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Open Game Thread 7/19: Phillies at Cubs
Posted by Chris at 7:09 pm ET 102 Comments

8:05PM on PHL 17 and MLB Network


Cliff Lee (9-6) 2.82 ERA

Matt Garza (4-7) 3.97 ERA

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102 Responses to “Open Game Thread 7/19: Phillies at Cubs”

  1. Riptor says:

    Garza does have a schnoz

  2. Yoda says:

    Yes and a strange way of talking he does.

  3. Schrammykins says:

    We may die in this storm before seeing this game.

  4. God forbid if Lee suffers from heat exhaustion, we go for Bochy’s head.

    • Chooch's Ice Cream Cone says:

      and just for good measure..shave the beard cut lincecum’s hair and throw batteries at cody ross or aubrey huff..hell why not both….beware bochy we have our eyes on you

  5. Chucko says:

    what the fuck was that “dancing on air” shit about?

  6. gah! says:

    gametime temp looks to be about 85, real feel 90…that’s not terribly hot. not compared to the hades-fest of this afternoon.

  7. Boof Bonser says:

    Am i the only one who honestly thinks Tmac is a good announcer?

  8. Riptor says:

    you fucking kidding me?

  9. Horsepistol says:

    What the devil is going on?

  10. Grounder to Short says:

    Should we start getting the mob together to attack Bochy?

    • Chooch's Ice Cream Cone says:

      yes ..they will be in philly on tuesday so we all meet at the 3rd base gate by 6pm…whose bringing the batteries? (I’m personally in favor of beating him to death with a wiffle ball bat)

    • Greg Legg says:

      Batteries and whiffle ball bats? Amateurs. I’ll be under the 76 and 95 bridges looking for chunks of concrete I can use to bludgeon him.

    • Chooch's Ice Cream Cone says:

      I bow before your superior greatness it turns out i have a lot to learn from you sensei

  11. Greg Legg says:

    Bochy needs to drown in McCovey Cove.

  12. Horsepistol says:

    Is this the apocalypse?

  13. Michael Martinez says:

    Fuck you, Marlin Byrd!

  14. TheOtherJim says:

    I love the fact that after 5 years, Ryan Howard still thinks he’s going to get a pitch somewhere close to the strike zone down 0-2.

  15. DanB says:


  16. Horsepistol says:

    Now we’re talkin’!

  17. DanB says:

    I don’t even know what to say about this exchange….

  18. Bryan says:

    McCarthy and Wheeler are genuniely mentally handicapped, right??

  19. Wilson Valdez says:

    yeah, martinez should be playing instead of me… pttttthhhbbbb!

  20. bigmyc says:

    If Amandah were here, she might say something like this;

    Hey all, maybe if I sext Garza my starfish pucker between innings he’ll lose his concentration.

    regards, Amandah.

  21. Tom McCarthy says:

    I like applesauce yay!!!!

  22. bigmyc says:

    Is Cliff milking that bear in the picture?

  23. Tom McCarthy says:

    Chase Utley is clearly declining rapidly. Trade him now.

    • Stuck at Third says:

      You say it as a joke but Chase really hasn’t produced lately, as well as Howard. Now theres no way I’m rooting for a trade, but it needs to be said.

  24. Grounder to Short says:

    Matt Garza is throwing a no-hitter. There, I jinxed it. Now get a fucking hit!

  25. Right Handed Bat says:

    Garza has a no hitter going

  26. Grounder to Short says:

    I take full credit for that double

  27. mc says:

    Can someone please explain to me why they do those cutaway camera shots to the broadcast booth every couple of innings. I can barely stand to listen to MC titty and Muffin. Why would I want to see a triple chin and a bad rug?

    PS @Righthanded bat and Grounder to Short: way to break up the nono

    • Alexander Hamilton says:

      Showing pictures of unattractive people is the perfect way to complement any baseball game. A good bank gets that.

  28. Right Handed Bat says:

    Mexican pitchers love pitching in heat waves

  29. mc says:

    MC titty, everytime I hear you announce I feel like I’m in a fog

  30. Right Handed Bat says:

    It’s about time m Martinez decided to steal a base

  31. Greg Legg says:

    Oh, look. Howard struck out at low and away. Thank God it’s his first time.

    Get some fucking discipline, you hack.

  32. dectron says:

    Who could possibly want Danys Baez’s autograph.

    Also I’m sure glad we’re paying Ryan Howard more than the better 1st basemen in the league will get this year in free agency. Not at all worth 25mill

    • johnmatrix says:

      There is a lot better first basemen in this league. Howard is a god damn liability. I dont get why he never gets moved around

    • Danys Baez’s Mom says:

      Be nice when talking about my Son. He’s great at……….ummm……putting his dirty skivvies in the hamper.

    • Greg Legg says:

      Bull shit. He always throws them to the left or right of it.

  33. Ryan Howard says:

    Only a fool would think I’m not worth 125 mil

  34. johnmatrix says:

    If you dont want to beat off dont go to kate

  35. johnmatrix says:

    This is god damn painful

    • Greg Legg says:

      You see the slow motion video of her walking the runway for her bikini line? I came six times before the camera panned down to her navel. Of course, Greg Legg always comes early then often.

    • JohnMatrix says:

      Yes i did ser that. Shes thr hottest chick on the planet

    • Greg Legg says:

      Also, the photo of Upton and Emmanuelle Chriqui sitting next to each other? I’m not 100% sure, but I’m dangerously close to concluding that I’d castrate myself (after, of course) in exchange for a three-day threesome with them. Because face it, sex would never get better and everyone else would be a pittance comparison to the experience.

  36. Greg Legg says:

    I’d rather Lee than Gload. Just sayin’.

  37. JohnMatrix says:

    Fuck you garza. The ump was pathetic

  38. Riptor says:


  39. Stuck at Third says:

    I take full credit for Chase’s double

  40. Riptor says:

    I swear to Gawd, if Raul strikes out…

  41. mc says:

    Swinging K on an outside low pitch? What a shock… Cmon Shane. Fly ball baby

  42. JohnMatrix says:

    Howard is a big freakin dope. Its bad enough he wiffs, then he stands there like its not his fault

  43. Riptor says:

    you suck shane, you suck.

  44. Greg Legg says:

    Fuck you, Utley, for not sitting back. And fuck you, Victorino, for not being able to hit a fucking fly.

  45. JohnMatrix says:

    Play mayberry. Its clear shanes not 100%

  46. turf toe says:

    Raaaauu wait, nevermind

  47. johnmatrix says:

    And fuck you raul. Why do you even have a roster spot.

  48. Greg Legg says:

    It’d be nice for Stutes to get the same strike zone as Garza.

  49. Lenny Dyskrta's coke dealer says:

    It’s about time to fire Greg Gross

  50. Greg Legg says:


  51. nickjames says:

    Mini Mart…continuing to make it hard to decide my opinion of him.

  52. Mikey Mart says:

    That’s what I do, bro

  53. Todd Pratt says:

    Double M baby

  54. TheOtherJim says:

    Fuck you and your stupid curveball, Marshall.

  55. mc says:

    Did Muffin just actually make a comment that made sense?

  56. Wilson Valdez says:

    i love hatin on dudes then they come through

  57. Sy says:

    Wheels wants Bastardo to give up a home run. If he isn’t fired immediately, I….I just don’t know….

  58. Lenny Dyskrta's coke dealer says:

    Wheels would rather Bastardo give up home runs instead of walks? WTF?

  59. Sy says:

    I don’t care how much baseball that guy’s seen, that is the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever heard.

  60. nickjames says:

    thank fuck I have the cubs broadcast team on mlb network

  61. DeSean Jackson says:

    Wheels is a fucking douche bagg. Just like that faggot that called in when I was on the radio.

  62. Greg Legg says:

    Wheels is the lowest common denominator of commentators. T. Mac is an imaginary number.

  63. Sy says:


  64. Wheels says:

    Now why did he go and strike him out? He should have thrown him a cookie right down the middle.

  65. Lady Gaga says:

    Bastardo is a M-M-M-MONSTERRRRRRRR

  66. Greg Legg says:

    Is Tracy trying to kill Jiminez?

  67. I got out for a 30 min walk and come back to see the Phillies won and MM pulled clutch, WTF?

  68. Dubee Dubee Du says:

    All the Martinez hate is for what?
    He is a switchhitting, defensive asset capable of playing IF and OF with speed in the field and on the bases.
    All of that was obvious from the begining, now his big hits should be enough to quiet all doubters.
    But No.
    You had no idea what he could do to help this team and you were/are still falling over each other to bash the kid and ship him out of town.
    He can be everything Valdez was last year and more, so let’s find a new whipping boy from here on out.

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