Washington Nationals (77-48) at Philadelphia Phillies (59-67)
Gio Gonzalez (16-6, 3.23) vs. Roy Halladay (7-7, 3.95)
If the Phillies can’t make the playoffs, they’re going to have to play spoiler to the teams that can. Even though the Nationals practically have a postseason spot lined up, the Phillies can still beat up on them. The Phillies beat the Nats 4-2 last night, and will seek another victory tonight.
Gio Gonzalez is looking for his 17th win, which would give him the lead for most wins in the majors. Gonzalez has spent time in several different systems, including Philadelphia, but was always noted as a top prospect. So far, it appears that Gonzalez has lived up to his expectations. Gonzalez is having a great year in Washington: opponents are hitting just .214 against him and he averages 9.45 strikeouts per nine.
Your Gameday Beer – Nugget Nectar
This brew by Troegs (out of the PA capital) is a mix of Red and Amber Ale; and as a result, it pours a vibrant orange color in your glass. The taste hits you right away with piney hops then gradually fades into tropical fruit flavors. It’s a tasty beer worth trying, especially alongside a roasted chicken. – By Brian