Philadelphia Phillies (37-46) vs. New York Mets (44-38)
Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.08) vs. R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2.15)
Cole Hamels has been the center of several rumors lately. You have to wonder if these next few starts are his last in a Phillies uniform. All Cole can do is go out there and try to get a win for the Phils. The All Star has given up three runs or fewer in 13 of his 16 starts this year.
R.A Dickey has been one of the league’s best pitchers during the first half of the season. He’s tops in the leagues in wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, and pretty much every other statistical category out there. He’s coming off a torrid month of June where he went 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA. In addition, he has dominated the Phillies throughout his career. He is 3-3 with a 2.40 ERA in 45 innings against the Phillies.
Your Gameday Beer – Allagash White
This is a really good beer that is fortunately becoming more widely available around the country. The White name lets you know it’s a Witbier – way better than the more ubiquitous Blue Moon or Hoegaarden. It has citrus wheat flavors along with some strong fall scents like pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg which make it a great late summer ale. It is refreshing and smooth and very enjoyable to drink. It pairs well with a sweet chicken dish like Hawaiian or teriyaki style. – By Brian