Analysis

Gameday: Braves (62-49) vs. Phillies (49-59)

Atlanta Braves (62-46) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (49-59)

Ben Sheets (3-1, 1.46) vs. Vance Worley (6-6, 3.63)

Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
TV: CSN
Weather:
Sunny, 82
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Raul Valdes was recalled from Lehigh Valley after a stint on the DL, Hector Luna was shipped back north.

Domonic Brown makes an appearance in the 2-hole this evening as Charlie Manuel tries to find the perfect lineup. Before the game, I asked Manuel where he envisions Brown hitting, and he said fifth or sixth in a perfect world. I like him or Schierholtz batting second. Both seem to have good plate discipline and a steady eye. Brown CAN provide some more speed, which Charlie likes in that spot.

Another note, the Phillies sellout streak could end tonight. A source close to the team tells me that they’re expecting around 41,000, but could get to around 43K depending on today’s sales. Very interesting! Keep an eye out.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Brown LF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Mayberry CF, Schierholtz RF, Frandsen 3B, Schneider C, Worley P

Today’s Gameday Beer: Modelo

Modelo is refreshing enough that it’s way better than Coors or the like, and it won’t set you back at the register. It’s certainly comparable to Corona, which I find refreshing on a hot, summer day like today. Enjoy your BBQ with family and friends on this awesome day in the Philly area! – Pat Gallen

GO PHILLIES

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