Friday, August 10, 2012

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Phillies, August 10-12

It's not the usual full preview, but here is the pitching match up review for this weekend's Cardinals vs. Phillies series...

Friday, 7:05 PM. Kyle Lohse (12-2, 2.79 ERA) vs. Roy Halladay (5-6, 4.02 ERA).
The right-handed Lohse, a former Phillie, has posted a 6-0 record with a 2.52 ERA in his past 9 starts. In 10 regular season appearances at Citizens Bank Park, Lohse has a 3-1 record with a 3.52 ERA. Ryan Howard is 8-for-16 (.500 avg) with 2 HR in his regular season career against Lohse. Halladay is 1-1 with a 4.13 ERA in 4 starts since the All-Star break. In his lone start against the Cardinals this season, Halladay allowed 4 earned runs in just 2 innings of work. In 41 career regular season appearances at Citizens Bank Park, Halladay sports a 2.51 ERA.

Saturday, 7:05 PM. Jake Westbrook (11-8, 3.76 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (2-6, 3.78 ERA).
Westbrook is 4-0 with a 3.46 ERA in his last 4 starts. In 10 road starts this season, Westbrook has a 4-5 record with a 3.58 ERA. Jimmy Rollins is 6-for-12 (.500 avg) with a double in his career against Westbrook. In 8 home starts this season, Lee has a 0-4 record with a 4.53 ERA. Lee has a 6.14 ERA in his last 3 home starts. Carlos Beltran is 2-for-15 (.133 avg) with 2 doubles in his career against Lee.

Sunday, 1:35 PM. Lance Lynn (13-5, 3.52 ERA) vs. Vance Worley (6-7, 3.83 ERA).
Lynn, a rookie right-hander, is 7-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 13 road starts this season. In 5 starts since the All-Star break, Lynn has a 2-1 record with a 3.90 ERA. Lynn has never faced the Phillies before. In 10 home starts this season, Worley has a 2-4 record with a 5.05 ERA. In 5 starts since the All-Star break, Worley is 2-2 with a 4.71 ERA.

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