2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (49-48) vs Mets (41-51)

Philadelphia Phillies (49-48) vs New York Mets (41-51)

Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.05 ERA) vs Zack Wheeler (3-1 3.54 ERA)new-york-mets-alternate-logo-2-primary_display_image

TIME: 1:10, Citi Field

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Weather: 93, cloudy

Media: Twitter and Facebook

Last night the Phillies jumped over the .500 mark for the first time since June 6, and today they will try to set their high water mark for the season at two games over in a Saturday matinee against the Mets. With the win last night, the Phillies passed the Washington Nationals for second place in the division, and are six and a half back of the Braves in the N.L. East.

Cole Hamels has pitched well of late for the Phillies, and he will get the baseball again today. In his last three starts he is 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 23 innings. His last time out against the Mets he suffered the loss after allowing four runs in seven innings of work, but back in April he did hold them to a run over six innings for his only win in the first two months of the season.

The Phillies will be seeing a new arm in Zack Wheeler, one of the Mets top pitching prospects. Wheeler has had his good outings and his bad outings since being called up in mid-June, but lately he has been pitching superbly. In his last two outings he combined to go 12 innings and allowed just two runs while striking out eight. He has never faced the Phillies or any of their hitters.

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

Gameday Beer: Otter Creek Copper Aledownload

This medium bodied beer is a very versatile and refreshing brew that goes well with all types of ballpark food, especially stuff off the grill. It’s got a sweet, toasty, crisp taste that is perfect for either a chilly night or hot summer day watching the game. With a day game today fire up the grill and kick back with one of these and you’ll be set.

30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. Jay

    July 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Never faced any of the Phillies? Oh man I hope that the trend of the team not hitting new pitching does not permeate this game….a series win to start this half would rock- Go Phils!

  2. Tracey

    July 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Ugh. Settle down, Cole!

  3. Tracey

    July 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    yuck

  4. teejvee

    July 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    another Kole Klunker. So much for him being back.

    • Telly's

      July 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      How about we give him a chance before we declare him not back? I’ve never seen people less patient with a talented player like Hamels. He’s a veteran and knows how to pitch.

      • Tracey

        July 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm

        (wishing there was a “like” button for this comment…”

      • G7

        July 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm

        TeeJ’s a regular Phils basher, Cole has battled since the 1st, but not his best stuff today.

  5. Tracey

    July 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    That’s more like it!!

  6. Tracey

    July 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    crap. Bases loaded twice, and they only get one run. But at least they got one.

  7. G7

    July 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Not very patient today with a young pitcher who was all over the place. The 3-0 green lights were ill advised, and that goes back to Charlie.

    • Tracey

      July 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      They were more patient than usual. They got him over 100 pitches in less than 5 innings of work. They might have been better advised to just stand there and wait for a walk, but the home plate ump has been using a very large strike zone.

  8. teejvee

    July 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    ‘Patience’ ? They guys been in the league for 5 years. He’s on track for 20 losses.

    • G7

      July 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Wheeler

  9. Tracey

    July 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    OK, seriously, bases loaded and no outs. You think we can manage to get a run or two out of this?

  10. Tracey

    July 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Wow! They got one!

  11. Kg wentworth

    July 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    You don’t pay a pitcher 20+ a year to have an era over 4. We need to sell fast

    • schmenkman

      July 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Sell low! And fast.

      Hamels has been one of the best pitchers in the league the last few years, and there is no reason to expect he won’t get back to that.

  12. Double Trouble Del

    July 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    PS, time to start Kratz.

  13. Tracey

    July 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    CHASE UTLEY: YOU ARE THE MAN!!!

  14. Tracey

    July 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    ARGH!!!

  15. Double Trouble Del

    July 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Pitching like the true ace that he is or was in 2008.

  16. Andrew from Waldorf

    July 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Cole Hamels deserves his 4-12 record. You are what your record says you are. – Bill Parcells

    • G7

      July 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      How come you didn’t post after Hamels previous 3 games, and who cares about Parcells.

    • Double Trouble Del

      July 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      How does anyone believe that this team has a run in it when the so called ace can’t step up his game the catcher position can’t contribute and the bullpen can’t shut a team down.

      • Telly's

        July 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm

        How about after Lee served up 5 runs to the Nationals? Tired of all the whining and handwringing when Cole Hamels struggles through a game. His track record says it all and great players struggle from time to time. Enough with the California attitude! He and his family choose to live here and give back to
        the community and the fans. He’s not as bad as his record indicates but he has battled from time to time this season. But I can see that the majority of the fan base will blame Cole Hamels for the Phillies mediocre season even though there is a team behind him.

  17. teejvee

    July 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    AFW’s right. This was a typical Hamels loss. Served up a meatball to Murphy on 0-2. Got ahead of Wright 0-2 but is intimidated by him ( See how many Phillies hitters intimidate Harvey tomorrow) so he walks him.Serves up a meatball to Byrd. Then walks some scrub and sets himself for the inevitable bloop. 3-1.Just deflated
    the team. The old saying is so true. Momentum in baseball lasts until your next day’s starter.

    • schmenkman

      July 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      lol, what is an “inevitable bloop”? Does this refer to bad luck? If not, why not?

      Agree on momentum and next day’s starter. Just like crying, there is no momentum in baseball.

      • Double Trouble Del

        July 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        There is no momentum with this team…Jimmy Dugan

  18. teejvee

    July 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    There’s an irrefutable rule in baseball,schmenk. When pitcthers ask for for trouble they ALWAYs get it. When you walk two guys in one inning, that is asking for trouble.

    • schmenkman

      July 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      The “always” part obviously isn’t true. Walks are just as often followed by hard hit balls at hitters, as they are by jam shots that fall in.

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