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Gameday 2009

Gameday: Phillies (72-51) at Pirates (52-71)

Philadelphia Phillies (72-51) at Pittsburgh Pirates (52-71)

Cole Hamels (7-8, 4.78 ERA) vs. Paul Maholm (7-7, 4.74 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m at PNC Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 76
TV:Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Losing a heart-breaker last night, the Phillies learned that they can not take the Pirates lightly.  The Pirates may be in last place, but the Phillies continued their struggles at PNC Park.

Cole Hamels has found himself slumping against many teams this season, including the Pirates.  In six innings, he gave up five earned runs against them.  The biggest problem for Hamels is his location.  If he has command of his pitches, he will be in complete control.

Hamels will be opposed by Paul Maholm who is 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA in his career against the Phillies.  Maholm, a sinkerballer, is able to get many hitters to ground out.

Golden CapYour Gameday Beer – Golden Cap Saison Ale
Tonight’s beer is from the New Holland Brewing Company out of Michigan. You can’t miss this one in the beer aisle, it has a huge flying monkey on the label. It’s a farmhouse ale with faint lemon and yeast flavors which go down smooth – a definite summer ale. I’m drinking one right now and recommend a savory crepe with it. – By Brian


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