Monday, 7:05 Stand in White Water (aka- Wade LeBlanc) vs. KK
Tuesday, 7:05 Nate Eovaldi vs. Doc
Wednesday, 4:05 JJ vs. Unluck-Lee
The Guppies Stats:
R - 547 (27th)
AVG - .246 (21st)
OPS - .698 (25th)
ERA - 4.14 (21st)
WHIP - 1.35 (22nd)
What To Watch For:
Darin Ruf's Phillies debut. Hopefully it comes tonight in the form of a start in LF. Who knows, maybe DMX will be there to promote his new CD and recruit members for Darin's fan group- Ruf Ryders. Stop, drop, shut 'em down, open up shop. Oh, no! That's how Ruf Ryders roll. That's gangsta son!
Oskar Blues- Dale's Pale Ale. These guys make it cool to drink beer outta the can. This brew has some accolades as well- named top Pale Ale in America by the New York Times and won the gold medal at the 2010 World Beer Championships. They describe it as- "America’s first hand-canned craft beer is a voluminously hopped mutha that delivers a hoppy nose, assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and hops from start to finish. First canned in 2002, Dale’s Pale Ale is a hearty (6.5% and 65 IBUs), critically acclaimed trailblazer that has changed the way craft beer fiends perceive canned beer." My take- pure awesomeness enclosed in aluminum. I'm an IPA fan and although this is merely a pale ale, it delivers on the full hop experience (aroma and taste). Ratebeer.com scores it a 98, which means it is fan-freakin-tastic! Go get some. BTW- if you really want some and you're at the game, I've been informed that you can quench your thirst by visiting one of the various beer venues located throughout the park, as they carry both Dale's Pale Ale and Mama's Little Yella Pils by Oskar Blues.
What To Root For:
Interesting September baseball. For most of the season the Phillies have seemed destined to finish under .500 and out of the playoffs. Not so fast...if everything falls into place the Phils could be looking at a miracle comeback for a Wild Card. Root for the Brewers to take 2 out of 3 from the Braves, the Padres to take at least 2 out of 3 from the Cardinals, the Pirates and Dodgers to keep playing the crappy brand of baseball they've been, and for the Phils to go on a crazy winning streak. 6 games back with 23 to go, dare to dream.