Thursday, April 25, 2013
Phillies Make Complaing Easy
*Ben Revere might be a defensive whiz, but his offense negates any good he does with the glove. His OPS is .472, which ranks 186th out of 192 qualified batters. The only way it will improve is through singles, because he doesn't walk or get extra base hits.
*The Phillies are 6.5 games back of the Braves in the NL East and 4 games back of the Giants and Reds for a Wild Card. You can't secure a playoff berth in April, but you sure as hell can lose one. But don't worry, I've been told that Chooch and Delmon Young will save this team.
*Mike Adams had only 15 losses in 358 appearances, spanning 8 seasons before this year. He now has 2 losses in 11 appearances for the Phils. Yeah!
*On a positive note, Halladays' last 3 starts- 21 IP, 5 BB, 16 K, 1.71 ERA, 0.62 WHIP. Apparently the success has been due to his frequent use of his sinker, rather than the storied cutter.
*Once again, I want to state that I'm predicting a 75-87 record for the Phils this year and a 4th place finish in the NL East (Mets are actually a better team).
Drink This: Dundee Beer
Dundee's brews are a good gateway beer into the world of craft beers. They don't do any crazy concoctions and keep the flavors simple, yet good. I've had the pleasure of drinking 4 of their offerings from a variety pack recently.
Porter- a dark and distinctive porter. Roasted barley, chocolate, coffee, and caramel malts are used in the mash, producing a truly memorable caramel taste. ABV- 6.5%
English Style Ale- London's calling. This gorgeous English-Style Ale is brewed to perfection, bringing together Columbus and Cascade hops with pale and caramel malts for a malty, slightly sweet finish. ABV- 5.1%
India Pale Ale- Discover a boldy hopped India Pale Ale. Pale and Caramel malts give this beer a delicious flavor profile while a perfect mixture of four hops create a distinctive, spicy aroma and long hoppy finish. This beer finishes as smoothly as it begins. ABV- 6.3%
Pale Ale- a wonderfully balanced true pale ale. Cascade hops create a citrusy aroma with a smooth crisp finish. A subdued malt character nicely complements the hop complexity and produces an orangey amber hue. ABV- 5.3%