Game 2 : National League Division Series
Phillies lead 1-0
Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
6 p.m. / 63, sunny
CC Sabathia (17-10, 2.70 ERA) vs. Brett Myers (10-13, 4.55 ERA)
With a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five NLDS, the Phillies now have to face Brewers ace CC Sabathia, owner of the league’s best ERA since the All-Star break. He went 11-2 down the stretch for Milwaukee, including two straight wins on three-days rest. He’s on three-days rest again tonight.
Brett Myers toes the rubber for the Phils. He also had a big second half, going 7-4 with a 3.06 ERA after a demotion to the minor leagues.
News & Notes
Sabathia has only faced the Phillies twice, and was struck for seven runs in 12.2 innings. … Myers threw a complete game to defeat the Brewers Sept. 14. … No Brewer hitter has hit well against Myers. JJ Hardy is a career 0-for-10 hitter against him.
Jimmy Rollins / SS
Chase Utley / 2B
Jayson Werth / RF
Ryan Howard / 1B
Pat Burrell / LF
Shane Victorino / CF
Pedro Feliz / 3B
Chris Coste / C
Brett Myers / P
Your Gameday Beer
With two pudgy guys on the hill tonight, I’m recommending Guinness. Good, old fashioned Guinness. It’s a tasty beer, for sure, and won’t kill ya. But make sure, if you have one, to pour it into a stout glass. It’s the only way to drink one. As a note: I’ll be sitting in section 303 for this one. Here’s hoping Brett does his thing against Milwaukee, and our boys can get a hit (or run) or two against CC.