access any “Streaming Radio”. It sucks.

  83. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Polanco walked, Brooks. Utley at bat.

  84. BurrGundy

    May 22, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Phillies are suffering from limp bats. Can’t win with limp bats.

  85. bureaucratist

    May 22, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    The first link on that site Heather gave is working.

  86. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I recall facing Daisy Duke last year in the IL play. Does anyone remember how we faired against him then? I dont think we hit him then either that I remember.

  87. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    @Burr: what we need is Viagra for bats.

  88. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Utley out on a deep fly. Polanco stuck at 1st.

  89. BurrGundy

    May 22, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    A NO HITTER SO FAR …..

  90. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    uh, on MLB.com, that looks like it was AT the wall, if not hit the wall, why didnt Polanco move up to 2nd?

  91. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    My MLB has Utleys ball like on the fence in deep left center

  92. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Brian…I can’t tell if your being sarcastic or not.

  93. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Howard out on another deep fly. Polanco still at first. Werth coming to the plate.

  94. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    No Im not. I cant see the game, I have to watch the MLB “gameday” on the computer, and the little red dot put the ball DEEP left at the wall. What happened. Seriously

  95. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Yes, Utley’s fly was at the warning track. Howard’s was not quite as close to the wall, but was dead center, deepest part of the field.

  96. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    C’mon Jay get us going

  97. MikeB.

    May 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    MLB.TV has a free preview this weekend of all of the inter-league games but there is a nationwide blackout of the video broadcast today because of the Fox Network TV Saturday broadcast of regional games so MLB.TV offers you the free audio of the Red Sox-Phillies game.

  98. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Brooks…Utley’s ball was caught with the guys back to the wall.

  99. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Ouch. Werth really needs to be more patient; he just swung at a ball in the dirt.

  100. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Well maybe those two DEEP fly balls will turn into something next time around.

  101. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Brian…I meant about your losing 3-0 comment to the Yankees.

  102. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Wild pitch. Polanco to second.

  103. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    It would have made it to the pansies if it was a little bit more to the left…

  104. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    no I wasnt joking. I dont like losing, but I would rather be losing 1-0 to a team like the Red Sox, then losing 3-0 to a bad team like the Mets.

  105. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Daisy Duke’s pitches are a mess; just let him walk you.

  106. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Fly to center; Polanco left on second. End of inning.

  107. BurrGundy

    May 22, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Howard is hitting a lot of deep flies to center for outs. Maybe he should eat more red meat and gain a few pounds to get the extra distance on those outs

  108. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    How ironic Brooks, because it appears before Utley and Howard hit them the Phillies were swinging like pansies. LOL

  109. NJ

    May 22, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Remember when people inside the game were talking about Dice-K like he was Ichiro…

  110. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Maybe the bat Viagra is kicking in.

  111. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Sometimes that extra weight wont help. Look at Prince Fielder. He is a FAT LARD, probably outweighs Howard by like 50-100 pounds, he has 2 less HR’s and less RBI’s.

  112. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Bur, Ryan worked so hard to lose those chubby cheeks – he’ll be alright.
    Brian, you’re right on about the Low ERA, we smash, high ERA we look anemic. Crazy and still no hits

  113. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Sox have a runner at 3rd, 1 out.

  114. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Usually I just pray for a run so we arent shut out. Crap tonight I am praying for damn hit so we dont get a no-hitter thrown against us.

  115. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Not that I dont think the Phillies will end up getting a hit or even a run, but so far this is kind of pathetic that we can ROCK this princess on the mound.

  116. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Come on KK.

  117. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    yikes, he walked the batter.

  118. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I dont even mind 2 runs in 5 innings – the Phils should be able to hit Dice K – although I dont think they ever have.

  119. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Ground ball anybody?

  120. erik

    May 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    i like most of you am stuck watching the new york filth on fox, while using gameday for the fightings. i just noticed something that bothers me about the mets and was wondering if anyone shares the same sentiment. directly behind home plate, the most seen screen image of any ball game, it says losmets.com and themets.com is off the screen down the first base line. i thought we lived in america. is omar that anti-american. f the mets

  121. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I think you are right Brooks. I think last season his ERA was the same if not worse than this season, and we still couldnt hit him. The thing that saved us last year was the rain that brought on a delay and took him out of the game.

  122. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Two outs and the runner is held at third. We could get out of this without giving up another run…

  123. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    sweet

  124. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    erik, honestly it does bother me as well. The other thing that bothers me, or at least makes me laugh, that for a city like NY when BOTH NY teams are playing each, they cant fill the ballpark. PATHETIC.

  125. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Tracey I hope you didnt kinx this!

  126. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    ugh. Raul couldn’t quite run that one out. Run scores.

  127. NJ

    May 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I don’t know why people rip on Howard so much now with all of the talk of Fielder or A-Gonz being expected to be better long-term values.

    I’ve a big skeptic of Howard since his MVP season but you look at what people said he had to do to be an elite player- Slim down, work on his D, gain better plate discipline, use all of the field…

    He’s done EVERYTHING asked of him, he’s clearly a team guy, people (mostly outside of Philly) go on about his size like he’s going to fall apart but he has NO injury history…

    The Howard deal is nowhere near as good value as the Halladay one sure but it’s nowhere near as bad as is being made out.

    He is the 2nd best 1st basemen in the game

  128. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Damn. So much for getting out of this inning.

  129. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    @Brian: (shudder)

  130. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I meant Jinx before.

  131. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Oh, yuck, another run scores. This one was down the right field side.

  132. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I saw him his first year in the ML, he pitched in the on deck series. His stuff did not look that impressive but he held the Phils in Check nonetheless – yes, it was April and Adam Eaton was pitching for the Phils…

  133. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Kendrick looks like he’s going to cry. (snicker) (dubee was having a little chat with him)

  134. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Not sure if there is still a bright side to this anymore. All though the Red Sox are a better hitting team than the Mets, and its the same score.

  135. jeff

    May 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    kendrick is just not a major league pitcher. This is not the pirates

  136. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    OK, someone wake Cholly

  137. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Charlie, it’s time to pull Kendrick. Two more runs scored.

  138. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    J.A Happ where are you?

  139. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Ah, here comes Charlie.

  140. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Holy crap

  141. Terri

    May 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    wow, and we don’t even have a hit.

  142. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Bastardo coming in. Doesn’t give me much more confidence. This seems like a good time for Figgy — lots of game left to go.

  143. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Pitching Change anyone? screw the bright side, this is a PATHETIC inning. However lets not forget the ONLY reason KK is pitching, and possible the only reason he is in the majors is because Happ is injured and Blanton started the season on the DL. If they were both healthy we would probably be watching Happ pitch for all we know.

  144. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    put in Chris Pronger!

  145. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Looks like KK is pitching like the 2009 KK again. uugghh

  146. NJ

    May 22, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Lets not get too down on Kendrick, this wasn’t a good one for him but he’s pitching more decent games than bad ones… He looks like he is close to breaking the back of that on the cusp of the majors status and could turn into a Jeff Suppan like pitcher by the time all’s done.

  147. erik

    May 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    i have a feeling about this, the fightings have flare for the dramatic, late innning comeback anyone?

  148. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Maybe they’ll put Figgy in to start the 6th…

  149. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    he didn’t pitch all that poorly. sox are just playing nl style baseball better than us tonite. can’t win’em all. we got roy halladay vs tim wakefield tomm. i like our chances to take the series. plus you never know, still a lot of game left tonite..

  150. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    plus raul, howard and kk himself made poor defensive plays too

  151. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    He looks like more of a long Reliever. He can get through 3 maybe 4 innings. He has had 2 really good outings before this, but he wasnt great to start the season overall.

    His ER’s this year are
    5, 6, 0, 5, 4, 0, 4, 2 before tonight. out of 8 starts he has 3 quality starts, 2 decent ones, and 3 bad ones.

  152. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    another long fly

  153. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    We have no hits, wonderful

  154. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    There is still alot of baseball left at least.

  155. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Ugh. Three quick pops and back to the field.

  156. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    first pitch reall. You couldnt take 1 freakin pitch?

  157. NJ

    May 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I think Kendrick right now is your prototypical 5th starter more than a long-reliever… Problem is people seem to now expect your 5th man to be a ‘2’ or a ROY candidate…

  158. Durb

    May 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I am blacked out on the game. Is this pitcher that good, or we kind of sucking?

  159. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    we look like what javier vazquez did to the mets last night, except they had a better chance and were only down 2

  160. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    The patience that helped to get two pretty long innings and alot of pitches has completely dies off, and they are swinging at almost anything.

  161. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    why are the hitters so impatient tonight?

  162. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    he’s kyle kendrick. that’s it. it’s not his fault the phillies were dumb enough to put themselves in the position in which he is such a vital piece to the starting rotation. ditto Moyer even though he’s pitching very well.

  163. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Well, so far Bastardo’s looking solid. Three pitch K.

  164. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    “prootypical 5th starter”? I disagree. What does that make moyer this season? And what made the difference to make Kendrick with numbers like that the “prototypical 5th starter” if Moyer had similar numbers last season at this point, and he “sucked” and the contract was a “complete waste of money”? If Moyer put up similar numbers last season, and he “sucks”, doesnt that then mean to most people Kendrick “sucks”? I dont think he is horrible, but I think he is a far better reliever then a starter over all.

  165. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    The ump has a funny strike zone tonight, which may be throwing things off.

  166. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Wow, Bastardo is looking good tonight…

  167. MikeB.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    NJ Says, Howard has improved his plate discipline somewhat but evidently still has some trouble with off-speed and breaking pitches. No doubt he has cut his strikeout rate but still has a good number of them.
    Whether Kendrick has major league talent or not is a good question but right now, appears that he does not have enough to beat teams like the Red Sox. Does not help either when your team does not give you early run support. Had this been a critical game later in the year, I would have pulled him before he faced J.D. Drew this last time. Drew is just too good of a hitter to expect Kendrick to get out with runners on base. Did anyone realistically expect Kendrick to shut down this Red Sox team?

  168. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Maybe we can at the very least avoid a 1,2,3 inning.

  169. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Well, at least the Bastard’s pitching well.

  170. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    who gets the first hit?? I say polly

  171. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    MikeB, overall Howard is an improved hitter. While yes it is early, his AVG is above .300, less strike outs then last year. I cant say I expect him to stay above .300 for the rest of the season, but I really cant say much about a player hitting over .300, with the other numbers he has.

  172. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    wow dobbs sucks

  173. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I thought he beat that….

  174. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    nope, he didn’t beat it.

  175. Jeff of Nova

    May 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Well it is safe to say that Dice K is really dealing today

  176. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    (sigh) three up, three down

  177. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    you’re kidding me right?? no-hit thur 6.

  178. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    This is incredible.

  179. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    no hit here we come

  180. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    no he’s not. i’ll give credit due when warranted. but Dice-K is not dealing. he’s leaving pitches (fbs) right over the heart of the plate.

  181. Terri

    May 22, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Dice K is in the zone. no hitter in the making.

  182. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    again first pitch? really? I know they may be strikes, but come on. What is Milt doing, telling these guy to swing at everything? I just have never agree with so many hitters swinging at first pitch. Overall when the Phillies show more patience, and at least take one pitch, they usually do better. Then they get games like this.

  183. NJ

    May 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    The reason i say Kendrick looks like he’s developing into a real number 5 is because that role is usually reserved for a guy who can pitch more decent than bad games or is a giant with filthy stuff being given a chance a la Daniel Cabrera. Kendrick doesn’t have the stuff but he is looking capable of giving you a decent start every 5 days but it’s easy to get fixated on the numbers to qualify how a guys pitching above the peripheral effect on the team. If your purely looking at numbers Kendrick’s ERA is only about 80pts behind Dan Haren.

    Long-relievers really aren’t part of winning teams now, it’s only really teams with weak rotations that seem to employ guys who routinely go past 2 innings each outing. The Phillies certainly don’t carry a long-reliever (although sure one guy make go past 2 innings in a pinch) because we rarely have the need for someone to go from say the 4th inning through to 8th in a lost game, in a slug-fest where the starters gone early your going to turn it over the set-up men as early as you can not leave in a ‘long man’ any longer than gets you to those guys.

    Moyer is that veteran a lot of teams like to stash at the back of the rotation because it allows them to focus elsewhere in the rotation knowing there’s a stable arm to round things out.

  184. MikeB.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Brian Sr. of CO says; yeah, I agree with you in regards to Howard and I like Howard but he still has the strikeout problems in critical situations as I am sure many sluggers like him do. So far this season, has shown much improvement offensively from last year.

  185. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    grrrrrrr

  186. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Repeat is correct. He isnt dealing that much, the Phillies offensde just comepletely 100% SUCKS tonight. Hell I can accept a loss, and I can even accept the occasional shut out, but I find it VERY hard to accept a no hitter from a pitcher like Dice-k.

  187. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    i agree kk seems to be getting his bleep together. and moyer has been outstanding!

  188. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    this is embarassing

  189. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    MikeB, I agree that it is a power hitter problem (well maybe except for you know who in Howards home town) but historically, with power hitters like Howard, you know what you are going to get. TONS of Strike outs, and TONS of RBI’s.

  190. BurrGundy

    May 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    We need to get the bench players some playing time and it’s good to see Bastardo pitch well and Figueroa get some pitching in. WE could not hit shit tonight. Our lineup looked awful. Let’s get the bench some playing time and start anew tomorrow. Hate to throw in the towel but we have some guys with serious rust on the bench.

  191. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I can probably think of a few other verbs to describe the offense tonight Brooks. LOL

  192. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Why did Charlie use Dobbs again? Why doesnt he use Gload all that often?

  193. The Second John

    May 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Wow.

  194. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    just a damn single, please. thats all I ask tonight a damn single. Is that asking alot?

  195. NJ

    May 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    MikeB- I agree there are areas Ryan still struggles but most ignore the fact Gonzo for example is worse than Howard in the areas Ryan really struggles against those lefties, Teix is a half a year player when Ryan turns up for the whole year (and bhas a pretty bad injury history). Howard is a far superior fielder to Miggy with much more consistent power and is far more likely to stay healthy than Prince…

  196. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    NJ…Figgy is a long reliever/spot starter. Now, he is carried because their rotation is kinda weak…KK, looking at you. But the Phillies do carry a long reliever.

  197. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Tomorrow I’m down to see the Good Doctor. I hope we can muster just a little offense

  198. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Is Daisy Dukes velocity picking up?

  199. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    give me a bleepin break!

  200. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    alright i give up. if we’re gonna lose let’s do it in style. d-k i’m rooting for you to finish the job. cn’t blv i just said that.

  201. Terri

    May 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    yea this is a no hitter. did you see that play.

  202. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Dice K had an ERA of 7.89 over all this season entering this game with an Away ERA of 12.54 and we have successfully lowered his ERA to 6.04. it will be UNDER 6 if they continue like this. really, lowering the ERA of a bum by almost 2 points?

  203. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Is everyone swinging for the fences tonight?

  204. The Second John

    May 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Way to take pitches guys.

  205. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Well, better to have the offense suck on a not-good Kendrick start than tomorrow. Or yesterday.

  206. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    we deserve to be no hit, if were gonna be like this tonight

  207. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Repeat, wash your mouth out (with beer is OK ) If I had tickets tonight I would be pissed and in my car by now – the Phils look like crap.

  208. BurrGundy

    May 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    sometimes getting humiliated is healthy for a team. Sounds crazy but it’s true.

  209. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    i have a friend that went tonight and told him i thought there would be lots of runs tonite ooops

  210. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Your just trying to make us feel better about being spanked Bur –

  211. NJ

    May 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Let me re-phrase right now we carry a longman because we have had 4 of the 12 or so pitchers on the DL, but all full strength we don’t really use anyone in that role.

    Durbin when he was signed, Condrey and even going back didn’t pitch as longmen and we are fortunate the last pitcher ends up pitching more middle relief a 2 innings in games were losing than the traditional insurance slash guy who pitches more than 2 innings in almost every game he doesn’t start, like say the Japanese guy the Mets are carrying.

  212. MikeB.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Can’t really complain too much about the outing by Kendrick tonight. If he would have gotten Beltre out in the fifth inning, he would have gotten out of the inning behind 3-0 instead of 5-0. Phillies offense has not showed up tonight just like in that frustrating 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh this past Tuesday. Is just really hard to understand why these guys show up one day and are gone the next. When they get a big offensive outburst, they play like they think that all of the runs they score in one game extend beyond that game and count in folowing games.

  213. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Sorry I disagree Repeat, I can never rout for him to no-hit the Phillies. his ERA started at 7.89, down to 5.97. he is NOT that good of a pitcher. Almost everyone I have talked to says, “you should be able to hit hit pretty hard. Oh well, but all I want is a single.Just an off night. Not overly concerned about the loss really. The Mets dont matter right now, the Marlins lost, and the Braves are winning, but what a surprise they are playing the Pirates. That being said, considering we would only score 1 run on the Pirates, I guess in the overall slump (I know they scored 5 runs yesterday) they are in right now, we shouldnt be surprised about thos so far. They are slumping. We said it last week against the lowly Pirates. They will break out of it. I would love to see them completely break out of it against the Mutts.

  214. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    2 things Sam – check out much earlier post by Brian – the higher our opponents ERA, the worse we seem to show – the lower, the better we do and the other thing – it needs to be warmer weather.

  215. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    1,2,3 inning coming up.

  216. NJ

    May 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Rule of thumb when supporting the Phillies- the offense is going to score runs in bunches like no other or the offense is going to go a week with more games played than runs scored…

  217. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    i hear ya brooks. but with the flyers beating those dirty little habs 3-0 earlier i’m in a good mood. look sometimes you just have to tip your hat and see if history is made. we got a guy going tomm that will no doubt eventually throw one in a phils uniform. Besides Philly made real history on Boston last week.

  218. ChuckS

    May 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    offense time!!!

  219. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Brian, 6 more outs buddy!

  220. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Brooks: yeah man, i don’t get it. We make those mediocre 5th starters look like fricken Cy Young. What is the deal

  221. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    swing and a an out watch,

  222. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    nothing but FB to Ibanez so far… here comes the dirt

  223. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    OK our first base runner in 3 innings! rock and roll.. (I’m tryin Brian!)

  224. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    simply amazing, 4 walks, no hits. Can we trade one of the walks for a single? Chooch I think will be under .300 tomorrow. 🙁 oh well.

  225. The Second John

    May 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Anything but a DP ruiz.

  226. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    It wouldnt be as bad but my co-worker is a Yankees fan and always talks about how BAD Dice K. It doesnt help that they just pointed out that the last no hitter was 1978. Thanks Joe Buck, Have I ever said just how much I HATE HATE HATE Joe Buck?

  227. Terri

    May 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I can’t believe this.

  228. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Wow…this is really going to happen isn’t it?

  229. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    MF@

  230. NJ

    May 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    For those feeling really bad about KK right now this’ll make you feel better about him in the rotation…

    Pitchers with an ERA worse than KK-
    Josh Beckett, Gavin Floyd, Edwin Jackson, Aaron Harang, Jake Peavy, Scott Feldman, Ben Sheets,,,

    Pitchers with an ERA no better than 1 run better than KK’s 5.66-
    Derek Lowe, Aaron Cook, Randy Wolf, John Lackey, Joel Pinero, Scott Baker, Bronson Arroyo, Dan Haren, Rich Harden, Zach Duke…

  231. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    wow

  232. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    are you Fing kidding me? Can we stay on the damn base at all. Thats the second time we did that.

  233. The Second John

    May 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    and……… its a DP

  234. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Wow this blows. maybe this is what we need haha

  235. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    yes it is going to happen. The Philadelphia Phillies are going to be COMPLETELY humiliated by a BAD pitcher, and we will have TONS of trolls because the Mets are winning, and EVERYONE will be talking about this for, for the next week.

  236. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you Juan Castro.

  237. Tracey

    May 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    WHEW! At least we’re not no-hit.

  238. Terri

    May 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    YES A HIT!!!

  239. ChuckS

    May 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    thank God

  240. The Second John

    May 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    How about that?

  241. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    he should’ve had that sh*t! hehe…

  242. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    YAHHHOOOOOOOOOO

  243. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    HIT HIT HIT HIT HIT HIT HIT HIT! Kiss my big ole butt Dice K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  244. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    CASTRO!!!!!!!
    We got a hit!!

  245. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    aaahhhh a base hit!!!!!!!!!

  246. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    PHEW lol, you guys think if jimmy was here we would have done better tonight

  247. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Ok, so at least we only have to stomach a shutout against a bad pitcher. Wow RISP.

  248. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Except they won’t.

  249. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    These poor guys coming in off the bench really dont have a chance. Gload may be a good player but if he doesnt play, what do we see?

  250. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    So can we give Castro the Ashburn for getting 1 single? (Im trying to have a sense of humor). Considering if the Phillies do the same thing tomorrow, Doc will lose two starts in a row. They better stop and think, “we have one of the top 3 pitchers in baseball, lets not drive him away.”

  251. Sam

    May 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    yeah i agree brooks, gload is a good player, but he isn’t used enough, i say he gets dobbs at bats, and we bring up somebody from lehigh valley

  252. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Brooks I agree. Gload would be better if Charlie would use him more often. He is the best bench player we have, and Charlie insists on using Dobbs and Ben Fran (still cant believe he left 6 on base against the freakin Pirates.)

  253. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Castro better get the Ashburn.

  254. ChuckS

    May 22, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I have absolute no confidence in any pinch hitters.

  255. MikeB.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Talking about Chooch, he has struggled at the bat since returning from that knee ligament strain or whatever it was. Darn injuries always seem to throw these players off when they return.

  256. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    In all fairness…who sits so Gload can play? Ibanez? Polly? Howard? Werth?

    With the exception of Ibanez, Id rather see those other guys play.

    But I do understand and completely believe that a good PH needs to get serious playing time to actually be a useful PH.

    See Dobbs in 07, Stairs in 08 and Gload in 09.

  257. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Wow Joe Buck just could shut up about the Phillies being no-hit, then the no-hitter ends and BARELY ANYTHING mentioned by him. If he isnt by far the WORST Sport Announcer to EVER live, I dont know who is. I live him as much as I like the you know who’s.

  258. ChuckS

    May 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    We can sign Burrell for what? $250,ooo? Lets go Rube

  259. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Well I dont know about sitting someone for Gload to play, I mean give him more At Bats than Dobbs and Ben Fran. Those two are getting the majority of PH’s.

  260. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    FYI, Pirates scored 2. With a little luck, we could only lose one game in the standings to the Mets tonight. LOL

  261. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Herndon cannot throw a freaking strike, it seems.

  262. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    No Herndon can throw A strike, but thats probably about it. The rest of them are usually swings and fouls. LOL

  263. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Burrell would cost 400,000 K.

  264. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Good one, Brian of CO.
    Now if we could score at least on run this inning to kill the shutout…

  265. ChuckS

    May 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Burrell would be pro-rated right?

  266. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Ok, so it looks like the last batter tonight (I wont even both using the term “hitter” after tonight) will be Utley. Oy Vey. I wonder if Charlie will say something. Its not like its time to worry about the season, but this is down right embarrasing.

  267. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Wait…we did get a hit right?

    So why the No hit talk?

  268. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Number 47, lets forget about a run, lets just hope for 1 more freaking hit.

  269. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Im guessing so Ed R, because Joe Buck decided shut hit his big fat mouth about the Phillies get no-hit.

  270. Number 47

    May 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Good idea.

  271. The Second John

    May 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Offense for Jeltz?

  272. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Why in the hell did Francona take Daisy Duke out of the game

  273. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    No Chuck..because the Rays outrighted Burrell then they are on the hook for his entire salary. But, if someone signs him then he is owed 400,000 from his new team and his full salary minus 400,000 K from the Rays.

  274. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Not that matters… Phils bats are just off tonight

  275. ChuckS

    May 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    okay, thanks, we should still sign him

  276. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I say Castro for the Ashburn. This is so embarrasing that we should give it to him. I mean really, the last time the Phillies were No-hit was 1978. even with all of those losing seasons between 80, and 08.

  277. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    for 400k, I would sign Burrell.

  278. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Brian I hear what you are saying but to be an effective PH you have to get real playing time. The year Dobbs was an awesome PH he played a lot for an injured Pedro Feliz. He also played RF a bit as well.

    When Stairs was traded here in 08 and was solid, he was the full time DH in Toronto before getting traded.

    When Francisco was traded here last year he was the 4th OF in Cleveland but got a lot of playing time due to injuries, he had over 300 AB’s when he came here.

    And Gload last year even as a PH still managed 230 AB’s due to playing for guys being hurt or actually getting use.

    Charlie has never been good about getting his bench playing time…now in his defense, when you have Vic, J-Roll, Utley, Howard, Werth, Polly, etc….I wouldn’t be quick to give them rest either.

  279. MikeB.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Ibanez has been hovering for awhile in the .240’s BA range. Maybe should platoon with Ben Francisco. Burrell’s problem is that he has nothing going for himself to attract the attention of other teams; is struggling at the plate and as we all know, does not run well. If the Phils signed Pat The Bat, what to do with Francisco?

  280. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Hooray, its finally over. Tomorrow we bring in the doctor to make it all better. Right Brian, Burrgundy, Chuck, Heather, Tracey, Ed and all the other Phaithful?
    The good doctor is in the house!

  281. ChuckS

    May 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    We can leave Ben on the side of the street for all i care, he can take Dobbs with him too.

  282. BurrGundy

    May 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Joe Buck is the Tim McCarver who never played baseball. I wonder what he would be doing if his papa was not a famous announcer. He just wubs me the wong way, or so Elmer Fudd would say.

  283. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    sounds a silly maybe, but i ‘m saying tomm is a must win. the Phillies gotta start winning these inter-l series at home.

  284. ChuckS

    May 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I’ll be at work tomorrow, So score some Runs for Roy and try not to let him throw 300 pitches

  285. MikeB.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Right Brooks! Hopefully the doctor will make it all better tomorrow. The Phillies offense has to show up though against that knuckle-baller Tim Wakefield who is about how old—50?

  286. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    The Doc was brought in to save us from having to lose a series or at worst, stop the bleeding…tomorrow he has to help us win the series…at home…hopefully the offense shows up for him.

  287. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    wow. I thought I was watching the 2000 Phillies. Hmm. well at the very least, maybe near hsitory will repeat itself. Meaning the last time the Phillies were no hit, was 1978. in 1978 they won the NL East. Funny thing is in 1976 and 1977 the Phillies won 101 games in each season, but didnt go past the NL East. Either way, at some point in the near future they break out of this make a team look REALLY REALLY bad. Honestly more than likely they will step out of first place again for a week or maybe two, but hopefully will get back in, and win the NL East for the 4th straight year, which has NEVER happened for the Phillies. They won in 76, 77 and 78 then 80 then 83.

  288. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Anything can happen in baseball. I’m convinced of that. Even Brett Meyers shut down the ‘mighty’ Rays yesterday.
    Tomorrow will be a win! I dont think Roy takes to losing 2 in a row. And there is no way the Phils will sputter like this on offense again, rain or not.
    (Damn I hope I’m right)

  289. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    what does brrrllllllllll bring to an nl sqad? not very much. but having another rh bench bat other than B-fan/castro is really needed. what the heck happened to John Mayberry jr. the only diff between the nl east coming down to the last week/weekend and running away from the so-so other div foes is about 5 more wins during inter0l.

  290. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Why so much faith in Ben Fran Mike B? Last year, maybe, this year, not so much. Problem with tomorrow is we are going against a knuckleballer. Can the Phillies actually hit a knuckleballer? Whats his ERA? If his ERA is 7+ I call lose, if its under 7, we have a chance. LOL.

  291. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I have never wanted to see Jeter want to hit a hoem run so much in my life. LOL.

  292. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I wonder what Charlie’s post game speech his to his team? I am hoping something like this:

    “Well you bunch of Mary’s, you were one bloop f’ing single by our back up short stop away from getting no hit by a guy whose era actually made me reminisce about the days of Adam Eaton. Seriously…one hit? One friggin hit? I could have lost another 20 pounds on nutrisystem waiting for you guys to pull your heads out of your a$$es.

    Tomorrow the Doc is on the hill. Now in case you didn’t know, the Doc is a pitcher…he pitches. He can’t fix your hitting woes…and if I recall last time the Doc made a house call you all were off in la la land while a guy whose name I can’t even remember that’s how good he is, managed to let you guys get one run off him. You all better show up tomorrow or Monday I’m starting Castro, Valdez, Hoover, Gload, Dobbs, Francisco, Billmeyer and Lopes and maybe then we can manage to score some runs. Now hit the showers, and try to remember to take off your dresses off before you leave the locker room.”

  293. MikeB.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Would be great if the Phils could even win half of the 18 inter-league games that they play this year but it will be tough—-4 more games against Boston, 3 against the Yanks and 3 each against Minnesota and Toronto with Cleveland being the weakest foe for the other 3 games.

  294. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    CLASSIC Ed R. I agree maybe he should start Lopes! LOL.

  295. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    And the Facebook status for the night. “THANK GOD FOR THE FLYERS!”

  296. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Amen Brian. Amen. Thank God for the Flyers!!

  297. Brooks

    May 22, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I wonder what the Phils overall record is vs the junior league
    We know the Phils are too good to let this kind of crap happen too frequently. They will respond, starting tomorrow.

  298. MikeB.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Brian Sr. of CO; nothing special with Francisco. Just the thought that maybe platooning with Ibanez and getting to play more would bring his bat alive. Would be fine with me if they brought Burrell back and packaged Francisco up with another minor leaguer or two in a swap for another good relief pitcher. Burrell is probably going to need some batting rehab in Florida for awhile.

  299. Jeff

    May 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I would keep jroll our for a couple months. that injury will never heal and we need him for late in the season.

  300. Repeat!

    May 22, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    great post edr. the flyers were amazing today. the final score could’ve easily been 6-0.

  301. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I can see your point MikeB! Jeff agreed!

  302. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    DAMN YANKEES. PLENTY of scoring opps in the 8th and 9th against that classless ignorrant POS “K-Rod” and only 1 run.

  303. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Honeslty, if I had to choose between 1 run tomorrow and a loss, and sweeping the Mets scoring 7 runs a game, OR 7 runs tomorrow and a win, and taking only 1 from the mets, and scoring 4 a game, I would choose a loss tomorrow ANY day of the week just to sweep the Mutts!

  304. Ed R.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Brian…I’ll take a pennant over beating the Met’s anyday…but if I can have both then that’s good too.

  305. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    True that!

  306. Choo Choo Coleman

    May 23, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Joe Buck should have his mouth duct taped. His pretenious insincere deliveries and his completely out of tune feel for baseball are insultingly enraging to fans of the teams he tries to comment on. I like many others find alternative sources of audio when I watch telecasts he is announcing. McCarver in his old age has also become overly pretenious. But at least he did have a long playing career that included World Series participation and having the distinction of being Steve Carlton’s designated catcher during his tenure with the Phillies. For some added McCarver bashing, he was a notoriously despised by fellow players for being a flagrant ass kisser of mangement during the early years of his playing career with the Cardinals.

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