After a bad game and loss to the Cardinals, the Phillies will turn to Joe Blanton to right the ship against Saint Louis.
OK, Joe: Sunday, Joe Blanton went just two innings and gave up two runs to the Braves. A rain delay after the second inning stopped him, and he didn’t return.
Hung For A Loop: Braden Looper last faced the Phillies July 10, and lost, 4-1. He gave up four runs in six innings in that game.
We Want A Pitcher And Hitter: Looper is hitting .293 this season.
Lining Up: Despite facing a righty, Jayson Werth is starting tonight in right field. Greg Dobbs is in the lineup tonight, playing third base.
Phillies: Joe Blanton (5-12) 5.13 ERA
Cardinals: Braden Looper (10-8) 4.38 ERA
Gametime: 7:15 p.m. EST
Weather: 86, sunny
Your gamenight beer: A creamy, dense beer, Herold Bohemian Black Lager is what it says â a black lager. It’s not heavy, however; black lagers run the gamut, and usually are light. This one is perfect with dessert, such as a chocolate truffle. Tonight, we go bohemian.