John Maine (5-4, 4.52) vs. Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 5.06)
Time: 1:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Cloudy, 72
TV: MyPHL 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation
Let’s not talk about last night, a sweep of the day/night doubleheader is the only thing that can erase that memory.
John Maine takes to the hill for the Mets in his first game back in three month. In nine starts against the Phillies he is 5-0 with a 2.54 ERA. He’ll give up the occasional home run to the Phillies, but not much else. It could be another one of those long-ball nailbitters.
On the flip side, Kyle Kendrick has gone even longer without a start in the majors. He has gone 9-7 with a 3.34 ERA in 24 starts for the Iron Pigs and is 1-1 with a decent 2.70 ERA in four career starts against the Mets.
Your Gameday Beer – Allagash Double Ale
With the twin bill on tap for today, we going with Double beers which are brewed in the Dubble Belgian dark ale style. This beer from Maine has complex flavors, so here’s the rundown: nice malt flavors, mild yeast spices, a hint of darker fruit up front which gives it a touch of sweetness, all with a sour finish. This afternoon have it with some grilled steak fajitas for lunch. – By Brian