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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (52-65) at Braves (72-46)

Philadelphia Phillies (52-65) vs Atlanta Braves (72-46)washington_nationals_logo-9726

Cole Hamels (4-13, 4.81) vs Julio Teheran (9-5, 2.96)

Time: 7:10, Turner Field
Weather: 80, good chance of thunderstorms
Media: Twitter and Facebook

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

Your gameday beer: Budweiser Black Crown

A new beer from Budweiser? Yep. This brew is somewhat of a light amber lager. Not a ton of flavor, but it’s a much more sophisticated brew then, say, Bud Light. It’s a fizzy drink with some light floral and lemon notes. It’s worth a try.

Go Phillies!



  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Another must win for the Phils

    I guess if its rained out we can hope there is no make up date and will save us from another loss and having to watch Rubens all stars throw the ball to the wrong base or otherwise suck.

  2. Hogey's Role

    August 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Report on MLB trade rumors…

    Phillies will prioritize catching this offseason.. that will be interesting considering the free agent market isn’t very impressive,McCann is not a fit in our left hand heavy lineup, and Ruiz is getting older and looks more like a backup catcher for next year in my opinion…

    It’s going to be an interesting, possibly entertaining, offseason…

  3. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 12, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Ruiz defensively slipping?

    The team is so awful I haven’t paid a lot of attention to that.

    I have seen him make some plays he didn’t use to make.

    1-0 in the 4th they can win this?

    I guess with the late start time its past Ken Blands bedtime.

  4. Ruben Amaro Stinks

    August 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I will strive to seek value in the free agent market wherever and whenever possible. But first, I need to cut back on my smoking. I have hit two packs a day this year. Next year will be different. I promise.

  5. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm


    4-0 Phillies in the 6th and Cole is dealing.

    I need to be careful now.
    I think there is at least a 20-25% chance the Phillies can win this game.

    Whenever that happens I open myself up to the disappointment of being a fan of the 2013 Phillies.

    Its better when you now there is no hope at all from the opening pitch like that Strasburg game.

  6. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Winner winner

    chicken dinner

    congrats to Charlie on 1000 wins

    • wbramh

      August 13, 2013 at 1:38 am

      For awhile it looked like Charlie was going to have to wait until next year for #1,000.
      (only half joking)

  7. Joe a

    August 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Anyone care to predict whether Asche will be our starting 3b next year?

    • schmenkman

      August 13, 2013 at 10:09 am

      I think there is 0% chance they go outside the organization. There is a small (<10%?) chance that Franco shows enough in spring training to get the nod, but I think it's almost certain it will be Asche on opening day and at least the first couple of months.

      • schmenkman

        August 13, 2013 at 10:25 am

        …with Frandsen getting some starts against tougher lefties.

      • Hogey's Role

        August 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

        hopefully unless Franco is ready…

        Which one do you think will have to switch positions eventually Franco or asche

  8. Ken Bland

    August 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Somewhere around the time when Cole was 1-7, or whatever he was close to that at the time, he pitched a Sunday game against the Marlins and their AT&T poll question of the day was could he even his record by season’s end. The figure 72% stands out in my mind as the result, but I’m only mostly certain that Fish viewership voted affirmatively to total out that semi landslide. Unfortunately, that question has all but officially been answered, although very unofficially, he could still have as many as 10 starts left for ther year.

    I guess when you go through the year Cole has, it’s either popular or at least well advised in my book to just concentrate on getting your basics right rather than numbers. At least primarily.

    Some of the peripheral stuff doesn’t matter anyway.

    But, with his ERA down to a respectable by most any standard in this day and age of 3.65, and with him essentially pitching some real good baseball for a few weeks now, I find it intruiging so think about how low he can get it.

    70 more innings would squeak out a small career high, and average 7 innings per start, so let’s use that as a basis.

    If he allows 20 more earned runs in the 70 innings, he’d finish at 3.33. Consider that he’s had a few bad games, and overall, that would support the large quantity of poor support to validate it as really not a bad year on n individual basis. That doesn’t mean he individually had a good year, but it’s certainly not bad, as he could have fallen into pretty easily earlier on.

    Now if Cole keeps pitching the way he has of late, which I’d describe as steadily very good, but short of the excellent, or dominating level by a bit, we might define that as 10 earned runs over 70 innings.

    You wouldn’t believe how low that would drop his ERA. He’d finish at 2.94, which will make a lot of people forget any individual struggles he had in H1, and overblow the tough luck year he had. He did have tough luck, but it’ll get overblown.

    If he went 7-3 in such a run, he’d finish at 12-16 with an ERA of 2.94.

    Can he do it? You can’t take such a role for granted, but I’d almost say why not. If I’m a guessing man, and this is real wild side guessing, Cole’s closer to accepting that this year has just sucked more than Cliff is, who is maybe closer to begrudging internally why am I still here, and just hoping next year is different, wherever he might be. Along those lines, I could see Cole finishing stronger numbers wise. But Cliff can still pitch, mind you. So if Cole outpitches Cliff, he’s got a somewhat decent shot. But don’t ask me to define somewhat decent shot.

  9. Ken Bland

    August 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Phils will open 2014 at home to the Braves.

    That part of the schedule was leaked “by mistake” per DOB.

    AFW’s must win declarations will apparently start earlier next year.

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