PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies play the penultimate game of their eight-game road trip tonight down in Baltimore against the Orioles.
This trip has not been kind to the Phillies. They are 0-6 after the first two stops. A three-game sweep by the Reds in Cincinnati was followed by a three-game sweep by the Pirates in Pittsburgh. That series with the Buccos wrapped up with a 1-0, 11-inning loss yesterday.
The Phillies current six-game losing streak has dropped their overall record to 22-42 and that is the worst mark in all of MLB. The Orioles are 31-31 heading into tonight.
These teams will play four games against each other. Tonight and tomorrow night’s games will be at Camden Yards. On Wednesday and Thursday the teams will meet up at Citizens Bank Park.
Aaron Harang will get the start on the mound tonight for the Phillies. The veteran right-hander is 4-7 with a 3.04 ERA. He has lost four straight starts and he has really been hit around in his last two appearances, both of which came against the Reds, going 0-2 with a 9.26 ERA.
The Orioles will go with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen in this one. He is 2-4 with a 3.21 ERA.
Here is the lineup for the Phillies tonight against Chen:
1. CF Ben Revere
2. 2B Cesar Hernandez
3. 3B Maikel Franco
4. 1B Ryan Howard
5. RF Jeff Francoeur
6. DH Chase Utley
7. LF Cody Asche
8. C Cameron Rupp
9. SS Freddy Galvis
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Corey Seidman of CSNPhilly about the continuing struggles of the Phillies.
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