Try and keep up with me here. Saturday’s Day-Night doubleheader is now just a day game. The night portion of the double dip has been postponed until September 15, time to be determined. So Sunday’s game is now being played Saturday, and Saturday’s game has been canceled due to that Irene bitch.
Rich Dubee says Roy Halladay will pitch tomorrow(if they even get it in), then with the off day Sunday, there is uncertainty. Cole Hamels was slated to return from the DL, and it’s unlikely they’ll slide him back an further. Cliff Lee also needs to throw, so keep an eye on that situation.
Anywho, for tonight’s game, it seems like the ultimate mismatch on the mound. Roy Oswalt is back to being healthy and coming off a great performance (8 shutout innings against the Nats). Clay Hensley is not, he was just shelled last week (7 earned runs in 3 2/3 innings).
John Mayberry Jr. is also in the starting lineup once again as Raul Ibanez is not quite ready to return. Has Raul lost this gig permanently? Mayberry seems to be hanging in there against righties recently.
Enjoy the beautiful weather if you’re on the east coast for tonight’s game. Grab some cold ones, sit back, and relax, because tomorrow and Sunday are going to suck, big time.
Lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Pence RF, Mayberry, Jr LF, Ruiz C, Valdez SS, Oswalt P
Your Gameday Beer – Stoudt’s American Pale Ale
Just a good, old fashioned pale ale. It won’t knock your socks off, but is 10x better than Coors and all that stuff. It has a beautiful light amber hue to it and leaves you with a slight, SLIGHT bitter aftertaste. It is Stoudt’s #1 selling beer and for good reason. Make yourself some beef stew and lay the recliner back.