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2018 Gameday

Gameday 2018: Pirates (12-6) at Phillies (10-7)

It’s the first Throwback Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, as the Phillies wear their powder-blue throwbacks. In honor of this occasion … wait, what is this? Is this a computer of some sort? But what is this screen I’m typing on? What are all these words on the side and up top? Can anyone explain this to me?

Gametime: 7:05 p.m.

The lineup:

  1. Hernandez – 2B
  2. Santana – 1B
  3. Herrera – CF
  4. Hoskins – LF
  5. Williams – RF
  6. Kingery – 3B
  7. Crawford – SS
  8. Alfaro – C
  9. Arrieta – P

Pitchers: Jake Arrieta (1-0, 3.38 ERA) vs. Jameson Taillon (2-0, 0.89 ERA)

Kingery is in for Franco, while Williams starts in right and … well … this is pretty basic tonight.

By the way, look at those numbers for Jameson Taillon. He’s good. He went 5.1 innings in his first start, then tossed a complete game shutout over Cincinnati before going six against Miami. Okay, he’s basically been the Phillies. Actually the 12-6 Pirates are the Phillies. They’ve beaten up on the Tigers, Marlins and Reds, plus the scuffling Cubs, to get here.

With that said, four-game sweep by the Pirates incoming!

Your Gameday Beer: I could go for the very obvious and dumb play on words and recommend one of those Jameson Caskmates partners, so you know what, I will. I’m not a big fan of gimmicks like this, but I was given a special tasting of this once by my friends at Captain Lawrence Brewing, and damnit, it was *falls onto the floor*. Here is my local brewery – Captain Lawrence – with Palate Shifter, an imperial IPA. Boozy. You’ll probably need it tonight.

Go Phillies!

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