2018 Gameday

Gameday 2018: Phillies (1-2) at Mets (2-1)



play_e_mrmet_400.jpgThe Phillies visit the Mets for the first time this season. Last night’s game was postponed because it snowed earlier in the day … but then the sun came out and it was fine by evening. Meanwhile today it rained, and now it’s just extremely stupidly cold. I’ll be at the game. Hypothermia is fun!

Now let’s turn to Alicia Keys:

New York!

Concrete jungle where pitching changes

Make you freeze your ass off

Now you’re in New York!

Gametime: 7:10 p.m.

ATTENTION: The game tonight is not on an actual television network. Nope. BUT you can stream it on the NBC Sports App. We are truly living in the golden age of something.

The lineup:

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

Pitchers: Ben Lively (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Matt Harvey (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Scott Kingery is playing for Maikel Franco once again, while Odubel Herrera moves down to the 5-hole. J.P. Crawford bats ninth.

Your Gameday Beer: One of my favorite New York breweries is SingleCut Beersmiths out of Astoria, Queens, which is relatively close to Citi Field only by the naked eye. See, on the map it doesn’t look that far away, but know, fair reader, that everything is far away from Citi Field. The Mets’ ballpark is in the middle of a gray hellscape of body shops, which is surrounded by just parks and the best damn dim sum you’ll ever enjoy. And highway, lots of highway.

Anyway SingleCut is awesome – they play great vinyl and make dank beers that you can enjoy outside while facing a shopping center. Drink a Softly Spoken Magic Spells, which is outstanding.

Go Phillies!

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