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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (50-56) vs Giants (46-59)

Philadelphia Phillies (50-56) vs San Francisco Giants (46-59)giants Kyle Kendrick  (9-7, 3.96 ERA) vs Chad Gaudin (4-2, 2.77 ERA) TIME: 7:05 Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: 86, sunny Media: Twitter and Facebook The Phillies ended their eight game losing streak on Tuesday with a 7-3 win over the Giants, and tonight they will have a crack at winning their first series since before the All-Star break. They will do so with Kyle Kendrick on the hill. Kendrick has been one of the Phillies most consistent starters this season, and despite earning a loss, he pitched well his last time out against St. Louis. The righty tossed six innings and allowed just three runs on five hits, marking his 15th quality start this year. Kendrick did face the Giants back on May 7, and earned a win after holding them to two runs over seven innings. The Phillies will be facing Chad Gaudin, who they have faced several times but have never seen as a starter. In nine relief appearances against the Phillies he has held them to three runs over 13 1/3 innings (2.03 ERA), and all three runs came in the same outing. He worked two scoreless frames against the Phillies earlier this year. Michael Young is the only Phillies player with any success against Gaudin, and he has done it over a large sample size. Young has seen Gaudin 22 times, and is hitting .455 with three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI against him. No other Phillie with more than three at bats against him has ever gotten more than one hit. Lineup: Rollins SS, M. Young 1B, Utley 2B, D. Young RF, Ruf LF, Asche 3B, Mayberry CF, Ruiz C, Kendrick P ShockTop-Belgian-White-155x300Gameday Beer: Shocktop Belgian White With summer in full swing, it’s a great time to crack open a true summer brew with a Shocktop Belgian White. This wheat ale is brewed with lemon, lime and orange peels to give it a refreshing taste and subtly sour finish. It’s the perfect beer for relaxing and watching the ballgame whether you are at the bar, relaxing at home or hanging out down the shore.



  1. Art

    July 31, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Kendrick sucks. He could be traded.

  2. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    July 31, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Kendrick looks putrid tonight.

  3. Ken Bland

    July 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    another sell inning in progress. Save for Asche however. That’s DEFENSE.

  4. Andrew from Waldorf

    July 31, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    w errors

    losing 7-1 in the 5th

    starter lasts 2.2 innings

    This is vintage Ruben Amaro baseball.

    Need to lock these guys down long term.

    All of them.

    I thought that since they stood pat. The team might catch a little life. Like hey we are still all here. Lets do this. Make the best of it.

    Instead its vintage Phillies.

    Including not hitting a skell pitcher.

    • Ken Bland

      July 31, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      it’s not just legitimate errors…did you see Basepaths get picked off in the first?

      Did you see Mayberry’s throw in the first?

      And Kendrick throws a hittable pitch to Posey on an obvious hit and run.

      Like the man said, the other half is 90% mental, and this team don’t have no mentality.

      • Andrew from Waldorf

        July 31, 2013 at 9:35 pm

        Ken is legitimate error like legitimate rape?

        I am feeling violated either way.

  5. Ken Bland

    July 31, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    So Andrew,

    Per your question about the pic the other day, which I might add has been replaced by a requested shot of Fosse (and Pete), here’s the deal.

    First of all, here’s the pic in case you need a memory refresher.

    And you asked who it was.

    To which I replied in this particular thread, closer to the bottom than the top..

    I’ll see you at the parade. The one I’m supposed to bo buy you a beer at, on top of paying half the Met bet. You’re an expensive partner in discussion.

    • Andrew from Waldorf

      July 31, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      1. that’s just a general bing search.

      2. I am calling him on base percentage now instead of basepaths.

      Or maybe no trade

      Why contend when you can set team records?

  6. Andrew from Waldorf

    July 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm


    The guys name is pill. He comes in with 3 RBI hes got 4 tonight and he just hit one to the moon. Then Crawford hit one to the moon. He hadn’t hamered since april 27th.

    Ken how many at bats ? count it up please.;_ylt=AgRinwdtViiPdQlBvG3mKf2FCLcF

    I am just laughing anymore like I do when I watch the Eagles.

    This is a disgrace.
    A bitter pill for sure

  7. Bart Shart

    July 31, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Kendrick stunk tonight. Whew!!!! His worst outing of the year.

  8. Hogey's Role

    July 31, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Glad we didn’t sell!! It’s gonna be a tight race…

    I need another beer…. or 2

  9. Andrew from Waldorf

    July 31, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    You are all welcome to cheer on my Phillies Mets better record with me.

    That one I am hoping is close.

    I mean the mets are terrible right?

    But then theres the Phillies.

    I think I am 75-25 to lose that bet at this point.

    The head to head games will be very important.

    OK enough Diekman.

  10. Lefty

    July 31, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Is this another must win game? Cause it’s not going so well.

  11. schmenkman

    July 31, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Random stat:

    Delmon’s splits:

    first 45 games: .222/.278/.389…. .667 OPS
    next 9 games: .486/.514/.657…. 1.171 OPS
    last 19 games: .247/.276/.288 … .564 OPS

    Hopefully he’ll be gone in a week when Brown returns.

    • Hogey's Role

      July 31, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      don’t hold your breath

  12. Double Trouble Del

    July 31, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Looking forward to next year’s MLB draft. We should be drafting between 11-14 if the standings hold somewhat. Really not much to acquire via free agency, this year or next year. But there is the draft.

  13. Rob h

    July 31, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Enough with the amaro bashing it needs to stop, everyone has gone so overboard with it. Is he the best gm clearly not, that being said he’s tried to do what’s right for this team. Sometimes things don’t go your way but he put together 3 World Series teams after 08. Is it all his fault that things didn’t break his way? No it’s not. The Howard extension was a little premature but he was afraid he would walk to the American League, in my opinion that’s understandable. As for papelbon we could have signed Madson instead and not had a closer at all with his injury problems. Bad trades are made by every team. We got worked in both pence trades but I’m sure all u guys wanted his bat that year. He’s tried to fix the 8th inning situation every year it just hasn’t worked out. When he sells to get prospects it never good enough in te fans eyes. I’ve just had enough. I’m not even an amaro supporter but for god sakes every loss his name is run through the mud. He has elevated the team to new levels sometimes on the field sometimes off. 10 years from now people will look back and say wow that was a nice run. Should we have another series to brag about probably but it’s not his fault, the playoffs are a crap shot. People need to grow up and accept what is and what isn’t. The day I see one of u guys break up a World Series team is the day I will have respect for u amaro bashers.

    • Andrew from Waldorf

      August 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

      I should get some leeway here.

      I was bashing Dummy Amaro long ago before bashing was cool.

      I don’t work for NASA but you could see his tendency to hoard his guys and over pay.
      And have little respect for others.

      • Andrew from Waldorf

        August 1, 2013 at 12:20 am

        In 10 years Gillick will be seen as a genius who handed DAJ the best hand possible.

        DAJ messed it up.

        He will not be remembered fondly.

        Unless somehow this team or next years wins the world series.

        Magic 8 ball says: highly unlikely

      • schmenkman

        August 1, 2013 at 3:18 am

        “the best hand possible”? That’s a stretch, actually. They won in 2008 despite not being the best team, when they were all already well into their primes. The starting lineup, C to RF: 29, 28, 29, 29, 33, 31, 27, 29

        Gillick didn’t exactly hand Amaro a team of young studs that he could ride into their prime. Amaro didn’t help the age issue with the Ibanez acquisition, but by Amaro’s first opening day in 2009 they were already mostly 30 year olds.

        And any discussion of them holding on to the core has to include the owners as well. Also, Amaro’s contract runs through 2015, so more than likely we have this year, next year, and the one after that to chat about our favorite GM.

    • Nah.Roots

      August 1, 2013 at 10:41 am

      Completely agree.

      Obviously RAJ isn’t the greatest GM. Obviously. But if we grabbed at least on more title from 2009-2011, what do we really have to complain about?

      I mean christ, we had a 102 win season not but 2 years ago. And guess what? We ran into a hot team and couldn’t even make it out of the 1st round. Happens all the time.

      The expectations of this team have become so inflated it’s ridiculous. Or maybe ppl only started watching this team from ’07 onward. Either way, the lack of perspective is obscene.

      • Chuck A.

        August 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

        Nah.Roots – Exactly. I wonder how many of these people even have any idea what it was like to go through all those desperate dry periods where the team flat out sucked. I’m all for expectations but only with the caveat that those expectations just can’t be met a lot of the time. You think this fanbase is having a hard time right now?? I just wonder how bad it is up in NYC where the Yankees are floundering and probably won’t make the playoffs for the first time in umpteen billion years. Talk about expectations.

      • Lefty

        August 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

        Yankees fans are furious. And don’t forget Washington, where they were anointed a world championship on paper before the season even started. The (few) baseball fans down there are very unhappy.

        One day fans will come to understand just how rare, and precious, a chance to win it all is.

      • Chuck A.

        August 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

        And look at the Giants, too. 2 titles in 3 years, last year being one of them…and this year they are struggling mightily. I’m sure San Fran’s expectations for this year were huge.

  14. Rob h

    August 1, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Lets not kid ourselves here gillick made the trade that gave us a World Series in the lidge trade besides that Ed wade was the guy that put the team together. Gillick got out at the right time so now he looks like a god. Put his trade for Freddy Garcia against any of the moves amaro has made.

    • Mike

      August 1, 2013 at 2:20 am

      2009: Cliff Lee for basically nobody
      2010: Roy Oswalt
      2011: Trade your 2 best prospects for a free swinging, marginal outfielder, Hunter Pence.

      There’s plenty more from the Amaro regime, too many to count.

      • schmenkman

        August 1, 2013 at 3:20 am

        Pence is a fine player and a good addition. There was just no real reason to acquire him at that time.

    • George

      August 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      And put Gillick’s Eaton signing, or the Geoff Jenkins signing against any of Amaro’s FA signings. That was something close to thirty million dollars for two who were released before their contracts were even up, who added almost nothing to the team when they actually played.

      • Chuck A.

        August 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm

        Well, I gotta give Jenkins a pass of sorts. After all, he DID get that leadoff double to start things off in Part II of Game #5 in the ’08 Series.

  15. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    August 1, 2013 at 7:47 am

    On a positive note, Asche made a nice defensive dive and throw last night and Ruf has reached base sagely in 28 consecutive games since last September. Ok, now my positive Phillies thought tank for the day is empty.

  16. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    August 1, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I meant “safely.” I hate iPhone auto correct with a passion.

  17. Fritz

    August 1, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I really don’t understand if the best team didn’t win who was the best team and why didn’t they win?Pro sports is about one thing, winning if you win you are the best team at that moment in time. Amaro got the world champions and since then they haven’t been. It’s really that simple.Don’t care about war,era or any of that crap, you win and who cares about any stat but you won your last game when it counted.

    • schmenkman

      August 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Not sure what this is in response to, but lesser teams win short series all the time. The Royals took 3 out of 4 from Baltimore last week — does that make KC the better team? If Houston beats Baltimore tonight, they will have won the series — does that make Houston the better team? To me the better team is determined over the full season, and in 2008 the Phillies were not the best team that year. They got hot at a good time, won the WS, and will always be the 2008 world champions of baseball. The 2006 Cardinals weren’t that good for most of the year, but snuck in and then got hot.

      Amaro was handed a very good team that was well into their prime and arguably already heading into their decline phase, and improved the team by acquiring very good pitchers to supplement the core offensive players. The fact that they couldn’t win enough short series to grab another championship is frustrating and regrettable, but certainly not something I can pin on Amaro.

      Again, that’s not to say that he hasn’t made mistakes, or that there aren’t better GMs.

  18. Ken Bland

    August 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

    And now here’s something you’ll really enjoy.

    A day after reaction to the long filibuster of buy or sell that resulted in NOTHING!

    Just what we need…more trade season commentary.

    But alas, perhaps from a fresh perspective.

    Since the 2013 Phillies have an ability to lure folks into sidebar conversations, you’ll recall the recent reaction to James O.B.P. Basebaths proclamation of an interest in setting Phillie team records, and/or moving up same lists. While that set of verbiage was denounced here yesterday, out of our bleeding heart liberal leaning to consider timing and context, allow that to be included in Jimmy’s perspective, albeit perhaps overstated at the time

    You think THAT’s a problem?

    Are yous kidding me?

    The freaking administration feeling THAT way, times a large portion of the roster is comical. It in a way exemplifies how an incredible number of American (and presumably global) companies succeed in spite of themselves.

    Here are the head honchos heaping heavenly praise on the character and personality of Chase Utley and not speaking to the specifics of what they project out over a would be 2 or 3 year sigmning in terms of production. Supposedly, Brian Cashman calls the Phillies and is told Carlos Ruiz is off the table. If you’re gonna keep him for a year, why isn’t he signed already to give us all peace of mind. The beloved GM claims to have not been offered enough value for Mike Young. Puhleeze. How much is not enough? Preytell, what value does he have to this franchise at this point for the next 2 months.

    So to whatever degree it is, like Rollins was interpreted to feel, how can you tell me the club doesn’t demonstrate warped values as Jimmy was accused of possessing.

    The amazing conclusion of it all is that for the shades of wild rennigade that Jonathan Papelbon can represent at times, he seems to be in a minority within the confines of the organization that gets it. From the top, voiced Papelbon. And correctly so, for my money.

  19. psujoe

    August 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    RAJ financially handicapped himself, an issue he won’t have next year. Even if you count the Cuban pitcher they’ll have over $40 million to use. let’s see what he does.

  20. George

    August 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I wish people would get over the non-trades of Young and Ruiz. In the case of Young, it’s pretty hard to swing anything in an hour, and NOT ONE OF US knows just what was offered for him. Amaro may have turned down a prospect who projected as a future Long Island Duck. Better to wait for a real offer in a waiver trade, or have him man first when Asche is at third and Ruf in left. He certainly hits a lot better than the other 1st base option, the beloved Laynce Nix.

    In the case of Ruiz, just who would catch if he wasn’t retained, at least for now? None of the prospects in the Phils’ system are ready, or even close to ready, Kratz isn’t known as a good defensive option or a good caller of pitches. And after Kratz, there’s no backup.

    • Chuck A.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      I’ve been singing that same song about Ruiz for awhile now. Just WHO would catch? Seriously…has ANYONE really thought of that?

      • Lefty

        August 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm

        I can still catch. As long as someone can help me up from the crouch after each pitch.

      • Chuck A.

        August 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

        Wait…I thought you were a Hall of Fame pitcher. You can catch, too??

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