Philadelphia Phillies (20-12) at Colorado Rockies (15-17)
Roy Halladay, RHP (6-1, 1.45 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook, RHP (1-3, 6.03 ERA)
Time: 3:10 p.m at Coors Field
Weather: 50% chance of rain, 45
TV: Comcast SportsNet
What a game. Chooch and Shane came up huge for the Phillies in Game 1 of their three game set with Colorado, pacing them to a 9-5 win. Tonight, it’s another Halladay, as it is every five days here in Philly.
Roy Halladay goes for win #7 in his hometown and the Phils go for their 7th win in the last eight games. The only problem that could derail things tonight? The weather. They are calling for rain out at Coors Field, so it could throw a wrench into Halladay’s start if there are delays. Doc has faced the Rockies just once in his career, and wouldn’t you know it, he tossed a complete game-shutout. Nice.
Aaron Cook takes the hill for COL and he hasn’t done very well at all this season. The 2008 All Star has struggled out of the gate, posting an obnoxious 1.57 WHIP. He’s also walked 18 and struck out the same, an awful BB/K ratio. In his career, the Phils have owned him. Cook is 1-5 with an ERA pushing six.
Tonight’s Lineup: Victorino (CF), Polanco (3B), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Werth (RF), Ibanez (LF), Ruiz (C), Valdez (SS), Halladay (P)
Your Gameday Beer – Molson Canadian
In honor of the Blue Jays/Phillies series being moved to Philadelphia, we’ll celebrate by sipping on a Canadian classic. I grew up on this stuff early on in the college years. It’s got some bite, but is surprisingly smooth. We used to collect the bottles that had “twin-label technology” on them. Needless to say our room smelled like beer. Nice! – By Pat