In what has become an absolute nightmare, the Phillies are on a boat without a paddle, in a car without brakes, on a plane without oxygen masks. The point is, the Phils are really in trouble. Tonight they begin a three-game set with the Padres. This blogger has/is taking today to step back from the Phils (as I think many of us really devoted to covering this team have done lately). You can find me sipping on a margarita in Mystic, Conn, tonight.
Splits and storylines don’t matter. What matters is a win.
Phillies: Jamie Moyer (10-7) 3.81 ERA
Padres: Greg Maddux (6-8) 4.12 ERA
Gametime: 10:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 71, fair
Your gamenight beer: While I’m drinking margaritas, you can have Girardin Faro 1882. This rare German specialty bubbles. What else is rare? A Phillies win, lately. They’ll need it tonight, so seek this one out and enjoy it with some hot dogs and kraut. Mmm, grill food.