2010 Game Recaps

Blue Jays Beat Phillies 5-1

Cole Hamels did not have his stuff today and the Phillies dropped one to the Blue Jays by a score of 5-1.

King Cole lasted just four innings and coughed up five runs on seven hits, including three homeruns. He has allowed 18 dingers this season, second place in the NL alongside former Phillie Randy Wolf. (Come to think of it, how much different would this rotation be with the leader of the Wolf Pack instead of Cole? They have similar numbers on the season, though Wolf makes an extra $2 mil.) The Blue Jays, who despite having the lowest batting average in the American League, lead the majors in homers. No wonder they jumped at the chance to play at the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park.

Jays pitcher Shaun Marcum improved his record to 7-3 as his changeup baffled the Phillies bats through six. His only blemish was a Ryan Howard solo shot, his 15th of the season. Jayson Werth went hitless with three strikeouts; and it seems more and more that Jayson either has a monster night or an ice-cold one.

One bright spot on the evening was the Phillies bullpen. Nelson Figuroa dealt three strikeouts in his two innings of relief and appeared to have a strong command of Blue Jays batters. After a scoreless inning by Danys Baez, Mike Zagurski retired another three in his second appearance of the season.

Chase Utley was burned for this ninth error of the season when he threw a ball away in the fourth. Chase is struggling not just at the plate but in the field as well. It might not be something of immediate concern, but defense has always been a staple of recent Phillies teams – led by The Man.

Jamie Moyer takes to the hill tomorrow afternoon in the rubber match of this road series for the Phillies. It will be the final interleague game of the regular season.

17 Comments

17 Comments

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  2. LOLPHILLIES

    June 27, 2010 at 12:33 am

    They are never gonna catch up to the Braves!

  3. Polishprince171

    June 27, 2010 at 12:46 am

    What game were you watching Brian. That Utley error was because Gload totally missed the ball and Utley is batting .419 in his last 8 games.

  4. THE BRAVES RULe

    June 27, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Sorry philly fans. This is not your year. Your offense can score 50 runs one game and none the next. Outside of Doc your pitching staff is very very funny. they stink boys.

  5. Greg

    June 27, 2010 at 3:24 am

    So Braves fans, where were you when you were in Last Place? I’d suggest remembering very quickly, because you’ll be back there within a month.

  6. bacardipr05

    June 27, 2010 at 4:56 am

    RAJ didnt do enough to improve this team weakness i think….im sure some type of deal will be made arond all star..but what is it a Starter a Reliever or ???

  7. RobertOrr34

    June 27, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Aha! Has anyone else noticed the only time these Braves and Mets fans come onto this site to talk $hit to us is when their teams chance into a victory and we just so happen to lose???
    They were totally absent the last 4 nights after games (all Phillies wins), now they make their triumphant return oh-so-coincidentally on the day we lose. AND no Mets fans today, because they lost. So we just get Braves fans since they managed to win a game. Oh well, F*ck ’em, they aren’t worth the time of day, I just get so annoyed because I see them in person so much, and god do I hate having to deal with these Braves fans everyday at work. I live in Richmond, which used to have their Triple A team, so there’s plenty of A-Braves hicka$$ fans around here. But as far as the web goes, though, I sure as heck know that I won’t take time out of my schedule just to go perusing on ANOTHER team’s site besides my team’s during the playoffs when we’re playing and they aren’t, just like each of the last 3 years. So, in summation, my thoughts on Craplanta:
    Screw Chipper he needs to retire, Glaus is going to remember that he’s Troy Glaus pretty soon, and all these morons that say “that greaseball Utley is not a better 2B than Martin Prado” can go back to being related to their mom and sister in 2 different ways. Braves pitchers have waaaay outperformed almost all of their career precedents so far, so when they start playing like themselves again I hope they can look back on this time in May/June and fondly recall what it was like to look down at the rest of the division.

  8. teejvee

    June 27, 2010 at 6:55 am

    The starting AS team SHOULD be:

    c-McCann
    1b-Pujols
    2b- Prado
    ss-Reyes
    3b-Rolen
    Of-Hart
    Of-Upton
    OF-Ethier

  9. The Dipsy

    June 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I, for one, have had it with interleague play and I’m glad to be done with it for the year. The reason I don’t like it is because it creates an unnatural inequity each year in the schedules for each team. Team X (our competition) can play the Sisters of the Poor while we run a gauntlet of WS contenders. Who’s the genius who selected the Yankees, Red Sox, Twins, Blue Jays and Indians for us? In addition to teams having vastly divergent degrees of difficulty in terms of their interleague schedules, it also dilutes each teams’ opportunities to play teams within their own division because they have less opportunities to play them, which is wrong. I am for a completely balanced schedule. Always have been. That said, if you’re HAVE to do interleague ( and they do, cha-ching), do it like the NFL does (by preceding years W-L records) and not by “geographical desirability” to promote rivalries, which also happens to be NOT FAIR. I’m not bitchin’ but I’m bitchin.

    The Dipsy

  10. George

    June 27, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I, too, have had it with the interleague money grubbing. Interleague is appropriate only twice during the year: the All Star Game and the World Series.

  11. psujoe

    June 27, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I have no problem with interleague play, but I agree with Dipsy that it needs to be equitable. The big problem is that the divsions don’t have the same number of teams which is a$$anine. If every divsion has 5 teams you just rotate divsions every year like the NFL.

  12. NJ

    June 27, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I think us fans gripe about the schedule more than the players and I don’t think interleague greatly unbalances the schedule. If interleague affects your W/L column to such a great extent you miss the playoffs then there are always other points in the season that were probably a great reason. I think especially for a team like the Phillies it’s a real wake-up call facing teams like the Sox, Yanks, Twins at that point in the season your just trying to get through the schedule.

    Simple answer is win, most of us keep saying the NL isn’t an inferior league when all’s said and done so it should just be another game on the schedule.

  13. teejvee

    June 27, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Looks like we’re getting “Team Choke” today.

    Brutal first inning vs a guy who hasn’t been able to get ANYbody out.

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  15. John

    June 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    World Cup gets so much more exciting in the knockout stages.

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