Gameday: Cubs (7-14) vs. Phillies (10-11) – Phillies Nation
2012 Gameday

Gameday: Cubs (7-14) vs. Phillies (10-11)

Philadelphia Phillies (10-11) vs. Chicago Cubs (7-14)

Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 9.39) vs. Matt Garza (1-1, 3.38)

Time: 1:35 PM, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: Sunny, 65
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Joe Blanton led the Phillies to a 5-2 victory on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Carlos Ruiz had a big night, going 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 runs batted in. The Phillies hope to keep the momentum a they are looking to get back to the .500 mark today.

Kyle Kendrick will try to rebound from his awful start in Arizona. While filling in for the injured Cliff Lee, Kendrick surrendered seven runs in just three innings. The Cubs do not have much exposure to Kendrick, so hopefully that will turn out in favor of Kendrick. After his last start, it will be interesting to see how long of a leash Charlie Manuel will have for Kendrick if he struggles again.

The Cubs will send out their best starter, Matt Garza. Garza has the stuff to tally up on strikeouts, as his go-to strikeout pitch is his changeup. Garza can get wild at times, however.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Pierre LF, Pence RF, Wigginton 3B, Victorino CF, Nix 1B, Schneider C, Galvis 2B, Kendrick P.

Your gameday beer: We’re going north to Lion Brewery for a real treat: Pocono Lager. Much like Yuengling, its strong, caramel and malt flavor makes for a nice standard lager. You can almost picture being up in the mountains while sipping this one, which I’d suggest with a juicy roast beef and horseradish sandwich. — By Tim


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  1. Tracey

    April 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Pence needs to get his vision checked. He’s misjudging a lot of plays in the outfield this year.

  2. Tracey

    April 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    This is Pathetic.


    April 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Maybe this is just a typical April and the Phils will be smokin’ in May. Howard is starting to get prepared to return and Utley as well. We can always hope.

  4. Tracey

    April 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Yeah, I haven’t given up hope for the season yet. I’m just starting to wonder why I’m watching this. Yuck.

  5. chuck s

    April 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Are you kidding me!!!! PUTRID. Rube, make the trade, Doc for Will Middlebrooks, Boston’s #1 prospect and a major league ready prospect pitcher. They’ll do it. Call them.

  6. Tracey

    April 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Woo hoo! It’s not a shut out! Of course, it’s a run walked in, but that’s OK…

  7. Tracey

    April 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm


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