Atlanta Braves (13-15) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-12)
Jo-Jo Reyes (0-1, 5.00 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (0-2, 7.27 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Cloudy, 74
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation
Hopefully there’s no lightning, or black cats, or ladders in tonight’s forecast. Cole Hamels takes the hill once again, trying to come back from ridiculous injury spurred on by some in-game happenstance. This time he’ll take on the Braves, a team he hasn’t faced yet this season.
Hamels has ruled the Braves. The only hitter with real success is, of course, Chipper Jones (.333, 2 HR). Okay, Casey Kotchman, too (.444, 3 HR). Hamels, who is coming off an ankle injury, is still searching for that first win.
The Braves counter with Jo-Jo Reyes, who the Phillies have bashed (18 R in 23 IP) throughout his career. Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Chase Utley, Chris Coste and Carlos Ruiz all have listed Reyes in their books.
Your gamenight beer: Yeah man. Here’s Dogfish 90 Minute IPA. I’m getting the Dogfish beers out of the way early, mainly cause I want you to appreciate them in as much time as possible. The 90 Minute is a sterling beer, flavorful and not overly strong in taste. But it hits you, and it hits you hard. It’s 9 percent, so it gets you good after a few. Drink with caution. And eat some mussels with it.