2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (17-21) at D-Backs (21-16)

arizona-diamondbacks-alternate-logo-2007Philadelphia Phillies (17-21) at Arizona Diamondbacks (21-16)

Kyle Kendrick (4-1, 2.45) v. Brandon McCarthy (0-3, 6.75)

TIME: 4:10, Chase Field
TV: 
PHL 17
Weather: Upper 80’s partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Happy Mother’s Day from Phillies Nation!

Today is the day we get to see the pink bats, balls, and gear worn by the players in support of Mother’s Day. And on this beautiful day, the Phillies will send their best pitcher this year, Kyle Kendrick (…what?), to the mound in hopes to split the series with the D-Backs.

Kendrick has been phenomenal so far. He’s posting a 2.45 ERA, and has been the most consistent starter on the Phils. It’s a bit surprising to be typing this about Kendrick, but I think he’s finally arrived to his potential in MLB. And it’s a great thing to see.

For the D-Backs, Brandon McCarthy gets the start, and, as remarkable as it is that he is still pitching after his horrific injury, he hasn’t been very good this year. He’s posting a 6.75 ERA, and I’ve got to believe that his head injury is somehow affecting him. He’s coming off  his best start of the year, a 6.1 inning, ER performance against the Dodgers. He gets to face a Phillies offense today that’s scored a total of nine runs in the last four games, with Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Michael Young combining for four total hits in 41 at-bats.

Even though the Phillies can rely on Kendrick to hopefully throw a good game, they need to score runs. It may be a bit easier with McCarthy on the mound, but the Phils have made some mediocre pitchers look like Cy Young Award candidates this year. Hopefully that won’t be the case this afternoon.

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

Your gameday beer: Rising Moon

A seasonal from the Blue Moon branch of Coors, Rising Moon has a hint of citrus undertone with lime taking the lead; a nice choice for the improving spring weather. It is the offshoot of a bigger, corporate brewer, so you will get some of the flavorings and finishes that are typical of such an establishment. But couple it with some meat or fish after grilling and you’ve got a solid pairing. Besides, you’re all closet Miller Lite drinkers in the end.

GO PHILLIES!

 

 

 

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Manny

    May 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Delmon Young needs to start getting some hits… otherwise buh bye.

  2. Johanna

    May 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    We need a win c’mon Phils

  3. Tracey

    May 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Oh, come on! How do you blow an easy run-down like that?

  4. Tracey

    May 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Oh, NICE catch! Totally robbed them of a HR!

  5. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Phillies broadcasters for the second time this year.

    They are really awful. When I get them every night they grow on me. But this 2 times in 6 weeks really accentuates how bad McCarthy and Wheeler are.

    Still cant find out why all of the sudden this year the only games on the baseball package is the channel 17 games which tend to only be Sunday.

    Nice catch Dom Brown!

    Another must win game for the phils.

    2 hits so far.

    Will they get some more?

  6. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Oh yea wanted to share my fantasy baseball advice I got last night on Howard.

    Add in an 0-2 today. Hard to believe a guy can get on base that infrequently.

    I am guessing now its under.285

    Did Dave kingman even ever manage an on base under .285?

    New Player Note Sat, May 11

    Ryan Howard finished 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Phillies’ win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: Howard has zero hits and nine strikeouts in his last 14 at-bats, and he’s now batting just .252 with a .289 on-base percentage through 36 games this season. The Phillies still owe him $85 million, and that’s not even factoring in his $20 million salary for 2013.
    (Rotoworld.com)

  7. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Well if you had let Rollins walk before last season you could hve Galvis in the line up every day cheap.

    No one but AFW wanted that though.

    We had a GM who actually bid against himself for Rollins service. No one else wanted him.

    My rants in 2010 2011 were more about what was coming. And weve seen it in 2012 and 2013.

    Thus not so many rants this year.

    As anyone but RAJ and a numbskull homer fan could see this coming years ago.

    Will the Phillies score today?

    I am flipping a coin. To answer that.

    BTW this Arizona pitcher sucks.

  8. Manny

    May 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    YES BROWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Wow Ryan Howard game changer of the week.

    I had made those posts above before seeing that commercial for how great he is!!!!!!!

    I take them back! Go big piece!

    McCarthy and his 7 ERA rolling on.

  10. Tracey

    May 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    WOO HOO!!!

  11. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    The Phillies were on the flight home 4 hours before the game started.

    This scrub is going to get a shutout? LOL

    Nix?????? LOLOL

    This is a truly pathetic team.

    I wish I could fall asleep and awake when Ruben and Charlie have been relieved of their jobs.

    Oh well I don’t rant as much anymore because its clear to everyone what is going on and what has happened.

    Out of my system for this week.

    But this is truly pathetic.

    Down 2-0 going into the 9th and your 2 3 and 4 hitters coming up and you know there is no chance.

    Another week in Phillie land.

  12. Patrick Peter

    May 12, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Please trade Howard before July 31

  13. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    At least Utley doubled so Howard cant hit into a DP

    Maybe theres a chance with Howard out of the way with 1 out and a runner on third.

  14. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Young comes through. If we can cycle the line up away from Rollins or Howqard coming up theres a chance.

    Brown gives a chance too.

  15. Manny

    May 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Jesus, Howard.

    But at least D Young came through. Let’s do this!!

  16. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Tie game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They pitched Bell 3 days in a row earlier this week.

    Way to go Phils now lets win.

  17. Manny

    May 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Let’s please please please win this! The team needs one of this type of wins.

  18. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Yes lets please win this.

    Off day tomorrow.

    Maybe a Howard homer or Rollins big hit!

  19. Manny

    May 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    CHASE! This guy needs to be on the All-Star team.. VOTE!

  20. Manny

    May 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    FINALLY HOWARD!!!! Woo!! What a good time to get out of that slump! 4-2 🙂

  21. Manny

    May 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I hope Papelbon’s not too tired from last night’s 5-out save… maybe we can get some more runs, yea?

  22. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    You are welcome PN

    Wish I could be here every day to motivate the team.

    If ownership is reading this I am available to motivate the team in person for a small fee.

  23. Tracey

    May 12, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    YES!!!!

  24. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 12, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Winner winner
    chicken dinner

    Time to barbeque

    Happy mothers day all

  25. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    May 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    The Phillies woke up and showed why they are the “fightins.” surprisingly, this turned out to be a decent road trip. Go Phils!

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