Gameday 2009

Gameday: Marlins (56-53) At Phillies (61-46)

Florida Marlins (56-53) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-46)

Sean West (3-4, 4.91 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (7-6, 4.68 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 79
TV: MY PHL 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation

After dropping the first game of the series, the Phillies can’t let the Marlins gain any more ground.  Right now, the Phillies have a six game lead over the second place Marlins, but don’t want that lead to shorten.

The Phillies offense has been quiet for the past couple weeks.  The bats are due to explode, and they have a good chance against Sean West, who has allowed five earned runs in his last three starts.  West has bounced up and down from the Majors and Double-A.

Do we really know what we’re going to get out of Cole Hamels these days?  Hamels has been very inconsistent.  One day he’ll return to his old World Series MVP form, the next day he’ll struggle.

 Boddingtons Pub Ale

Your Gameday Beer– Boddingtons Pub Ale
Like yesterday’s beer, this is another nitro-can beer. One of the more popular ales coming out of England, Boodingtons looks like buttermilk but tastes like a light Guinness. The taste is pretty vanilla – both figuratively and literally so you can drink a lot of them in one sitting. It goes well with pub fare, like a burger with blue cheese. – By Brian

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