The first really well-constructed Phils win in some time put the Phils two games up on the East. Now the Phils will try to win a series for the first time since they were in Atlanta. Jamie Moyer â€” who seems to find ways to win big games â€” will be on the mound in a favorable matchup, as the Rangers counter with the barely tested Eric Hurley.
I originally wrote that Geoff Jenkins should have a big game, but he couldn’t unless it’s off the bench. He’s sitting for Jayson Werth tonight while Greg Dobbs is DH. Last night Chase Utley had a big game, netting three hits (all extra-basers) while knocking his 23rd homer of the season.
After this one the Interleague schedule will close (thankfully). This season the Phillies are 4-10 against the American League. Yowza. Then it’s onto Atlanta to start a giganormous 10-game stretch to close the first half unofficial.
Phillies: Jamie Moyer (7-5) 4.09 ERA
Rangers: Eric Hurley (0-1) 4.24 ERA
Gametime: 6:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 87, partly cloudy
Your gamenight beer: Yesterday I gave you my favorite beer, now I’ll give you my fallback option, my tried and true go-to when there’s nothing new or great to be had. It’s Blue Moon. Really, it’s the perfect fallback beer: A good but not great style beer made by a microbrew. It’s popular, but not too popular to be everywhere. Yet a lot of bars carry it. Eat a nice salad with it. That’s how you do it.