After a poor 8-2 loss to the Braves, the Phillies will need to get some wins. Today Cole Hamels will try and halt the skid.
Ham Sandwich: Cole Hamels has received poor run support in two of his last three starts. He lost his last, a 3-2 game to the Marlins, Sunday.
Brave New World: The Braves got their first win against the Phillies since April with the 8-2 victory.
Chip Off Tonight’s Block: Chase Utley broke an 0-fer with a hit in the ninth inning Friday night. He hasn’t hit a home run since July 7.
It’s Mike!: Mike Hampton will attempt (again) to make his first start in three years today. If the Phils were to start hitting, this would be a perfect time.
Phillies: Cole Hamels (9-6) 3.11 ERA
Braves: Mike Hampton (0-0) 0.00 ERA [Debut]
Gametime: 3:55 p.m. EST
Weather: 86, sunny
Your gameday beer: Here is Blue Moon’s summer offering, Honey Moon Summer Ale. It’s a very sweet beer, one you can enjoy on a hot summer day as this. I don’t advise it regularly, but like Blue Moon itself, it’s a nice fallback this season.