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2012 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (31-37) vs Rockies (25-40)

Philadelphia Phillies (31-37) vs. Colorado Rockies (25-40)

Cole Hamels (9-3, 3.34) vs. Josh Outman (0-2, 8.44)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park

TV: PHL 17

Weather: 79, partly cloudy

Media: Twitter and Facebook

Updates: Freddy Galvis has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance… Ruben Amaro Jr. stated that David Herndon has visited with Dr. James Andrews and there’s a “strong possibility” he’ll require Tommy John Surgery… Michael Stutes may undergo exploratory surgery on his right shoulder after not progressing the way the Phillies would have liked… Laynce Nix suffered a setback in his recovery when he felt a pull in his injured calf while running the bases.


During the ebbs and flows of every baseball season, each team reaches a defining moment in which they’re struggling. The good teams battle back, finding a way to turn things around; the bad ones slip further into the abyss that eventually morphs into meaningless baseball over the final weeks of the season. The Phillies seemed to reach a defining moment  on Sunday, after they were swept out of Toronto by the Blue Jays. Now, they can either fight back and begin to make some headway in the standings, or they can continue their recent skid, and watch as a season that once held promise turns into a death march through the dog days of summer. We’ll begin to see just what the Phillies mettle is made of tonight when they begin a ten-game home stand against the Colorado Rockies with Cole Hamels on the mound.

The last few starts have not been friendly to Hamels. Since June 1st, he’s gone 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA. Teams have hit .281 against him in that span. If the Phillies are going to turn it around, it should start tonight with Hamels facing a much maligned Rockies lineup. Though his career numbers against Colorado aren’t great (1-1, 5.09), there’s really no excuse for Hamels to lay an egg tonight. He’s a bona fide ace, and the Phillies need him to pitch like one.

On the bump for the Rockies is former Phillies farmhand Josh Outman. Despite his suggestive moniker, Josh has gotten many men out in his first three starts, as his 7.94 ERA in games started suggests. In his lone start against the Phillies, Outman allowed three runs over six innings of work.

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

Your Gameday Beer– Saranac Hefeweizen Wheat Ale

In typical Saranac fashion, this brew features a wide array of tastes for your palette. Because it’s a wheat ale, the taste is particularly hoppy, with a slight bitterness.   It’s light-bodied and a very drinkable beer. Have it with a roast beef sandwich and some veggies. – By RD

Go Phillies!

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  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    June 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Cole showing the bad body language of a couple of years ago.

    This is why you never sign a player early.
    Let them all reach free agency.
    And let the chips fall where theyt fall.
    Every bad start his value for next year goes down.

    But also his value in a trade is going down.

    An hour of Seinfeld every day 7-8 PM.
    Decisions decisions.

  2. teejvee

    June 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Phillies are going to be bad for a long time. Cole knows it-they all know it. It seems obvious to me he’s pitching his way out of Phila.

  3. Lefty

    June 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    JMJ heating up, needs to play every day.

  4. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    June 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    @lefty: he certainly is starting to find his groove, and playing everyday would keep the groove going.

    Chooch is back on fire!!!! Awesome home run! Go Phils! However, looks like Qualls is coming in! Time to start my meditation techniques to keep from ripping out my hair.

    • Chuck A.

      June 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Ripping out your hair. Falling into the Falls. Do I detect a theme???

  5. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    June 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Chuck, you could say that! Lmao! I’d rather the theme be a team injured, down on their luck, and in disarray comes back to make it to the World Series, like one of those Hollywood films. We will see though.

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