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2012 Game Recaps

Fish Fry Phils In Florida

Mike Stanton played a part in all of the Marlins runs today. He looks like he'll be a terror for Phillies fans for years to come. (AP)

The month of June has not been very friendly to the Phillies, and it would be more of the same today as they lost a second straight game to the Marlins 3-2.


– So far this season, the Miami Marlins have owned Cole Hamels. In his first two starts against them, Hamels posted an 0-2 record and a 6.00 ERA. Today he looked more like himself.

– In the first inning, Giancarlo Stanton hit a missile out to left field, and it looked like Hamels may be in for another tough outing against the Fish. It was frustrating because the homer came with two outs and the bases empty. Stanton would once again get Hamels in the third with two outs when he doubled to score Jose Reyes and give the Marlins the lead for good.

– Hamels pitched great today. He didn’t have a dominant outing with a ton of strikeouts (5 Ks), but he allowed three runs over seven innings. With a modest offensive effort, those type of numbers from your starter are almost always good for a win. Unfortunately, the offense wasn’t up to the task this afternoon.


– Coming into today’s game, Mark Buehrle had an ERA north of 5.50 when facing the Phillies this season. He was a pitcher who the Phillies had  hit around in beating him both times he faced them. It seemed as though all the Phils would have to do was show up and do their thing, and a victory would be in the cards. Unfortunately, they didn’t show up. It was a lethargic, hapless effort from the bats. It wasn’t as though they wasted a lot of opportunities either. They left six men on base, but, despite that number, they really didn’t seem to threaten Buehrle all that much. It seemed to me like they weren’t in the game mentally and just mailed it in. That’s the first time I’ve gotten that impression from this team in a long, long time. They’d score a run on a sacrifice fly from Shane Victorino and a Hunter Pence home run. They’d strand the tying run on second base in the ninth inning. Not great.


– Coming into this series with the Phillies, the Marlins had dropped 17 of their last 21 games. They were in a free fall in the standings. It seemed as though the Phillies could really gain some momentum if they could take two of three or even sweep the series. Now they’re trying to avoid a sweep.

– The Phillies are now 9-19  in the month of June. No matter what happens the rest of the way, this month could very well be the one that defines their season. If they get hot after the All Star break and end up missing the playoffs by a game or two, this month will stand out more than any other.

– The Phillies are now just 10-16 against the N.L. East this year. It’s cliche, but good baseball teams win against their division. It’s something the team has done the last five years, and it’s something they’ll need to start doing again if they want to make a run at this thing.


– During the game today, Jim Salisbury tweeted that the Phillies and Orioles are in serious discussions regarding Jim Thome. As of now, nothing is imminent. But it makes sense for the Phillies to deal Thome, so this something to monitor over the next few days.

– The Phillies are now a season-high eight games under .500. It’s the furthest back in the standings they’ve been since June 2006.

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  1. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    June 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Phillies just traded Gentlemen Jim. May he fare well.

    • Ryne Duren

      June 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      yea big ed i heard. whatta you gonna do though? ya know. it seems like more and more every day the phils ship is dead in the water. may as well have him play for someone with a better shot than us. hopefully this is the start of more moves to retool for next year. i hope the next move is cholly, then kendrick. sad to see jimbo go but i give him my best.

  2. Andrew from Waldorf

    June 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    And they got these 2 in return.


    How funny is it that people here thoguht theyd like get a #3 starter for him?

    Good luck to Jim.

    At least now he on a team with a chance.

    I guess no one else wants a new GM and manager.
    I do!!!!!!!

    • Jeff Dowder

      June 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Andrew, you’ll have to find the postings where “people here” thought Thome would bring back a starting pitcher. I don’t recall anyone saying that. The Twins didn’t get anything back when they traded Thome to Cleveland last season, why would anyone think he had value this season?

      • Andrew from Waldorf

        June 30, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        Jeff I can barely read. And actually dont most of the stuff.

        But when he was rolling as the DH in inter league games.
        People were saying how he is a better DH than most people in the AL have.
        And they thought they would get value in a trade.
        At the time I politely told them he has no value. But these people dont realize Howard Utley and Rollins have no value also. Lee getting close to no value too.
        It was me trying to educate people. Which I try not to do as much.
        Because its pointless. I cant do it.
        But yes people here thought he had real trade value.
        They also think Howard is a premier power hitter baseball.

        Yea I may be an asshole.
        I dont lie though.

      • Chuck A.

        June 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

        Can you educate ME, Andrew?

  3. brooks

    June 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I just got back – saw the end of the game and does it ever look familiar. Pence and Victorino end the game in silence.
    Pence and Victorino – again. Familiar tune, same results.

    • Ken

      June 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      What gets my goat is the Marlins have been dreadful all month until the Phillies came to town. That Ozzie Guillen is obnoxious and he is sitting in the dugout laughing.

  4. Andrew from Waldorf

    June 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Pence also got picked off first. To go with his bad fielding.

    When chooch got the hit in the 9th he should have stopped at first instead of the double then Pence wouldnt have to hit with a RISP.

    But pence is also with chooch the only 2 guys hitting right now.

    Thus ends an 8-19 June.

    Pour a drink Brooks and enjoy yourself.

    • Ryne Duren

      June 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      AFW a couple of comments back you commented tha you may be an a-hole. naaaa! you’re just the rest of us! we’re all on the same bus we all have ideas but in the end we all just want the phightens to phight and win! now here’s one for ya i have a shirt and the saying on it goes like this…MY PARENTS SAID I COULD BECOME ANYTHING I WANTED TO.. SO I BECAME AN A-HOLE! i’m 62 and my dad is 83 i showesd him the shirt and he almost peed himself. cause growing up he called me that alot. ( well deserved too i might add lol)

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