Gameday 2009

Gamenight: Phillies (4-3) At Nationals (0-7)

nationals.gifPhiladelphia Phillies (4-3) at Washington Nationals (0-7)
Joe Blanton (0-0, 15.75 ERA) vs. Shairon Martis (0-1, 9.00 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Weather: Sunny, 59
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

It has been a trying 48 hours in Phillies Nation.

After defeating the Nationals Monday afternoon, the Phillies took to the task of proceeding without its famed voice. Harry Kalas passed away Monday afternoon at age 73, and a wealth of remembrances and eulogies caught the air immediately afterward. Since, the Phillies had a scheduled Wednesday night game, but an entire day and night of rainfall postponed that. Still no word on a makeup date.

The Nationals will toss out there Shairon Martis, a rookie would made his first appearance against the Phillies on Sept. 28, 2008, giving up a run in 2.1 innings. Also playing in the game: Lou Marson, who was playing his first major league game then. He recorded two hits including his first major league home run. And Marson gets the start behind the plate tonight.

Joe Blanton will be pitching to him – he had a rough last outing against Atlanta, though the Phils came back to win. He remains undefeated as a Phillie.

Your gamenight beer: Bell’s HopSlam Ale is the drink of choice tonight because I want the Phils to ring the bell tonight. Let’s go yard a few times to shake off the rust from the rest. This beer from the Michigan brewery is laced with caramel-laden hops, perfect for a cooling spring night such as this. Eat some light vegetarian chili with it.

Go Phillies!

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