Atlanta Braves (14-16) at Philadelphia Phillies (15-13)
Kenshin Kawakami (1-4, 6.41 ERA) vs. Brett Myers (2-2, 5.35 ERA)
Time: 12:35 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Windy, 66
TV: MyPhl 17, TBS
Twitter: Phillies Nation
Joe Blanton got bombed by a couple home runs. Today the Phillies other home run magnet (the other other is Jamie Moyer) will take the hill against the Braves in a 12:30 special.
Myers last faced the Braves on opening night and got pseudo-shelled: Three home runs en route to a six-inning, four-run performance. Meanwhile, Derek Lowe completely outpitched the offense. It was the classic Phillies loss, circa 2009.
The Phils will face Kenshin Kawakami, who has had trouble adjusting to the majors. The Japanese righty would actually fit with the Phils: He’s given up five home runs this season, and in Cincinnati, he lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing eight runs on eight hits.
The lineup is in, and Jayson Werth — who might be ailing a bit — is sitting out for Matt Stairs. Carlos Ruiz is back behind the plate, and Pedro Feliz is at third.
Your gameday beer: As it’s Mother’s Day, we’re going with your mom’s favorite beer: Michelob Ultra. Seriously, what woman doesn’t order MU at a bar? (Okay, women with taste don’t.) Because this beer is tasteless, heavily carbonated and plain bad. Women love it because it doesn’t give off the idea of beer. Horrible. But crack one open for Mom, then I won’t blame you if you go fishing for a Dead Guy Ale or something. Eat ham. Ham it up.
And Happy Mother’s Day.