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2012 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (37-46) at Mets (44-38)

Philadelphia Phillies (37-46) vs. New York Mets (44-38)

Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.08) vs. R.A. Dickey  (12-1, 2.15)

Time: 7:10, Citi Field
Weather: Sunny, 92
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cole Hamels has been the center of several rumors lately.  You have to wonder if these next few starts are his last in a Phillies uniform.  All Cole can do is go out there and try to get a win for the Phils.  The All Star has given up three runs or fewer in 13 of his 16 starts this year.

R.A Dickey has been one of the league’s best pitchers during the first half of the season.  He’s tops in the leagues in wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, and pretty much every other statistical category out there.  He’s coming off a torrid month of June where he went 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA.  In addition, he has dominated the Phillies throughout his career.  He is 3-3 with a 2.40 ERA in 45 innings against the Phillies.


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  1. DCmikey

    July 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Where is Benny fresh-Cisco playing these days??

    Over the lux tax, who cares.

  2. Ian Riccaboni

    July 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    DCmikey – Benny Fresh is with Toronto. He has hit only .227 for Toronto and is racking up frequent flyer miles going back and forth between Toronto and Vegas.

  3. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Whee! Phils score the first run! And I was worried about their sorry history with knuckleballers…

  4. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    OH BABY!!! This is looking very promising…

  5. chuck schreiber

    July 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Why not send Hamels with Pierre & Pense coming up. Which one of these two is going to hit a sac fly? Neither of course. Send hamel he would have made it. Think ahead Samuel.

  6. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm


  7. chuck schreiber

    July 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Scott Hairston, what a monster against us. He’s this years Cody Ross. A piece of crap who we continuely make look like Babe Ruth.

  8. chuck schreiber

    July 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Next time up, someone please put one in his earhole. PLEASE.

    • Lefty

      July 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      You should be managing the team. It’s amazing the guy has 12 home runs, and 5 are against the Phils. And no one has thought of that yet?

      • Tracey

        July 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        And this time, maybe Cole can keep his mouth shut about it…

      • chuck schreiber

        July 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm

        I’m sure they thought about Lefty, but have they done it. Just Ross in the NLS 2 years ago.

      • Joey Sagna Mineola

        July 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

        The’re chicken. no doubt.. make no mistake. They know they will be sellers (sell outs) in the next few days.

  9. chuck schreiber

    July 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Five batter, less Chooch, with a runner in scoring position and we were able to get ZERO fu—-g runs, plus Polanco loafed on the KO. Christ.

  10. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    WHEW!!! OK, now we’re back to the starting point. Let’s get the offense kicking again.

  11. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    OH YES!!!!

  12. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Aw crap. I turn away to take a phone call, and the Mets take the lead.

  13. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Back and forth and back and forth… I’m getting dizzy!!!

  14. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    WOW!!!! Hell of a play by Victorino!

  15. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Terrible judgment to send Fontenot there.

  16. LCMRSalazar85

    July 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    What was Samuel thinking?

  17. JohnMatrix

    July 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Wow. Lay off the soul glo samuel, its clouding your judgement

  18. Ken Bland

    July 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Looks like Wright has faced Bastardo 3 times, a walk, and an oh fer.

    I’m dreading the dreaded leadoff walk to him. I HATE leadoff walks.

  19. glutenous

    July 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Aaand here we go.

  20. Ken

    July 5, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I hope tonight ends the talk of trading Hammels. I contend it makes no sense to trade away a guy who is 28 years old. Victorino? Pierre? Wigginton? I get it. Cole ? Does not make sense unless they cant afford to re sign him which I dont believe is the case.

    • Ken Bland

      July 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Trading Hamels is one thing. Seeing what you can get for him is sensible. If another GM is non-sensible, then maybe trading him is maybe okay. Gotta keep an open mind. I doubt you get enough to justify dealing him as you accurately described him, but what do I know?

  21. Ken Bland

    July 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    That might be an example of Charlie’s loud and vocal critics that say he won because talent made up for his mistakes. Bastardo threw a talented inning, so to speak, but maybe the right call was Schwimer, brining Papelbon in early if Schwim struggled.

    But, all’s well that ends well, as Bastardo did his job.

    After freaking starting out 3-0 against Wright! GRRRRRRR!

  22. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Only a 1-run lead… yikes…

  23. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm


  24. Ken Bland

    July 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    All I know is a couple times recently, Papelbon has said, “I need to do a better job.”

    Early inning drama aside, here’s his chance to do it.

    Right here, right now.

  25. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    (must make Phanatic voodoo fingers at the next batter…)

  26. Manny

    July 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm


  27. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm


  28. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm


  29. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    July 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm


  30. Manny

    July 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    WOW.! WOW

  31. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Un ephing believable.

  32. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    That was not unlucky. That was we-sucky.

  33. Manny

    July 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm


    THAT’S PAINFUL!!!!!!!!!!

  34. JohnMatrix

    July 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm


  35. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    July 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    (insert loudest angry scream possible here)

  36. Manny

    July 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm


  37. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Pence can’t field to save his life, and Papelbon is overrated.

    • Ken

      July 5, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Pablebon was fortunate to kick-save that ball Murphy hit up the middle because that ball was destined for CF and the game would have been over there. Why he kept pitching Valdespin inside is beyond me. I wonder if the Home run he hit in Philly was in the back of his mind ? Ugly end to an otherwise entertaining game.

  38. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    The good news is: this stuff drives down the Phillies ticket prices on Stub Hub.

    The bad news is: would you even want to pay the lower prices to watch this garbage?

  39. chuck schreiber

    July 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hate them Mutts.

  40. Stuart

    July 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Pence is a terrible, god awful fielder. He dives he might make that catch but he just stumbled forward.

  41. AKCMutt

    July 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    suck it

  42. JohnMatrix

    July 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    It would be unlucky if he hadnt walked 2 guys. It was just ugly. Man i hate david wright, that horse toothed pole smoker. This team continues to find ways to lose. Incredible

  43. Tracey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    When he dives, he misses the ball and looks even more stupid.

    • Ken

      July 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      Tracey he stumbled toward it like he had jelly legs. A good jump and that ball is catchable in my opinion. He was too deep. A single wins the game in that situation.

  44. Double Trouble Del

    July 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Like watching Billy Wagner when you really need the save he comes up small-get used to 4 years of this.

  45. 2012 Phillies: D-O-N-E!

    July 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm


  46. phills_nills

    July 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    13 games back rant over!

  47. Andrew From Waldorf

    July 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    when your hot your hot when your not your not.

    Fun watching teams like the Mets and NAts that have what the Phils had 4 or 5 years ago.

    Those days are so long gone its sad.

    Someone email me when Ruben or Charlie are no longer GM and manager.
    Because until that happens anything is treading water.

    Take care PN
    I dont feel like piling on this mess much anymore.

    • Ken

      July 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Blame Juan Samuel for this loss. That decision to send Fontenut was awful. Ruined a potential game killing rally. Im ticked !!

      • schmenkman

        July 5, 2012 at 10:46 pm

        Operative word is “potential”. It’s much more likely that that wouild have been the end of the rally. With Hairston in left it was a good gamble.

  48. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    July 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Out of all the losses this one has me the angriest. FU Cinco-Ocho. Man I could punch out a wall right now.

  49. Jeff

    July 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Who cares. Pap is the most overrated player with that money in
    Baseball history. Pence is a fck

  50. Ken

    July 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    The pivotal play of the game was Samuel sending Fontenut ruining a rally. Terrible call. He sent him when he was at third and the LF had the ball in his glove.

    • Joey Sagna Mineola

      July 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Hey Pap—-smearbon, glad you left Boston??????????

    • frank

      July 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Sweet. Love to see the phillies go down. The fans are awful and insult players on opposing team every time they lose. Their window is closed and opening for nats and mets. Not this year for mete but real soon. It will be so sweet to see phillies in last for years. Ha

      • aintyoBoy

        July 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        Day aint gonna do nuthin dis year. I called it long ago.

  51. Andrew From Waldorf

    July 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Pences undisciplined style does not fit now.

    Last year when I was in desperation mode to try to win a WS. I was all for getting him.
    Well we didnt win and if he goes it isnt a bad thing.

    This mix does not work.

    And I dont care if Howard hits 60 homers in the second half this year and 75 next year.

    This mix no longer is even close to working.
    And the manager cant pitch the starters arms out to win 102 games anymore.
    He already did that.

    Losing Beltran and Reyes makes the Mets so much better. And Beltran can hit 50 homers this year and they are better without him.

    Dont know how else to explain it to you guys who think the big bonus primma donnas are great. The Phillies are now a roster of Beltrans and Reyes.
    Thank you Ruben Minaya.

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