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Series Preview: Rangers at Phillies, 5/20-5/22

The two teams that Cliff Lee has pitched for in the last two World Series will meet this weekend, as the Texas Rangers (23-21) travel to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies (26-17).

The 3-game set will mark the second straight series in which the National League East Division leading Phillies will host a first place team.

Lee, who was traded from Seattle to Texas last July, will start on Saturday and be faced by his former teammate Colby Lewis in a game set to be televised by the FOX network.

Read on for more details on the pitching match ups and plenty more statistics for this series.


Friday, 7:05PM. CJ Wilson (4-2, 3.37 ERA) vs Roy Halladay (5-3, 2.21 ERA). In 3 road starts this season, Wilson has a 1-1 record with a 2.78 ERA. In his last 5 starts, Wilson is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA. Raul Ibanez is 2-for-19 (.105 avg) in his career against Wilson. Halladay is 3-1 with a 2.52 ERA in 5 home starts this season. In his last 5 starts, Halladay is 3-2 with a 1.77 ERA. In 20 career games against Texas, Halladay is 7-7 with a 5.36 ERA.

Saturday, 7:10PM. Colby Lewis (4-4, 3.81 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (2-4, 3.84 ERA). In 4 road starts this season, the righty Lewis is 2-2 with a 2.61 ERA. In his last 4 starts, Lewis has posted a 3-1 record and a 1.67 ERA. Lee, the former Ranger, has a 6-3 record with a 5.55 ERA in 10 career starts against Texas. In 4 home starts this season, Lee is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA. Ian Kinsler is 9-for-20 (.450 avg) with a double and a triple in his career against Lee.

Sunday, 1:35PM. Matt Harrison (3-4, 4.27 ERA) vs. Roy Oswalt (3-1, 3.09 ERA). In his last 5 starts, the left-handed Harrison has posted a 0-4 record with a 7.03 ERA. Lefty hitting opponents are batting .318 against Harrison this season. In 12 career starts against Texas, Oswalt has a 4-6 record with a 4.54 ERA and a .290 batting average against. In 12 regular season starts at Citizens Bank Park, Oswalt 10-0 with a 2.23 ERA.


Through games played on Wednesday, Ian Kinsler was batting just .159 in 18 road games this season. In 3 career games against the Phils, Kinsler is 9-for-13 (.692 avg).

Michael Young is 35-for-113 (.310 avg) combined in his career against the Phillies' 3 scheduled starters in this series.

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz has blown a save in each of his last two outings. Feliz has a 1.26 ERA through 14 games this season.


Through games played Wednesday, Placido Polanco was batting .341 at home this season. In 25 career games against the Rangers, Polanco is a .298 hitter.

Ryan Madson is 2-0 with 7 saves and a 0.53 ERA in 17 games this season. Madson has a 4-4 record with 1 blown save and a 4.70 ERA in 36 career interleague games.

Ryan Howard is batting .161 in 17 May games.
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