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.
With two outs in the ninth, the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San
Fransisco Giants in dramatic style for the second time in 3 days. With
two out in the ninth, Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell walked and Geoff
Jenkins hit a ball that got past second base. Ryan Howard chugged
around home and scored on an error for the win.
Cole Hamels pitched ok today although the long ball haunted him as he
gave up 4 runs. Hamels did end up striking out 5 and walked none but he
gave up 7 hits in only 6 innings of work.
Phillies offense took advantage by scoring 5 unearned runs. The bats
are still not where they should as Charlie Manual said in his post game
press conference but it is only a matter of time before this team
scores runs by the bunch.
Phillies will remain in first place. The Florida Marlins kept pace
beating the Padres and the Phillies will now cheer on Dan Haren as he
tries to beat Johan Santana and the New York Mets.
The Phillies continue to play inspired baseball battling back and
playing hard. The key for the Phillies is to go into Arizona and win 2
out of 3. This will be a tall order against one of baseballs best games
teams but this Phillies team has stepped up all year. The other good
news is that Jimmy Rollins should return to the team for the third game
on Thursday. I would really love to see the team in first place when