Philadelphia Phillies (24-26) at Boston Red Sox (31-20)
Tyler Cloyd (1-0, 2.70 ERA) vs. Alfredo Aceves (1-1, 8.20 ERA)
Tonight, the Phillies begin the first game of their home-and-home series with the Boston Red Sox. Fortunately they are avoiding Clay Buchholz and his 7-0 record as he was scratched due to a right shoulder injury. Replacing him on the hill today for Boston will be Alfredo Aceves, who is making his first start since April 23, when he gave up eight runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Tyler Cloyd is pitching for the Phillies and although he grew up in Nebraska, he is a lifelong Red Sox fan. This will be his first visit to the venerable Fenway Park. Cloyd is coming off his first win of the season since being recalled to replace Roy Halladay. He has allowed 3 ER or fewer in 6 of his 8 career starts, including all five of his career starts on the road. In fact, he is 3-0 with a 2.59 ERA (9 ER, 31.1 IP) in 5 career road starts.
Overall since 2004, the Phillies are an unimpressive 9-21 against the Red Sox, while sporting a 2-7 record at Fenway Park.
Lineup: Revere CF, M. Young, 3B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, D. Young DH, Brown LF, Mayberry RF, Galvis 2B, Kratz C
Your Gameday Beer: Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
It’s the unofficial start of summer. What better way to ring in the hottest of the seasons than with a beer/lemonade combo? Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy is just that. With a malted wheat and barley beginning, and a tart lemonade finish, this beer just tastes like summertime. The real beauty in it is that the lemon flavor doesn’t overpower the taste of the beer. It’s remarkably well-balanced. Have it with some barbecued pulled pork and a side of baked beans. – by Ryan