Game 88: Phillies at Brewers – Phillies Nation

Game 88: Phillies at Brewers

Philadelphia Phillies (37-51) at Milwaukee Brewers (52-37)

Starting Pitchers:
PHI: Cole Hamels (2-5, 2.98)
MIL: Marco Estrada (7-5, 4.94)

Time: 8:10, Miller Park
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 77
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Tonight: The Brewers currently have the best record in the National League this season.  They are second in the Majors in wins.

Lineup: Revere CF/ Blanco SS/ Utley 2B/ Howard 1B/ Byrd RF/ Asche 3B/ Brown LF/ Rupp C/ Hamels



  1. Andrew from waldorf

    July 7, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Another must win for the Phillies.

    We can do this.

    Go Phils!!!!

  2. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    WOO HOO!!!

    Chase proving himself an all-star!

  3. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Who is Andres Blanco?

    • Tracey

      July 7, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      A 30-year-old castoff from Texas

    • c. schreiber

      July 7, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      Another one of Rube’s “studs” i.e. Ronny Cedeno, MiniMart etc

      • schmenkman

        July 8, 2014 at 12:56 am

        Which major league team do you think will pick up Blanco, or even trade for him?

  4. Andrew from waldorf

    July 7, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Amaro thinks they are better than what they’ve shown.

    He is a true idiot.

    No one else thinks they are better than they have shown

    • lefty

      July 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Except his idiot boss, Montgomery.

      • "Big Ed" Delahanty

        July 7, 2014 at 9:01 pm

        Don’t forget, both Montgomery and Amaro could possibly win the financial idiots award of the year also, when our Phillies hit about 90+ losses with the third highest payroll at around 180 million. Not to mention the salary they would have to eat for most trades due to some ridiculous contracts made by Ruben. I think Stanford is calling for that diploma back. Lol.

    • schmenkman

      July 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      The actual quote:

      “I didn’t anticipate our guys being this poor. Because they are. They are this poor.”


      “We think that they’re better. But they haven’t shown it. So at some point we’re going to have to make some changes.”

  5. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    WHEE!!! The Philies manage to hold the lead for an inning!

  6. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Lol Tracey.

  7. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I like Asche and hope they don’t give up on him.

  8. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I hope Amaro is serious abiut giving Makiel and Ruf a chance to play- first base..

  9. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    PN cracks me up, they finally catch the gameday numbers up and still missed by one.

    • lefty

      July 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      As if anyone but the handful of us would notice.

    • Tracey

      July 7, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      I think they just don’t care any more. They have other projects they are more interested in, and there aren’t many people following the games any more.

      • lefty

        July 7, 2014 at 9:05 pm

        Agree. Pat is very good on radio and TV and correct to concentrate his efforts where the money is.

  10. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Carlos Gomez is a pain in the butt. Wish the Phillies had someone like him.

  11. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    NICE pickoff!

  12. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    WOW!!! The Phils scored in 2 different innings! And they’re still in the lead!!

  13. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    OK, that was a hell of a play by big brown!

    • lefty

      July 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Long toes

  14. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    And third inning in the lead .. how long has it been since that happened.

    • lefty

      July 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Its been a while I think.

  15. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Should be a good All Star game this year. I was pleased to see many players picked that are playing well now as opposed to picking players that have had great careers. Takes gonads to leave off guys like Posey and Votto and go with Josh Harrison.

    • lefty

      July 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Oh and the AL left Mauer off with the game in Minnesota. Very unusual. .

      • schmenkman

        July 7, 2014 at 9:22 pm

        Picking Mauer would be akin to picking Howard this year if the game was in Philadelphia.

      • lefty

        July 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm

        Except for the 60 point difference in BA, yeah they’re similar all around. I truly was surprised by that- Dozer too.

      • schmenkman

        July 7, 2014 at 9:36 pm

        Yep, nice demonstration of how inadequate batting average is.

        Dozier’s having a very good year. He’s never shown quite this much power before, so it will be interesting to see if he can keep it up.

      • Chris

        July 8, 2014 at 9:57 am


  16. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Braun, Gomez, Lucroy; that’s a tough middle of the order.

    • lefty

      July 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Oops meant to say Ramirez and Davis too

  17. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    ruh roh…

  18. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Nice DP

  19. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    YES!!! Four straight innings in the lead!!!

  20. Tracey

    July 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    ooo… additional signs of life even though the Phils are in the lead!

  21. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Braun looks like he can barely move out there.

    • Hogey's Role

      July 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm


      • lefty

        July 7, 2014 at 9:36 pm


  22. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Not sure it’s a good idea to run Revere in this situation.

  23. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Hes got to give him something to hit now

    • lefty

      July 7, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Or not.

  24. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Credit where it’s due, nice play by Ramirez.

  25. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Of course, I gave Asche a vote if confidence earliet.

  26. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Well here they come again , the Brew Crew big boys.

  27. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Yup- gotta bear down here Giles

  28. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Bad base running error. Big break for usm

  29. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Love that wipeout slider.

  30. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    The Giles heater is impressive, but it’s that slider that makes him so tough. They can’t sit on the fastball.

  31. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Great job kid.

  32. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Get er done Paps.

  33. lefty

    July 7, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    The rare sweet W for Cole.

  34. Andrew from waldorf

    July 7, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    winner winner
    Chicken dinner

    Never in doubt.

    Nice to win a must win game!

    I still believe

  35. Tracey

    July 8, 2014 at 6:08 am

    I fell asleep on the couch again (hangs head in shame).

    But YAY!!!

    The Phils have a long history of playing better when the other team is better, so I’m actually more surprised that Atlanta swept them than that the Phils beat Milwaukee.

  36. Ken Bland

    July 8, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I really shouldn’t even spend any time thinking about this, let alone writing it, but I did have a thought cross my mind last night that might have some truths, or it might just be fanspeak.

    I wonder if the Mariners and Phillies might wind up trade partners in the coming days, or a short amount of weeks.

    The thoughts that crossed my mind, in no particular order include

    – Ruben and Jack Z have done business before. I could see where that makes it easier to work together on a personnel move.

    – The Mariners, although they’ve passed this way before are knocking on the door of contention, and I could see where they might feel some urgency to take a final step, like acquiring a veteran that might make a difference.

    – Although the M’s were mentioned as a possibility in the Price sweepstakes, and I suppose might be, their starting rotation is not exactly weak. Not that there’s a darned thing wrong with strengthening a strength if that’s the most fathomable way to try to win. But it’s no secret that like so many clubs, offense is more of a glaring sore spot. With a need at shortstop, and first base, perhaps they convince themselves that changes of scenery might sponsor strong finishes from a JRoll, or Howard.

    – I don’t know this to be a factor at all, but I could see where the M’s are feeling some peer pressure in 2 regards. One, in their own backyard, the Seahawks have set a new standard of what’s accepted in the market, and of course, Oakland, in their own division, has taken a big step toward broadcasting a win now mentality that they might feel some pressure to keep up with.

    – I don’t know what prospect types might be expendable, or appealing. Whether he still feels the same as his then public statement about being receptive to a possible deal if others go and if winning is that far away, the Phils have fallen to Rollins public qualifier, and the M’s have a Double A SS prospect that might enable Jimmy to coerce an extra year commitment.
    Or he might be okay with just this year, and his option year.

    We’ll see if this is ridiculous, or if the GMs try to negotiate something. Obviously, picking up pay portions complicates it.

    By the time Liquidity Season is past, some club(s) will take chances as counter moves to the competition.

    The public will scoff, particularly if a Howard is moved at any hope toward helping a contender, but that Mariner offense could use a push, and Howard at least can provide hope to the change of scenery possibility.

  37. Andrew from waldorf

    July 8, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Lyle overbay is still in the majors?

    Oh yea he just hit a grand slam against the Phillies in the first inning.


    Who needs separate game day threads???

    Every game is the same crap.

    So happy Rollins is back in the line up tonight.

    I wish paid attendance would fall below 1000 a game really.

    For years id document every stupid move by the team.

    And now here its all come home to roost.

    What a team.

    When no one comes to the stands the next few years and they have to trim pay roll it is going to be fun.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Phillies Nation has been bringing Phillies fans together since 2004 with non-stop news, analysis, trade rumors, trips, t-shirts, and other fun stuff!

Browse the Archives

Browse by Category

Copyright Phillies Nation, LLC 2004-2016
Not Affiliated with Major League Baseball or the Philadelphia Phillies

To Top