Washington Nationals (3-5) at Philadelphia Phillies (7-1)
Scott Olsen LHP (0-0,-.–) vs. J.A. Happ LHP (1-0,0.00)
Time: 3:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, 72 Degrees
TV: CSN Philly
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After yet another offensive explosion, the Phillies will look for their second straight series sweep as they take on the Nationals in the last of a three game set. Oh, and the reigning NL Champs will receive a lovely piece of hardware prior to the start of tomorrows game. The ring ceremony kicks off at 2:40.
Taking the hill for the Phillies will be left-hander J.A. Happ who was impressive in his first start, throwing five innings of scoreless ball in his start against the Astros.
For the Nationals, lefty Scott Olsen makes his season debut after making his first start in Triple-A, recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. In his only start in the minors, Olsen surrendered four runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings of work.
The bullpen for the Phillies has been spectacular and gave up only one run in last nights 14-7 offensive melee.
Center-fielder Shane Victorino will again bat in the lead-off spot for Jimmy Rollins who was placed on the 15-day DL. Also expect right-fielder Jayson Werth to return to the line-up after leaving Monday’s game with a sore hip.
Your Gameday Beer: Miller High Life
I know, I know, Miller High Life is far from the fancy brews that generally grace the gameday beer slot. However, there is a celebration going on as the reigning NL Champs recieve their championship rings tomorrow. In the locker-room after clinching the pennant, the Phils celebrated with champagne. Tomorrow, we celebrate with the “champagne of beers.”