Colorado Rockies (58-68) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (55-69)
Jorge De La Rosa (12-6, 3.22) vs. Tyler Cloyd (2-2, 3.41)
“They won yesterday. And then they won again today. That’s two wins a row. You know what they call that? They call that a winning streak!” -Charlie D., a 9-year old Philadelphia sports enthusiast.
The Phillies will try to build on that “winning streak” tonight. With John Lannan on the disabled list, Tyler Cloyd returns to the major leagues. In his last seven starts in Triple-A, he is 4-1 with a 1.33 ERA.
Meanwhile, Jorge De La Rosa is having the best season of his 10-year career. Usually, De La Rosa averages an ERA around 4.50 and has trouble limiting base-runners. De La Rosa has turned things around thus far in 2013.
Lineup: SS Rollins, C Ruiz, 3B Utley, LF Brown, 1B Young, RF Ruf, 3B Asche, CF Mayberry, P Cloyd.
Your gameday beer: I’ll start you with a sipper: La Fin Du Monde, a Belgian tripel. I love tripels, and this may be the very best tripel. Aromatic spices, pear and banana blend into this highly fermented beast. The taste is complex but smooth, and that 9 percent alcohol content creeps up on you. Sip on this with cheese and crackers.-Tim