The Phillies will try to climb to 10-games over .500 with a win tonight against the Cincinnati Reds. Individually, Chase Utley is seeking to hit a home run in his sixth-straight game, which would be a franchise record (he had a crack at this record already this season). Utley leads the world in homers with 21 through 59 games.
Ken Griffey Jr. is still not in the Reds lineup, so the 600 watch is off again. Seems like they want Griffey to hit 600 at home, eh? Jay Bruce is in the lineup, however, as he’s been nothing short of a man possessed since being called up to the Bigs.Â Â
Cincinnati throws Aaron Harang out there. He and Eaton faced each other back on April 5. Eaton had his best start of the year to date at that time, and Harang also pitched well. Neither got a decision, as the Reds came back late to tie and win the game.Â
Phillies: Adam Eaton (1-3) 4.99 ERA
Reds: Aaron Harang (2-7) 3.81 ERA
Your gamenight beer: For Adam Eaton, it’s a long road to redemption, and redemption is a beverage served ice-cold, correct? So have some Redemption tonight. It’s a smooth citrus-style beer that goes well with beef lo mein. Get your Redemption and watch Eaton try to find his.Â