Friday, June 4, 2010

Series Preview: Padres at Phillies 6/4-6/7


Six days after his last outing, Roy Halladay will take the mound again for the Phillies. Last time out, Halladay was perfect against the Marlins. The slumping Phillies needed that sort of effort from their ace pitcher as they won just 2 games on their recent 9 game road trip and haven't scored more than 3 runs in a game since May 21st.

The Padres will counter with Mat Latos, to start the series opener. Latos has won 4 straight decisions for San Diego.

The Phils will attempt to change their bad offensive luck. The core of the batting order, the 3, 4 & 5 hitters (Utley, Howard & Werth), have been the main culprits, combining for just 5 RBI over the past 11 games.

Read ahead for details on the pitching match ups and loads of other key stats from this series.



Friday, 7:05pm. Mat Latos (5-3, 3.08 ERA) vs. Roy Halladay (7-3, 1.99 ERA). Latos, a right-hander, has a 1.54 ERA over his last 6 starts. In 5 road starts this season, Latos is 3-1 with a 3.41 ERA. Opponents are hitting .207 against Latos through 10 starts this season. Halladay has posted a 2.15 ERA over his last 6 starts. Halladay's home ERA is 1.04 higher at home than it is on the road this year. David Eckstein is 11-for-27 (.407 avg) with a homerun against Halladay.

Saturday, 7:05pm. Jon Garland (6-2, 2.15 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (5-5,4.26 ERA). Garland has not suffered a loss since April 11th. In 4 career starts against the Phillies, Garland is 0-3 with a 8.02 ERA. Carlos Ruiz is 3-for-3 with a homerun against Garland in his career. Moyer has lost 3 straight starts, posting a 3.50 ERA in those games. In 17 career starts against the Padres, Moyer is 7-7 with a 4.57 ERA. In 4 home starts this season, Moyer has a 2-2 record with a 3.86 ERA. Adrian Gonzalez is 5-for-15 (.333 avg) with 3 homeruns against Moyer.

Sunday, 1:35pm. Kevin Correia (5-4, 4.55 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (1-4, 5.68 ERA). In 10 career games against the Phillies, Correia has a 1-3 record with a 7.71 ERA and a .352 batting average against. Shane Victorino is 5-for-10 with a homer and 5 RBI against Correia. In 2 career starts against San Diego, Blanton is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA. In 3 home starts, Blanton is 0-2 with a 4.58 ERA. Matt Stairs is just 2-for-15 (.133 avg) against Blanton.

Monday, 7:05pm.. Wade LeBlanc (2-4, 3.67 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (5-4, 4.20 ERA). LeBlanc, a lefty, has not won in his last 6 starts and has never faced the Phillies. On the road this season, LeBlanc is 1-1 with a 6.59 ERA. Lefties are batting .327 off of LeBlanc this season. Hamels is 3-1 in 7 career starts against the Padres with a 3.35 ERA. In 5 home starts this year, Hamels is 3-1 with a 2.94 ERA. Lefties are batting .143 against Hamels this season.


Matt Stairs is a career .305 hitter in 22 games against the Phillies with a 1.184 OPS.

In 26 career games against the Phillies, Adrian Gonzalez is a .337 hitter with 10 homers and 23 RBI. Gonzalez's home/road batting average splits- .229/.333.

Shane Victorino is a .293 hitter in 23 games against San Diego. Victorino has scored 1 run in his last 15 games played.

In 32 career games against the Padres, Ryan Howard is a .378 hitter with 9 doubles, 9 homers and a 1.214 OPS. Howard is 4-for-29 (.138 avg) in his last 8 games.

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