After losing two of three to the Diamondbacks, the Phillies will hope to right the ship against the freaking team we’ve been playing every other day, basically: the Braves.
Hey, at least we don’t have to hear that terrible, no good chop.
And at least it won’t be on Facebook.
Gametime: 7:05 p.m.
- Hernandez – 2B
- Santana – 1B
- Herrera – CF
- Hoskins – LF
- Altherr – RF
- Kingery – 3B
- Crawford – SS
- Alfaro – C
- Nola – P
Pitchers: Aaron Nola (2-1, 2.30 ERA) vs. Julio Teheran (1-1, 4.00 ERA)
For the third time in these first 24 games, Nola will face off with Teheran. I wonder if that’s a record …
Meanwhile the Phils will get their first taste of Braves’ super-prospect Ronald Acuna (.444/.444/.889, HR, 2B). People are going to watch him play and be more upset that J.P. Crawford isn’t that good. It’s bound to happen.
Your Gameday Beer: I really enjoyed Stone’s Xocoveza, a chocolate-first stout designed to be a play off Mexican hot chocolate, with pepper and cinnamon (especially on the nose). It’s quite robust, dark and mysterious. Also boozy. Everything I love in dark beers!