The Phillies begin a six-game road trip tonight against the Nationals.
Brett, Take Two: Less than a week ago Brett Myers walked five with his fastball, but struck out two with his curveball. It’ll be interesting to see how he fares with the former, and if the Nationals can hit the latter. With JA Happ’s addition to the big league roster, Myers will have to perform well to remain in the rotation.
Burrell Blasting: Pat Burrell has homered in 28 different ballparks, a franchise record (Bobby Abreu is second). He can make it 29 by homering in Nationals Park this week.
Eastern Pitch: The Phillies have a 4.05 ERA against the NL East this season, best of all teams intra-division.
Not Feliz: Pedro Feliz is on the 15-day DL, which will give both Eric Bruntlett and Greg Dobbs more playing time.
Phillies: Brett Myers (3-9) 5.82 ERA
Nationals: Colin Balester (1-2) 5.75 ERA
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EST
Weather: 89, partly cloudy
Your gamenight beer: Dogfish Head, which makes many find beers, brings forth 90 Minute IPA, which is stronger than your 60 Minute, but it really tastes good. Between its nine percent content and superior satisfaction, it reminds you of a good Belgian brew. Perfect for a mild night like tonight. Eat some pork with it.