New York Mets (60-67) at Philadelphia Phillies (82-44)
Turns out that Jonathon Niese, tonight’s starting pitcher for the Mets, is from Lima, Ohio, which, as you might know, is where Glee is set. That’s in no way important to tonight’s game, but in case you’re going to the game and feel like jeering Niese, there’s some extra ammunition.
Despite the earthquake this afternoon, tonight’s game will go on as scheduled. Despite the recent demise of Cole Hamels and Jimmy Rollins, we do have some good news for you fans of mohawks, spectacles, and flop sweat. Vance Worley takes the mound tonight, and while he’s been proven mortal in recent starts, he is regressing to the mean rather more slowly than we had originally feared. In other lineup news, Ryan Howard has been given the night off against a lefty, Raul Ibanez continues his convalescence, and Carlos Ruiz will sit in favor of Brian Schneider, Worley’s preferred catcher.
Lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B,Pence RF, Mayberry 1B, Francisco LF, Valdez SS, Schneider C, Worley P
Your Gameday Beer – Lionshead Lager
This is essentially your local alternative to Bud Light. Its defining quality as a beer is its price (cheap), and it’s brewed in Wilkes-Barre. – By Michael