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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (44-46) vs Nationals (46-43)

adz8otx6xektaq3eszfoq5ecjPhiladelphia Phillies (44-46-0) vs Washington Nationals (46-43)

Cole Hamels (3-11, 4.38) v. Taylor Jordan (0-1, 2.70)

TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Cloudy, 80’s
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cole Hamels will take the mound for the Phillies tonight, and he will try to win back to back starts for the first time this year. The Phillies have won his last two starts, but Hamels was not the pitcher of record in the first–a game against the Padres on June 26 where he gave up five runs in six innings. His last start, however, was one of his best of the year. He held the Pirates to five hits and two runs (only one ER) over seven innings on July 4. He induced 18 whiffs, which is tied for his second most this year. He struck out eight and walked none. The last time he faced the Nationals, he gave up five runs (3 ER) over 6.1 innings and received his 8th loss of the year.

For the Nationals, some guy named Taylor Jordan will get the start. He’s only had two starts in his career, throwing a combined 10 innings and giving up three earned runs. He’ll be new to this Phillies lineup, so it’s tough to predict how he will do.


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  1. Pamikedc

    July 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I hope the newly acquired barber has a chance to pitch the late innings in style.

  2. G7

    July 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Go Phils..good time to crank one up tonight Cole!

  3. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    It at least seems like the hitters oughta see the ball pretty well out of Jordan’s nnd. Whole lotta show before he hits the release point. Pretty fluid thrower.

  4. Tracey

    July 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Whee!!! That’s the sort of mistake I expect the Phillies to make. 😀

  5. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    That’s some excellent hitting and running by 3/4. Kudos to both. It’s especially large because of the 4 righties in a row coming up now. I mean it’s not exactly a lost cause, but it’s not Foster Bench, Perez and Concepcion.

    But at least they evened the game. Frankly, I was kinda concerned about how many chances they’d get even though it’s only the 4th Well, it was.

    So we’ll see how the bottom of the order does when they get their chances.

  6. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    The Phils have hit into 3 double plays tonight. 6 times in his career, Whitey Ashburn led The League with the FEWEST GIDP’s in a season. 6 each of those years. And the Phils have 3 tonight. And I think that’s WITHOUT GIDP stalwarts Revere and Young as part of the brigade.

    Moral of the story? Good thing Whitey has the night off.

  7. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Attention shoppers.

    Blue light special.

    Double plays have been outlawed for the next 10 minutes.

    • Ken Bland

      July 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Guess Desmond got the message. But not Adam LaRoche.

  8. G7

    July 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Come on Chase!

    • G7

      July 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      That will work..

  9. Tracey

    July 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    hahahaha! Second time the Phils score, and yet again it’s on an error!

  10. G7

    July 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Dom Bomb time!

  11. Tracey

    July 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Oh, good. The Phils finally scored a run without an error.

  12. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    And at the 9:59 msrk og The Blue Light Special, Double Play King Young Mike lifts one to safety and the Phils expand the lead to 3.

    Gotta be Cole’s biggest lead of the year.

    Theme of the week? Protect and sutain. Gotta start somewhere.

  13. G7

    July 9, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Shut down inning needed..

  14. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Wheeler just made the point of the century talking about how Cole has linmited foul balls tonight, tremendously helping his pitch count.

    I suppose there’s a degree of skill to that. How high a degree, I wouldn’t guess. But Maddux was especially adept at that.

    Hard to believe he’s pitched a great game hitting the 8 guy twice, but to this point, he has.

  15. G7

    July 9, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    You can move Michael Young but you can’t hide him..that’s an error!

  16. G7

    July 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Come on boys..make a play for the guy..

  17. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I’m going with Charlie made the right choice here.

  18. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Now J Dub, I wouldn’t call. I’ll just say that the great ones follow through.

  19. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I don’t like this 3-2 count.

    • Ken Bland

      July 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      It worked out well. The warning sign was the dinger J Dub hit off Cole earlier, but that doesn’t mean DeFratus with ’em loaded is a better bet. But you couldn’t draw much confidence, despite mastering Zimmerman. I know about the RISP his last year here, but Jayson with em loaded is scary stuff to me.

      Real nice job by Cole for the second time in a row.

  20. hk

    July 9, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Mayberry looks like Delmon Young in RF tonight.

    • G7

      July 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Brutal..looked lost in RF..

    • loupossehl

      July 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Those hours of studying tape really pay off.

  21. c. schreiber

    July 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm


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