2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (26-30) vs. Brewers (21-33)

Philadelphia Phillies (26-30) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (21-33)Milwaukee_Brewers_Alternate_Logo.svg

Cliff Lee (6-2, 2.34 ERA) vs. Mike Fiers (1-3, 5.6 ERA)

Time: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park

TV: PHL 17

Weather: 85, some clouds and chance of T-storms

Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cliff Lee will be sent to the mound Sunday afternoon with the task of salvaging a game in the Phillies’ series finale with Milwaukee. Lee is in the midst of one of his dominant stretches, and has been the winner in each of his last five starts. In those five starts, he has allowed just five earned runs in 39 innings (1.15 ERA), which is the lowest in all of Major League Baseball in the last month by almost half a run. He has not had success against the Brewers in his career, however, pitching to a 0-1 record and 5.08 ERA in five starts against them.

His mound opponent will be right-hander Mike Fiers, who is making just his third start in what will be 11 appearances for Milwaukee this year. In his two other starts he is the owner of an 0-2 record and 10.00 ERA. He also  gave up five home runs in just nine total innings between the two games.

The Phillies offense will need to try to take advantage of yet another struggling pitcher, which is something they have had opportunities to do but have failed to execute. Unlike last night against Peralta, several Phillies players have faced Fiers before, with Ryan Howard (2-for-4, two doubles, RBI) and John Mayberry (1-for-3, solo home run) having the most success.

Lineup: Revere CF, Hernandez 2B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Brown LF, Mayberry RF, Kratz C, Galvis 3B, Lee P

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56 Comments

56 Comments

  1. Manny

    June 2, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    More important than a W today is that JMJ has a great game offensively and defensively, so that he can bench D Young for good!

    • "Big Ed" Delahanty

      June 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Well said, Manny! I couldn’t agree more.
      With a dominant Lee on the mound, a solid defense in the line-up today, we should score a “w”.

    • wbramh

      June 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      D Young will remain in the line-up as long as he still holds compromising pics of RAJ with a sheep. Okay, perhaps that’s not true, but his off-field antics aside, maybe somebody can explain to me why D. Young is even on this team (based on his ever free-falling metrics) and how he earned the starting job before playing a single game.

    • hk

      June 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      They would have had a decent OF so far if they had just gone with a JMJ / Schierholtz platoon in RF, Revere in CF and Brown in LF. Hopefully, they’ll cut D. Young loose and platoon JMJ and Nix in RF until they can upgrade.

  2. hk

    June 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    D. Young will remain on the roster until the GM is ready to swallow his pride and admit that he made another poor decision. Unfortunately, the GM is probably feeling his job security beginning to wane and I fear that he may start making decisions that are in his own best interests, if not the team’s. We’ll know if he tries to buy instead of sell in a few months.

  3. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    June 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Dom Brown is on fire!!!!!!

    • Tracey

      June 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Yeah! He’s FINALLY showing the promise that they always told us he had, but he never showed before.

      • schmenkman

        June 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

        Although Brown was a better major league hitter through age 24 than Rollins, Utley, or Michael Young.

  4. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Woo hoo! off to a nice start tonight! Already 5 runs!!!

    50% off pizza at Papa Johns tomorrow. … unless they blow it…

  5. Brian

    June 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Man I’m glad I started Dom this week on my team.

  6. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    WOW!!! 3Ks!

  7. Manny

    June 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    And Mayberry with a nice hit and excellent baserunning!! Hell yea.

    **NO MORE DELMON YOUNG**

  8. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Woo hoo! Another run! Nice to know…. WHOA!!! And another!!! Nice to know the Phils didn’t put their bats away after scoring 5 in the first!

  9. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    No, no, don’t change the pitcher. We like this one! 🙂

  10. Manny

    June 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    This offense would score 7 runs when Cliff Lee is pitching…

    • G7

      June 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Park is pretty full today..probably close to 40k..JMJ is not the answer..

      • schmenkman

        June 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm

        Depends. If the question is JMJ or DY, then yes — the answer is JMJ. If the question is who can start full time, then JMJ is not the answer (just DY isn’t).

      • schmenkman

        June 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

        *(just as DY isn’t)

      • G7

        June 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

        Agreed..still a need for consistent rh stick..

  11. Whatever

    June 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Games like this get me amped for the Phillies future. Dom Brown could be in pin-stripes for a long time to come and when you have a Cy Young caliber pitcher on the mound like Cliff Lee is, baseball seems fun again in Phillytown.

  12. schmenkman

    June 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    With his 2 for 3 today, Rollins’ wRC+ is back up to league average (101). There was only one season where he hit much better than that — his career year in 2007.

  13. Manny

    June 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Dom Brown is a double shy of the cycle…. FINGERS CROSSED!

  14. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Cliffy’s pitch count is still at 84. Is there a CG-SO in his future?

  15. Manny

    June 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    A walk for Dom… naturally.

  16. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Oops… no CG/SO. But I’ll settle for a win.

  17. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    oh good grief… i turn my back for a minute and the bases are loaded!

  18. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    ruh roh…

  19. Mike

    June 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Why am I not surprised…

  20. Manny

    June 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    what the hell just happened

    • Tracey

      June 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      The bullpen happened. Need I say more?

      NEVER complain about the offense getting 7 runs!

  21. hotdogs

    June 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    At game…what is the tv showing?

    • Brian

      June 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      It’s showing baseball.

    • schmenkman

      June 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Ball hit the top of the railing and stayed in play.

  22. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Bastardo’s coming in… (shudder)

    • G7

      June 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Way to start the rally Ben..how many balls can he misjudge..

  23. Manny

    June 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Why isnt Papelbon pitching??

    • G7

      June 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Must be sick..left the bullpen..

  24. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Oh crap…

  25. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    crap crap crap…. Bastardo, you suck.

  26. therookie300

    June 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Where is paps?

  27. Mike

    June 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Why is so hard to get 3 outs

    • hk

      June 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      In part because the defense often makes them get 4 outs.

      • George

        June 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm

        At least D.Young wasn’t in there. They’d have had to get five outs per inning.

        I have to admit that I’ve only seen the man play defense for one game, but that was enough to convince me that he shouldn’t be allowed to wear a fielder’s glove. He has no speed, no judgement, and hands of high-carbon steel. I’m absolutely amazed that any scout could ever have believed he could play defense except as a tackling dummy.

  28. Glutenous

    June 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Where the f is papelbon. What is he doing.

    • Mike

      June 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      He’s not at the game

  29. Manny

    June 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    someone else needs to warm up in case Bastardo gives up another run!

    • G7

      June 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Terrible decision by Howard..you have to be able to throw a ball 90′..

  30. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I can’t look…

  31. Brooks

    June 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Why no Paps?

  32. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    WHEW!!!!

  33. Brooks

    June 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Like Wheels said, it just does not come easy

  34. Brooks

    June 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Its amazing how helpless Howard looks against lefthanders – helpless.

  35. therookie300

    June 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    And that’s why there are closers in baseball and why they make good money.

  36. Tracey

    June 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Papelbon was out with stomach sickness.

    After watching those last two innings, I was feeling the same.

  37. Brooks

    June 2, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    The primary reason I switched to Infinity/Comcast was to pick up all Phillies games.
    Now that I have it, so much of it is boring and routine – other than todays win of course!
    I think my next step is to get the MLB network, watching the Orioles play is a lot of fun.

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