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Series Preview: Phillies at Yankees, 6/15-6/17


It's the rematch! Both the Phillies (32-29) and the Yankees (40-23) will have their aces going in the series opener when Roy Halladay and C.C. Sabathia meet up in the collission of last year's World Series opponents. The Yankees won the best-of-seven series in six games.

The Yankees enter the series tied for first place in the American League East with the team the Phillies faced in the World Series two seasons ago, the Tampa Bay Rays. The Phillies, however, are struggling to climb back atop the National League East, as they are in third place, 3 1/2 games behind the first place Braves and 1 1/2 games behind the second place Metropolitans.

Read ahead for details on the pitching match ups for this series as well as loads more information.


Tuesday, 7:05pm. Roy Halladay (8-4, 1.96 ERA) vs CC Sabathia (6-3, 4.01 ERA). In 37 games against the Yankees, Halladay has an 18-6 record with a 2.84 ERA. In 6 road starts this season, Halladay is 4-1 with a 1.52 ERA. Curtis Granderson is 5-for-12 (.417 avg) with two doubles and a homer against Halladay. Sabathia is 0-2 in 3 career post-season starts against the Phillies. Over his last 4 starts, Sabathia has a 5.40 ERA. In 5 home starts this year, Sabathia is 3-0 with a 2.91 ERA and a .189 batting average against.

Wednesday, 7:05pm. Kyle Kendrick (3-2, 4.80 ERA) vs AJ Burnett (6-4, 3.86 ERA). Kendrick has not faced the Yankees before. In 7 road games this season, Kendrick is 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA. Mark Teixeira is 1-for-12 (.083 avg) with a homer against Kendrick in his career. In 17 career games against the Phillies, Burnett has posted a 5-8 record with a 4.75 ERA. In 5 home starts this season, Burnett is 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA. Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth and Ryan Howard are a combined 4-for-25 (.160 avg) against Burnett.

Thursday, 7:05pm. Jamie Moyer (6-6, 5.03 ERA) vs Andy Pettitte (8-1, 2.46 ERA). Moyer is 10-9 with a 4.78 ERA in 36 career regular season games against the Yankees. Moyer has lost 4 of his last 5 starts. Alex Rodriguez is 21-for-54 (.389 avg) with 3 doubles and 6 homers against Moyer in his career. Pettitte has a 2.10 ERA over his last 4 starts. In 8 home starts this season, Pettitte has a 6-1 record with a 2.84 ERA. Left-handed hitting opponents are batting .171 against Pettitte this season. Pettitte's ERA in 5 night starts is 4.18, compared to his 1.31 ERA in 7 daytime starts. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley are a combined 2-for-16 (.125 avg) vs. Pettitte.


In 24 road games this year, Placido Polanco is batting .354. In his career against the Yankees, Polanco is a .284 hitter with 4 homers in 22 games. Polanco has reached base safely via a hit or walk in 14 of his last 15 games played and 25 of his last 27 games played.

Chase Utley is batting .224 with just 2 homers in 32 road games this season. In 11 games this month, Utley is just 6-for-38 (.158 avg).

In 10 career regular season games against the Yankees, Ben Francisco is a .351 hitter with 5 doubles. In 7 June games, Francisco is 6-for-16 (.375 avg) with 3 RBI.

Chan Ho Park has a 5.71 ERA and a 1-1 record in 12 relief appearances for the Yankees this season.

Derek Jeter is batting .364 in 28 home games this year. Jeter is 7-for-29 (.241 avg) in his last 7 games.

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Jay Floyd said…
Moyer & Kendrick have reportedly been switched in the rotation, as of this afternoon.

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