2010 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (38-32) at Blue Jays (39-34)

Philadelphia Phillies (38-32) at Toronto Blue Jays (39-34)

Roy Halladay, RHP (8-6, 2.43 ERA) vs. Jesse Litsch, RHP (0-1, 6.75 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 86
TV: CSN
Twitter: @philliesnation

Today is opposite day in Philadelphia. Ever wonder what it would be like to see the Phillies play at home with the designated hitter while wearing their road grays? Have we got a game for you!

This is home game No. 82 for the Fightin’ Phills, courtesy of the G20 summit taking place in Toronto. Because of security concerns, this weekend’s series has been moved to Philadelphia, though the teams will play by American League rules, making it the first American League home game to take place in Pennsylvania since the Philadelphia White Elephants packed up for Kansas City in 1954, and the first time ever that Philadelphia hosts a major league game that uses the designated hitter.

But apart from that hoopla, the second-biggest story is the first instance where Roy Halladay faces his former team. Halladay has lost his past three starts, in part because in the past month the Phillies have put up less than two runs of support for him on average. Halladay will be opposed by young righty Jesse Litsch. Litsch was solid in his first two major leagues seasons, winning 13 games in 2008, before injuries sidelined him for almost all of 2009 and the first two months of this season as well. Litsch, who is making just his second start of the year, mixes five pitches and has excellent control, though he doesn’t strike many men out.

Toronto is quietly putting up a nice season, with a record that stands five games over .500. However, in the AL East, that’s only good enough for fourth place. If I were Cito Gaston, I don’t know that I’d bother showing up to work.

LINEUP: Rollins SS, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard DH, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Victorino CF, Gload 1B, Schnieder C

Konigshoeven Blond Trappist Ale
Your Gameday Beer– Molson Canadian

This is a truly nonspectacular beer, but I had to get my dig in on those silly Canucks somehow. Not particularly tasty, but certainly not bad by any stretch of the imagination. Sort of stereotypically Canadian, actually. Á votre santé!

By Michael

Go Phillies!

38 Comments

38 Comments

  1. phillyboy

    June 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    howard is the dh very interesting

  2. Chuck

    June 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Gets Gload some playing time, without him having to embarrass himself in the outfield. And, it give Howard a little rest.

  3. KieranCarobine

    June 25, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Ross Gload is 2 for 2 against Litsch. And he did play in 111 games at 1B for the Royals in 2008. Only 4 errors. Should be OK.

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  5. ChuckS

    June 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    This is so weird,

  6. psujoe

    June 25, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    LOL. Didn’t realize it was bottom of the first. Wierd is right.

  7. psujoe

    June 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Ugh. Why not bat Shane 6th and Raul 7th?

  8. teejvee

    June 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Halladay not sharp again.
    4- 3 ball counts already

  9. psujoe

    June 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Why not run with werth?

  10. psujoe

    June 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Raul!

  11. phillyboy

    June 25, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    likes the way this team is playing right now

  12. ChuckS

    June 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    jimmy taking pitches????

  13. phillyboy

    June 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    looking really good lets keep it up

  14. Mostone

    June 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Jimmy has walked three times in a row?

  15. PaulyPizza

    June 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Doc has in the bag against this predominantly righty swing/miss lineup…game over !

  16. sports nut

    June 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    look out NL the reigning NL champs ( 2 yrs running ) are back !
    to all met fans : 2010 is just gonna be history revisited.
    This team will do what it always does — kick ass in the 2nd half !

  17. psujoe

    June 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Gloud!

    Jimmy is awesome!

  18. sports nut

    June 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    get some runs for doc ! —- FINALLY !

    The man should have over 10 wins before tonite.

  19. PaulyPizza

    June 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    public enemy 1= Jose Reyes…. Classless jive Mofo… maybe a tad harsh but I hate him with a passion.

  20. phillyboy

    June 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    this is the way i remember the phillies !!!

  21. ChuckS

    June 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    That fan got the binoculars from mick billmyer, stealing signs

  22. PaulyPizza

    June 25, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    nah ChuckS, we went high tech, satellite real time relate to Uncle Cholly’s surgically implanted retinal.

  23. ChuckS

    June 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    that has to be it

  24. sports nut

    June 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    @pauly —- i hate that no class punk just as much. And its not just cause he’s a met . I dont hate classy guys like ( wright ). Reyes has no respect for how this game is supposed to be played. If i was pitchin i would drill him.

  25. psujoe

    June 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Yeah, Halladay just doesn’t have it tonight. He really sucks.

  26. phillyboy

    June 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    has anyone else noticed jayson stance is a little more open lately!!might have something to do with his hitting much better lately!

  27. ChuckS

    June 25, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Yeah whats with Roy, 100 pitches through 6 2/3 shut out innings. what a bum, shut up teejvee

  28. phillyboy

    June 25, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    shane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. phillyboy

    June 25, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    tuff crowd in here tonight

  30. sports nut

    June 25, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    someone told me santana was accused of rape , is that true .
    I hope its not true even if he is a met

  31. phillyboy

    June 25, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    4-walks for jimmy crazy

  32. ChuckS

    June 25, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Nine runs and Polly grounds into 3 double plays

  33. Scott in D.C.

    June 25, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Is it me, or am I really starting to think that Gload and Valdez are adding value to this team?

  34. Scott in D.C.

    June 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Doesn’t look like we’re going to gain any ground in the division, but who cares … the bats are hot.

  35. Mike Anderson

    June 25, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Looks like an easy win for the Phillies. Congrats Phillies fans. Toronto has been slumping a lot lately.

  36. Jeff

    June 25, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    TEEJVEE you are so right about doc. in your face moron. the phillies rule. no your mom is waiting for your friday night poker game. looooseer.

  37. mark

    June 25, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Nno Santana is not accused..and won’t be..its an old story from Oct that TMZ decided to dig up …..nice “road” win Phils

  38. ...

    June 26, 2010 at 2:47 am

    “the first time ever that Philadelphia hosts a major league game that uses the designated hitter”

    Greg Luzinski and Keith Mooreland aren’t so sure about that claim….

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