Game 4 : National League Division Series
Phillies lead 2-1
Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers
Miller Park, Milwaukee
1 p.m. / 60, partly cloudy
Joe Blanton (9-12, 4.69 ERA) vs. Jeff Suppan (10-10, 4.96 ERA)
With plenty of chances to win game three and the National League Division Series, the Phillies came up short and surrendered a loss to the Brewers. Now Joe Blanton takes the hill in the biggest game of the season.
The Phils will face Jeff Suppan, who has had a tough year but plenty of playoff success.
News & Notes
Greg Dobbs has the start at third base, hitting seventh in the order. Shane Victorino is back at the two-hole, with Jayson Werth hitting sixth. … In his last start against the Phillies, Suppan pitched just 3.2 innings, giving up six earned runs in a loss. … Blanton lowered his ERA in each of his last four starts, giving up four, three, two and one run respectively. … If the Phils want to reach the NLCS to face the Dodgers, Chase Utley needs to step up. He’s hitting .600 against Suppan.
Jimmy Rollins / SS
Shane Victorino / CF
Chase Utley / 2B
Ryan Howard / 1B
Pat Burrell / LF
Jayson Werth / RF
Greg Dobbs / 3B
Carlos Ruiz / C
Joe Blanton / P
Your Gameday Beer
Back to an old favorite: Newcastle Brown Ale. Served at many bars and taprooms in your local vicinity, Newcastle is a traditional English brown, made with a nutty flavor and caramel. Clint Eastwood loves it. So you should too. Here’s the deal: Today is a big game. A must win, almost. Let’s get down to business. Enjoy your beer, cook up some pork roll, and get to the television. Root, root, root for your Phils. Let’s get ’em to the NLCS.