The series features two teams contending for a Wild Card berth. One team is, according to this story:
1. Lacking consistency on offense.
2. Pressing to win games.
3. Suffering from a crumbling bullpen.
The other team is the Brewers.
Also, Jamie Moyer is pitching tonight for the Phillies. On three days' rest. Brett Myers may pitch Sunday for the Phillies. Also on three days' rest. I think they are not very happy with their 5th starter right now. I wonder if CC wants to pitch on Saturday on 1 days' rest?
Tonight pits Philly's 2nd best pitcher (Moyer) against the Brewers' 2nd best (Sheets). Advantage, Brewers, or so it would seem. Moyer has been crafty this year, and he's very experienced at age 45.
Tomorrow, a pair of young lefties go at it, with Parra and Cole Hamels on the hill. Advantage Phillies. Although Prince once hit a home run off of Hamels this year - maybe he can hit one more home run before the end of the season.
Then on Saturday it's Dave Bush vs. Joe Blanton. That's the same Dave Bush who was once compared to Joe Blanton by Doug Melvin in the offseason. Advantage, ??? (depends on which Bush shows up).
Sunday it's Jeff Suppan vs. TBD. Maybe Myers. Who went from being the #2 starter to being demoted to the minor leagues this year, and appears to have put it back together of late.