Gameday 44: Phillies (20-23) at Marlins (24-23) – Phillies Nation

Gameday 44: Phillies (20-23) at Marlins (24-23)

Philadelphia Phillies (20-23) at Miami Marlins (24-23)

Starting Pitchers:

PHI: Cole Hamels (1-2, 4.40)
MIA: Henderson Alvarez (2-3, 3.62)

Time: 12:40, Marlins Park
Weather: Closed Roof, 80
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Today: The Phillies and Marlins are underway in South Florida.  Today’s is an early game!

Cole Hamels is coming off his 100th career win as the Phillies will try to rebound from last night’s blowout.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Nieves C, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Byrd RF, Asche 3B, Brown LF, Revere CF, Hamels P



  1. c. schreiber

    May 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Ozuna hits another HR to make it 3-0 in 7th. Same situation as last night 3 runs down in 7th so I expect Sandy to following his move to bullpen for Manship to pitch 7th and Garcia for 8yh. In his mind 3 runs down in 7th means game over. Any time those two clowns pitch it is game over. What’s up with that Sandy?

    • lefty

      May 22, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      C S I am in no way a Sandberg apologist but please, sometimes a manager has to use the back end of his bullpen. If the pitchers ha has to choose from suck, that’s not totally his fault, is it? A good manager has to look at the game at hand and upcoming games if he’s managing his bullpen correctly. So he chose to use Adams and Deikman today. Better results? Nope.

      • c. schreiber

        May 22, 2014 at 3:57 pm

        Lefty, he wasn’t forced to use them(Manshit & Amigo) yesterday. If you watched the game yesterday, who was warming up in he pen in the 8th after Garcia threw about 45 pitchers? It was the Bastaro!!!! If he was going to warm him up he should have brought him in the seventh instead of Manshit.

      • Lefty

        May 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

        I didn’t say he was forced, I said that I believed he was thinking about that day’s game AND future games and made a decision to use his “whole bullpen” instead of the same guys over and over until he wore them out like our boy Freddy Gonzales in Atlanta does. Then we’d have people here complaining about that. Anyway, let’s just disagree on this, I’m guessing neither of us are gong to change our minds. 😉

    • c. schreiber

      May 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Still love ya Lefty

  2. Brooks

    May 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Got the end of the game on my laptop – thanks Dickman, thanks Howard, thanks Brown for showing up.

  3. Scotty Ingerton

    May 22, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I like this Marlins OF of Yelich, Ozuna, and Stanton. They’re all under 25 and they have the highly touted Jake Marisnick at AAA.

  4. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    May 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Another FUGLY and annoying loss. Is Dom Brown in an epic slump all over (hitting, fielding, etc.)
    What does Bob McClure really do besides just collect a check?
    So…no bullpen, no bench, no outfield (sans Bryd who is playing better than expected and should even out), Lee on the DL….did we hit rock bottom, yet? Ugh!

    • Lefty

      May 22, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ve seen rock bottom. We haven’t seen any of the older position players show signs of a long season’s wear and tear yet. I’m hoping that somehow we can get lucky this season, but history says it’s unlikely.

      • Andrew from waldorf

        May 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm

        Yes thus far the team has really over achieved.
        It is going to get nasty.

        There will be a game with less than 15000 this year. Maybe less than 10000.

        But I guess they make up the attendance numbers so it may be reported as 19 or 21000.

        enjoy it.

        This is the high water mark.

        Or 2 days ago was. Before the 2 losses to the Marlins.

      • "Big Ed" Delahanty

        May 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

        I think you are dead on. In just still in denial.

  5. Ken Bland

    May 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm


    I don’t think it got any pub here, but you’d get a charge out of something I saw on 2-3 days ago. The 5 most likely, or possible, or something like that top candidates to replace Selig as commish. Your boy was 1 of the 5. Can you imagine? I just scanned the article, and remember Rube was really just a throw in, but his Spanish/American combo was cited as a reason he was plausible.

    I actually think it’d be a good gig for him. Even if he did his own damage here, trying to get outta this mess with waning attendance and the interest that follows must be a stress killer. Commish, I’d assume is stress of another type, and you can always paint a rosy pic, as Uncle Selig has parlayed his used car background to do a fine job of doing. As to his qualifications, well, the dude has a long and varied sport background. He might be a good nominee.

    Anyway, if you weren’t aware of the mention, I am honored to have provided your laugh of the day.

    Keep on ranting,


  6. Andrew from waldorf

    May 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Have the Dodgers and Rockies coming to town.
    2 legitimate teams.

    Then 5 with the mets. That will a series for the ages im sure LOL

    I think its going to get really nasty and ugly shortly.

    Although I am still holding out hope that if the Phillies lose 100 the Mets may lose 101.

    Go Phils!

  7. Andrew from waldorf

    May 22, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Rube may well be a good commissioner.

    Id be thrilled if it took him out of his current role.

    I don’t hardly rant much anymore lol.

    Its just a tough position. I want the Phillies to be good and do good.

    But I understand Amaro makes that almost if not completely impossible.

    So when they win a game if it means job security for Ruben its a bitter pill.

    But I still wish theyd play well and win a WS.

    He just makes it impossible.

    I guess he wont quit if his name is circulating as the new commissioner lol.

  8. Ken Bland

    May 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    On April 26 of this year, Dom Brown had an OBP of .340. And that nearly complete first month had included hitting the ball with less than what you’d call authority. His average was at .276.

    Now, through today’s game, his OBP is at .264.

    You know the chances of him sitting tomorrow night against Kershaw are outstanding, and the Phils will miss Ryu this next series, so you’d have to figure, or certainly hope, that in a game that is largely one of averages, he’s about seen his bottom. The terrific game against the Reds last weekend wasn’t enough to build momentum off of, but it seems reasonable to expect some consistency soon. Some being operative, of course.

    That’s what I’m seeing out of one eye. The other one is seeing somewhat of a possibility that he’s in the process of playing himself off the roster in the not too distant future.

    I mean, a .264 OPB? That, in the daily changing world of stats is TERRIBLE. I wonder how much sense of urgency he has about his game. You don’t want to panic, but if he’s looking for an ego boost, he’d do well to stay away from reading his stats.

  9. Hogey's Role

    May 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    David Buchanan will get the start on Saturday

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