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Series Preview: Cardinals at Phillies, April 18-21

Here's a review of the pitching match ups and other key stats from the upcoming four-game series between the Cardinals and Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Thursday, 7:05 PM.  Adam Wainwright (2-1, 2.05 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (0-2, 7.56 ERA).  The righty Wainwright is 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA in nine career regular season outings against the Phils.  Wainwright has a 0.56 ERA in three career regular season games at Citizens Bank Park.  Jimmy Rollins is 7-for-20 (.350 avg) in his career against Wainwright.  In nine career regular season games against the Cardinals, Hamels has a 2-3 record with a 3.27 ERA.  Former Phillie Ty Wigginton is 5-for-9 (.556 avg) in his career against Hamels.

Friday, 7:05 PM.  Jaime Garcia (1-0, 1.86 ERA) vs. Roy Halladay (1-2, 7.63 ERA).  In seven career outings against the Phillies, Garcia has a 2-2 record and a 2.00 ERA.  Jimmy Rollins is 1-for-14 (.071 avg) in his career against Garcia.  In six regular season starts against St. Louis, Halladay has posted a 3-2 record with a 2.70 ERA.  Matt Holliday is 2-for-10 (.200 avg) in regular season action against Hamels.

Saturday, 7:05 PM.  Lance Lynn (2-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (2-0, 1.52 ERA).  Lynn, a righty, allowed four earned runs in five innings during his lone start against the Phils last season.  Ryan Howard is 2-for-3 against Lynn with a home run.  Lee is 3-2 with a 2.44 ERA in six career starts against the Cards.  Carlos Beltran is 3-for-19 (.158 avg) in his regular season career against Lee.

Sunday, 8:05 PM.  Jake Westbrook (1-1, 0.00 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (1-1, 5.40 ERA).  In five career regular season starts against the Phillies, Westbrook has a 2-1 record with a 4.39 ERA.  Westbrook has a 1-1 record with a 3.38 ERA in three career regular season starts at Citizens Bank Park.  Michael Young is 11-for-27 (.407 avg) with two doubles and a home run in his career against Westbrook.  In eight career appearances against St. Louis, Kendrick is 5-1 with a 2.68 ERA.  Matt Holliday is 2-for-18 (.111 avg) in his career against Kendrick.


David Freese is a .206 hitter in 10 career regular season games at Citizens Bank Park.  Freese is hitless in two road games this year.

Matt Holliday is 6-for-30 (.200 avg) in seven road contests this season.  Holliday has a .302 average with five homers in 24 regular season games at Citizens Bank Park. 

Pete Kozma is batting .321 with a homer and five RBI in seven road games this season. 

Ben Revere is batting .194 in 15 games this season.  In his career, Revere's batting average is 50 points higher when he bats second in the order (.307) than when he bats first in the order (.257).

In 53 regular season games against the Cards, Chase Utley is a .321 hitter with seven home runs and 36 RBI.  Utley is batting .273 in six home games this year.

In six career regular season games against St. Louis, Dominic Brown is 2-for-20 (.100 avg) with one RBI.  Brown is batting .182 with two homers in six home games this year.  The 25-year-old is set to have his back examined after feeling a pop during Wednesday's game.

Phillies lefty hurler John Lannan was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a knee issue.

Cardinals team runs scored- 79 (5th in MLB)
Phillies team runs scored- 52 (23rd in MLB)

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