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2013 Gameday

Gameday: Phillies (16-19) at D-Backs (19-15)

kj8afwldb88t701vcvajwjgbpPhiladelphia Phillies (16-19) at Arizona Diamondbacks (19-15)

Cole Hamels (1-4, 4.34 ERA) v. Patrick Corbin (4-0, 1.80)

TIME: 9:40, Chase Field
Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 80, cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies will begin a four game series tonight in Arizona as they take on the Diamonbacks. We will see the debut of Tyler Cloyd, along with Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, and Kyle Kendrick pitching for the Phillies. Tonight, Hamels takes the mound, and he’s struggled this year. His ERA is above four, he’s sporting his lowest career K/BB ratio (2.35), and highest career HR/9 (1.38). However, his last five starts have been very solid. Over those five outings, he has an ERA of 2.31, and opposing batters are hitting just .171 against him. In his last start, he gave up just two runs over eight innings against the Marlins.

For the D-Backs, Patrick Corbin gets the call, and his stats this year look like they should be next to Hamels’ name rather than his. He’s 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA, and leaves more men on base than all but one other qualified NL starters. However, he was very pedestrian last year as a rookie, so I’d expect his numbers to regress. Still, he is coming off a start against the Padres where he threw seven innings while giving up just one run.

The Phillies have won six of their last eight against the D-Backs and Hamels has a 4-1 record with 3.38 ERA in Arizona.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Utley 2B, M. Young 3B, Howard 1B, Delmon RF, Brown LF, Ruiz C, Revere CF, Hamels P

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  1. c schreiber

    May 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Howard back in lineup versus leftie starter. He sure looked good on the breaking ball for a K didn’t he. When is Cholly going to sit him automatically versus leftie starters. It has worked well when he’s done it.

  2. Glutenous

    May 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Awesome heads-up play by Mike Young. Sometimes its the little things. D-Backs were in a great position to score.

  3. c schreiber

    May 9, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    What a surprise, another K for Howard vs a leftie starter, oh they walked M Young to get to him with tying run on second. Come the F__ on, stop this madness. Keep him on bench vs lefties!!!!!!

  4. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 9, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    When they intentionally walk your 3 hitter to get to your clean up hitter and you know he has no shot its very disappointing.

  5. glutenous

    May 10, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Once again, no run support for Cole. If I was him I would probably want out at the deadline. It is [expletive that rhymes with ducking] sickening already.

  6. glutenous

    May 10, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Will the Phillies even get to .500 at any point this season? This win a couple, lose a couple pace won’t cut it. 0 for 14 from 1 through 4 in the lineup won’t cut it either. Just when the Phillies take a series from the world champs and have you feeling okay, they cancel it out immediately. I guess there is still the rest of the series. Need Cliff and KK to be pristine.

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