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Gameday: Phillies (48-59) vs Diamondbacks (55-52)

Philadelphia Phillies (48-59) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (55-52)

Cliff Lee (2-6, 3.73) vs Trevor Cahill (9-9, 3.75)

Time: 1:35 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Upper 80’s/Lower 90’s, sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies look to take the series win today against the Diamondbacks, as they send Cliff Lee out on the mound. I think it’s safe to say that Lee won’t have to worry about any of the trade rumors that have been swirling. Ruben Amaro Jr. came out and stated that Lee “isn’t going anywhere”, and I believe him.

Lee is coming off one of his best starts of 2012, where he threw seven innings of shutout baseball on Tuesday against the Nationals.

Trevor Cahill will be on the mound for the D-Backs. Back on April 25, he allowed four runs in 5.1 innings in a 7-2 loss to the Phils.

Jimmy Rollins streak of 62 straight games started is over, as he gets the day off today after getting scratched from the original lineup.

Lineup: Schierholtz RF, Frandsen 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Mayberry CF, Brown LF, Kratz C, Martinez SS, Lee P

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  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    And theres Donald M. Wheeler saying

    Look Halladay and Lee havent won back to back all year.


    Like being in last place. Or losing to the Cardinals or Giants.

    Unless maybe some retard in Waldorf predicted everything.

    I just hope they dont hit it to short.

    There is an empty spot there now.

  2. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    The balls just flying out there

    Its the wind and the heat.

    I mean minus Cliff and his 135 million contract ( and 2 wins) they would be

    Oh my!

    Can they survive without him? Waivers?

    I am just glad hes here.
    And Valdez and Blanton and all the other midling scrubs are gone.

  3. psujoe

    August 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Minny Mart sucks. lee shold be batting 8th.

  4. Jeff

    August 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    like gammons said the phillies would be nuts to not let lee go. get rid of that piece of garbage.

    money baby. gallen smells

  5. Jeff Dowder

    August 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I think Lee’s next start will be in a Dodger uniform, and I think that’s the smart move for the Phillies to make. Just wave goodbye and get out from under that contract.

  6. Lefty

    August 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    It’s a damn shame Utley’s knees suck. He’s hitting HR’s at about a “40 per year pace” since he returned.

  7. Chuck A.

    August 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Ok Jeff D, if Lee isn’t here here’s the rotation:


    A lot of ifs but I guess a better rotation going into the season than 2008’s.

    • Jeff Dowder

      August 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      It doesn’t matter what the 2013 rotation is, the rest of Lee’s deal isn’t even remotely close to being team friendly. He turns 34 in a few weeks and if you count the 2016 buyout, he’ll be getting paid an average of over $29 million a season from 2013-2015. That’s just insane for a pitcher who has already seen his best days. This waiver claim by the Dodgers is RAJ’s chance to hand that bad contract over to someone else.

      Nothing against Lee, he’s still a good pitcher. This is just a great opportunity to shed a contract that will look worse and worse as each season goes by.

  8. Ken Bland

    August 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I see where Sterling Joe Blanton gave up a run in his 1st inning as a Dodger. But he kept the ball in the park.

    Phils will probably score this inning, being as Pierre is leading off.

  9. Manny

    August 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    This is Howard’s time to shine.. Just drive it deep.. NO DP!

  10. Manny

    August 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    25Ks in last 52 appearances.. yikes.. CMON HOWARD

  11. Ken Bland

    August 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Here’s where I do my Brooks immitation.

    RyHo has K’d in 25 of his last 52 PAs.

    Why he’s not getting all take signs with Mini mart not available to PH is beyond me.

    C’mon Ryan. Drill one.

  12. Jeff

    August 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    No way Howard wins it. Waste of space.

    Get rid of lee. All that money we can use to build this team.

    • Manny

      August 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      You were saying?

  13. Manny

    August 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm


  14. Ken Bland

    August 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    So long, last place.

    It’s been a thrill having a relationship with you for the last 90 days or so.

    #clearoutandoutsarcasm, as they say in twitterville.

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