Joel Pineiro (8-9, 3.09 ERA) vs. J.A Happ (7-0, 2.68)
Time: 7:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 81
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The Phillies open the weekend series with the St. Louis Cardinals, who just acquired Matt Holliday. Holliday will be in the lineup batting cleanup tonight. It should be a very close series as both these teams lead their divisions.
There is a very confident feeling with J.A Happ on the mound. Happ has one career start against the Cardinals. He pitched 6.1 innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits and four walks.
Both pitchers, Happ and Joel Pineiro, do not tally many strikeouts, but have had very successful seasons by relying on their defense. In three career starts against the Phillies, Pineiro is 1-0 with a 2.33 ERA.
The entire Phillies Nation staff will be in attendence, hopefully to witness yet another Phillies victory.
Your Gameday Beer – Yuengling Lager
Bartender, I’ll have a Lager. Everyone’s favorite hometown beer is on tap for tonight’s tailgate. We’ll be in Lot M having a liquid dinner… maybe a Schmitter later. –By Brian