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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (70-80) vs. Marlins (55-95)

Philadelphia Phillies (70-80) vs. Miami Marlins (55-95)

Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.28) vs. Bryan Flynn (0-1, 10.13)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Cloudy, 58
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cliff Lee, one of the few true bright spots of this Phillies team, looks for win #14 tonight. With 1/3 of an inning, Lee will hit the 200 inning plateau for the sixth straight year. He’s been one of the steadiest pitchers in baseball during that time, yet he sort of flies under the radar because of how this team has taken a nosedive.

I know Monday Night Football is on, but do yourself a favor and flip between the Phils and the Bengals/Steelers game. Who knows how much longer Lee will be in his prime and we should take in the fact that he’s still pitching at a supreme level.

Last night, I wrote that. And Cliff Lee certainly did not disappoint. Tonight, can Roy Halladay find at least a shred of his old-self as he takes on the Marlins? It hasn’t been pretty for Halladay, although post-DL has been better than pre-DL. It’s hard to know what to expect exactly.

And will this be Halladay’s final start in Philly?

Ryne Sandberg joked that he wished he had a jersey for Maikel Franco to put on. Franco is visiting the team again today after accepting the Paul Owens award yesterday. I think I’m with Sandberg.

Lineup: Hernandez CF, Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Ruiz C, Brown LF, Ruf RF, Frandsen 1B, Galvis 3B, Halladay P

download (2)Gameday Beer: Rogue Dead Guy Ale

With a hint of chill in the air, go for the thick, chocolaty stuff that reminds me of a cold, winters night in December. Rogue stays as tonights beer, but we move to the Chocolate Stout. Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bitter-sweet finish. Sold. -PG



  1. Bart Shart

    September 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    What is wrong with PHILLIES NATION. Cliff Lee pitched last night. It seems like this blog is suffering apathy these days.

  2. Bart Shart

    September 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Sorry, I should have read the whole story before popping off. I deserved to be smacked around.

    • Chuck A.

      September 17, 2013 at 6:47 pm


    • yahtzee26

      September 17, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      Almost posts same comment – saved by your comment. Proceeds to second, “doofus”…fades back to obscurity.

  3. Ken Bland

    September 17, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    That first inning play still strikes as weird. On a third out throw out where a run scores, all actions up to the 3rd out go in the books.

    Here, Utley gets out of an error, and they simply score it 2 unassisted. Not that Utley threw to Ruiz, so he sure doesn’t get an assist, but I’m not too clear on how he got out of an error.

  4. Bart Shart

    September 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Papelbon did not look good tonight. Seems like he lost some velocity. He might have a sore arm. Or maybe he just did not feel well. Lots of summer flu going round.

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