Gameday 2009

Gameday: Cardinals (53-47) at Phillies (55-40)

St. Louis Cardinals (53-47) at Philadelphia Phillies (55-40)

 Todd Wellemeyer (7-8, 5.68 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (6-4, 4.24 ERA)

Time: 1:35 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 83
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Joe Blanton and Todd Wellemeyer are on the hill for the rubbermatch game of the series.  Numbers-wise, the edge goes to Joe Blanton and the Phillies.

Blanton has improved each start.  Blanton started the season 2-3 with a 7.11 ERA.  Since, he is 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA. Blanton says the difference may be the improvement in his changeup.

On the other hand, Wellemeyer has struggled, and has a 6.44 ERA in his last eight starts.  Chase Utley has Wellemeyer in his book.  He is 4-for-8 with 2 home runs against him.

A win today would give the Phillies 9,001 all-time regular season wins.

60 Minute IPAYour Gameday Beer – Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
I was looking for a couch beer for today, something to enjoy while relaxing in front of today’s game. Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA will do just fine. Not as powerful as its 90 or 120 minute older brothers, this IPA is hoppy but not overwhelming. It as a smooth, creamy and rich foundation with hints of citrus, pine and sweet malts. Eat some pizza with it today and get it delivered. – By Brian


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