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Gameday: Phillies (45-56) at Braves (56-44)

Philadelphia Phillies (45-56) at Atlanta Braves (56-44)

Roy Halladay (4-5, 4.32) vs. Tim Hudson (9-4, 3.71)

Time: 1:35, Turner Field
TV: PHL 17
Weather: Lower 90’s, mostly sunny, some clouds
Media: Twitter and  Facebook

Welp. The Phillies will try to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Braves today after losing again last night. If this were last year, I would have said the chances of them getting the W today would be pretty high, considering that Roy Halladay will be on the mound. But 2012 is a different year, and Halladay, who is off the DL, still doesn’t look “right” to me.

He gave up six runs in six innings in his last outing, and his pitches seemed pretty flat. They didn’t have the normal Halladay movement to them and his velocity even seemed a little down as well.

He will be opposing righty Tim Hudson, and he is 9-4 on the year with a 3.71 ERA. He is coming off a start against the Marlins where he gave up three runs over seven innings and got the win. Considering the year that both these pitchers have had so far, the Braves probably have the advantage today. But then again, I said last night’s game would feature a lot of runs and, well, it didn’t.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Ruiz C, Nix RF, Pierre LF, Frandsen 3B, Halladay P

Whirlwind WitbierYour Gameday Beer – Dos Equis

It’s not hard to stay thirsty, my friends, in Georgia, which is where today’s game is. Dos Equis will not wow you, but it’s easy to drink. Its brewery is stationed in Monterrey, Mexico, which has a penchant for being quite warm, much like the state of Georgia. Fun fact: Heineken saw a 20 percent increase in sales after the acquisition of Dos Equis in just the first quarter alone. The power of the Most Interesting Man in the World. -By Pat


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