It’s Memorial Day weekend and the Phillies are in the hunt, which is more than we can say about the last four seasons.
Let’s celebrate this long weekend with a visit from our friends up north, the Toronto Blue Jays. Sure we had a poor relationship in the past (see 1993), but in recent years I’ve felt a certain kinship to the Jays. This is a fun team with good fans in a great city (seriously Toronto is a fun place) who have to constantly endure the high levels of oxygen their annoying rivals suck out of the atmosphere.
Plus there’s the Roy Halladay connection. The Phils will honor the late Halladay by putting him on the Wall of Fame later this season. The Jays retired his number on opening day. Halladay meant a ton to both of our fanbases, and his sudden death this winter was tough to bear. We stand in salute of Doc with our Toronto friends.
Now let’s beat those Jays.
Gametime: 7:05 p.m.
- Hernandez – 2B
- Hoskins – LF
- Herrera – CF
- Santana – 1B
- Franco – 3B
- Williams – RF
- Alfaro – C
- Florimon – SS
- Eflin – P
Pitchers: Zach Eflin (1-0, 1.56 ERA) vs. Sam Gaviglio (1-0, 0.93 ERA)
This “Sam Gaviglio” night is going to go one of two ways: He either completely shuts the offense down or they absolutely blast him into outer space. That’s what “Sam Gaviglio” does … if that’s even his real name …
Your Gameday Beer: Here’s Nomad by Great Divide out of Denver. Nomad is a crisp, clean Czech pilsner perfect for warm days such as this. Great Divide makes great beer, and their taproom is really fun and has outdoor seating. If you’re in Denver, check it out!