Philadelphia Phillies (23-18) at New York Yankees (25-18)
Cole Hamels (2-2, 4.95 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.45 ERA)
Time: 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Weather: Possible thunderstorms, 76
TV: MyPhl 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation
For 17 innings, the Phillies have played the Yankees pretty darn well. Game one was about Brett Myers and the longball. Game two was about contributions from young players. Then Brad Lidge threw some bad pitches.
But today is a new day, and Cole Hamels faces CC Sabathia in the rubber match to end all rubber matches. Yankee Stadium is ready. The Phillies are ready. Phillies Nation is there.
Remember last time Sabathia faced the Phillies? We sure do.
Your gameday beer: In the spirit of the Yankees’ biggest rivals, here’s Harpoon Celtic Ale from the Harpoon Brewery. And in the spirit of the Irish, this beer is a dry but complex drink — hints of toffee and various spices make this a good catch. And if you’re gonna eat Irish with it, go with bangers and mash. It’s St. Paddy’s Day … in May!