Jamie Moyer moved to 10-0 against the Marlins and the Phillies moved to 12-4 on Fridays with a big 4-2 win. They’re back alone in first place.
Of course, the Phils are 11-4 on Saturdays. Ouch. But today Kyle Kendrick goes to the hill to face the Fish. He’s 8-3 this season, and the Phils win a lot when he pitches. Here’s hoping that happens again.
They’ll have to do it against Florida starter Scott Olsen. The lefty is 5-4 with a 3.77 ERA this season, and loves facing the Phils. Today’s game is FOX’s Game of the Week, so the whole country will be watching the Phils. Well, almost the whole country. New Englanders will get blacked out watching the Red Sox.
Phillies: Kyle Kendrick (8-3) 4.47 ERA
Marlins: Scott Olsen (5-4) 3.77 ERA
Gametime: 3:55 p.m. EST
Weather: 89, sun, storms
Your gamenight beer: Back to Sam Adams, and it’s time for an Irish Red. Like many Irish reds, it’s full-bodied and not a bad sipper. Usually a good beer around September, I’m bringing this one in early, as this weekend resembles the kind of September baseball required out of great teams. Let the September play continue.