Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, September 12, 2009 03:15 PM Comments: 227
Mike Pelfrey (10-10, 4.83 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (12-9, 4.98 ERA)
Time: 4:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Cloudy, 68
With tomorrow’s double header and J.A Happ’s oblique injury, Jamie Moyer will make his 23rd start of the year. On Monday, the crafty veteran filled in for Happ nicely, despite the short notice. Since his bullpen demotion, Moyer is 2-0 with a 1.41 ERA. However, Moyer is 1-1 with a 7.08 ERA in 20 innings against the Mets this season. Mets hitters have batted .342 against the lefty.
Moyer will be opposed by Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey is 3-0 with a 3.70 ERA in four starts against the Phillies this season. Ryan Howard is batting .400 with a home run in his career against Pelfrey. Chase Utley has a .300 average and three homers off Pelfrey.
The Mets’ elimination number is four. The Phillies can officially eliminate the Mets from the division this weekend.
Your Gameday Beer- Drake’s Barrel Aged Olde Ale
Like a fine wine and Jamie Moyer, certain beers get better with age. This offering from Drakes is no exception, though it needs only 3 or 4 years in a brandy barrel to reach full maturation. In this amber-colored beer hops take a backseat to the woody apple, cherry taste. It is bottled in 6 oz. ponies but that’s really all you need when the beer weighs in at 10.24% ABV. Have it along side a light snack of apple slices and gouda. – By Brian