Tonight, the Phillies will go for another sweep of the Braves at Turner Field. It’s two young and hungry pitchers: Cole Hamels and Jair Jurrjens. Good stuff.
Hamels is coming off an OK start against Texas, but will now pitch against a much less threatening lineup. Jurrjens is a stud with an ERA under 3 and a 23.1 inning no-earned-run streak. He was acquired by the Braves in a trade with the Tigers for Edgar Renteria. Good trade, Braves, good trade.
The offense has looked much better in the past few games, but Jurrjens is tough. Hopefully they can break that streak and put up a couple, giving Hamels room to work so the brooms can come out.
Phillies: Cole Hamels (8-5) 3.38 ERA
Braves: Jair Jurrjens (8-3) 2.94 ERA
Gametime: 7:00 p.m. EST
Weather: 86, partly cloudy
Your gamenight beer: I’m a fan of Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, which is a good spring/summer beer that you can enjoy with a good summer salad. But I will say: Don’t drink this in heavy rotation. I once downed a six-pack of Cherry Wheat in an hour (after eating Pad Thai, mind you), and … well … point is, I smelled of cherry and peanut sauce the entire next morning. Just be careful.