The Phillies (24-12) take on the Braves (21-18) in a 3-game series this weekend in Atlanta. Here is a detailed report on the pitching match ups for this series.
Friday, 7:35 PM. Cole Hamels (4-2, 2.83 ERA) vs. Brandon Beachy (1-1, 2.98 ERA). In 21 career starts against Atlanta, Hamels has posted a 10-6 record with a 3.72 ERA. In 3 road starts this season, Hamels is 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA and a .158 batting average against. In his last 12 road starts dating back to last July, including the postseason, Hamels has a 6-2 record with a 1.40 ERA. Dan Uggla is 6-for-43 (.140 avg) in his career against Hamels. The right-handed Beachy has a 0-3 record with a 3.94 ERA in 3 career starts against the Phillies. In his last 4 starts, Beachy is 1-0 with a 1.44 ERA. Carlos Ruiz, who is expected to be activated from the disabled list for the start of this series, is 3-for-4 with 2 doubles against Beachy.
Saturday, 1:10 PM. Joe Blanton (1-1, 5.83 ERA) vs. Jair Jurrjens (4-0, 1.50 ERA). In 9 career games against the Braves, Blanton is 1-3 with a 5.67 ERA. In 3 road starts this season, Blanton has a 1-1 record with a 5.00 ERA. Brian McCann is 8-for-20 (.400 avg) with 2 HR and 6 RBI in his career against Blanton. Jurrjens held the Phillies to 1 run over 6 2/3 inning last Sunday to earn a win. In 10 career starts against Philadelphia, Jurrjens is 4-3 with a 2.45 ERA. Wilson Valdez is 5-for-9 (.556 avg) against Jurrjens.
Sunday, 1:35 PM. Roy Halladay (5-2, 2.05 ERA) vs. Tim Hudson (4-3, 3.09 ERA). In 5 career starts against Atlanta, Halladay has a 4-0 record with a 1.26 ERA. In 3 road starts this season, batters are hitting .178 against Halladay. Nate McLouth is 0-for-10 in his career against Halladay. In 5 home starts this season, Hudson is 2-2 with a 3.21 ERA. In his last 4 starts, Hudson is 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA.
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