First off, VOTE BURRELL.
Next, this team needs a win. Bad. And the offense needs to score. Bad. We’ve seen far too much of this pressing, pushing crap this team is doing. No more weak groundouts to start the game. No more 1-2-3 first innings. No more stranding a runner on second with no outs, or stranding a runner on third with one out. No more horrible Ryan Howard strikeouts on a low-and-away slider. No more Carlos Ruiz double plays. No more Jayson Werth strikeouts. No more fly balls to the outfield by Shane Victorino.
No. No more of any of that. The Phils will have to hit off Mark Mulder, making his first start since September. And they’d better. There’s really no excuse.
The Phils counter with JA Happ, who pitched well enough to earn an ovation last time out against the Mets. That was, of course, the team’s last win.
Phillies: JA Happ (0-0) 3.86 ERA
Cardinals: Mark Mulder (0-0) 13.50 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 82, scattered storms
Your gamenight beer: Salvation, please! The offense needs to wake up and see the err of its ways. Tonight, pop open a Salvation, a peachy, amber kind of beer that is sweet to the touch. It better be the magic elixir this team needs. If not, is there anything this team can do?