Last night the Phillies blew a 4-3 lead, letting the Mets run away late and beat the Phils 9-4. JC Romero and Tom Gordon engineered the blow, as the Mets circled the bases in the eighth and did even more damage off Rudy Seanez in the ninth. It erased a dramatic go-ahead, with good pinch hitting and clutch power hitting.
Now the Phils face the erratic Oliver Perez, who has been doing better in his past few starts. He now carries a 4.98 ERA, but once topped out at 5.70. He’ll face Kyle Kendrick, who is coming off some good starts. Hopefully he keeps it close once again.
Phillies: Kyle Kendrick (8-3) 4.58 ERA
Mets: Oliver Perez (6-5) 4.98 ERA
Gametime: 1:35 p.m. EST
Weather: 82, possible storms
Your gameday beer: Guys, I’m down the shore right now. Ahh, Avalon. The home of older folks and basically one bar. Help me. Seriously, as I’m down the beach, I’m going with Bud Light Lime, a new installment from the boys at Anheuser Busch. It’s a bad beer, let’s be frank, but for lime beers, it’s not a bad choice. Munch on some nachos with this.