Philadelphia Phillies (28-20) at Florida Marlins (24-26)
Jamie Moyer (5-4, 4.55 ERA) at Anibal Sanchez (4-2, 3.23 ERA)
Time: 1:10, Sun Life Stadium
Weather: Sunny, 85
No, it wasn’t a dream. That really happened. Roy Halladay pitched a perfect game!. It’s still unbelievable.
Many would assume that the Marlins would be bummed after getting no-hit, but Cody Ross had a different approach to the perfect game. “It’s the best pitcher in baseball. It’s not embarrassing,” Cody Ross said. The Marlins are probably going to come out swinging today.
While we are all still thinking about perfection, Jamie Moyer will take the hill against a team he has had so much success against. Moyer is 13-5 with a 3.18 ERA against Florida. At Sun Life Stadium, his ERA is a minuscule 1.66.
Moyer will be opposed by Anibal Sanchez, who has a no hitter on his resume. Sanchez has struggled against the Phillies, going 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA against the Phillies. When he is on, Sanchez has no-hit material, but is wild when he is off. The way the Phillies offense has been going, the edge could go to Sanchez.
This would be a perfect time for the Phillies to turn around their offensive struggles. It would also be a nice time for a sweep.
Your gameday beer: Affligem Blond is a Belgian beer, really my favorite nation for beer. It’s yellow/gold, very light and has somewhat of a banana lace smell. Can’t beat that combination. When facing a guy who has baffled you all his career, you need to rethink strategy, take your time, focus on every little pitch. That makes Affligem Blond a nice beer for tonight. For a food pairing, I’d go with clams. — By Tim