By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies will look to get back on track tonight as they continue their four-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park.READ MORE: 2 Police Officers Shot During Fourth Of July Festivities On Ben Franklin Parkway: Police
The Phillies have dropped two straight, including a 6-4 loss in the opener of this series last night. In last night’s loss, shortstop Jimmy Rollins suffered a hamstring injury after legging out a 4th inning triple. No official word on how long he will be out as of yet. Freddy Galvis replaces him at shortstop tonight.
David Buchanan will start for the Phillies tonight. The rookie right-hander is 6-7 with a 3.95 ERA. This will be his second start against the Pirates. He lost the first back on July 5th, allowing 3 runs in 6 innings of work, losing the game, 3-2.
The Pirates will counter on the mound with veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez. He is 11-7 this season with a 3.31 ERA. In his career against the Phillies, Volquez is 4-1, with a 1.72 ERA in 5 starts.
Phillies line-up tonight vs. Volquez:
- Ben Revere CF
- Maikel Franco 3B
- Chase Utley 2B
- Ryan Howard 1B
- Marlon Byrd RF
- Domonic Brown LF
- Carlos Ruiz C
- Freddy Galvis SS
- David Buchanan P
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Stephen Gross of the Allentown Morning Call about the Phils and tonight’s match-up.
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