Washington Nationals (13-34) at Philadelphia Phillies (26-20)
Shairon Martis (5-0, 4.86 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (2-2, 4.86 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Sunny, 75
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Twitter: Phillies Nation
JA Happ threw an OK game against the Nationals, and though Washington made it close, the bullpen kept them down for the win. Now ace Cole Hamels comes to the mound to secure a series win.
Hamels pitched well against the Nationals April 28, but had to leave the game early with an injury. Since, however, Hamels has been close to dominant, going 2-0 with a 2.88 ERA.
The Nationals bring Shairon Martis to the mound. The Phillies know him plenty already, giving up nine earned runs in 11.1 innings. His first outing was very good; his second outing was horrendous. Martis has been good in the month of May, going 3-0 with a 4.05 ERA.
With his four-hit game Friday night against Washington, Shane Victorino lifted his average to .293. He was hitting .262 just a week ago.
Your gamenight beer: The Trippel Belgian Style Ale from the New Belgian Brewing Co. of Colorado is a nice American version of the tripel. There might be a little too much banana flavor in it, but it’s worthy of a drink or two with its sweetness. I’d enjoy some barbecued chicken and corn on the cob with this.