It’s a fine evening for a ballgame in Philadelphia. Adam Eaton will take the hill for the Phillies against the Houston Astros, now led by GM Ed Wade, former Phillies honcho. The ‘Stros feature some notable former Phillies on their roster â Geoff Geary, Michael Bourn and Tomas Perez are all on the team. The former two were traded by the Phillies for Brad Lidge and Eric Bruntlett.
Though he’ll sport No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, as today is Jackie Robinson Day across the league, Jimmy Rollins is not starting again.
Phillies: Adam Eaton (0-0), 3.95 ERA
Astros: Shawn Chacon (0-0), 3.75 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m.
Weather: 55 degrees, sunny
Your gameday beer: In honor of Jackie Robinson, who made his career as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, I present Brooklyn Brown Ale. Nutty yet creamy, it’s a good beer to enjoy for a couple dozen minutes. Have one with a pizza steak.