A loss brought the Phils and their fans back to Earth. The Phils, now 1.5 games above the Marlins in the NL East, will take the Fish on in the second of a three-game series.
Krap: Last time Kyle Kendrick faced the Marlins, he gave up seven runs, the most he has given up all season.
Sanchez Paper: Anibal Sanchez is making his second start of the season tonight. His first one was pretty goo: He went 5.2 innings and gave up two runs in a 12-2 blowout of the Rockies.
Eric The Not-So-Great: Since his three-hit game filling in for Jimmy Rollins against the Mets, Eric Bruntlett has had just two hits (.090). Bruntlett is starting tonight.
Phillies: Kyle Kendrick (9-5) 4.59 ERA
Marlins: Anibal Sanchez (1-0) 3.18 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 86, partly cloudy
Your gamenight beer: Another Philadelphia pick, this is Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Red Ale, brewed in Belgium for Monk’s Cafe in Philly. For those who haven’t been, go to Monk’s, have some Belgian beer and get randy. Eat some of Monk’s famous mussels with it.