The Phillies are in Washington tonight for the start of a three game series with the Nationals. They will look to be reach the .500 mark for the first time since April 14. They’ll hand the ball to Kyle Kendrick, who is 4-2 with a 2.82 ERA this year. However, he is coming off a start where he gave up four runs over six innings.
For the Nationals, Jordan Zimmerman gets the call, and with a win tonight, will become the NL’s first eight game winner. He’s 7-2 on the year with an amazing 1.62 ERA. He has struggled against the Phillies in the past, however, as he is 1-6 with a 5.04 ERA against the Phils.
Tonight will be cold and cloudy, which makes for a low scoring game, especially when the two starting pitchers have been pretty good this year. But then again, I’ve been way off before.
Lineup: Rollins SS, Revere CF, M. Young 3B, Howard 1B, Delmon RF, Dom LF, Galvis 2B, Kratz C, Kendrick P
Your Gameday Beer – Hoegaarden
On this Memorial Day weekend, good beer is a must. I’ve always like Hoegaarden, which can be enjoyed in small sips with good food. It flows smooth and tastes like citrus. Have some barbecue chicken with it. – By Tim