Gates will open as scheduled for tonight's 7:05 p.m. game at Citizens Bank Park, but will the Brewers be able to weather the storm known as Cole Hamels and the Phillies?
Preview: Weather forecasts are calling for a line of thundershowers to pass through the region this evening. The Phillies have announced that the start of the game could be delayed, but once the rain has passed, the rest of the evening should be clear for baseball. Once it clears, fans will see Cole Hamels (5-1, 3.46 ERA) go for his fourth-straight victory. The left-hander, who made his major league debut a little over a year ago, is the subject of a news and notes article in today’s Inquirer. The Brew Crew counters with Jeff Suppan (5-3, 3.00 ERA), whose proven to be a nice anchor to Milwaukee’s pitching staff. The right-hander hasn't fared too well against the Phils however; in eight starts, he’s 3-4 with a 7.04 ERA. The Phillies will be going for their sixth win in seven tries and are one game off the .500 mark at 19-20. In other news, Ryan Madson, who's out with a left oblique strain, is scheduled to pitch a game Friday in Reading.