Monday, April 13, 2015

Showdown- Phillies versus Mets

Philadelphia Phillies (3-3) @ New York Mets (3-3)
Pitching Matchups:
Monday, 1:10 - Aaron Harang vs. Jacob deGrom
Tuesday, 7:10 - David Buchanan vs. Matt Harvey
Wednesday, 7:10 - Jerome Williams vs. Jonathan Niese

Comparing Offenses: 
C - Carlos Ruiz vs. Travis d'Arnaud
1B - Ryan Howard vs. Lucas Duda
2B - Chase Utley vs. Daniel Murphy
SS - Freddy Galvis vs. Wilmer Flores
3B - Cody Asche vs. David Wright
LF - Ben Revere vs. Michael Cuddyer
CF - Odubel Herrera vs. Juan Legares 
RF - Grady Sizemore vs. Curtis Granderson
Bench - Cameron Rupp, Jeff Francoeur, Andres Blanco, Darin Ruff & Cesar Hernandez vs. Anthony Recker, John Mayberry Jr., Matt Reynolds, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada & Eric Campbell
Final Count: Mets 7 - Phillies 2

Comparing Pitching Staffs: 
SP1 - Harang vs. deGrom
SP2 - Buchanan vs. Harvey
SP3 - Williams vs. Niese
CL - Jonathan Papelbon vs. Jeurys Familia
RP - Ken Giles, Jake Diekman, Justin deFratus, Dustin McGowan, Luis Garcia & Jeanmar Gomez vs. Carlos Torres, Rafael Montero, Alex Torres, Buddy Carlyle & Jerry Blevins
Final Count: Mets 3 - Phillies 2

What To Imbibe On:
Founders Brewing Co.'s year-round hopped-up lineup (All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, and Pale Ale).

All Day IPA- This is possibly the best session IPA on the market, ranks right up there with Lagunitas DayTime. Super easy drinking, disappears quickly. Light mouthfeel, nice blend of malt and hops, moderate bitterness. Good stuff. The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatic and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.
RateBeer- 96

Centennial IPA- In love with this IPA, wish I had an entire case. Burnt orange in color, thin white head. Big hop aroma and that takes over the mouth and tongue. Great stuff! Selected as a benchmark for the Beer Judge Certification Program used in all American based beer judgings. Centennial IPA has quickly become the IPA of choice. Pour yourself a pint of this complex flavorful ale and bask in the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the immense citrus accents, achieved by the abundance of dry hopping. This ale’s sweet, malty undertones balance the hop character with a finish that never turns too bitter.
RateBeer- 99

Pale Ale- The hops are definitely flowery in this beer. Taste has slight sweetness with a crisp hop bite to it, not much though. Yellowish orange in color with thin head and some lacing. A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
RateBeer- 86


GM-Carson said...

Ryan Howard with 4 K's in 4 AB yesterday. Booed off the field.

Jimmy Rollins has 4 errors in the 1st week of the season. 2 double error games.

Travis Snyder, Baltimore O's, commits the 1st Howard of the 2015 season.

ripjgarcia said...

When Freddy Galvis leads the team in OPS after 6 games, you know it's gonna be a rough season.

GM-Carson said...

I fully believe they'll struggle to average 3 runs per game. I know that sounds crazy, because that's horrible, but I think this team's offense is worse that recent Padres and Mariners ones that struggled.