The Phillies went 3-3 on their homestand, taking a needed two from the Pirates over the weekend. Currently the Marlins are losing to the Cardinals, and the Mets have already lost to the Pirates, as their bullpen blew another game. Now the Phils begin a West Coast swing, starting with a four-game series at Chavez Ravine.
Mr. Pinch: Greg Dobbs has 21 pinch hits this season, which puts him seven behind the all-time record by John VanderWal.
Extra, Extra: The Phils have had an extra-base hit in 43 straight games.
Dominating Derek: Dodgers pitcher Derek Lowe has flat-out ruled the Phils, going 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA for his career.
Manny Being Manny: And just to let you all know, the Phillies are facing Manny Ramirez tonight. … And Casey Blake.
Phillies: Kyle Kendrick (10-5) 3.78 ERA
Dodgers: Derek Lowe (8-10) 4.10 ERA
Gametime: 10:10 p.m. EST
Weather: 78, sunny
Your gamenight beer: Let’s go Polish tonight. We’re drinking Zywiec Beer. The Zywiec Brewery specializes in pale lagers, which are generally less alcoholic than pale ales. The brewery, founded in 1852, is now property of the Heineken company. To eat, have some kielbasa. Ay!