Gameday: Padres (11-21) at Phillies (14-18) – Phillies Nation
2012 Gameday

Gameday: Padres (11-21) at Phillies (14-18)

San Diego Padres (11-21) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-18)

Clayton Richard (1-4, 4.89) vs. Vance Worley (2-2, 2.84)

Time: 7:05 Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Clear, 67
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies will have some new blood on the roster when they take the field tonight. The hope is that with these new guys will come some new vibes around the team, which is currently marred in a season-long, three-game losing streak. Lucky, for the Phillies–a team that could use a few wins and some momentum–there is no better doormat in the N.L. than the San Diego Padres, who are currently sporting an N.L. low 11 wins this season, with just two of those wins coming on the road.

So far, the big issue for the Padres has been scoring runs. While their pitching ranks in the middle of the pack, they have scored just 102 runs this season, second worst in the N.L., ahead of only Pittsburgh. That’s good news for Vance Worley as he looks to bounce back from his worst start of the season against Washington–a game in which he went six innings, but allowed five runs. Worley’s faced the Padres once already this year, and was brilliant, pitching seven shutout innings to get his first win of the season.

Opposite Worley will be left-hander, Clayton Richard. 2012 has been a something of a struggle for Richard so far, as his 4.89 ERA would be the highest of any season he’s pitched in since 2008 when he made just eight starts and 13 appearances for the White Sox. Richard was the only Padres starter the Phillies did not face during their four game series in San Diego, but he has been good against the Phils historically, sporting a 2.40 ERA in two career starts against them. Both of those starts came in the pitcher-friendly confines of Petco Park, however. He has never pitched at the much more hitter-friendly CBP.

Fans looking to get a look at the new faces on the Phillies roster will have to wait as Hector Luna has been held out of the starting lineup. There is a fair chance we could see Diekman or Valdes out of the bullpen tonight, though, as Worley has failed to go deeper than seven innings in any start this season and  has pitched just one complete game in his career.

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

Your gameday beer: Heineken

I bought some Heineken for tonight’s game and, knowing that, thought it’d be fraudulent if I didn’t recommend it in my Gameday. As far as imports go, there’s nothing quite like this reliable standby. It doesn’t have a complex taste, so it may not rate highly in the opinions of wiser beer connoisseurs than myself, but sometimes there is reverence in simplicity. I’ve found it goes great with baja fish tacos. – By Ryan


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  1. Jeff

    May 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    2nd and 3rd 1 out Vic and pence

    Nothing. Pathetic

  2. Jeff

    May 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    We stink. This the padres. Vance vic go away.

    Should of had a 4-0 lead. This team is just bad. No other way to
    Sugar coat it. They are terrible.

  3. Jeff

    May 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    God Ty is terrible at first. Just terrible defensively.

  4. Jeff

    May 11, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Are you kidding me. Tom McCarthy says Ty saves Vance with the third
    Out. Hey idiot he should of had him out on the pitch before.

  5. Jeff

    May 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Again 1st and 3rd 1 out. Pence a waste again. Need to score.

  6. Tracey

    May 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Woo hoo!
    Fred-DY! Fred-DY! Fred-DY!

  7. Tracey

    May 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Ruh roh … is 2 runs enough of a lead for this sorry-ass bullpen?

  8. c schreiber

    May 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. sadly the run is over…it was tremendous while it lasted..I guess we’ll reload soon and unload those salaries…. Doc, Lee, Rollins-?, Howard-?..Than we’ll have $$ for Cole, but will he want us????

    • schmenkman

      May 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Yes, that is funny. 5 and a half out with only 130 to go.

      • Don M

        May 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm

        Best comment of the day!

  9. JohnMatrix

    May 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    That girl had a fine ass. P.s. I miss game threads

  10. JohnMatrix

    May 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    That girl had a fine as s. P.s. I miss game threads

  11. JohnMatrix

    May 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    That girl had a fine as s. P.s. I miss game threads. Wait it said this comment was too short to post?

  12. schmenkman

    May 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    So – Podsednik traded to the Red Sox for cash?

  13. JohnMatrix

    May 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Cash is good. Charlie will get himself some hookers! Gapped teeth so my dick gotsta fit.

  14. Tracey

    May 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Wow… I had almost forgotten the words to High Hopes!

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