Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, 74
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–Brad Lidge will bring it back to Philly to have his elbow examined by Dr. Michael Ciccotti. He’s been feeling some discomfort, according to Ruben Amaro Jr., which is not a good sign. He’s already had a few different setbacks, so this is nothing new. But a June return is now looking very unlikely, unless some good news comes from this visit.
–Jimmy Rollins says his knee is feeling better and he’s walking with a less pronounced limp (although Jimmy likes to strut, you know). Amaro says a few more days on the bench for J-Roll, which backs up what Jimmy tweeted today. I believe that’s the first time any Phillies player has broken any news via twitter, but hey, it’s the way of the world.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in town for their lone trip of the season, and man is their lineup ugly tonight. Jamey Carroll and Aaron Miles will be in the top two spots, plus Rod Barajas is in it, which is always a pleasure to see.
Good news: Domonic Brown will start against a lefty for the first time this season. Right field is his.
Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B,Francisco LF, Ruiz C, Brown RF, Valdez SS, Lee P
Your Gameday Beer– Port Brewing Co. Shark Attack West Coast Double Red
This sounds tasty. This is a classic West Coast-style imperial red ale brewed with medium crystal malts, centennial and cascade hops. It’s also known as “Shark Attack” by Port Brewing out of San Marcos, CA – about an hour and a half south of L.A. The color is a burnt amber with red highlights and the aroma has a spicy hop presence with moderate caramel malt accents. The taste is a smooth, malty one with a balanced hoppy finish that includes hints of sweet caramel. Might be a hard find in the Philly region, but for our west-coasters, try it out, let us know what you think. Sounds like a Killians-type brew. -By Pat