The Phillies will try to sweep the Rockies away from Philly tonight, and thus win the season series with a clean 5-0 mark. That would be fantastic.
Hihgly touted Rockies’ prospect Greg Reynolds gets his fourth start tonight. He pitched six scoreless innings in his second start, but that is sandwiched by two four-run efforts. The right-hander carried a 4.86 ERA in 33 innings for AAA Colorado Springs this season, before being called up to Denver.
He will be facing a tough Phillies offense that has been striking the ball lately. Shane Victorino is carrying a nine-game hitting streak into tonight’s game. Chase Utley, the leading vote-getter in NL All-Star balloting, has his own on-base streak to uphold.
Adam Eaton, fresh off a 7 IP, 3 ER start, gets the ball for the Phils to confirm the sweep. He’s living on a prayer.
Phillies: Adam Eaton (0-3) 5.37 ERA
Rockies: Greg Reynolds (0-1) 4.08 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 66 degrees, sunny
Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Jenkins, Feliz, Ruiz, Eaton
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Your gameday beer: In honor of Pedro Feliz, who is hitting the cover off the ball lately, we go with Pete’s Wicked Ale. I think Pete’s Wicked Ale is one of the first beers I’d heard about growing up. I mean, aside from the obvious Buds and such, Wicked Ale seemed to be one I remember. It’s a good brown ale, nothing too clever about it. But it works well in moderation. Eat some pork chops and biscuits with it.