2012 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (28-26) vs Marlins (30-23)

Philadelphia Phillies (28-26) vs. Miami Marlins (30-23)

Joe Blanton (4-5, 5.05) vs.  Carlos Zambrano (3-3, 3.00)

Time: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 75
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Coming off a loss yesterday when Cole Hamels didn’t exactly have his best stuff, the Phillies look to take the series win–or loss–today against the Marlins. A win and a loss by the Nationals would put the Phillies 2.5 games out of first, but still in last place.

However, the Phillies look like they will have a tough time getting a win today with Joe Blanton taking the mound–a guy who has a 12.51 ERA, .412/.444/.882 (1.327 OPS) against, 2.268 WHIP in his last three starts.

Over his career, he has a 4.66 ERA in day games, a 4.06 ERA at Citizens Bank Park, and a 3.10 ERA against the Marlins. Jose Reyes has just four hits in 24 at-bats against him, but Chris Coghlan is .500 (7-14) against the Phils righty. Overall, I’d expect to see Blanton give up somewhere around 4-5 runs in 5-6 innings, which means the Phillies need to score runs to win today.

The bad news is that Carlos Zambrano will be on the mound for the Fish, and he’s posted a 3.00 ERA this year. He’s coming off a start against the Nationals where he threw six innings of three-run ball and got the win. Over his career, he’s posted a 3.86 ERA in day games, 5.35 ERA at Citizens Bank Park, and a 4.26 ERA against the Phillies. The Phils need to get to him early and get in his head if they want to win the game and take the series.

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

Whirlwind WitbierYour Gameday Beer – Philadelphia Brewing Co. Walt Wit

“We fathom you not–we love you–there is perfection in you also;
You furnish your parts toward eternity;
Great or small, you furnish your parts toward the soul.”
-Walt Whitman, “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”

A light, pleasant Belgian white ale, brewed in Philadelphia and named after the area’s greatest poet. Had it for the first time at Mac’s Tavern on Market Street the other night, and it tasted like a more citrus-filled version of Hoegaarden. All in all, not bad, and if nothing else, an excuse to quote “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.”

– By former PN Writer Michael

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  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    June 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Donny Melwood you did this.

    Blame me all the time but its you.
    So much for my post about how Howie and Useless coming back will doom them.

    You killed the site forever.

    Kind of sad.

  2. brooks

    June 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Amazingly inept – as soon as the Phils even start to look like they are in the position to make a move on the division, they stink the place up – incredible

    • Jeff Dowder

      June 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      That’s the sign of a .500 team, which is probably what we’re looking at here.

      • c schreiber

        June 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

        Agreed!!

  3. Dipsy

    June 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Guys hey I am the dipsy listen to me talk.

    This team stinks. Rollins is just terrible to watch. Utley is just collecting his money before he retires. Howard is the k king of philly. Joe blow is like watching me play ball. Hey I am the dipsy. Listen to me. This team is done. Not going anywhere. Cole cant handle a 3 run lead yesterday. His wife can. Hey I am the dipsy listen to me talk

  4. AZHokie22

    June 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Watching Rollins’ approach (or lack thereof) to an at bat is made all the ore aggravating by the fact that the glorified bench player behind him has just been flat out good at the plate over the last 8 games or so.

  5. Jeff

    June 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Reporter- hey Charlie why isn’t juan leading off

    Charlie- he is a better bunter.

    Asshole manager with no clue

    • c schreiber

      June 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Does it tell you how bad our offense is when a career minor leaguer is batting cleanup. (luna).

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