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2012 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (26-24) vs. Mets (27-22)

Philadelphia Phillies (26-24) vs. New York Mets (27-22)

Joe Blanton (4-4, 4.55) vs. Jeremy Hefner (0-2, 6.17)

Time: 7:10, Citi Field
Weather: Sunny, 88
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Somehow, someway, the Phillies are two games over-.500 after what has been a tumultuous first eight weeks. From here on out, it won’t get any easier.

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Roy Halladay will miss 6-8 weeks with a lat strain in his right shoulder. The ace of aces hasn’t looked right for much of this season, and we now know why. Kyle Kendrick will likely be the guy who takes his spot in the rotation. However, there is also still a hole from the missing Vance Worley.

Worley threw off a mound today and felt no pain in his right elbow. However, he still may have to go on a quick one-game rehab stint before he returns to the bigs.

Carlos Ruiz is not in the lineup tonight, but according to Charlie Manuel he is available off the bench. That’s great news as many were wondering what his injury was all about. He has a sore hamstring, so the Phillies are playing safe.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Pierre LF, Pence RF, Wiginton 1B, Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Galvis 2B Schneider C, Blanton P.


Your Gameday Beer – Jameson and Ginger Ale

This concoction is a fave of mine. And lets face it – after the news of Halladay hitting the DL, you’ll need something a little stronger this evening. It’s sweet and refreshing. Which is also something you’ll need since it’s 147 degrees outside. But don’t go overboard on these; the alcohol content will sneak up on you. Plus, it’s only Tuesday. – Pat Gallen


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  1. teejvee

    May 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Please Reuben and Charlie do NOT put Joe Blanton on the mound in ever again.EVER. His time with the Philies is over.

  2. brooks

    May 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    JB JB JB JB JB JB JB – yes, he had his very nice outings its time to level out his performance

  3. charlie

    May 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    The fat assplug Jb gave up a dinger to the muts pitcher lol. Get rid of this piece of garbage.

  4. Tracey

    May 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm


  5. Jeff

    May 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Teejee mother is dorty

  6. Jeff

    May 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    God joe sucks big Dipsy. They are badddd

    Rollins is a waste of a gap.

  7. brooks

    May 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Way to go Joe – as of May 14th, 3 starts ago the ERA was below 3. Now its above 5 and its still May!!!!!!! You are astounding Joe Blanton, simply amazing.

    • brooks

      May 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      Joey is wanting a break, a little nap time

  8. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    May 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Brooks, I think the past few games hideous TMac said it was over 12!!! I cannot wait until he is no longer a Phillie. Phils need to rally.


    May 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    At least we won’t have Joe Blanton to kick around next year.

  10. Ryne Duren

    May 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    good game joe! go puke! you too vic nice cut on a baal above your eyes!

  11. upandaway

    May 30, 2012 at 2:52 am

    You guys are laughably predictable. And lame.

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