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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Reds (25-16) vs. Phillies (19-22)

Indians_LogoCincinnati Reds (25-16) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (19-22)

Tony Cingrani (2-0, 2.89) vs. Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.86)

TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
PHL 17
Weather: 68, sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook

News and notes:

-Mike Adams had an MRI and is considered day-to-day, although a DL stint is not quite out of the woods. He has a mild back strain, and if he does do to the DL they can retro him to 5/11.

-Ruben Amaro Jr. gave an update on Carlos Zambrano. Big Z will throw two innings in an extended spring training game, or somewhere around 30-40 pitches tomorrow. They will then ramp him up to 50 pitches his next outing.

-John Lannan will throw a bullpen session on Monday or Tuesday according to Amaro, but he’s still not all that close to being ready.

As for tonight’s game, the Red hot Reds are in town and looking to get on base. That’s what Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto do. They are 1-2 in the NL in OBP, with Choo getting on at a ridiculous .458 clip this season. As Corey Seidman pointed out today on twitter, Joey Votto and Shin-Soo Choo have reached base 177 times … which is the exact same number as Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown and Ben Revere combined. Wow.

Cliff Lee will have his work cut out for him as Votto has hit him well. He is 7-for-16 with a HR off the fellow lefty.

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

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  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Another must win for the Phillies.

    I do have Cingrani tonight.

    But ive had him since his ML debut. Definitely not sitting him vs the Phils line up.

    Its funny to me that a dumbass like myself on a bog has enough sense to sit Ryan Howard in fantasy baseball vs a left hander.

    But then I look at the real life team and there he is over and over again.

    I wonder the agenda. Do they want to win or to not look bad? By not playing a big contract?

    I guess Charlies is going to bow out with his guys.

    Insert Olivia Newton John singing hopelessly devoted to you.

    Go phils!

    • Double Trouble Del

      May 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      AFW, didn’t you appreciate that incredible 8 pitch AB. I think he’s findin’ himself, ya know, doin’ some things, ya know. He’s real close, ya know….

    • Double Trouble Del

      May 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      PS. Utley is hitting lefties at a clip worse than the firstbaseman…

    • Double Trouble Del

      May 17, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      PPS. Lee has thrown poorly tonight.

  2. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Do have the Phillies broadcast this evening.

    Missed you Wheels

  3. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Why wouldn’t they have Dallas Green in the booth for an inning or even 2?

    Are the Phils and he on bad terms?

    • G7

      May 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Repeat this to yourself 25 million times..Ryan Howard is an every day of the best hitters in Phillies history..

  4. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Andt hey are tied.

    With Lee dealing facing a rookie who is going back to the minors this week.

    Repeating 25 times how great this line up and team is.

    Repeating he is now 8 for 43 vs lefties this year and is an everyday player.

    And always will be forever and ever


    • Andrew from Waldorf

      May 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Make that 8 for 45

      Even with his one walk as a left handed hitter this year.

      The on base is now below .200

      Repeating hall of fame

      Greatest Phillies hitter ever

      • G7

        May 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

        Key check swing single starts rally..atta boy Ryno!!

      • G7

        May 17, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        Way to tag and score Ryan kid!!

      • G7

        May 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm

        As Ryan Howard goes so go the Phils…straw that stirs the drink!!

  5. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    That’s why hes an everyday player and one of the greatest ever.

    Anyone with a wagering account the 7 horse ( shaker rei) in the 12th at the meadowlands will offer some value.

  6. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Winner winner
    Chicken dinner!

    • G7

      May 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      As Ryan goes so go the Phils..until they get another legitimate power hitter he will have to be the guy!!

  7. bigdaddy

    May 18, 2013 at 7:28 am


    You apparently did not see the replay of Ryan Howard’s slide at home plate. At first, he did look out but the replay showed that Ryan got his finger on the plate before the tag. It is about time the umps got a close play correct this week

    • G7

      May 18, 2013 at 8:04 am

      Yes..but he should be sliding spikes first there..right through the shin guards.

  8. bigdaddy

    May 18, 2013 at 11:51 am


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