Cole Hamels (1-5, 4.18) vs. Cory Kluber (2-2, 5.64)
The big news of the day is that the Phillies signed former all-star hurler Carlos Zambrano to a minor league contract. No water coolers were hurt during the signing.
What the signing says to me is that the Phillies think they lack organizational depth at the higher levels that can help should another pitcher go down. It also shows a lack of confidence in Tyler Cloyd and a lack of readiness for Adam Morgan.
For today, keep an eye on Cole Hamels control. He’s walking 3.8 batters per-9, by far the highest rate of his career. Add to it that he already struggles in the day time. His ERA in the afternoon is 3.89 compared to 3.13 at night.
Lineup: Rollins SS, Utley 2B, M. Young 3B, Howard 1B, D. Young RF, Brown LF, Ruiz C, Mayberry CF, Hamels P
GAMEDAY BEER: Bud Light Lime
If you’re into beers that taste a little like beer and a little like windex, then this is your beer. In all seriousness, if it’s super cold, it masks the flavor a little bit and it might taste like Corona. Might.