Philadelphia Phillies (12-12) at Atlanta Braves (14-10)
Joe Blanton (2-3, 3.81) vs. Randall Delgado (2-2, 6.30)
After losing a heart-breaker, the Fightin’ Phils have a chance to turn around nearly 12 hours later and win the series in Atlanta. Joe Blanton takes the hill following a solid outing against the Cubs where the Kentucky native gave up 2 runs on 8 hits across 7.1. He is opposed by 22-year old Randall Delgado who gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4.1 innings against the Pirates on Saturday.
With a win, the Phillies could improve to 8-8 on the road, a solid mark for a team that will play its 16th game on the road out of its first 26. Today’s line-up is quite lefty-heavy against the young righty Delgado. Look for big games from Nix and Orr.
Lineup: Rollins SS, Pierre LF, Victorino CF, Pence RF, Wigginton 3B, Nix 1B, Orr 2B, Schneider C, Blanton RHP
Your Gameday Beer – Kentucky Bourbon Barrell Ale
This one is in honor of Big Joe. Kentucky Bourbon Barrell Ale has subtle flavors of vanilla and oak, aged 6 weeks in bourbon barrells. Support the Cornfed Colossus by sipping on Lexington’s best export since 1794 during the game today. -By Ian