Philadelphia Phillies (81-44) vs. New York Mets (60-66)
Phillies 8-4 Mets
Monday, 7:05 - Cliff Lee v. Dillon Gee
Tuesday, 7:05 - The Vanimal v. Jon Niese
Wednesday, 1:05 - Kyle Kendrick v. Mike Pelfrey
[Side note:Is anyone else sick of seeing NL East teams? I'd like to see the Phils play the other teams more than just 6-7 times a year and not play the Mets or Nationals every other week. Hell, I'd even take more, ugh, interleague games.]
Runs - 565 (10th)
AVG - .265 (7th)
OBP - .335 (4th)
SLG - .396 (17th)
ERA - 4.18 (23rd)
WHIP - 1.35 (23rd)
BAA - .262 (23rd)
What We're Listening Too
Corey - Swedish rockers Twopointeight. They released a self-titled album in in 2006 and I was hooked after hearing the first track, "Red Eye." At the time, you couldn't even buy the album in the States and their online distributor was sold out. I finally found a digital copy on a punk message board. A second album dropped this year, "Twopointeight II." Again, you can't buy it in the States yet, but if you search hard enough, like I did, you can find a digital copy online. The first track is again a catchy one, "Guds Hand."
Carson - MLB talk radio on XM.
Their Michael Martinez:
Jason Bay. If this was a Nationals blog, I would title this section "Their Jayson Werth" because Bay is making bank and lots of outs. Bay is making $16 million this season, and next season, and next season. Then the Mets can give him $3 million dollar so he can leave. His totals over the last two seasons are .250-15-90. That wouldn't be worth $16 million in one year. Over two years, that's worth less than half that. The Mets - always getting value for their dollar...
Their Danys Baez:
The Mets have the second worst bullpen ERA in the National League and they can thank Ryota Igarashi for a large chunk of that. Igarashi has a 5.32 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP over 29 appearances. Luckily for the Mets he's only making $1.75 million and he's a free agent at season's end.
What We're Drinking:
Corey - Lancaster Kölsch by Lancaster Brewing Company. LBC only brews the refreshing Kolsch in the summer and they package it in cans, which makes it great for picnics/tailgates. It's the perfect beer to pound in the Jetro lot on a steamy August day.
Carson - pink lemonade.
Two of three for the good guys.