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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Marlins (8-20) vs. Phillies (12-16)

Miami Marlins (8-20) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (12-15)

Alex Sanabia (2-3, 4.85) vs. Kyle Kendrick (2-1, 2.41)

TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 67, clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Ben Revere is out of the lineup with a swollen right ring finger, which he says is just a day-to-day injury. But with the way he’s hitting, plus the ability for John Mayberry to play multiple positions, you have to wonder if Revere is 100 percent an everyday player. We shall see.

Carlos Ruiz also gets a breather after a 1-for-12 start. Charlie Manuel said he’s pressing a bit, trying to do too much, which seems to be a theme this season.

What’s funny – and which is something we highlighted on the latest episode of Phillies Nation TV – is how much it’s a joy to watch Kyle Kendrick pitch. He’s got a new-found bulldog approach and will look to keep his hot start rolling against the worst team in the majors.

Keep an eye on Delmon Young in right field tonight, his first start on that side since 2007.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Utley 2B, M. Young 3B, Howard 1B, D. Young RF, Brown LF, Mayberry CF, Kratz C, Kendrick P

beer_1221GAMEDAY BEER: Great Lakes Brewing Burning River Pale Ale

Yesterday we highlighted Great Lakes’ Eliot Ness, so we’ll keep it going with the Great Lakes brews. Burning River Ale is a 5-time Gold Medal winner at the World Beer Championships, so it has to be good. The Burning River is an assertively hopped American pale ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops, which is perfect for this weather. Love a solid pale ale when spring is about to turn to summer. Throw some burgers on the fire and open one of these. – PG



  1. pamikedc

    May 2, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    1- not being smart but you said Chooch is getting a breather but you have him in the lineup?
    2- why no write up from yesterday’s game?- articles when we get smashed are good too. And this IS the site I look for- for my articles as I hardly get any games living in DC
    3- this IS the best site for the Phillies

    Go KK!!!!

    • Pat Gallen

      May 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      1. Forgot to fix the lineup – but now is updated. Good look.
      2. We had a scheduling issue, sorry about that. Not happy about not having a recap.
      3. THANKS!

  2. Glutenous

    May 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    How many fans will grace CBP with their presence tonight?

  3. bacardipr

    May 2, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    People are already jumping ship Glutenous. Unlike last year not many folk are going for its still early line. Philadelphia fans even the casual fans are smarter than that. Besides its a flawed team i dont think they have the same chemistry and makeup that they once had. Something isnt clicking….You kind of feel at times they just going through the motions..

    • teeejay

      May 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      i think you are right on the money baca. Last year it was obvious why they weren’t good, They didn’t have the horses. This year, they have everybody healthy- yet they can’t win. Something is VERY wrong, but it’s hard to isolate what it is.

  4. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    another must win game!

    The team just isnt very good I dont think.

    They are killing me not having the Phillies feed.

    Marlins announcers VERY poor.

    • G7

      May 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      “This team just isn’t good I don’t think”..Classic

  5. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Good for Roy Oswalt. A little less dilly dallying around than the last year or two, and his minor league deal might give him a chance to walk away from the game on a more positive note than the way it appeared over after last year’s debacle in Texas. Roy says he’s healthier than he’s been since 2010, and perhaps a clear vision of the end has developed a more urgent approach than seemed there. Nice pitching record at Coors, too in a short history at that park.

  6. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Here’s a bullshit opinion to start the game. It’s bullshit, but at the same time, it might have a touch of ingenious to it. I noticed this during the spring. Phils were playing the Empire one night, and I noticed a lot of smiling and laughing by the Yankee players. I just noticed the Fish doing that with the Phanatic, and it reminded me of my reaction that night. Phils, on the other hand, how much smiling and laughing do we see from a relatively stoic bunch. Smiling and laughing in the good times is easy. That’s not when you need it.

  7. Glutenous

    May 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Looked like Pierre was out. Right on cue, the Phillies are getting boned already.

  8. Seamus McManus

    May 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    That’s a great pale ale

  9. Glutenous

    May 2, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    And Howard swings at ball 4. What a surprise!

  10. pamikedc

    May 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    @Glutenous, I thought Juan was out too. But upon the 2 replays we just got his left hand in there.

    • Glutenous

      May 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      I’ll take your word for it. In the initial replay Comcast showed it looked like he was pegged.

  11. Glutenous

    May 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Nice, a Dom Bomb. I am still hoping he turns it around and we get more consistency from him. I would really hate for him to be a total bust. I know many already think he is.

  12. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Afairer trivia question tonight would have been how many WS have the Fish won. They were both so like under the radar in appel, ‘cept fopr the fact that The Fall Classic is the Fall Classic.

    So lucky enough to even remember they beat the Tribe and Interlocking NY, the guess is Conine and Sheffield as the 2 MVP.

    • Lefty

      May 2, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      I’m not certain but I think they were both pitchers. I think Livan was one.

      • Ken Bland

        May 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

        I thought Livan won his Series MVP when he was with the Yanks in ’47 when they beat Brooklyn.

        That’s as good a guess as wither of nine for sure, specially if it’s right.

      • Lefty

        May 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

        No way man, everyone knows Livan was playing in the Cuban leagues in ’47.

  13. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    That relative rally by this outstanding, prideful Phils offense prompts a thought that the answer would probably provide surprise. Pitcher leds off with a base hit, what’s the percentage of times a team scores. You gotta figure it’s certainly above average, maybe like 30%.

    Well, 29% after the Phils rush to commercial break.

  14. CMay

    May 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Looks like they’re setting themselves up to lose another low scoring game….good times

  15. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    At the end of week 1 of the season, Chris Davis had 84 rbi. That’s pretty good. Miguel Cabrera has now caught Davis, and leads the rib brigade, 29-28. With that insurmountable lead, and as rumored this off season, enroute to a 2nd straight Triple Crown, Cabrera has the baseball gods on his side with the Tigers playing Houston. I can’t wait to see who has more rbi by Sunday night, the Phils or Cabrera. I’m an optimist. I like the Phils in a close race.

    • Ken Bland

      May 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Clearly, baseball is a lot more predictable than some would have you believe. Cabrera’s in serious trouble.

  16. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Fleeting s it might be, Brownie’s up o .261 with that 2nd hit of the night. Boy, a run somewhere in the mix would be nice. A good May would get him some attention. Been there done that, but here’s another chance.

  17. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Not to get too far ahead of things, or try to stir up trouble, the Phils small lead at least lends toward a possible Papelbon night. That might set up him getting some press attention post game. Wonder if any troublemaker scribe might be in place with that iffy plot to ask the leadership evaluator to react to Cliff’s pride assessment last night. I’m sure everyone in da park is evaluating the chances as we write.

  18. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm


    These announcers get worse

    nice play by KK

    • Ken Bland

      May 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm










  19. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm


    • Ken Bland

      May 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm










  20. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Howards home run was cheap they will be talking about it for the next 12 years these morons will.

    • Ken Bland

      May 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      I guess the first 7 years what they’ll discuss was how it was a padding experience. It gave the Phils a lead, but it really wasn’t needed since they would still have 4 or 5 more innings to take the lead, so Howard was just being selfish.

      But I agree, the conversation should go a dozen years, I just don’t know how it will defray off how he padded.

  21. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    KK down to 2.33 now.

    Sandy, say hello to Kyle Kendrick.

    Kyle, I’d like you to meet Sandy Koufax.

  22. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm


    just what the marlins announcers say.

    I give cliff credit he knows its bad.

    thats a clown question


  23. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Maybe Utley homers here to kill Jimmy Bssepaths opportunity.

  24. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Floridas text question is who is more clutch howard or utley

    both announcers



  25. Ken Bland

    May 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Jimmy Basepaths disrupts Sanabia, and creates another pad chance. What an exciting team this Phils club is.

    • schmenkman

      May 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Heh – Jimmy Basepaths. I realize you’re playing with AFW here, but before some people take it seriously, I’ll just note that Rollins has been one of the best baserunners in baseball throughout his career, up to and including this year.

      • schmenkman

        May 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

        Overstated the last bit — not one of the best this year, but still very good.

  26. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    prideful they are

  27. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    howard is allowed to get walked?

  28. glutenous

    May 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    KK with another solid outing numbers wise but he may be fortunate that he was facing the fish tonight. He made a bunch of mistakes, leaving pitches up in the zone that better hitters may have taken advantage of.

  29. Manuel Asleep at the switch again

    May 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Where is the pitchrunner for Howard?

  30. glutenous

    May 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Its the Marlins but a win is a win no matter who it is. Phillies need to sweep this 4 game set. At LEAST take 3.

    Phillies now 8-2 vs the Mutts and Guppies. 5-14 against all other teams. I think this says a lot. The Phillies seem to be able to beat bad teams but struggle against average and good teams. One game at a time though, and you can only beat who takes the field opposite you.

    • schmenkman

      May 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

      “I think this says a lot.”
      @glutenous, I don’t know what this tells you. There is no reason to lump the Mets, who are about average overall, and one of the better hitting teams in the NL, in with the Marlins.

      The Nationals are 8-1 against the Marlins and the White Sox, and 7-13 against everyone else. Are the White Sox better than the Mets this year? Doubt it.

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