Time: 7:05 p.m.
Broadcast: TV – The Comcast Network; radio – 94.1 FM WIP
Weather: 55 degrees, sunny
Starting pitchers: Robbie Erlin (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs Charlie Morton (0-1, 14.73 ERA)
Lineup: Hernandez 2B/Herrera CF/Franco 3B/Howard 1B/Ruiz C/Galvis SS/Bourjos RF/Goeddel LF/Morton P
Notes for today:
Morton sports a 4-1 record with 2.70 ERA in seven career starts against San Diego. The righty has a 13.50 ERA in two career starts at Citizens Bank Park. Jon Jay is a .409 career hitter (9-for-22) when facing Morton.
Catcher Carlos Ruiz has a .295 average with three homers and 20 RBI in 42 games against the Padres. Ruiz batted .189 in 42 home games last season.
Ryan Howard sports a .301 average with 11 home runs and 52 RBI in 60 games against the Padres. At home, Howard has a .227 batting average since 2013.
Erlins, a lefty, is 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA in two career starts against the Phillies. Erlin was a 3rd round draft choice by the Padres in 2009.
Outfielder Matt Kemp is a .313 hitter with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 54 career games against the Phils. The 31-year-old has a .342/.377/.589 slash line in 19 career games at CBP.
Phillies starting pitchers’ ERA ranks 5th best in the National League at 3.35 (the SP’s total ERA drops to 2.21 without Morton) and are tops in the league in strike outs with 43. They also sport the 2nd best batting average against in MLB at .195.
Your Gameday Beer: Now readily available at your local convenience store, Victory Golden Monkey spanks your taste buds and your head with its Belgian tripel flavor – gold and biting with some fruity undertones – and its 9.5% ABV. This is one of my all-time favorites, an easy go-to when I want a big Belgian done well. If you’d rather hit the brewery for a drink, head on out to Downingtown and have a good time.