Alright, friends: it’s Adam Eaton time.
The right-hander will make his first start of the year against Aaron Harang and the Reds today at Great American Ball Park. After an 8-4 win, it seems the offense is here for the long run in 2008. Chase Utley and Pat Burrell homered in the win â€” Utley twice.
Now it’s up to Eaton to prove himself worthy of the fifth starter job. If he doesn’t succeed, be ready for a coup via Chad Durbin.
Phillies: Adam Eaton (0-0), 0.00 ERA
Reds: Aaron Harang (0-1), 3.00 ERA
Gametime: 1:10 p.m.
Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy
Your gameday beer: It’s a chilly, cloudy Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati. It’s probably high time you broke out the Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale. It’s a strong, but distincly sweet beer with fruity hops and real wheat hidden inside. Taste slowly underneath the smog for some amazing flavor. One of the best beers you’ll ever have, and on a cloudy weekend day, it makes everything all better. Goes well with â€” well, what else â€” strong Indian food.