A hodgepodge of topics taking you up to game time.
Last week, Beerleaguer was asked by iSportacus to participate in a panel ranking the top 10 Phillies bars. Despite the branding of this space, I’m no bar fly, but I happily stuffed the ballot box on behalf of my favorite neighborhood watering hole, McMenamin’s in Mt. Airy, which has a terrific little beer selection and killer Black Angus burgers. McMenamin’s rated third in the final iSportacus poll. Now, readers can rate their favorites. Vote here.
Minor news: Mike Drago of the Reading Eagle reports that converted starter Mike Stutes has allowed just one hit over five innings and three relief appearances, although he has walked four. Phillippe Aumont, who pitched to a no-decision in yesterday’s match-up with Kyle Drabek, had better velocity and a better curve than his debut, but he was a wild, Drago reports. The Phillies improved to 5-2 with the 7-3 victory. Elsewhere, the IronPigs fell to 2-5 on the season, losing to Rochester in the home opener. Night-and-day difference in the appeal of the Double and Triple-A squads. The Phils made a couple of moves to deal with the ripple effect of the Jimmy Rollins injury. Infielder Melvin Dorta was promoted to Triple-A, and Keoni DeRenne was recalled to Reading from Lakewood.