2012 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (7-9) at Diamondbacks (8-8)

Philadelphia Phillies (7-9) at Arizona Diamondbacks (8-8)

Kyle Kendrick (0-0, 1.93) vs Wade Miley (1-0, 3.12)

Time: 9:40 PM, Chase Field
Weather: N/A
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The scheduled starters for tonight would have been Cliff Lee for the Phils and Daniel Hudson for the D-Backs. Two pitchers that can throw up a bunch of zeros on the scoreboard on any given night. And with the way the both offenses have been playing recently, there might have been a whole lotta zeros between the two teams.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), both Lee and Hudson won’t make their starts tonight, and will be replaced by Kyle Kendrick and Wade Miley.

Kendrick hasn’t faced the hitters on the D-Backs all that much, but one guy that has owned him so far is Miguel Montero. He’s 4-6 with a double and a home run off Kendrick. The Phillies righty has also had struggles in Arizona, where he’s given up eighteen hits and eight runs over 13 innings at Chase Field. However, we should expect a different Kyle Kendrick on the mound tonight, as he’s been very solid for the Phillies ever since the beginning of last year.

Tonight will be the first time Wade Miley will face the Phillies, and he’s coming off a performance against Atlanta where he gave up three runs in less than two innings. Before that, he had pitched seven scoreless. He’s a young lefty, which means the Phillies could struggle against him a great deal, especially with the way the offense has been playing.

Lineup: Pierre LF, Polanco 3B, Rollins SS, Wigginton 1B, Victorino CF, Ruiz C, Mayberry RF, Galvis 2B, Kendrick P

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  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Denton True Miley

    Must be exctied to pitch against the fightins tonihgt muns Hunter even.

    More disturbing than anything today is an article I read by Rosenthal about Docs velocity and sharpness being down.

    I dont conisder Pence part of the Fossil brigade so you can whine about his injury.
    Wont accept it with the fossils.

  2. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Be better if it was a homer.

    Theres still 0 outs.

    Pleasure to listen to Grace and Sutton tonight.

    DBacks announcers saying how bad their line up has been till now.

  3. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    D Backs have 6 hitters with over 30 ABs this year with 0 RBI in their starting line up LOL

  4. Jeff

    April 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    What I love about the phillies this year. More time with my family. Turned
    It on 4-0. Turned it off. Kendrick is a hack. Vic is a hack.

  5. SAM

    April 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I wonder if I should just change the channel? First inning is over and the Phils are already losing 4-0. Nost every team in the major league knows by now that if they can score at least 2 runs against the Phils they got the game in the bag. I think they should shake things up by getting rid of Greg Gross and having Rueben beg Mike Schmidt show these guys how to bat!

    • "Big Ed" Delahanty

      April 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      SAM, I am with you on that! I mentioned that in my last post! Gross must go!

  6. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Denton True Miley is dealing!

    3 Ks already

    And the guy has a hit too!

  7. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    18 pitches so far for Denton.

  8. Lefty

    April 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Oh come on people, this is no problem. It’s only 10% of the runs the Phils have scored all flippin’ season.

  9. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Paging Brooks.

    This is when I tilt the Jack Daniels bottle back and pour.
    Considering a trip to the store for a 4 loko

  10. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    @ Lefty

    Dont take Miley you tell me.

    As if Wade Young would struggle.

    Thanks man.

    Looking at Collmenter and his 10 plus ERA for tomorrow night.

    Its possible.

  11. Lefty

    April 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm

  12. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Thats 9 hits and 6 runs for the D backs in 1.2 innings.

  13. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I was just figuring that Wade Miley would be channeling Denton True Young like Collmeter will be tomorrow. And the next skell after him.


  14. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    But now they are making the 2012 D backs with their 6 every day players with 0 RBI coming in look like the 1927 yankees too.

  15. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Galvis to get the first hit.

    Need to bring up about 6-12 more young hugry agressive guys.

    It cannot be any worse.

  16. Tracey

    April 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    (sigh) another exciting night of Phillies baseball..

  17. bostonkate

    April 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Glad to see Kendrick is doing as stellar as last season.

    This team is unreal. And needs a major overhaul.

  18. brooks

    April 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Its kate!
    What else is bothersome? How about why is Kendrick at bat? We aren’t far enough in the hole yet Cholly?

  19. bostonkate

    April 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Hey there Brooks! How have you been?

    This whole team is bothersome…I could write a flipping novel but I think everyone here has pretty much outlined it recently!

    I wish I could blame all of this on Cholly (although some bad managing in SF…He gets somewhat of a pass). But reality is….we have no offense. Even Pence swings at the first pitch. We need patience at the plate. A new hitting coach?

  20. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Miley is giving me an achey breaky heart.

  21. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Well that was a bomb.

  22. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    So much for KK

    Upton now has 2 rbi this year and a homer

    They all just happned to be in the first 4 innings today.

    In comes Herndon. There is hope

  23. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    April 23, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Gross is morose! Bring in Schmidt to re-teach how to hit! I’m running out of different kool-aid flavors to sustain me from realizing that we might not recover from this disgusting display this season so far. I tried to summon the ghost of Ed Delahanty one of the best hitters of his time and as a Phillie, but he just said, “You’re f***ed!” and jumped off the train. lol.

  24. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    At least Kubel had a homer and an RBI before he hit that bomb.

  25. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    The phillies have 7 homers this year.

    D backs may get more tonight.

  26. bostonkate

    April 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I feel like a Cubs fan.

  27. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Ed Delahenty who got drunk and in a fight and kicked off a train.
    Then fell into niagra falls!

    One of my all time favorites too.

    And one of the greatest hitters ever.

  28. Lefty

    April 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    No worries, to come back we now only have to score 20% of the runs we’ve scored all season.

  29. Lefty

    April 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Cy Miley or Miley Cy… – nah it can’t be that bad can it? Sheesh!

  30. brooks

    April 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Tonight if I could I would drink with you AFW – this is embarassing

  31. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Mayberry breaks an 0 for 13 and is now on fire!

    Nice to see Cody Ransom getting in his licks.

    He hit a big homer for the Phils in 2010. Vs the Reds is memory serves me right.


  32. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    2 hits off of Hanna Montana through 5

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    2. To involve in or hamper with financial difficulties.
    3. To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede.
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    5. To interfere with (a bodily function) or impede the function of (a body part).

  33. Jeff of Nova

    April 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I am so glad I haven’t bought a bunch of tickets to see this lame team.

    Oh wait I did bought tickets to all 3 games in Washington….. Oh my

    • schmenkman

      April 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      They’ll be hitting by then (and over .500). Have a good time.

  34. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    In case you are wondering.

    Hannah Montanas 7 Ks is a career high.

    Chuck why didnt you tell me to pick him up in fantasy whan I asked?

  35. guest

    April 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    At the game. Phillies look out of it. Kendrick was terrible. Got booed off the field. Tons of phillies fans here though supporting the cause and chanting let’s go flyers.

  36. Jeff of Nova

    April 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    This is worse than watching the 2nd period of the Flyers/Pens Game 4

  37. Jeff of Nova

    April 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Good thing we didnt trade Joe Blanton, KK looks horrible

  38. Jeff

    April 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Breaking news on MLB rumors

    Ruben is close to a big deal bringing in another starting pitcher

    • Troutman

      April 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      You mean Ruin Tomorrow Jr., doesn’t think we need any bats? Again? Guess he thinks they’ll need all that pitching in the WS…oh, wait a minute. That won’t be happening RAJ if you CAN’T EFFING SCORE ANY RUNS THIS YEAR!

    • Andrew from Harrisburg

      April 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      If we can find a pitcher with the ability to give up negative runs, that would be swell.

    • schmenkman

      April 23, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      Do you have a lnk for that rumor? I can’t find anything.

  39. Troutman

    April 23, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    This team is going nowhere. 5th straight year with a step backwards…no playoffs this year. Horrible

    • schmenkman

      April 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      Actually improved each year. Playoffs are a crapshoot. The Phillies have been one of the best of the recent successful teams in moving through the playoffs.

      These are the past 5 playoff appearances for teams that have been successful in recent years:

      Cardinals (last 8 years): 3 WS appearances, 2 WS wins
      Red Sox (last 8 years): 2 WS appearances, 2 WS wins
      PHILLIES (last 5 years): 2 WS appearances, 1 WS win
      Giants (last 15 years): 2 WS appearances, 1 WS win
      Yankees (last 6 years): 1 WS appearance, 1 WS win
      Rangers (last 16 years): 2 WS appearances, 0 WS wins
      Angels (last 8 years): 0 WS appearances, 0 WS wins
      Dodgers (last 16 years): 0 WS appearances, 0 WS wins
      Braves (last 10 years): 0 WS appearances, 0 WS wins

      Only two of the other 8 teams have been more successful in the playoffs.

      As long as the Phillies have a chance to make the playoffs (and especially if they win the division), they have as good a chance as anyone to win the WS. And their chances for winning the division are still very good.

  40. Jeff of Nova

    April 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Cody Ransom I remember him! pretty sure I would rather have him at 3rd not Polly

  41. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Ransom hit a homer. Vs Reds with Dobbs in 2010.
    Was the best game of the year.

    Savery saves the day!

    Come on Phils you can score 9 runs.

    Well if it was 900 inning games and not 9.

  42. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    @ Shenkman he is kiding I think.

    Making a joke that the General Moron I mean manager would bring in another starter.

    For the record 4 aces was stupid from day one. Just saying.

    2 aces and a lineup that can maybe get an occasional 3 run inning is whats needed.

    Or has a clue at the plate or is even professional hitters.

    • schmenkman

      April 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      Well, last year they had the 4 aces, AND, once Utley returned, the highest-scoring offense in the league.

  43. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Old McDonald with 3 hits.

    Same total as the fightins.

  44. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Why is Ruiz still in the game?

    He is 33 a history of head issues and needs his time managed.

    but would need a manager who understood that to do it I guess.

    • schmenkman

      April 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      I wonder who the 3rd catcher is if Schneider gets hurt after he replaces Ruiz? It used to be Werth, and then Ibanez. But I don’t know any more.

  45. Jeff

    April 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Sorry was joking. Good thing we have pap for the 9th.

  46. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Id have orr at 2b tomorrow and Freddy at SS

    that would just be the start.

    Id have Brown up and in left every game.

  47. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    I guess getting thrown out at home is a the cherry on top of the Sunday

    As to who the emergency catcher is at this point I do not know.

    Schneider is one of the players I never have a bad thing to say about.

    He fills his role almost perfectly. The Phillies need players who know their roles.
    If the Phillies intend to have Rollins occupy a spot near the top of the line up for the next 3 years. I am sorry but I have little hope for a franchise that thinks thats viable on a winning team.

    • schmenkman

      April 24, 2012 at 12:07 am

      The 2009 and 2010 Phillies disagree with your last sentence (not to mention 2011, but he bounced back last year).

      He may not belong near the top, especially against lefties, but a) I don’t think it matters that much where he hits, and b) there weren’t (and aren’t) many better options at short.

  48. brooks

    April 23, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Is it time for the over-under?
    I will say 75 wins – from what I see so far, that might even be a stretch.
    Just kidding, I am really expecting more along the lines of the team getting tepid at some point and putting 85 wins together somehow.

  49. Chuck A.

    April 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    @ Jeff of Nova…. I WILL “buy a bunch of tickets to see this lame team.” In fact, I figure if all the fair-weather fans don’t show up, I’ll be able to move closer to the action. Just like to old days. Thanks.

    • Chuck A.

      April 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      ^^Just like THE old days

  50. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    If the fan graphs and scouts are right and Roy is slowing down. and the Lee Injury lingered?

    I honestly think that minus Doc and Cliff this team is on a Padres and Mariners level.

    And it shouldnt be that way.

    • schmenkman

      April 24, 2012 at 12:11 am

      If you string together enough Ifs, the 27 yankees look like the padres.

      Put another, take away each team’s two best players and let’s see how they do. Oh wait. I guess we’re now talking 4 best players (or top 3 and very good one).

      • schmenkman

        April 24, 2012 at 12:12 am

        *Put another way…

  51. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 24, 2012 at 12:09 am

    These are the kind of menaingless runs the phillies score alot of.

    That make me laugh when people talk about total offensive numbers.

    and they have been doing this for years. Although normaly Howard and Ibanez where the kings of 3 run bombs up or down by 8 or more runs.

    Not complaining. Glad it happened.
    But this IS part of the pattern of concern for me.

    As it masks the fact that when its a one run game they NEVER hit anymore.

    • schmenkman

      April 24, 2012 at 12:15 am

      If you’re saying the Phillies do that more than other teams, I don’t think the facts support that theory.

      • Chuck A.

        April 24, 2012 at 12:21 am

        Schmenk, God bless ya….but you’re fighting a losing battle.

  52. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 24, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Im beyond arguing with the people who think that Howard is a feared hitter anymore and a star and that he and Utley are going to somehow fix this mess.

    You guys want to have have hope for that go for it.
    I see them disrupting any momentum this team may have when they come back. But at this point there may be no momentum at all so its moot anyway.

    5.5 games out of first.
    The good news?
    Wednesdays game isnt even on the MLB package! So I will not be seeing it.

  53. Andrew from Waldorf

    April 24, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I shuold say discuss and not argue as I am not going to argue with anyone at all this season.

    Going to enjoy it. Period.
    Win or lose. And have fun with it.

    Got my pissed off out the last 2 years with the Giants and Cards losses.

    At this point I dont see how this team makes the playoffs this year. And it is not close.

  54. brooks

    April 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Andrew – you’ve been drinking again…

  55. Rufino

    May 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    on مهر ۱۷, ۱۳۹۰ Can see why ben Davies stuck out at notts county. Any other team he would be in the rezizes every week but to them he was like Lionel messi

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