Boston Red Sox (38-24) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-25)
Josh Beckett (7-2, 3.77 ERA) vs. JA Happ (4-0, 2.98 ERA)
Time: 1:35 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Weather: Mostly sunny, 76
TV: MyPhl 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation
Long games and rain have disabled half the Phillies bullpen. Brad Lidge and Scott Eyre are injured. Clay Condrey and Chan Ho Park are ailing. Chad Durbin and Jack Taschner might be unavailable. JC Romero, too. Basically, the Phillies will need JA Happ to pitch the game of his life today against the Red Sox.
Happ might be capable, throwing good baseball most of the season. He has thrown well over 100 pitches in his previous starts, and barring anything unforeseen, he’ll be asked to do it again.
The Sox have their ace, Josh Beckett, on the mound. He’s had a good season, and will try to silence a Phillies offense that hasn’t been great lately, although they did score six runs last night.
Your gameday beer: Sarnac Adirondack Lager, straight out of the mountains and into your mouth. For lunch, have a roast beef sandwich.