After last night’s stale potato chip and flat Coca-Cola of a baseball game, the Phillies will try to take two of three against those old Atlanta Braves today.
It’ll be the last time the Phils see the Braves for a month. So that’s nice.
J.P. Crawford suffered a forearm strain last night and will head to the 10-day disabled list. It’s a shame to lose him, because while he’s been slow to get comfortable at the major league level, since April 10 (13 games) he’s hitting .275/.341/.500. Yeah, he’s not bad!
Scott Kingery will be the shortstop while Crawford is out. And Jesmuel Valentin is coming up; welcome to the majors!
Gametime: 1:35 p.m.
- Hernandez – 2B
- Santana – 1B
- Herrera – CF
- Hoskins – LF
- Altherr – RF
- Knapp – C
- Franco – 3B
- Kingery – SS
Pitchers: Vince Velasquez (1-3, 4.50 ERA) vs. Brandon McCarthy (3-0 3.38 ERA)
It’s Velasquez vs. McCarthy, Part III. McCarthy won the first two matchups, and I don’t even need to look that up.
Your Gameday Beer: In honor of Odubel Herrera’s climb-the-fence-and-rob-the-shrub-of-a-home-run feat last night, here’s All Day IPA from Founders. I truly think this is the best, pound-for-pound post-hike IPA. It’s full bodied, sessionable but just experimental enough (you’ll get some sweetness along with a medium hop body). And it’s available in a ton of places. If you’re ever in a crunch and need a quick anytime beer, All Day is my choice.