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Gameday: Phillies (73-72) at Astros (46-99)

Philadelphia Phillies (73-72) at Houston Astros (46-99)

Kyle Kendrick (9-10, 3.83) vs. Dallas Keuchel (1-7, 5.35)

Time: 7:05 p.m at Minute Maid Park
Weather: Chance of Storms (Retractable Roof), 82
TV:Comcast Sportsnet
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies are three games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card.  The Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers won last night, meaning the Phillies gained a little ground.  The Phillies will try to give the Astros their 100th loss of the season tonight.

What else can we say about Kyle Kendrick?  He had a rough start to the year, but has been fantastic lately.  He hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.  In his last six starts, he is 5-1 with a 1.49 ERA.

While Kendrick is riding a hot streak, his counterpart is in the midst of a slump.  Dallas Keuchel won his Major League debut in June, but is 0-7 with a 6.35 ERA since.  He has a 1.54 WHIP and allows 9.7 hits per nine innings.  The Phillies were able to drive runners home last night with their offensive outburst, and they need to do the same tonight as the opposing pitcher gives up a lot of baserunners.

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GO PHILLIES!

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  1. Ian Riccaboni

    September 15, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Are we in must-win territory yet? I think we may be!

    Go Phils!

    • Devin

      September 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      We’ve been in must-win territory since the All-Star Break.

  2. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I think a valid question is this: What are we seeing in Jimmy right now? Regardless of how he gets on base, does he have a burst of speed tonight, of guts? Did he take a mexican jumping bean? You know what I mean – if he can do this now, why cant he do this more often? What does that say? Tonight he’s giving his all?

    • Tracey

      September 15, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Maybe it just says that Houston isn’t a good enough team to stop him.

  3. Tracey

    September 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    We are in WILL WIN territory!!! 🙂

  4. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    99 losses with 17 games to go, wow…

  5. Josh

    September 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Wtf is wigginton playing. Give Ruf a chance against a lefty. I hate Charlie’s decisions.

  6. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Basically Jimmy Rollins gave the Phils a run, if ANYONE could have just hit a fly ball? Deep grounder? Hey, how about a single? Stranded…

  7. Tracey

    September 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    aw crap

  8. Tracey

    September 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    OK guys, lets pull that offense together. Pirates won today; that means WE have to win tonight.

  9. Joey Spagna

    September 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    2 – 4- – 6-8
    who do we apprecate? The Astrosthe Asros Yaaaaaay!
    Astros

  10. Tracey

    September 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I love it when the pitcher gets a hit. 🙂

  11. Joey Spagna

    September 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I’m BOMBED

  12. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Looks like the KK we thought we left behind.
    Any offense tonight perchance? We gonna needs it

  13. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    bleh

  14. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Comon Mayberry bail them out

  15. Ken Bland

    September 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Pretty huge inning coming up with maxwell batting again.

    I don’t know how much they can really afford to fall further behind, or go early to the pen.

    I’d guess KK settles down here, but that’s a risky prop.

  16. Tracey

    September 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    This is still very salvageable, but I’m not liking they way they look tonight.

  17. Ken Bland

    September 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Let’s see if they can get Frandsen to the plate this inning as a minimum.

  18. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Keuchel is awful. 3 hits, 3 walks and still no runs in 3 plus innings. Says alot for our offense eh?
    Comon Jimmy

    • schmenkman

      September 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      It says both good things and bad things about the offense.

      • Brooks

        September 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        Good things would be runs – I mean, that is all that counts toward the final outcome.

      • schmenkman

        September 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm

        Of course. At least they’re getting baserunners.

  19. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Keuchel 5.09 ERA – still 0 runs

  20. Ken Bland

    September 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Well, here we go. Either get back in it, or have a real great inning.

  21. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    13 men LOB, 0 for 6 with RISP

  22. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I was hoping the 3 rbi Howard had last night would ring a familiar bell but so much for a streak.

  23. Tracey

    September 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    argh

  24. Tracey

    September 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    oh good grief

  25. DavidE

    September 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Not sure why they didn’t start Ruf today. Howard generally has had problems with lefthanders and certainly doesn’t help them in the field.

    • Ken Bland

      September 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Charlie said he thought about it, but Howard either said, or showed body languagethat he wanted to play. I forget which, but Charlie did say he thought about it.

  26. Ken Bland

    September 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    This should be Keuchel’s last inning, if he makes it through.

    I frankly have no idea if that’s good or bad.

  27. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    September 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    C’mon boys! Let’s get some runs!!

  28. Jeff

    September 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Cant score a run off of a punch and Judy.

    Ruff is better then the big turd.

  29. Ken Bland

    September 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    And of course adding misery to the pain is that Milwaukee erased a 4-1 Met lead, and now leads 6-4.

    At least there’s still time to reverse both situations, but that’s a brutal parlay to now.

  30. Clueless McCarthy

    September 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    “X”avier? Thank god for the mute button.

  31. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    September 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Flatlining tonight. Bad time to have this occur really hate playing the Astros in September Would have loved to see Ruf get a chance tonight to start at first. Oh well.

    • Ken Bland

      September 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      I do believe you’ll see him tomorrow. It would be a cheapshot to mention Wally Pipp in the same breath. Ooops.

      What a disappointing game!

  32. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Very quick 1 – 2 – 3
    0 for 9 with RISP, 11 men LOB. KK 4 runs, 5 innings – looks like KK in May.

  33. Brooks

    September 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Why oh why do the Phils just shut down when playing these crap teams? Especially the damn Astros

  34. SavannahPhilliesPhan

    September 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    What is going on? This is really sad….they look like the June Phillies!!

  35. Tracey

    September 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    They’re playing down to the opposition, a problem they have always had, but this is not a good time to have that problem.

  36. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    September 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    That game b$&w!

  37. Matteo

    December 31, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Yep. As long as there is a JH, there will be no Ryno. I will say, I thought this wlduon’t be the best situation for him when he was in contention last year. After spending some time with a real organization and getting the feel for how to run things the right way I would love to have him back.

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