Tonight is a big night. The Phillies can sweep the Dodgers, delicious revenge of a four-gamer two weeks ago. They can also land back in first place if the Mets lose tonight. The Phils are 3-0 since putting Pat Burrell in the No. 3 hole. He is 5-for-13 with a homer and five RBI in those games (though the homer and RBI all came in one game). Brett Myers toes the rubber for the Phils. He has pitched very well since returning from the minor leagues. His last start was a complete game-shutout, his first since 2004.
Night Moves: The Phillies lead the National League in night game victories. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley are No. 1 and 2 in the majors in home runs during darkness.
Sweep Stuff: The Phils’ other four-game sweep this year was in Atlanta.
This Day In History: Great stuff. Thirteen years ago the Phils and Dodgers met at the Vet — the first time the Phils would face Hideo Nomo, who had been reeling off the wins at that point. The Phils crushed Nomo for six runs in three innings, en route to a 17-4 victory. Gregg Jeffries hit for the cycle, Jeff Juden hit a grand slam and it was Darren Daulton’s last game as a catcher, injuring his knee during the game.
Phillies: Brett Myers (6-10) 4.71 ERA
Dodgers: Chad Billinglsey (12-9) 3.10 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 84, mostly cloudy
Your gamenight beer: The Phillies can completely execute revenge from the four-game sweep in Los Angeles with a win tonight against the Dodgers. Time to reel ’em in. So, reel ’em in with a Harpoon Ale. This Massachusetts beer is clean and pale. Great stuff. I love it. Eat some Thai-style noodles with this.