Headline: Moyer looks to put stamp on series
The Major Players: Jamie Moyer, Ryan Howard, Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Madson
The Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago
The Number: 1 game behind (Mets)
The Phillies grabbed a huge victory yesterday with huge contributions by Brett Myers (7 IP, 2 ER), JC Romero (IP, 3 K) and Jayson Werth (2 HR, 4 RBI). Jamie Moyer is on deck today to slam the door on the series, and a split is very much necessary.
Zam-basted: Three of Carlos Zambrano’s last four starts have been horrendous. He gave up a season-high nine runs to Saint Louis, then five to Florida and six to Pittsburgh. In between the latter two was a one-run gem against Cincinnati.
Toughie: Before Tuesday night’s bad start, Jamie Moyer hadn’t had a bad start since June 1 against Florida. Every start between those yielded three runs, at most.
Not The Light! Part III!: The Phillies are 17-22 in daytime.
Phillies: Jamie Moyer (11-7) 3.81 ERA
Cubs: Carlos Zambrano (13-5) 3.53 ERA
Gametime: 2:25 p.m. EST
Weather: 85, sunny
Your gameday beer: Let’s go with a light, crisp witbier today. This is Allagash White, a favorite of mine. Very cool and summery, it has a bit of citrus to it, and smells just a bit spicy, like most wheats. Very nice. Better than Blue Moon and a great sleeper pick. Eat a fresh summer salad with this choice.