Monday, April 23, 2012

Series Preview: Phillies at Diamondbacks, April 23-25

The Phillies (7-9) continue their road trip and stop in Arizona for a 3-game series against the Diamondbacks (8-8). 

In a match up of pitchers that are filling in for injured teammates, the Phillies will send right-hander Kyle Kendrick to the mound, while the D-Backs will counter with lefty Wade Miley. Each hurler will be making his first start of the year as the pair fills in for Cliff Lee and Daniel Hudson respectively.

Lee was placed on the disabled list on Saturday with an oblique strain, while Hudson was placed on the DL with a shoulder impingement following his last start. 

The Phillies were 3-3 against Arizona last year and lost 2 of 3 games at Arizona's Chase Field in 2011.

Monday, 9:40 PM.  Kyle Kendrick (0-0, 1.93 ERA) vs. Wade Miley (1-0, 3.12 ERA).  In 5 career games against the D-Backs, Kendrick has no decisions and a 4.56 ERA.  Miguel Montero is 4-for-6 with a double and a HR in his career against Kendrick.  In 3 career games at Chase Field, Kendrick has a 5.54 ERA and a .327 batting average against.  Miley was drafted 43rd overall as a supplemental pick by Arizona in 2008.  In 6 career games at Chase Field (3 starts), Miley is 3-0 with a 5.56 ERA. Miley has never faced the Phillies.

Tuesday, 9:40 PM.  Vance Worley (1-1, 2.37 ERA) vs. Josh Collmenter (0-1, 10.22 ERA).  Worley has thrown 3 scoreless innings in his career against Arizona.  In 2 road starts this year, Worley has posted a 0.69 ERA.  Collmenter has allowed 9 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings at home this year.  In 18 career games at Chase Field, Collmenter has posted a 9-5 record and a 3.92 ERA.

Wednesday, 3.40 PM.  Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.95 ERA) vs.Trevor Cahill (1-1, 2.84 ERA).  In 6 career starts against the D-Backs, Hamels has posted a 3-1 record with a 3.72 ERA.  All of Hamels' decisions against Arizona have occurred at Chase Field, where he sports a 3.71 ERA in 4 career games.  Ryan Roberts is 1-for-7 in his career against Hamels...that lone hit is a homerun.  Cahill earned a win in his only career appearance against the Phillies, allowing 1 earned run over 7 1/3 innings.  Cahill will be making just his 2nd career start at Chase his previous outing there, he took the loss while allowing 4 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched.  Jim Thome is 3-for-10 in his career against Cahill.

In 25 career games against Arizona, Carlos Ruiz has a .348 batting average with 5 doubles, 2 HR and 13 RBI.  Ruiz went 1-for-7 against the D-Backs last season.

Hunter Pence is a career .296 hitter with 4 HR in 33 games against the D-Backs.  Pence went 1-for-16 in the Phillies' previous series against the Padres.

Jimmy Rollins is a career .319 hitter against the D-Backs in 58 games.  Rollins is 5-for-38 (.132 avg) in 10 road games this season.

In 5 career outings against the Phillies, JJ Putz has no decisions, 1 save and a 1.29 ERA.  Putz has 50 saves and a 2.51 ERA in 67 games with Arizona.

Justin Upton is 8-for-39 (.205 avg) in 7 home games this season.  Upton is a .274 hitter with 2 HR in 18 career games against the Phillies.

Willie Bloomquist is hitless in 15 career at bats against the Phillies.  Bloomquist is batting .226 in 8 home games this season.


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