Philadelphia Phillies (6-10) vs St. Louis Cardinals (9-6)
Roy Halladay (1-2, 7.63) vs Jaime Garcia (1-0, 1.86)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather:70′s, chance of rain/storms
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tonight should be fun. Jaime Garcia (7 IP, 0 R in his last outing) is on the mound for the Cardinals, and he’s had success (2.30 ERA) against the Phillies in his career. In addition, the Phillies lineup looks one from Spring Training. It has the makings of yet another poor offensive game for the Phils.
Roy Halladay will start for the Phillies, and he looked like Roy Halladay in his last start. Still, his season ERA is still through the roof, and we need more than just one start to know he’s really out of his funk, or if it was just a result of the Marlins offense. He’s got pretty good numbers against the Cardinals in his career (2.57 ERA), however.
Injury updates: Ryan Howard is day-to-day with a sore groin, and Carlos Ruiz was hit in the wrist by a pitch in an extended Spring Training game.
Lineup: Rollins SS, Galvis LF, Utley 2B, M Young 3B, Mayberry RF, Frandsen 1B, Revere CF, Quintero C, Halladay P
GAMEDAY BEER: Busch Light
When the Phillies are in St. Louis [or hosting the Cardinals], we always go for the smooth, crisp, cheap taste of Busch beer. Tonight, we’ll go light for you, to ease you back into it. They don’t call it “easy drinkin’ for nothin’. This is an underage drinkers dream out in the sticks. Many a time you’ll find empty cans scattered in a wooded area from the local punks. It’s still $15 for a 30 pack, if I’m not mistaken. But really, Busch won’t kill your taste buds, either. It’s not the worst light beer ever invented, but it’s also far from the best. -By Pat