Fernando Nieve (3-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (6-6, 6.05 ERA)
Time: 4:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 75
Twitter: Phillies Nation
There will be early fireworks today. The Phillies and Mets square off for the middle game of the series.
Nieve is coming off a rough start against the Milwaukee Brewers where he allowed three runs in 3.1 innings. Nieve has never started against the Phillies, but pitched 1.1 innings in relief against them. He gave up five earned runs in those five appearances, all coming last season.
Jamie Moyer is 7-5 with a 3.66 ERA in his career against the Mets. This year, the Mets have roughed Moyer up in three starts. He has given up 15 earned runs in 14 innings. Mets’ hitters are batting .393 against him this season.
The Phillies have the same lineup as last night, which means Greg Dobbs will be starting in left and Paul Bako will catch for the second straight day.
Your Gameday Beer: Happy Independence Day, Americans! Today’s beer is Amber Waves Amber Lager. This brew is from the Red Star Brewery and Grill just outside of Pittsburgh. It’s a tasty Amber that makes for easy drinking. It’s not a particularly delicious beer, nor one that is widely available, but it does fit the occasion in honoring our great land. Drink it outside with whatever you’re grilling. -By Brian
Happy Fourth of July and Go Phillies!