The Phillies are in first place on Memorial Day weekend. That’s pretty awesome.
Hopefully the boys can take the series against Toronto. If they do, they’ll be 30-20 after 50, good for a .600 winning percentage. Also pretty awesome.
Gametime: 1:35 p.m.
- Hernandez – 2B
- Hoskins – LF
- Franco – 3B
- Santana – 1B
- Altherr – CF
- Williams – RF
- Kingery – SS
- Knapp – C
- Pivetta – P
Pitchers: Nick Pivetta (4-2, 3.23 ERA) vs. JA Happ (6-3, 3.97 ERA)
Former Phillie JA Happ has had quite the career. Now 35, Happ is nearing 100 wins (98-79) with a lifetime 3.93 ERA, 1,235 strikeouts and 521 walks. He’s been the definition of a quality starter.
Interestingly, Gabe Kapler has elected today be the day to sit Odubel Herrera. Part of it is the lefty-lefty thing, but then again, Nick Williams is starting. Either way, the boys will really need someone to step up today with their best offensive player on the bench.
Your Gameday Beer: I choose a red ale today: Blazing World by Modern Times. Hoppy but dry on the finish, it’s a nice little complex beer perfect for Sunday sipping.