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Gameday 64: Padres vs. Phillies



San Diego Padres (28-37) at Philadelphia Phillies (27-36)

Starting Pitchers:
SD: Eric Stults (2-7, 5.68)
PHI: Kyle Kendrick (1-6, 4.30)

Time: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Chance of Rain, 77
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Tonight: 

How much will it rain? That is the question as the Phillies go for a sweep of the Padres in an afternoon tilt. Kyle Kendrick, looking at you, dude. Kendrick needs to shut it down early and often and the Phillies could have their first 3-game winning streak since 1987. Kidding. Kinda.

Lineup: Revere CF / Rollins SS / Utley 2B / Byrd RF / Mayberry 1B / Brown LF / Nieves C / Hernandez 3B / Kendrick P



  1. Andrew from waldorf

    June 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Here we go again.

    Another game destined to be an instant classic!

    Go Phils!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Dave

    June 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Fun stat of the day: Ryan Howard strikes out at a rate of 1.19 times per game. If he plays as many games as Reggie Jackson (the all time leader), he will strike out a whopping 3,356 times. That would be 759 times more than Jackson.

    • schmenkman

      June 12, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      No problem. All Howard has to do is average 150 games a season through age 44. Cake.

    • Ken Bland

      June 12, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Just looking at Howard himself, he almost certainly won’t do this, but he’s not horribly far removed from projecting to duplicate his back to back years of 199 strikeouts. I didn’t do the math, but right now, if the rest of the year goes like YTD, he’d be right around 180. It’s hard to imagine him repeating his pace to date, let alone extending it. If for no other reasons, you wouldn’t think he’ll bat as much the rest of the way.

      Those 2 years were productive on a number of levels. This year? Some questions don’t need answers.

      It would have been fascinating to see Howard in his prime with George Steinbrenner in his prime, and the degree of chase that followed.

  3. Andrew from waldorf

    June 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I hope Howard sticks around for the record.

    Like Jimmy has graced us with his pursuit of personal records.

    So exciting.

  4. Andrew from waldorf

    June 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Got to love the Phillies broadcast.

    They pump up last nights walk off like it was kirk gibsons homer.

    But the best part was they made it sound like the crowd was game 7 f the world series.

    But you see the stands and no one was there so it wasn’t that loud.

  5. Guest

    June 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Kendrick off to his typical start. Pay me 1 million and I will go out there and give up a couple of runs in the first. Save the team some money.

  6. Andrew from waldorf

    June 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I am guessing this is the smallest crowd in CBP history.

    Kind of fitting if Rollins gets the record today.

    Its so exciting the fans are just going crazy for it!

  7. Ken Bland

    June 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    When Rollins passes Schmidt, it’s not really the sort of thing that warrants distasteful type comments, but it’s interesting to think of how the Phils club record for base hits will compare with some other long standing clubs.

    Many factors determine a club’s long time franchise achievements. Singular player base hit total in and of itself merely hints at long term success. It can even overwhelm long term failure, or disguise it. The Pirates have had long term failures in the W-L department, yet Roberto Clemente holds their team record with 3000 hits.

    Suffice to say that playing 15 years and averaging 15 hits, pretty close to the numeric identity of this record doesn’t seem like it would be a source of great recognition for a club record of a team in business since when social security digits were in single figures.

  8. Andrew from waldorf

    June 12, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    15 hits per game or per season.

    15 hits a year for 15 years by math only gets you to 300.

    Briniac comes through again right after Howard Ks vs goose Gossage.

  9. Mike in NJ

    June 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I know they have to pay Howard if they release him at some point, but does it count against the luxury tax threshold? I’m not suggesting they do that any time soon, but I’d say after next year If he continues to hit .230 and strike out 190 times. I don’t know any team would take him even if the Phils eat $20M a year of the $25M they owe him.

  10. Mike in NJ

    June 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    So who’s gonna pitch the 9th? I’d guess Pap is unavailable after throwing 45 pitches the last two days.

  11. Andrew from waldorf

    June 12, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Rollins is 6th in walks.

    Pat Burrell has more in roughly half the plate appearances.

    Rollins is 75th in on base percentage.

    Right there with Willie Montanez and 6 points behind Mickey Morandini.

    something happen organizationally to this team.

    Where lead off hitters swinging for homers every time up was OK.

    If he was going for the team record in walks Id be falling over backwards saying how great he is and deserves to go to the baseball hall of fame.

    I really don’t even blame the players at all for the decline.

    It was a team failure that continues.

    Id have no issue with releasing howard and eating the contract.

    No team would take him and even pay 1 million per year.

    I don’t think at this point he could DH in the AL even.

    • schmenkman

      June 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Sure, sluggers usually walk more than other hitters, and Burrell was especially good at drawing walks.

      Still, since 2008 Rollins has walked more than average, and also more than most leadoff hitters.

  12. Mike in NJ

    June 12, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Gah why not use Giles here with a 5 run lead?

    • G7

      June 12, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Looks like Giles did get in and was greeted to the Bigs by Grandal..

  13. c. schreiber

    June 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    MiniMart is back. Whoo hoo, the Pirates called him up today. I smell a trade coming with the Buccos. We all know Rube misses his “partner”.

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