What Caught Our Eye in Baseball

Jun 28, 2011 3:00 AM

A PEAK TO OCTOBER?

The matchup many figure to see in this year’s World Series gets an early preview in Philadelphia when the Phillies take on the Red Sox. It’s a three-game set starting Tuesday in Philadelphia. The opener is really juicy with Josh Beckett (pictured) scheduled to pitch for Boston. Both the Red Sox and Phillies were lowest on the Hilton board at 3-1 to win the World Series. Boston travels on to Houston this weekend.

RETURN OF THE ‘RIGHT’ DH.

Remember the good old days when DH meant double header and not designated hitter? Well, here’s a bone for us old school guys – a day/night twinbill. Holy Ernie Banks, we’re playing two at Wrigley Field. The defending world champion San Francisco Giants visit Chicago to take on the Cubs in the only non-interleague matchup Tuesday. It wasn’t by design, though, as the two teams are making up a rainout from May 15. The first Giants-Cubs series this season at Wrigley was split 1-1. – Mark Mayer.