Monday, June 6, 2011

Series Preview: Dodgers at Phillies, 6/6-6/8

No intro...just stats.

Dodgers (28-32, 3rd place NL West) at Phillies (35-24, 1st place NL East). Philadelphia won 4 of 6 meetings with Los Angeles last year.

Monday, 7:05PM. Ted Lilly (4-4, 4.22 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.94 ERA). In 6 career starts against the Phillies, Lilly has a 1-4 record with a 5.91 ERA. The left-handed Lilly is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his last 3 road starts this season. Lilly has a 7.16 ERA in 3 career starts at Citizens Bank Park. In 6 home starts this season, Lee has posted a 3-1 record and a 2.72 ERA. In his lone career start against the Dodgers, Lee allowed 1 earned run in 7 1/3 innings. Catcher Rod Barajas is 0-for-12 in his career against Lee.

Tuesday, 7:05PM. Rubby De La Rosa (1-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. Roy Oswalt (3-3, 2.70 ERA). Righty rookie De La Rosa will be making his first MLB start. Opponents are batting .176 against the 21-year-old De La Rosa in 5 innings for the Dodgers. In 8 starts with Class AA Chattanooga, De La Rosa had a 2-2 record with a 2.93 ERA and 52 strike outs in 40 innings. Oswalt, in 12 career games against the Dodgers, has an 8-3 record with a 2.84 ERA. In 3 home starts this season, Oswalt is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA. Matt Kemp is 0-for-8 in his career against Oswalt.

Wednesday, 7:05PM. Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 3.46 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (7-2, 2.83 ERA). Kuroda is 3-3 with a 2.95 ERA in 6 road starts this year. In 4 career regular season starts against Philadelphia, Kuroda is 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA and a .084 batting average against. In his last 3 starts, Kuroda is 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA. Hamels is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 4 career regular season starts against the Dodgers. In his last 4 home starts, Hamels is 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA. Andre Ethier has 1 hit in 10 regular season at bats against Hamels.


James Loney, in 30 career regular season games against Philadelphia, has posted a .357 batting average.

In 31 career regular season games against the Phillies, Andre Ethier has a .303 average and a .923 OPS. In 29 road games this season, Ethier is batting .347.

Matt Kemp's 48 RBI lead the National League. Kemp is batting .355 in 29 road games this season.

In 16 career regular season games against the Phillies, Jonathan Broxton has a 3-1 record with 1 save, 3 blown saves and a 6.19 ERA.

Placido Polanco has reached base, via hit or walk, in 10 straight games. 19.2% of Polanco's career homeruns have been hit at Citizens Bank Park, while only 11.4% of his career games played have been at CBP.

In 16 career regular season games against the Dodgers, Ryan Madson has a 1.98 ERA and a 1-0 record.

Shane Victorino has a .220 batting average in 33 regular season games against the team that drafted him in 1999, the Dodgers.

Dodgers team batting average- .251
Phillies team batting average- .250

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