2012 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (36-44) vs. Marlins (37-40)

Philadelphia Phillies (36-44) at Miami Marlins (37-40)

Joe Blanton (7-6, 4.87) vs. Ricky Nolasco (6-6, 4.78)

TIME: 1:10, Marlins Park
PHL 17
Weather: Indoors
Media: Twitter and Facebook

It’s becoming harder and harder to root for this team as the slide continues well into the dog days of summer. Not that you shouldn’t root for your Phillies – it would make you a terrible fan if you didn’t – but you catch my drift.

Now, Jim Thome has been traded and the one true leader they had in the clubhouse is gone. Also, one of the guys you root for no matter the circumstance is an Oriole. We wish him the best.

We also wish the Phillies the best as they try to avoid a sweep. Doesn’t it seem like it’s all just gone so incredibly wrong? They lose 3-2 yesterday and again just couldn’t get that run when they needed to. Hamels didn’t pitch terribly, but it seems like a perfect storm at all times. When the pitchers pitch well, the offense doesn’t show. When the offense does show, the bullpen lets them down.

Just no sweep, please.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Pierre LF, Pence RF, Ruiz C, Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Wigginton 1B, Fontenot 2B, Blanton P

Allagash White
Your Gameday Beer – Twisted Tea Half and Half

It’s an Arnold Palmer, but with alcohol. Normally, I don’t get into the teas and lemonades and all that stuff, but when it’s pushing 100 degrees and you’re outside by a grill or pool, baking in the sun, these come in handy. Get a glass with some ice, pour it on, and let it flow. Please, drink responsibly. And enjoy the celebrations! – Pat Gallen


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  1. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    WOO HOO!!! You don’t see the Phils do that often!

  2. Dylan

    July 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Hamels pap and chooch all stars

    • Tracey

      July 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      I’m pleasantly surprised about Chooch. They were saying just a couple of days ago that there was no way he would make the All Star Game,

  3. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Ah well, there goes the perfect game.

  4. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Oh, beautiful play!!!

  5. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Rats. Tied it up.

  6. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    And…. the lead is blown. Let’s see if the Phils can figure out how to retake the lead. When was the last time they accomplished that? I can’t remember.

  7. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    crap crap crap

  8. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    July 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Sloppy Joe gives up his 19th homer. Go away Blanton. Bring up Cloyd, we did it with Worley last year and look hiw that worked. On a positive note, Pierre got his first assist! Lol. C’mon offense let’s lit up their gaudy park with some runs!! Go Phils!

  9. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    July 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    *how. *light
    Congrats to Cole, Carlos, and Pap!

  10. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Blanton is actually pitching better than a lot of our guys this year. That’s the scary thing.

  11. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    You could see on Blanton’s face, he knew he was going to be the rally killer.

  12. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    J. P. is the King of the Bunt! 🙂

  13. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    So now we know how the Phils can score a man on third: they need a wild pitch.

  14. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm


  15. Ken Bland

    July 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    So the Phils are like 0-36, or whatever when trailing after 7, or maybe its 8. But whatever it is, I guess they’ve maybe taken a lead or two, and given it back.

    The optimist in me says they’ll have a chance to do that right here. And right now. Well, clearly they have a chance, the optimist in me says they will at least tie.

  16. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    2 more LOB. This is ridiculous.

  17. Tracey

    July 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    “The Marlins have just gotten some insurance,” says the announcer. Who needs insurance? We all know the Phillies can’t overcome even a 1-run lead.

    • Ken

      July 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Tracey the Marlins couldnt beat anyone until this weekend and now they are on the verge of sweeping the Phillies. I hate Ozzie Guillen. The Phillies are could fall to 11 out. They will need to play close to .700 ball in the second half to win this thing.

      • Tracey

        July 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

        We’re experiencing what happened to the Mets a few years back. They had some injuries to key players and they just never came back. Welcome back to the basement of the major league; it was a good run while it lasted.

      • chuck schreiber

        July 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

        Play .700 to win what?? Are you delerious from the heat or what. They may win the 1st amateur draft choice at this rate. If they did they’d probably draft some HS player as they’ve been doing instead of some college banger.

  18. therookie300

    July 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Hamels is on the trading block according to sources. A dark day indeed. I think this team has a run in them yet, but they need it to happen soon.

    • Ken

      July 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      You trust that Yankees schill John Heymann ? Hes probably reporting it hoping the Yankees get involved and trade Cole to his favorite team. Trading Hammels doesnt make sense unless someone is going to overpay greatly for his services.

  19. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    July 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    The cameraman just panned the bench: they look disgusted and deflated. Hoping the all-star break can recharge their spirits ,and they can hit the reset button and be some semblance of the team that won 102 games last year. Man, I hate losing to Ozzie Guillen, also. The guy is a certified tool.

    • Ken

      July 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Big Ed, the Marlins are going to showcased on Showtimes “The Franchise” this year. Despite their crappy year, you just know this 3 game sweep is going to get airtime on TV and that clown Guillen is going to make a assinine statement. Losing 3 hurts, but the Marlins annoy me more than any team in the league. I hate Guillen.

      • "Big Ed" Delahanty

        July 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

        I hear you loud and clear, my friend: their team had the worst June of all the MLB teams, their stadium looks like a gaudy nightclub in South Beach, and Guillen will make more than one asinine statement. The only team I loath more than the hideous fish are the Yankees, who just received Qualls in a trade. Here’s to hoping he blows a crucial game for them!

      • chuck schreiber

        July 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm

        Big Ed I’m sure the Yankees will not let Qualls pitch in any crucial situation.

  20. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    July 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    @ Chuck Schreiber: Unfortunately, I know there isn’t’ a snowball’s chance in hell of that happening, lol. However, I’m gonna get out my Qualls voodoo doll and try!

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