Joe Blanton (6-4, 4.44 ERA) vs. Josh Johnson (8-2, 2.74 ERA)
Time: 7:10 p.m at Land Shark Stadium
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 86
TV: MYPHL 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation
Joe Blanton’s ERA keeps lowering. In his last nine starts, Blanton is 4-1 with a 2.44 earned run average. Blanton is coming off back-to-back great outings after out-dueling Johan Santana and dominating the Pirates. It was the first time Blanton pitched seven innings in consecutive starts since April of 2008. In his last start against the Marlins, Blanton pitched seven shutout innings while striking out eleven. The Phillies could use another seven inning performance from Blanton after every bullpen pitcher was used in last night’s 12 inning marathon.
Josh Johnson’s Tommy John surgery last season hasn’t slowed him down. Out of the 19 games he has started, 16 have been quality starts. The Marlins have the perfect guy on the mound to try to end their two game skid. Joshnson is 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA in his career against the Phillies.
Your Gameday Beer – Woodchuck Dark & Dry
Just because Woodchuck Dark and Dry is blended with apples, champagne yeast, and sugar doesn’t mean it’s a girlie drink. Guys can enjoy its smooth tangy taste too. This Amber style cider is currently on tap at the Grey Lodge, so head over and have Scoats and crew pour you a few of these bronze beauties. Have some of their awesome fries with it. – By Brian