2010 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (39-32) at Blue Jays (39-35)

Philadelphia Phillies (39-32) at Toronto Blue Jays (39-35)

Cole Hamels, LHP (6-5, 3.75ERA) vs. Shaun Marcum, RHP (6-3, 3.24 ERA)

Time: 4:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 86
Twitter: @philliesnation

The Phillies are back to their old ways of offensive explosions and lights out pitching.  This is the team that Philadelphia fans love to watch.

There was certainly no home field advantage for the Blue Jays, who were given a 9-0 beat down from the Phillies.  The Blue Jays will remain the home team throughout this series, but at Citizens Bank Park, the advantage always goes to the team dressed in red pinstripes (but in this case, the gray road uniforms).

Shaun Marcum, who missed all of 2009 due to an injury, will take the hill for the Jays.  Marcum has been solid in 15 starts this season.  His earned run average sits at 3.24 and he has a decent WHIP of 1.14.  Opponents are batting just .238 against him, however the newly re-surged Phillies offense could give him a surprise.

Cole Hamels continues to look stellar.  In his last outing, he had one rough inning before settling in.  This seems to be a reoccurring theme for Hamels.  Hamels tends to be inconsistent, but lately he’s pitched very well.  Hamels just  needs to avoid that one bad inning, and his ERA will slowly drop, and the wins will pile up.

Your gameday beer: Today we need something hearty and strong. Go with Stovepipe Porter by Otter Creek. It’s hard as hell but fills you up. This team needs to fill up with offense. Weird transition? Sure. Eat some ribs with this. — By Tim

Go Phillies!



  1. Greg

    June 26, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    No word on Starting lineup?

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  3. phillyboy

    June 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    lets keep this rolling phillies

  4. phillyboy

    June 26, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    polly gets day off castro at 3rd base ughhhh!!!!

  5. ChuckS

    June 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Get it together Colebert

  6. ChuckS

    June 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    thats what i’m talking about

  7. John

    June 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Good thing they moved this to Philly. Big riot in downtown Toronto with police being overwhelmed and cruisers set on fire.

  8. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Sorry I’m late — I was up late last night at the Phillies game, and took a too-long nap this afternoon!

  9. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    So I guess we won’t have two shut-outs in a row…

  10. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    (checking news) Wow… I thought you were BSing, John, but there it is in AP…

    Bleh, 3 innings down and no Phils runs yet… come on, guys, let’s get it done…

  11. ChuckS

    June 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Cole just doesn’t have it today, and looks like the offense doesn’t have it either

  12. Jeff of Nova

    June 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    cole needs to limit his pitches thrown 75 for 3 innings not good

  13. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Looks like Gload has it!

  14. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Oh fer cryin out loud…

  15. ChuckS

    June 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    nice play Gload

  16. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    hehehe… hating the home run, but loving watching three guys fighting over the privilege of picking it up, even though they will be peer=pressured to throw it back.

  17. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    @Chuck: that was called as Utley’s error, not Gload’s.

  18. sports nut

    June 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    coles hanging that changeup ! 3 dingers !
    Mets lost lets win this one !
    Its still early bats get clickin right now !
    Top of 5th plenty of time ! Get a couple back right now !

  19. ChuckS

    June 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Yeah but Gload should have had it

  20. sports nut

    June 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    wow , who’s on the mound ( tom seaver ? ) come on guys !
    Were down 5 runs , jimmy’s gotta take some pitches there and make this guy work , shane too . One thing you always notice with yankees and red sox , theyr’e not afraid to hit with 2 strikes. Thats why theyr’e games against each other are the longest in baseball. I know when were going well like recently the aggressiveness can be good. However when were down 5 runs our team still takes the same approach at the plate like its top of the 1st. They did it thru the whole slump and it makes me nuts , remember the PAVANO game against minnesota , the guy only threw like 60 pitches thru 6 innings and it was 95 degrees out.
    I know its not easy i played thru my 20’s. Does it make anyone else nuts we don’t work pitchers more especially when were playin from behind ?

  21. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    YES!!! GO BIG BROWN!!! But mostly just glad that the Phils won’t get shut out today…

  22. ChuckS

    June 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    that was his 94 pitch

  23. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    And maybe that will get some momentum going our way…

  24. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    @sports nut: Actually, Jimmy worked the pitcher very well last night. He walked in most of his at-bats! And went to a full count on at least one of the walks.

  25. mikemike

    June 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Everytime I see blanton or hamels pitch, I think it should be lees turn, the cheap bastard owners, one year at 9 million, why . why trade him, hate the owners, the prospects were shit we got. mariners will get more for lee now then we did. cheap bastard owners.

  26. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    What’s with the necklaces on the pitchers?

  27. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Hamels had one, but I thought it was just a California thing. Now I see Figgy has one.

  28. sports nut

    June 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    @tracey —– i know trace , but last nite we were up big . I’m talkin about when your behind. Hey , i realize were an aggressive team at the plate. However i know you as a baseball fan, knows what i’m talkin about. When your playin from behind you cant let opposing pitchers have 10 pitch innings. Jimmy is great and i love him but his obp is always one of the lowest among leadoff hitters. I hate the friggin yankees and sox but every year theyre #1 and #2 in pitch count against. I would just like to see these guys have more discipline at the plate when were down , dont be afraid to hit with 2 strikes and get on base ! Howards homer perfect example ( nobody on ) .

  29. Brooks

    June 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Jayson abruptly stopped his hitting too I see – 0 for 3 with 3 K’s

  30. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    @Brooks: well, nobody’s getting the job done tonight, so it’s hard to point any fingers at anybody in particular.

  31. Brooks

    June 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    True – Jayson had 8 hits in his last 9 at bats – plus a walk. That was a zone.
    Any idea why the Jays are changing pitchers like this? They have control on the game.

  32. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Utley is the only one who’s been on base more than once tonight, and Howard is the only one who’s been patient enough to walk.

  33. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    ugh.. and the Braves have a good lead in their 8th inning.

  34. Tracey

    June 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Bleh. That was a pathetic game. I hope tomorrow is better — I have tickets for that one.

  35. Brooks

    June 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    This looks to me like anyone could be pitching out there for the Jays, Phils are just off.

  36. bacardipr05

    June 26, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    One of the things about these Phils they have lost the ability to comeback specifically all those great magical comeback wins the last 3 years…When they would be down say 5-1 and make a comeback in the 8th an 9th Winning..Baez makes me nervous he barely made it that inning though Oh Oh the jays are going to blow this one open

  37. teejvee

    June 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    WOW. I feel sorry for people who paid to see that garbage,

    Oh wait, that would be me.

    Caught a good nap in between Cole auditioning to throw the home run derby at the AS game this year,

    Best 1-2 punch in the league,Chuck? I think not.

  38. dengxixian

    June 30, 2010 at 4:05 am

    this is very much click here

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