Game 1 : National League Division Series
Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
3 p.m. / 70, possible showers
Yovani Gallardo (0-0, 1.88 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (14-10, 3.09 ERA)
So here we are, game one of the NLDS. After all the predicting and previewing, it’s gametime. For the Phils to win, Hamels needs to be Hamels. The offense needs to be patient and hope for Gallardo to be wild. Then they can hit him late and hit the Brewers bullpen.
If Hamels is off his game, this will be an extremely tough one to salvage. With CC Sabathia set to throw tomorrow, this game is very important for the Phillies. We can only hope they’re not as nervous as we fans.
News & Notes
Pat Burrell is starting in left field. … Despite facing a righty, it’ll be Pedro Feliz at third base. … Everyone (and all mothers) are picking the Phillies, most in four games. … The Phillies are 4-for-23 against Gallardo with a run (home run). … Hitters are .347 career against Gallardo in the sixth inning.
Jimmy Rollins / SS
Jayson Werth / RF
Chase Utley / 2B
Ryan Howard / 1B
Pat Burrell / LF
Shane Victorino / CF
Pedro Feliz / 3B
Carlos Ruiz / C
Cole Hamels / P
Your Gameday Beer
Back in Philly, at Monk’s, there’s a Belgian beer called St. Bernardus Abt. 12. I had this a while back, and recommended it, saying it was a perfect Belgian Quadrupel. Basically, a Quad is a freakin’ strong beer. St. Bernardus is no exception. It’s delicious, but it will leave you reeling. After one, I was very happy. Have this, or whatever you like, as you cheer on the boys in game one.