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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The Philadelphia Phillies (20-16) are in San Fransisco to oppose the
Giants (14-21). The Phillies are coming from Arizona where they split a
4 game series with the D-Backs.
N.L. MVP Jimmy Rollins returns to the line up tonight after missing
most of the season with a sprained ankle. He has not made a start since
April 8th. Brad Harman was optioned to Double-A to make room on the
5/9 at SFG Cole Hamels (3-3 3.10) vs. Pat Misch (0-0 5.40) 10:15pm CSN
5/10 at SFG Jamie Moyer (2-2 4.15) vs. Tim Lincecum (4-1 1.49) 4:05pm None
5/11 at SFG Adam Eaton (0-1 5.63) vs. Jonathon Sanchez (2-2 4.74) 4:05 pm CW
Other Quick Hits:
- Fox has blacked out the Phillies game on Saturday. It is the
first time the Phillies have had a game not televised since June 10,
- The Phillies are tied for the best record in the N.L. since April
11th. They had the best record in the NL last season from April 21st
through the end of the season.
- The Phillies bullpen is first in the league with wins with 11.
- Brad Lidge has a 1.69 ERA against the Giants in his career.
- Shane Victorino is a career .365 hitter against San Fransisco.
- Chase Utley is hitting .314 with 7 homeruns against the Giants.
- The Phillies are 11-17 at AT&T park and 899-1225 lifetime against the Giants.
The Phillies return home for a 3 game set against the Atlanta Braves.
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The Philadelphia Phillies (7-8) will play the rubber match of a three
game series with the Houston Astros (6-9) today at 1:05pm at Citizens
Bank Park. Brett Myers (1-1 5.00) will toe the rubber for the Phillies
while Brandon Backe (1-1 2.25) takes the hill for Houston.
The Phillies bats were quiet last night and spoiled a solid performance
by Kyle Kendrick losing 2-1. The good news was Kendrick looked good for
the first time in 2008 and the hope is he can build off of this start.
Other quick hits:
- The Phillies are third in the National League with 9 quality starts. Only San Diego (12) and Arizona (11) have more.
- The Phillies bullpen has the second lowest ERA in the NL at 3.17.
Only St Louis is lower (3.07). They have a 2.07 ERA since opening day.
- Brett Myers is 2-2 with a 5.59 ERA in 6 games against Houston.
- Geoff Jenkins has 23 career homeruns against the Astros
4/18 vs. NYM Santana (1-2 3.05 vs. Hamels (2-1 0.82) 7:05pm CSN
4/19 vs. NYM Perez (1-0 3.38) vs. Moyer (1-0 5.52) 3:55pm Fox
4/20 vs. NYM Pelphrey (1-0 3.60) vs. Eaton (0-0 3.95) 8:05pm ESPN
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