2011 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (23-11) vs. Marlins (20-14)

Philadelphia Phillies (23-11) at Florida Marlins (20-14)

Roy Halladay (5-1, 2.19 ERA) vs. Josh Johnson (3-1, 1.68 ERA)

Time: 7:10, Sun Life Stadium
Weather: Sunny, 80
TV: CSN
Twitter: Phillies Nation

For once, we can step away from the problems on offense and enjoy a good old-fashioned pitchers duel. When the clock strikes noon, both will have guns blazing, ready to fire past the opposition. And both can, with ease.

Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson might be the best pitching matchup of the season. The two are neck and neck for the NL Cy Young after a month-plus, with Johnson having the slight advantage.

Johnson was so good early on, he took a no-hitter into the fourth inning in his five starts, the first pitcher to do that in at-least 60 years. Halladay, on the other hand, has dazzled as he always does.

If you want to dig deeper into some of the numbers, click here on our earlier post on this monster Heavyweight Fight. This is Ali/Frazier in baseball right now.

Lineup:

Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Francisco RF, Orr 2B, Sardinha C, Halladay P

Whirlwind WitbierYour Gameday Beer – Dos Equis

It’s not hard to stay thirsty, my friends, in South Florida, which is where tonight’s game is. Dos Equis will not wow you, but it will be easy to drink  on a warm evening. It’s brewery is stationed in Monterrey, Mexico, which has a penchant for being quite warm, too. Fun fact: Heineken saw a 20 percent increase in sales after the acquisition of Dos Equis in just the first quarter alone. The power of the Most Interesting Man in the World. -By Pat

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