2018 Gameday

Gameday 2018: Phillies (1-1) at Braves (1-1)

braves2-300x113.gifWill the Phillies take their first series of the year?

Will they use more than seven pitchers?

Will Vince Velasquez go past the fourth inning?

Will the game last more than four hours?

All these questions, and more, will be answered tonight! The Phillies visit the Braves before heading up to Citi Field.

Gametime: 7:10 p.m.

The lineup:

  1. Hernandez – 2B
  2. Santana – 1B
  3. Herrera – CF
  4. Hoskins – LF
  5. Altherr – RF
  6. Kingery – SS
  7. Franco – 3B
  8. Alfaro – C
  9. Velasquez – P

Pitchers: Vince Velasquez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Scott Kingery plays his second position of the young season, getting in at shortstop and giving J.P. Crawford a rest day. Maikel Franco is back in at third base. Jorge Alfaro is also starting, while the rest of the lineup is similar to Friday.

Your Gameday Beer:¬†SweetWater is the big kahuna in Atlanta; their beer is decent, and my favorite of theirs is Happy Ending Imperial Stout. I don’t love thick stouts, so this one – with a decent mix of hops and cocoa-tinged sweetness – is pretty fine for a dessert beer. At 9 percent ABV it’s not quite a punchout, but you’re going to just want one. Hopefully tonight is a happy ending (think clean, Nation) with a Phils win.

Go Phillies! (and Go Nova!)



  1. Keg

    March 31, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    I can’t believe what I’m seeing. Be glad you’re watching Nova right now. It’s the most embarrassing game I’ve ever watched.

  2. Ken Bland

    March 31, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Even with tomorrow off, they are hard pressed to finish tonight with Thompson having thrown 50 pitches, and Hutchinson out after 2 innings tonight. Braves still hit in the 7th and 8th ASSUMING Rios finishes this inning. Phils are averaging 25 pitches per inning which is okay every now and then, but AVERAGE? RIDICULOUS!!!!!

  3. Bill Worth

    April 1, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Kapler’s gotta go… you need inning eaters and Pivetta and Nola pulled too soon… I don’t care how many are in the bullpen, you need fresh arms in the bullpen down the stretch and all those arms will be falling off…

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