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.
- Hernandez – 2B
- Santana – 1B
- Herrera – CF
- Hoskins – LF
- Williams – RF
- Kingery – 3B
- Crawford – SS
- Alfaro – C
- 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.