PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies will begin the final leg of their road trip tonight as they open a weekend series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
The Phils are 1-5 so far on this nine-game road trip. They just got swept in Texas, with the Rangers wrapping things up yesterday with an 8-4 win.
RHP Jeremy Hellickson will get the start for the Phillies tonight. He is 4-1 with a 3.71 ERA. He has struggled as of late, going 0-1 in his last three starts with a 7.90 ERA. He got a no-decision in his last start against Washington, allowing three runs in five innings.
The Pirates will counter on the mound with RHP Trevor WIlliams. He is 2-2 with a 6.41 ERA.
Here is the Phillies lineup tonight against Williams:
1. Cesar Hernandez 2B
2. Daniel Nava RF
3. Aaron Altherr LF
4. Tommy Joseph 1B
5. Odubel Herrera CF
6. Maikel Franco 3B
7. Freddy Galvis SS
8. Cameron Rupp C
9. Jeremy Hellickson P
Phillies are 14-24 on the season. They have lost 15 of 18. The Pirates come into tonight 18-23, they have won four of their last five.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to get a scout of the Pirates.