At 3 p.m. the Flyers will host the Rangers in the final game of the regular season. If they get just one point, they make the playoffs. Simple as that. But if they lose by two, and the Panthers win their final two games by shootout alone, then there’s a tie and the teams will battle in an 83rd game. (Also if the Flyers lose and the Panthers win their final two games outright, the Flyers are out, but let’s not go there.)
That game will let out at around 6 p.m., which is exactly when the Phillies host the Marlins in game two of a three-game set. It’s likely, then, that around 6:30 p.m., you’ll hear (drunken) murmurs filing into Citizens Bank Park. Should be a fun day!
Gametime: 6:05 p.m.
- Hernandez – 2B
- Santana – 1B
- Kingery – SS
- Hoskins – LF
- Herrera – CF
- Franco – 3B
- Altherr – RF
- Alfaro – C
- Velasquez – P
Pitchers: Vince Velasquez (0-1, 13.50 ERA) vs. Dillon Peters (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Nick Williams, who hasn’t been happy about a lack of playing time, is once again benched. J.P. Crawford gets the day off, as Kingery takes the 3-hole for the second-straight game.
Your Gameday Beer: In honor of this big Flyers game, and of what’s sure to be a mess around 6:30 p.m. in South Philadelphia, let’s go with Yards Brawler. One of the best pound-for-pound beers to ever come out of Philly.