Philadelphia Phillies (74-58) at Colorado Rockies (69-63)
Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.15 ERA) at Jhoulys Chacin (7-9, 3.79 ERA)
Time: 7:10 at Coors Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: Clear, 65
It’s been an un-effing-believable west coast trip thus far, and the Phillies can cap it off tonight with a win over surging Colorado. A victory would make it a 6-1 road jaunt, a hell of a turnaround considering how they ended the last homestand against Houston.
Joe Blanton hasn’t lost a game in over a month. Think about that for a second. This guy was so bad in May and June that people wanted him banished from Philly for-ev-er. He’s turned it around, and at a very good time. Blanton has been a solid number four, but he’ll need to be so for the rest of the season – no more hiccups.
Scoring all of these runs has been a fun pastime for this team. In the thin air of the Rocky Mountains, against a pitcher they don’t know all that well, perhaps there is more to be had.
Your Gameday Beer – Miller High Life
Going with the Champagne of Beers tonight as another way to support our U.S. troops. For every High Life cap or tab you drop off at select retailers or mail in, Miller will donate 10-cents toward High Life Experiences for returning vets. Up to a million dollars will go toward paying soldiers’ way into sports events, concerts, outdoor adventures and more. So buy it and help us out as well!