The Phillies got a big win from Jayson Werth’s bat last night, as they beat the Nationals 5-4. Tonight Brett Myers tries to continue his success in the second half. The Phillies are 1.5 games in back of New York going into tonight’s action.
Collin, Hey!: The Phillies faced Collin Balester before, just three weeks ago. Then he gave up just two runs over six innings. So the Phils offense had trouble with him. Yeah …
Big Moment Myers: Brett Myers will try to get his ERA below 5.00 for the first time since May 7. His ERA since his demotion: 2.48.
Same Old Lineup: Yet again, the slumping Jimmy Rollins will see the most at bat, at the leadoff spot, while hot-hitting Shave Victorino will hit sixth.
C’mon Get Happy: Pedro Feliz has been activated and is available tonight. Les Walrond has been sent down to AAA Lehigh Valley in his place.
Phillies: Brett Myers (5-10) 5.02 ERA
Nationals: Collin Balester (2-5) 5.06 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 87, sunny
Your gamenight beer: Surprisingly I haven’t offered Sam Adams Boston Lager yet. The real original of the Adams crew, it’s a fine-drinking lager that goes smooth, sits strong enough, yet can be had a couple times over. Maybe my favorite pure lager (sorry Yuengling guys, I have to concede to Boston here).