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Gameday: Phillies (37-48) vs. Braves (44-39)

Philadelphia Phillies (37-48) vs. Atlanta Braves (44-39)

Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) vs. Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70)

Time: 7:15 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 101
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies suffered another tough loss on Friday night.  Tonight’s another scorcher, but hopefully it will be a different outcome for the Phillies.

In his starts, Joe Blanton has been either really good, or really bad. It’s hard to predict what Blanton will do for the Phillies, but if it is any indicator, Blanton tossed a complete game shutout in his only start against the Braves this season.

Tommy Hanson has had success against the Phillies throughout his career: posting a 2.93 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he’s been even better, posting a 1.20 ERA in 15 innings.

Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Ruiz, Pence, Polanco, Pierre, Mayberry, Blanton

Your gameday beer: Harp Lager

I was never crazy about the new label redesign–I preferred the old blue-and-cream label to the new electric green. This one recalls nothing so much as Bud Light Lime. However, I’ve always been crazy about the taste of this lager, which is lighter and than Yuengling without giving up anything in terms of taste, hoppiness, or machismo. –by Michael B.


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