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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Rockies (59-68) vs. Phillies (55-70)

Colorado Rockies (59-68) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (55-70)

Juan Nicasio (7-6, 4.94) vs. Cliff Lee (10-6, 3.19)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: 88, cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets

There hasn’t been many positives this season, but Cliff Lee has been one of them.  The Phillies may be hard to watch this season, but if there is a good reason to watch this team, Lee is one of them.  He’s always capable of putting on a show on the mound.



  1. Ken Bland

    August 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Good time to talk Kansas City Chiefs football. Have torespect a writer that can discuss a beaten up theme, and stillget your attention. Not to mention be spot on.

  2. Ken Bland

    August 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    “Heyward’s jaw was fractured in 2 places. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks”

    Having suspended Ryan Dempster for 5 days WITH pay for the first time he tried to hot Alex Rodriguez Sunday night, perhaps Uncle Absolute Moron Selig will be just a tad stricter when he punishes Dempster for his 2nd intentional throw at. If not, there’s always ball 3, not to mention the one he threw behind him.

    People scoffes at Cole for admitting he threw at Harper. Not exactly wrong, but Dempster looks more than completely stupid for saying he was trying to pitch inside.

    Tony Conigliaro.

    Nice shot by Chase.

  3. Bart Shart

    August 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Perhaps Ruben Amaro, Jr. should talk to the Padres about Chase Headley, who has just been put on waivers. He had a great year in 2012 and has stunk this year. But he is a switch hitter with some success and an excellent fielding third baseman. It would take some prospects to land Headley. But we would at least have two guys named “Chase” on the team.

    I think Headley is a better choice than Bernadino. Headley can also play the outfield.

    • Ken Bland

      August 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      would you like feedback on that comment? Or was that thinking out loud?

  4. Ken Bland

    August 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Ichiro records 3,999. Starting to look like he just might snag 4K before Jimmy cracks number 200. Course Ichiro could go into a slump. And Herbert Hoover could be remembered fondly.

    • schmenkman

      August 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Ichiro is only hitting slightly better than Rollins this year, and he hit about as badly in 2011, so it’s been known to happen recently.

  5. Ken Bland

    August 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Kenny Ayres….awards don’t get much better than that.

    Congratulations, and best of luck

    Kalas award winner

    • Lefty

      August 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Congrats Kenny A.

  6. Ken Bland

    August 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I was just getting ready to conclude that Joe Lis would make an outstanding defensive replacement for this fine Phillies team.

    Didn’t realize Joe is dead.

    I should quit while I’m ahead.

    • wbramh

      August 22, 2013 at 3:34 am

      I wouldn’t mind having Cesar Tovar back, the guy we got from Minnesota for Lis.
      Cesar could play everywhere, and did play everywhere.
      Versatile, did everything pretty well and was a spark plug kinda player.
      If nothing else, he was unmatched as a no-hitter breaker-upper (broke up a record five of them).
      But like Joe, Cesar also departed us prematurely.

  7. Bart Shart

    August 21, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    To Ken Bland —- Thinking out loud. Frankly, I do not think Headley is worth the investment. But, he does play a solid third base, and outfield. And he did hit 31 homers last year with 115 RBI’s. But, other than last year, he has been unspectacular.

  8. Ken Bland

    August 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Preliminary indications are it’s pretty obvious that Ryno is froma National League of another era. Personally, I think the bunts has essentially become a lost part of the game. So far, if I’m not in error, he’s only had his pitchers bunt, but a lot of it. Six or so times in the handful of games he’s been The Man. It doesn’t matter, and it’s pointless to compare Charlie and Ryne, but Charlie was a classic anti-bunt guy. It’s not impossible that he’d have bunted in all those recent situations, but I kinda doubt it.

    In this case, Cliff, guy on second, none out, I might have let Cliff swing away rather than try to set up 1 out, on 3rd, down by a run. But at least they wound up tying it. Such a struggle for this club.

    • wbramh

      August 22, 2013 at 3:19 am

      What drives me crazy is that so many players find it necessary to drop their bats and telegraph their bunts before the pitch fearing they won’t be able to set up quickly enough to make contact – and it’s not just pitchers who are lame at bunting. Plus, I don’t see many batters alternate between bunting and hitting away in the same at-bat to keep the infield guessing – or passing up a first pitch to indicate they intend to hit away then come around to bunt on the second or even third pitch.

      Not too many Ashburns out there these days when it comes to playing the basics.

  9. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    The mets lose.

    I get excited

    Then I have to watch the Phillies.


    Itchiro has been washed up a long time ( since about 2011)

    He is also 39 and Jimmy is 34.

    Thinking about Jimmy in 5 years still leading off for the fightins.

    I wonder how much Ruben will be paying him to lead off and have an OBP of .180 in 5 years.

  10. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 21, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Never in doubt tonight.

    Made up a full game on the Mess today.

    Go Phils!

  11. Rob h

    August 21, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    What are your thoughts on Ruben just curious

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