Phillies Go For Series Win Vs. Rockies
By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After Wednesday night’s surprising walk-off win, the Phillies on Thursday night will look to win their four-game series with the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park.
Phillies have won two of the first three games in this series. Michael Young was the hero in Wednesday night’s 4-3 victory with an RBI single which capped a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth.
The Phillies are now 3-3 since Ryne Sandberg took over as the interim manager for the fired Charlie Manuel.
Kyle Kendrick will get the start for the Phillies in the final game of this series. The veteran right-hander is 10-10 on the season, but 1-4 in his last five starts. He did pitch into hard luck last time out, allowing just one earned run in six innings against the Dodgers at CBP on August 17th. Los Angeles won that game 5-0.
In ten career appearances against the Rockies (nine starts), Kendrick is 3-2 vs. the Rockies with a 5.47 ERA.
Colorado will start a rookie right-hander named Chad Bettis. This will be his fifth MLB start, in his first four, all this season, he has gone 0-2 with a 5.30 ERA.
After this series with the Rockies, the Phillies welcome Arizona to South Philadelphia for the weekend.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Corey Seidman of Phillies Nation about the newest Phillie, Roger Bernadina and this final match-up with Colorado.
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