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2010 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (40-33) at Reds (42-34)

Philadelphia Phillies (40-33) at Cincinnati Reds (42-34)

Kyle Kendrick, RHP (4-2, 4.71 ERA) vs. Johnny Cueto, RHP (7-2, 3.97 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Great American Ballpark
Weather: Sunny, 77
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: @philliesnation

The Phillies head into Cincinnati for a three game series to face the NL Central leading Reds.  The Phightins just finished up their interleague schedule yesterday against Toronto in Philly playing a rare road-home series.  They were 10-8 against the American League this season.

The Phils come into today’s game winning 8 of their last 12 thanks to the offense getting a heavy dose of smelling salt.  Chase Utley andJayson Werth have led the offensive charge hitting .381 and .400, respectively, in their last 11 games.  Ryan Howard has also been on a tear in the month of June hitting over .300 with seven homers.

On the mound for Philadelphia will be right-hander Kyle Kendrick.   In his last three starts away from Citizens Bank Park, Kendrick has only allowed two runs in 20 innings pitched.  He is 3-0 against the Reds in his career despite having a 6.61 ERA.

For the Reds, Johnny Cueto will try and continue his great start to the season.   Of his 15 starts this season, Cincinnati has won 10 of those games.  However, Cueto is winless against the Phillies.  In his last start against Philly in 2009, Cueto only lasted two-thirds of an inning giving up nine runs.  The Phillies ended up winning that game 22-1.

The Phillies will most likely be without third baseman Placido Polanco for a third straight start.  He was supposed to receive another cortisone shot in his elbow yesterday.  He could be back in the line-up tomorrow.

Shane Victorino and Howard have homered off Cueto in their careers.

LINEUP: Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Schneider C, Valdez 3B, Kendrick P

Konigshoeven Blond Trappist Ale Your Gameday Beer– Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Named one of the best beers in the country by several publications, Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is a blend of French and toasted oak chips, which infuses a subtle oak and vanilla character into Yeti’s already intense chocolate, roasted coffee malt flavor and hugely assertive hop profile.  Tasty. It probably won’t quench your thirst on this hot day, but if your indoors in the AC, open up a few of these and enjoy as the Phils smack the Reds around. – By Pat

Go Phillies!



  1. Ed R.

    June 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Let’s Go Phillies!

    On a side note: Where the heck have all the regulars gone?

  2. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Well, I can’t speak for anybody else, but I was at the game Friday and Sunday! 😀

  3. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    WOO HOO! Shane gets a hit!

  4. NJ Phils Fan

    June 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Lets have a replay of last year against Cueto!

  5. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I don’t recall: did we have him by the cuetos last year?

  6. Ed R.

    June 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    @ Tracey…9 runs in 2/3 of an inning, so yes we did.

  7. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    hehehe. Well, I guess we won’t do that well. But I’ll settle for 9 runs in 2 or 3 innings. 🙂

  8. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Uh, Scott Rolen at bat. Those former Phillies always seem to kill us.

  9. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm


  10. teejvee

    June 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Good start Kendrick. When he’s off, it’s usually apparent right away.

  11. Brian Michael

    June 28, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Yea, good bunt by Kendrick also.

  12. teejvee

    June 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Is a FIFA guy behind the plate? Victorino got jobbed. Twice.

  13. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Phillies should be able to handle the Reds. I dont care about the Reds record, they are average. You have to remember the NL is so watered down with talent. No team scares me. If the Phillies are playing there game nobody can win. I do laugh at some of the pitchers we are looking to sign. 5 to 6 million dollar players. Lee was 9. 4 walks this entire year. God I do love watching him on MLB extra innings.

  14. phillyboy

    June 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm


  15. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Utley or Howard go long this inning.

  16. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm


  17. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Thats ashame. Utley scores if he stays at first. YIKES

  18. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    WOO HOO!

  19. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm


  20. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    First off these umps s u c k. Utley was safe and so was Raul. Why did Raul swing at that high 3-1 pitch. Walk baby. Umps killed the Phillies. They have to be the worst in any sport. Unless your playing Kobe and you breathe on him.

  21. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Yeah, seriously, remedial umpires.

  22. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    What in the world is the ump looking at on that play. That was worst then the perfect game blown call. Start suspending these umps or bring a challange replay to the game. I cant watch this garbage with calls like that.

  23. charlie

    June 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Ibanez off his roids is a RALLY KILLER. Mr. DP. HE SUCKS and he is a weak link with Chooch and Polanco out of the lineup. Dominic Brown – you can’t get here soon enough. BENCH IBANEZ.

  24. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    we should have first and third with 2 outs. CB is a pig.

  25. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    i agree charlie but he was safe at first.

  26. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    why the heck are stealling third with 1 out. watered down baseball with a manager that is aweful. retire dusty. barry was on roids.

  27. Chris

    June 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Ibañez is the worst

  28. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Kendrick is back. Welcome we missed you. He stinks. Send his A S S to AAA were he belongs. He stinks

  29. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Ouch. Told ya the former Phils kill us.

  30. Ed R.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Kendrick getting touched up during his 2nd trip through the line up…predictable.

    Rolen being the one to smack a home run…expected.

  31. phillyboy

    June 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm


  32. phils

    June 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    is it me or do you feel we’ll get shut out to an awful pitcher tonight?

  33. Tom

    June 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    You just knew that Rolen was going to do some damage. Ex Phils always are tough on us. Kendrick served up a sweet one. No suprise.

  34. phillyboy

    June 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I DONT HAVE THAT FELLING AT ALL!!we will score atleast 5

  35. charlie

    June 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Get rid of IBANEZ he is the WORST #6 hitter in the NL

  36. Ed R.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Well considering Cueto is 7-2 with a 3.76 era I would say no, we will not get shut out by an awful pitcher. Probably shut out by a good pitcher.

  37. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    god was I right. I said after seeing Meet the Fockers, they would make Meet the little Focker. Coming this summer. No Hoffman. Can Ben Stiller make some different movies.

  38. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Ed I hear you but he is an aweful pitcher. Do not be fooled by the NL.

  39. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Come on Chase. I love you but the bad baserunning and now this. Get your head into the game baby.

  40. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    this is not looking good for the phillies. god the reds are not very good.

  41. Ed R.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Error number 9 for the Golden Boy.

  42. Ed R.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Jeff the Reds are a very good hitting team. Probably the best in the NL. But pitching is not their strong suit.

  43. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    LOL. Goodbye Kyle. No way he gets out of this inning. 6-0 when it ends.

  44. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Ed how can you say that.

  45. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    get kk out of the game. my god. he is aweful. 3 more runs coming.

  46. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Maybe even a granny

  47. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    4….2 more coming.

  48. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    and of course chase utley who i love can make a little league play on the pitcher. yikes

  49. Ed R.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Jeff how can I say what? That the Reds are a very good hitting team? Or that they are probably the best hitting team in the NL?

    How about the fact that they are:
    5th in Home Runs
    5th in Average
    6th in RBI
    4th in Hits

    As compared to the Phillies who are:

    11th in Home Runs
    16th in Average
    11th in RBI
    23rd in Hits.

  50. phils

    June 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    well game over and we’ll be back to 3 1/2 behind the braves tonight 🙁

  51. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    50 bucks we do not score. ed thanks for the stats. they still stink. i would not take one of there players off there team for the phillies.

  52. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    wow. raul got a hold of that.

  53. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Whee! No shutout!

  54. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I’ll take that $50, Jeff.

  55. Ed R.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Jeff…I’d take Johnny Gomes or Jay Bruce over Raul any day of the week.

  56. teejvee

    June 28, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Every other game ,Team choke shows up.

    Atta boy Werth, way to get it done,

    Still no power from Utley for last month and 1/2.
    Victorino wallowing at.245,same with Ibanez.
    5 outs in the lineup-tough to get anything done.

  57. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    thanks tracey. spent that on a hotdog and beer at the phillies game last week.

  58. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Still have to great phillies jerseys for sale. Road authentic..Halladay and Utley with World Series Patch. Beautiful. 70 each. Cheaper then buying a fake.

  59. sports nut

    June 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    mets losing 6 to 1 in 6th ——– braves / nationals no score 6th inning stroudsburg pitching —- this game not over yet if kendrick doesn’t give up anymore.

  60. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    man there like the bad news bears. get rid of valdez. yes he can field shortstop but hits like dipsy.

  61. Ted Bell

    June 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Are they the jerseys from China, Jeff?

  62. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    (sigh) sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.

  63. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    great job charlie for leaving kk in the game. i guess 4 was not enough. god is he a bad pitching manager.

  64. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    no ted. my buddy works for cosby sports. these are beauties.

  65. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    S’about time, Chollie.

  66. Ed R.

    June 28, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Once again Charlie is too little too late with changing his pitchers.

  67. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    he gave me a bunch. i sold a few to friends. not looking to make money off of them. they were the wrong size when i tried them on. xl. rather give them to phillies fans.

  68. phils

    June 28, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    ow well theres always tomorrow with blanton pitching as well should be interesting 🙁

  69. miked63

    June 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    who wants to pitch in with me so we can buy teejvee his 1st woman.
    His parents just want him out of theyr’e basement. How else do you explain a life so pitiful that he has nothing better to do than come on our team blog to try to be a pest. And by the way loser i’m laughing at you while i write this so dont think you get under our skin. I’m very serious when i say i pity you , only a loser would dedicate so much of their time to what you do here. Dude go get a girlfriend and give your hands a rest ( from typing and playin with yourself )

  70. psujoe

    June 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Infield in. A little late. Most rested pen in the NL and yet Kendrick stays in. Ugh. Must be trying to showcase Kendrick. Kendrick and two mid level prospects for Meyers.

  71. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    man, one night we win 9-2 then lose 6-1…to up and down. kendrick is a minor league pitcher. thats all. how they let lee get away. now he will come back to kill us.

  72. charlie

    June 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    This lineup is really pitiful with Polanco out and Chooch out of the lineup. Only 5 hitters since you get BUPKUS with Ibanez,Valdez and Schneider. We are sucking with these injuries that linger on into July.

  73. eli

    June 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    fucking kendrick

  74. Chris.I

    June 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Herndon= Trash…Why the hell do they keep bringing this guy in games? He sucks!!!! I guess there waiting for his era to balloon over 10 before they ship him back to the Angels. So pathetic

  75. psujoe

    June 28, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Aumont, Gillies, Tamirez and Blanton for Lee.

  76. psujoe

    June 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Kudos to the Reds fielding.

  77. miked63

    June 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    @ jeff , i agree , every time i bring up lee here i get slammed. We will never be over that. We just need everyone back , then we can play .650 baseball rest of way. Just keep thinkin win series. Big Joe has
    to come thru tomorrow. You do scratch your head a little after all the offense the past week and 1 run tnite. Cant totally blame this on kendrick , even though he was his usual inconsistent self. I hope Haap can take his spot , anyone have a scouting report on Haap ?

  78. psujoe

    June 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Holy $hit. Rizotti is up to .385. He is 21 for his last 35.

  79. schedule

    June 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Once I stop putting the phillies agaisnt division leaders or teams that would be if not in the al east and stop giving the braves the nats, kc, and the bad teams thing migjht turn around. Will have to wait since I am giving them the nats and then the marlins at home. By the way nats just played soccer and gave the braves a 3 run leas. 3 1/2 back.

  80. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 9:48 pm


  81. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    …but still kinda pathetic…

  82. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Atlanta winning 5-0. I thought the kid was supposed to be bullet-proof.

  83. Tracey

    June 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    At least the Mets are getting creamed worse than we did.

  84. MikeB.

    June 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Kendrick does not have the ability nor the consistency to be a starting MLB pitcher.

  85. Andrew from Waldorf

    June 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Utley hurt his hand.
    Here we go

  86. Andrew from Waldorf

    June 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    MRI monday on thumb

  87. miked63

    June 28, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    theres no reason to slide head first , i understand the aggresiveness but coaches stress all the time no to do it . Too risky ,its very easy to hurt your hands goin head first.

  88. bacardipr05

    June 28, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Dam Utley just as he was heating up…we get one player back two go down…whats going on here..

  89. Jeff

    June 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    phillies get rid of lee and myers. now they are looking for starting pitching PATHETIC TEAM.

  90. Adam

    June 28, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Alright folks I think we just need to face facts:

    This is just not the Phillies year. The Braves seem the team of destiny and the Mets are way better than what we want to believe.

    The offense is an absolute mess. Wilson Valdez kills the lineup and the fact is the Phillies have had their projected 1-8 (Rollins, Polanco, Utley, Howard, Werth, Ibanez, Victorino, Ruiz) for exactly six games. For what it is worth they were 5-1. This is just not our year. For some inexplicable reason every single player to a man is having their worst season of their careers. We are facing a situation where Utley, Howard and Ibanez (do not even get me started about how bad he is, how much he is killing the lineup, how no other 6 hitter has a mere 5 homeruns, how the front office is simply arrogant and dilusional about this guy) are all going to finish well below their career averages.

    The injuries have been unreal. Just think about the guys who have missed time this year (Rollins, Polanco, likely Utley now, Ruiz, Lidge, Madson, Haap (who has the most mysterious forearm injury in the history of baseball) No team can overcome things like that.

    The bullpen is nothing but average and Kyle Kendrick is an awesome 3 inning pitcher. He is not a major leaguer. Of course the Phillies will likely not re-sign Moyer (who I would take in a big game any day) but re-sign Kendrick and convince us that he is a serviceable starter. Of course this team is also too arrogant to try to give up prospects for Cliff Lee and instead the Phillies will end up with egg on their face when Cliff Lee is wearing a Mets uniform. Wonder what Amaro would say then? He will probably justify it in some fashion and praise the skill set of Phillipe Amount.

    The fact is this team has gotten no production from the 6,7,8,9 spots in the order this year. This team is an 83-79 win team and I will maintain that prediction throughout.

    Sadly, a 2007-2009 is likely as good as it gets.

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