Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dodgers and Phillies Series Preview

It's a rematch of last year's National League Championship Series! The Phillies won the series and all the games in Philadelphia. This season, the Dodgers are 8-8 on the road and the Phillies are 7-10 at home. Pitching match ups for the 3 game series are listed below with other notes.

Tuesday, 7:05pm. Clayton Kershaw (1-2, 4.91 ERA) vs. Chan Ho Park (0-1, 6.67 ERA). Kershaw in 2 starts against the Phils is 0-1, with am 8.10 ERA in 10 innings pitched. Kershaw on the road this season has 10.29 ERA in 3 starts. Park has 5 career appearances against the Dodgers. In those games he is 2-1 with a 4.74 ERA. Also, for his career, May is Park's best month in batting average against at .236 and WHIP at 1.33. Juan Pierre is a .480 career hitter against Park (12-for-25). Also, the game is a sell out- Dollar Dog Night.

Wednesday, 7:05pm. Randy Wolf (1-1, 2.95 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (3-2, 7.26 ERA). In 26 career starts at Citizens Bank Park, Wolfy is 8-7 with a 4.41 ERA. This will be Wolf's 2nd career appearance against the Phillies. In Wolf's last start, he gave up 1 earned run in 6 innings against the Nationals. In Moyer's last start he allowed 7 earned runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Metropolitans. In 10 career starts against the Dodgers, Moyer is 3-4 with a 4.80 ERA.

Thursday, 1:05pm. Chad Billingsley (5-1, 2.45 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (1-2, 6.17 ERA). Billingsley has a 1-1 record and 4.00 ERA in 3 career regular season starts against our Phillies. In three road starts this year, Billingsley has a 2-0 record and 1.74 ERA. Cole is 1-0 in 2 regular season starts against the Dodgers with a 2.57 ERA. Russell Martin is the only active Dodger to homer off of Hamels. Martin is 1-for-6 off of him in regular season play.

Chase Utley is a .339 hitter and has a 1.028 OPS against the Dodgers in his career. In 29 games, Utley is 38-for-112 with 7 homers against LA.

Raul Ibanez is batting .371 at home this season with a 1.251 OPS. In 17 home games, Raul is 23-for-62 and has 7 homers and 17 RBI.

Some Phils hitters who struggle against LA: Pedro Feliz- career .218 hitter in 99 career games...Ryan Howard- .214 career hitter against LA in 27 games...Jimmy Rollins- career .239 hitter in 53 games.

Scott Eyre has a career 1.11 ERA in 42 games against the Dodgers. Eyre has a 3-0 record and has struck out 29 in 32 1/3 innings pitched in those games.
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