A four-game sweep? It’s possible! The Phillies have crushed the Giants all week at Citizens Bank Park. Now it’ll be up to Vince Velasquez to pitch well enough, and for the offense to come through once more. (very J.P. voice) It can happen.
Gametime: 1:05 p.m.
- Hernandez – 2B
- Altherr – RF
- Herrera – CF
- Hoskins – LF
- Santana – 1B
- Franco – 3B
- Kingery – SS
- Alfaro – C
- Velasquez – P
Pitchers: Vince Velasquez (2-4, 5.14 ERA) vs. Ty Blach (3-3, 3.60 ERA)
Blach has pitched relatively well this year, outdueling Clayton Kershaw on opening day and recently subduing the Braves’ hot offense. The game will be the Phils’ third Facebook game of the year (that’s where you can watch it; otherwise, go to 94WIP). Also, it’s #ThrowbackThursday, which means powder blues.
Your Gameday Beer: Last night I covered an event in New York City and rode the train home. You can drink beer on the train, so I opted for a Two Roads Two Juicy. My goodness. Hoppy with a perfect balance of soft citrus – pineapple, orange. I was floating. On a train!
Then I got home and watched the Sixers lose. Damn. Hey, good season, Sixers. Next year they’re leaping over the Celtics.