Anibal Sanchez, RHP (3-8, 4.10 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels, LHP (10-10, 4.25 ERA)
Time: 4:10 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Cloudy, 69
Twitter: Phillies Nation
The regular season is quickly coming to a close. The Phillies already clinched, but it will still be an intense series at The Bank. In game 161, the Phillies continue to fight for home field advantage. The Phillies dropped last night’s game to the Marlins, so this is a “must win” in order to win to keep their home field hopes alive.
Cole Hamels will make his last tuneup before the postseason. Hamels would like to end his roller coaster season on a positive note. Against the Marlins this season, Hamels is 0-1 with a 4.67 ERA in 17.1 innings. Marlins hitters are batting .254 against him. Chris Coghlan is 4-for-7 with two home runs against Hamels.
Hamels will be opposed by Anibal Sanchez. In the second game of a double header, Sanchez tossed eight scoreless innings against the Phillies. If Sanchez is on, he can be really good. However, if he is off, he can be very wild.
Today’s lineup: All the regulars are in. On a side note, the Phillies added some pitching depth, recalling Antonio Bastardo.
Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Werth RF, Feliz 3B, Ruiz C, Hamels P.
Your Gameday Beer – Bud Light Golden Wheat
I just picked up a six pack of this new offering from Budweiser out of sheer curiosity. It’s not often you see variations of a light beer. This one is intended for a mass audience so it’s not as strong a Wheat as Pyramid’s, Leinenkugels or even Blue Moon. I would say it’s like Bud Light with a little more flavor – the packaging says coriander and citrus peels but it’s hard to pinpoint them among all the bubbles. Today have dinner in front of the TV, a Phillies win and spaghetti and meatballs sounds like a plan. – By Brian