2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (16-20) at Diamondbacks (20-15)

kj8afwldb88t701vcvajwjgbpPhiladelphia Phillies (16-20) at Arizona Diamondbacks (20-15)

Tyler Cloyd (0-0, 0.00 ERA) v. Ian Kennedy (1-3, 5.19)

TIME: 9:40, Chase Field
TV:
Comcast SportsNet
Weather: Arizona
Media: Twitter and Facebook

After seemingly finding their stride in San Francisco, the Phillies once again stumbled, dropping the series opener to Arizona by a score of 2-1. Consistency has eluded the Phils so far. Whenever they seem like they’re about to get rolling, they find a way to lose a few games in a row, usually because the offense disappears again.

Tonight’s matchup will feature the 2013 debut of Tyler Cloyd, pitching in place of the inactive Roy Halladay. Cloyd made waves in the organization last season when he had a superb season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. However, he was underwhelming when he was called up in late August, starting six games and going 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA and a 5.25 FIP. The decision to give Cloyd the start was a curious one, as many with knowledge of the organization thought Adam Morgan would get the call. In six starts at Lehigh Valley this season, Cloyd has gone 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA. He did notch ten strikeouts in his last start, however.

Countering Cloyd will be Ian Kennedy. 2013 has been no picnic for Kennedy so far, and he seems like he may never rediscover the form that made him so dominant in 2011 when he won 21 games and finished fourth in NL Cy Young voting. He has quite a bit of success against the Phils in his lifetime, going 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA in four starts.

Charlie Manuel has once again tinkered with his lineup, benching Delmon Young in lieu of John Mayberry and batting the struggling Carlos Ruiz fifth.

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

Philadelphia Original LagerGAMEDAY BEER: Kona Brewing Co’s Longboard Island Lager

It’s a steamy one in Arizona, and a warm and humid day here in Philly. What better time to bust out a summertime beer. Tonight’s selection comes from the Kona Brewing Co., based in Hawaii. The Longboard Island Lager is a smooth beer with no abrasive tastes at all and an absence of hoppiness. It is slightly sweet with a hint of vanilla. Fire up some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and crack open one of these delightful brews.  – RD

GO PHILLIES

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Brooks

    May 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Delmon Young or John Mayberry – where is the upside of that decision?
    Anyway, win 2 in a row just to lose 2 in a row, its a wash and really doesnt mean anything if they dont come away with a victory tonight and tomorrow.
    Now that Cole is not pitching, perhaps they will put some runs on the board!

  2. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Another must win game.

    Chase Basepaths making the first out at third.

    Good evening Brooks!

  3. pamikedc

    May 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Hey PN…I am going to Haiti and will have absolutely NO Internet access and having no way of finding out if the Phils win or lose…so, when I come home how far back will I be able to read these posts? I’m gone for 7 days. And I will go back as far as today if I can. Can I?? Thanks so much. Luv this site. And all of you regular writers….lefty. Don. Schneckman. Iambetsy. Ian. Pat. Brooks. Etc etc.

  4. Brooks

    May 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Pamy, you can read Andrew’s rants going back to 2009 from what I understand – and, you dont want to miss any of them!
    (he is a bad influence by the way, man drinks entirely too much)

  5. Brian Michael

    May 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    You can read everything back to 2004 here on our Archives page: http://philliesnation.com/about-us/archives/

  6. Brooks

    May 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Coolaid that is!
    Good to see my old buddy dressed in a new set of tights – yes, Betsy Ross its good to see you again grounding out…

  7. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Wow Im archived?

    Sucks always being right.

    How many hard hit balls did the D backs have? This could get ugly.

    I am doing a shot every time the Phillies make an out on the base paths or Ryan Howard strikes out. I should be drunk by the third inning Brooks.

  8. Brooks

    May 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I’m still giggling like a school girl from the game last friday – the grandson has not seen a win in a while – 3 homers, one by Howard and D Browns hr was in the foul pole screen where we sit? Good stuff..

  9. Brooks

    May 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    shot number 1 Andrew – what are we having tonight

  10. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Nice Brooks.

    Jim Beam

    just want them t win a few game in a row!

  11. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 11, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Montero is 4-8 now on Adams.

    This teams seems to just enough to lose .

    It gets old and boring.

    David Hernandez is to try to close it,

    Will the figtins mount a charge?

    Magic 8 ball says …………

    no

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