The Philadelphia Phillies offense could not get anything going
tonight as Jon Lester, Okajima,and Jonathon Papelbon shut them out as
the Boston Red Sox evened up the series with a 3-0 win. Jamie Moyer
labored through 5 innings giving up 2 runs and absorbing the loss.
concern here for the Phillies is that if the Marlins win tonight, they
will move to only 2 games out of first place. The Phillies drop to 5-5
in their last 10 games and need to pick it up again. Their schedule is
tough right now, but championship teams find a way to win even against
the best in the league. Let’s hope they can do just that!
The Philadelphia Phillies (41-29) return home to face the World
Champion Boston Red Sox (44-28) in what could be a preview of the 2008
Fall Classic. The Phillies are returning home from a road trip where
they went 5-4. This homestand will be a big test for this Phillies team
as they face two of the American Leagues best teams in the Sox and
Pitching Match Ups:
6/16 vs. Bos Cole Hamels (6-4 3.27) vs. Bartolo Colon (4-1 3.41) 7:05pm ESPN
6/17 vs. Bos Jamie Moyer (7-3 4.12) vs. Jon Lester (5-3 3.43) 7:05pm CSN
6/18 vs. Bos Kyle Kendrick (6-2 4.54) vs. Justin Masterson (3-1 2.90) 1:05pm CSN
Other Quick Hits:
- Chase Utley, Pat Burrell, and Ryan Howard have combined for as
many or more homeruns than 3 National League teams and 5 American
- Brad Lidge is 18 for 18 in saves and has broken the record for consecutive saves that was set by Al Holland in1984.
- Jimmy Rollins has a career .313 average and Chase Utley has a
career .304 average against the Red Sox. They have 3 homeruns apiece.
- The Phillies are 87-100 in inter league play.
- They are 13-18 against the Red Sox.
6/20 vs. Ana Adam Eaton (2-4 4.57) vs. Ervin Santana (8-3 3.40) 7:05pm CSN
6/21 vs. Ana Brett Myers (3-8 5.58) vs. Joe Saunders (10-3 3.06) 7:05pm CW
6/22 vs. Ana Cole Hamels vs. Jered Weaver 1:35pm CW
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