Dads’ Day Matinee

Can’t say it better than TJinPhoenix:  Nothin’ better than a cold beer and Baseball for Fathers Day with our Colorado Rockies teeing-it up against the Philadephia Phillies in the rubber game of a 3-game series at 2:10 pm MDT at Coors Field in Denver.  Jhoulys Chacin (4-2, 4.52) is looking to play Big Daddy for the home team, and Cole Hamels (2-9, 4.45) will be looking for some better luck on the mound for the Phillies.

Both pitchers last went on Tuesday.  Chacin beat the Nationals, giving-up 2 runs on 7 hits.  He was his usually self, slick in all but one inning, when he mixed a walk, a single, a sacrifice and a double into the 2 runs.  He was yanked after 5 and 95 pitches.  Hamels went 7 in Minneapolis, where the Phils lost to the Twins.  Hamels avoided the decision, for once.  He allowed only 2 runs on 7 hits and struck-out 5.  The left-hander has actually pitched well in bad-luck, save for rough outings in Cleveland on May 15, and Milwaukee May 31.

Dexter Fowler is back for Colorado, leading-off in center-field.  Josh Rutledge is at shortstop and will bat 2nd, with Jordan Pacheco moving down to 6th.  Freddy Galvis continues to do the infield shuffle for Philadelphia, at 3rd today with Michael Young taking the Sunday afternoon off.  Kevin Frandsen’s at 2nd-base.

It’ll be an exceedingly pleasant afternoon over at the old ball park, if you like ’em cloudy.  Temperatures will hover around 80° with Denver-regulation humidity at 25%.  The wind will waft-in from right-field at about 5 MPH.  Grampa George will be bargaining for headwear on ROot Sports; Jerry and Jack will rock the radio on 850 am KOA.

Ben Revere (L) CF
Kevin Frandsen (R) 2B
Jimmy Rollins (S) SS
Ryan Howard (L) 1B
Domonic Brown (L) LF
John Mayberry (R) RF
Freddy Galvis (S) 3B
Humberto Quintero (R) C
Cole Hamels (L) P
COLORADO (36-33)
Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Josh Rutledge (R) SS
Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Jordan Pacheco (R) 1B
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Jhoulys Chacin (R) P



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8 years ago

Looks like the Phils version of Jim Tracy’s famous Sunday lineup. Other than Dominator Brown (I call him that because apparently he doesn’t like the nickname), and with Rollins and especially Howard in the late Todd Helton-ish phases of their careers, nobody much to worry about there. Of course, against that we have the Rox Bats Wilt Against Crafty Veteran Lefties Effect to give the Phillies more than a fighting chance today …

8 years ago

WELL now … Nice win! Tulo who? No ace pitcher? We had one today!

8 years ago

In very hot and very humid Wash. DC. Being with family all day and didn’t have a chance to check the score until 8 2/3 innings in and Chacin was pitching a shut out. I thought something was wrong with my phone. Wow. Too bad he couldn’t of gone the distance but I’ll take. Glad they demoted Volstead, no idea why they didn’t just ditch him. 2 more days here playing tourist. Really great history here in DC but the… Read more »

8 years ago

Good day tho I was busy getting ready for car trip to Billings, Missoula (Osprey home opener in the Pioneer League) and back thru the Tetons. So I have Jack and Jerry all day until the 9th when I was finally able to sit down in front of the screen. JC gets the first two in the frame then a quick melt aided by Cuddy misjudging the final out. Good to have Rex whiff Brown tho. Can’t remember a better… Read more »

8 years ago

Wow, 2:18 for the game time? No wonder I only caught the final out. I’m sure Marc Stout or someone else has the stat, but that’s gotta be the quickest game at Coors in quite some time. Nice job Jhoulys (I’m too kind to mention the incredibly weak Phils lineup again)

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