Philadelphia Phillies (72-39) at San Francisco Giants (62-50)
Vance Worley (7-1, 2.33 ERA) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (4-5, 3.81 ERA)
They just keep on winnin’. The Phillies go for 8 straight with the unstoppable force on the mound, Vance Worley. He hasn’t lost since the dawn of time, or so it would seem. It’s actually May 29 against the Mets. Over two months since getting an L next to his name is quite impressive. I know people are waiting for it all to unravel, but when are we all going to come to the realization that Worley is a very good pitcher.
Tonight will be a telling start for him. The Giants stink on offense but they just saw Worley last week, so it could change the second time around. If that deceiving arm angle continues to baffle hitters, then it’ll stay the same.
The lineup is different tonight as Ryan Howard rests. Red-hot John Mayberry Jr. will fill in at first base and Chase Utley will be the cleanup hitter this evening.
I’d like to see the Phillies really stomp the Giants in this series to prove a point and continue with the winning ways. They’ll go up against Jonathan Sanchez who is coming off the DL and is a mess when it comes to location.
Patience, patience, patience tonight, fellas.
Lineup: Rollins SS, Polanco 3B, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Pence RF, Ibanez LF, Mayberry 1B, Schneider C, Worley P
Your Gameday Beer: Anchor Steam Humming Ale
Anchor Steam is based in the Bay Area, the site of tonight’s game with the Giants. This bold hoppy ale, which we have created to celebrate the anniversary of their first brew at 1705 Mariposa Street. It’s a two-row barley beer that is a potent 6% ABV. Pretty much every Anchor Steam beer I’ve ever tried has been pretty tasty. And while I haven’t had this one, I look forward to trying it. I’m heading Burgers and Mac and Cheese tonight. Do the same and enjoy a late-night game. -By Pat