Philadelphia Phillies (39-51) at Los Angeles Dodgers (48-41)
Joe Blanton (7-8, 4.98) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (1-5, 4.21)
The Phillies won a series! They need to carry the momentum into Los Angeles, and take a series from the Dodgers.
Joe Blanton needs to keep the ball in the yard; he’s given up at least one home run during his last eleven starts. Perhaps that streak can end since the Dodgers are last in the National League when it comes to homers.
Eovaldi is coming off his first win of the season. This will be the first time Eovaldi faces the Phils. He has only 18 major league games under his belt. Eovaldi tends to allow baserunners, as he has allowed 78 hits and 37 walks in 81.2 career innings (1.41 WHIP). The Phillies haven’t had trouble getting baserunners this year; their problem has been driving them in.
Your Gameday Beer– Port Brewing Co. SPA (summer pale ale)
You’ll need something to refresh you, and that won’t be easy on his hot evening. That’s why we present to you a refreshing summer pale ale from Port Brewing, from Southern California. SPA is a largely citric and piney blast of hop aromas that greet you. It has a very dry finish, but will refresh you nonetheless. Some corn on the cob, sweet potatoes, and filets on the grill would kindly go with this brew. -By Pat