It doesn't take much to amuse me, but I can't be the only one who gets a kick out of the fact that, by the end of tonight, Brandon Beachy will have faced the Phillies in more than a fifth of his 33 career starts. Maybe I am. Regardless, Beachy made his major league debut against the Phillies a couple of Septembers ago and tonight will face them for the seventh time in his young career. He has pitched fairly well in his last couple of outings against them:
Sept. 7, 2011: 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR
July 8, 2011: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR
Both of those games were 3-2 Phillies wins, and both came at Citizens Bank Park.