2018 Gameday

Gameday 2018: Pirates (12-6) at Phillies (10-7)

It’s the first Throwback Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, as the Phillies wear their powder-blue throwbacks. In honor of this occasion … wait, what is this? Is this a computer of some sort? But what is this screen I’m typing on? What are all these words on the side and up top? Can anyone explain this to me?

Gametime: 7:05 p.m.

The lineup:

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

Pitchers: Jake Arrieta (1-0, 3.38 ERA) vs. Jameson Taillon (2-0, 0.89 ERA)

Kingery is in for Franco, while Williams starts in right and … well … this is pretty basic tonight.

By the way, look at those numbers for Jameson Taillon. He’s good. He went 5.1 innings in his first start, then tossed a complete game shutout over Cincinnati before going six against Miami. Okay, he’s basically been the Phillies. Actually the 12-6 Pirates are the Phillies. They’ve beaten up on the Tigers, Marlins and Reds, plus the scuffling Cubs, to get here.

With that said, four-game sweep by the Pirates incoming!

Your Gameday Beer: I could go for the very obvious and dumb play on words and recommend one of those Jameson Caskmates partners, so you know what, I will. I’m not a big fan of gimmicks like this, but I was given a special tasting of this once by my friends at Captain Lawrence Brewing, and damnit, it was *falls onto the floor*. Here is my local brewery – Captain Lawrence – with Palate Shifter, an imperial IPA. Boozy. You’ll probably need it tonight.

Go Phillies!



  1. Mike Fassano

    April 20, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Hoskins is cementing himself as one of the top ten hitters in the NL. The sooner that Kaplan puts a legitimate hitter behind him (Santana), the sooner he’ll get better pitches to hit.

    • denzen

      April 21, 2018 at 10:46 am

      Yeah, I get it. But then who do you bat 2nd.? Scotty Jetpack, either 2nd or 5th.? Still kind of an untested rookie. Love Hernandez 1st, Herrera 3rd, and Hoskins 4th…..leave Franco in the 6th spot, for now.

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