The official high temperature in Philly hit 90 for the first time this season, and at Citizens Bank Park, it should be a splendid night for baseball -- and a potentiallly productive one for hitters who can drive the ball in the air to right.
Temperatures could stay above 80 throughout the game, and a generous 10-plus m.p.h. wind will be blowing toward rightfield, out of the southwest. In addition, the air will have a decent helping of water vapor.
The warmer and more-humid the air mass, the more-buoyant the air tends to be. That, plus a wind blowing toward the right-field stands, could be an ideal set of circumstances for the likes of Domonic Brown, and maybe even Ryan Howard.
Fortunately for Phillies' starter Kyle Kendrick, David Ortiz won't be in the Re Sox lineup, since the designated hitter isn't used in the National League parks.