For the first time since they eliminated the Phillies in the 2007 NLDS, the Rockies are in town. But this is a different team than the one that brutalized the Phils in October. This time there’s no Matt Holliday (DL), no Clint Barmes (DL), no Troy Tulowitzki (DL), no Brad Hawpe (DL). The Rockies are 20-30, carrying a team ERA of 4.56 (14th, NL) and are scoring just 4.20 runs per game (13th, NL). The Phils, meanwhile, carry a team ERA of 4.02 (6th, NL) and are scoring 5 runs per game (3rd, NL).
As it’s Memorial Day, it’s only fitting the Phils trot the Majors’ greatest veteran player, Jamie Moyer, out onto the hill. The Rockies respond with Jorge De La Rosa. He had a horrible first start this season (9 ER against Los Angeles), but has since settled with a somewhat respectable last three starts.
Phillies: Jamie Moyer (4-3) 4.37 ERA
Rockies: Jorge De La Rosa (1-2) 7.78 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy
Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Feliz, Coste, Taguchi, Moyer
MLB Gameday Audio
Your gameday beer: Happy Memorial Day! It’s gorgeous outside, the barbecues will be pumping, the beer will be flowing, the Phils will be playing. It’s great to be alive, so today, remember the troops and kick-start your summer with Liberty Ale from Anchor Steam Brewery. A very good beer, it represents everything our great country is about. What to eat? Get out of here â€” it better be on the grill. A burger, a dog, a steak, whatever. Have it, enjoy it, and happy Memorial Day.