Rodrigo Lopez (3-0, 3.09 ERA) vs.
Jonathan Sanchez (3-9, 4.92 ERA)
Time: 10:05 p.m at AT&T Park
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 58
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation
The Phillies open up a four game series against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are a better team than in previous years. They are well over .500 and lead the National League Wild Card by a half game.
This is most likely Rodrigo Lopez’s last start because of the additions of Cliff Lee and Pedro Martinez. A great outing would make a tough decision for the Phils. He is pitching for his job so he has not choice but to step it up.
Jonathan Sanchez threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on July 10, but he barely became a starter. Moved from the rotation to the bullpen, he found himself back in the rotation due to injuries. Other than the no-no, Sanchez has struggled with an ERA close to 5.
Shane Victorino will not be in the lineup due to a knee contusion. Tonight’s lineup: Rollins (SS)/ Utley (2B)/ Werth (RF)/Howard (1B)/ Ibanez (LF)/ Francisco (CF)/ Feliz (3B)/ Ruiz (C)/ Lopez (P)
Your Gameday Beer – Guinness
I don’t need to tell you about Guinness. I’m sure you’re familar with its dark creamy goodness and fun fluffy head. This stout is one to savor, not the least of which because you have to wait those extra 2 minutes for the bartender to finish the pour. Since a Guinness is a meal in itself, skip the dinner and have some chocolate ice cream. – By Brian