Thursday, August 19, 2010

Phils go for sweep of Giants, and 100 straight sellouts tonight

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of their MLB National League baseball game in San Francisco, California August 10, 2010.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
   
 
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of their MLB National League baseball game in San Francisco, California August 10, 2010.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)


The Phillies miss Tim Lincecum this trip by the Giants






The Phillies have handled the Giants fairly well at home in this series. The first two games were won by a decent amount of runs scored by the Phils. The Giants remain dangerous though, their record is 67-54, which is close to  the Phillies record (68-51).

The Giants team has not gotten a win in 14 straight games by a starter. Jonathan Sanchez gets another chance tonight for the Giants, he is 8-8 with a 3.60 ERA. He is matched up with Cole Hamels who brings in his 7-9 with his 3.33 ERA.

Chase Utley broke the ice for his first hit since his return to the lineup from the DL. Pat Burrell went deep again in his former home for the Giants.

The Phillies have had a great record at home recently. The Phils are 17-2 since July 8th at home. The team will go for 100 straight sellouts tonight in a record that will be hard to be matched.

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