D-Day: Adam Eaton.
When you look at Eaton’s 2008 numbers, you don’t see anything completely horrible. You see four starts of at least six innings and at the most, three runs. You see one five inning, four run start. And you see two starts that weren’t favorable at all. His last was a three inning, six earned gem against Arizona, his first loss (and decision) of the season.
His ERA, however, is close to 6.00 again, which means we have to start thinking about Eaton for a potential hook from the rotation. If Eaton continues to revert to his 2007 self today, the thoughts should become surefire motions. James Happ has been tearing it up in AAA and Kris Benson is setting down that road back. Eaton can’t afford to be clumsy today.
The Phils will try to win their seven-game western swing. Currently they’re at 3-3.
Phillies: Adam Eaton (0-1) 5.63 ERA
Giants: Jonathan Sanchez (2-2) 4.74 ERA
Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 58 degrees, mostly sunny
Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Werth, Feliz, Ruiz, Eaton
MLB Gameday Audio
Your gameday beer: We featured Anchor Steam’s main ale yesterday; today we go with Anchor Steam’s Old Foghorn. I picture Eaton dressed up as Foghorn Leghorn, about to get barbecued by a fireball or something. Remember that look Foghorn would carry after getting burnt? I hope I don’t see that look today. Old Foghorn is the first barleywine in the United States. Drink it with some Indian red curry and chicken.