Thanks to some timely singles, some good bullpen work and Jimmy Rollins’ legs, the Phillies are finally in the win column. Now it’s time to even ’em up. And Kyle Kendrick, the second-year pitcher, gets the call to do the job.
It’s the first road game of the season for the Phils, as they hit Great American Park for their annual early season tilt with the Cincinnati nine. It’ll be a homer-lover’s dream in Cincy â€” Dunn, Griffey and Phillips vs. Howard, Utley and Burrell. Warm up the mitts. Rain is expected for Cincinnati, so hopefully they get the game in.
Phillies: Kyle Kendrick (0-0), 0.00 ERA
Reds: Josh Fogg (0-0), 0.00 ERA
Gametime: 7:15 p.m.
Weather: 54 degrees, rain
Your gamenight beer: The name of the game is “Victory!” because of the Phils first win of 2008, and of course, that means a Victory beer. How about Golden Monkey, which tastes like victory â€” fruity like hell (bananas, oranges, vanilla) and smoothly tart (if that’s even possible) â€” and is ripe with enough alcohol to last you a good hour. Enjoy it with some lemon-glazed chicken and rice. Hey, we’re going to be classy some nights.