Phillies Looking To Snap Six Game Skid Tonight
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PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) – The Phillies will look to snap a six-game losing streak and avoid a sweep in Miami as they wrap up this series against the Marlins.
Philadelphia is now 36-48 after getting shut-out for the 11th time this season last night, 5-0. The Phillies managed just five hits, all singles, in defeat.
Kyle Kendrick will get the start tonight for the Phillies. The veteran right-hander is 3-8 this season with a 4.22 ERA. He has pitched well against the Marlins in his career, going 12-3 with a 3.75 ERA in 23 appearances. However, in two starts against Miami here in 2014, Kendrick is 0-1 with a 6.17 ERA.
The Marlins will counter with left-hander Brad Hand. He will be making his first MLB appearance since May 23rd as he has been recovering from an ankle injury.
The Phillies line-up tonight vs. Hand:
1. Ben Revere CF
2. Jimmy Rollins SS
3. Chase Utley 2B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Marlon Byrd RF
6. Cesar Hernandez 3B
7. Aaron Altherr LF
8. Cameron Rupp C
9. Kyle Kendrick P
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with John Finger of CSNPhilly.com about the Phillies and tonight’s match-up.
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