2012 Gameday

Phillies (12-13) at Braves (15-10)

Philadelphia Phillies (12-12) at Atlanta Braves (14-10)

Joe Blanton (2-3, 3.81) vs. Randall Delgado (2-2, 6.30)

Time: 12:10 PM, Turner Field
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Weather: 50% Chance of Thunder Storms, 79
Media: Twitter and Facebook

After losing a heart-breaker, the Fightin’ Phils have a chance to turn around nearly 12 hours later and win the series in Atlanta. Joe Blanton takes the hill following a solid outing against the Cubs where the Kentucky native gave up 2 runs on 8 hits across 7.1. He is opposed by 22-year old Randall Delgado who gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4.1 innings against the Pirates on Saturday.

With a win, the Phillies could improve to 8-8 on the road, a solid mark for a team that will play its 16th game on the road out of its first 26. Today’s line-up is quite lefty-heavy against the young righty Delgado. Look for big games from Nix and Orr.

Lineup: Rollins SS,  Pierre LF, Victorino CF, Pence RF, Wigginton 3B, Nix 1B, Orr 2B, Schneider C,  Blanton RHP

Your Gameday Beer – Kentucky Bourbon Barrell Ale

This one is in honor of Big Joe. Kentucky Bourbon Barrell Ale has subtle flavors of vanilla and oak, aged 6 weeks in bourbon barrells. Support the Cornfed Colossus by sipping on Lexington’s best export since 1794 during the game today.  -By Ian

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