After one of the season’s most horrid losses, the Phillies will desperately try and pick it up in game two against the Pirates. Two of baseball’s most curiously bad starters will face off: Brett Myers and Ian Snell. Myers has been effective of late.
Hitless: The Phillies haven’t scored a run since Wednesday. That RBI was from Mike Cervenak, which was his first RBI of his career.
Snell’s Bad: Unlike Paul Maholm, Ian Snell has had some trouble against the Phillies, with a career ERA of 4.50 against the good guys.
Phillies: Brett Myers (4-9) 5.34 ERA
Pirates: Ian Snell (4-8) 6.14 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 76, mostly cloudy
Your gamenight beer: Tonight we need a Victory. Tonight we need a strong one. Tonight we’re going to the Philly area, to the Victory Brewing Company, with V-Twelve. It’s a potent beer, a Quadrupel, the Belgian style of strong beers. It goes good with anything glazed and flavorful. I say ribs. What it goes best with, however, is offense, which is what we need tonight, and how.