Jamie Moyer (9-7, 5.65 ERA) vs. Jon Garland (5-9, 4.41 ERA)
Time: 9:40 p.m at Chase Field
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 112
Twitter: Phillies Nation
In the scorching Arizona weather, the Phillies will send Jamie Moyer to the mound against the fourth place Diamondbacks, managed by the one-time Phillie, A.J Hinch.
Moyer’s season has been a roller coaster, and it’s very unpredictable as to what kind of outing he’ll have. Moyer tends to have success against the young, free-swinging clubs, like the D’backs. In his last three games against Arizona, Moyer is 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA. Also, Moyer has had more success on the road. He is 5-2 with a 4.38 away from The Bank this season.
In July, Garland has thrown five consecutive quality starts, posting a 2.73 earned run average in the month. The problem is that he lacks run support. The Phillies have been a hot team winning 13 of 15, but they are also facing a hot pitcher.
Your Gameday Beer – Shiner Bock
Shiner Bock is brewed by the Spoetzl Brewery down home in Texas. Spoetzl sounds German, but this beer is a bit lighter than the traditional bock. It has a dark carmel color, yet the flavor is not that deep nor complex. Scott Franzke suggests it. It goes well with gamey meats so try some venison tonight. – By Brian