James Happ, welcome back to the show. By the way, you get the Mets again. And you’re opposing Johan Santana.
Seriously though, Happ will have his work cut out for him in his first start (second, career). The Mets have scored 25 runs in their past three games, including 11 against the Cardinals last night. The Phils throw Happ into the fire in the place of Brett Myers, who’s having “fun” in Allentown. Well, great.
It’s the first of a four-game set. A very big four-game set. For us, it means separating ourselves considerably from the Mets and the rest of the NL East. For them, it means getting right back into the thick of things with the All-Star break a week away. Yeah, these’ll be some barnburners. Crazy lineup today.
Happy Fourth of July!
Phillies: James Happ (0-0) 0.00 ERA [Debut]
Mets: Johan Santana (7-7) 3.01 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 80, possible storms
Your gamenight beer: Last time the Phils played the Mets they lost two of three. Before that they lost two of three. I say no more. So for that, here’s Rocky’s Revenge Bourbon Brown. Yes, they say there’s hints of bourbon in this beer. Enough to take those lil’ runts and bash their skulls in. “You’ll eat lightnin’ and crap thunda’!” It’s also the perfect beer for a cookout. Goes well with barbecue. And you know you’ll be having a cookout tonight. So eat some barbecue chicken with this.