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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Nationals (34-35) vs. Phillies (34-37)

Washington Nationals (34-35) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (34-37)

Ross Detwiler (2-4, 3.02) vs. Cliff Lee (8-2, 2.55)

TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
WEATHER: 70, rain
MEDIA: Facebook or Twitter

After a walkoff win by Domonic Brown yesterday, more good news. Carlos Ruiz is back. But more bad news, too. The rain is staying, the game is delayed to start, and the showers will likely last all evening. They should play ball tonight.

Some things: Cliff Lee hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in a game since May 1. The Nationals are 27th in MLB in runs scored. Good math.

Ben Revere is batting .324 since may 1, third among all centerfielders behind only Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. Nice.

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

Gameday Beer: Loser Pale Ale

Funny name, and maybe not apropo after last nights victory. However, this beer is quite tasty. I had a bottle over the weekend, and while it’s not my favorite, it’s definitely one I’ll try again. Loser is made by Elysian. Says one beer advocate commenter: Overall: In basketball players who don’t really fit into any one position but can do a few different things well enough are known as “tweeners” and this is a tweener beer. The Andre Iguadola of beers perhaps? Nice.  -PG




  1. pamikedc

    June 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I LUV the Phillies. Have since my birth in 1981.

    But wow- what losers still BOOO Werth?!?! Why wouldn’t he sign for 7/$126??!! Opposed to our 4/$44. Get a life people.
    Could u imagine if we still has him. We would be certainly booing him.

    Atta boy Ruiz…our first hit…

  2. Mike

    June 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Cliff is dealing right now

  3. c. schreiber

    June 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Can you believe another DOA at the plate??????????????????

    • schmenkman

      June 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      D. Young took the scenic route. A good gamble, in any case.

  4. CAphilsfan

    June 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Wow. It happened again. The speedster Delmon Young, even with the bag when Span gets the ball IN SUPER SHALLOW center field. Top of the order coming up. How many outs are we going to make like that?

  5. Morris Buttermaker

    June 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I actually agree with Sandberg on sending young there. It was a good risk with Ben Revere on deck,

    • CAphilsfan

      June 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      Revere is 14-29 over his last 6 games. All you need there is a single and D. Young was a DEAD DUCK even with Span’s hesitation.

      • Morris Buttermaker

        June 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm

        I know Revere has been hitting well recently. But even with 2 outs, he still would have managed to hit into a double play.

        They need to put the players’ names on the front of their jerseys. Then you could just tell Sandberg that all players named Young need to be held up at 3rd no matter what.

  6. Morris Buttermaker

    June 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Anybody give this quiz a shot?

    WARNING: It’s difficult.

    • c. schreiber

      June 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      You’re correct Mo, it really is tricky.

  7. c. schreiber

    June 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Did you notice M young didn’t even look at Sandberg when he was approaching third. HE JUST PUT ON THE BRAKES.

    • Lefty

      June 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Didn’t notice, but that’s refreshing.

  8. Will T Mac ever learn?

    June 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    One jinxing bastard…talking about Lee’s ninth victory with one out in the ninth. No wonder the Mutts gave him up!

    • schmenkman

      June 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      No jinx tonight. Or ever, of course.

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