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2011 Gameday

Gameday: Reds (26-24) vs. Phillies (30-19)

Cincinnati Reds (26-24) at Philadelphia Phillies (30-19)

Homer Bailey (3-1, 2.08 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (3-4, 3.38 ERA)

Time: 1:05 p.m. Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, 84
Twitter: Phillies Nation


Here are the links from last nights game, if you’re just catching up. Check out our recap, our video collage, and Mike Baumann’s firsthand account of the game. It’s all great stuff by the people here at Phillies Nation!


It’s a half-lineup for the Phillies as they rest most of their older starters. I would assume this to be a very quick game; Cliff Lee will want to get everyone the hell out of here and in bed early tonight, before the Phillies begin a nine-game road trip. Lee will also throw 125 pitches if possible. Don’t think we’ll be seeing much of the bullpen this afternoon.


Martinez SS, Brown RF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Mayberry CF, Valdez 3B, Sardinha C, Lee P

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  1. Don M

    May 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    accoridng to the pre-game radio – Jose Contreras back from the DL… and Herndon sent back to AAA

  2. Pat Gallen

    May 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Correct. Sorry I missed that.

  3. bacardipr05

    May 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I just found out Gload had a injury although i figured his lack of appearances an injury was the cause. Through all these injuries the Phils are still holding their own. Today;s line up looks weak Sardine, Mini-Mart an Brown. Brown isnt really hitting all though he gave the ball a nice ride yesterday in the late innings. Last night was an amazing game a crazy game. We need to after another outfielder. I dont see us going far with Mayberry an Brown. Not sure if Brown is ready an Mayberry although a good athlete his bat doesnt seem to great i believe he is destined to be a bencher.

  4. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Last night’s game will be great if we can follow it up with a great win today. Get some runs on the board and get Lee to pitch 9. Lets do it baby.

  5. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    That a boy big piece. pick up that run baby….Lets get another one…….

  6. Manny

    May 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Can’t believe Wilson and Raul is playing today after last night’s (morning?) game.

    • Manny

      May 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm


  7. Pat Gallen

    May 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    now everyone can go back to disliking Valdez again?

  8. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Bailey up to 32 pitches. Get to that bullpen baby

  9. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I smell a big inning coming..Almost 50 pitches. Keep it going boys

  10. Pat Gallen

    May 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Jeff, nice to see you so positive!

  11. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Chase has to get back to himself. ITS OK THE BIG PIECE WILL KNOCK IN A RUN OR TWO

  12. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    thanks pat. postive and look what happens.


  13. Brooks

    May 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Smooookin hot!

  14. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Now if they can just get “home” Raul to travel to the road games
    Andthe phils would have an all star LFer

  15. Manny

    May 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Watching the game on my work computer



  16. Brooks

    May 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Bruce is a killer – doesn’t he wish he could play the Phils for about 50 games a year?

  17. Manny

    May 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I love how my RAUUUUUUL “chants” have so many Us that they alter the width of the website.. Sorry PN.

  18. Brooks

    May 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Nobody is in the least bit concerned, right?

  19. Brooks

    May 26, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Oye – enough, enough

  20. Manny

    May 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Cmon Cliff! Can’t you go into shutdown mode just once this month?

  21. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    thought it was going to be easy today. guess not

  22. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I am giving Chase 25 ABs before I even think of saying something bad.

    Should hav sent JC to AAA Herndon is better at this point

  23. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    The inning after your team puts up a corrked number should be a shut down inning
    if your an ace

  24. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    come on manny…get behind cliffy. the reds can hit and did not score alot last night. you have to expect it. with a 4-0 lead you think its over but its mlb baseball. why we love it.

  25. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Ok guys, we got a game with the Reds today. And that only means one thing! Bad news for the Reds!

  26. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Who runs on the field?

    Should be tazered, beaten and given 10 years in jail

    If you knew that would happen you wouldnt do it

    Eventually one of these people will hurt a player here. ALA Monica Seles
    And then it will be taken seriously

    But sadly you the average fans access to the sport and the players will have to be diminished after that happens

  27. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    If you are a professional athlete and you can’t run away or defend yourself from a drunk/high college student, you probably should not be playing for a professional team anyway. Maybe the Mets will sign you.

  28. Pat Gallen

    May 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Morris Buttermaker is back wow. Welcome.

  29. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Defend yourself from someone who is armed?
    Good luck with that

    You guys that clap and laugh about it

    Dont understand the ramifications if/when a satastrophe happens

    Sports will change forever. Like air travel changed after 911

  30. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Yea, that is what grad school does to you. I have two months left. Right now the only people with the same sleep schedule as me are truck drivers and serial killers.

  31. Lefty

    May 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Brooks, Do you remember when Linebacker Mike Curtis for the Colts smashed a guy for running on the field? Leveled him, one of the coolest things I ever saw.

  32. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    why does Cairo hit the phillies so well?

    I thought he was a skell

  33. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    And there goes the lead

    F ing Bruce

    and Cairo

  34. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    No quality start for Cliff
    How long is the contract?


  35. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    its really amazing. you give cliff no lead and he goes into shut down mode. give him 4 runs and this happens. everyone still think he is better then the doc.

  36. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    maybe we should have valdez pitching to jay they call me bruce.

    we are like in prison with this guy. treating us like his b…….

  37. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Ive never heard anyone say hes better than Doc.

    He was good for the phils in 09

  38. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Have you seen the average fan who runs on the field Phillies games? It’s usually a drunk 20 year old who either weighs 115 pounds or 315 pounds. There does not seem to be a middle ground.

    Also, they check you for weapons when you enter the game. They are not looking for beers when they pat you down, they are more concerned about weapons. In fact, I think when I went to the game on Tuesday night, they were using metal detectors.

    People have been running on the field for years. I don’t under why now it is all of a sudden a catastrophe waiting to happen.

  39. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    everyone said who needs doc when you have lee. they were putting lee on that level. lee is a nice pitcher but not get crazy here. 4-0 lead….that should be the ball game.

  40. Lefty

    May 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Crap, I hate day games, just finished and now duty calls again,
    With Bailey out we’ll come back.
    Andrew, I’m headed your direction hope 1210 comes in down there.
    Later – Go Phils!

  41. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Have you gone through security at a sporting event?
    Could someone with bad intentions get something through?

    I just dont think its funny. Ever seen Monica seles stabbed? And what happened to her career or the fans beating up a third base coach.

    they run out because people clap and laugh.

    It will go bad one time. Real bad. And people wont laugh anymore and you wont see people runnning on the field anymore because it wont be tolerated.
    But then you wont be able to get an autograph before or after the game anymore either.

  42. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    1210 depends on the time of day
    this isnt the best time to get it

    comes in good after 7 pm.
    Its touch and go during the day

  43. Manny

    May 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Wilson is still playing some great baseball!

  44. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Come on sardine man

  45. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I am going to the game on the 31st here in DC
    If anyone wants to meet and beat me up 🙂

  46. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Id hit for Lee here

    nice AB by sardines

  47. Manny

    May 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Bases loaded for Cliff. No outs.

  48. Manny

    May 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    A DOUBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    are you kidding me

    almost a GS

    great hitting by lee

    the pitching coach comes out
    you know first pitch is a cookie and

  50. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Martinez nice hitting too

    Phils showing life even though Utley isnt part of it

  51. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    wislon valdez getting the 3 4 5 hitters out

    Cliff lee
    getting 2 run doubles and taking 3rd base

    this is great

  52. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    So, you have cited two examples in which somebody has run onto the play of field and something bad did happen, one almost 20 years ago, and the other almost 10 years ago, and no major changes happened. What type of attack do you want? It’s gone real bad twice already.

    If somebody with bad intentions really wants to attack a player, all of the security measures possible won’t stop them. You just said that. So what’s the point of adding more measures?

    I went to Wimbledon a few years ago, if you get there early, you can meet all of the tennis players. And at MLB games, you can take your kids down to meet the players before the game.

    Maybe the reason you have trouble getting 1210 during the day is because of the tin foil hat you are wearing.

  53. Manny

    May 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    It’s time for Utley to join the party!

  54. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    u dont pinch hit with lee there. 0 outs and your bullpen over worked cliffy came through….


  55. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    So Utley…


  56. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    The Seles thing didnt happen here the other was a minor league game.

    Keep clapping and laughing and encouraging it.

    It hasnt ever happened in america at a major league sport. It will eventually

    And when it takes you 4 hours to get into a game you will cry. But then you clapped for your fellow morons running on the field. Your pals

    At the community college where you are getting your masters

    Do they teach you that after that happens sports in america will change?

    do they have a grasping reality class ?

    You probably cried when they tazered the idiot. If you tazered ever one of them theyd stop.

    • Brooks

      May 27, 2011 at 6:55 am

      Andrew, did you not have your coffee?

  57. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    So the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals are now minor league teams?

    Ok, maybe the Royals. But the White Sox are still a major league team. Comiskey is still a major league stadium as far as I now.

  58. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Cliff lee should be playing second. LOL

  59. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Cliff Lee 2 hits and 3 RBI

    I wish I had him playing second for me in fantasy instead of Utley

  60. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    This is a tough series for the Reds it will be tough for them to get thier legs under them again.

    Also I think the Posey injury means the Giants arent making the playoffs.
    thats good for the Phillies as teams like them give them fits

  61. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I cannot believe Cairo

    At least they got JFB out

  62. sse01

    May 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Utley baby!

  63. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Hip hip hooray for
    Chase Utley

  64. sse01

    May 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Huge game for Lee, pitching 8 to pick up the pen and 2 big hits.

  65. Manny

    May 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Raul is AWESOME right now. Pitchers/managers are gonna start thinking about intentionally walking Howard with Ibanez on deck…

  66. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    giants will go after beltran. you heard it hear first.

    • Lefty

      May 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      Giants may have had plans to go after Beltran, but now desperately need a catcher. Could prevent them from making other moves.

  67. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Raul is using all of the hitting advice he got back when he played in the minors for the Kansas City Royals. You know, back in 2002, they were a minor league team.

    • Andrew From Waldorf

      May 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      OK I made a mistake

      I really dont feel like talking about it anymore. I made my point.

      I dont feel like typing again that they should tazer every fan who runs on the field

      • Morris Buttermaker

        May 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm

        But you didn’t make your point. Your logic was flawed. It was not a minor league team. In 2002 in the Major Leagues in the United States, two people ran on the field, attacked a coach, and a knife was found on the field near where the attack happened. That pretty much sounds like a catastrophe, and everything you have been describing. And changes were implemented after that, but it has not led to a 4 hour wait in a security line.

        Last year, a fan ran on the field, and was tasered. The very next night, another fan ran onto the field, and appeared as though he wanted to be tasered. The taser was not a deterrent. The first kid became an internet superstar, and t-shirts were sold making light of the incident. And the guy who ran on the field the second night was mocked on various internet sites.

    • Andrew From Waldorf

      May 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      Catastrophe would imply a fatality or a players career ending.
      I just thnk that the laughing clapping is not good. It should be taken seriously.
      But I dont make the rules so really I dont care. I had no problem with security tazering or roughing up people who knowingly willfully break the law.

      Within the next 20 years a catastrophe will happen. And things will change for the worse. Like soccer in the middle east or europe.
      And you wont clap and laugh when a moron runs on the field anymore.

      Thanks for joining in the gameday thread Morris
      Hope you come by some more.

  68. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    @ Manny

    check his home and away stats every homer at home all but 2 of the RBI at home
    hitting under .150 on the road and over .300 at home

    he needs to do this on the road

    then it will be a really big deal

    he hasnt yet but a pretty seasy road trip coming up

    • Manny

      May 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Honestly, who cares? Maybe it would matter if he’d be hitting balls that are barely getting over the fence.. but his homers have been no-doubters, deep to CF and several rows back (like today’s). So I don’t think it really matters and it’ll all average out.

      If he does “this” on the road, as you suggest, he’d win the MVP. So don’t get crazy expectations now…

  69. Chuck

    May 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Manny, I was thinking ….after this game the Phillies will have 4 more til the 1/3 point. Currently, Raul has 6 HR and 25 RBI. Let’s say he hits another dinger and collects another 2 RBI over those 4 games. …..and I’m being conservative.

    That would put him on pace for 21 HR and 81 RBI.

    Would that….along with an average of about .260-.270 … enough to shut people up. I know it’s not the production you would nesessarily want from a corner outfielder, but given his slow start (basically a wasted month in April)….I’ll take it.

    • Manny

      May 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      It should shut people up… but it won’t. Because some people are fools!


      • Lefty

        May 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

        SAID- Even though i’m a fool sometimes too.

  70. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    In the 50s and 60s

    The Royals funneled all thier talent to the Yankees.
    My grandfather told me yes the Yankees won the world series every year because they had a minor league team in the Majors

  71. Morris Buttermaker

    May 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    The criticism of Raul mostly comes from how streaky he is. Much like a lot of the other guys on the team, when he is good, he is red hot, when he is bad, he is horrible.

  72. Jeff

    May 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Love to see Lee only give up 2 but his offense made up for it. Plus we did not have to use anyone from last night….Great job…Great win….

  73. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    @ chuck

    I agree but he needs to hit on this road trip.

    OPS over .900 at home and under.400 on the road
    needs to meet somewhere in the middle

  74. sse01

    May 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Nice too see Big Truck come in and look strong.

  75. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    10-10 on the 20 game stretch vs .500 plus teams

  76. Brooks

    May 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    How sweet is that = ) 3 out of 4 from the Reds!
    Clifforf with 3 rbi! Wow, Chase breaking the seal (I hope) with a solo shot – lets get it going!

    • Morris Buttermaker

      May 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      Yea, 3 out of 4 games from the Reds. Any guess on which game I went to?

  77. Brooks

    May 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I went to the same game – got my bobble head though.

  78. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Iam going to the game next tuesday.
    I am happy to see any of the pitchers even Worley now.

    I caught Kyle Kendrick 2 times last year. 🙁

    But I was there the night the Phils clinched and big Roy pitched so it was ok.

    I am hoping Pat can get me into the press box so I can meet Wheeler and get a photo with him and his hair.

  79. Bob in Bucks

    May 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Woohoo, everyone hits! (At least today). We survived a tough patch in the schedule and still in first place. I have tix for Sunday at Citi Field. Hope the Phils can break the bad stretch with the Mutts.

  80. Brooks

    May 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Alright, the Phils muddled a 10-10 record vs the teams that have a better winning percentage. Assessments anyone? The hitting went through a terrible offensive streak and yet the pitching pretty much stayed the course as we expected (a very pleasant surprise with Worley taking over for JB, doing a fine job) and as a result, the Phils are still atop of the NL East.

    With 5 more games left in May, vs teams the Phils have shown they will hit against, the win total for May could be 17 (with 12 losses). That would put the Phils at 35-20, 15 games over .500 at the end of May.

    I think I will set my sites on 103 wins this year. Yeah, with what Worley is doing, the resurgance of Raul, Chase on the rise, Brown playing — yep feeling pretty good about this year boys.

    • Lefty

      May 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      10-and 10? Let’s break it down.

      3 and 5 on a road trip against some of the best pitchers in the league- won 2 of 3 from Fla. arguably the second or third best team in the NL. Lost 2 of 3 to the Braves, lost 2 games to the Cardinals the hottest team in the last ten games by a total of 3 runs. Then came home and split with the Rox, who no longer have one of the pitchers that beat us for the rest of the season. Then we took 2 of 3 from last year’s AL Champions, and took 3 of 4 from the Bruce’s, I mean the Reds. All without different key players at different times. I’m pretty happy with that. And we got Utley and Contreras back this week, get Vic back next week.

      • Brooks

        May 27, 2011 at 7:09 am

        The 2 losses to the Cards had me going. Ryan Howard usually loves home cooking but after the first game where he was pitched around, I think he got desparate and LaRusso could sense it.

        Now that others in the lineup are hitting (lets hope it conitinues), the 3 game series in St. Louis (June 21, 22, 23) could prove pretty interesting.

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