Sunday, April 25, 2010

Phillies look for series win in Arizona

          The Phillies will face Rodrigo Lopez today in Arizona   

  The Phillies past two weeks have been a tale of two teams. The Phils started off the season 5-1 as of April 11th. The team seemed like it was off to one of the greatest April’s ever. In the modern era of Phillies history, the 1993 team had the best month of any Phillies team ever with 17 wins and 5 losses. The current Phillies record after last night’s win is 11-6 and the team is 8-3 on the road after going 3-3 on their recent home stand. The Phils are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Phillies also posted a 15-12 April in 2008, when they eventually won the World Series later in the year.

          This afternoon, the Phillies look to win the series today with Kyle Kendrick on the mound.  Kyle is hoping to build from the strong outing he had in his last start that should have been a win for him. The Phils will face a tough Rodrigo Lopez for the Diamondbacks today. Lopez really did well for the Phillies last year and I was surprised the Phillies couldn’t come to terms with him for this season.

          Jayson Werth snapped the home run drought the Phillies had for a while last night with his two homers on the night. Jayson needs only 4 more HR to total 100 for his career.

          Looking ahead for the Phillies who go to San Francisco after this afternoon’s game:

         Halladay will pitch on Monday in SF, Moyer on Tuesday, and the marquee matchup of the trip is Hamels vs. Lincecum, on Wednesday afternoon with a rare 12:45 PM local San Francisco start time.

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