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2012 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (65-70) vs. Reds (82-54)

Philadelphia Phillies (64-70) at Cincinnati Reds (82-54)

Kyle Kendrick (8-9, 4.01) vs. Mat Latos (11-4, 3.79)

Time: 7:10, Great American Ballpark
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies showed why other teams do not sleep on them. They played sound baseball in the 4-2 win on Monday afternoon. The story was Tyler Cloyd, but Jimmy Rollins chipped in and gave them all the offense they needed. This team can still beat you in several different ways.

Perhaps the wild card is out of the question in the NL, unless the Phillies go on a torrid run here. It seems like a matter of too little, too late, unfortunately. But that hasn’t stopped the Phillies from playing very well recently. They’re 19-13 since the beginning of August and have pushed themselves out of the gutter and into third place. Respectability is right around the corner as .500 is within grasp.Wait…is the wild card in reach? How many wins will that second wild card need? 85? 86?

As for tonight, Mat Latos provides a problem for Ryan Howard. The Piece is 0-for-8 with 8 strikeouts against him. Ouch.

Chase Utley was also seen working on ground balls at third base.

Joey Votto is off the DL for the Reds, but will not start. Thankfully.

LINEUP: Rollins SS, Frandsen 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Mayberry CF, Brown LF, Schierholtz RF, Kratz C, Kendrick P

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Go Phillies!

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  1. DCmikey

    September 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Why do we think “Nate” is good? How about lets try JMJ as an everyday Of’er. He does have a 5gm hitting streak going.

    I used the quotes bc someone made fun of me and rightfully so for attempting to spell Schienholtz (again butchered) yesterday in a post.

    Ryan Howard wake up vs this guy tonight.

    It’s always awkward w KK on the mound. The past has proven not to trust him. But how can you not scream for jellybeans over his past 4 games?!?!!!

    Also, I saw everything about BabeRUF not suiting up for us this season, but why can we not bounce NoMART (bc we have Petey Orr) and use Ruf w that spot?

    Let’s win tonight!!!!!

  2. schmenkman

    September 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Schierholtz has hit pretty well vs. Righties the past 2-3 years, and is good defensively. I donkt know that anyone sees him as an everyday player.

    And on Ruf, again he has playoff games to help Reading win, so they’re not going to screw that up when they big club isn’t in a race.

  3. Joey Spagna

    September 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Tonight Cincy’s gonna blow the doors off the Philly’s pitching.

  4. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Now that you mentioned Howard’s futility vs Latos, I’m sure there will be at least 2 hits one a smash.

  5. Chuck A.

    September 4, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    So after enduring MiniMart starting in right for a few games too many we’re now complaining about Nate Schierholtz?? Really? I just don’t get Phillies fans sometimes…

  6. brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Time for some Down Town D Brown!

  7. Morris Buttermaker

    September 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Ummm… Did the umpires just make up some rules there or something?

  8. Ken Bland

    September 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    My reaction to that is Jay Bruce does that to a lot of pitchers. What a player to have playing second fiddle to Votto. Not a terrible pitch, but location was too much in his power zone. With the Reds pen, it’s tough. But not impossible.

  9. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm


  10. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    3 up and 3 down? nah, too good to be true

  11. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Leash is short, right Cholly?

  12. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    No way that Broxton finishes the Phils untouched

  13. Ken Bland

    September 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Dusty managed that one by feel, or saw something. Chase was 3-7 against Broxton prior to that AB.If those raw numbers mean anything.

  14. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I wonder if Charlie will retire after this season and give the team to Sandberg.

    And Brooks any shot the Phils make contact in the 9th?

    But first we get to enjoy an inning of BJ Rosenberg.

  15. Ken Bland

    September 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Outtatown scoreboard…good stuff…O’s 12, Jays, zip, and the Rays lead the Yanks, 5-2. The way I figger it, if the Yanks don’t make the playoffs, and if Valentine gets axed, Red Sox Nation will consider it a very good year. Kinda like Iggle fans when if you were 2-12, it was cool, long as it was 2 wins against Dallas.

  16. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    It’s too bad Rosenburger cannot control his heat – I believe he throws the hardest on the Phils presently but that 12.71 ERA kinda gives the advantage to the batters

  17. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Phils are sleeping in tonight Andrew.

  18. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Go BJ Go.. I mean really, go on now.
    Bruce is becoming more and more like McCann –

  19. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    OM Goodness … when was the last time we saw the Freaky Dieky?

  20. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Have no fear
    Diekman is here!

  21. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    July the 29th –

  22. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    July 29th – I see the fog is starting to clear up some

  23. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    None of these gusy even deserve to be in spring training next year.

    Need to sign about 7 relievers.

  24. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Really short leash – you go Cholly

  25. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Yes, much better control, good move

  26. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Scotty has looked as old as he is all night long

  27. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    One swing of the mighty bat and this game goes to extra innings…

  28. Ken Bland

    September 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Well, fwiw, Howard’s 0-2 off Aroldis, but put the ball in play both times. Either a good sign, or due to K.

  29. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I think we can I think we can I think we can.

  30. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    12 pitches, 11 fastballs and 1 slider.
    And nobody can catch up to him.

  31. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Cholly sees something here… I know it!

  32. Ken Bland

    September 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Wonder what the thought process is that leads to a decision to let Howard face Chapman, but pull Brown. I get that Howard can theoretically jerk one, but Brown’s a contact guy. I guess politics don’t work that way.

  33. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I was shocked that Howard had before made contact vs Chapman.

    Id not let Howard ever face a lefty in the 8th or 9th of a 1 run game.

  34. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    4 hits.

    Phils are in mid season form in sept.

    12 45 tomorrow guys!

    There is always tomorrow!

  35. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Hopefully that was our sleeper tonight Andrew.

  36. Brooks

    September 4, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    It is so odd and very temporary that the Orioles are in first place in the AL East.

  37. Lefty

    September 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    What a BS call that was in the 4th inning. How could you call that a catch? And if it wasn’t how can there be a force at the plate if you already tagged second? Does MLB have replacement umps too? Unbelievable.

    • schmenkman

      September 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      It was ruled a catch — blown call obviously — so the runner on 2nd was doubled off for the 3rd out.

      • Lefty

        September 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        I know that, but when you see a team make a delayed throw home, after recording 2 outs- that should tell the clueless umps that the Reds knew the play wasn’t over. It’s like when a guy misses a bag or plate and tries to go back and gets tagged out- even if you called him safe initially, you gotta change the call.

        If the ball was a catch and the throw to second was out #2, the Reds wouldn’t throw home. And once the runner on second is ruled out, then the runner on third is no longer forced to run home, so stepping on the plate is not a force.

        Whatever, it’s still a BS call.

      • schmenkman

        September 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

        If the ball was a catch the throw to second is out #3.

  38. Lefty

    September 5, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Right, and what happens after out number three. The defense leaves the field and goes to it’s dugout. Did the Reds do that? No they tried to make more outs. Why? because they wanted to make 4 or 5 outs? Because maybe they would count toward next inning?

    They were telling the umps it was not a catch.

    And the blue crew last night remained clueless.

    • schmenkman

      September 5, 2012 at 7:19 am

      Yes — agreed.

    • Chuck A.

      September 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

      I can’t even get upset about it anymore.

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