Phillies (2-4) v. NY Mets (4-2)
Monday - 7:05 - Roy Halladay v. Matt Harvey
Tuesday - 7:05 - Cliff Lee v. Dillon Gee
Wednesday - 1:35 - Oh No, It's KK v. Jeremy Hefner
The first game of this series is a complete mismatch. Matt Harvey brings a 94 MPH heater, a nasty slider, and a 0.00 ERA while Roy Halladay counters with a high-80's meatball, a plethora of off-speed slop, an ERA over 13, and the demeanor of a man who just finished running a double marathon through the Mojave desert the same day his dog died...
Last season, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner had a combined ERA of about 4.60. This season, the two have combined to give up only 2 earned runs in 12 innings. And those 12 innings were against Miami and San Diego, two of the worst offenses in baseball. The Phillies should put up some runs in the last two games of the series.
This team is David Wright and a bunch of other guys. So far, the 'other guys' have been led by John Buck (.400-2-9), Daniel Murphy (.273-2-6) and Marlon Byrd (.278-0-4). The remaining 4 starters (Tejada, Cowgill, Davis, Duda) are all hitting .211 or under.
What I'm Listening Too:
Josh Ritter - The Golden Age of Radio. I listen to a lot of folk/Americana these days and this album from Josh Ritter, even though it was released 12 years ago, is one of my favorites.
What We're Drinking:
Corey - Uprising Whiskey. This is a fairly new beverage made by Sons of Liberty Distillery in Rhode Island. Unlike most whiskeys, Uprising is aged for a very short time in oak barrels. It's also unique in that it's made from distilling stout beer. The result is an extremely delicious whiskey. I'm not a whiskey expert so I can't get into the flavors in much detail, but I can say this whiskey has some similar flavors to a fine tequila. So, if you happen to like both fine tequilas and American whiskey, this will be your new favorite.
Last series I said they would split the first two and win the finale. I was wrong. So I'm doing what any good gambler would do... I'm doubling down! The Phils lose the first but take the last two.