With a sweep of the Nationals done, the Phillies will take it to Saint Louis to play a three-gamer with the Cardinals. They’ll be looking for their sixth-straight win and 60th win overall.
Number Nine …: Cole Hamels is gunning for his 10th win of the season again tonight. He’s been stuck on nine wins for almost a month (July 3).
Hey Kyle, Part II: The Phillies will face old teammate Kyle Lohse, who dominated them the last time out (2 ER, 8 IP).
Friday Night Rules: The Phillies are not only great on Fridays, but last time they played in Busch Stadium II on a Friday night, they pounded 20 runs against the Cardinals.
Phillies: Cole Hamels (9-6) 3.27 ERA
Cardinals: Kyle Lohse (12-3) 3.68 ERA
Gametime: 8:15 p.m. EST
Weather: 89, partly cloudy
Your gamenight beer: This is Bender, by Surly in Minnesota. I wish it was named after the beer-drinking robot of “Futurama” fame, but alas, it’s not. Still, this is an easy-driniking brown ale that comes in can or weird-looking ice-tea jug, evidently. Wow. Eat penne pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and pesto sauce with this..