Atlanta Braves (53-36) @ Philadelphia Phillies (55-33)
Friday, 7:05 - Roy Halladay v. Brandon Beachy
Saturday, 4:10 - Cliff Lee v. Tommy Hanson
Sunday, 1:35 - Cole Hamels v. Derek Lowe
Phils 4, Braves 5.
Native Americans Batting:
Runs - 358 (17th)
AVG - .240 (26th)
OBP - .309 (24th)
SLG - .390 (16th)
The third baseman for the Braves is Chipper Jones. His real name is Larry.
Native Americans Pitching:
ERA - 3.02 (1st)
WHIP - 1.18 (3rd)
BAA - .229 (1st)
Atlanta pitchers are good. They throw the ball hard. Occasionally they throw it with slightly less velocity. They call that a "change-up."
Their Michael Martinez:
None, because the Braves don't keep garbage on their roster. Outfielder Matt Young was hitting .208 with a .498 OPS. Gone. Shortstop Diory Hernandez was hitting .212. Gone. Utility man Joe Mather was hitting .213. Gone.
Honorable Mention - Dan Uggla is hitting .183. He co-leads the team in homers (14) but his OPS is still only .612. And he's in the first year of a 5 year, $62 million contract.
What We're Drinking:
Corey - Bluecoat Gin and soda water. If you're a gin fan you have to try this Philadelphia made spirit. It's delicious. In the winter I prefer a very dry Bluecaot martini but in the summer a few ice cubs and a splash of club soda (don't ruin that beautiful gin flavor with tonic!) makes a potent, refreshing cocktail.
Carson - Yuengling Premium. I'm heading to the beach on Saturday for a week and the beer of choice while on the sand and in the sun comes in a can and is brewed by America's oldest brewery. By the way, it's a far superior beer to Yuengling's Lager. I'll also be hitting up Dogfish Head's brew pub next week for some delightfully different beers. Cheers!
Two of three for the good guys and a 3.5 game lead into the break.