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Series Preview: Giants at Phillies, 9/1-9/3


Folks, it is September. The stretch run to the post season is finally here. The wild card leading (tied with Colorado) San Francisco Giants (72-59) visit Philadelphia for a three games series, taking on the first place Phillies (75-53). The Giants are 28-38 on the road, while the Phillies are 34-30 at home. Read on for a review of the pitching match ups and other key notes.


Tuesday, 7:05pm. Jonathan Sanchez (6-10, 4.27 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (7-8, 4.52 ERA). Sanchez is 3-2 with a 3.59 ERA in 8 starts since he threw a no-hitter against San Diego. In 6 career games against the Phillies, Sanchez is 2-1 with a 4.60 ERA. Hamels, in 5 career starts against the Giants, has a 3-1 record with a 5.03 ERA. Last season in 5 September starts, Colbert was 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA in 5 starts.

Wednesday, 7:05pm. Possibly Brad Penny? vs. "Jay" Happ (10-3, 2.63 ERA). Penny was signed to a minor league deal by the Giants and should be sliding into their rotation this week, as Tim Lincecum was pushed back to get an extra day of rest. Happ is 3-2 with a 1.85 ERA over his last 6 starts. Happ is 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA in 14 games at home this season.

Thursday, 7:05pm. Tim Lincecum (13-4, 2.33 ERA) vs. Pedro Martinez (2-0, 4.50 ERA). Lincecum has faced the Phillies 5 times in his career and has a 2-0 record and 3.55 ERA against them. Ryan Howard is 3-for-13 (.231 avg) with 2 homers and 3 RBI in his career against Lincecum. In his career against SF, Martinez is 10-2 with a 3.65 ERA in 20 games. Freddy Sanchez is 4-for-7 (.571 avg) with 1 homer and 1 RBI against Pedro.


Aaron Rowand in 146 career games at Citizens Bank Park, his former home stadium, has 24 homers and 75 RBI with a .297 avg. In 142 career games at AT&T Park, his current home stadium, Rowand has 10 homers and 63 RBI with a .260 avg.

In 21 career games at Citizens Bank Park, Edgar Renteria is a .318 hitter with 5 homers and 12 RBI with an .859 OPS.

Ryan Howard was named NL player of the week for the week ending 8/30. Howard batted .393 (11-for-28) with 5 homeruns and 12 RBI. Howard is a career .194 hitter in 26 games against the Giants.

Matt Stairs is hitless in his last 24 games played and is in the midst of a 1-for-34 (.029 avg) slump.

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Late night deadline deal- DODGERS acquire JIM THOME. Yes, the Phillies are still paying part of his salary. No, there is nothing cool about this trade at all.

Todd Zolecki reviews the John Ennis and Brad Harman transactions on Monday here. Check it out.

Carlos Carrasco is set to make his ML debut on Tuesday night. Details here.

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Comments

Jay Floyd said…
I am still having significant troubles with malware on my PC.

I apologize for the effects on the site, but hopefully, things will be better soon.
Amanda said…
Jay, I'm gaving the same problem on my PC too. I keep getting Ads to pop up. I don't think its any of the sites, just a virus going around.

Anyway, good series coming up. Good matchups too.

And you said it with the Thome deal. Nothing good about it!

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