The matchup was out there: Phillies’ Roy Halladay vs. Giants’ Tim Lincecum.
The only problem is that the Phillies were embarking on a 10-day West Coast swing, and Monday’s contest would not start until 10:15 p.m.
I had to make it an event.
That’s right, late night road trip to see the game at the new XFinity Live, the site of the old Spectrum in Philadelphia. Smack dap next to Citizens Bank Park, the Wells Fargo Center and Lincoln Financial Field.
One of the many bars inside XFinity Live is Flyer's central!
Save a few occasional cars going by, you could have hit a three-wood across the street at that time at time.
Inside, there were about 50 people to start, whittled down to about 40 as the game wore on.
Oh, yes, the game.
Lincecum came into the game with a 12 something ERA. What gives?
I tell what gives: He can’t get past the first inning. He gave up about four hits a walk and four runs to the Phillies in the first inning.
Hunter Pence plated the first run with an RBI single.