Philadelphia Phillies (97-51) v. St. Louis Cardinals (81-68)
Friday 7:05 - The Vanimal v. Jaime Garcia
Saturday 7:05 - Roy Oswalt v.Jake Westbrook
Sunday 8:00 - Cole Hamels v. Kyle Lohse
Monday 7:05 - Roy Halladay v.Chris Carpenter
Almost Popes Pitching:
ERA - 3.84 (12th)
WHIP - 1.31 (15th)
BAA - .263 (22nd)
Almost Popes Batting:
Runs - 693 (7th)
Avg - .271 (4th)
OPB - .339 (3rd)
SLG - .421 (5th)
Magic Number Watch:
To win NL East: 2
To clinch home field: 3
To clinch playoffs: Done!
What We're Drinking:
Corey -Sugar Free Red Bull. Have to work this weekend and make a few long drives, so I'll need something to keep me from falling asleep at the wheel.
Carson - heading to Appalachian Brewing Company on Saturday for a brewfest. There will be 25 Pennsylvania craft brewers on hand, so I'm sure to drink a plethora of beers.
Their Michael Martinez:
Since Patterson arrived in St. Louis (via Toronto as part of the Colby Rasmus trade) he's hitting a cool .163. But he's really, really fast. Which, I guess, gets him back to the dugout quicker after he makes an out.
Their Danys Baez:
Brian Tallet had an 8.31 ERA before being shown the door. But more interestingly, take a look at his profile picture on espn.com.
Wow, if that doesn't just scream late 70s / early 80s Topps baseball card. No wonder he couldn't get anyone out. He hit his prime 25 years ago. Jamie Moyer never looked this out-dated and he was like 60 when he retired.
What We're Listening Too:
Corey - J Roddy Walston and The Business. I heard about these guys in an article in the Baltimore Sun about a year and a half ago. Probably the last thing I ever learned from an actual newspaper. You can read a short description and watch a video interview of the band HERE. Or just go to youtube and listen to the whole album.
Carson - White Stripes. They put me in a good mood when I'm feeling down, with their stripped down basic guitar and thumping drums. Twangy, funky, folksy, and rock. Good combo.
The way things are going, I'll say a series split and the Phils will score a total of 7 runs.