Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Showdown- Phillies versus Marlins

Miami Marlins (3-10) @ Philadelphia Phillies (4-9)
Pitching Matchups:
Tuesday, 7:05 - Dan Haren vs. Jerome Williams
Wednesday, 7:05 - Jarred Cosart vs. Cole Hamels
Thursday, 1:05 - David Phelps vs. Sean O'Sullivan

Comparing Offenses:
C - Jarrod Saltalamacchia vs. Carlos Ruiz
1B - Michael Morse vs. Ryan Howard
2B - Dee Gordon vs. Chase Utley
SS - Adeiny Hechavarria vs. Freddy Galvis
3B - Martin Prado vs. Cody Asche
LF - Christian Yelich vs. Ben Revere
CF - Marcell Ozuna vs. Odubel Herrera
RF - Giancarlo Stanton vs. Jeff Francoeur
Bench - JT Realmuto, Jeff Baker, Donovan Solano, Reid Brignac & Ichiro Suzuki vs. Cameron Rupp, Darin Ruf, Andres Blanco, Cesar Hernandez & Grady Sizemore
Total: Marlins 8 - Phillies 1

Comparing Pitching Staffs:
SP1 - Haren vs. Williams
SP2 - Cosart vs. Hamels
SP3 - Phelps vs. O'Sullivan
CL - Steve Cishek vs. Jonathan Papelbon
RP - AJ Ramos, Mike Dunn, Bryan Morris, Sam Dyson, Brad Hand & Jose Urena vs. Justin DeFratus, Luis Garcia, Jake Diekman, Dustin McGowan, Jeanmar Gomez & Ken Giles 
Total: Marlins 2 - Phillies 3

What To Imbibe On:
Ayinger's Celebrator Doppelbock - Best doppelbock I've ever tasted.  Slight bitter hoppiness that is counterbalanced by an array of malts that delight the palate. A slight booziness to it, that surprised me given its moderate ABV (6.7%). Liked the smokiness that comes through with the lingering full mouth feel. Loved it! Added bonus, comes with a goat charm on the bottle (goat is the beer symbol for a bock).

Commercial Description- Celebrator has a creamy head of tight bubbles contrasting beautifully with its profound dark robe. It is full-bodied and velvety from half a year’s aging. Although it is strong, it is not overpowering. There is a wonderful and complex balance between the various malts, the alcohol and the subtle hops. A complex fruitiness of roasted malt and whole hop flowers make Celebrator great as a party drink with friends and family at celebrations. Despite its richness, it has a faintly smoky dryness in the finish.

RateBeer.com - 100 (top rated Doppelbock in the world)

5 comments:

Andrew said...

Great beer - I always buy that pack for birthday presents for friends. Its kind of expensive

Bob D said...

So your saying that the Marlins look better than the Phillies?

GM-Carson said...

Marlins are off to poor start. They are the superior team. Every team is superior to them.

GM-Carson said...

Odubel Herrera is going to be going through a learning process all season, but he might just end up being worth it. He makes pretty consistent contact and has some nice speed. If he can back .285+ with doubles, he'll be a nice little find.

GM-Carson said...

Ryan Howard with his first Howard of the season (HR, K, and E in same game). Automatic win!