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2011 Gameday

Gameday: Cubs (25-36) vs. Phillies (37-26)

Chicago Cubs (25-36) at Philadelphia Phillies (37-26)

Carlos Zambrano (5-2, 3.98 ERA) vs. Roy Halladay (8-3, 2.56 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Cloudy, 84
TV: Comcast SportsNet/MLB Network
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Charlie Manuel is as desperate as a housewife. He’s willing to do whatever to get this team out of its offensive funk. Manuel will put Placido Polanco fifth tonight to shake things up a bit.

I don’t have a problem with that. Nothing else is working, so putting your best bat in a run-producing position can’t hurt. Let’s hope Polly gets a few opportunities to score some of his guys tonight, with Victorino moving up to #2.

Halladay vs. Zambrano, two of the better competitors on the mound tonight. The only difference is, Halladay is as sweet as a nun off the field, while Zambrano’s antics remind you of MIke Tyson a little bit.

Bold prediction: The Phillies score 5 runs tonight. Not asking too much, lets start low and work our way up.


Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Polanco 3B, Ibanez LF, Brown RF, Ruiz C, Halladay P

Your Gameday Beer: Yards Saison

Not too heavy, not too light, just perfect for this beautiful night. I’m like Shakespear, baby! I’m a big fan of Yards Saison, a Belgian-style ale. It’s not as unfilerty (not a word) as Blue Moon or Hoegaarden. I actually think the taste is a notch above those two mainstream beers. It’s a tasty brew from our boys on Delaware ave. – By Pat

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