Philadelphia Phillies (49-51) at St. Louis Cardinals (60-37)
John Lannan (2-3, 3.76) vs. Jake Westbrook (6-4, 2.88)
Bad news for the Phillies as Domonic Brown is out of the lineup with concussion-like symptoms. According to Todd Zolecki, Brown is being tested for a concussion today, and could return Friday if the test goes well. If not, he’ll be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list at the very least.
The Phillies dropped another one, losing to the Cardinals 4-1 last night. With the trade deadline coming up, the Phillies could turn to the direction of selling if they continue to fall well under .500. The Phillies are in desperate need of a hot streak if they want a chance to even think about contending.
Tonight, the Phillies will be facing another Cardinals pitcher who has been successful this season in Jake Westbrook. John Lannan has been solid lately, posting a 2.84 ERA in his last six starts.
Lineup: Rollins SS, Young 3B, Utley 2B, Young RF, Ruf 1B, Nix LF, Mayberry CF, Ruiz C, Lannan P.
Your gameday beer: Headwaters Pale Ale, suggested by Eric E. via Facebook. According to the Victory Beer website, “This firmly crisp and aromatically arousing pale ale integrates a softly supportive malt base which underlies streams of herbal hop complexity. Shifting impressions of lemon aroma and flavor intermingle with leafy, tea-like earthiness as the flowing appeal of American hops unfolds in Headwaters.”