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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (13-16) vs. Marlins (8-21)

Miami Marlins (8-21) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (13-16)

Ricky Nolasco (2-2, 3.82) vs. Jonathan Pettibone (1-0, 4.35)

TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 59, clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook

It’s not often that you’ll hear me say the Phillies need to sweep a team, especially in a four-game series. But after the debacle in Cleveland killed any momentum they had mounted, the Phils need to sweep the Stanton-less Fish. Not because it’s do or die, or anything like that. But because Miami is really, really bad. And four straight wins would put the Phils even at .500 going into a tough west coast swing. They got off to a good start last night with a 7-2 victory.

It’ll be on rookie Jonathan Pettibone to keep the trend going when he takes the ball tonight. In two starts, Pettibone has been more than adequate. The Phillies have won both of his starts, and he has struck out ten while walking just two in 10.1 IP. Against a light-hitting Miami team, expect Pettibone to make it through the sixth inning for the first time in his young career.

Opposing Pettibone will be the Marlins ace, Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco has been a bright spot for the Fish,and has accounted for 25% of their wins. In his first start against the Phillies last month, Nolasco pitched six innings of one-run baseball. For his career, Nolasco has a very impressive 2.98 ERA in seven starts at CBP. Keep an eye on Domonic Brown, who has a 1.444 career OPS against Nolasco in limited at-bats.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Utley 2B, M. Young 3B, Howard 1B, D. Young RF, Brown LF, Ruiz C, Revere CF, Pettibone P

beer_1221GAMEDAY BEER: Landshark

Typically I like to pick a craft beer for these, but the Marlins always remind me of Margaritaville’s Landshark. Partly because of the state of Florida and its tropical climate, but mainly because Landshark Stadium was the name of their former home in their last season there. Landshark is an Island Lager without a lot of flash. It is, in essence, a much-improved version of Corona. Easy on the eyes and even easier on the pallet, Landshark is a beer ideal for a lager fan looking for a quality beer without an overly complex taste. It will compliment literally anything you want to have to eat with it. – RD



  1. Dave P

    May 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Landshark, eh? Fins up to that!

  2. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Another must win game.

    Have no fear Revere is here.

    If the Phillies could play the Mets and Marlins 145 times this team might contend for a wild card.

    • Ken Bland

      May 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      I usually find your opening statement lead sentence informative and entertaining.

      I probably shouldn’t use the word usually, huh?

  3. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Delmon Young with the glove.

    I am working on my Derby and Rosecroft selections for tomorrow.

    But the game is on.

    Did you know its snowing in Kansas city!

  4. Ken Bland

    May 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Delmon Young just mad a 10 times greater than ever expected catch as a rightfielder, and I see they are lined up here to pay tribute.

    Wait ’til he blows one. This site will be locked up with hits.

  5. Ken Bland

    May 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Too bad AFW was studying horses and missed that.

  6. Ken Bland

    May 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Nice piece of hitting by Bennie there. Gotta at least some of that along the way.

  7. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 3, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I saw the Ryan Howard bomb.

    I need to pick up Chooch for his speed and steals but I already have Weiters and Martinez.

    LOL Marlins poll question for thier TV broadcast.

    Do you consider the Phillies ball park a bandbox?

    Bomb for Chase too.

    How many games now have both Chase and Howard homered in the same game?

    Come on Ken.

    • Ken Bland

      May 3, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      They really need to start asking basjetball, or maybe cigar questions on Marlins TV. They try to ask baseball questions iof their audience, and they know less than they attend. Last trip there, the question was is Doc still a top level pitcher. I mean under any circumstance, in strict yes no option, how did 35% answer yes to that? That’s ridiculous.

  8. Ken Bland

    May 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Ryan Basepaths just doesn’t have that same ring to it, but there’s Ryan basepaths at its near miracle setting best. That would have been incredible.

  9. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    His last chance for the cycle.

    I wish players would not wear their pants like that. Especialy guys with gimp legs.

    I still believe I lost Jose Reyes because of how he wears his pants.

    Thanks for stealing Ryan basepaths.

  10. Ken Bland

    May 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Looks like Howard now has 18career triples.

    Should have checked steals of home while I was on the page.

    Next time.

    I promise.

    • Ken Bland

      May 3, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      Time out.

      When you get thrown out 3rd, you don’t get credit for the triple, so he’s still got 17.

      But that’s cool. He’s now tied on the career sum in that department with speedster Wes Covington.

  11. Ken Bland

    May 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    The next time Uncle Selig tells us what great shape the game is in, he needs to remember this as a night where Greg Dobbs and Gaby Sanchez both hit cleanup. I guess it’s not so bad. Once upon a time, Deiter Brock and Ken O’Brien probably started on the same NFL Sunday.

    Utley and Howard have homered in the same game 49 times. I’d have guessed lower.

    • George

      May 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      He’s not MY uncle. And why should he or any of the owners care who bats cleanup? It’s the cash registers that matter to them.

      And why should they care about those poor Marlins fans? There aren’t enough of them to get past Selig’s receptionist.

  12. Andrew From Waldorf

    May 3, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    How many games are left vs the Marlins?

    Even Halliday can beat them.

    But its when you get away from marlins and mets that it gets dicey.

    Mets fans were very arrogant a week or so ago.


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