Thursday, September 8, 2011

Phillies at Brewers: September 8th through September 11th

Miller Park - Milwaukee, WI
Thursday and Friday 8:10, Saturday 7:10, Sunday 2:10

Phillies 91-48, 1st Place in N.L. East, 10 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
Brewers 85-59, 1st Place in N.L. Central, 8 1/2 games ahead of the Cardinals

So Far in 2011:  If the season were to end tomorrow, the Phillies would face the Diamondbacks and the Braves would face the Brewers in the two National League Division Series.  Quite honestly, of the other three teams most likely headed for the postseason, the Brewers scare me the most.  These two teams met up way back in April with the Phillies dropping two of three at home.

The Brew Crew: Manager - Ron Roenicke
Starters - Jonathan Lucroy (c), Prince Fielder (1b), Jerry Hairston (2b), Casey McGehee (3b), Yuniesky Betancourt (ss), Ryan Braun (lf), Nyjer Morgan (cf), Corey Hart (rf)
Rotation - Zach Greinke (rhp), Chris Narveson (lhp), Shaun Marcum (rhp), Randy Wolf (lhp), Yovani Gallardo (rhp)
Bench - George Kottaras (c), Martin Maldonado (c), Craig Counsell (inf), Taylor Green (inf), Josh Wilson (inf), Carlos Gomez (of), Mark Kotsay (of), Logan Schafer (of)
Closer - John Axford (rhp)
Bullpen - Frankie De La Cruz (rhp), Tim Dillard (rhp), Marco Estrada (rhp), LaTroy Hawkins (rhp), Kameron Loe (rhp), Francisco Rodriguez (rhp), Takashi Saito (rhp)
Disabled List - Brandon Kintzler (rhp), Manny Parra (lhp), Mitch Stetter (lhp), Rickie Weeks (2b)

At the Ballpark:  On Friday night, the first 30,000 fans will receive a Tony Plush Rally Towel.  I have no idea who Tony Plush is.

Phillies Probables: Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.63), Roy Halladay (16-5, 2.49), Cliff Lee (16-7, 2.47), Vance Worley (11-1, 2.85)
Brewers Probables: Chris Narveson (10-6, 4.26), Shaun Marcum (12-5, 3.11), Randy Wolf (12-9, 3.47), Yovani Gallardo (15-10, 3.71)

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