The Phillies look to avoid a sweep today as they take on the Blue Jays after dropping the first two games of the series. They’ve lost 11 of their last 14 and own the sixth-worse record in the National League.
Usually, the Phillies can count on their pitching to at least keep them in games, but lately that has not been the case. Over the last 10 games, Phils pitchers have a 4.95 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and have given up 32 extra base hits.
It doesn’t look like it’ll get any better today, as Kyle Kendrick is set to take the mound for the Phillies, and he’s coming off two outings where he gave up 11 runs in 9.2 innings. He has made two starts against the Blue Jays in his career, and has given up six runs in an eight combined innings. However, seven of those innings was in one start–that was last year at the Rogers Centre, and he gave up six runs. Hopefully today goes different for Kendrick, or the Phillies will be staring in the face of a sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays.
Lineup: Rollins SS, Polanco 3B, Pence RF, Thome DH, Victorino CF, Ruiz C, Luna 1B, Mayberry LF, Martinez 2B, (Kendrick P)
This is a truly nonspectacular beer, but I had to get my dig in on those silly Canucks somehow. Not particularly tasty, but certainly not bad by any stretch of the imagination. Sort of stereotypically Canadian, actually. Á votre santé! – By Michael