Phillies Turn to Jake Thompson Tonight Against Pirates

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies will give the ball to rookie right-hander Jake Thompson tonight as they continue their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park.

Thompson is 1-5 with a 6.05 ERA since being called up from the minors, but he has pitched really good baseball as of late. In his last three starts, Thompson has a 2.33 ERA.

The Pirates will counter on the mound with a rookie left-hander named Steven Brault. In five starts with the Pirates this year, Brault is 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA. He has not pitched more than six innings in any of his Major League starts.

Rookie outfielder Roman Quinn has played well in the first two games of this series for the Phillies, going 4 for 7 with a couple of walks, two doubles, two RBI and a pair of runs scored. He has also stolen a base.

These two teams have split the first two games in this series. The Phillies won on Monday, 6-2. Last night, the Phillies blew a 3-2 ninth inning lead, losing, 5-3.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Stephen Gross of the Allentown Morning Call about the Phils and tonight’s match-up.

 

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattleonkyw.

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