Friday, April 10, 2015

Showdown- Phillies vs. Nationals

Washington Nationals (1-2) @ Philadelphia Phillies (1-2)
Pitching Matchups:
Friday, 7:05 - Gio Gonzalez vs. Jerome Williams
Saturday, 7:05 - Doug Fister vs. Cole Hamels
Sunday, 1:35 - Max Scherzer vs. Sean O'Sullivan

Comparing Offenses:
*Highlighted player/group has the advantage
C - Wilson Ramos vs. Carlos Ruiz
1B - Ryan Zimmerman vs. Ryan Howard
2B - Dan Uggla vs. Chase Utley
SS - Ian Desmond vs. Freddy Galvis
3B - Yunel Escobar vs. Cody Asche
LF - Tyler Moore vs. Ben Revere
CF - Michael Taylor vs. Odubel Herrera
RF - Bryce Harper vs. Grady Sizemore
Bench - Jose Lobaton, Danny Espinosa, Clint Robinson, Matt den Dekker & Reed Johnson vs. Cameron Rupp, Darin Ruf, Adres Blanco, Cesar Hernandez & Jeff Francoeur

Comparing Pitching Staffs:
*Highlighted player/group has the advantage
SP1 - Gonzalez vs. Williams
SP2 - Fister vs. Hamels
SP3 - Scherzer vs. O'Sullivan
CL - Drew Storen vs. Jonathan Papelbon
RP - Tanner Roark, Matt Thorton, Xavier Cedeno, Aaron Barrett, Craig Stammen & Blake Treinen vs. Ken Giles, Justin DeFratus, Jeanmar Gomez, Jake Diekman, Dustin McGowan, Cesar Jimenez & *Luis Garcia
*Garcia likely to be optioned to AAA when O'Sullivan is called up to start on Sunday.

What To Imbibe On:
Coronado  Brewing Co.'s lineup of India Pale Ales- Islander, Idiot, and Sock Knocker. 

Islander IPA- Named after Coronado Island, our original India Pale Ale is a liquid expression of hometown pride. Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus hops combine to provide an explosive burst of piney bitterness and lucioius notes of apricot, grapefruit, and mango that are sure to envoke imagery of swinging palms and sun-kissed shores. Orange/Copper color with fluffy white head. Tremendous hop aroma. A bit of sweetness comes through, along with all the hops. Very good IPA. - 95

Idiot IPA- Brewed with 8 different hops and dry hopped with whole cone Cascades. It's more powerful than their Islander IPA and even the most intelligent have become "idiot" after a few pints of this super hopped up beer! Cloudy orange pour with a fluffy white head. Big juicy grapefruit and citrus hop aroma. Very inviting. Lots of citrus at the start of the flavor with a mild and very dry pine resin in the middle. Bitter and citrusy finish. Very enjoyable. - 98

Sock Knocker Imperial IPA- Yum! Burnt orange pour with thin head and lacing and great clarity. Slightly sticky moutfeel upfront with prickly carbonated finish. Apricot, orange marmalade, pine, resin, dank bouquet for the nose. Dry at the end, big bitterness, sweet malts fall victim to booming hops quickly (fine by me!). Good stuff.  This a special seasonal release, so go grab some quickly. - 97


C.M.R. said...

game 1 attendance: 19,047

is this the least attended game ever at CBP?

Bob D said...

Luis Garcia maybe the best reliever this year so far. He has been impressive. Jimenez should be the first to be sent down (I know garcia has options)

Anthony said...

I never thought I'd see the day when you would highlight Ben Revere's name. I guess I can't blame you.

GM-Carson said...

Anthony- we're catching the Nationals at a good time. Werth, Span, and Rendon all banged up.

Bob D said...

If they win this game then they reach status of Theyre not so shitty

GM-Carson said...

Honestly didn't think I'd see a winning record all season, outside of the chance of win on Opening Day.