Gameday: Phillies (32-29) at Yankees (40-23) – Phillies Nation
2010 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (32-29) at Yankees (40-23)

Philadelphia Phillies (32-29) at New York Yankees (40-23)

Roy Halladay, RHP (8-4, 1.96 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia, RHP (6-3, 4.01 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Yankee Stadium
Weather: Clear, 70
TV: MyPHL 17/MLB Network
Twitter: @philliesnation

World Series re-match? Check. All-World pitching duel? Check. Two of the best teams in baseball going head-to-head? Wait…

We all believe in our heart of hearts that the Phillies are one of the elite teams in all of baseball. Now’s the time to show it. What better way to do so than to send Roy Halladay out there to slap the Yanks around.  After all, Doc owns the Bronx Bombers over his career. In 35 career starts as part of the Blue Jays, Halladay has an 18-6 record with a 2.84 ERA.  He’s worked his magic over NYY in 247 career innings. But as we all know, shutting down the opposition hasn’t really been a problem.

Perhaps the Phils have a case of run-scoring amnesia. They’ve straight-up forgotten how to cross home plate.  They’d better un-forget quickly or this could be another lost series, just as the Boston set was.  New York can score with the best of ’em.  The three teams at the top of the AL East lead the Majors in runs scored (NYY-355, BOS-353, TB-333). The Phils rank (GASP!) 20th in all of baseball. I know we all keep talking about them breaking out of this slump, but this is seriously getting rather old.

CC Sabathia will be the man in charge of making the Phillies look foolish. Can they buck the trend against their old foe? Sabathia is familiar with the Phils, but it’s Chase Utley who has given him nightmares.  In Utley’s 5-homer World Series against New York, three came off of Sabathia. It’s not a dream matchup for Chase, however, his track record speaks for itself against the Yankees ace.

He’ll get to prove he’s the same guy from the World Series last year in the second spot of the Phils lineup. Charlie Manuel has shifted the order a bit, check it out below:

LINEUP: Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Polanco 3B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Francisco DH, Castro SS, Ruiz C (Halladay P)

Your Gameday Beer: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

This is odd, yet kind of cool at the same time. It was once a drink for lactating mothers way, waaay back when.  Sam Smith makes a damn good beer and this one an has a nice, silky texture, with a bittersweet finish. A four pack of this stuff will run you about $10-12 but it’s well worth it.  It shouldn’t be served too cold either – the temp should be about 55 degrees.  Eat it with Italian food or a nice Tuna Steak and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. – By Pat

Go Phillies!



  1. The Second John

    June 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Hopefully the Phills can win tonight, and win 2 out of three, after they ended Boston on a relatively high note.

    Here’s a comment I read on CSN Philly:
    “I would trade Werth for Lee OR Oswalt so fast it’s make your head spin. I really thing Mayberry can give them what Werth is. Brown too, but he’s another LH bat. I’d like to see Brown replace Raul. I read somewhere, that last yr this time he had 22 homers to the 4 he has now. Wow, what a dropoff.”


  2. Chris

    June 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    DAY 25:

    It seems like it may never end. I’m hopeful since Halladay has always played well against the Yankees, and the Phillies have always hit Sabathia. 1 hour 10 min. til game time…we’ll see…..

  3. The Second John

    June 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    BTW, please ignore the trolls that will be coming our way tonight.

  4. Don M

    June 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I like the Utley 2nd, Polanco 3rd shift in the batting order …. make Chase concentrate on just making contact and playing small ball if needed

    Polanco already does that, so against a lefty (hopefully with Victorino on 2nd).. Polanco can try to drive a ball into the gap and get the offense going again!

  5. Manny

    June 15, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Didn’t Chase hit 5 homers (not 6)? Can’t remember right now, but 5 is the number stuck in my head.

  6. Manny

    June 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Ditto Don.

  7. Brian Michael

    June 15, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I’ll be on patrol.

  8. phillyboy

    June 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    manny 5 seems like the # i remember

  9. Bart Shart

    June 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    If the Phils hit, they should beat Sabbathia. They have had decent luck in the past. Let’s see if the slump is over. In my mind, this is a really big series for the Phils.

  10. Pat Gallen

    June 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    5 was the number I switched it. Thanks for noticing the error.

  11. psujoe

    June 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Good point Don, call Charlie.

    Price vs Kawakami in the the Braves/Rays game tonight. I like that matchup.

  12. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    @ second john : i would trade werth for lee in a second if i could. I know we have all beat the Lee thing to death , but lets face it , theres no way even if the bats come around we can win the world series with just roy and cole ( unless roy pitches 3 games in a 7 game series ). The other thing is , the METS are gonna go after LEE hard. Thats our worse nightmare! Enough salary was coming off after next year to keep LEE. This was the best chance of a dynasty this team ever had. Pitching , Pitching , Pitching ! With HALLADAY , LEE , HAMELS we would have had best 1,2,3 in baseball. I apologise to everyone for beating this dead horse but i”ll never be over it. At 47 years old i’ve seen enough Phils baseball to know it was a one in a lifetime chance of dominance for years. IF THE METS DO GET HIM I’LL LOSE MY MIND !

  13. Manny

    June 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Winning this series could be the thing that wakes this team up. We got a solid chance with Doc on the mound. LETS GO PHILLIES

  14. phillyboy

    June 15, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    LETS GO PHILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    and the offense starts off with a bang. fire cholly, fire milt, get rid of the big piece and the new beard. they have no heart…cheaters.

  16. phillyboy

    June 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm


  17. phillyboy

    June 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm


  18. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    there you go howie baby. you waste of 125 million. ENJOY HIS CONTRACT.

  19. teejvee

    June 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    another weak nothing popup and another triple brutal k by Howard

  20. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    lol….jason you are just so scary without cheating. waste.

  21. Ed R.

    June 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Just curious…why can’t the Phillies win the World Series with just Roy and Cole? In 08 we won with just Cole, last year we lost because we had just Cliff. Two guys might be enough to get it done, it should be, especially with the way Cole is pitching.

    But that is all assuming this team gets back to hitting the way they used too.

  22. phillyboy

    June 15, 2010 at 7:37 pm


  23. Ed R.

    June 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    And ballgame.

  24. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    whoooooo babbbbby., you guys stink. you and your overrated doc

  25. Pol

    June 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    With the way the Phils are hitting, the channel will probably be changed when the basketball game starts.


  26. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    you got that right eddy babby. no more cheating no more winning.

  27. Kate

    June 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Those bad calls at the plate really hurt.

  28. NJ Phils Fan

    June 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    @yankeesrule dude, do you have issues? if you want to say something at least say something that makes sense.

  29. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Phillies are just plain horrible. Makes sense.

  30. teejvee

    June 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Face it Roy. You are pitching for the WOM.

    Worst Offense Majors.

    This is how ERAs balloon as pitchers lose their focus when they know it’s a done deal already in the second.

  31. Ed R.

    June 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Cheating has nothing to do with why they aren’t winning but whatever. Go back to being an uneducated front runner it suits you.

  32. Terri

    June 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    we can’t even count on Roy

  33. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    doc stinks. lol

  34. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    front runner. lol yankee fan all my life baby. kendrick and moyer. oh my

  35. Terri

    June 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    WTF? Is Jamie Moyer out there??

  36. Ed R.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Well at least now I can find something entertaining to do for the next two hours of my night.

  37. Dave

    June 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Game over. With Kendrick and Moyer up next, I’m thinking the Phils get swept.

  38. ChuckS

    June 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    phils get no hit as well?

  39. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    @ yankeesrule : what exactly is there to be proud ? Whats so hard about buying a team of all stars. You dont see them grow through the organization ( except for a few exceptions , jeter of course ). I want to have mature discussion about this ( hopefully your an adult , we’ll see ).
    The yankees of the late 90″s had alot more homegrown players. I had alot more respect for them. I’m not saying a team shouldn’t have a few free agents if they can afford them , our payroll is like #5 i think , but we watched this team grow up. When u look at your roster and see who was bought the last 5 years , whats so hard about just writing checks? And i’m tired of the title bragging , 20 of those titles came before 1962 , most when theyre werent that many teams , and the yankees paid the most back then too. I’m just saying if my team had the money advantage the yankees have i wouldn’t complain , but i would acknowledge the playing field is not even close to even , and admit we bought our success instead of earning it through drafting and finding diamononds in the rough like the phillies , rays , braves of the 90’s etc. If the PHILLIES had yankee resources we would have kept cliff lee , but we dont. I hope one day MLB gets a salary cap , then we’ll see what the mighty yankees do when they cant just buy a team of allstars.

  40. scott in d.c.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Cellar, here we come.

  41. Chris

    June 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Yankees own the shit phillies. Bandwagon phillies fans WATCH A REAL TEAM PLAY! without their best player on the field!!


  42. tim

    June 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    where is cliff lee when you need him????

  43. AGH

    June 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Good try, Roy! Get ’em next time, fellas. Orange slices for everyone!

  44. Glutenous

    June 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    A sweep is definately on the horizon. We will be lucky to take one from the twins. Last place is coming quick. Hurts. So much more when you don’t see it coming. At least it used to not be a dissapointment because we knew the phils would be bad. Its just plain hard to watch or even listen to right now. Shut off my radio after that last homerun.

  45. NJ Phils Fan

    June 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    to all my fellow Phillies fans. please don’t write anything else until the scum that is with us leaves (that means you yankees dude)

  46. Kate

    June 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Oy, vey.

    There’s still time for the bats to wake up.

    If Halladay was a prima donna like half the Yankees, he’d be wanting to murder the home plate ump right now. But Halladay owns his stuff.

    Lucky break, Chase.

  47. ChuckS

    June 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    does anyone else not care if Swisher’s bat broke?

  48. Terri

    June 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    at least this won’t be a no hitter

  49. Kate

    June 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Way to hustle, Utley.

    Was Sabathia nuts trying to catch that ball like that? He’s lucky he didn’t do some damage!

  50. ChuckS

    June 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I don’t know if I can take this run not scoring.

  51. Ed R.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    The fact that Swisher hit a bomb while breaking his bat is fairly impressive.

  52. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    are you crazy miked. first off jeter, rivera, posada, bernie, joba, robby, all home grown. stop man. the players like arod we do whats in the rules. we win. giving howard who is a waste 125 million is just plain dumb. two years left on his contract. his numbers will decline with age. he is in his 30s. your gm destroyed your team. no questions. giving howard and rollins those contracts. not upgrading your pitching. getting rid of lee for crap. gving drabek away. bringing in raul the steorid man. your bullpen is a joke. no closer. your manager makes bad moves. werth is another one you will give money too and he will kill you.

  53. ChuckS

    June 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    he didn’t strikeout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. NJ Phils Fan

    June 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Way to go Jayson!

  55. Ed R.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Looked like Polly could have scored there but maybe not.

  56. Kate

    June 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I’ll take one run. Keep it going. Small ball, boys. Just keep up the small ball.

  57. Ed R.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Actually yanks fan….look at the numbers, the bullpen is not a joke at all.

  58. NJ Phils Fan

    June 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm


  59. Ed R.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Nice job Ibanez. Way to work a count and get your pitch.

  60. Kate

    June 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Come on, boys!

    Ben Francisco treat?

  61. ChuckS

    June 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    we have a pulse

  62. Kate

    June 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Even if we don’t catch up, we’re back in this game.

  63. AGH

    June 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Why would Charlie bat Castro ahead of Chooch?

  64. Chris

    June 15, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    CC does his best to give it all back, yet it’s still 5-3. How sad.

  65. scott in d.c.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:36 pm


  66. AGH

    June 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Attaboy, Raul. No need to take a strike there.

  67. yankeesrule

    June 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    2-0 COUNT and basesloaded. he swings. come on juice boy

  68. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    @ yankees rule —- i know some guys are real yankees , and i know its in the rules , but who else can bring in burnett , teixeria, sabathia , vasquez , within 2 years .Not to mention , a-rod, damon (gone)this list goes on. No other team every year can just go get the best free agents available. The PHILLIES only recently have had a top 5 or six payroll , but 140 million is not over 200 million. And we drafted howard,hamels,utley,rollins, etc. My father is from the bronx and is 70 yrs old. He loved the torre yankees , cause of what i said earlier about those teams. He still loves the yankees , but he doesn’t have anywhere near the affection the last 5 years like he did then. He doesn’t get as much joy cheering for these yankees .He also admits something has to be done for the sake of the game. Look whats gonna happen to the RAYS after this year , they put the work into finding all those great players , and they’ll be gone. The yankees are the only team that dont have to worry about making any mistakes in drafting etc , cause they can always cut bait and get the checkbook out. And please dont say stupid stuff about our players , come on dude , Ryan Howard had just about the best ( if not the best ) first 4 years in history. Have some respect.

  69. scott in d.c.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Hmm. How many more chances are we gonna get?

  70. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    i never want to here about cheap home runs at CBP , rf at yankee stadium is a bigger joke

  71. Roseanne Barr

    June 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Ya’ll are not winning this game !! Braves pick up a half game without playing one !! Soo sad ! Ha ! Ha !

  72. Chris

    June 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Well Doc certainly put another hurting on the yankees in game one of the “big” series between the team with the best record in baseball and the team that is behind the Mets in third place in the awful NL East.

    The phillies are quite a franchise.


  73. Scott in D.C.

    June 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Beat me to it, miked63.

  74. Roseanne Barr

    June 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Awful NL East !?! For you not for us ! Have the third best record in baseball buddy !!

  75. Brooks

    June 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Doc is not doing well at all but I have seen some promise from the offense – as long as Cholly doesn’t leave him in for a 7 or 8 run shellacking. I never liked Ganderson –

  76. AGH

    June 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    “Take a strike” is a purely theoretical concept to this team. I wonder if they realize they’re trailing by three runs in the late innings?

  77. Repeat!

    June 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    and the fond memories of the 2008 WFCs continue to fade away…..

  78. AGH

    June 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Rearranging the pitching rotation::rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.

    I’m glad Amaro’s being “paid to worry.” I know a lot of people who are doing it for free.

  79. Chris

    June 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Phillies are like the Richard Crenna character in The Flamingo Kid. He wins at gin all summer by cheating, then gets busted and loses it all.

  80. ChuckS

    June 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Phillies may be losing, at least they haven’t been humiliated

  81. ChuckS

    June 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm


  82. Bart Shart

    June 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I honestly thought we would have done much better. Now I am concerned that we are in serious trouble in this series. We just don’t look good at all. “Watch Kendrick and Moyer surprise everyone with stellar performances.” Yeah. That’s what I’ll tell myself

  83. Brooks

    June 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I think the Phils are 7 down in a row now.

  84. Terri

    June 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    this team is going to be out of contention by the all stars break

  85. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    @ chris ——– awful nl east ? ——- do your homework before you come on a blog with intelligent fans please . Florida and washington just dipped under 500 , last week nl east was the only division in mlb with every team over 500. Look at the standings before you say something stupid.

  86. HotDogs

    June 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    If you can’t pitch, you can’t hit, & you can’t field, you CAN’T win.

  87. phils 32-30

    June 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    This is so disappointing never seen such a quick dive in such a short amount of time a month ago phillies were sitting nice a rosy in the top but now forget the play offs this season 🙁 esp when you only got 2 guys who can pitch in cole and roy and the rest of the team can’t hit

  88. Scott in D.C.

    June 15, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    They might very well be in fourth by the end of this series. The bright side is that things can’t get any worse, and the Mets and Braves are just not dominant teams.

  89. karen

    June 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I don’t know anymore…..this is scary as the NL east, as of now anyway, is so close but each team is decent enough to win…even washington. we need to start winning now or else…no playoffs 🙁

  90. Bart Shart

    June 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    ……..not a single extra-base hit. Not a sign of a potent offense. Are we becoming the Kansas City Royals?

  91. Brian Sr. of CO

    June 15, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    This is pathetic. We havent been able to put more then 3 runs on the board for more than 2 days in a row for about a month now. I know alot of people are in LA LA LAND, but think people, we are QUICKLY approaching panic time. NOT time to throw in the towel, or call the season over. Panic time to me does NOT mean throw in the towel, but honestly chances are good we will get swept. This is a 3 game series correct? Whats out record if we get swept, 32-32…thats .500 if they lose the first game of the next series that is 1 game UNDER .500. Say what you will about some of the other teams not being that good, but the Phillies are playing VERY poorly, and if the Phillies get swept, and the Marlins win tonight and one more in their series, gues what folks, the Phillies will be in 4th (FOURTH) place. This does not mean throw in the towel, but it does mean something has to happen.

  92. Brian Sr. of CO

    June 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Sorry Scott in D.C. it can get worse. Think about this. The Nationals are 30 and 33. If we get swept, and they win the next two (after probably losing tonight), we will either be tied for last place, or out of last place by .5 games.

  93. Brian Sr. of CO

    June 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Apparently all you have to do is tell the offense every inning is the 4th inning. LOL. Last game, 4 runs in the 4th inning 0 in the rest, tonight 3 runs in the 4th innings, 0 in the rest.

  94. Bart Shart

    June 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Rumor has it that Charlie Manuel plans to activate himself to become a designated hitter when playing American League teams. He’s gonna show these kids how to handle the bat.

  95. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    i hope the golden child ( ruben amaro ) is learning something his 1st year in the big seat. Pat gillick built the team that won 3 divisions in a row , back to back W.S , and one ring. His 1st year on the job he trades away CLIFF LEE , and made a bad 09 bench even worse this year. There was no reason to do that HOWARD contract now. He had all next year to work on that. I think he traded LEE cause he had his mind made up to do HOWARD deal this year. Bad move. And to ad insult to injury , the players he aquired for LEE stink right now, the key guy just got demoted from aaa. Amaro was the guy who decided to give MOYER and BLANTON the extra year. He aslo brought in bastardo ( he stinks ). I know he’s not in the batters box hitting , but he stills gets an F for a grade right now. I’m starting to lose faith in the ( its early ) argument. The big question now is what do we do about WERTH ? He’s gonna cost himself alot of dough if he keeps this up. Want some more bad news ? guess who’s gonna go hard after LEE ? THE METS ! —- after tonite they have to go 60 and 40 to win 92 games , thats right 20 games over 500 the rest of the way. Do you have any confidence right now this team can go 60 and 40 the rest of the way ? RUBEN BETTER HOPE SO !

  96. Brian Sr. of CO

    June 15, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    miked63, you need to check your facts…Ruben Amaro Jr aquired Cliff Lee, not Pat Gillick. This is RAJ’s 2nd year. Pat Gillick built a team that got won 2 NL East titles, RAJ kept the team together, and added some integral parts to get them back to the World Series (Cliff Lee). But as you bash RAJ for trading Cliff Lee, maybe you should think, CRAP, he ROY HALLADAY! If you dont have your facts straight dont talk about them.

  97. phils 32-30

    June 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    i’m bored of staying up watch absoulte rubbish 🙁 ruben i hope you’ve been watching the last month or so because things are about to get worse

  98. Georgie

    June 15, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Never, ever, EVER…did it cross my mind that this team could dip below .500, I’m really kind of shocked that they’re this close.

  99. Brian Sr. of CO

    June 15, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Also miked63, prior to the last outing for Moyer, he lasted AT LEAST 6 innings in EVERY OUTING prior, and had an era of 3.98…That doesnt sound to bad. As you say he sucks, you are completely leaving out a complete game 2 hit shutout against the NL East leading Braves, and another Complete Game against the Padres (Who were on top of the NL West until then.) Get your facts straight.

  100. Scott in D.C.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    If the heart of the order was doing its job, Amaro’s decisions wouldn’t be in question. Halladay is even better than Lee, and we got him without moving the payroll. Getting rid of Feliz for Polanco was a smart move, too. We’ve been without a key starting pitcher, and Rollins. Madson is injured. The lack of depth on the bench and in the bullpen is more glaring because of all this…

  101. az phills fan

    June 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    For the 3 weeks that this slump had gone I believed that the Phills would come out of this funk. Now I believe this is what the rest of the year is going to be and the season will be lost. Hard to say that when there is so much time left and only being back 3 1/2 games but I have that sinking feeling

  102. Manny

    June 15, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    This big-a$$ slump is unhealthy.

  103. Brian Sr. of CO

    June 15, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Ben Fran yet again with 4 LOB. I think he has more LOB than anyone else in the lineup during this slump, and thats sad because he is a bench/part time player.

  104. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    BRIAN ——- gillick was still making the decisions then , he wasnt truly gone till this year , this is jr’s 1st year with no help dont kid yourself , my cousin works for the phils ( thats the honest truth ). Thats why i know it was jr who fought for moyer and blanton. And it was all jr who did the howard contract too early. I get my information right from the office so dont tell me to check anything.

  105. Glutenous

    June 15, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Mike, the phillies are capable of bettering the 60 – 40 mark if they are playing the way we have seen them play just a little over a month ago. Will they? I fear not. This just doesn’t seem to be our year. The nl east is much improved and it qill be more difficult to make up ground. The phillies will be under 500 by the time interleague is finished ans probably sooner. They are going to have a heck of a hole to dig out of and as of recently, nothing has given me even a little hope that the phillies will bresk out of this. Its just so dissapointing. Eveen moreso because the phillies were favored by many to make a run at a third straight world series appearance and what could be considered a dynasty. I liked it better when the phillies were bad every year and it didn’t feel like your heart was being ripped out when they ended up is last.

  106. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    @ brian —— we can go back and forth all you want , all that matters in sports is results , and like it or not , the gm takes the heat or gets the credit no matter what. If we dont make the playoffs after 3 division titles in a row , the man at the top has to take some heat , period .

  107. HotDogs

    June 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Totally in shock, thought Polonco was an upgrade, Halladay an upgrade, really thought we had a 100 win team. Unfortunatley someone needs to be fired. Something needs to be done to wake this team up. Even though it did not matter we still could not score from second on a single. These are the same players from the last few years.

  108. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    also brian , i’m not talking about moyers play , i’m talking about the long contract extension. Too many years for a guy his age.

  109. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    glutenous ———- 60 and 40 is not impossible , but it looks bad now. The thing is , i dont know if 92 wins the division , especially if the mets get lee . No matter , i’ll take my chances with div or wildcard if they can some how go 60 and 40. I think we would all be thrilled if that happens.
    Maybe jimmy comes back the same time they all snap out of it.

  110. miked63

    June 15, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    good night all , i hope we dont get swept this series .

  111. Brian Sr. of CO

    June 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Funny you have nothing to say about Amaro going to get Halladay…Which was this season, when he did it by himself. If you want to argue, argue ALL of the points. Not to mention, one of my best friends works with the CFO of the Phillies and has a solid insite.

  112. Scott in D.C.

    June 19, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    This loss had nothing to do with the Great Slump. This was an all-too-familiar, ’09-style meltdown.

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