Monday, June 29, 2015

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers (29-48, 5th) @ Philadelphia Phillies (27-50, 5th)
Game Times:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:05
Thursday - 6:35

Hitting & Fielding:
C - Jonathan Lucroy vs. Carlos Ruiz
1B - Adam Lind vs. Ryan Howard
2B - Scooter Gennett vs. Cesar Hernandez
SS - Jean Segura vs. Freddy Galvis
3B - Aramis Ramirez vs. Maikel Franco
LF - Gerardo Parra vs. Cody Asche
CF - Carlos Gomez vs. Ben Revere
RF - Ryan Braun vs. Domonic Brown
Bench - Martin Maldonado, Hector Gomez, Hernan Perez, Jason Rogers & Shane Peterson vs. Cameron Rupp, Darin Ruf, Andres Blanco, Jeff Francoeur & Odubel Herrera
R - Brewers 283 (24th) vs. Phillies 256 (29th)
AVG - Brewers .238 (28th) vs. Phillies .242 (24th)
OPS - Brewers .670 (24th) vs. Phillies .650 (30th)
HR - Brewers 68 (15th tied) vs. Phillies 48 (29th)
SB - Brewers vs. Phillies

Pitching:
SP1 - Jimmy Nelson vs. Sean O'Sullivan
SP2 - Taylor Jungmann vs. Cole Hamels
SP3 - Kyle Lohse vs. Aaron Harang
SP4 - Matt Garza vs. Undecided
CL - Francisco Rodriguez vs. Jonathan Papelbon
RP - Michael Blazek, Jonathan Broxton, Corey Knebel, Neal Cotts, Jeremy Jeffress & Will Smith vs. Ken Giles, Justin DeFratus, Jake Diekman, Luis Garcia, Jeanmar Gomez & Elvis Araujo
ERA - Brewers 4.36 (27th) vs. Phillies 4.53 (29th)
WHIP - Brewers 1.35 (25th) vs. Phillies 1.46 (29th)
K - Brewers 606 (9th) vs. Phillies 564 (17th tied)
Run Differential - Brewers (-80) vs. Phillies (-123)

What To Imbibe On:
Weyerbacher Brewing Company's - Tarte Nouveau.  IPAs used to be all the rage in craft beer circles, now every brewery churns at least one out.  The new in vogue style is wild ales/sours.  Weyerbacher has been producing them for years now, and doing it very well might I add.  The term "sour" might be off-putting to some, but I assure you, it's well worth the adventure.  Tarte Nouveau is the perfect sour to start with, as it's not overly mouth-puckering or fruity.  It's the ideal beer for summer with a refreshing tartness, low ABV (only 3.9%), notes of lemon, apple, and apricots, wheat, vinegar, light earthiness, soft carbonation, and no hop bitterness (see, I'm not just a Hop Head). It gets its sourness from  lactobacillus added in the mash kettle and pours a pale yellow with fluffy white head.  Go get some!

5 comments:

Beer-a-Thon said...

Don't let facts getting in the way of your commentary...Matt Stairs- "Adam Lind is a pretty good defensive first baseman and an average outfielder." Um, no! Dude has a -9.5 dWAR for his career.

GM-Carson said...

Diekman and DeFratus have been huge disappointments.

C.M.R. said...

it's ok, we got macphail to the rescue! he (kinda) fixed the orioles, maybe he can fix this mess.

Bob D said...

He is taking over at the end of the season, but it feels like the season is already over despite them still playing games

Beer-a-Thon said...

Chad Billingsley to start Thursday.