Philadelphia Phillies (94-49) @ Houston Astros (49-97)
Monday 8:05 - Roy Oswalt v. Brett Myers
Tuesday 8:05 - Cole Hamels v. JA Happ
Wednesday 2:05 - Roy Halladay v. Bud Norris
Fighting Ed Wades' Batting:
Runs - 555 (26th)
Avg. - .259 (9th)
OBP - .312 (23rd)
SLG - .377 (23rd)
Fighting Ed Wades' Pitching:
ERA - 4.51 (28th)
WHIP - 1.41 (26th)
BAA - 2.67 (26th)
What We're Drinking:
Corey - Glacial Trail IPA by Central Waters Brewing Co. in Amherst, WI. Picked up a case of this bad boy at Westy's Beer Distributor in Mechanicsburg for $25. Gotta love the clearance rack. If you're a beer fan in the greater Harrisburg area and you don't go to Westy's to pick through the clearance aisle, you're an Ed Wade caliber moron. True dat.
Carson - Lakefront Brewing variety pack from Milwaukee. Already had the ESB and Irish Stout and loved them. Now ready to guzzle their IPA, coffee stout, pale ale, amber lager, and wheat beers.
Their Michael Martinez:
The backup catchers. In 145 at-bats, Carlos Corporan has hit .193. In 131 at-bats J.R. Towles has hit .176.
Their Danys Baez:
Fernando Abad was given 29 relief appearances to put up a 7.32 ERA. He's now pitching for Oklahoma City.
What We're Listening Too:
Corey -Nick Drake. I've had a pretty hectic few days and there is no music more calming or relaxing to me than Nick Drake. He died 5 years before I was even born and I didn't even hear my first Nick Drake song until I went to college. But Drake has been a mainstay of my personal playlist for the last dozen years or so. In 1999 he had a little surge in popularity due to a Volkswagon commercial. His personal story, like much of his music, is very depressing. But if you find a little depressing music comforting, like I do, give Drake a long listen.
Carson - Quicksand. This 90's alternative band only put out 2 albums, but both are utterly amazing from start to finish. Listening to them gets me ready to take on the world.
To win the NL East - 6.
To make the playoffs - 2.
This means that the if the Phils go 2-17 to finish the season, they'll make the playoffs. I say Howard, Utley, Pence, Rollins, Victorino, etc. should take an entire week off to rest. Screw this series. These guys should spend their week playing Xbox and getting massages.