Jamie Moyer (4-6, 6.35 ERA) vs. David Price (1-1, 3.46 ERA)
Time: 7:08 p.m at Tropicana Field
Twitter: Phillies Nation
The Phillies road trip starts with a World Series rematch against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Phillies look to turn around their struggles on the road where they are a Major League best 23-9. They will turn to Jamie Moyer tonight.
Moyer struggled in his last outing, allowing six earned runs in six innings. However, in Game 3 of the World Series, Moyer had some success against the young Rays’ lineup. He allowed five hits, three runs, and struck out five in 6.1 innings.
Moyer will be opposed by the Rays’ best prospect, David Price. Price started the year in the minors, mainly for arbitration reasons. In his last start, Price allowed five earned runs in seven innings against the Colorado Rockies. In two relief appearances in the World Series, Price gave up two runs, one earned, in 3.1 innings.
Moyer will also see a familiar face, Pat Burrell. The Phillies better hope he doesn’t crush the Phillies like he crushed the New York Mets throughout his career.
Hopefully all the offense comes from the Phillies lineup, which will include Ryan Howard as the designated hitter. In addition to Howard, the starting lineup will include Chris Coste at first base. John Mayberry Jr. will be playing left.
Your Gameday Beer: Tonight’s beer is Holy Mackerel’s Special Golden Ale…as in “Holy Mackerel, the Phillies need a win!” This strong golden Belgian-style ale is brewed on the east coast of Florida in Fort Lauderdale. It was the winner of the Sam Adams sponsored World Homebrew Contest and weighs in at a hefty 8.5% ABV. Our friends at Barely Dine recommend a toasted Italian sandwich loaded with salami, prosciutto, provolone and Italian hot peppers. -By Brian