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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (24-26) at Red Sox (31-20)

Philadelphia Phillies (24-26) at Boston Red Sox (31-20)

Tyler Cloyd (1-0, 2.70 ERA) vs. Alfredo Aceves (1-1, 8.20 ERA)

TIME: 7:05, Fenway Park
My Phl 17
Weather: High 60s, mostly sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Happy Memorial Day, folks. Please take a moment to visit Liberty USO, the Philadelphia and South Jersey chapter of the USO, and check out their group outing at the Phillies planned for June 22.

Tonight, the Phillies begin the first game of their home-and-home series with the Boston Red Sox. Fortunately they are avoiding Clay Buchholz and his 7-0 record as he was scratched due to a right shoulder injury. Replacing him on the hill today for Boston will be Alfredo Aceves, who is making his first start since April 23, when he gave up eight runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Tyler Cloyd is pitching for the Phillies and although he grew up in Nebraska, he is a lifelong Red Sox fan. This will be his first visit to the venerable Fenway Park. Cloyd is coming off his first win of the season since being recalled to replace Roy Halladay. He has allowed 3 ER or fewer in 6 of his 8 career starts, including all five of his career starts on the road. In fact, he is 3-0 with a 2.59 ERA (9 ER, 31.1 IP) in 5 career road starts.

Overall since 2004, the Phillies are an unimpressive 9-21 against the Red Sox, while sporting a 2-7 record at Fenway Park.

Lineup: Revere CF, M. Young, 3B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, D. Young DH, Brown LF, Mayberry RF, Galvis 2B, Kratz C

Your Gameday Beer: Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy

It’s the unofficial start of summer. What better way to ring in the hottest of the seasons than with a beer/lemonade combo? Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy is just that. With a malted wheat and barley beginning, and a tart lemonade finish, this beer just tastes like summertime. The real beauty in it is that the lemon flavor doesn’t overpower the taste of the beer. It’s remarkably well-balanced. Have it with some barbecued pulled pork and a side of baked beans. – by Ryan




  1. pamikedc

    May 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Why can’t I type on here

  2. pamikedc

    May 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Ohhhh- now I can. I tried all night last night in response to the game. And no luck.

  3. Tracey

    May 27, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Oh crap… That hit Ben Revere took was not pretty…

  4. Tracey

    May 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    He is quie the trooper, though. Didn’t let the ball out of the glove even when he took the glove off!

  5. Tracey

    May 27, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Mayberry is throwing like crap tonight

  6. Tracey

    May 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Charlie, get Mayberry out of there. He is teh suck tonight.

  7. psujoe

    May 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’m usually an optimist, but this team just might be done. Have to hope Young and Young get hot before the deadline to recoup something of value. I’d trade Rollins if he would let them. Galvis should be the SS now. Heck I’d trade everyone over the age of 30 at this point. Phils need two high OBP RH bats like Heatley and Gomez. I’d

  8. Tracey

    May 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Yeah, I’m liking the look of Galvis (assuming he’s not juicing again). He seems like the future of this team, and we need more future, cause we sure don’t have much of a present. 😛

  9. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    When the Red sox ace is out and they bring up a guy with an 8.50 ERA

    you know there is no chance.

    At least pad your stats Howard

  10. Tracey

    May 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Wow… that almost went over the monster.

  11. Tracey

    May 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    crap crap crap

  12. Tracey

    May 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Ah… that’s slightly less embarrassing…

  13. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Wheeler going on and on about Ortiz.
    About how all of the sudden he came to the Red Sox and got great.

    Like a light switch went on.
    Chris doesn’t know how it happened.

    Maybe the squirrel sitting on his head has rotted his brain.

    Heres what happened Chris.

    He came to the Red Sox he met Manny and the needle and the rest is history.

    The end.

  14. Glutenous

    May 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Well this is the outcome I expected and I assume most everyone else dis as well. Cant expect Cloyd to come to fenway and pitch well in that park against a good Red Sox team. Not to mention the Phillies typically have lots of trouble with them whether they are good or not.

  15. Glutenous

    May 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Aftet a good start, M. Young is regressing to what most thought he would be. I hope he gets going again but I would not count on that. This doesn’t bode well moving forward.

  16. Bart Shart

    May 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Ryan Howard is uncoachable. Last at bat of the game. Two very hittable pitches he just watches. Then he swings at an outside pitch.Three pitches and a strikeout. The guy flat out stinks. He’s a real parasite, sucking down payroll and contributing little

  17. psujoe

    May 27, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Seriously need to blow it up. Keep Brown, Galvis, Frandsen(utility guy) and maybe Chooch. Every other position player can and should go. I guess Utley could come back, but I’d limit him to 100 games. have to pray the tradable pieces turn things around before the deadline.

  18. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    May 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    A solid win a few nights ago; Pettibone is doing very well, and keeping his composure out there. I would like to see Brown move up in the order, but it might put too much pressure on him. In the end, moving him up would benefit the team, and at the MLB level, he is going to have to learn how to deal with pressures of all sorts. However, Cloyd, while performing decently as a full-in, could not hold off a very good Red Sox team. Of course, their fill-in pitcher mystified the Phillies’ hitters.
    On a lighter note, maybe we can resurrect the ghost of HOF Joe Sewell of the Cleveland Indians, who, I think only struck out 115 times in his career. (This is where the sabermetrics guys show that strikeouts aren’t that big a deal). Anyway, even on his worst day, Joe could teach the Big Piece how to get some wood on the ball:

    For example, in 1930, Joe Sewell of the Cleveland Indians, who fanned only three times in 353 at-bats during the season, was struck out twice in the same game by Pat Caraway of the White Sox, and that was a bad day for him. 

    • hk

      May 28, 2013 at 6:19 am

      Would it be sabremetrics to point out that the Braves average 9.14 K’s per game (compared to 7.29 for the Phillies), have a slightly worse team BA than the Phillies and score nearly one run more per game than the Phillies? 17 MLB teams have struck out more than the Phillies. Two big differences between the offenses are that the Braves are 5th in BB’s and 2nd in HR’s while the Phils are 25th and 23rd respectively in both categories.

  19. psujoe

    May 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Too many deals to outline but I’d love the following lineup and it can be done.

    RF Shoo-Choo
    CF Gomez
    2b Cano or Utley
    1b Howard
    3b Heatley
    Lf Brown
    C Ruiz
    SS Galvis

    • hk

      May 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

      How are you acquiring Headley?

  20. psujoe

    May 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Phils really need to decide which direction they’re going in. For example, Franco is a stud that is sure to be a top 100 prospect the way he’s going. Doing great at Clearwater and still 20(soon to be 21). Do they package him for Heatley? Obviously a lot more goes. More fun to think of this stuff than the way they’re playing. Sure wish we had that 1st rd pick we gave up for Papplebon because RAJ doesn’t care about the price.

    • G7

      May 28, 2013 at 2:23 am

      Who is Heatley?

  21. Rob h

    May 28, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Until the team is above .500 there will be no buying at the deadline.

  22. George

    May 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    You should change “there will be no…” to “there SHOULD be no…” There’s no predicting what the Phils’ front office is thinking these days, and someone up there still might think they’re in a pennant race even if they have a .470 won/loss percentage at the deadline.

    My own feeling is that they should not be buyers under any circumstances, because the team’s future is in the minor leagues, and not in the current collection of has beens on the ML roster. Even if they still seem to have a shot at the second wild card, they should just let things play out. There’s just no sense trading away prospects who might help next year (and which they barely have, anyway) in a pathetic attempt to reach the postseason, where they’d most likely just embarrass themselves anyway.

    • hk

      May 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      I agree George, but is in situations like this team’s current one where I wonder if the goals of the GM differ from what might be in the team’s best interests. If Amaro thinks that his job is on the line and tries to mortgage the future for a long-shot run at the post-season, I would hope that ownership would nix it. However, if ownership is in a position where they have to nix the GM’s decisions, shouldn’t ownership have already found a new GM?

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