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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (66-77) vs. Padres (65-77)

 Philadelphia Phillies (66-77) vs. San Diego Padres (65-77)

Tyler Cloyd (2-3, 2.57) vs. Andrew Cashner (8-8, 3.45)

Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Hazy/Warm, 88
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cameron Rupp will get his first major league start. Got a chance to watch this kid in BP and he can hit a heavy ball. If he can prove to be a an asset for the remainder of the season, the Phillies could look to him to be part of their catching rotation in 2014.

Ryne Sandberg is giving him the start to pair him with Tyler Cloyd, since the two are familiar with each other.

Saw Dom Brown shagging flies in the outfield and taking BP today. He didn’t look to be limping on that sore right Achilles tendon. Sandberg said he hopes to have him back soon.

GAMEDAY BEER: Lagunitas Lucky 13′

I’ve yet to have a bad beer from Lagunitas. The Cali-based brewer sets the bar high with Lucky 13, what they call a super-hoppy-mondo-ale. Not the biggest fan of overly-hoppy drinks, but this one will certainly do. Cook up some brats on the grill, because the weather won’t stay this way much longer. -PG

Go Phillies!



  1. Hogey's Role

    September 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Excited to see what cam Rupp can do tonight!! Go Phillies

  2. Ken Bland

    September 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I’ll say this about this Ryno moves that Charlie wouldn’t make.

    Both of ’em have, and would have Bernadina Rollins 1/2 tonight. Maybe that’s the least of all evils, I dunno. But that 1/2 isn’t going to make any manager a genius.

    Maybe 1 of them comes up key tonight, but that’s a long shot.

    Heck if I know how else you’d work that. And to an extent, you work with what you have.

  3. Ken Bland

    September 10, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Seemed like a patient at bat for Rupp first time through. I don’t know that you can expect more than that one time through.

    Time for some possible contrarian indicator repartee.

    Cashner, 9 up, 9 down first time through. Good job,good command. Doesn’t look unhittable, even though the Phils didn’t make good contact. I suspect they get their chances to beat him, even though he’s improved his walks, and that’d help.

    If they don’t, you have to give him credit, assuming he pitches decently, but it wouldn’t be off base to criticize the offense tonight. He just doesn’t look as unhittable as his first time through might suggest by the results.

  4. Ken Bland

    September 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Rupp’s worked with Cloyd, so he knows his buttons, and he obviously didn’t get a signal to go slow his pitcher down, but I’d have been impressed if he went out that game deciding innig just to break up the pace. It’s apparently a small crowd, but they could have found something to discuss. I’ve seen 2 good looking girls in the crowd so far, and just because 1 was 2 months old doesn’t meqan they couldn’t have discussed here.

    Phils win this one, and you give Ryno a lifetime deal. But they’ve already won a couple like that under Mr. Interim. You never know.

  5. Bart Shart

    September 10, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Cloyd blew an important opportunity this time out. Don’t be surprised if we are devoid of Cloyd in 2014

  6. Ken Bland

    September 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    And the Padres move to within 15 hits of being compared to Team Dominicana which had 75 hits against Hamels in a spring training game.

    Run Support and Hamels did not get mentioned in the same sentence that day.

  7. Ken Bland

    September 10, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    At the start of the year, Pat Gallen told us D Brown would hit 27 homers. So nobody questions Pat’s genius, even though he was congratulated on the accuracy of the call on like May 10.

    So we know Pat is a genius.

    Well, we knew.

    Tonight, in his pre-game schpiel, Pat told us I’ve yet to have a bad beer from Lagunitas.

    He has now. Any beer, from Falstaff to Ortliebs, from Schmidt’s to SAchlitz would be bad with this game. And forever more, you can’t say you’ve never had a bad beer with Lagunitas.

    Altyhough maybe not if you chugged it when Cody Asche was up.

  8. Carlos Danger

    September 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I miss The Dipsy…

  9. Bruce

    September 11, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Sandberg’s “B” squad looked flat and uninspired tonight. Maybe a day off is one too many. (chuckles). Cloyd, recently called up from the minors (again), pitched…well… like a minor league pitcher. Of course, he provided excuses (getting pitches up..catching too much of the plate.. too many fastballs..) in postgame comments.

    I should give some credit to the Padres as they continue to play good ball winning 6 out of the last 7 games.

    Oh well, tomorrow is another day, another game. The Philles have their ace, Cliff Lee going for win number 13. It also will be interesting to see Sandberg’s latest lineup creation (smile).

    • Bruce

      September 11, 2013 at 1:47 am

      Just a reminder to fans here; when I mentioned Sandberg’s almost daily lineup changes, he is obviously giving the September call-ups a chance to play. He is giving these young players an audition to show what they can offer both at bat and on the field. Sure, you would like to see the team win games but with only 15 left to play, it matters more to Sandberg to take a long view into the future and see what these young players are capable of and possibly be a factor for next season.

    • schmenkman

      September 11, 2013 at 7:45 am

      “looked flat and uninspired” – also known as the combination of not hitting well and pitching poorly. If they had only given up 1 run, the predominant theme today (not necessarily from Bruce) would be that it was another “gritty” one run victory. If they had somehow scored 9, the bad pitching would have been largely overlooked. By the way, saying that he got pitches up and caught too much of the plate seems the same as saying he stunk last night, rather than making excuses.

      In any case, with the loss, the Phils move a half game “ahead” of the Pads for the 10th and final protected 1st round pick in 2014.

    • Lefty

      September 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Seriously? I didn’t read that as Cloyd making excuses at all. What do you do when asked to evaluate your performance? You evaluate it right? Would you rather hear him say I stunk it up tonight? I’d rather he say what he did, things that show that he is thinking about his mistakes and about what he needs to do better.

  10. Mike

    September 11, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Cloyd will never be a ML Pitcher with a 87-88 mph fastball with hardly any movement, although, he will have some of those crazy 7ip/0er/6k games. He seems like a nice guy, but I think it’s time the Phils should stop putting him out there.

  11. bacardipr

    September 11, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Mike He;ll probably stick around for organizational depth emergency call up. He has had some good starts then there was that 5 inning in relief he did. There’s nothing to play for might as well give him a few starts. I dont think anyone in the Phillies brass views him as a potential future starter with his current arsenal.

  12. bacardipr

    September 11, 2013 at 7:43 am

    More importantly do they keep Kratz. At some point they will have to hand the reign over to one of these prospects.

  13. Chuck A.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:29 am

    That empty feeling of a waning baseball season is starting to grip me and it’s certainly made worse by games like this in another lost and meaningless season.

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