Feeling a case of the Mondays this Thursday? Or maybe you're hungover from watching Kyle Kendrick pitch two innings last night. Well fret not, Level readers, because in just a few hours you can come hang out and drink delicious Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale on special at the Fieldhouse in Center City and throw the bocce ball around with us.
To refresh your memory: we're teaming up with the folks from Major League Bocce for a happy hour tonight (RSVP!) where you'll actually be able to play on their bocce courts inside of the Fieldhouse. It's a good opportunity to come out and meet some of us Level contributors, talk sports with fellow readers, and preview what Major League Bocce's fall league at the Fieldhouse will look like.
And there's just about a week left for you to enter our "Show Us Your Balls and Beers Photo Contest" where you and a friend can win a FREE spot on our The700Level team for the fall league. It's easy, free, and takes about 15 seconds.
We hope to see you tonight.
To SIGN UP to play in the Major League Bocce fall league click here.
To enter our "Show Us Your Balls and Beers Photo Contest" click here.
Details for Major League Bocce / The700Level Happy Hour:
When: Thursday, September 27th
Where: Fieldhouse (Google Maps)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
What: Major League Bocce happy hour with The700Level.com - meet the contributors, play a little bocce (bocce court will be set-up), watch the Phillies v. Nats game
Specials: $4 Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale and 60 Minute IPA drafts. There will also be $5 food specials.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who pitched six seasons with the Phillies and went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.
Bunning's death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death by Bunning's family.
Bunning won 224 games in a 17-year major-league career and pitched the first perfect game in modern National League history. It came with the Phillies on June 21, 1964.
He became the first pitcher after 1900 to throw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues.
He belonged to a rare group of major league pitchers to throw a perfect game in the modern era.
A Kentucky Republican, he was the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve in Congress. He served in both the House and Senate.
Cesar Hernandez returns to the Phillies' punchless lineup Saturday afternoon against the Reds (4 p.m./TCN).
Hernandez, who missed Friday night's 5-2 loss with a groin injury, is back at second base and leading off. Hernandez has led off in all 44 games he's started this season. The fifth-year pro has struggled after getting off to a torrid start. He's hitting just .185 (10 for 54) over his last 14 games.
After bouncing around the lineup, centerfielder Odubel Herrera returns to his customary spot in the two-hole. Herrera's season is a microcosm of the Phils' woeful offense. An All-Star in 2016, Herrera is hitting just .227 this season. Manager Pete Mackanin hopes the Venezuelan will hit his way out of it soon (see story).
Here is the rest of today's lineup:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Odubel Herrera, CF
3. Aaron Altherr, LF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Michael Saunders, RF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Cameron Rupp, C
8. Freddy Galvis, SS
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P