Gameday: Rockies (56-80) at Phillies (66-71) – Phillies Nation
2012 Gameday

Gameday: Rockies (56-80) at Phillies (66-71)

Colorado Rockies (56-80) at Philadelphia Phillies (66-71)

Jeff Francis (5-4, 5.73) vs. Cliff Lee (4-7, 3.52)

Time: 7:05 p.m. Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 87
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies and Rockies open up a weekend series at Citizens Bank Park.  The Rockies have struggled more than the Phillies have this season.  It hasn’t helped that Troy Tulowitzki has been out most of the season due to injury.

Jeff Francis has more wins than Cliff Lee, but his ERA is just over two points higher than Lee’s.  Francis doesn’t walk too many guys; in 86.1 innings, he only has 18 walks.  All the damage comes off the bat, as he’s allowed 110 hits in those innings.  That’s 11.5 hits per nine innings.  With all the strikes he throws, the Phillies need to come out swinging.

Lee has been red hot lately.  In his last four starts, he has a 1.91 ERA.  In those 28.1 innings, he struck out 31 and walked just two.

Who else is red hot?  John Mayberry.  Mayberry is batting .369 with 4 homers and 12 RBI in his last 17 games.

Your Gameday Beer– Polar

Polar lager pours with a clear, pale-golden hue and it kind of like the Bud of Venezuela. RateBeer and BeerAdvocate give it crappy grades, and you might be hard pressed to find it here in America. The bottle itself is worth the find alone. It’s 5% alcohol, so it’ll get ya tipsy after a few. Hot dogs with a few of these sounds good. –by Pat


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  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    8 games out of the WC and 5 games below .500
    You can do it

    WC elimination number is 18

    Come on guys!

  2. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Ok wheres the michael martinez basher?

    and Ruben Minaya really took Lee back when a team claimed him?


    bad first innning

  3. Cs

    September 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Mini mart still blows.

  4. Brooks

    September 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Phils start 13 straight games vs teams with terrible records. A strong showing here should be enough of a boost to #1 put them over .500 at home and #2 over .500 overall.
    Looks like Martinez is carrying that message forward.

  5. Brooks

    September 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Another snoozer Andrew?

    • Andrew from Waldorf

      September 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      A winner brooks.

      Ill try to be on here to chat with you during more of the games soon.

  6. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    September 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Maybe I missed it because work has been insane, but where is Frandsen tonight?

    • schmenkman

      September 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Late scratch – ankle soreness

  7. DavidE

    September 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Just curious! Why is Wigginton batting 4th? Based on the performances from the past few months, I would certainly have batted Mayberry and Kratz ahead of Wiggington.

    • Ryne Duren

      September 7, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      DavidE i was bellyaching to my son about exactly that! the way i figure it cholly will realize somewhere around december that when he gives howie a night off and a lefty is pitching that kratzihammer should bat cleanup! it took about til the middle to end of may to realize chooch was good enough to bat cleanup! maybe a different manager would think about that between bubbles!

  8. brooks

    September 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    eh, good effort Ryan
    back to sleep

  9. brooks

    September 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Phillies stink at home – in case anyone needed a reminder

  10. Lefty

    September 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I like Aumont, looks very composed.

  11. Jeff

    September 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Ryan the shva. Strike 3

  12. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    September 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks, Schmenkman!

  13. Andrew from Waldorf

    September 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Winner winner chicken dinner

    Cardinals Brewers about to start.

    Brew crew wins WC is down to 7!

    This is why I buy the baseball package.

    If this was 4 or 5 games Id really like the phils chances.

    and as I said before I totaly like thier chances in a year like this getting in late with nothing to lose.
    Than winning 102 and choking to the pressure in round 1.

    But it would still take a miracle. Have to win every game

  14. brooks

    September 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    It worked again!

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