Philadelphia Phillies (75-74) at New York Mets (66-82)
Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 4.95) vs. Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 4.99)
Last night’s dramatic come-from-behind victory symbolized the 2012 Phillies season: just when you think they’re dead, they come alive, and prove that there’s still in the race. The Phillies remain four games out, but there’s still plenty of baseball to be played.
Tonight, the Phillies will make up Tuesday’s game, which was postponed due to rain. They’ll also go for the sweep.
Rookie Tyler Cloyd is immediately in a tough position. Cloyd, who lacks major league experience, is pitching in games that are extremely meaningful and could determine whether the Phillies inch closer to the postseason or not. Cloyd pitched decently in his outing against Houston, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it together.
Your Gameday Beer – Brew Free! or Die IPA
This libertarian beer is brewed by the 21st Amendment Brewery just down the street from AT&T Park in San Francisco and recently became available here in the Northeast. Not surprisingly, this IPA is aggressive on the hops and bitterness. If you drink it cold however, it can be a very enjoyable experience. Pair its strong flavors with some not-too-spicy chicken tikka. – By Brian