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2012 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (74-74) vs. Mets (66-82)

Philadelphia Phillies (75-74) at New York Mets (66-82)

Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 4.95) vs. Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 4.99)

Time: 7:10 p.m, Citi Field
Weather: Overcast, 67
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Last night’s dramatic come-from-behind victory symbolized the 2012 Phillies season: just when you think they’re dead, they come alive, and prove that there’s still in the race.  The Phillies remain four games out, but there’s still plenty of baseball to be played.

Tonight, the Phillies will make up Tuesday’s game, which was postponed due to rain.  They’ll also go for the sweep.

Rookie Tyler Cloyd is immediately in a tough position.  Cloyd, who lacks major league experience, is pitching in games that are extremely meaningful and could determine whether the Phillies inch closer to the postseason or not.  Cloyd pitched decently in his outing against Houston, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it together.

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  1. pamikedc

    September 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Need this!!! Let’s go Phillies!!!!!

  2. Manny

    September 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Fingers crossed everybody!

  3. Manny

    September 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Pirates winning against the Brewers… but Cards won against Houston again. This is yet another must-win game (arent they all at this point?) for the Phils.

  4. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Another must win game!

    Thanks again to Chase Utley for taking that walk in the game last night.

    Was the AB of the year!

    We can do this.

  5. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Lets blow this wide open and give the kid a big lead.

  6. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    6 straight hits.

    Would love to just relax and blow these scrubs out.

  7. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    So much for Hefner he recorded 0 outs.

  8. Manny

    September 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Well that”s a nice start. Everybody was just smashing the ball against that pitcher. Good to see! Bases loaded, 0 outs…gotta score two more and give Cloyd enough of a lead so he doesn’t feel the pressure.

  9. The Catcher

    September 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    7 run lead in the first inning? Very nice, Phils!

  10. Manny

    September 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    On pace for 72 runs tonight!

  11. Lefty

    September 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    These guys suck, they couldn’t get an extra base hit if their lives depended on it. 9 hits all singles, you gotta be kiddin me.

    Fire Charlie, Fire everyone.

  12. Lefty

    September 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    And the Brewers come back again. If the Dodgers lose, they switch places.

    • Ken Bland

      September 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      That’s came back with an asterisk. Chad Qualls does it again. When you face him, it doesn’t count as a comeback win.

      What a pitcher.

      • Lefty

        September 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

        He’s like John McLaine, you can get rid of him, but he just won’t die.

  13. Doug

    September 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Any chance Ruf gets some abs tonight? It’d be nice to see the kid swing the bat!

  14. Craig

    September 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    why are you watching this. cards won. there is no way with 4 games back to catch. you ass holes the cards took all from the worst team in baseball. we could not do that. thats why we will not make it to the wildcard round. you see. take charlie and chop his nuts off. then take away rubins green card and send him back. this team is baddd. the nl is watered down. you understand me boys. now go watch the gmen

  15. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks jeff

    And theres always hope!

    • Ken Bland

      September 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      Nice work, Andrew. I didn’t want to be the first one to point that out.

  16. Morris Buttermaker

    September 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    What are your guesses for attendance at the game tonight? I’m going with 3000 at most.

  17. Ken Bland

    September 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    They may announce as high as 5,304. But I think actual attendance is 1,218.

    • Ryne Duren

      September 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      ken probably about half of them were phillies fans! haha

    • Morris Buttermaker

      September 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm


      Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Todd Tichenor. 3B: Bob Davidson.
      Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
      Wind: 13 mph, R to L.
      T: 3:07.
      Att: 20,010.

      • Ken Bland

        September 21, 2012 at 2:03 am

        My 5K guess was ridiculous. Short sighted to forget tix distributed is what constitutes announced attendance.

  18. Morris Buttermaker

    September 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    It was hard to get a good view of it. But it looked like 2000 people maybe.

  19. Tracey

    September 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I just hope they save a few runs for this weekend’s Braves series!!!

  20. Hiney

    September 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I see your hiney so white and shiney.

    You better hide it before i biiite it. (Only if it looks like Nina Hartley’s hiney).

  21. Tracey

    September 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    The Mutts have given up on beating the Phillies, and have decided to just beat them up.

  22. Tracey

    September 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm


  23. Devin

    September 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Man somebody on this website owes Ryan Howard a kiss on the mouth after basically calling last night a fluke.

  24. Lefty

    September 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    They ought to have a mercy rule……..

    for every team except the Mets.

  25. DavidE

    September 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Phillies just have to play the games and do the best that they can do. The Cards are going on the road to Chicago and then Houston. Phillies have to play the Nationals and the Braves at home. They could be out of it in the next few days but they could also get right back in the race this weekend.

    Another bad day for Chad Qualls helped seal the Bucs fate tonight and for the season. I don’t really see the need to bring in a free agent for the bullpen. Let’s see for the starters we have:


    Presumably, Worley or Cloyd may have to work the bullpen or be the long man. For the relievers, we have:


    Obviously, 4 of those players won’t be on the 25 man roster but its good to have those types of problems. A problem is who will be the setup man if Bastardo or Aumont cannot fulfill the role. I would not suggest signing a veteran relief man because there are so many relievers who have shown a lot of potential.

    • Ryne Duren

      September 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      doug you beat me to the punch i was bellyaching to my son and my wife that being up by 11 runs in the top of the ninth you’d at see ruf pinch hit for howie and play first in the bottom half! no sooner do i say that and boom! salami time! i’m happy for howard , but come on man that was the perfect time to get him an AB! what’s wrong with cholly. he thinks we got a shot , i’m still hoping we have one, but the math is getting harder with every cards win. this game was well in hand . he should have pulled howard and let ruf play an inning or two or at least get an AB. dammit

  26. George

    September 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

    There’s no real reason to have Ruf play a few innings at first, because he’ll never be a regular there for the Phils.

    I can see giving him an AB or two just to see what he’s got at the plate, though, especially in a blow-out game.

    Part of the problem is that Manuel has many other players to audition who are older and have fewer options. Ruf can still be sent down if need be, but some guys would have to pass through waivers first. If management wants to get a good look at them they have to do it now. It limits Manuel’s moves somewhat.

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