The Phillies continue their three-gamer in Washington, D.C. with a match against Tim Redding and the Nats.
Seeing Redd: Tim Redding is the No. 1 Phillie Killer, the B.A. Baracus of the team of guys who openly throttle us on a regular basis. He has pitched 13.1 shutout innings against the Phils this season, giving up eight hits while walking five. If the Phils decide to take pitches …
Iron Ryan: Ryan Howard has a consecutive game streak of 221 games, longest in baseball.
Flawless Final: After last night’s win, the Phillies are 46-0 when leading after eight innings.
Phillies: Jamie Moyer (9-6) 3.76 ERA
Nationals: Tim Redding (7-5) 3.98 ERA
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EST
Weather: 88, cloudy
Your gamenight beer: Affligem Blond is a Belgian beer, really my favorite nation for beer. It’s yellow/gold, very light and has somewhat of a banana lace smell. Can’t beat that combination. When facing a guy who has baffled you all season, you need to rethink strategy, take your time, focus on every little pitch. That makes Affligem Blond a nice beer for tonight. For a food pairing, I’d go with clams.