Julio Teheran (first ML appearance) vs. Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 2.08 ERA)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Chance of rain, 66
TV: Comcast Network
Twitter: Phillies Nation
Braves fans must be excited for this game. Their team is riding a six game winning streak and 20-year top prospect Julio Teheran will be making his first start. The righty has gone 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA, 25 strikeouts and eight walks in five AAA starts. He’s a fastballer with good command, so maybe the Phillies offensive will have a chance to rebound from last night’s shutout. I’ll be looking for some action the second time through the lineup especially.
Kyle Kendrick takes the mound for the Phillies, replacing the injured Roy Oswalt who was placed on the 15-day DL after last night’s Phillies loss. Speaking of the walking wounded, Placido Polanco’s X-rays came back negative after he fouled a ball off his right big toe. KK is 1-2 on the season with a 2.08 ERA in 8 appearances. He has yet to allow a home run and is slated to throw around 70 pitches – hopefully that will get him through five innings at least.
LINEUP: Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Howard 1B, Francisco RF, Ibanez LF, Orr 2B, Schneider C, Kendrick P
GAMEDAY BEER: Rogue’s Chocolate Stout
Don’t let the dark beers fool you, a chilled stout is just as refreshing as any beer on a beautiful spring day like today. This chocolate variety from Rogue Ales in Oregon is a black in color with a creamy head. You can taste notes of chocolate, but it’s not overwhelming, rather bittersweet. Have one of these 22 oz. bottles alongside dessert tonight.