Phillies Open Weekend Series In Cincinnati Behind Hamels

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After getting swept in Washington, the Phillies tonight open a three game series in Cincinnati against the Reds.

The Phillies losing streak has now hit six games and they are ten games under .500 at 24-34.

Cole Hamels will make the start for the Phillies. The left-hander is 8-0 with a 1.67 ERA against the Reds in 11 regular season starts.  Overall this season, Hamels is 1-3 with a 4.01 ERA. In his last five starts, Hamels has a 2.57 ERA, but he has gone just 1-1 with three no-decisions during that stretch,

The Reds will counter with right-hander Johnny Cueto. He is 5-4 with a 1.68 ERA. In 91 innings of work this season, he has allowed just 48 hits, so his WHIP is an absurd 0.758.

Phillies line-up vs. Cueto:


1. Jimmy Rollins                SS

2. Carlos Ruiz                    C

3. Chase Utley                  2B

4. Ryan Howard                1B

5. Marlon Byrd                  RF

6. Domonic Brown            LF

7. John Mayberry             CF

8. Reid Brignac                3B

9. Cole Hamels                 P

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Corey Seidman of Phillies Nation about the match-up.

Corey Seidman

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