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Hernandez Gets The Ball For Phils vs. Giants

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies and Giants will continue their four-game series tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies lost the opener last night 7-4 as Cliff Lee took the loss in his return from the disabled list, allowing 6 runs on 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings of work.

That defeat left the Phillies 43-56 for the season and they are now 12 games out of first in National League East.

Roberto Hernandez will start tonight’s game for the Phillies. The veteran right-hander is 4-8 this season with a 4.22 ERA. His last start was his best one in a Phillies uniform as he allowed just a run on three hits in eight innings of work in a 4-1 win over Milwaukee on July 9th.

In two career starts against San Francisco, Hernandez is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA.

The Giants will counter on the mound with right-hander Yusmeiro Petit. He is 3-3 this season with a 3.86 ERA.

Phillies line-up tonight vs. Petit:

1. Ben Revere                      CF

2. Jimmy Rollins                   SS

3. Chase Utley                      2B

4. Ryan Howard                   1B

5. Marlon Byrd                      RF

6. Grady Sizemore                LF

7. Cody Asche                      3B

8. Cameron Rupp                   C

9. Roberto Hernandez            P

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Bill Evans of the South Jersey Times about tonight’s match-up and the constant trade rumors surrounding the team.

Bill Evans

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