Kyle Kendrick showed us he does not yet belong in Japan, but the offense sure as heck looked like it. They sputtered to the tune of one run against a blazing Roy Oswalt in a 2-1 loss.
Brett Myers takes the hill today and he’ll be joined by mediocre metal band Drowning Pool, who met him before the game. Myers hopes to duplicate the success of his last start, when he threw eight solid innings against the Cubs. Yet again, Jimmy Rollins is out, and Charlie Manuel will have to piecemeal a lineup together. So Taguchi will be the leadoff man this time.
Phillies: Brett Myers (1-1), 5.00 ERA
Astros: Brandon Backe (1-1), 2.25 ERA
Gametime: 1:05 p.m.
Weather: 70 degrees, sunny
Your gameday beer: Looks like the Phillies are in must-win mode again, with the Mets coming in for a big three-game set this weekend. With good pitching on the hill this fine spring day, I like turning to my white ales. Go with Bud’s answer to Blue Moon: Shock Top. If anything, the logo looks like Myers in a weird way. Eat a nice spring salad with this one and let’s get some runs!